Maurice Sendak's death I thought about "Where the Wild Things Are" and how much I just LOVED the illustrations! I would stare at the drawings for ever when I was young, trying to figure out how they were created. I played with ink and watercolor for hours trying to get the look Maurice was so brilliant at creating! The colors, the patterns, the wonderful monster faces! The book really resonated with me, as it did for so many around the world!
Rest in Peace Maurice Sendak and "let the wild rumpus start"!!
(My "Bernard the bull" plush animal has always been proudly displayed in my studio along with the book)