Editor’s Pick: “The Next 1000 Days” by Nikki McClure (Sasquatch Books, 2014)
Even with all of the thousands of photographs that modern parents take of their children, many everyday moments still hold fast only in memory, never to be relived. Olympia paper cutting artist, Nikki McClure, seeks to recreate these images, and provide space for parents and their children to record the simple and wonderful experiences of their little one’s childhood with her new journal entitled “The Next 1000 Days,” a follow up to “The First 1000 Days.” Unique illustrations adorn the corners of pages that remain mostly blank and ready to be filled with toddlers’ and preschoolers’ adventures and travels, favorite foods, holiday rituals, dreams, wishes and more. McClure’s simple color palette appropriately captures the simple magic of childhood. Both books are available in a box set, perfect for baby shower gifts.
McClure discusses her artistic processes in this video: