Sunday, August 9, 2009

We've spent the last 3 days in a fitful haze of high temperatures and sleepless nights. Our little man had a bad reaction to the 12 months (yes, we're a little belated) vaccinations. He seems to be on the mend today so I'm keeping everything crossed and praying his temperature stays down and he has a restful midday sleep.

To take the edge off things, we spent the morning flicking through the pages of this gorgeous book, All In A Day, by Cynthia Rylant. The Illustrations are by Nikki McClure, a self taught artist. She has been making paper-cuts since 1996 and each illustration is cut from black paper using an X-Acto knife. She does not erase anything...which means if she makes a mistake, while cutting out the image initailly illustrated, Nikki makes it up as she goes along. If you follow the lines in the illustrations you'll be able to see that each one forms a continuous piece making the paper lace-like as the image appears. Incredible.
It's a simple book with a simple message about living each day and making it count. It's as pleasing for the grown up....(maybe even a little more so) it is for the child.

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