Thursday, November 26, 2020

Birthday Pageant Reference

To gather the reference for "Birthday Pageant," I hired a costume maker to sew the dresses, arranged silk flowers in basket bouquets, and made paper and cloth flags. 

Photo for LIFE Magazine by Tobey Sanford

I recruited my wife, my sons, and some neighborhood girls, and we staged a procession in the backyard, with a borrowed foam dinosaur built by a guy at the hardware store. 

Birthday Pageant print is now available in our webstore.


nuum said...

A PDF book about Dinotopia making-off would be great.
Photos of Jeanette, the boys, and neighbors besides lots of sketches and paintings.
Beautiful memories.
Thank You.

Steve Gilzow said...

The happiness in being given roles in this pageant/procession is so evident on the faces of the models. I’m guessing it’s a treasured childhood memory for the youngest. So, on Thanksgiving, thanks for these images of cheer...

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

That is precious! Imagine if everyone in the country staged an event like that (before pandemic). Our world would be a better place.