“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”
– Carl Sandburg
A Very Tall Birdthday Cake – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink
Tall is the word this week at Illustration Friday. Who wouldn’t love a very tall Birdthday cake with a rooster on top. I painted this card for my friend Teresa. The flowers and the rooster were from two different reference photos by Lin at WetCanvas. I had so much fun painting this for my very special friend.
About Carl Sandburg
American poet, songwriter, and journalist Carl Sandburg played an essential role in the Chicago renaissance of the early twentieth century. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for poetry and one as a historian. He was born in Illinois in 1878. When he was 19, he hopped a westbound train and lived as a hobo. His poetry is filled with slang and the language of ordinary Americans. His publications include Chicago Poems, Cornhuskers, and the children’s series, Rootabaga Stories. He died in 1967.