Sunday, 10 February 2013

Squiggles and carrots. . .


Good morning . . .

If you are a regular here, you will know that strange and wonderful creatures pop up in my journals nearly everyday.  This week has been no exception.  This quintet popped up on Wednesday. They told me they were on the lookout for squiggles.  Um, ok. what sort of squiggles I asked.  Thin, fat, straight, wiggly?
I thought that maybe they wanted me to draw them some squiggly lines.  They told me not to be so silly, not squiggly lines... SQUIGGELS!!!!!!                       ooooook I muttered and went and made a lovely cup of violet tea...and pondered on silly birds and squiggles.


I finished my tea and went back to work.  Blow me down, a whole flock had taken up residence in my art bunker and they were all muttering..."keep watch for those thieving furry nut snatchers, keep watch for those thieving furry nut snatchers..."
You can imagine the din they were making.  They were driving me mad.


My feathers were a little ruffled having that twittering lot hanging about on lookout for darned squiggles, muttering away. Then this little girl strolled in very quietly and asked if she could keep the little chick that she had found.  I told her that I thought there were enough birds hanging about , mad ones at that, what with their squiggle phobia...
She started to smile. You've got a lithp.
No, I don't have a lithp, lisp.
You said squiggles instead of squirrels. 
SQUIRRELS!!!!!!! that's what they are looking out for.  

Jolly good, we are all on high alert for squirrels... oh and nasty icky cooked carrots.

These two hate carrots...it's NO to carrots, not looking at them, not talking to them and not eating them. It's WAR....whack'em, attack'em, retch'em up...  
This is my life.... and sharing with Sunday Sketches today...

Hoping there is lots of Fun and Nonsense where you are :)

27 comments:

Anne Manda said...

Love love love your bird creatures! They are awesome! <3 <3 <3

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My favorites this week are your little birds and the last drawing with the duckling. The squiggle patterns are fantastic, and the expressions in the last one are priceless. Blessings!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Your birds are so cute! Your whole post brought a smile to my face. Wonderful!

denthe said...

Hahaha, love this post!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! So adorable and well illustrated!

Carol of : (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Heather said...

Your header is ADORABLE! I love it!!!! Sitting on a cloud, I want to do that!
Your birds are too cute, too!!!!! This post makes me smile! xx

Christine said...

cute sketches and lovely illustrated story!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh these are very GOOD!!! I think you are really ready to be published :)

Victoria said...

Wowness Catherine you are positively brilliant..what a super enchanting array of gorgeous artwork! And love your wonderfully written storytelling!! beautiful..charming and magical!
HUgs
Victoria

Denise Gilgannon said...

Amanda, I adore your birds. I am a huge fan of birds in my own art and discovering how other artists are inspired by and portray them! Your srae so full of personality! And your writing is great, I so admire that! Thanks for sharing this wonderful worl dof yours with us! And violet tea sounds liek soemthing I MUST investigate! Never had it! I am currently a lavender tea addict, but Violet sounds amazing and very inspirationl judging by your work!

lissa said...

love the birds towering over each other, so cute!

have a sweet day.

Zafaran said...

Oh my god! It is so much fun reading your post and looking at these adorable paintings! you made me so happy! thank you!

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Tammie Lee said...

I love love your birds, adorable
and your gals are a joy to see too
as usual you have inspired a smile

lovely sunday to you ~

Lynn Cohen said...

Your birds are quite cute, but your girls are absolutely adorable! I want to hug them! Happy Sunday Sketching!

bella lullo said...

I tuoi uccellini sono deliziosi!
Bellalullo

Debbie said...

i'm loving the fun and nonsense on your blog today, along with the adorable birds and cute girls!

Jane Lazenby ~ Artist said...

I love your whimsical sketches. Love the birds and the little girls. What a great talent to capture this joy and fun in your drawings!
Have a great week!!
Jane

WrightStuff said...

There's always lots of fun and nonsense round my way. It's a pleasure to find I'm not alone :)

Alexandra said...

Your little creatures are absolutely wonderful! I LOVE them! :)

Introverted Art said...

Catherine, these bird creatures are so cute.

Tam Hess said...

SO SO SO cute!! I love all your characters but those birds are just totally charming :) xoxo

EVA said...

LOL! I love the squiggles or birds - both on the branches or piled on each other - such characters indeed! On the tree - it reminds me of a family tree - you could almost add on a family name to each!

All this week's creation are adorable!

Joni Nickrent said...

How cute! LOVE It...Squiggles, Squirrels and all!

Diana Evans said...

oh your work is so wonderful Catherine!!! I love these pieces and that red piece at the bottom of your blog!!! Adore!!!!

Enejy clemens said...

I ADORE the style of your birds. They are so unique. Love them Great Job!!!

Have an amazing day!
Nora

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Ok, stop. Its too much. I'm overloaded on whimsical cuteness! Is any of this availabe at your store?