Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Springtime - Fröhliche Frühlingszeit


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Annica said...

Happy Springtime to you too!

andrea said...

This reminds me of the party on the tree in the book Go Dog Go. How I loved to look at that picture when I was a child and how I would've loved looking at this one.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

You just let Spring out of the bag. YAHOO!! Yes happy Spring. Lovely drawing.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

It's so much fun to look at I have to go back and look some more. and probably more later..Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

boy there was a lot of stuff in that bag!

Genie said...

i,m lost for words.
Happy Springtime

sukipoet said...

Happy Springtime to you. A delight to look at this wonderful painting. Magical and full of joy. Thank you Miss Doodle for bringing pleasure to us all.

Katiejane said...

How fun is THIS? I love it. You just opened the bag and sprinkled fun all over the page! Great idea. You really need to do books.

Chris Bolmeier said...

This is quite imaginative, there is magic in your illustrations. Happy Spring, Easter
Chris Bolmeier

Katiejane said...

Miss Doodle, you make me want to learn watercolor. I went to the library yesterday and checked out several "how-to" books on watercolor and pen and ink. You make me believe I can do this. Let's try together, OK? (I really need to learn how to do something else, right?)

Anonymous said...

Miss Doodledoo,
waaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this is a great springdoodle.
I love it!!!!!!!!!
Happy easterholiday

Andrea and Kim said...

Wow! This is really, really fabulous! I now why it took so long to get this ready! How much fun is this! I love all the details so much! This is fantastic!

Thank you so much...and...

A Very Happy Spring to You!

Anonymous said...


I love the surprise!
I remember the "surprises" in newspaper cornette shape bags as a child. They were full of multitude of toys, candies and things....
Thank you for the memory!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful Miss Doodle! Happy Spring to you too!

Jill Smith said...

That was so nice as yours was the first email and its set me up for the day. But l woke to thick snow the first this year and was not forcasted
so another surprise

Lynn Cohen said...

My first thought was that this was the characters from the children's book you are illustrating! Such a joyful bag of characters, such fun they will all have once they land on the pages. I feel sure we will be seeing more of them.

Happy Spring to you too dear friend. ;-)

human being said...

Wow! What a surprise!
I enlarged it and immersed in the beauty of the painting for several minutes... It made me so delightful. The colors ... so bright, the characters ... so funny and cute.
Since my childhood I've loved to look at such paintings having a lot of details...
Andrea, you know 'the child within' very well.
My daughter says she wishes she were that girl... then she could hug that grey cat.
Happy springtime to you!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for your comments on this painting, it was fun to make it and when I did, I thought about how people would look at it, seeing the details, the moskitos and bugs, and things:)
Have an enchanted day (some with snow?)

Unknown said...

Katie Jane,sure you can do this, I mean the watercolours. They are amazing, and great fun, it is good to begin with a book or take a course,

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I so admire the patience to do a piece like this...It looks like it should be made into a poster to hang in children's rooms everywhere!

Paula In Pinetop said...

Oh, this does feel like Spring. We have a nearly 70 degree day going here. Blue sky and sunshine.

Thanks for sending your smile my way!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I had to come back and look at this again. It is such fun.
The squirrel reminds me of the one out back this morning. He was hanging from the sunflower feeder and all of a sudden he was flying down to the ground. he slipped. looked just like your squirrel in this painting. lol
He was alright tho and went right back up to eat some more. :)

Unknown said...

Happy Springtime..many things to see.
Greetings from Canada.
The artist is the only lover;
she alone has the pure vision of beauty,
and love is the vision of the soul when it is permitted to gaze upon immortal beauty.
- Isadora Duncan

Mary Richmond said...

this should be a poster or at least a print! so very charming and fun!