Saturday, February 18, 2006

100 posts!

Wow! This is my 100th post... that didn't take long!

I don't usually post on the weekend but I've noticed quite a bit of traffic on Saturdays and Sundays and I had this interesting Robert Fawcett contribution, courtesy of Mike Vosburg languishing in my email for some time now so I thought I should really share it with you:

"Hey Leif,

Wasn't sure how to include all this on your you get stuck with it.

Did you know that Fawcett illustrated some things twice. Enclosed is a copy of
"The Anniversary Party" as a line drawing only done for Reader's Digest.
also enclosing a copy of two similar drawings for Adventures of a Young Doctor-
one done for Colliers, the other for RD. He also did the same "My Brother's
Keeper", though the illustrations there were all different from each other.

Best, Mike"

Thanks Mike! I know from looking at the number of views my various Flickr sets get that Robert Fawcett receives more traffic than any other illustrator I've uploaded. I'm sure all the RF fans who visit Today's Inspiration will appreciate you taking the time to share this with them as much as I do!


  1. Happy 100th birthday, Leif-- and many happy returns of the day!

    You couldn't hope for a better way to celebrate your 100th than with the brilliant work of Robert Fawcett! It's always a pleasure to see his work-- even his familar work-- because I learn something new from it each time. I hope your readers will use your link to Mike Vosburg's site to read his excellent and insightful comments on Fawcett.

    Robert Fawcett is not the world's most accessible illustrator for the general public, but other artists continue to love his work.

  2. Yeah congrats Leif...this is harder than it looks. Especially since you always give a little more than most. Here's to another 100!


  3. Thanks, guys! I wouldn't do it if it weren't so much fun. ;-)