#35 Ponies & Streudels

Amper­Art #35 is the third line of lyrics that contains “and” in the song  My Favorite Things from the 1960 musi­cal and the 1965 film, The Sound of Music:

Rain­drops on ros­es & whiskers on kittens
Bright cop­per ket­tles & warm woolen mittens

Brown paper pack­ages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream col­ored ponies & crisp apple streudels
Door­bells & sleigh bells & schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dress­es with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Sil­ver white win­ters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feel­ing sad
I sim­ply remem­ber my favorite things

& then I don’t feel so bad


This is a col­lec­tion of four edi­tions, each fea­tur­ing a line from the song that includes the word “and” which of course we replace with our favorite charac­ter, the ampersand.
About the art­work: 


The art­work was mod­eled after the orig­i­nal movie poster, and I hand-​lettered the & to resemble the orig­i­nal poster title, which was also hand-let­tered back then. (I used to hand-​letter head­lines and titles with pen and brush, before pix­els took over.)
The amper­sand does dou­ble duty in all my prints for this set. Not only does it con­nect rain­drops & kit­tens & ket­tles & ponies & door­knobs, it also ties the last two lines of the song togeth­er:I sim­ply remem­ber my favorite things & then I don’t feel so bad
The col­ors were sam­pled from the movie poster, and I select­ed just a few from the palette. I did not use any blue, as I thought a nice sky blue would be a beau­ti­ful mat col­or if you decide to print and frame this set.
I hope you enjoy this series inspired by The Sound of Music.More impor­tant­ly, I hope you get to enjoy your favorite things this hol­i­day sea­son & always.
Pro­gram: InDesign
Orig­i­nal dimen­sions: 20″ x 30″
Fonts:Bodoni Con­densed Ital­ic; Pupcat (mod­i­fied)
Amper­sand: hand-​lettered, based on main poster title font 
Col­ors: Sam­pled from orig­i­nal Sound of Music movie poster
Ref­er­ence: Orig­i­nal Sound of Music movie poster
Poster image appears for edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es only.
Enjoy & share…

One thought to “#35 Ponies & Streudels”

  1. Here are a few com­ments I received:

    Wow, she has a fab­u­lous voice is it only a down­load or can we order it on CD? This would make a great gift.

    I was sor­ry to read about your eye prob­lems this can be a very scary event for any­one to have to go though espe­cial­ly a per­son that is a artist and your right as rain Friends can make all the dif­fer­ence in the world. As my Dear Saint­ed Moth­er once told me the day you died if you can count true friends on one hand you have been blessed. As I sit here month after month and wait to receive the lastest Amper Art and when it comes read your posts you have been blessed with your friends and fam­i­ly. I hope you have a Won­der­ful and Mer­ry Christ­mas and a Great New Year. Thank You for your month­ly Gift of the Amper Art.
    “I Wish You Enough”

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