Thursday, May 6, 2010

Scenes on the water

"And then the raft tipped ever so slightly to the left...," Pierre continued.
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Timothée, Monsieur Olivet's nephew, enjoys a brisk sail in his father's speedboat.
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Hi Everyone! Thanks for your patience as I've been away tending to a bunch of different items. Seems the to-do list continues getting longer and longer, and it's already MAY! Happy Mother's Day coming up to all the wonderful moms out there. Hope your families spoil you or at least tell you how much you're appreciated!

Website continues to move forward and I am upbeat as I keep working on it.
I hope you all are doing well and I look forward to checking in and seeing all of the cool work I've missed for weeks now! : )

50 comments:

  1. oh Shirley - I'm so glad to have come acros syour site today!!! I absolutely love your paintings - and my little girl does too - we'll definitely be back for sure! Happy mothers day to you :)

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  2. Oh these are sweet and the water is so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for the visit Shirley. You are missed! I'm glad things are going well and you are able to be productive. I can't seem to get much done myself. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  3. These are illos are treasures! So charming!

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  4. Lovely, lovely work!!!!!

    Saskia :)

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  5. Wonderful! I love Timothée's cheese flag on that speedboat :)

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  6. I admire your dedication for keep coming back and post your marvelous images, even though you're so busy yourself. I hope you're taking care of yourself, Shirley! :)) oxx

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  7. So sweet! LOVE that aqua blue and the swiss cheese flag!!

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  8. Hey There Lady Bug!!! We missed you!!!! Can you tell??? LOL!! Oh I have missed you so much, but again I know just how busy it can get for talented people like yourself. There is always lots to do. I am in here working on a doll for a customer and I really need to get cracking on this new book project, but I will be finished with the doll today so I can get rolling. How are you? Hope that all is well. I need to call you. I hope that you are well and I know that you are going to have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am excited about the book as well. Everything is going so fast, but I am blessed and happy. There is so much to share with you. I will try to call. This is wonderful illustration set just steals my heart. They are such active little characters Shirley!! You are brilliant in a word. Really you are. It seems so effortless for you. Beautiful line and color and texture. Amazing!
    Hugs
    V

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you, too, Shirley! These little illos are really adorable. I can see your watercolor style getting better and better.

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  10. It is very cute this design :)I am never disappointed with you !

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  11. How beautiful these illustrations are! Love them both so much. Hope you enjoy the weekend! Theresa

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  12. Oh my goodness Shirley, how do you pack so much magic in such a tiny space?

    These characters are absolutely charming! I especially love Timothee'w Swiss cheese flag and the beautiful way you rendered the water - just magical!

    So glad to hear things are moving along nicely for you - I really need to follow your example and stay away for a couple weeks straight - wish me luck!

    Thanks so much for your visit and for checking on us and posting now and again, and have a wonderful Mother's Day yourself! xoxoxo

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  13. Shirley, all your works have (forgive my english please) the delicacy that must have the watercolour but also the strong in little tuch that make the ilustration got the necesary charm.
    it's a pleasure to see your blog.

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  14. SHIRLEYYYYYYY!!!!! Aw, girlfriend, these are fantastic! Love the colors of the water. And that speedboat is awesome. Hahaha to the swiss cheese flag! Such sweet little guys. You are just a tall, cold glass of Happy!

    Hope you get a lot of mommy-love squishies, too!

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  15. Wonderful Shirley - the colours are so vibrant - and the expressions are so adorable! Good luck with your site - can't wait to see it! I've started building one for me too - it's nowhere near ready though!

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  16. Shirley, You have a knack for caturing such sweet emotion in your adorable characters with just a few brushstrokes. It makes me want to crack out my watercolours again :) so scrumptious! I really enjoy your blog!
    Happy Mommy's Day to you too!

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  17. They both are so adorable! The details are amazing (that flag!!) and I love the fresh color of the water.

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  18. it's always refreshing to see the colors in your works, lovely!

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  19. Hey Shirley. I'm glad to see that all is well with you my friend. I love Monsieur Olivet and HIS nephew. They are so adorable. Your work is so delightful and inspiring. Have a happy Mom's Day!

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  20. wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend ;))

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  21. i know i miss you just by seeing this illo.

    kisses hugs to Shirley and the faeries.

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  22. This is so beautiful. I particularly love Timothee! He is adorable.

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  23. of course, we'll take a boat ride with timothee! :) ... your scenes are always so perfect. i love, love, love it!

    hope you had perfectly fantastic holiday.

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  24. Absolutely love that sailor mouse piece with the cheese flag! I really enjoy your inviting style with the fun splashes that liven it up so much.

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  25. cute and beautiful as ever! :-)

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  26. Oh...my....goodness!!! I just squealed with delight as your mouse sailor is so freakin' cute! The movement in the water is really nice too. :)

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  27. I had to stop by and get my dose of SHIRLEY!
    I so love your work!

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  28. Love these sweet illustrations. Your work is lovely - very fun characters :)

    Good luck with crossing out items on your to-do list. I know what you mean - mine seems grow each day.

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  29. Hi Shirley! Thanks so much for your nice blog comment! I'm happy to have discovered YOUR blog as well! I love your paintings!

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  30. Hey Shirley! Your characters are so adorable and charming as always. And I love the water, it has so much movement in it :) Can't wait to see your new site!!!
    Cheers,
    Julissa :)

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  31. tus acuarelas tienen algo que me recuerdan mis libros de infancia. Un estilo clásico y muy fino
    abrazos

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  32. Hi Shirley so glad my pretty lady made it safely too you!! Can't believe I missed this little beauty! Love the perspectives you manage to draw and those beautiful colours! I have to agree with Susan you manage to pack so much into such a little space, gorgeous!

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  33. Hi Shirley -- just a little note to say hi! I'm always happy to come see your work, always so bright and cheerful. And that Swiss Cheese Flag on the speedboat is priceless! :-)

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  34. these are adorable, shirley! great characters, wonderful colors and that little swiss cheese flag is too much

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  35. Shirley! I was very take with your recipe illo on They Draw and Cook, your style is so sweet and I just love it! Thank you for the kind comments you left on my cobbler illo! I'll be sure to be back to see more of your darling artwork!

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  36. wow, it's a master piece!!

    greats works!!
    Bye bye! Pablo

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  37. You are welcome Shirley:)
    Your characters are always so cute and charming!

    I love the top and bottom piece. So contrast, one is the quiet piece and the other the movement piece:)

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  38. Oh Shirley!! I loveeee your art! always so sweet and cute and beautiful! :) It warms my heart!
    Portuguese hugs!

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  39. You are a beast Shirley!! And I mean that in the nicest way! Your work is always emotional and strong! Bravo!!

    -Wilson

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  40. hey shirley,

    great water colouring yet again...

    i've sent you an email by the way!

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  41. ooooo! these are SO cute, shirley! haven't been here in awhile but i get the vibe you've been busily wc'ing more and more wonderful work! :))

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