Guest Artist


On the anniversary of the birth of the United States, I decided that a spot created by the immensely talented illustrator Amy Wummer captures the mood of John Adams’ directives to future Americans regarding this day: “It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade…”

This poor guy embodies the true, can-do spirit of America; he plows on even though he looks to be finished. Illustration is from the book titled Keesha’s Bright Idea, ©2008 Kane Press. Watercolors on bristol board.

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4 thoughts on “Guest Artist

  1. The first thing I thought of was the movie “Breaking Away”.

    Then I remembered when I was a cub scout and carried the flag in the 4th of July parade to the point of collapsing at the end from heat exhaustion. Today I couldn’t carry a tune without taking a breather.

    Here’s to the stamina and determination of youth!

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