Not to be confused with Cro-Magnon! More product development experimentation resulted in this new set. I tried an archival glue glaze with these, and it dries faster than the diamond glaze I used for my set of Vintage Camera Magnets.
Still loving the logo on the front of the tin, too. It’s a portrait I did for my niece, Lilly, of her dog, Chloe. Both of them are wonderful girls, as is Lilly’s sister, Anna. Being their aunt is among my greatest privileges.
Since the advent of West Nile Virus, crows have largely been absent from our neighborhood. I miss them. I have a burned-in memory of a large crow bending over a lovely green gumball as I drove down our street on the way to work. Someday I’ll draw that too. If you want to read a wonderful book about crows, I recommend by friend Barb Kirpluk’s book: Caw of the Wild: Observations from the Secret World of Crows.
The title for this drawing, and its avian subject, were inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Black Crow. I was thinking about the photo of her, dressed as a crow, skating on the inside cover of Hejira. Tied with Blue as my favorite Joni Mitchell album.
Joni Mitchell album “Hejira”, 1976. Cover design by Mitchell. Photos by Norman Seef and Joel Bernstein