Snow is a very appropriate theme for www.illustrationfriday.com this week. We are buried in it here in Minnesota. When I saw the IF theme today I thought this was my only snow related illustration. But I actually found a few more. One even combined snow and Christmas. I used it on this year's Christmas card. Maybe I tried to block out the memory of snow on it from my mind. It is not my favorite form of water after all. Bah Humbug! And the other image I found with snow I've already bookmarked for next year's card. So how could I forget about all that snow? Well, today I'm sticking with this humble piece.
It depicts the time worn joke of dogs getting the upper hand over cats. Not at my house.
Have you checked out all the amazing black and white art over at the 2013 Tomie dePaola Contest ? Illustrators were asked to depict scenes from Little Women, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Yearling. I chose The Yearling. Mine is somewhere towards the bottom. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
P.S. I set up this post Friday morning before the school tragedy unfolded. I didn't have the heart to post it. It seemed like we all needed to hold our breath and wait to exhale. But with a heavy heart I'm getting back to my normal schedule.