Friday, December 07, 2007

Illustration Friday - the Zoo


Dad and me in back, Margo and Zamara in front.


Zamara being irresistibly cute.

I was busy the week of this assignment, busy in the best of ways - my daughter, Margo, and granddaughter, Zamara, visited me from New Zealand. We had Thanksgiving together, then visited my father in the south of the state. While I was there I drew my zoo illustration - and started to catch pneumonia. By the time we got back home I felt pretty crummy. I spent the weekend getting sicker, but Monday morn I made it to the doctor, got meds, and have been gradually recovering... as the visit of daughter and granddaughter drew to an end. Wednesday they were off to the airport. Thursday I rested.

Finally, over a week late, I have the energy to post my wee sketch: Zoo Giraffe, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", colored pencil on tempera.

8 comments:

Janie Husband said...

I LOVE your giraffe, Marta...Beautiful color!!!!

Janie

Focus_ret said...

Thanks for the compliment, Janie. :-) I love playing with color.

Diana Evans said...

thanks for popping by my blog! love what you posted for zoo!

very cute photos and love the giraffe...

Diana

Candace Trew Camling said...

Sweet little giraffe! I like many of the other illustrations on your page too, and your comments are very wise!

steve said...

Hooray Marta, so glad you're feeling better, and you made this lovely lil' giraffe. You are quite the trooper.

Michelle said...

Aww what a sweet and beautiful grandbaby you have. Sorry you were feeling so unwell. The giraffe is such a fun painting!

Rick said...

Cute face and I love the work.

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arxo said...

That is THE cutest granddaughter I have ever seen...

Congratulations (for your giraffe, that is...:-p)