Mindless Munkey sent me a nice email today alerting me to the following clip and hoping I liked it:
I do, MM, I do. It's very cute.
Actually, it was mucking around with letters like this (but in the more static form of prints) that led me to the creation of the Ampersand Duck:
I was designing a children's book for the Noma Concours Book Illustration competition, something we were encouraged to do every two years as students in the Graphic Investigations Workshop.
Here's another duck, this time with a balloon:
I printed these (and other things like birds and fish and aliens and circus performers) onto very bright monoprinted backgrounds, so no two prints were the same. Monoprinting is something I love to do, because it makes each print unique. One day I'll have time to play with it again.
Anyhoo, those little ducks stuck in my head, flapping about a bit for a few years until I had to make up a blog name, and then they quacked as loud as they could to be remembered. And here we are.
Thanks for thinking of me, MM. Much appreciated.