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'elloh! Cheery Ode is the work of me, el lohse, color enthusiast and fan of lowercase letters, handwritten notes, drawing and painting pop culture 'odes', classic black and white movies (my favorite) and singing along (off key) to a favorite song.*

In the past, I've worked as a book designer. And, although you can't judge a book by it's cover, I like to make pretty ones. I've also taught art to 3 year olds (the class was called 'Mounds of Mess'. it was. trust me. :)) ) up to 101 year olds (she was a great grandmother in a snow globe workshop, the spitting image of Grandma Moses) and every age in between.

Earlier, I wanted to work for National Geographic. Photographing the highest mountaintops and Jane Goodall with the chimpanzees. I was six years old. "A little young." they said. "C'est la vie" I replied…

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  • Joined December 23, 2006

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imagination, movies, tv, music, photography, books, pencil, pen, ink, brush, gouache, clay, screen printing

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art prints for delightful people by el lohse

About

'elloh! Cheery Ode is the work of me, el lohse, color enthusiast and fan of lowercase letters, handwritten notes, drawing and painting pop culture 'odes', classic black and white movies (my favorite) and singing along (off key) to a favorite song.*

In the past, I've worked as a book designer. And, although you can't judge a book by it's cover, I like to make pretty ones. I've also taught art to 3 year olds (the class was called 'Mounds of Mess'. it was. trust me. :)) ) up to 101 year olds (she was a great grandmother in a snow globe workshop, the spitting image of Grandma Moses) and every age in between.

Earlier, I wanted to work for National Geographic. Photographing the highest mountaintops and Jane Goodall with the chimpanzees. I was six years old. "A little young." they said. "C'est la vie" I replied.

Now I just like to travel. Plane, train, automobile, subway, on foot, or most of the time by sketchbook and pencil.

I'm also a graduate of RISD in Illustration, fan of humor, writing, children's books, words, world languages & cultures, portraits, libraries, coffee, tea (I always feel British), typography and hand lettering, playing my green ukulele (in reality, watching youtube videos on how to play my green ukulele), old school darkroom photography, bright, saturated color including the black and white of old films and comics, artists like Red Grooms, Al Hirschfeld, Edward Gorey, Alice Neel, Art Spiegelman, Beatrix Potter, Elizabeth Layton, William Blake, Maira Kalman, Van Gogh, Sorolla, Quino, Mary Blair... and finally making my ideas into something tangible that can be worn or displayed.

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You can now find my Ode to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' prints at the Old Monroe County Courthouse Museum Giftshop in Monroeville, Alabama ... the hometown of Harper Lee!
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All items are made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.

*the singing is less "Pitch Perfect" bus singing scene and more a female version of Chris Farley and David Spade's road trip singing scene in "Tommy Boy".

Thanks, gracias, danke, grazie, arigato, merci, high five, you rock.

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