Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring has Sprung

I've been saving this cover for a special occasion and thought it had a nice Spring-like feeling to it.  She was likely painted in 1937 or '38 but I only have the cover, so I can't definitively date it.  Bolles rarely used much pink.  It was hard for engravers to get right, especially next to skin tones and even more so when the printing quality wasn't so great to begin with.  But probably more important, as a printer once advised Bolles, "use any color as long as it is red."

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Two, Dress in Blue

What shall I say?
For this blog
has set me agog

So the web I peruse
until the theme I choose
March two, Dress in Blue

But which girl wins the pose
because of her clothes
Only 550 covers to view I suppose

Then my eyes fall on the wall
today’s choice is the easiest of all!

(with apologies to Dr. Seuss, among others)