Monday, January 30, 2012

Forward

Illustration Friday: Forward

I've been looking forward to this time of year.. SEED CATALOG time.
Pages full of the promise of the golden goodness of summer.

As I was looking through the stacks of seed catalogs last night I had to laugh. My baby-sitters father used to read me the Burpee seed catalog. He would go page by page tasting each veggie ..or bug.. and make faces. We would laugh for hours. Now, when I look at the pages I'll think how good that juicy ripe tomato looks and laugh out loud as I hum at the gorgeous fruit on the page.

Forward..

I've been thinking about moving forward ..
and staying put .. right here on this blog space.

As I've been trying another space on for size and thinking about moving there I've realized -
There is no need to move to a new space. I can move forward right here.

Burbs and the Bees.

Simple fact is..
I am a bee-girl.

The tag line has changed a bit:
Doodling on the suburban homefront.

So I think I am going to just keep "doodling around" right here..
Thanks for hanging in there with me!


22 comments:

Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

Love it...I'm glad about your decision. And I love the story about reading the seed catalog...how hilarious is that?!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

What wonderful dreaming material the catalogues provide! If I ever have grandchildren, I, too, will read the seed catalogs!

Yoyo said...

What a fun illustration with cheerful colors, and I loved the story about the catalog. :)

Bertie Bainbridge said...

Thumbing seed catalogues is just the tonic at this time of year. Daydreaming of the glory we are going to create and be a part of! Best of luck in finding some beautiful bee plants for your seed order.

Sarah Melling said...

As another gardener and bee lover, I'm really enjoying your work!

Misti said...

I've always loved your blog---I hope you are here more often!

Angel said...

Great illustration and story! Very cute. I too love seed catalogs.

Roland Prinsler said...

So much to detect in this one, very nice!

Isabelle said...

Lovely idea, and story!! This illo looks just great!! I love seeds catalogues too hehe..and I so love it when illustrators take the time to write the "story" behind their illustration. Thanks for sharing!! Perfect illo for the theme!

Kelly Bermudez said...

Beautiful!

Rita said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations.

Patricia Lee Christensen said...

Such a great idea! The images of packages of seeds bring such nostalgic yet hopeful feelings of future possibilities! Love your illustration!

Cindy D. said...

So cute and happy! I managed to miss this one from all the entries so I'm glad it made it to the IF front page. Very nicely done, particularly because I am so fond of collections of neat tiny things. And great write-up!

Laura said...

Love this & the hopefulness it inspires! Congrats on pick of the week!

Sarah Melling said...

Thanks for your comment, and congratulations on being the pick of the week on IF. I was lucky enough to receive that a while back and it means that you will get lots of blog visitors which your blog really deserves!

Rafa Mir said...

Love this illustration, congrats... :)

patricerosehill said...

LOVE THE SEEDS!

Nancy said...

the story about the seed catalog as a read-aloud is a riot! made me laugh. absolutely love all your "doodles"; they are darling. i think they'd be cute framed in a collage of sorts or on their own. glad you'll be staying here (because i had missed the other blog until this morning!).

Shawnte said...

These seed drawings are so cute. Simple but somehow, very inspirational!

theartcake.com said...

I love this illustration! : ) Neat style!

-Christi from theartcake.com

Anne Onsøien said...

I like your illustrations, thought I'd just pop in and say that:-) Have a great day! Anne

Koosje Koene said...

what a cute and fun and happy illustration and post. And congrats on being pick of the week on illustration friday! Yay!