MastroNet Winter 2003
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From the line of American Greetings cards that artist Holly Hobbie had been producing for seven years, came the company's first licensed property, starting in 1975. To aid in product identification, American Greetings actually named the creation after the creator, and the image of Holly Hobbie was to be the quintessential version of the young artist's many sunbonneted, gingham and calico adorned creations. Other characters were added to her homespun country world, principally the character of Heather, as see here. This set features images of both little girls in an amazing selection of artworks, all produced by a Colorforms artist, and all full of the gentle nostalgic flavor that is at the heart of each of the original creator's watercolor works. The set is designed with a three-dimensional quality, and as such, it required several platforms and separate figures that the young buyer could position in play. Each of these artworks are stunningly brilliant in their coloration and execution. (All appear to have been done with Dr. Martin's dyes and india ink.) Set's original painted artworks: cover art (15-1/2" x 12" - w/pl. ov. containing text), main platform art with both characters (16" x 13-1/2"), picnic blanket and basket platform art (17" x 9-1/2"), storybook design platform art (17" x 13-3/4"), and punch-out figure art (Holly and Heather on the same section - 6-1/2" x 16"). Also included: prog.'s of the main and the storybook platforms, both on the same sheet (6); and a NM sample game.
"Holly Hobbie and Heather Picnic Game" - 1975
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