Archive for February 17th, 2011
Wayne Thiebaud is one of my favorite artists. It was fun to find an article about the artist and his work in Smithsonian Magazine and revisit a Singable Picture Book in my collection, discover that another can be sung, and CREATE a book to sing using Thiebaud’s DELICIOUS art!
Smithsonian Magazine published an article about Wayne Thiebaud in its February 2011 issue:
A YouTube video to accompany the Smithsonian Magazine article:
Enjoy as study of this painting and read more about the artist from the NGA Classroom:
A Ten Point bio of Wayne Thiebaud here,
New York Times slide show for Susan Goldman Ruban’s Book DELICIOUS
This website collects up all online museum collections of Wayne Thiebaud:
A bio and selection of artwork here:
CBS Sunday Morning on Thiebaud:
Link to PDF images of Chronical Books’ publication of “DELICIOOUS” about Thiebaud’s art, by Susan Goldman Rubin:
My collection of Singable Picture Books includes this rendition of “America the Beautiful” which is illustrated with Thiebaud artwork,
O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
(America the Beautiful)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Art by Wayne Thiebaud
Edited by Sara Jane Boyer
It was also fun to discover this book in my daughter’s library, which you can sing to the tune of “Twinkle Little Star,”
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud
Words by Susan Goldman Rubin
Illustrated with Artwork by Wayne Thiebaud
Sing to the Tune of Twinkle Little Star
I love to hear an artists work described in a way that nutshells my grandest hopes for “Sing Books,”
“His work is about celebrating the art of living”
Allan Stone, Thiebaud’s first art dealer on CBS Sunday Morning, May 10, 2008
I really do think that anyone who sings a book with a child (enjoying the synthesis of picture art, music, instruments, words, voice, and audience, quality time and LOVE) is celebrating, enriching and practicing the fine art of living.
Thiebaud himself said, “If we don’t have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective.” Making it all fun is part of the journey as well.
PS: It just so happens that today (February 17, 2011) is my daughter Eloise’s birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELOISE!
I sincerely hope that Mr. Thiebaud won’t mind (he is one of my favorite artists), but I made a booklet using online images of his DELICIOUS artwork so that kids can sweetly sing the Happy Birthday song.
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated with Online Artwork by Wayne Thiebaud
Booklet Assembled by Emily
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS: