Friday, February 25, 2011

Mini SWARM

Today's http://www.illustrationfriday.com/ theme is swarm. I think you'll have to use your imagination on this one! Imagine the friendly looking bee flying off and swarming with his pals. BBBZZZZZ!

I did this illustration around 3 years ago. It depicted a scene from my story, "The Tale of the Magic Cat Whiskers" I really shouldn't let my idea of magic cat whiskers go to waste. I still love that idea. But the illustration...not so much. I've really grown as an illustrator since I did this piece. But one thing I do love about this illo is the glowing green color of the flowers. Speaking of flowers...


This is my magic orchid. It was in full bloom last May. I always call it my magic orchid because it has been blooming without fail for many years now.

Flash forward... to today to be exact. And my orchid is at it again. The magic buds starting forming around 1-2 months ago. And it now has 4 blooms and many more to come. And it was only about 6 months ago that it was still in its last flower mode.









I do have 2 cats. And that is a lot of magic whiskers after all!




8 comments:

charmine. said...

Your illustration is nice and that bee looks curious.Love those orchids!

Have a nice weekend.din

Pat Tillett said...

Both the illustration and the photos are beautiful!

DJan said...

You must have a magic touch with that orchid for it to continue to bloom all the time. I never heard of that before. And I love your early illustration! The green flowers and little pixie are adorable.

Indigene said...

Beautiful illustration and great pixs, too!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Your illustrations always seem playful and interesting to me. I suppose your do all sorts of things beyond what I have seen on your blog.

I asked Norman Rockwell once if he thought I should go the ways of Pollock or stick with realism and he said stick with realism. I liked everything he did and my photography is something like he did in his Post illustrations. Focus on the center of attention and I try to do that. He had that wonderful circle to work with and I never could do it like he did.

penelopeneal said...

Sharon,
Your work is soooo fun and the colors wonderful! Such spirit. I have to say I'm always looking for examples of fun dog art to inspire me to get out of my own head and loosen up and yours came up on a google search then I recognized the dog when I visited your blog... Thank you! I'm so glad you left a message on my blog—I don't always have time to explore IF's artists, but I love visiting those who stop by mine, so thank you, brought me here again.

Amin said...

Hello!
Well done!Beautiful photos!

Wanda..... said...

Most Beautiful!!! Hope my orchid lives to reach such a beautiful age...it's almost in the stage of blooming again.