Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Homeschool Holidays

Over the weekend I discovered the artwork of Rima Staines, a talented illustrator who’s blog takes “art and adventure” to a whole new level. She lives in a Gypsy Caravan.

Life on the road... Anna and I recently managed to take our own troop of performing mice on a Homeschool Holiday (or “field trip” in the vernacular) to the Smithsonian museums in DC. The highlights were definitely the Butterfly Exhibit at the Natural History Museum (free on Tuesday!) and the Pompeii Exhibit at the National Gallery. Now the edges of my world have sprawled out into the realms of the Pink Fairy Armadillos. Just days ago I would have insisted that you were making those things up.

Finally, I just read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and it was really, really great. Now sketches.

One of the above mentioned performing mice:

My own hand (in a fanciful sleeve):


Ry Guy said...

Check your links; I think you did them wrong.

Ben Hatke said...

I sure seems like I did, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

Ben Hatke said...

Okay, I did fix the links.

Rima said...

Hello .. how lovely to stumble across this!
Thank you! What a great place you have here... love that hand drawing! :)
Bests from the house on wheels

Ben Hatke said...

Woah! Rima!

What a treat to find this comment from you. I've been following your blog and meaning to leave a comment.

I am a big fan of the house on wheels... and your lovel illustrations.

Cor Mariae said...

is that your right hand? which means that you draw with your left hand? that's interesting--I never thought about that before... :)

Ben Hatke said...

I am indeed left handed. Sinister, in fact.

Cor Mariae said...

lol. ;D I didn't think it was sinister just interesting. ;)

um...I can't view the link---did you mean for me to? :-/

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