Friday, May 6, 2011

The beginning of the day in Costa Rica

Beginner. That's the theme today. And in the jungles of Costa Rica, the day begins LOUD. Thanks to the lowly cicada. But I wouldn't have it any other way. The first sound you are likely to hear is the grunt of the howler monkey. Then the buzz of the cicada slowly builds to an ear popping symphony.

These illustrations were completed for 2010's, "There's an Iguana on my roof!" for Art House Co-op.

Now if you want to hear the real thing be sure to play this short video. It was filmed at dusk when the cicadas perform their 2nd act. Turn up the sound! It builds to a deafening roar!


Nina Crittenden said...

What a great interpretation of "Beginning!" Your illustrations are so lush and rich in color- just perfect for a rainforest!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Jeepers the sound was the cicada?
That is amazing.
Sharon we love your story,, are you going to tell us more?
And your illustrations are beautiful
YOU create magic!

Serline said...

Ahhh, to wake to the cicada symphony again... I miss Phuket!

Linda Hensley said...

Who would've thought bugs could make me smile? Especially like the top illustration and the way you did the background.