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Friday, February 15, 2008

Polly's Hats and her blog Art Word Tea

Polly Law started up her first blog this month. I like the title: Art Words Tea. I first met Polly many years ago during a Graphic Artists Guild when she was the National President and I just a lowly proxy, filling in for a chapter rep.

She has an interesting project that involves creating dolls. These are some odd creations. I always looked forward to the conventions because we
never knew what Polly would show up with. She loves making and wearing hats. I have a suspicion that she had one or two favorites, but it’s hard to say because there were so many. Here’s one I tried to draw from memory.

One of the things we used to do at the conventions is play board games. Yeah, that’s what designers and illustrators do when they hang out late at night, drink cheap wine, and play Risk. While the others tried to take over the world, Polly and I would play Scrabble. We still do, through Facebook. Of course, one game will take weeks, but that’s okay. I don’t think I’ve increased my vocabulary much. I tend to stick to four and five letter words. But, I love trying to squeeze a word out of my gray matter. If you do, too, you might want to ask Polly to play.