Friday, January 30, 2009

Maira Kalman is Queen of My Dreamworld.

Okay, I'm Queen. She's artist laureate. At any rate, Maira Kalman is back the last Friday of each month in the NYTimes' visual column, "And The Pursuit of Happiness." Click here for it. She's one of my all-time favorite artists and street philosophers. She has the best take on everything and her observational skills are beyond compare. If you have kids or just haven't decided what you want to be when you grow up, I besiege and beseech you to find a copy of "Chicken Soup, Boots" and get reading. Or if you insist on being a grown-up, get thee to a Barnes & Noble or local bookseller and purchase a copy of "The Principles of Uncertainty."

I also found an interview with her on a blog called "Inspiration Boards." Go here to read it.

Paul Pincus recently did a post on her here. Actually, you have to scroll down to January 8. Do it. It is where I stole my new icon. I hope that's okay with Maira, actually.

You can also find her here at the Julie Saul Gallery.

She seems to be all over the place lately and I couldn't be happier. Let's spread the joy.

Thanks to Hollister Hovey for alerting me personally to this on her blog.

A happy, colorful, quirky weekend to all.


vicki archer said...

These drawings are fantastic - thanks for the links. Love your Zhivago (one of my all time favourites) header by the way, xv.

Raina Cox said...

Oh, that made me smile. Thanks for introducing me to her talent.

hmstrjam said...

i just posted about this too! love it!!

hmstrjam said...

ps i love your icon, didn't know it was maira, cool!

Paul Pincus said...

thank you for the mention : )

she's so charming and wise. lethal combination!

ps i love love love your email me. icon / image!

Pigtown*Design said...

I posted this, too! Great minds and all...

Anonymous said...

Going to have to check this out, post haste.

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