“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.” -Astrid Lindgren
I came across the above quote the other day and remembered how much I loved the Pippi Longstocking chapter books when I was a young girl. Pippi was my hero. She was unconventional, sassed adults and had super human strength and her best friend was her horse. I think I might have dreamed about Pippi because when I woke-up, I headed straight to my studio and painted this.
“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” -Astrid Lindgren