Sunday, October 2, 2011

IF … Hibernate

©2011 Mardi Speth All Rights Reserved • Watercolour & Ink
As you know, Peet & Buttercup have been hibernating for quite awhile now. 
Truly, there's nothing better than a good, long nap.
A hot drink with a side of biscotti is always a welcomed interruption,
so long as it's followed by another nice nap.

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Actually, the reason for my recent blog inactivity involves exciting news ~ I'm having a show in December! This will be my first solo performance and will feature Peet and Buttercup. Planning and prepping new pieces, developing a promo, and putting together a REAL website (so I can sell prints) is taking a lot of my time of late. The bottom line reality is, the weekly IF prompt may only get developed to the thumbnail stage, until time opens up toward the end of the year. To this end, I look forward to trying out a new, loose style for IF starting later this week. I hope you'll enjoy it too.

22 comments:

  1. That's wonderful, congratulations. This is really, really cute. I love all the details.

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  2. You appear to have outdone yourself here.
    This is quite loaded with information and visual delights, but you've managed to choreograph them so they all support one another, rather than confuse the picture plane and congest the composition.
    Nice touch making Buttercup surrounded by cools, and the rest of the place warm --paralleling Peet's attentions.
    Cozy and inviting all at once.

    The nic~nacs are fun to dissect; they further one's understanding of who Buttercup is. My favorites are the drawings taped to the wall. (Evidently subjects near and dear to her).
    I'm not sure what to think of the bunny slippers though. Does Peet have mousie toe-warmers?



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  3. lovely - my favorite are the slippers!

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  4. This wouldn't look out of place in Brambly Hedge!
    A beautiful image that children can spend time over, looking at all the details. I am sure your prints will become very popular, so good luck with your new website.

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  5. Thank you, my friends.

    To Richard ... Peet just left for the haberdashery. With his proclivity to hats I wouldn't be surprised if he returns with Mickey Mouse ears. He can roll his up and stuff them inside to keep 'em warm. Haha!

    To June ... Jill Barklem was my inspiration for creating this cozy scene. Her work is fabulous. After this exercise, I realize I haven't the patience for all those little details.

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  6. Congratulations! About the illo I'm without words,amazing illustration:)

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  7. Congratulations and wishing you every success at your show. Love the illustration and all the details. I always enjoy seeing what Peet and Buttercup are up to!

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  8. Thanks for the visit and kind words Mardi, by the way the bunny slippers are my favorite little detail :)

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  9. love the color in this..the play of the warm and cools, especially on the comforter. Wonderful details and story telling. Poor little Buttercup!

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  10. this is just too amazing!!!
    each detail is perfect

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  11. Rich in details...warms my heart. Congratulations on the show! Keep us informed of the date.

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  12. Such a wonderful illustration! Makes me feel so warm inside!

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  13. Very sweet and cozy. It made me think of the Brambly Hedge books too.

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  14. Lovely illustration, it´s sooo charming!

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  15. Wow, your work is SO charming and delightful! Congratulations on your upcoming show!!

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  16. Thank you, everyone! I love hearing from you.
    Your comments are truly an inspiration.

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  17. So lovely - and all that detail - amazing.

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  18. Congratulations on your show! I've missed your posts, but am happy to hear that you've had good reason. Love this piece, and I always look forward to your IF entries, whether they're sketches or finished pieces!

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  19. I always love your illustrations. Especially seeing your characters.

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  20. gorgeous piece - i love, love, love it!

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