Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th

Draft illustration, The Fabulous Firework Family, 1955
(published that year by Harcourt, Brace)

note: reposted from 2007


Anonymous said...

I love the art of Jim Flora, really nice blog...

PaMdora said...

Oh, I know where this comes from since I was at a fireworks celebration in Mexico a couple of years ago. There was this huge frame with spinning fire going everywhere! In Mexico they don't have all these safety concerns -- the fire was spinning, and landing on roofs and churches and people. It was a safety nightmare, but very exciting and beautiful. Leave it to Jim to turn it into art!!! I love him!