Friday, November 23, 2007

toy zoo

small worlds

This drawing fits nicely into Illustration Friday's theme 'the zoo' this week. It reminds me of visiting the now-defunct Stanley Park Zoo and riding on the miniature train when I was a child.

I've had a busy week here, nose to the easel and all. Happy American Thanksgiving and Black Friday to those down south. I suggest staying out of the malls and shopping on-line today. May I ever-so-subtley suggest Etsy? :)

And whilst giving thanks, this article, about an artist imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge, is a timely reminder of how many things we can be thankful for. Have a good weekend.

16 Comments:

Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

love all the animals on wheels!

23/11/07 10:35 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Charming and nice palette!

23/11/07 11:46 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

love this piece

23/11/07 1:13 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Ha!Ha! I thought you might do something like this. It's cute.

23/11/07 1:43 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Thanks for stopping by, in answer to your question that other site is really my website but it has a blog too. I fixed the comment link. Thanks for asking.

23/11/07 2:29 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

What an adorable sketch!

23/11/07 2:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel Schell said...

such a cute one!

23/11/07 3:11 PM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

This is so charming and unique. I just adore your style and wish you all the best in you Etsy endeavor. By the way do you use an online printer for your prints?

23/11/07 3:52 PM  
Blogger CS said...

Those are cute, the little toy animals. We surely do have much to be thankful.

23/11/07 5:23 PM  
Blogger Mei Shile said...

The small zoo in Stanley Park is closed :-O!?!?!? Wotsdat?

24/11/07 4:31 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Lovely Zoo.
Is the elephant expecting rain?

25/11/07 3:42 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

This is quite lovely.

Interesting article. Does give one pause to think.

25/11/07 5:28 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Love this!!
You have created an inspired "art on black" monster!!! I am obsessed.LOL

25/11/07 5:11 PM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Great piece!

26/11/07 9:48 AM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Oh Oh Years ago I saw the Orca show at the Aquarium! That was in the pre-Free Willy Era.

Hopefully all of the Killers have been set free so that they can resume ripping out the tongues of huge Baleen Whales and then leave them to exsanguinate and drown?

Sure beats doing somersaults for kids.

26/11/07 9:41 PM  
Blogger A Kite Rises said...

Lovely interpretation Andrea, I love the tiny little blue house at the bottom ; ) and the elephant holding the stripey umbrella. Also I read about the artist imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge: thank you for this link and not for the first time, I have learned something of deep value from your post.

27/11/07 1:54 AM  

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