maira kalman & daniel handler

CONGRATULATIONS to Erika Rier… a copy of this lovely book is coming your way! {thanks to everyone that entered… and I hope that some of you made it to MoMA yesterday for the event on the lawn!}






I love this, probably because I love New York based artist/illustrator Maira Kalman so much, not to mention my love for vintage photographs of girls standing on lawns… oh, and would you look at that, that’s the name of the beautiful book that Maira Kalman and writer Daniel Handler {a.k.a. Lemony Snicket} created together! The first, very poetic, page reads:

One morning
we found some photographs.
One morning
these girls stood on lawns.
We looked at the pictures,
and we got to work.
There’s no use standing around.
You should do something.
This is the whole thing.

That really is the whole thing, isn’t it… LOVE! On Sunday, June 1 at MoMA {who actually published this little gem}, Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler will celebrate their new book, Girls Standing on Lawns, with a garden party featuring 1930s-style Parisian jazz from the Hot Club of Flatbush. From 3-5 p.m. in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. {Free with Museum admission}

ps. I have a copy of this book for myself, and… I have one to give away! Leave a comment below and I’ll draw one name on Monday morning at 8am PST. Good luck!

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comments (179)

  1. Johanna B. /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:05am

    so in love with these!

  2. Weichen Zhou /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:23am

    These look great! Loved A Series of Unfortunate Events!

  3. Caitlin /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:38am

    Maira Kalman – I just adore her.

  4. Jana /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:44am

    These are great! Love the frilly-panty headstand!

  5. Ashley Viens /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:50am

    The one wearing a “rabbit” costume crouching on the ground….so awesome.

  6. brandi marie /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:02am

    Oh to go to that party!! Clearly, I need this book! :)

  7. deniz /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:11am

    Look at the eyes of every girl.
    Love the one with the dogs.

  8. Alex D. /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:15am

    Such a great book! I love Maria Kalman’s art.

  9. Arlene Sy /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:20am

    Oh wow! And, a garden party! I love Maira Kalman even more now. Such gorgeous new work!

  10. Charise Harper /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:24am

    I’m such a fan of hers. I like everything she does.

  11. Barbara P /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:25am

    Beautiful work – worthy of halls and walls, as well as pages in a book.

  12. Cindy-Wynne /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:25am

    love the head stand!

  13. mark brown /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:26am

    love love love maira kalman. beautiful!

  14. Marina /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:28am

    what a beauty!

  15. Kate /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:32am

    This book looks amazing – love the paintings!

  16. Sheryl Kessler /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:36am

    I love Maira Kalman’s work!! and would love to have a copy of this book!!! thank you for offering your precious second copy!

  17. Erin W /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:46am

    Love!

  18. alicia /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:46am

    I love these talented ladies, the illustrations are beaaaautiful <3

  19. Kelly /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:46am

    Maira Kalman is amazing!

  20. Sarah Winn /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:48am

    Love these!

  21. GiGi Don Diego /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:52am

    Wow! I am in love!!! I would <3 <3 <3 a copy of this super cool book!!!!!!!!

  22. Marian Richardson /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:54am

    If I could be any artist on the planet, I’d want to be Maira. I love how she makes books that dip into her soul and show a glimmer of the joyousness and curiosity that live there. I already own her “Principles of Uncertainty” and illustrated versions of “Elements of Style” and Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules”. She rocks!

  23. Elissa S Nesheim /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:59am

    Love love love these paintings! Such humor and fun… These are just gorgeous.

  24. stacey jones /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:01am

    Yes yes yes! Must must have! Love staring at and disecting Maria Kalman’s work!

  25. Chen Zhi Lin /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:03am

    Ahhh hope to win this <3

  26. Claire /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:03am

    This is just great. I want to see more!

  27. Patricia Escarcega /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:04am

    Pure dreaminess. The images are nostalgic without being sentimental. I just moved to an old house on a dirt lot. This inspires me to grow a summer lawn, so I can be a girl standing on a lawn. :)

  28. Delphine /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:09am

    Ouw yay ! Seems so funny and so muuuuch colors !
    Kisses from France *

  29. nicola /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:09am

    If you give me a copy of the book I will send you a picture of me standing on my lawn with it. Ha! :-)

  30. Allyn Howard /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:10am

    I love Maira’s work and Daniel is so funny! Thanks so much for posting about the garden party at MOMA, also. Will try to make it, sounds great :) Love your blog! This book looks awesome – hope I win!!

  31. Carol Upston /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:12am

    I’m pretty sure I’m a girl whose stood on lawns. A lot of lawns. I look forward to seeing this work.

  32. Nancy Hartley /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:12am

    I love this post! I love Maira Kalman, and her paintings! So excited about this new book!

  33. Marisa E /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:13am

    Totally gorgeous! Thanks.

  34. Hannah B. /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:13am

    Swooning! Oh to be in NYC and actually attend!

  35. amy /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:14am

    Garden parties are always just a bit funny!
    And all the better captured by Maira.

  36. Adriana Gallo /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:19am

    In love with her work, her illustrated version of Michael Pollan’s “food rules” is absolutely dreamy!

  37. fer scarlato /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:23am

    So lovely and funny! The girl in the bunny costume, and the one with her legs up and the ruffle panties are just awesome.

  38. Laura /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:24am

    I LOVE Maira Kalman – she is fabulous! The Principles of Uncertainty is on my top ten of favorite books!!

  39. Kelly Kautz /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:28am

    I loved their last collaboration, and this one looks just as good!

  40. Rebekah Rendon /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:32am

    This is beautiful and lovely.

  41. Sharma Shields /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:32am

    Love this book! Would ADORE a copy of it!

  42. Jordan /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:34am

    What a lovely group of pictures!

  43. Bridget Brewer /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:36am

    I’ve been taking a lot of graduation portraits of my middle schoolers before our school closes for good, and looking at these images reminded me of how good and lovely it is to look back at ourselves, especially when we were in times of limbo. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Maira Kalman’s illustrations! If I get your extra copy, I’ll show it to my Art Club!

  44. Jennifer Hoyt /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:39am

    Too much lovely for words! Gonna go stand on the lawn with fingers crossed. xo

  45. Rachael /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:41am

    Love these sweet pieces

  46. Adrian Gonzales /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:46am

    These are gorgeous! Even if I don’t win the drawing, I knowni am going to have to get it myself somehow. It would be a great addition to my collection of art books.

  47. Martha Burzynski /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:47am

    I’d love to read this!

  48. r ellis /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:51am

    So lovely! I’d love a copy of this!

  49. amelia moutousamy /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:05am

    A wonderful reason to be addidcted to creativity!…hope I am in with a chance

  50. M B Gett /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:14am

    This is gorgeous!!!

  51. Maria /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:16am

    I love her work so much! Brightly colored, whimsical, and indulgent in a stream of consciousness.

  52. Patrick /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:17am

    Pick me

  53. Yvonne /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:19am

    Yes! Perfect!

  54. Amy L. /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:19am

    Kalman brings the magic, stir in some Handler–this one’s going to be so fun enjoy and share!

  55. Moira /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:25am

    Such a great contribution to the arts! It would be such a delight to win a copy. Hope I can make it to MoMA on Sunday too!

  56. Deborah Batterman /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:31am

    A very inspired, and beautifully rendered, collaboration. And how perfect — a garden party at MoMA in celebration! I may just have to attend.

  57. Ella /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:32am

    That is one stunningly beautiful book! Utterly delightful!

  58. barba /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:33am

    I am that girl! Please pick me!!

  59. Kate /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:35am

    I love Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler and their friendship, they tell the most wonderful stories about each other and have the best adventures! This seems like just the perfect invitation into their world.

  60. christina /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:35am

    who doesn’t love girls standing on lawns?!

  61. Emmy /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:43am

    love this idea — can’t wait to look at the book myself!

  62. Madeleine /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:43am

    Her illustrations are gorgeous! Could look at them all day long.

  63. Lacey /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:44am

    How delightful!

  64. Linda /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:52am

    Love Maira Kalman’s work!
    She is so fresh and irreverent.
    Would love to read this book!

  65. Maureen /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:53am

    A wonderful artist who has produced another fabulous book that I’d be delighted to own.

  66. Melissa Guion /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:54am

    I don’t know if I can make it to their MoMA talk because I’ll be standing with my 7-year old on a lawn someplace, but I would love a copy of the book. A huge fan of both artists.

  67. Maggie /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:56am

    I love Daniel Handler so hard!

  68. Rebecca /// 05.30.2014 /// 10:59am

    Beautiful! Love this theme. My son has her children’s books. Would love to have one of her books on my shelf too!

  69. Puck /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:03am

    Her work makes my world better.

  70. Kasia /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:04am

    It is marvelous and admire it whole day! It is shame I live in Europe and can’t join all this joy in MOMA. So far the most possible to get is the book:P

  71. Eleonora P. /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:07am

    Very interesting works! These picture could become a font of inspiration “to transform” some photos of my early-1900s images’ collection! :)

  72. Victoria Scott /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:12am

    ‘Girls Standing on Lawns’. Beautiful mystery. We want to wander in their worlds!

  73. eija /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:27am

    Love everything that Maira Kalman does, loved her collaboration with Daniel Handler on “Why We Broke Up” and I’m so excited about this book!

  74. Kerry Meyer /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:34am

    Terrific Collaboration!!! Kalman and Handler!

  75. Skye /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:37am

    I love Maira Kalman! And the book party sounds divine — wish I was in NYC!

  76. ellen /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:43am

    These pictures are so purely happy, and yet slightly off-kilter so Kalman never stoops to sticky cuteness. Charming and intriguing at the same time.

  77. Toni /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:43am

    Maira Kalman is a national treasure.

  78. Hazel /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:45am

    What an amazing collaboration with two such talented people. I grew up reading Daniel’s books so it would be great to get my hands on this!

  79. Annie /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:59am

    Wonderful images, fun and playful!

  80. Laura Cameron /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:59am

    This book gives me chills! What a cool idea.

  81. rossana taormina /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:06pm

    I would be happy to have this book …

  82. Jessica /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:07pm

    I love Maria Kalman and this has got to be my new favorite of hers! LOVE.

  83. Charles Kim, MoMA /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:14pm

    So happy to see all the lovely comments. This book was a joy to work on. Look out for the second book in this series from Maira and Daniel, HURRY UP AND WAIT, in spring 2015!

  84. laura /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:19pm

    MAIRA! I am rather certain that I would love to collaborate with her one day! Until then, I am going to LOVE her books and art!!
    :)

  85. Sarah /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:27pm

    I love Maira Kalmans’s work! What a neat project.

  86. Lorena Higbee /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:29pm

    I love this! So much. It’s quirky and fresh. So creative

  87. Jacqueline /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:29pm

    I MUST HAVE A COPY, so that I can stick the photos of my mother standing on the lawn, inside of the book!

  88. Nicole Chilton /// 05.30.2014 /// 12:55pm

    Love love love. When I was 18 Daniel Handler called me to remind me to vote, part of a first-time voters campaign. Since then, I always feel I have a special connection to him, even though it’s a one-way connection. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to look through this.

  89. Sarah Nix /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:02pm

    Love love! The illustrations are so fun, especially the girl doing a handstand!

  90. Sue /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:15pm

    Love, LOVE!

  91. Julie Rowan-Zoch /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:16pm

    I’d sign just about anything for Maira’s art!

  92. Kristina /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:16pm

    Love this!! The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the season for mimosas picnics on lawns with girlfriends arrives!

  93. Katharina Zahl /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:17pm

    I need that book!!! <3

  94. Erika /// 05.30.2014 /// 1:21pm

    Oh, I desperately want a copy of this beautiful looking book. Two of my favorite creative people together, in one book!!!!

  95. vanessa /// 05.30.2014 /// 2:01pm

    Thank you for sharing your book. Love Kalman and her work! cheers!

  96. Rachel /// 05.30.2014 /// 2:09pm

    This book looks great!

  97. Emily /// 05.30.2014 /// 2:39pm

    So cool!!

  98. Staci Leech-Cornell /// 05.30.2014 /// 2:52pm

    She is one of my favorite illustrators and an inspiration. This will be a wonderful beautiful book!

  99. jenni /// 05.30.2014 /// 3:02pm

    Love these two together!

  100. Heidi /// 05.30.2014 /// 3:06pm

    Ever since cameras became available to record our daily lives and the milestones we celebrate, photographs like these represent us (as humans). The mundane is precious and beautiful, and Maira Kalman’s quirky illustrations really touch on that for me.

  101. Scout Paget /// 05.30.2014 /// 3:24pm

    I love vintage photographs of girls standing on lawns too! And Maira Kalman is super as well. This looks like a most excellent book.

  102. Rachele /// 05.30.2014 /// 3:34pm

    This is awesome! Love love love this. Pick me, pick me! :)

  103. Mary F /// 05.30.2014 /// 3:43pm

    I am a major Maira Kalman fan. Thanks for this wonderful page!

  104. karen thibodeau /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:18pm

    I love her work so much and can’t wait for this book! Love Creative Block too, btw.

  105. KMO /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:18pm

    I’m in love with the woman straddled on the workhorse.

  106. Kathryn G. Mc /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:25pm

    Thanks for your blog- I love following you on Facebook. I have no talent in the arts but I am a HUGE fan; sort of jealous of your great idea as well! Love to know this book is out there. My daughter and I are big fans of Maira Kalman!

  107. Rita Judd /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:42pm

    Love this!!!

  108. Lola /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:45pm

    heard about this because the garden party event at the MoMA. Can’t wait to see them :)

  109. Donna /// 05.30.2014 /// 4:58pm

    Maira Kalman’s work enchants me. Thank you for sharing these marvelous images.

  110. bdunkelberger /// 05.30.2014 /// 5:02pm

    Summertime and green grass – I can smell the good feelings. There would be no unfortunate circumstances in having this beauty of a book to enjoy! Thanks for offering one for a giveaway.

  111. Jessica Gibson /// 05.30.2014 /// 5:52pm

    I need this! It reminds me of a documentary I watched on lawns a long time ago. Love everything about this!

  112. Lauren /// 05.30.2014 /// 5:58pm

    This is so lovely – thank you for sharing.

  113. Sara Turner /// 05.30.2014 /// 6:57pm

    Great find.

  114. Kate C /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:05pm

    I love Maira’s art! Thanks for the sneak peek into the new book!

  115. Elizabeth C /// 05.30.2014 /// 7:47pm

    This book looks amazing!

  116. Kathy /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:06pm

    I AM the girl in the bunny suit; always a hare out of place.

  117. Sara Jewell /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:08pm

    I’m going to MoMA this Sunday. Can’t wait. Would love to win the book as I can’t yet afford it…

  118. Bethany Black /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:26pm

    Oooh I love this! Wonderful compilation

  119. Elanor Christianson /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:27pm

    What a beautiful concept and such stunning illustrations!

  120. Beth Lee Segal /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:33pm

    She sees the world the way it should be.

  121. Samantha /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:42pm

    Love these pictures, the colours are great :)

  122. Carrie /// 05.30.2014 /// 8:45pm

    Whilst standing on my lawn, I would love a copy of this stunning work to admire :)

  123. Morgan McPherson /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:09pm

    Would love it! What an interesting idea. Love love love.

  124. Kim /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:10pm

    Perfect summer artwork! Would love to share this book with my high school art students!

  125. Laura /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:12pm

    Love this whole idea- simple and poignant idea, interesting illustrations!

  126. loulou /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:16pm

    ooh beautiful twisted little book :)

  127. nysa /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:39pm

    These are my two favorite collaborators! I’ve seen them speak together several times in SF. I love Maira’s illustrations and Daniel’s words.

  128. tinyWOOLF /// 05.30.2014 /// 9:40pm

    wouldn’t that be good… winning such a gem. i can try.
    and thxs for the offer, n♥

  129. dineke /// 05.30.2014 /// 11:15pm

    Lovely & inspirational… feel like picking up my paints and brushes right now!

  130. maki /// 05.31.2014 /// 12:26am

    aahaha. last post received 11 comments and now look at all these people :)
    i love your blog and don’t miss a post, but yeah, it’s my first comment. just so you know, there are way much more people who love what you’re doing, we all just silently adore! (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

  131. Katelyn Stewart /// 05.31.2014 /// 1:11am

    What an exciting collaboration! Looking forward to this book.

  132. Rachel /// 05.31.2014 /// 2:20am

    Frilly knickers and grass skirts and puppies, oh Maira!

  133. cara /// 05.31.2014 /// 3:36am

    I love this!

  134. John Cahill /// 05.31.2014 /// 4:17am

    I am so jealous of anyone who gets to go to this Garden Party. This book is so exciting.

  135. Nicky Whitehead /// 05.31.2014 /// 5:14am

    Love, love, love, everything about her art! Thank you so much for sharing – a very generous gesture, indeed.

  136. rita /// 05.31.2014 /// 5:21am

    this is my bday and I can’t think of a better gift than this to light up my day (that is starting off in front of the pc)

    love,
    rita

  137. Sharon Thompson /// 05.31.2014 /// 6:26am

    if the jealous curator
    sends me a copy of
    girls standing on lawns
    i will read it to my 3 grandnieces
    when they stand on my dandelion lawn
    watching the tide fill the mud flats
    hoping they remember that
    all their lives as i remember
    my Scottish grandmother
    reading her worn child’s garden of verses
    to my brothers & me
    as we sat on a threadbare blanket
    under her Nebraska lilacs
    hoping for a sea breeze

  138. Sharon Thompson /// 05.31.2014 /// 6:33am

    Please please please fix the typo in line 6 of what’s above (flats not glats). Can’t seem to do it.

  139. Gaby /// 05.31.2014 /// 6:44am

    This book is so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. Kathleen Ivanoff /// 05.31.2014 /// 6:50am

    love the one standing on her head – I’ve spent a lot of time just so.

  141. Julia /// 05.31.2014 /// 7:01am

    These are wonderful!!

  142. Jennifer /// 05.31.2014 /// 7:07am

    Girls Standing on Lawns – perfect summer inspiration!

  143. Julia /// 05.31.2014 /// 7:34am

    Love Maira Kalman! Her book Principles of Uncertainty is in my top five, for sure! I wish the Times would do another monthly column with her.

  144. Evelyn Froend /// 05.31.2014 /// 7:41am

    This book looks wonderful! Please book, please!

  145. ferdi /// 05.31.2014 /// 8:13am

    Amazing and beautiful work!

  146. Lauren G. /// 05.31.2014 /// 9:14am

    This looks like a lovely little book!

  147. emily madland /// 05.31.2014 /// 9:28am

    I am a long time fan of Maira Kalman and green grass!!!

  148. Kim Crowley /// 05.31.2014 /// 11:11am

    The book looks beautiful, such amazing illustrations!

  149. charlotte peys /// 05.31.2014 /// 12:15pm

    What a lovely book.

  150. jkim /// 05.31.2014 /// 12:39pm

    beautiful, wish i could make the garden party.

  151. Cricket jolie /// 05.31.2014 /// 12:43pm

    I have to have this book!!

  152. Jennette Donnelly /// 05.31.2014 /// 12:47pm

    These are sublime :)

  153. florina oprescu /// 05.31.2014 /// 1:21pm

    I want that copy.please.

  154. Julie Larios /// 05.31.2014 /// 1:39pm

    Maira Kalman- the perfect flaneur! Nice to see her (and Daniel Handler) working with these anonymous snapshots. I’m hoping you’ll draw my name for a copy of the book.

  155. Emmi Hadfield /// 05.31.2014 /// 3:38pm

    I absolutely LOVE this concept!

  156. Paula Salles /// 05.31.2014 /// 3:45pm

    Beautiful creative work!

  157. Jessica /// 05.31.2014 /// 5:02pm

    I love Maira Kalman! This looks so sweet

  158. Connie /// 05.31.2014 /// 6:18pm

    Me! Me! Me! Pick me! (please).

  159. Tonya /// 05.31.2014 /// 11:19pm

    Love Maira Kalman! This looks just wonderful

  160. Slava /// 06.01.2014 /// 1:41am

    This is great! Would loooove to win a copy.

  161. tami /// 06.01.2014 /// 1:44am

    OH
    MY
    GOODNESS
    this is a book i have been waiting for :)

  162. em dash /// 06.01.2014 /// 2:33am

    just love everything of it!

  163. Susie /// 06.01.2014 /// 2:41am

    I just started a graphic design class in Budapest, Hungary, and the teacher showed us the work of Maira Kalman (first because her work is amazing and second her husband, Tibor Kalman was a famous graphic designer and illustrator of Hungarian origin, so it was essential to mention them in school). I immediately fall in love with her illustrations. It’s so lovely that you shared her work!

  164. IWishIHadThoughtofThis! /// 06.01.2014 /// 4:23am

    I have been collecting old photos like this in antique malls for some time to paint ! Imagine how I laughed when I saw this ! Perfect !!!

  165. Lori /// 06.01.2014 /// 5:04am

    Quirky beautiful!

  166. Christy /// 06.01.2014 /// 6:58am

    I wish I were in NYC right now so I could attend the lawn party. Gorgeous paintings!

  167. leslie /// 06.01.2014 /// 8:12am

    maira kalman truly rocks.

    and, oh, to be in NY for that garden party…

    (p.s. love these comments — particularly sharon thompson’s.)

  168. Heather /// 06.01.2014 /// 12:24pm

    Well that is superb.

  169. Lisa Hoffman /// 06.01.2014 /// 1:41pm

    My love for Maira’s art keeps me excited in the studio….what’s better than THAT!!????

  170. James Rivett /// 06.01.2014 /// 2:02pm

    Love Love Love these images and it makes me validate why I collect vernacular Photography!

  171. the jealous curator /// 06.01.2014 /// 2:21pm

    done! ;) (beautiful writing sharon!)

  172. Louis /// 06.01.2014 /// 4:46pm

    So neat and lovely!!

  173. sam kelly /// 06.01.2014 /// 5:27pm

    I’d love to be in the running for this prize, I love it! And I love your blog!

  174. Vanessa Leal /// 06.01.2014 /// 11:06pm

    Hi! I’d love to have a copy of this beautiful book:)

  175. Erin K /// 06.02.2014 /// 5:08am

    I love this concept of writer / artist collaboration. please enter me in the drawing for the book

  176. Elise /// 06.02.2014 /// 6:54am

    I am so glad that I found your blog! What a joy it is to read all that you have posted. This book is a tribute to women in such a sweet way! We all have to stand somewhere ;) Thank you for the heartwarming post.

  177. judith angelo /// 06.02.2014 /// 9:11am

    I have hundreds of such photos, and have stared for hours at housewives small and squinting from a wide empty yard, old women in their driveways & gardens, young women and girls stiff and silly, smiling, scowling, nervous, gleeful…
    It’s amazing to have a artist I admire so much bring something I value into the public imagination.

  178. ellesappelleelle /// 06.03.2014 /// 11:42pm

    oh so lovely!

  179. Kate Kinder /// 06.04.2014 /// 3:19pm

    This book would be the perfect addition to my growing collection. Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing, as always.