Wild Thing

Wild Thing

As a mother of two boys, I know quite a bit about Wild Things.

Halloween Griffin

My Very Own Wild Thing; Griffin as a griffin for Halloween

So, when the opportunity came to paint large scale characters from Maurice Sendak’s beloved book, Where the Wild Things Are for an upcoming event,  I jumped at the chance.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start tempera, marker on foam board cut outs

Let the Wild Rumpus Start
tempera, marker on foam board cut outs

Oh and what great fun I had.

King of all Wild Things tempera, marker on foam board

King of all Wild Things
tempera, marker on foam board

Commissioned by a client for a baby shower she is throwing for her first grandson to be, they are all tempera with marker on foam board and then cut out.

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Wild Thing

Wild Thing

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and as our very own Wild Thing will soon be embarking on his next journey in life- off to college, we may want to cry, “Oh please don’t go- we’ll eat you up- we love you so.”

Like Max, Griffin is (almost) ready to set sail,- he still likes to find “supper waiting for him.”

Setting sail to the land of Wild Things

Setting sail to the land of Wild Things

 

12 Comments

  1. Ellen
    March 20, 2015

    Nan fantastic work! Love mom.

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    • Nanci Hersh
      March 25, 2015

      Thanks Mom a.k.a. Ellen… we do love our Wild Things!

      Reply
  2. liza myers
    March 20, 2015

    These are wonderful!!!

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    • Nanci Hersh
      March 25, 2015

      Thank you Liza- had great fun doing them.

      Reply
  3. Ellen
    March 20, 2015

    Nan did you get my reply about how great I THOUGHT the pictures were? I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU. LOVE MOM

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  4. Bobbi
    March 20, 2015

    Hope your wild things turn everyone on. They look great

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    • Nanci Hersh
      March 25, 2015

      They were delivered this week Bobbi and the response has been great. Can’t wait to see how they are displayed through her house!

      Reply
  5. Linda Merry
    March 22, 2015

    Wild! Wild! Wild! Love every bit of it. Fear not for yourselves or Griffin as he launches. He will enrich life for all of you in ways you cannot imagine now.

    Linda

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    • Nanci Hersh
      March 25, 2015

      Thank you Linda, yes we have to trust- and let go.

      Reply
  6. Sharon Cebulski
    March 26, 2015

    What fun! Fantastic!! Congrats!

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    • Nanci Hersh
      March 26, 2015

      Thanks Sharon, “Channeling” Maurice Sendak’s fabulous line and wild imagination was fun and inspiring.

      Reply
    • Nanci Hersh
      March 26, 2015

      Thanks Sharon, “Channeling” Maurice Sendak’s fabulous line and wild imagination was fun and inspiring.

      Reply

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