Monday, March 31, 2008

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Here's a little song Dad made up while preparing dinner:

There was a chicken
Who married a pig
And they had

Well, Gracie decided to flesh out this little tale with illustrations!

The chicken and pig are falling in love

The wedding

The chicken lays a bunch of eggs. The first one hatches and out pops a cute little cordon bleu patty! Happy papa looks on...

The chicken finds the pig snacking on their babies! she kicks him out.

A tragic tale indeed!


by Isaac

(You can click the image for a closer look.)

Metamorphosis 2

Lily saw Isaac's werewolf picture and decided to draw her own transformation: a girl who turns into broccoli...

by Lily

And I say "hey"

Arthur and the Gang
by Gracie

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Pet Peas" by Isaac

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "Pet Peeves."
Isaac doesn't have any pet peeves. So instead he drew...

"Pet Peas"
by Isaac, age 9

That's a pea pod taking his pet peas for a walk! And for bonus pun fun, there's a car-rot driving in the background. (Dad especially likes the font made out of little smiling peas... you can click to see it closer)

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Heavy" by Gracie

"Heavy" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie, age 7

The little girl (see her in the red?) is holding her giant baby sister who... is... very... HEAVY!


by Isaac

Sunday, March 09, 2008

An overheard conversation:

Gracie: No they can't!
Lily: Yes they can.
Gracie: No... Imaginary friends cannot die.
Lily: Yes they can. Then why can I never find Too-too anymore?

Imaginary Pet
by Lily

Saving the World and Looking Snazzy

Super Spy Girl
by Gracie

What an outfit! With matching lipstick! And dad likes the way Gracie drew her hair blowing in the wind...

Li'l Cutie

by Isaac

I'm so used to seeing Isaac draw knights and robots and mutants, that I was Shocked Beyond Belief when I saw this adorable puppy that he drew for little brother Elijah. Cute?! Isaac can draw Cute too?! Awwww.....

"Garden" by Lily

"Garden" for Illustration Friday
by Lily, age 5

A bumblebee guardin' his garden...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

"Garden" by Gracie

"Garden" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie, age 7

It's the Garden of Eden! Adam is gathering some berries. Eve is in the background and... what is she doing? Eve! Stay away from that snake in the tree! Don't eat the fruit!
Too late...

"Garden" by Isaac

"Garden" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 9

Plants, trees, and a lovely little garden path.
(What the.... Why does that pigeon keep popping up in Isaac's pictures?)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

"Leap" by Gracie

Belinda the Ballerina
by Gracie, age 7

This picture is for our friend Miss Amy to congratulate her on her latest Belinda book: Belinda Begins Ballet!

We love all the Belinda books! Gracie's picture shows Belinda through the ages... Baby Belinda (see her large feet sticking out of the carriage), Young Belinda leaping, and finally Grown-up Belinda.

We have a funny family Belinda story: when Gracie was 2, Amy gave us a flexible, rubber, gumby-like Belinda figurine - very cool! Within just a day or two, Gracie bit the bun off the top of her head and stuck it up her nose. It was lodged pretty tight and took quite a bit of effort to get it out. Thinking this hilarious, we relayed the story to Amy. I have to imagine that she however, as a former laywer turned children's book author, was actually rather mortified...

Congrats on Belinda #4 Amy!