This is gorgeous
This is gorgeous
” if you can dream it you can do it “ – walt disney
Now here is my problem with Disney princesses, they instill this idea into young girls that the most worthwhile thing they can dream of is romantic love. Five out of the six gifs portraying girls focus on finding their “prince charming.” It’s my personal opinion that this should not be the focus of young children’s entertainment. And don’t get me wrong, I know that people of all sorts of ages watch these movies, but we shouldn’t forget that they’re targeted at kids. I’m also not saying that there should never be princes, or love stories, I just think it’s ridiculous that that is the primary focus of so many kids movies. I mean, when I was seven or eight, I don’t think about boys like that at all, I was much more interested in playing with cars in the dirt and catching caterpillars and reading about balloon trees and cloud breathing dragons and talking animals and magical quests. These things are sometimes in Disney movies too, but they’re almost always focused on boys. Boys are expected to be the heroes, and the brave and valiant knights, the kids who want to float away on baloons.
That is simply an unfair and inaccurate division of childhood. Girls want to be heroes too, girls are tired of waiting for princes.
It just makes me mad some time.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Scott C. So I am totally in love with his new book, Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C, a collection of wiggly-lined, happy-faced watercolour illustrations and paintings.
Scott manages to infuse each brushstroke, each little dude with happiness, optimism, and joy. His is a refreshing and original voice in the world of picture-making, and this book is a sure-fire pick-me-up, reminding everyone who reads it just how fun drawing can be.
The book is sadly missing his Great Showdowns, but maybe that means we can look for a Great Showdowns book in the future? Let’s hope.
But wait! Did you know he actually has two new books out? He also illustrated a picture book for kids called Zombie in Love, written by Kelly DiPucchio, about an undead fella named Mortimer (get it?) who looks for love in all the wrong places. These are good times for Scott C fans.
Tamar, age 10 – “Peace to the Earth”
This speaks for itself