Inspiration…Rose O’Neill

Posted on August 1, 2008

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 I’ve never been a huge fan of Kewpies but I guess that was because I didn’t know the full story behind them.  Now, I believe, I am quite fascinated with them.  A Kewpies sole purpose is to bring happiness to people in a funny way.  What a wonderful way to live.  There are dozens of Kewpies and they all are different with different jobs.  What is more interesting than the Kewpies themselves is their creator Rose O’Neill.  She was an exceptional woman who was eccentric, to say the least.  She did things not acceptable at her time and lived her life on her terms which I find so inspiring. 

Here is some artwork from Rose…(I must say I love the Un-Kewpie illustrations much more)

 

Yes, I believe I have a new obsession.

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