Sunday, November 15, 2009

Unbalanced? Certainement pas! – Illustration Friday



Marie Marguerite Beaufort and her partner, Philippe Niolo, prepare to move their latest creation to the judging table at this year's World Pastry Forum. Uncle Olivet, never once missing any of his nieces' competitions, proudly (though a bit nervously) cheers her on.

46 comments:

  1. Hi Everyone! Just wanted to thank you all for your visits this past week..they made my whole week. Also, a cool job fell through, but that' is ok...as they say, C'est la vie! Really, it would've been super, but I am turning lemons into lemonade and enjoying painting Monsieur.
    Have a wonderful week ahead everyone - Shirley

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  2. Oh, that's a pity:( Well, looking on the bright side you've created a delightful little scenario here! I do love your little mice!

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  3. Hey Shirley, Sorry about the "cool" job, but there is a way c"cooler" one waiting for you, I'm sure. Great work on the balancing act! Your perspective is amazing. You delight and inspire! thanks

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  4. Sorry to hear about the job, but you know sometimes things happen for a reason and I'm sure there is a better one just around the corner. Loving your latest creation. The food looks so tasty and juicy and I love the detail that you manage to include every time. Beautiful work!!!

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  5. Sorry to read about the job.
    I love this illustration - the lines in your illo's are always so soft - with what do you draw them?

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  6. beautiful illustration, Shirley. Sorry about the the job.

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  7. awwww you did it again!!! and still with Uncle Olivet ahaha, you make me laugh Shirley :D nice one!

    feel sorry about the job too :(

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  8. Just love it.. The dessert looks delicious and the mice... well they are just to cute!

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  9. Wonderful illustrations!The colours are amazing and the idea is adorable!

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  10. Thanks for the kind words everyone. I appreciate it so much! I'm fine, really! I am thankful for all of you. Thanks to Linda and Kay for the potential opportunity to work with them. I hope the project goes well!

    OK, I'll be by to check out all of your blogs now.. : )

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  11. you have so beautiful illustrations!

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  12. I just can't get enough of your sweet adorable little mice...They are all so heart warming :) With a talent like yours, I'm sure it'll be pretty easy to land on a new project soon - fingers crossed for you!

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  13. This is great for the topic. Hope they don't lose the top before the contest.

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  14. I think this is your best one yet, Shirley!!I love the idea and the painting is wonderful. Those desserts are luscious!

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  15. oh.... these widdle mices are just sooo cute!!
    So much work ( and talent goes into each one of these super illo's)
    Thanks Shirley I am just about to meet my new little niece in an hour's time:)

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  16. Your water colours are magnificent :)

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  17. Well drawn! What a fun illustration. :D

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  18. Wow! Such a wonderful drawing! Great work and love your style! Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see more of your artwork! Love it.

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  20. Two words...simply adorable. Sorry, I had to delete the misspelled words in the last entry. Way too embarrassing especially since it was just to words....*smile. I need some coffee now...

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  21. oh how fun! I love all your little characters and the tall, teetering pastry adds the wow factor.

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  22. I love the style and intricacy of your illustration and am sure with talent like this, many cooler jobs will come your way! All the best and thanks for the visit and comment!

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  23. Hey, Ms. Shirley. So sorry about the cool job that fell through. But there has to be something much better for you.

    Your illustration is the most beautiful and fun thing I've seen you do yet. I love the character Monsieur Olivet, and hope that his neice and her partner have much success in the copetition! Hehehe!

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  24. That's so lovely shirley! Such nice detail! :)

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  25. Hi Shirley, what a beautiful illustration. Your lines are so soft, and your character is adorable. You have a wonderful style. Love it!

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  26. Love all the mice! how wonderful your illustrations are. Beautiful work!

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  27. you rock!!!the cakes are so well and softly coloured...

    this is even better than the last post for IF...wow!!!!!

    and thanks so, so much for the advice. i'll be looking forward for more ... illos and advice.

    have a nice week!

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  28. I Shirley meant to post this earlier. I love your little mouse world and your illustrations of that world.

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  29. I am so impressed! This is so perfect for unbalanced!
    I love that every one of your images tells a story. I want to know your characters, I want to take a walk with them (especially Monsieur).

    I have been sick and uninspired this last week and nothing was coming to me for the IF topic. Thanks for the comment on my Christmas piece, it cheered me up : )

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  30. I love the style of your line work and watercolor application. Wonderful illustration!

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  31. I love all the details in these charming watercolors! Fascinating story.

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  32. Olivet series is making me wanna go to fancy restaurants and order European cuisines! Love all the wonderful details here.

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  33. I always hold my breath when they have to move those delicious creations to the judging table!! Love your mouse chef!!

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  34. Wonderful! Your paintings always look so very amazingly delightfuly real, they go straight to the heart! And to the gut for a good laugh. :D

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  35. My heart skipped a beat! Lovely work Shirley!!

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  36. I think Marie and Philippe have everything under control :) Great illustration!

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by the Budge Blog!

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  37. YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLY CREATIVE!!! Not only are you a fabulous artist, but you have so many great ideas. I love this!

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  38. This is just brilliant...you are extremely talented and I'm so glad I came across your wonderful creations.

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  39. Shirley you are such and inspiration! Another beautiful illustration. And a great take on the theme. All of your mice actually inspired me to draw a mouse the other day. Oh you make it look so easy and natural! All of my mice looked a little ratty. Great Job!

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  40. A really tasty unbalanced image!!!
    Love your technique...!

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  41. A really tasty "unbalanced" image!
    love it

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  42. Hi Everyone! I would just like to thank each and every person who has come by this past week...I truly appreciate your kind words and the fact that you take time out to visit. It's wonderful to visit all of you, too! Have a restful and fun week ahead and hope this finds you all healthy and happy right on into the holidays! : )

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