When I celebrated my Fiftieth Birthday, Heidi threw a big, enormous party for me. Lots of people brought art pieces and some of them are just treasures.
John Dilworth did this drawing of me with him surrounded by
some of the characters from my films. The picture came from
a photo taken of the two of us up at Lincoln Center.
Laura Bryson did this little jewel of a painting – almost a Persian
miniature – of some of the bits from a number of my films.
Emily Hubley gave me this great framed drawing.
Bridget Thorne collaborated with her son, Matthew,
on this illustration that says everything to me.
But then this was the first time they collaborated as mother/son.
Here’s Bridget’s birth announcement for Matthew many years ago.
Away from the art, here are some more things:
When we were completing Abel’s Island, John Dilworth made this
little sculpty statue of Abel. His walking stick has long been lost.
Wendy’s, at one time, gave away this little zoetrope
(that never really worked.)
I love this Oswald the Rabbit pin which was a giveaway
for all lovers of the Bill Nolan rabbit back in 1931.
I treasure this Pinocchio marionette, that was given to me by my
beloved Heidi as a birthday gift many years ago. The puppet is an
antique made of a wood pulp that they used before they invented plastic.