Monday, June 10, 2013

Children's Books

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I love the www.illustrationfriday.com theme this week.  I have a lot of fun illustrating for children.  The top self portrait is my own personal take on a favorite childhood book.  The Princess and the Pea.  I so relate to her delicate sensibilities!  Obviously, if I were a princess my world would include exotic leopards, Scarlet macaws and ruby red tiaras. The only flaw is the hurdle of getting up in the night to go to the bathroom.  And the neck cramps from sleeping on that stiff looking circular velvet pillow.  I guess every fairy tale is fractured.   


Here I am at princess training school.  A.K.A prom.


Here I am again.  Do you see the tiara through the fog?  Dreams really do come true.  At least in my head. 



15 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You have a point about the pillow. Love it though!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's a very fashionable princess...but yeah, if she could feel that pea through those mattresses, she definitely needs a better neck pillow.

Creations By Mit said...

BWAHAHA!! Great point about getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night! Looks like a pretty good drop when you're half asleep. I think I would want a leopard too, if I were a princess....

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool illustration and great pictures, too.

Maggid said...

I believe dream come true . . .
Yours look marvelous.
-g-

DJan said...

Adorable pictures, and I simply LOVE the Princess self portrait. You are so incredibly talented, Sharon. :-)

Sherry Ellis said...

I really like the colors you used in the first illustration. Very vibrant!

barbara l. hale said...

Love the illustration and the old photos! Hey, why not exotic leopards, scarlet macaws and ruby red tiaras??

poppylocke said...

I love your illustration! Amazing colours... I had parrots hanging from my bedroom ceiling as a kid - they were made of wood, but I get where you're coming from! :)
So cute to see those photos too!

Linda Hensley said...

Love the leopard. You were such a cute little princess :)

Caren Gittleman said...

"what we THINK we are we BECOME"

:)

Rita said...

Great interpretation of the story and your old pictures are great!

toemail said...

Great picture, Sharon. And you ought to send it in, we do illustrations, paintings and drawings too , ya know? :)

Pat Tillett said...

Great one! The illustration and the young you photos! cute!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love it! That's a great self-portrait, Sharon. Blessings, my friend!