Wednesday, January 1, 2020

What You Need to be Warm by Neil Gaiman

I thought that this poem by Neil Gaiman was so lovely that I made drawings to go with it. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year my friends.



















Saturday, September 21, 2019

Checking in. How are you?

Hello and hello! How are you?

Had my first radiation appointment this week. 

My 80th doctor visit of the year. I should be done by Thanksgiving WoOt! 

Please admire my bunny butt hair.:-)






 All in all, things are going great. 
I am so extremely grateful for my super family, friends and all the love and friendship there is in the world. 

Best thoughts,

Marilyn.

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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. ~ Mark Twain


Monday, November 26, 2018

Inktober

Last month I to part in Inktober, where artists all over the world do a drawing every day. It was great fun and quite a challenge.

If you would like to see the full set they are all posted on Instagram at
https://www.instagram.com/thetoymakers/

Wishing you a creative week,

Marilyn.











Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alice

I am missing Alice Provensen, who would have been 100 years old today. She was an amazing illustrator of children's books and my friend,



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Midsummer Paint

I've been painting a lot this summer here and there. I think I need a tropical vacation. :-)






I can't seem to be able to reply to blog posts for some reason. I hope your summer is going well,

Marilyn.

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If we give ourselves half an hour a day
with our creativity,
our dreams, our music,
the soul becomes quiet.
We are in our body
and we feel nourished. 


Marion Woodman

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer is a coming in...

It's June and summer is rolling in. Just one more day and the hub is on vacation. WoOt!

I painted a couple of little boxes for my growing Tiny Book collection.




 
And I baked a loaf of rye bread for my yoga potluck.


Last Sunday I had a lovely day visiting my friend Karen Provensen along with 25 other artists and fans of her parents Martin and Alice. Karen had covered every table in her house with wonderful piles of art from the hundreds of children's books that they illustrated. It was glory.

Mister Mischief got into the attic through a vent on the roof. It took me an hour to get him out and there was much howling and crying from both parties.


 I drove the boy to summer school because his car was in the shop. He was looking rather rockstar.

 

Here's the lid to one of the Tiny Book boxes....

Hope you are having a creative week!

Best thoughts,

Marilyn.

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Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
~ Vera Nazarian


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tiny Sketchbooks

I’ve been listening to audio books while obsessively making tiny books out of scrap paper and painting little pictures inside. 

Here’s instructions on how to make your own…
http://www.thetoymaker.com/Toypages2/101TinyBooks/101TinyBooks.html
 


Wishing you a creative week, Marilyn.

I want you to promise me that you will pick one small, seemingly insignificant thing in your life that you will care about passionately as a craft. It doesn’t matter what it is, but I want [you] to promise that you’ll pick one thing. Whenever you are feeling uninspired about your own life, you will turn to this art that you’ve chosen and do it with as much passion as you can muster ~ Jan Guenther Brau