Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Farewell Mr. Sendak..

My personal thank you for Chicken Soup with Rice, one of my most favorite books of my childhood. Thanks, Mr. Sendak.

It was and still is an honor for me to pay tribute to Mr. Sendak at the wonderful Terrible Yellow Eyes blog by Cory Godbey.

Thank you, my dear blog friends, for your wonderful visits and comments..I hope you are all doing well! ~ Shirley


  1. What a tragedy...a lot of great artist left this year alone :(
    Hope you're doing great Shirley...have a lovely week ahead! xox

  2. My favorite book illustrated by Maurice Sendak is Isaw Esau. His illustrations of a collection of rhymes edited by Iona and Peter Opie are some of the most darling images.

    "I saw Esau kissing Kate,
    The fact is we all three saw;
    For I saw him,
    And he saw me,
    And she saw I saw Esau."

    This book was a gift to me by my sister in New Jersey during one of her visits with us.

    My favorite Sendak illustration is that of a mother carrying a baby, it starts raining and the mother protects the baby from the rain by forming an arch with her arm and then she turns into a tree with a canopy! How genius!!!

    Long live Maurice Sendak!

  3. Haha! I remember that illustration! I need to read that book this evening.

    Ah no more beetles in my tea
    making googly eyes at me.

    I can't remember the rhyme about Grace ah yes,

    Grace is a girl who needs to wash her face!

    What makes this rhymes darling are Sendak's illustrations!!!

  4. Eh, I need to get back to this beast of a rule.:(

    Break over.

  5. These are wonderful pieces, Shirley. Wow. Yes, we'll all miss him. Your illustrations are just as good, if not better! :D xo

  6. It is indeed a sad day for illustration. I was actually looking at your illustrations on the Terrible Yellow Eyes tribute site earlier today.
    I'm sure Mr Sendak was thrilled to see so many artists interpret his works and share their images there. You were part of that wonderful moment :o)

  7. Aaah, Shirley. Sad day. May Mr. Sendak be sailing away to be the king of all things mischievous and whimsical and slightly naughty. He has been a part of so many of our lives. I've always loved these paintings of yours. They, like him, are timeless.


  8. And what a beautiful and poignant tribute it is, Shirley! I'm sure Mr. Sendak is smiling widely and beaming with pride as he down upon your lovely illustrations! :)

  9. What an awesome tribute! Its crazy how many of us artists he has inspired and will continue to because of amazing works like these. :)

  10. Bellísima interpretación. Saludos desde Colombia.

  11. awesome illos Shirley! love the expressions and color palette you've used! he inspired us so much with this world he created! <3

  12. Too bad, I read the news.
    yours is a great tribute to one great creative sensibility, shaped like a human being :)

  13. Such a loss! I'm glad other people appreciated Maurice as much as I did. Beautiful tribute and paintings!

  14. What a wonderful tribute! And what an enormous loss. He touched SO many people's childhoods, and will continue to do so, I'm sure...

  15. I really love these Shirley. They are a wonderful tribute. Myles has been talking about him all day! We heard it on the radio so all day today he has asked everyone "did you know that Maurice Sendak died?" You should see the looks on peoples faces when they hear a four year old ask that.

  16. Wonderful homage to the Great Mr. Sendak!

  17. Love them so much,Shirley!!!! I personally love the third one the most!! They are gorgeous!!!! Mr. Sendak is one of my all time favorite children book illustrator,and author,and he will always be! I am so sad to learn that he passed away. It is so nice of you to pay tribute these to him! You rock! ^___^

  18. I was very saddened, too. It was one of my favorite childhood books, too - as well as my hubby's. And I did very much love the film adaptation from three years ago. Mr. Sendak will never be forgotten - his magic will always live on. I just adore your tribute art!!!


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