How better to commemorate pop culture and children's books than with strangely resilient marshmallow confections? That's Nerdalicious! pointed us in the direction of Sugar Swings (run by Michelle Clausen), where many a bunny has been transformed. Click through for the sugary goodness.
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is reported to have died today of complications arising from a stroke. Sendak was a largely self-taught illustrator and writer of children's books, best known for his 1963 publication Where the Wild Things Are. At a time when stories for children were boring, whitewashed affairs, Sendak injected elements of menace and the bizarre.
In case you wanted to start off the year by being inspired by someone infinitely creative -- and pulls no punches -- here is an interview with illustrator/author Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are, as if we even needed to remind you). He discusses what his priorities are as an artist, what inspired him as a kid, and what he tells people who ask him why he didn't write Where the Wild Things Are 2.
(via The Uniblog)
HALLOWEEN IS THE GREATEST HOLIDAY OF ALL TIME. There. I said it. Being a kid at heart, I will celebrate Halloween the rest of my life the same way I did when I was ten, but some of you grown-ups out there might need a little reminder of just how awesome this day really is. Here are some fantastic homemade costumes for kids and bravo to the creative parents who put them together.