I'm working on some drawings, but nothing ready to share yet. So I thought I'd show the book I just read. Virginia Lee Burton, A Life in Art by Barbara Elleman is full of Virginia's art, photos of her, and info about her life. I'm a big fan of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House. It was great to read about their development and the ways Virginia's life influenced her stories.
In addition to her children's books, she and her group of design students and friends called the Folly Cove Designers made beautiful fabric patterns with linoleum prints on cloth. They carved a lot of large prints and it must have been a huge undertaking to print that much fabric! I guess they started out printing on the floor by laying the fabric down, putting the inked block upside-down and stomping on it. Eventually they got a press. Here's a print of the creative process.
I really loved the photos of Virginia also. Here's one of her with her two sons looking at a painting she did on the wall. What a wonderful, vibrant artist she was!
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