Saturday, April 24, 2010

Good habits with these little readers!


Good habit #1: Visit the library!
Good habit #2: Share a book with a friend.

THANK YOU!
I am so honored to have received the very special Deborah Award recently from the one and only Ces. Ces, you are a gem! Your wit, your zest for life, your amazing art make you truly unique..and your friendship is something I cherish. Thank you, my nutty friend! I am so honored to receive such a wonderful award in honor of Deborah who is a wonderful friend of Ces's who embodies courage, hope, and faith. She has inspired and encouraged so many in this blogosphere and it is a delight to visit her and Milo. Please visit if you can!

Thank you also, to Susan, and Karen W. for the honor of the Deborah Award, and also for the Renee Award, Karen. I am humbled and honored by the awards as they symbolize these amazing women. You ladies are such wonderful people who spread love and friendship through your visits and posts. I am grateful to have "met" you and call you friends. Thank you!

54 comments:

  1. These are beautiful Shirley. That little bear always has the sweetest face. You are quite welcome for the awards and the feelings are mutual my dear friend!

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  2. Oh, aren't these precious??? Yes, I agree! The library is such a magical place for me, just can't seem to get enough of the ancient smell of old books...

    Congrats on the awards, Shirley, you deserve them all! oxox

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  3. Very cute pieces, I just love the angles you are able to draw your characters from, I think that's one of the things that really brings them to life for me, as you know I struggle with drawing my characters side on etc but yours just look so good! Lovely little characters. Congratulations on your awards too you deserve them so much!

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  4. YAYAAYAY! Oh, yes, you deserve these awards and MORE! Better start clearing off that trophy shelf, honey. You deserve them all!

    Ah, Shirley, I LOVE these little guys! And I love that they are sharing. Soooooo cute. And do you know why I am so giddy right now, looking at these??? BECAUSE! Do you know what I did today? Of course you do. You must have been spying on me. I WENT TO THE LIBRARY AND GOT A LIBRARY CARD! Hahahahahahaha! For realz!

    ps. A friend gave me a watercolor moleskine recently. You inspire me.....

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  5. Congratulations Shirley!! I love all these latest illustrations - the expressions are just spot on. They're wonderful!

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  6. Bella is right you deserve more awards!!!!!! YIPPPPEEEEE! This is wonderful. I just love these little guys just sitting under a beautiful tree spending time reading a good book not play video games all day. Oh I must be talking about my own kid. This is beautiful and you make me want to jump right into this beautiful work of art and join them. I love this.
    Great work Girly!!! You've done it again!!!!!

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  7. Congrats on all your well deserved awards! I love your art!!! And you're pretty sweet too : )

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  8. absolutely adorable. i just love your watercolor style so unique and classic.

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  9. congrats on your awards =D I love all your illustrations and the style you use to create them! The little bear and fox are so sweet!

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  10. Shirley, you do an excellent combination of yellows and blues and reds and greens. I never be tired for to see your drawings.

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  11. Thank you so much...your work is awesome! :) I cant wait to see your new post ;)

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  12. Hi Shirley, how are you??
    Congrats on the award!!!
    Once again, you did a brilliant job with this illustration. I loveeeee your work, it's always so gorgeous, lovely and sweet! :)

    Hugs

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  13. adorable little reading friends, shirley! so sweet and what a great message.

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  14. Oh my Shirley Girl, you deserve zillions of awards! You, like so many of our friends make blogland so much fun and rewarding - it wouldn't be the same without you!

    Now these two friends, so charming and sweet, I love how you captured the excitement & pride in that little bear! Oh, the library is one of my most favoritest places in the world, I know our whole staff - and good for you Bella, gettin' that card!

    I love how the little friends are sharing a good book together, they are just so sweet, ah....the simple things in life are usually the best - thanks for the treat Shirley!

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  15. I love going to the library and sit down on the floor leaning on the bookshelf but the librarian always tells me to sit on the chair so I stopped going there and go to Barnes and Noble instead. Actually I could just stay at home and read all these books. It will take me more than my lifetime to finish them. I love books and our house is filled with them. I even have a book about books! I love the gilded edges, the leather covers and gold trims. I love the different types. I love the smell of printed books. Books are everywhere in my house except the bathrooms. I refuse to have books taken to the bathroom. Someone once did that and I threw away the book. Oh and I do not like paperbacks. You deserve all of these blog awards. All of them!

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  16. Congrats on your awards!

    And these illustrations are just delightful. The colors and subject are really fun - and I just love the expressions on their little critter faces.

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  17. Hi Shirley, these watercolour illustration are lovely. :D You are building up the characters well :)

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  18. Hi Shirley, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm the one who's been amiss about visiting yours. Congratulations on your rewards!! Your work is as beautiful and charming as ever!

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  19. I couldn't agree more with the sentiments of this post!!! What a beautiful illustration!!! And congrats to you on your awards-they are truly well-deserved! :) Theresa

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  20. Congrats on the award!
    These illo's are adorable (again)

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  21. Aww Shirley your characters are always so soulful! You capture expressions and gestures so perfectly. Not to mention the absolute cuteness! Lovely, lovely, lovely :)

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  22. Congrats Shirley! You deserve a room full of awards! I can't help but feel joy and tickled every time I stop by. These little library buddies are so cute! Great message too. God bless! Hey thanks for stopping by! Your comments are like the morning dew.

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  23. Hi Shirley, congratulations you are the winner of one of my pendants (Pretty Lady) for my 200th post giveaway. Can you email me your address again as I don't think I have it anymore and I shall pop it in the post to you! xxxx

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  24. he said, 'let's go see the bear' which means cue up shirley's blog. glad to see you had posted again. as always, i freakin love it. brilliant, i say. brilliant!

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  25. I love your illustrations, your character are always so adorable!! And congrats on the awards, you truly deserve them!
    And thank you for visiting my new site !

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  26. There aren't enough awards for you as far as I'm concerned. You are deserving of everyone, my love.

    These little guys are simply adorable. I love the angle and the bear that's holding the Library Card. Your illustrations are the most beautiful and whisical and fun that I've ever encountered.

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  27. I forgot. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your warm and generous comments really make my day!

    Love you much!

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  28. 喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

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  29. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

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  30. 2. i always love your paintings, love your watercolor style, it's true! :)

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  31. 3. i cant find my Monsieur, where is he? :)

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  32. 4. i know you're busy, thank you for visiting me, you're the sweetest :)

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  33. 5. im sending away a few things from my forest, but sssssssssstttttt dont tell anyone ok? it's a secret, hope you'll receive it soon :)

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  34. 6. sorry i smile a lot :))))))))))) hahahahah, see you later dearest Shirley!

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  35. oh my gosh Shirley, these are so sweet it makes my bottom lip judder with all of the cuteness oozing from them.
    Utter loveliness.

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  36. Wonderful illustrations!And great advices for everyone:)

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  37. Cute...are they reading about Monsieur O?

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  38. So sweet Shirley. I think they are trying to find out where Monsieur O has gone!

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  39. It's SO awesome to hear from all of you - many, many thanks for your visits..I realize how busy you all are. I am trying my best to visit all of you too...and yes, perhaps those little ones are reading about Monsieur Olivet! : ) Hope to post something soon...thanks again for stopping by!

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  40. you are so awesome for saying that! just keep on doing that thing you do and we'll be happy. :)

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  41. always fun to find another fellow "cute / whimsical illustrator in blog land!!!

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  42. Congratulations, Shirley! :-)

    And hooray for your good habits list (and adorable matching illustrations!)

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  43. 錢,給你帶來歡愉的日子,但不給你帶來和平與幸福 ..................................................

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  44. Take your time Shirley, I wish I had the discipline you have, I tend to gravitate back to the blogs way more than I should while I need to be working more - I guess I'm addicted!

    Just checking in to see how you're doin' - hope things are well in your part of the world.

    xoxoxo Susan

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  45. Congrats on the awards!!!! I love your work!!!! :)

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  46. Hey Shirley! Just been 'round visiting a bit, when your comment came in - so great to hear from you, thanks a bunch for your visit! Yes, I am SO excited but very saturated with information. Please do click on the links whenever you get a moment, especially Marla Frazee, she is incredibly gifted. I bought a couple of her books that she signed. She also works in watercolor! I've been studying the 'Clementine' series she illustrated for early chapter books by Sara Pennypacker - all pen and ink, which is something I have to work on to develop the black and white portion of my portfolio. Well, thanks for your cheers Shirley, but I'm afraid you'll have a long wait to see my picture book, that's quite a ways in the future! And as for my 'good and evil' exercise, HA, that's long since gone to a landfill somewhere in MA!

    Missed you too - hope you're doing well! xoxo

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  47. Thank you so, so much...
    lovely to hear back from you, it's really been a long time!
    I'll sure start IF-ing soon.

    Have a great weekend!

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