Hey Dude, give me five. Where's the happen'n?
The clipping above is from the newspaper series that Ruby McKim wrote and syndicated in the 1930s. Ruby's granddaughter's are re-issuing all of Ruby's patterns. Why not take a minute to visit the McKim's Studio (which they have resurrected as a website in the digital age) and read what they have added to our knowledge and understanding of Ruby's business and artistic history.
|Read more about the illustrator Steven Guarnaccia here and in other links below.|
What a joy it was to be exposed to the beauty of those old Greene & Greene homes at such an early age and to be able to visit in person so many of these early 20th century Craftsman homes.....just because I became an "adopted daughter" to our landlady, the wonderful Marie Duffy, teacher for many years in the Special Education program of the Pasadena School system. Marie had three sons but no daughter of her own and loved sharing her passion for these homes with me. I had grown up with parents who had taught us to love and respect well crafted arts of any form so it was a perfect fit.
It was sheer luck that we heard about Marie's above-ground basement apartment from friends of our. The rent was a mere $75 a month (we had been paying $125 elsewhere) and it was within two blocks of the corner of South Orange Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, where the annual Tournament of Roses Parade struts its stuff each year!
Wouldn't this make a cool child's quilt?!!
A Guarnaccia designed quilt would be a far cry from
this 1930s version in my collection! But every
design age has its pluses and minuses.
Do you have favorite children's illustrators whose books you are tempted by today?
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