Thursday, May 01, 2014

Overheard at a craft show

I've been at shows the last two weekends and one of my favorite parts is the conversations I have with customers. I get so many great book recommendations and suggestions of artists and illustrators to check out, I thought it would be fun to share some of those here.

The first is Ben's Dream. I knew of Chris Van Allsburg's work, but did not know this book — nor did I know he is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. You may know his work from Polar Express or Jumanji, but this book is a true gem.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman is another fun kids' book recommendation that I loved. I also get to have lots of discussion of the work of Shel Silverstein and Raold Dahl — two of my serious heroes! 

But I also hear about all different topics you can't even imagine. Someone told me I just had to see the George Harrison documentary. Someone else was reminded by my work of this album cover:

I also take little notes about these conversations and sometimes they make no sense to me later. For example, I wrote down, "James Fenimore Cooper's daughter." I quick Google search has not helped me with the relevance of that one.

I love having this conversations and can't wait to talk to you!