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

I've taught art to 3 year olds, 101 year olds (she was a spunky great grandmother with an amazing laugh) and every age in between. I've also worked as a book designer.

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 fan of humor, writing, children's books, words, world languages & cultures,…

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  • Joined December 23, 2006

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imagination, movies, photography, books, paint, pencil, pen, brush, music, canvas, wood panel, clay

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  • CheeryOde
    art prints for delightful people like you...

About

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

I've taught art to 3 year olds, 101 year olds (she was a spunky great grandmother with an amazing laugh) and every age in between. I've also worked as a book designer.

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 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 named Clover (horribly but happily), 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.

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

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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".

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