Jackie Guttuso's Profile
I laugh until it hurts when Buddy the Elf (in my favorite movie "Elf") says "I just like to smile…smiling's my favorite." I get it. It's my favorite too.Every morning when my kids were small,(o.k. I admit, I still do it now that they are teens) I'd back out of the driveway on the way to school hollering "all aboard for cupcake island..choochooo” much to their (uh, my) amusement.I had to suppress a smirk later when I heard that one of my carpool kids was disappointed when rather than taking a detour to a land of treats, we headed straight to school.(sorry, Jake...I owe you a cupcake).I celebrate childlike silliness and I love to inject a bit of it into my life and my art as well, along with an abundance of luscious color, texture and pattern. I am inspired by art created by kids (gotta love those piano teeth) and for kids and I'm especially enthralled with the art of my favorite illustrator, Eric Carle...
- Joined October 29, 2008