|From the 2005 edition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style|
I was reading the new issue of O (October issue), which is great by the way and on page 62, under Live Your Best Life is an article about Maira Kalman. I don't know if I have been living under a rock or what but I can't remember having come across her work before. I know I must have. Regardless. I was instantly taken by her work.
And if you have been following along here, well you know that when I get excited about an artist I love to share.
She works in gouache. She writes. Paints New Yorker covers. She illustrates books. According to O, there is a retrospective of her art in San Francisco until the end of October. Then it si coming to LA and then to NY. I LOVE her color sense and her sense of whimsy and style.
To find out more:
Her site: http://www.mairakalman.com/home.html
Her talk on TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/maira_kalman_the_illustrated_woman.html
An interview on Barnes and Noble: http://media.barnesandnoble.com/?&fr_story=d290751d18b56bf0ae46a4a8ed5542c6edb4ef7a
P.S. If you have the time. DO LISTEN to these. So many good points she made. Keep working, don't think while creating.