I'm trying to pin a few of them down. Hope to see you there. I'm so glad they found each other. Time stood still for a second while I fell in love, then I had to catch my train. Congratulations to the happy couple. This could well be one of those times. Brooklyn, New York Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites.
I'm delighted to be part of the inaugural , presented by McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. I'll be posting more details soon. I also love a Northern Hemisphere glittery, snowy Christmas, much as I miss the beach and bush and frangipani and mangoes of an Australian Christmas. Mark Twain called it, India! I can't imagine all the things we'll see, but we'll be documenting with camera and pencils, and I'll try to post some of it here, and on and. Whigby is crisp, tailored, torn and tattered. And I can't guarantee refreshments, Thank you all for your kind emails and comments about the on my other blog.
Photo courtesy Mary Costa I have been on the road a bit lately. Since then a hurricane has come and gone in my neck of the coast, leaving thousands of people sifting through sludge, and relying on bottled water and huddling under borrowed blankets. I probably won't be speaking that whole time. Oh, and if you are one of the people who emailed asking if I might ever be in a place where they might also be, and if one of us you had the subway poster and the other me had a pen, if I might sign the said poster, then Yes! It's a celebration of Missed Connections spot our bear? I'll be telling some stories from the subway and signing copies of Missed Connections around 4pm this Sunday, April 14. The first day home I visited the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn and shared pictures and stories with first, second and third graders. With a few twists and addenda and flights of fancy.
Then I thought of a Plan. I'll make you do some of the talking too. Hope to see you there! And now, tomorrow I am off to India. I visited the Gates Foundation in Seattle to open the exhibit, , and was at the conference in Redmond to talk to - and draw with - children's book authors and illustrators, and to the in Atlanta, to speak about measles during World Immunization Week. . I have just made an edition of 50 numbered, signed prints of the 50 whales, ships and icebergs for sale in my. I haven't illustrated a Missed Connection in a while, but I couldn't resist the following: Grand Central, You and Me Friday evening I was racing through the Main Concourse and you were there standing still, staring up at the stars.
This is a reprise of the sold out! And then hopefully we'll all gather our books and head out to the main concourse at 8pm for a great big spontaneous missed connection en masse. I'm quite serious about this. Doing a store window display was a childhood fantasy come true and I thank for letting me loose behind their glass. My daughter, Olive and I will be accompanying the Measles and Rubella Initiative and Unicef on a mission to Uttar Pradesh to observe routine immunizations. I'm going to be there to talk a bit about the subway poster and sign posters too and Alan Feuer will read his very funny Missed Connections poems, and there will be refreshments suited to the occasion. There's a Missed Connections Valentine's Day Party at Grand Central this year! It's not even a guilty pleasure, I have no guilt where glitter is concerned.
Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I have never been to India, but have wanted to go for ever. You had a book in your hand. Print number 1 will be auctioned at the as part of their Moby Dick marathon next weekend. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the Design Company, Whigby, on a series of.
Whigby adds to the pleasure of giving and receiving. Click on the poster above for event details. Whigby is about concealment and revealment. I even snuck Ahab in there. Or an en masse unmissed connection. A week later this usually resilient city is still reeling. You can find the cards by clicking the image above, and find out more about Whigby.
Since this blog began four years ago, I have sent prints of these Missed Connections drawings all over the world, to Brazil and Israel, Greece and Argentina, Zimbabwe, Australia, Iceland. Grand Central on February 14th. Whigby is memorable, forgettable, timeless and ephemeral. . .
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