Sunday, July 6, 2008

IF - Sour


On Friday, my daughter Emma asked, "Can we not go anywhere today?"
"Oooookay," I answered. "Why?"
Emma put her face close to my ear and whispered, "Because I want to draw a mustache on myself."
"Ok, Emma, go ahead," I chuckled. So Emma immediately ran to the mirror and drew a big, lopsided purple mustache on her face with a Crayola marker. She was immensely proud of her mustache, prancing and dancing about, making faces and growling like a pirate.
When her father came home, he took one amused look at her and called out, "Mustachio!" Emma's wonderfully whimsical mood immediately turned sour, and she stomped off in a huff.

36 comments:

Forever Young said...

this is precious, aren't kids wonderful?

Vhrsti said...

What a fabulous blog! Great works here!

carli said...

that is so cute. thank you for the comment you left on my blog.
carli

Random York said...

This is sweet Bella! When my daughter was small (she just graduated form highschool) she had a friend, a beautiful little girl, who loved to dress up as Captain Hook- your illustration reminds me of how funny little girls can be. Great! John

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a sweet depiction of Emma's mustache day !!

esque said...

How cute! I love how you captured her cute little sour face!

Paper Pictures said...

Really cute picture and cute story. You are great at drawing the little girl's changing expressions.

-J.Meyer said...

Wonderful!!!

What a great story and fantastic illustrations! I love her expressions (and the purple mustache is precious!).

Jennifer

Kat Hannah said...

Wonderful illustration. A great remembrance for when you daughter is grown.

Roberta said...

This is adorable, both the story and your rendering!!

RyanLoghry said...

haha... great drawings! I love those expressions, and the texture you got on the dress.

Emma sounds like a terrific source of fun, and artistic inspiration.

Deborah Ross said...

As a former teacher of young children, I can just imagine the sour face, the stomp, the regal turn. This story made me laugh!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aaaaww, that is adorable!!

Calista said...

Hurray! I love your illustration! it's so personal and fun! Thank you for the comment on mine as well!

thefridayfrog said...

i'm in total awe...a purple moustache. a little girl after my own heart. you lucky, lucky mommy! wonderful illio, bella! :))

marcisenders said...

This is so adorable!

Kelly Medina said...

haha, very cute! I love all the poses and expressions.

cata said...

Oh! I love emma!!!
Great story.
Cata

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

adorable!

Juan said...

Wonderful!

Edrian Thomidis said...

What wonderful expressions! and how wonderful that you were able to capture them in such a wonderful way! great story too!

pupu-sketch said...

hahahahhaa.. Oh i'm enjoying this. Your daughter is so cute! :D

pupu
http://bubbly-pu.com

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

haha. How Cute, Little Emma!

kathy hare said...

lovely little story and beautiful illustrations..

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome mustache! Such a cute illustration.

I have an award for you over at my blog... love your work.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Bella,
Eric awarded you and me with the 'Brillate Weblog' award, but I enjoy your blog SO MUCH that I have to award you too. So please visit my blog to accept! :)

Roberta said...

I am sending the award to you too!

carli said...

hi Bella THere is an award for you on my blog.

Christy said...

Awww, cute story and a cute illustration! :)

Ava said...

I love your mustache story--sounds to me like it should be a children's book. Your drawings make me happy!

ValGalArt said...

teehee, Bella this is the most wonderful piece ever! i adore this story and art :) Thank You for your sweet words about my ratboy, it means so much.

Mônica said...

Such an adorable story and lovely drawings to go along with it. Your daughter looks so precious!

Flying Colors said...

So Cute! Fabulous blog!

Tricia Robertson said...

I love all of your submissions, but I think this one is my favorite! The little girl is so cute! I love children's books and would love to see something like this for my son.

Reg said...

haha this story is adorable! love the art as well! :D

stampinmoments said...

Hi, I love your work! Would you be interested in drawing some images for me? Email me when you can.
Andrea