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Why we love summer!

Our blog has been quiet for a few weeks. Hey, there are only so many hours in the day, and we’ve been really hot. And busy making books. But today the temperature on the Burberry clock is a cool 82˚ and Peter Sís sent this:

Peter Sis at Corning Glass Lab Greenwillow

I was invited by the Corning Museum of Glass to play. It was amazing because each drawing I made changed into a three-dimensional object. Hot glass is beautiful and has an amazing red glow…and the way the colors are added is wonderful. The object is created very quickly and cools for days. I was thinking of making containers and vases for flowers or some brew. I wish I thought about the practical aspects more…like how do you hold a flying cup? Or do you spill or even get hurt when your pitcher has pointy ears?

Sis glass cat prototype Greenwillow

 Now I know I will not compete with professional glassmakers!  And I appreciate how much work it takes to make something complex and beautiful. And I had fun. Also, the Corning Museum—and the history of glass—is amazing. You should visit! Happy summer.”

Fire Truck Greenwillow Peter Sís is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, among them Fire Truck, Ballerina, and The Train of States. He also illustrated The Dream Stealer, by Sid Fleischman.

One Comment

  1. Jody Feldman says:

    I love pitchers. I need that pitcher. Bravo!

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