Friday, May 28, 2010

Tale of Tails - Illustration Friday

When I was a girl, my siblings and I would pretend to be shipwrecked.  My garden, located in the middle of the blueberry field--was an island surrounded by rough seas.  We would build forts and have picnics there.  My brothers would battle all kinds of dragons and slithering creatures from their imagination.  Those bygone days were such great fun.

After I was done with this drawing I noticed I did something really funny--can you spot it???

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21 comments:

Creative Carmelina said...

nope, can't see anything funny about it....i like it...

and the story behind it is cute too....i used to pretend my barn was my house and I'd clean it and play with the neighbour kids....

baking mud pies...all that good stuff...boy, look at all the memories your write up made me think of...

ciao bella
creative carmelina

what funny thing did you do?
im now curious!

Lois said...

Maybe that the dragons are biting each others' tails?

Creative Carmelina said...

is it that there's a lone tail floating in the water in the background?
if not, then I simply give up! lol

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Darice said...

Love this!

As far as funny...the only thing I could find (after looking really hard at the full sized image) was that the one dragon has scales going in different directions - which might make it harder for him to slither. ;)

Lois said...

OK now I see it--a two headed dragon and one big long tail with no head at all! Right? Thanks for the hint ;)

Woman in a Window said...

To live a childhood like that is the best way to do it, I think.

You got caught up in your own creation, Beth. Ha!

xo
erin

Catherine said...

Your own two-headed dragon, and a no-headed dragon! Love it! What sweet memories!

SquirrelQueen said...

A two headed dragon, very cool. Are they munching on a headless dragon tail?

Tammie Lee said...

Yes I see the two headed dragon, at first i thought it was the thing over your brothers shoulder, maybe a part of a dragon- not sure. Then I saw two tales in the water and only one dragon. I love that you made us look closely at your charming art and memories of growing up together!

Diana Evans said...

I give up...everything looks cool to me....you have stumped me....

wonderful work and I love your special memory....

~Cheryl said...

Heads with no Tails and Tails with no Heads ... I think we're headed for a tall tale...

ifmorningsbeganatnoon said...

yep i got the heads and tails bit too! you have such an adventurous imagination. thank you for your lovely comment too =)

Krista said...

Lovely linework! Ah, those days of neverending imagination!

studio lolo said...

I had to look closely! I spot a body with a head on each end ;)

The drawing is wonderful, the story is magical!

Elisabeth said...

The frame consumed by two dragon heads with only one tail, perhaps.

Diane Duda said...

I spotted it too. Just makes it all the more interesting.
I just had to stop by and visit after reading your lovely comment.
I'll be back. :)

Di

Clytie said...

Like we talked about, sissie - CELEBRATE YOUR MISTAKES! This is so cute! The two-headed dragon munching on the no-headed tail. Cuuuuute!

Alex said...

very cool!
I actually like the two-headed dragon - looks great

love how 'clean' the pic is

aimee said...

this would make an incredible coloring page!

Ralison said...

Beautiful linework Beth! I also think it would make a great coloring page. Thank-you also for your comment!

Jeff G said...

Nice border!