Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inspired by Dr Seuss

If you´re from the U. S., you probably know Dr Seuss, but if you´re from Germany, you probably don´t - in spite of his German name. In fact, there are only four of his books available in German translations, but I´m sure that you know some of his characters like The Grinch, Lorax or Horton, the elephant.
Did you know that Dr Seuss (1904-1991) even appears in the lyrics of the REM song "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" (with today´s U. S. pronunciation, though his name originally rhymed with "voice")?
Typically, Theodor Seuss Geisel used black and white with only one or two colours, many animal characters, and rhymed verses that are easy to read for beginners. And in contrary to a lot of German children´s books, his stories aren´t moralizing but celebrating fun. So what´s not to love about him? That´s the reason why I´ve picked "Inspired by Dr Seuss" as this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge: I ask you to capture the essence of his work but use your own images and not his - copyrighted! - images. Be inspired by his verses, quotes, characters and style! (Of course you can use those lovely U. S. postage stamps or even those few rubber stamps with his images, if you´re so lucky to own them.) Or just google his quotes and illustrate one of them - it´s up to you.
My sample card is a mixture of the above mentioned as I used one of his quotes, two of the postage stamps dedicated to him, and characters from his book "The Cat in the Hat" (in my own interpretation, using rubber stamps from Brett Weldele/Stampers Anonymous, PSX, My Favorite Things, Aladine/Stampo and Crafty Individuals and a hat image from Pixel Music), and I tried to use the same colours as this particular book.
I can´t wait to see your Dr Seuss cards this week!

3 comments:

peggy gatto said...

What fun, a great challenge!!

Deann said...

I agree with Peggy a great challenge and I adore your Cat in the Hat stamp work.

Anonymous said...

Oh The places you ll go! Als großer Dr. Seuss Fan kann ich nur glücklichst dein gelungenes ATC anhimmeln. SOOO Schön! DANKE! Judith XXX