Posts Tagged ‘childhood’

"Safe!" New Art by Benjamin Hummel

He’s reaching to steal second. The pitch is low and inside, which most pitches tend to be at this level. The batter was told to swing regardless, to distract the catcher, while the runner on first waits for the sign from his coach… who happens to also be his dad. “He’s scratching his nose. Does…

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The Future of Children's Literature: The Story Behind the Art

This new piece, co-illustrated by both Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder, tackles the question, what role does children’s literature have as we move full steam into the 21st century? We certainly live in a changing world. Book sales nationwide continue to drop–magazine and newspapers are going out of business left and right. We are in…

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Right Field: The Story Behind the Art

The phenomenon of little league sports can be pretty humorous at times. Attending many such outings with my younger brothers, there were always two or three (usually my siblings among them), who would find interest in anything other than the game in which they participated. It was easy to spot the casual player compared to…

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Speak About Life Abundant

Life is a gift, and artist Benjamin Hummel can appreciate this more than ever. Having been the recipient of TWO liver transplants, Benjamin created this design originally for University of Colorado Hospital Liver Transplant Team. The green ribbon symbolizes the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Each letter showcases a small snapshot of…

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Barefoot Path: Right Field

“Right Field” by Benjamin Hummel was selected for the cover of Barefoot Path: Exploring childlike wonder and faith Spring 2005, Renewal The phenomenon of little league sports can be pretty humorous at times. Attending many such outings with my younger brothers, there were always two or three (usually my siblings among them), who would find…

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