Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Cup Runneth Over

I have a thing for teacups. I don't know why. Wedgewood jasperware -- oh so pretty. I imagined my girls enjoying teatime in a giant teacup.

Emma: "Why did you squash me and Nona in a cup?"

Emma wanted to add to the picture, but I wouldn't let her. Bad mommy. It's just a picture, after all. So Emma drew her own version of the teacup tea party. She added mommy and daddy and our crazy pooch Oz.

I like her version better.
Though Dad doesn't usually wear a skirt at home.

19 comments:

kathy hare said...

what a beautiful simple image..
love your daughters version too! :)

linda sarah said...

I love these illustrations - they're beautiful, sweet and funny - and I love the stories from life you tell with them - really wonderful!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love your work and I really love the stories behind some of your work. My daughter always wants to add to my work. She has a collection if little sketches. I may make a corner for her on my blog to show some of her doodles.
Thanks for sharing her drawing with us. It's so charming and cute.

Deborah Ross said...

Her drawing is so cute! And she already shows alot of talent and certainly imagination. I love the thought bubble...and is that you dancing on the side there, Bella?

Deborah Ross said...

Bella, thanks for visiting me. I'm sending a hug for the best comment I've ever gotten. You made my day!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

oh dear, this is so lovely, Emma sure have strong imaginations, and she is not selfish to have everyone in the teacup party! Passionate and imaginative!
Love you teacup, and I am the same way, just love teacups!
Keep drawing Bella!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Bella, I am so touched and thrilled about your order over at ImageKind! Please let me know when you receive the cards and what you think of them. Thank you!!! :)

Bolila said...

Bouth versions are beautiful.
Great concept for the illu.
I can imagine the secrets that you're daughters are saying

ellifolks said...

I love the image -- beautiful, subtle drawing! I also love your daughter's drawing. (Daddy in the dress is an especially nice touch:)

SaiSai said...

The image makes me happy. I too have a thing for tea cups. And tea, with a period piece. It reminds me of the miniature tea set I had when I was little and brought out for my stuffed animals on special occasions.

nessadee said...

This is so beautiful and soft! And you daughter's picture made me smile!

Thank you for the comment!

krisztina maros said...

both of drawings are so lovely! they have a fantasic inward mood. your husband's in skirt made me laugh - he couldn't gainsay this fact anymore :)

Faruffa said...

Great Illo, I love the concept so much!!!
... Emma's illo is adorable, I love the dog :o)

Gaia said...

This is so lovely, both image and story. I can imagine two little girls having a tea party inside a tea cup... maybe two little pixie girls too! :)

Flying Colors said...

This little drawing is wonderful!

platitudinal said...

I would love to see little people in my teacup! It's such a delightful sight.

*Emma is quite an artist :)

cata said...

Love your cup!
Bellissima!
Cata

RyanLoghry said...

I love this one Bella. First of all, great rendering, and second I really like how all you can see is the tops of the girls heads. Sometimes less is more. It's intriguing.

Denise Gallagher said...

I absolutely adore this!
(Of course, I too have a thing for teacups.)
And I love your daughter's version!

Thanks so much for your kind comment!

Denise