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Illustration Friday: Mischief

enid-and-edna-dineA mischievous palindrome to start your weekend—-

Illustration Friday: Steam

For all the kids (and adults) who have to put up with foggy lenses when they come in from the cold.
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Colour Collective: Barn Red

Some sketches from a story I’m working on. Happy Friday!CC-bears-Nancy-Meyers

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: Tornado

Even when the skies are clear, the best days of summer often end with a maelstrom of hair woes.IF-tornado

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: Shelter

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