BibliOdyssey is a blog I visit from time to time to view beautiful pages from books of the past, maps, natural history prints, and other good things. I was going through the archives and ran accross a post of original Winnie The Pooh drawings by E.H. Shepard.

I had always thought Pooh held a place kind of at the periphery of those things that inspire me. However, these images have become so ingrained into my head over the years that I can’t help but believe they’ve woven their way into my drawings more than I realize. I love Shepard’s scratchy pen lines and his interpretations of Pooh and friends are so simple and iconic.

And, of course, Pooh represents all that is simple and good in the world. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”