Willy Pogany

One of my favorite book illustrators is Willy Pogany, so I thought I would write up a post with some of his work; you can see his illustrations in the Turkish Fairy Tales unit for class. You can read more about him at Wikipedia.

Monsters in America

I really enjoyed this "Monsters in America" map: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States Featuring Legendary Creatures From Across America. The map is by Hog Island Press, and I found it here at Laughing Squid. Here's the full-sized view.

William Blake: Dante Illustrations

This is an illustration for Dante's Inferno by the astounding British artist, William Blake (1757-1827); you can find out more about Blake at Wikipedia, and here is a lovely article at BrainPickings about Blake and Dante: William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Here are some of my favorites:

The Vision of the Three Beasts

The Stygian Lake, with the Ireful Sinners Fighting


The Circle of the Lustful


OU Campus Sculptures

Here's a guide from the FJJ Museum of Art to Sculptures on the OU Campus.

page 1: left
page 1: right

page 2: left

page 2: right

Denslow's Mother Goose

The featured book at the Freebookapalooza today is Denslow's Mother Goose, so I decided to make an animated gif with some of the rhymes! You can find even more rhymes in the Nursery Rhyme section of the UnTextbook. :-)

Here are the rhymes I decided to include; see the Freebookapalooza for a complete list:

Hey! diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed to see such sport.
And the dish ran after the spoon.

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down, and broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after.

Little Boy Blue, come blow up your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow in the corn.

There was a fat man of Bombay,
Who was smoking one sunshiny day,
When a bird called a snipe,
Flew away with his pipe,
Which vexed the fat man of Bombay.

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig:
Ride to market to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

The man in the moon,
Came down too soon,
To inquire his way to Norwich.
He went by the south,
And burnt his mouth
With eating cold pease porridge.

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor Robin do then?
Poor thing!
He'll sit in a barn,
And to keep himself warm,
Will hide his head under his wing,
Poor thing!

Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl,
And if the bowl had been stronger,
My song would have been longer.