Stretch for Illustration Friday

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
– e. e. cummings

Stretch 12-3-12 72 res

Stretch for Illustration Friday – 4″ x 4.5″ Watercolor & Ink

Stretch is the word this week for Illustration Friday.  This little girl is stretching to get the snowman’s hat on just right.

About e. e. cummings

The writer who became known as e. e. cummings was an experimental poet whose idiosyncratic typography complements the music of his poetry; he published more than 900 poems, two novels, and four plays. He was also an accomplished painter. He was born in Massachusetts in 1894 and entered the ambulance corps in World War I but ended up in a detention camp after expressing his pacifist views. He died in 1962. “In Just-” was his most famous poem.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 07:09:54

    At first I thought your snowman was sitting on ocean waves, which would have been very cool. Love the girl and especially love the snowman’s pink hat! He is one jazzy guy.


  2. afternoonartist
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 00:35:20

    I love the polka dot border and the pink hat. So colorful and fun!


  3. Cindy D
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:51:45

    Bright and fun! I like the scarf and hat(s)! For the third week I don’t know if I’ll get an IF entry out, but I shall try. (It’s that holiday season thing – so much going on!)


  4. lesliepaints
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 09:05:46

    Beautiful color, Beth. Now for some snow to actually make a 2012 snowman. Warm day of 66 as a high today. I’m not wishing in the cold, but this has been the most bizarre summer and fall I have ever experienced in my portion of the midwest.


  5. just4crafters
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 08:17:05

    Love this painting!!!! The snowman is so cute. Love his long nose!!! You painted the girl perfectly. Fantastic job in getting the stretch into this painting!!! ~Sophia


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