The urge to draw became so strong this past week, I actually set this journal aside for a couple of days just to spend time in my sketchbooks. I was sick of gluing and craved the scritch-scratch of pen and pencil. There is simplicity, power, and purity in drawing what I see, no matter how imperfect the results. I'll keep working on projects currently in process, collage-based or not, but Snippets will be my last hurrah as far as collage is concerned. (I felt so relieved when I typed those words just now...sigh...)
I also want to note that the wonderful little girl leaping through the June 16th entry is by the one and only Mary Blair. I have a reproduction copy of the Little Golden Book she illustrated titled Fly and I just had to pair the cover image with that incredible poem "Wild Child" by Lauri Rose. I added the tiny heart sticker to Mary's illustration but beyond that, left it as it was. I thought those two works of art were destined to go together.