Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hello March...and a giveaway at www.welovetoillustrate.com!

Thank you everyone for your kind and fun visits here at the blog. It is truly a treat for me to visit all of you, too...all I know is that I'm continually inspired by what I see on the blogs in terms of energy, good will, and such amazing creativity...it's inspiring, and I am taking those cues to heart and sketching each day to keep working toward my goals.

Also, I wanted to let you all know that in honor of thanking our kind followers, the ladies at www.welovetoillustrate.com are hosting a mini-print giveaway...click here to see Julissa, Nina, Jennifer, Bee, and Cally's fabulous designs and enter for a chance to win. We had a great time celebrating all things baby!

Here's my little baby bunny illlustration in honor of the Year of the Rabbit. Cally had a keen idea that it might make for a fun animal-alphabet series..I will need to start on that right away! : )

Have a great week everyone! ~ Shirley

44 comments:

  1. Awww, she is so adorable. I'll go and take a peek at the give-away! Thanks!

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  2. Shirley I just LOVE your little bunny! What a sweetheart :) And what a beautiful new header for your blog too! I'd really love to see you do an animal alphabet series, I'm sure it would just give me a heart attack from all the cuteness hehe!

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  3. oh this is darling! how adorable.

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  4. oooooo, sooooooo sweet! I love it, I want the whole alphabet ;)

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  5. That is the sweetest bunny I have ever seen!

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  6. Shirley - I just feel in love with your bunny as soon as I saw it. And I love that beautiful butterfly that has captured his attention. So sweet.
    xo, Julissa :)

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  7. Precious bunny! It would make a great Easter card too!

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  8. Oooh, I agree, this would be a fantastic series! And the way you added the letters, the font, it has a lovely vintage feel to it, just great!

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  9. This is so sweet and adorable! Before I read your post I thought that you illustrated a baby board book cuz it would make for a fabulous one!

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  10. Awww! He is adorable! Your lettering and characters are perfect for such a project! I can’t wait to see all his alphabet brothers and sisters :o) Your work makes me feel all fuzzy inside... thanks Shirley!

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  11. Delightful! (as always.) Yes, get to work on that alphabet. :)

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  12. cute little rabbit.
    I love how the carrot looks so big in comparison :)

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  13. your work is always so adorable, and this is no different. the bunny is the cutest little thing ever, i wonder if he can eat that whole carrot by himself? love the font you used here too!

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  14. I love this sweet illustration. Your watercolors are so lovely and charming.

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  15. This baby bunny is just as sweet and fresh as the spring days ahead! I'm going to be waiting to see the rest of this alphabet- I can only imagine the cuteness of what's to come! :o)

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  16. Hey Shirley, oooh- aaaah!, this makes me want to be a kid again :) Wow you have captured the essence and the joy of my childhood books. Shirley the time travelling machine.

    It's amazing how your work fills us with joy.
    I come from the darkside and I'm still jealous.

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  17. Hi Shirley! Your bunny is SO sweet. I think an alphabet series is a great idea - and then time for a book! Everyone should see your lovely work. :) Thank you for the giveaway link - I shall check it out. Enjoy the rest of your week! Theresa

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  18. I think I just died of love--that bunny is so wonderfully cute! Such a perfect composition...and the colors are just yummy!

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  19. So so sweet, yes - definitely an alphabet. Can't wait!

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  20. Oh my goodness gracious how deliciously sweet and charming!!! Shirley girly, YOU ARE JUST THE BEST!!!! Honestly. Forgive me for yelling, but it needs to be yelled from the mountain top! You are awesomely talented with the gift of sight of course and creativeness, but also with the gift of inspiration. Your illustrations are powerful yet soft. Kind of like an iron firs in a velvet glove! It's amazing and healing all at the same time.
    Yes you can sit in my pew anytime. We would sit side by side drawing quietly and creative awesome characters. I would even let you hold my brand new tambourine! he he he he he!
    LOVE TO YOU and YOURS
    V

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  21. Ooooo, Shirley, I do so love Alphabets! This would be delightful! You go, girl!

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  22. Hi Shirley. This is absolutely adorable. That cute little expression is just too much. He looks so content with that big old carrot!

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  23. Where is my comment? Huh? It is not here? Did I not write that down? I did think of it though. B as in Beautiful! Tsup!

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  24. such a sweet bunny :) you could also squeeze in a c for carrot here :)

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  25. Oh, he is NOT letting that carrot go, no siree! Shirley, he is scrumptious and adorable. In fact, he almost looks like he's about to go into a food coma and dream of magical flutterbys. Awwwwwww!

    Gotta check out the giveaway now. Toodles!

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  26. This bunny is guaranteed to release an atomic bunny fart! PFFFFFTTTT!

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  27. Magnificent work Shirley, always a pleasure to visit.

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  28. Oh Shirley, words fail me to describe how I LOVEEE your work... This bunny is so cuteee and sweet and fluffy! the colours are so amazing, the carrot looks so yummy in it's vibrant orange! also love the way that you arranged the text and the font choice. You are a genius!!!

    The animal alphabet is an awesome idea! can't wait to see more :D

    Thanks so much for your always so kind comments on my blog, theu are much appreciated :)

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  29. His expression is absolutely precious! An animal alphabet is a wonderful idea.

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  30. Hi gorgeous Shirley, it's been too long between visits, hope you've been well. Your site looks wonderful and your work is even more beautiful and delicate than I remember it, love this little bunny and the fox on the sidecar... Too cute! Congrats on welovetoillustrate! x Alisa

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  31. 'Tis perfect Shirley! Absolutely love how the bunny has that giant carrot secured and is gazing off at the butterfly. As always, fantastic work!

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  32. Oh Shirley, this is adorable! I love the idea of a baby alphabet book.

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  33. I’m baaaack! Hey Shirley! Thanks for stopping by. Just wanted to drop in and say “Have a blessed week!” I’m heading down to Santa Fe for vacation in a bit. See ya when I get back !!!

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  34. Oh WOW Shirley. This is divine! Super job!

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  35. Hi Shirley
    Its so so adorable!!!Very Sweet:))))
    Regds
    Deepa

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  36. This is the cutest bunny I have EVER seen! Beautiful, Shirley!!!

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  37. Shirley,
    I wanted to thank you for the comment on my blog, I also feel extremely privileged as your work is INCREDIBLE... and i have to agree with everyone... this bunny is just toooo cute!
    thanks again,
    and keep up YOUR amazing work
    Clare x

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  38. I really like your little bunny! Many success with "We Love to Illustrate"

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  39. Oh Shirley,
    It's always a treat hearing from you cause I know you are up to your eyeballs in work. Which is a good thing, but when you take time out of your busy day to come by it means the world to me. Thank you so much for you very kind words. They are so encouraging. It was fun going back to the traditional media. I can't wait to do more like this. I am so excited to do more. Thanks again for the support. I will keep you posted for sure. Hope that spring has shown up at your house!
    Sending you flowery hugs and kisses
    V

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