August 11, 2006

Play and Shop



when play got away
4" x 6" ink/watercolor on #140 arches
click for larger image

When I got the Illustration Friday prompt play an hour ago in my inbox I skipped on down to the painting room and had some fun. Which was good for me today, because last night dear Chloe had a friend over and I was not feeling quite so happy around 3 a.m. Little girls like to PLAY. My take on the prompt play was skipping rope.
When no one would play with you on the play ground, you could always skip rope. My preoccupation in elementary school (besides drawing constantly) was flying and skipping rope. I guess the prompt brought me to a playful place where the two could come together with my recent red bird drawings. These are all going to be for sale as originals and they are in the process of becoming note cards too, in our new little shop. Stay tuned!
Thank you Penelope for helping me be less grumpy this morning! (yes, those little girls are still sleeping...)

The word for the day is obvious. Go PLAY! It is Friday after all ...

26 comments:

BAM said...

Love it.

claudine hellmuth said...

I love it!! so fresh!

Funky Finds said...

I love this Susan. Brilliant as usual! Happy weekend!

andrea said...

I just love your little w/c illustrations. So full of character.

angela said...

oh susan... this is definitely the definition of play.

and it is friday, and maybe that's what we all simply just go out and do?

playfully play!

oxo

slatts said...

Makes me wanna catch a butterfly or a bird and PLAY!!!

cool!

Lady Guedes said...

So cute!

Paige Keiser said...

I just love your work!

Scott W said...

wheeeeeee!!!

Pat said...

So happy. Carefree. Playful. I just love what you've done!! Pat

swampgrrl said...

beautiful little snapshot of play!

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Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

oh you, just like that, you weave magic an joy to share!

Joy Eliz said...

sweet and fun! Very beautiful!!

Madeleine said...

what a talent you are!! this is gorgeous and is *so* playful.

yes i remember many a moment with jsut a skipping rope!

carla said...

I see this as skipping your way through the wide open sky of your imagination! It's so sweet:>

Toni said...

Never hurts to skip and play.
Wonderful Susan
hopse all is well with you.

Tamsin Ainslie said...

this is lovely!

The Unknown said...

Ha! This is fantastic. Wonderful illo and very clever.
love

MjM said...

Before I saw the caption, and although I knew it was for IF, I thought, "Oops. Going on a little unintended adventure here"

Nice work :)

irisz said...

very sweet!

MiJa said...

How imaginative and fun!

the heartful blogger said...

Lovely and uplifting :)

scribblesk said...

So light and airy and fancyfree!

albina said...

Where can I shop for those sox? Great playful illo.

Bronwyn said...

Tres sweet & cute! :-)
(I found you via Andrea Pratt's blog.)