Friday, April 15, 2011

Sidney's Journey

When I turned my attention from fine art to children's illustration, Sidney the Unstoppable Squirrel was my very first project. I wrote and illustrated a completely unpublishable short story. But it's still kind of cute. And I still love the illustrations. The story introduces Sidney and his very good friend Carmen the chipmunk. Together they embark on a journey to find the magic corn kernels hidden somewhere in the forest. Journey is the http://www.illustrationfriday.com/ theme today. Here's an excerpt from my story... They ran for the hole as fast as they could. Sidney could hear the cat's paws beat faster and faster behind him. Then Carmen dove for the hole and Sidney was right behind. He squeezed inside just as an Orange Paw swiped his backside. From the safety of their new den they peered outside. A big Orange face snarled back at them. "Yuck, fish breath!" said Carmen shaking her head. And with a twitch of a whisker and a splash of smelly drool the cat left. "We won!" shouted Sidney. Not the end!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are those Calico or Tortie Paws?

SquirrelQueen said...

Run Sidney!
Run Carmen!
This sounds like a great story Sharon, great drama and I love the illustration.
This tale deserves to be published.

Au and Target said...

Great fluid squirrels!

DJan said...

Oooo! I love your red tulips, and the red in the squirrels, too. They are great looking guys, Sharon.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

the illustration is just precious! Love the tulips on your page!

Ginger*:) said...

And it is cute! Great illustration and wonderful action.

Indigene said...

Great energy and color!

Serline said...

Love the illustration, though the story left me a bit breathless. Unstoppable Squirrel and his chipmunk sidekick... I heard Marvel is looking for new super heroes ;-P

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is so darn good!
Run Forrest run...