Ever wonder what the character Juno would be like in the world of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh? Of course not, who thinks like that? I mean, besides me, while driving in the car one random day. I didn't draw this in the car, I'm pretty sure that would be as illegal as trying to text while driving, but the movie/children's book mashup stayed in my head long enough for me to see it through in the ol' sketchbook one afternoon. And so here it is!
So.... the Birdy's going to get all sentimental and mushy for a moment, but I became the very happy owner of a beautiful piece of jewelry. No, no, don't start the wedding bells chiming, I was just very surprised by a heartfelt gift by Mister Magpie, and best of all, it wasn't for any reason, it was simply Just Because. And we're not into big-gesture gifts, so this was especially heartfelt, and he picked a piece from one of my favorite Seattle jewelry designers, Erin Jane.
My name is the Jaunty Magpie... and I'm addicted to coffee table books. In my collection of giant photo books too large for an average bookshelf height (yay, vertical stacking!), I have books about old clocks, food/cooking, t-shirts, x-ray art, unusual record album designs, even books that aren't even in English but the illustrations are gorgeous -- and now I have another one to add to my book-cave, Barbara Barry's Around Beauty.