Thursday, July 1, 2010

Welcome's picnic time!

Greetings fellow children's illustration enthusiasts!
We'll be doing a different illustration challenge each month and we'd love for people to join in(read on 'til the end of this post...) 
This month, in honor of the sunshine filled days of summer, we are presenting our illustration challenge...Picnic! We hope you all have a great summer filled with good food, good friends, and good's to picnics!

Little Jane is enjoying her day out with friends

Tea in the Garden

Picnic Fun 

Baby bun wanted some carrot cake too, but big sis made sure he had his veggies first!  

Lucy always shared her picnic treats with her little feathered friends

For this challenge, I knew I wanted to do some kiddos around a picnic table, covered in a red and white checkered cloth. Of course, some animals had to get into it, wanting some of that great picnic food! What I didn't realize when I first started thinking about picnics, was how many great childhood memories would come to my mind. Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob and watermelon! My Dad making homemade ice cream with one of those old fashioned machines that you put rock salt in and turn the crank for hours. 
Fishing in the lake, but never catching anything. Playing games - 
lawn darts, baseball, frisbee and put putt golf. Yay for picnics, let's go have one right now!

Would you like to play along too?
If you have a picnic illustration you would like to share we would love to see it! Enter a link to your image below. Thanks!


  1. these are wonderful!! fun theme...really great illos.

  2. Wonderful Illustrations!

    Juilissa - I really love the bright colors and palette you used for this illustration! The pattern on the bowl is cute and all the animals are adorable. I wish I was there sharing a stawberry with them!

    Jennifer - I love the perspective you used and the tea hats are fantastic on the cute animals.

    Cally - Very happy day at the beach! The colors you used are very fun and bright! The little girl look fab in her shades!

    Shirley - What a wonderful family pinic illustrations! The little piglets and baby bunnies are so sweet I wish I could just hold them!

    Bee - Your color chooses are wonderful! Love the patterns in her hair and skirt!

    Nina - The kids look like their enjoying themselves with yummy food and the little dog waiting for scraps is cute! Love the pattern on the table cloth!

  3. Your new blog is a great idea and I love your inspiring illustrations :)

  4. Thanks Salli! Great of you to swing by and visit!
    Tamara - wonderful that you've taken the time to comment on all of the illos..thank you so much!
    Angie - awesome that you've included your wonderful illustration for all of us to see. Thank you!!

  5. Las felicito !!! todas tienen un gran talento , son maravillosas llenan mis ojos de felicidad.un cariƱo .Vero

  6. Great theme! Thanks for creating this blog

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by! And for those of you that have played along...YOU GUYS ROCK! :P

    And Tamara WOW! you are just too sweet for taking the time to leave each of us a comment....thank you ;)

  8. What a great theme to kick off summer!!
    All of you did such wonderful picnic illustrations! It is so cool to see everyone's take on one theme.
    And I think it is a great idea to have a link feature that allows your followers to join in the fun- GREAT idea guys!! I hope to take part next time :)
    Will you be posting the theme ahead of time?


  9. My new favorite place to visit! Inviting others to join in is a great idea! Looking forward to the next theme to see what you all come up with.

  10. Hi Suzanne! So nice for you to stop by and thanks for the lovely comment. We would love for you to take part in next month's's "Dog Days". Hope that helps! Oh and we'll do our best to start posting the theme ahead of time.

    Jane, Thank you so much for your visit and for sharing your images with us :)


  11. All of these wonderful illustrations are so refreshingly delicious and tasty. I love all the different approaches to the prompt. It's just wonderful!

  12. These are all so cute and so much fun I had to do one too! Thanks for letting us take part. And thanks Shirley for letting me know about it.

  13. Hi all, I love all your illustrations and I'm very happy that you let everybody else play along. I do always enjoy a good prompt to illustrate.

  14. Thank you for letting me play along. I think this site is wonderful and fun...

  15. Oh yes, I must say you have a great bunch of illustrators here. It's good and grand, not to mention unusual, to see such a strong band in one place.

    Congratulations. I love to look at your work.

  16. This seems like a lot of fun and the illustrations are gorgeous! Can anyone play? I would have to get back to you with an illustration though:)

  17. Your illos are so beautiful and they inspired me to participate. I'm looking forward to your next posts!

  18. Thank for the comments guys! We love hearing from you :)
    Nerines - Yes, anyone can play along.
    Christina - Awesome! Glad we inspired you to participate.

  19. Such diverse ideas/media, but all so happy.

  20. Great website, ladies!! I LOVE the theme and all of the illustrations. You are definitely a talented bunch. Great idea letting others play too! I added my link just now. :) Hope you're having a great summer!! xoxoxo

  21. I just found this site. I have to say, I am really impressed with the caliber of the drawings. Really lovely!!!


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