Sunday, January 3, 2010

Renewal



A little early, but I hope these "spring-like" illustrations bring a smile to you.

44 comments:

  1. I did spring too, I love them, they look so happy and sweet! By the way, I think your washes are lovely and you don't need lessons in my opinion, though it never hurts to learn more, I think you handle the medium well. I taught lessons for years and yours are nicely manipulated. If your having a specific difficulty email me and I'll see if I can help.

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  2. Hey Shirley! Happy New Year! Oh my gosh! I love the pose and the sweet disposition of your bear. He's so adorable! Great illustrations! Looking forward to your 2010 work. Love the new banner by the way, Very visitor friendly.... which is so perfect for your visitor friendly work :o)

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  3. Your little fairy is wonderful, Shirley!! I love your spring 'cause is so tender and expressive :)

    Smilies
    Stefania

    ps: i'm sorry for my english ^^'

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  4. so lovely that i can smell the spring, dear Shirley :)))

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  5. Well, 16 degrees w/wind chill at around 5, plus snow - beautiful, but your dose of spring on paper was good for the soul today! Your watercolors are beautiful Shirley, so full of life and colorful, I too especially love that Monsieur Olivet! Thanks so much for your last commentary on my renewal post I appreciate your encouragement - All the best for 2010....

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  6. So happy! And I love the warmth - so welcome in this cold spell! Thank you for posting these!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  7. That's cute ! Happy new year to you too, and lots of beautiful illustrations !

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  8. They're absolutely adorable! I think of the beginning of January as spring, always have done. (Something to do with christmas, then my birthday followed by new years day?)The 1st of January is to me a new beginning :) Happy new year Shirley!xx

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  9. Charming! Puts me in the mood for spring already :) Happy New Year Shirley!

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  10. These gave me such a lift and transported me straight to Spring. Thanks Shirley & Happy New Year to you.

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  11. Great concept and expressions!Wonderful pieces!

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  12. Beautiful,great colours,love it!

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  13. Wonderful! Your painting is always so free. Looks like the expression just comes so naturally, never forced.

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  14. Stop and smell the flowers and who knows what magic they will bring.
    Wonderful.

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  15. Hello Shirley,

    Happy new year! These illustrations are so refreshing! They really remind me of things new!

    I ope 2010 brings you a lot of joy, happiness and prosperity.

    Happy Birthday!

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  16. They are just breath taking!! Each one Shirley. Sometime I think you live out in the woods and fairies and bears come and visit you. I think you hold garden parties and serve some kind of magical fruit tea nectar. Of this I am sure!!! Happy New Year my friend. These are stellar!! Great work!

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  17. Oh, Shirley! A HUGE smile on my face. These are like a breath of fresh air. Just beautiful and sweet, my dear friend.

    And a very happy birthday to YOU, too! Hahahaha! It's everybody's birthday is Cesland, apparently. A worldwide celebration. :) (not really my birthday, teehee)

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  18. Delightful! I can't decide which one I like more. Hmmmp. Happy 2010 to you!

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  19. These are just lovely! For Christmas I got the sweetest American Greeting card, and I swear it looks like one of your drawings. Could it be?? Thanks again for all of your kindness, too! You ROCK!!!

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  20. Absolutely! These are just gorgeous. Your work ALWAYS makes me smile big! :)

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  21. Oh, yeah! You are really good! Such free brush strokes. I envy and admire the looseness of your style...

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  22. I have to comment twice 'cause I really like your work. I see you admire Lizbeth Zwerger and Amy June Bates. Me too!

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  23. wow!!! This is lovely! great artwork, shirley! :) I love the colors. feel warm.

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  24. It is so nice to see your Springtime illustrations. Thanks for chasing the gray away, even if only for a short time! :)

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  25. THANK YOU everyone - I hope you know how much I appreciate your visits and kind comments. Hope you all are having a great week, and staying warm!!

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  26. Oh My! These illos are breathtaking! The facial expressions certainly do bring a smile to my face and an anticipation of the blessings to come with the New Year!

    Brilliant! Love you much!

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  27. They're so uplifting and inspire a renewal for me too! Adorable, Shirley!

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  28. absolutely ADORABLE illustrations!

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  29. ohhh sure these two illustrations are so beautiful and full of joy that light up the mood!!!
    Happy new year to you Shirley :o)

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  30. OHHHH! I love these! I loved the word renewal! wonderful illustrations. Happy New Year Shirley!

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  31. Shirley, every time I see your art, I audibly gasp! So so wonderful!

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  32. It's so nice to see something spring-ish! Beautiful, Shirley!

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  33. I just found your blog and wanted to tell you how wonderful I think your work is. The moods you set are what I keep trying to achieve in my own work. Wonderful stuff!

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  34. I am bac again...
    Too good esp the second one.
    I just can't explain how much I liked it:)

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