Monday, November 30, 2009

Lives can become entangled. (Illustration Friday)



...thousands of miles away, Malorie K. Meadow gazes at the moonlight from her homestead after a busy day of tending to the field and making cheese.

56 comments:

  1. Looks so wonderful, can you set me up a with a chair on that beautiful deck so the wee mouse and I can sit back and enjoy the evening air? ;)! Nice work!

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  2. Oh this is a lovely piece, so whimsical!! I can sympathise with Malorie, not so much about the making cheese part but being busy around the house. Keeps me away from my art sometimes :0(. I really like the colours you have used for this one and the little details like that path leading up to the door with the little arch of vines, it's just gorgeous!!

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  3. That is so lovely & beautiful. It cheers me up!

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  4. ...and they both gaze upon the same moon. Awww, Shirley, this is so endearing and heartwarming. Beautiful painting. Hey, I want an archway like that.

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  5. there is such a sweetness to your characters that's enhanced by your watercolor treatment... really lovely!

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  6. I think what I love most about your work is the warmth and emotion you always seem to portray. It's so amazing how you can make people sympathize with all your characters. (^_^)

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  7. Such cute illustrations! I'm so glad I found your blog!!! Mucho talent!

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  8. Ms. Meadow is so sweet. You can just hear her thoughts. That tilted head pose is so perfect! Shirley you are amazing! Your style is addicting.

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  9. Hello Shirley, you did another charming illo, with or without Monsieur, i just love them all...

    xx

    ~ mita

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  10. You can feel her longing... What beautiful sky and landscape, Shirley! Your mice characters are full of charm and personality!

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  11. OH you all are wonderful!! Thank you - I am visiting all of you right now, dear friends!

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  12. this is lovely Shirley! Your works are always so magic!

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  13. A very sweet and soulful image. Great work!

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  14. You've really conjured up the moment Shirley!! I love the name Malorie K Meadow! Delightful!

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  15. stunning as usual. always love popping in over here.

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  16. I am in love with these illustrations!!!

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  17. OOh Shirley, How absolutely sweet!!!! I fall in love each time I look at your illustration! I just want to go to that place! It's heaven. Honestly Shirley, you really have a wonderful and awesome gift. You illustrations have such feeling and heart! You will be happy to know that I did have facial!!!! Yeah! It cost me 75.00 to have some mud spread on me, but it was the best sleep I've had in weeks. Thanks so much for stopping by my friend! Have a good one!

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  18. Very sweet and alluring! Nice work!

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  19. I almost feel as though I am there! more than beautiful :)

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  20. HI Shirley, wow what a gift you have. Love your work and I wish you all the best in your quest. Thanks for dropping by my blog, I am glad to have found you :). Evelyn

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  21. Shirley, this is so beautiful!
    I want to live in the imaginative world you created where all the wonderful creatures and colorful sceneries exist.:)

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  22. This is so nice! You've captured the atmosphere so right.

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  23. This is so lovely! I hope her love returns soon!

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  24. Lovely take on the topic this week, and thank you so much for your comments on my WTWTA tribute. Yours is fantastic, I love the way you've treated Max, and the wild things on the wind work really well. Thanks again for your encouragement.

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  25. Shirley, again I am breathless and my eyes float over your beautiful work! Love these! Great job!

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  26. Beautiful illustration! You have such a lovely style.

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  27. the sweet atmosphere you created in this is just magical perfection.
    Is there a spare piece of cheese, I would love a little chunk!?!

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  28. I love the poetic nature of your paintings :)

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  29. eeeek, I will try to wait very patiently for the mousy cheese fest.

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  30. I loved the colors, and this effect!! congrats!!

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  31. You are SO good at balancing the little details with the big picture. Just BEAUTIFUL!

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  32. You are such a sweet ray of light! Thanks for your super kind words at Pacific Citrus!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. What a lovely romantic story with such beautiful watercolours. Thoughtful and inspiring work.
    And thanks for visiting my IF this week. So nice of you to come by.

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  34. hi shirley! thanks for your comment! love the colors in this, and the wistfulness of the character, you captured that very well!

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  35. Very nice piece. Fills me with longing.

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  36. So delightful atmosphere!!! Lovely!!! :)

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  37. Absolutelly beautiful!!! You have created a world so soft and sweet in your illustrations, I just want to get into it and know these lovely little fellows :)

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  38. I love your characters.... Shirley you are so talented!

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  39. A relaxing moonlit evening after a hard days work! Sweet illo!

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  40. so beautiful! the ambiance, the composition, the character and the emotion portrayed are fabulous!!

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  41. so gorgeous illustration! luv the watercolor ! I am your follower now! ^_^

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  42. This peice just makes me want to grab a cup of tea and crawl in bed under the covers. :)

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  43. Shirley, you are my senior.
    And you picture just like a movie shoot.

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  44. beautiful history and character.

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  45. This illo is so cute and poetic!Love it!

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  46. Fantastic job again Shirley! I do love the tilt of her head, you feel that sweet longing just looking at it! Beautiful work!

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  47. just stopping by and wishing you a lovely weekend!

    xx

    ~ mita

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  48. Okay, okay...this is just too sweet for words. I know I'm kinda late, but Malorie is so adorable and oh so pensive. Thank you for sharing this little one with us. She's beautiful.

    Have a great weekend, my dear.

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  49. Adorable, her expression is lovely and the scene as a whole is beautiful. Just got a big smile looking through your work =)

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