Friday, October 16, 2009

"I'm not "ffffrozen", said Will, to twin sister Kate...


"Dad said that he used to walk 3 miles to school in the wintertime...and we can do it too."

53 comments:

  1. Gorgeous love the expressions and the way she is holding clutching her coat at her neck. She really does look frozen. Great work Shirley!!!

    I'd better get cracking on my IF!!!!

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  2. Nicola - you are so very sweet!! Can't wait to see yours this week!! You are so kind.

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  3. Shirley, I'd walk 10 miles in the snow, one way, uphill, barefoot alongside these two:)

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  4. Their face expressions are great, they make me feel cold :)

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  5. Cyn, - AWWW, that's SO sweet of you to say. Thank you!!
    Thank you so much Mia!!

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  6. Too sweet! You really captured the cold!!!

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  7. So cute, reminds me about when i was 6 going to school :)

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  8. what a sweet sweet piece!!! brrrrrrrrrr!!!

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  9. Very cute. Their expressions make me cold.

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  10. So cutee!!! ^^* Love it. :)

    pupu
    http://pupuloveinkie.blogspot.com

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  11. very cute kids! such determined steps...

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  12. That was me last winter while waiting on buses to get to work:0( This is such a wonderful illustration. I can just see the snow coming my way. Ha Ha!

    Shirley, needless to say, (but I will anyway), once again you've made a masterpiece. I love your work.

    Have a great weekend and I guess I'd better get busy on my own drawing.

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  13. Great work Shirley! When I was kid if you lived over two miles from school you were always bussed.

    I love the way you have them ducked down fighting the wind. Great expressions too. Wonderful work!

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  14. You have a ton a great work on your blog! I like the sketchy quality and watercolor use. Nice bird's eye view on this one. :)

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  15. this is so cute!! love the feelings you have created, cold but fresh and sweet. beautiful techniques as well.

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  16. I want that girl's coat for myself! Great expressions!

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  17. poor girl, this reminds me of Laura Ingalls stories :) Cute water color too

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  18. Wonderfull works Shirley!!Your watercolors are beautiful

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  19. OOh man I'm screaming over here!!!! If I can a dime for every time my mom and dad told me this I would be able to purchase a second car. You know the American dollar ain't what it use to be he he he. This is so wonderfully hilarious!!! Great work again my talented friend.

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  20. Oh, I recall walking to school on many cold weather days, and turning a bit blue from the cold! It was only a mile though...
    If it was snowing, it somehow seemed more fun!
    Great illustration.

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  21. Has this sweet-feel-good-Christmas-story touch. I like the delicate treatment and the kids are too cute :)

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  22. You amaze me, as usual! This illustration is charming and beautiful. I LOVE IT!!!

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  23. oh your illos are so much fun! Great blog- I've bookmarked you!

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  24. You captured their expressions perfectly. Adorable :o)

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  25. Oh wintery days are ahead, aren't they? these two need a cup of hot cocoa! very cute Shirley.

    we're loving our new move. We live right by a lake and are surrounded by beautiful scenery. I'll be posting photos soon! take care

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  26. REALLY wonderful to hear from all of you!! Thank you so much for your kind comments and thoughts. I really appreciate it, and it keeps me moving forward on my quest. Thanks everyone!! : ) Hugs...Shirley

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  27. ooh, they look cold! Lovely image!!

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  28. oh so so so so very very cute, the look of determination on their faces is just adorable.
    And I love all their fluffy accessories, I hope they make it.

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  29. lovely colors and i like the innocent feeling in this piece! :))

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  30. They are a very determined pair. I would be whining in the same circumstances...

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  31. Oh, you can tell they're cold! Nice pair.

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  32. Makes me cold just looking at it! ;)

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  33. That's so cute!! My dad used to say the same thing. :)

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  34. One can really feel the wet snow soaking through the gloves... ;) Your images are always so full of atmosphere - absolutely love them. :)

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  35. Oh wow. This is expressed beautifully! A perfect representation of the subject and a wonderful illustration. Just lovely!

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  36. Sweet...the snow and cuddly-ness everything has such a lot of depth!

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  37. i don't want to cry anymore, but I wish to say thanks so much Shirley. Word will never be able convey my heart felt thanks. Thanks so much for your support my friend. I send you a great many hugs from Jersey!

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  38. They are so sweet! I just love love that your pencil shows through...and look at those cute faces. :)

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  39. Shirley, are you on Twitter? You should be:)

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  40. oh, this is so sweet! i love it!

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  41. Hey, Shirley Girl! Thanks so much for stopping by my neck of the blogland and leaving such an encouraging comment. You are such a sweetie!

    Love you and have a great weekend!

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  42. it's really charming! wonderful winter illo!

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  43. I'm shouting out to all of you - THANK YOU!! for stopping by and commenting. I want you all to know how I truly appreciate all of you. Please note that I try to write back to all of you but if I miss one or two, or can't post to your blog, know that I am so appreciative of your visit.
    Have a wonderful week everyone!
    Shirley

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  44. I missed this one last week... It's so great this illustration - I can feel the cold coming from my screen. I hope their jackets are warm enough.

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  45. This one is beautifully done! Cute and sad too.

    Hey, what's the story behind Monsiuer Olivet on the top right of your webpage...it's gotten to me!:)

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