Dino Love!

Many many years ago, before moving to Chicago, I visited the Museum Campus of Chicago on a high school trip. Since moving here, I visited all the museums except the Field Museum. I admit, my memory of the experience was a little dim, but somehow – in the years between now and then – I had gotten the impression that the Chicago Field Museum was kind of lame and didn’t have much to offer (except an extensive Hall of Plants).

A couple of months ago, after visiting the Science and Industry Museum with my Hubby, we were talking about all the other ones and I let slip my impression of the Field Museum. My Hubby was astounded and dismayed. He insisted that this “false impression” be corrected as soon as possible! And so it was that we, a few weeks ago, found ourselves at the Chicago Field Museum.

Boy was I ever wrong!! It’s a fantastic place with much too much to see in just one day (ever so much more than just the Hall of Plants.. heh). But what I loved most of all was the dinosaur display. It was extensive and wonderful! I decided that I absolutely needed to do a design of a t-rex, inspired by Sue the dinosaur. Here it is!

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Author: momo211

I've been active in the arts pretty much my entire life. Growing up, my home was filled with creativity; my dad's an accomplished painter and my mom has always harbored a great love for music and art and they passed it on down to their kids. When I was a little, my parents saw my avid interest (and inclination to draw on any available space - including school tests and myself) and they gave me a sketch book for my birthday and things have just blossomed from there. Officially, my main focus of study has been music, but my true love has always been art. I've been commissioned as an illustrator for kids books, a portrait painter, creator of center pieces for private parties and, most recently, a designer of kids clothes. My aim is for the designs to express a whimsical and playful feel to reflect the essence of childhood. However, I also strive to branch out from the generic "pink princess" and "sports fan" designs that are so prevalent out there. Every kid has their own personality, why not express it?

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