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Illustration Friday: Hot

Meltdown mode and some palindrome fun for this week’s Illustration Friday!(click on image to enlarge)

Colour Collective: Blue Bell

Posting a little late! Last Friday’s Colour Collective was Blue Bell, which made me think of a happy longhorn in a field of bluebonnets. I didn’t know females had horns, so I learned something new!

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Illustration Friday: Origami

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Ugly Fish Friday

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I love weird fish and was happy to discover the Spotted Frogfish when I was searching for something bright yellow for this week’s Colour Collective. Frogfish come in different colors and textures, including a Hairy Frogfish that is extremely bizarre. They are lousy swimmers but make up for it by using their fins to amble along the ocean floor. Ugly, but enterprising!

Illustration Friday: Yarn

For those who hate an itchy sweater–a character study I drew a while ago–a perfect fit for this week’s Illustration Friday! (click to enlarge).

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Illustration Friday: Nose

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My Nose was one of my favorite poems when I was little–I never knew the poet, but now thanks to Google I found her–Dorothy Keeley Aldis. You can find more of her poetry for children in her published collections: All Together: A Child’s Treasury of Verse New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [1952],  Everything and Anything  New York: Minton, Balch & Company, [1927]; and  Favorite Poems of Dorothy Aldis  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [1970].

 

Illustration Friday: Nostalgia

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I’m double-dipping this week as this illustration is also for Penny Neville-Lee’s Colour Collective (Light Yellow Glaze). The color inspired the memory, as all I could think of was watered-down lemonade. My sister and I won a lemonade stand from a drawing contest sponsored by Pillsbury’s Funny Face drink mix (ok, I’m really showing my age here!). We did not get rained out, but a gust of wind pretty much decimated the storefront and put an end to our entrepreneurial efforts.

Here’s the Funny Face line up, if this triggers anyone else’s nostalgia. Our kitchen floor was always sticky with sugar!

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Illustration Friday: Dragon

One little dragon dragging behind the group . . .

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Illustration Friday: Childhood

That sweet time in life when getting red spots all over your face is a good thing, especially when you have a math test.IF-Childhood-1

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Illustration Friday: Shelter

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