Today would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birtday. It's hard to believe he's been gone a year. He was born June 10, 1928 and died May 8, 2012. If you haven't seen the animated Google Doodle, make sure you check it out. It's very cool. In honor of the great American author and artist, vote in my poll.
Just what I've been waiting for -- holiday Google Doodle!
Under each letter in "Google" is a colored light. Click on a light and the screen turns black and the letter above the light changes into an object (Santa, Snowflake, Bell, Snowman, Candle and Present) When you've clicked on all of the lights, you will hear sleigh bells and then "Jingle Bells." The presentation finishes with search results for "happy holiday."
Read my post about today's Google Doodle honoring Mark Twain here. I thought my writer friends would enjoy this post, too. And, read about the Halloween float I once made depicting this famous whitewashing scene.
I grew up watching Gumby and Pokey. I loved those guys! So it was totally awesome to see today's animated Google Doodle that honors Arthur “Art” Clokey, who created these characters. Art was a pioneer of stop motion clay animation. He was born on Oct. 12, 1921.
Besides Gumby and Pokey, there were the Blockheads, who were troublemakers; Nopey, Gumby's dog; Gumba, Gumby's mom; Gumbo, Gumby's dad; Prickle, a yellow dinosaur; and others.
I wish I still had my bendable Gumby and Pokey figures. (Sigh)