Friday, May 8, 2009

Alasdair and a Gift on the Windowsill

Meet Alasdair... he reminds me of a character in one of the Roald Dahl books. This is a state print, the nose area got cleaned up a bit. It would be fun to do several children's portraits in groups of 4 or even more because I'm a sucker for repetition.
I found the above scene this morning when the house was quiet and the morning sun shining on the newly green grass in the back yard. These little arrangements are such a joy to find... so sweetly set out on display by one of the kids. Makes me smile on the inside :) Happy Friday.

7 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

very roald dahl....children's books with woodcut illustrations are awesome (mary azarian has done a few amazing ones). Little surprise like your marbles really make the heart smile.....happy friday back atcha!

Jeane said...

oh, what a sweet sweet display is right - love the wood cut - Happy Mother's Day, Brenda!

artslice said...

I love Mary Azarian... she's such an inspiration. Have a great Mother's Day!

Hi Jeane... thanks and Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Paula Villanova said...

What exactly is a state print? I love the image you've created. And what a special gift on your windowsill...you're right, that stuff is the best!

artslice said...

Hi Paula -
A state print is when you print as a test. Then, you go back and carve more... you can end up doing many state prints before you reach the final one.

Hope you're having a great Mother's Day!

Martha Miller said...

coool! love these!
hey brenda, have you read roald dahl's autobiographies?? they are a MUST! great summer reading if you haven't!! i gobbled them down and then read the autobiography of his wife, the actress patricia neal...

artslice said...

Oh yeah... I loved Boy and Going Solo. He's such a character. Never read P. Neal's tho.