Channeling Seuss

                                          O I do love the Seuss.

And for that I need no excuse.

I would hope you do too,

and if it is not that you do,

you must be a silly old goose. 

To wit: 

1) I own this book and have actually read much of it!

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A self-portrait

A self-portrait

Some early characters

Some early characters

2) I have a French version of a favorite that is in my collection of foreign picture books. I bought it in a Paris children's bookstore. 

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3) To these, I would say OH yeah! 

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4) I attended a special exhibit of Theodor Geisel's early and wide-ranging, art not found in children's picture books. A bit wicked here and there. Here are some I saw. 

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Can't remember this piece's name but it referred to Joseph's coat. 

Can't remember this piece's name but it referred to Joseph's coat. 

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5) I made some new Dr. Seussy characters from my stash of sidewalk cracks. Carla Sonheim posts monthly sidewalk cracks here, and I have been know to be snapping my own on strange streets, too. These are the two I created today with Procreate on the iPad. Simply adding red and white stripes seem to give them a Seussian look. 

This was the crack I used....

This was the crack I used....

What do you think I should call it? 

What do you think I should call it? 

When I turned it upside down, I saw this exhausting Seussian. He really needs long legs but I ran out of real estate. Really long legs. 

When I turned it upside down, I saw this exhausting Seussian. He really needs long legs but I ran out of real estate. Really long legs. 

But ones I have already created (for an upcoming zine I will share with you later) already seem to me quite fitting for a Dr. Seuss, don't you agree? 

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Many moons ago, a 5th grader came up with The Stoodle. I think it belongs to the Seussian Collection, too. I have kept originals (with student permission) or copies of creative work from students, the most creative people I know. 

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