Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Seuss quote - Blog Challenge Day Two

March 31 Day Blog Challenge sponsored by Artcademy

Day Two

It's Dr. Seuss's birthday! Share your favorite Dr. Seuss quote and ask your readers to do the same. 

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, the Places You'll Go! I decided to make an art journal page using the color scheme and theme of his illustrations. I wrote my thoughts on a piece of violet colored paper using different colored ink for different aspects of the book I was thinking about. I then ripped them and pasted them down adding paint for the background. I punched out circles and added paint. I chose circles to mirror Dr. Seuss's circles on the cover. 

On page two Seuss writes:

"You have brains in your head. 
You have feet in your shoes. 
you can steer yourself
any direction you choose. 
You're on your own. And you know what you know. 
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."

This is a children's book, or is it?
This is the perfect book for the artist on a journey.
My sister bought a copy of this book for me when I achieved my Master's degree and began my career as a children's librarian. 

And the words still resonate. 
And I still need the message. 
Maybe you do too. 

(Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Random House, New York, 1990.)

I'd love to hear your favorite Dr. Seuss quote in my comments! Wishing you strength for the journey and lovely experiences along the way. 

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