Saturday, October 24, 2009

Say this Ten Times Fast.....She Sells Seashells by the Seashore....but did you ever wonder WHY?


I think she's one smart cookie!

Did you know that:
Beluga whales are classified as "Nearly Threatened"
Green Sea Turtles are "Endangered"

However small of an act, whether it's picking up your own garbage after you've enjoyed a day at the beach, or donating to efforts such as the World Wildlife Fund, we can make a difference for the living creatures we share this planet with.

40 comments:

  1. Wow Shirley this is wonderful!! What a lovely illustration with a great message!! Love all the action and the perspective is brilliant. So much colour too, I could stare at this all day!!!! Great work!

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  2. She sells seashells by the seashore.
    The shells she sells are surely seashells.
    So if she sells shells on the seashore,
    I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
    If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
    And chuck as much as a woodchuck would
    If a woodchuck could chuck wood.

    :)

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  3. I love your style of painting. ^^* So adorable illustration.

    pupu
    http://pupuloveinkie.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE how you use your watercolors! Beautiful!

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  5. Adorable. Love the color choice.

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  6. Aww this is so very cute! Love the whale and your colors are wonderful :o)

    One thing I thought I should mention, you might want to post your images much smaller and "saved for web". When I click on them they are really big. Just in case the mean, mean, mean people out there who think they can just take lovely illustrations like yours and do with them what they please.

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  7. This is lovely.... as all your work is!!
    Great message too!

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  8. You know, I never did stop to think why anyone would sell seashells at the seashore. Hmmm....

    I like your environmental message. I often go to the Warren Dunes in Michigan every summer, and am routinely appalled by the amount of trash left behind by beach-goers. It's heart breaking. Those dunes are so precious yet people just want to enjoy themselves at its expense. Anyway, Shirley, another beautiful illo filled with lightness and spirit! Looking forward to more from you!

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  9. Hi! Me again :o)

    Yes, that dpi is way too high. What I usually do is go on image size in Photoshop and change the image's size to maybe 500 px wide. Then I take that and do a "safe for web", that changes it to 72dpi and if you print it out you'll see the resolution is not too good. That's the whole point. But on the web the images will still look great. :o)

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  10. Oh Shirley! This is just another example of your brilliance as an illustrator. This perspective thing you have going is really great. I love the birds eye view of all the little cuties at the beach. Even the sign is fantastic. And the little one waving at the wales, well, that's just priceless!

    Bravo to you my dear. You are one great illustrator!
    P.S. A wonderful illo for a wonderful cause.

    Rockin'!

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  11. I enjoy coming back and seeing what you've come up with each week. You did a great job with the aerial perspective and it's a darling illustration.

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  12. This is really great! I love the soft colors you use. This is a really sweet image.

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  13. ouahhh great watercolor!

    Bino

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  14. wow , your work is just mindblowing!!
    Thank you so much for commenting on my wee bunny.. now I have found you , ...and following , just so adorable and brilliantly done!

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  15. This is wonderful Shirley! Awesome illo and message.

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  16. awww ... even the whales want to join the party! Nice brushwork, beautiful ...

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  17. It's beautiful - there is so much to see in this illo. And those cute whales...

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  18. You are so right and this is so beautiful like you :)

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  19. Beautiful and lovely!! The breeze in her hair and the golden light on the evening... Thats what I love about illustration friday, I can find super talented people!

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  20. What a great idea! I love this. Its just beautiful!

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  21. truly fabulous!!! it is very delightful especially the cute whales!
    nice water colours

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  22. shirley - this is so beautiful, in thought as well as in it's execution. nicely done!

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  23. Hi Shirley
    i have to say that your illustration is absolutly gorgeous.
    the colors were really well picked, and the characters are extreamly cute.

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  24. Oh shirley, you are truly talented...this is so lovely! Love all the little details and how lots of different things are happening at the same time around the image. and thanks for the important message too:-)

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  25. hi shirley, i found this word a hard one to illustrated. what a great take you have! sweet and fun illo :)

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  26. Great work Shirley... and a nice concept and theme! Lovely! :)

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  27. Awwww that's so nice!! I love the whales!!! :)

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  29. Hi Shirley!
    i love the boy waving to the whales in this one :)
    Glad to hear you are progressing with submission stuff, I'm excited for you!

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  30. This is so lovely! I love the perspective on this fun scene. :)

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  31. Oh the whales almost made me cry they are so cute! I always thought Susie sold seashells at the seashore because it saved on shipping... but I like your idea better! Great job Shirley. Your work is always such an inspiration.

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  32. great idea and beautiful illustration

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  33. So cute! I love your little characters...they make me smile!

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  34. really beatiful illo, the colours are sweet, and I have to say...

    She sells seashells by the seashore.
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    She sells seashells by the seashore.

    heheheheh

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  35. this is so sweet, I love how we are looking down on to the beach to see this happy little scene.
    I need to put my flip flops on and join them.

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