Art Friday: Holly Hobbie
Were you a fan of Holly Hobby as a child?
As a child I loved the Holly Hobby character and can remember owning several things with the imagine of the blue Holly in her traditional floral bonnet (see below). It brings back warm memories of my childhood!!
Holly Hobby was created by Denise Holly Ulinskas, born 1944 in the USA. In the late 1960s, Hobbie sold distinctive artwork of a cat-loving, rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet to American Greetings. This series of illustrations became popular, and her originally nameless character became known as "Holly Hobbie”. The blue girl is probably the best known and always my favourite.