Got a girl crush on: Maira Kalman No one makes American history more colorful than Maira Kalman. She runs a NYTimes.com blog titled And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog where she posts monthly illustrated essays on American democracy. Her latest piece asks “Whose home is this?” and tells the story of the different cultures that settled in and built America to be the melting pot it is today. Past topics have included: “Can Do” - A tale of Benjamin Franklin and the power of invention “Time Wastes Too Fast” - A portrait of Thomas Jefferson centered around Kalman’s visit to Monticello “May It Please the Court” - An exploration of law, decision-making and women breaking barriers. Kalman also has a unique collaboration with MAC cosmetics, using their Fall makeup line as a medium for her illustrations. You can check it out here. Keep on keepin’ on, Maira!

Got a girl crush on: Maira Kalman

No one makes American history more colorful than Maira Kalman. She runs a NYTimes.com blog titled And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog where she posts monthly illustrated essays on American democracy. Her latest piece asks “Whose home is this?” and tells the story of the different cultures that settled in and built America to be the melting pot it is today. Past topics have included:

Kalman also has a unique collaboration with MAC cosmetics, using their Fall makeup line as a medium for her illustrations. You can check it out here.

Keep on keepin’ on, Maira!