Dragons, Dragons

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons

Eric Carle’s Dragons, Dragons is a wonderful collection of mythical creatures with poems from a myriad of authors, appealing to children (and adults) of all ages. Carle’s signature artwork perfectly compliments the beautiful prose, bringing these imaginative words to life and inspiring creativity in both writing and art.

Since the November theme for Families Create was rhyme and verse, I thought this favorite book was perfect. After reading it with my children, they were all inspired to spend several hours drawing their own dragons and mythical creatures, including the following one:

 

mother and child…

When I was dealing with the struggles of getting my daughter to nurse, I told myself that someday, when we were happily nursing away without issues any longer, I would celebrate by purchasing something special. I wasn’t certain what exactly would commemorate such a special occasion until the day I saw Gustav Klimt’s print, Mother and Child. The print spoke to me and felt so right. While it isn’t specifically a nursing print, it reminds me of the contentment felt by mother and child after nursing. The little girl in the print even reminded me of my daughter at that age. We have this framed and hanging in our home. Everyone who sees it feels a need to comment on what a lovely print it is.

Mother and Child (detail from The Three Ages of Woman), c.1905 Art Print