We were doing ERB testing today, and I had a lot of time when I was at my desk but couldn’t really get too absorbed in any one project or lose track of what was going on around me. As a result, I had some time to work on this … sketch? painting? drawing based on the cover of Maurice Sendak’s book, In the Night Kitchen. I wanted to do something to honor this great children’s author, and celebrate his life, and what he meant to me.
Made with Paper
Maurice Sendak died. I saw that Paper was ‘sponsoring’ a memorial for him, and I figured I’d join in the mourning.
As a kid, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Sendak on several occasions. My mother worked for Farrar Strauss and Giroux, his hardcover publishing company, and I shook his hand and thanked him for his books and the difference they made in my life, when I was still only under ten years old.
I think. I have to admit the memories are a little fuzzy. But this book that was my favorite is this one, In the Night Kitchen, published in 1970, the year I was born.