Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

It’s no secret that I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan — his art is wonderful, his lyrics fantastic, and his whimsy and fearless storytelling is something from which we all could learn.

Today’s post is in honor of what would have been the 108th birthday of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. 

This piece is actually very small — it might be 5″ X 7″, I don’t remember for certain.  It was created on a half of a page from an old sketchbook using a red calligraphy pen and a black Sharpie.  Again, my focus with mimicking Seuss is his dynamic use of lines and block color.

Happy Birthday to the Coolest Cat around! Thank you for your great stories, your inspiration, and your lasting legacy.

Abstraction: Mondrian Popcorn

This piece was one of the first I created when I first got my iPad back in 2010. (I have since upgraded to an iPad 2, but my first iPad was a 32 gig black 3G+WiFi model and I loved it dearly.)

I wanted to play with expressive lines and block color, rather like Mondrian if he was hyped up on Red Bull.

Created in Sketchbook Pro on iPad.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Target

As previously mentioned, I am a Facebook addict.  I enjoy following my friends and their adventures and seeing what photos they post and what new things (trivial or otherwise) are going on in their lives.

The other day, this pops up on my newsfeed:

Which pleases me to no end. I’m so proud of my friend for following her artistic instincts!

The comments that followed cracked me up as well.  I guess, in my own little crazy way, I’m making an inspiring difference in the art world of my friends. Life is hip! 🙂