19. DR SEUSS: You know you’re in love
Dr Seuss was the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), a children’s book author and illustrator famous for The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many more classics. This is hard to admit, but I don’t think I’ve ever read any of his books. I mean, I can remember reading Spot, Tintin, Asterix, Grug and Where the Wild Things Are, but none of the Dr Seuss books. Does anyone know where this quote is from? One of his books or did he say it in an interview? Either way, it’s pretty beautiful.
– Thanks to my friend and regular reader, Minnie, for submitting this quote. It’s timely, because I’m actually back home in Perth this weekend to attend her wedding. Congrats Minnie, I hope your love is so strong you never fall asleep ever again. Muah ha ha ha!
– This piece was inspired (that’s a euphemism for ‘this piece was blatantly a rip-off of’) the work of Luca Barcellona, who is a ridiculously talented calligraphy artist. Where he uses an exquisite brush stroke, I cheated and used a pen to draw shapes that looked like brush strokes. *cough* HACK *cough*
– You can view a smaller version of my piece as a whole here.