Saturday, December 23, 2006

Illustration Friday : Peace


Terwilliger the cat was friends with Albert the mouse who lived in the stone wall of the house.

Terwilliger will never forget that frightful night back when he was a kitten, the Christmas decorations caught on fire. It was Albert who went screaming all through the house to get everyone's attention. The fire was quickly extinguished, and everyone got out safely.

Because of that night, Terwilliger made peace with Albert and vowed to be best friends forever.

(Oh...and Terwilliger's owner will never again leave his pipe unattended!)


Joyous holidays everyone, and peace for all creatures great and small!


Watercolor, ink and a touch of rubber stamping


68 comments:

  1. cute illustration and story. I especially like the cat.

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  2. This has a nice warm atmosphere - very sweet. Will the armistice last?

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  3. A beautiful story to go with a touching illustration. Your style has its own magic and delight.

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  4. Hmm... has the sound and look of a good childrens story. Nicely done!

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  5. This is so sweet, your cat and mouse are wonderful.

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  6. Perfect illustration of peace between arch enemies.

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  7. Oh, lovely illo! At last, the cat make peace with the mouse!

    Happy Holidays!

    www.emilayusof.com

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  8. Wow! This is very sweet! It reminds me of those childrens illustrations that glow in my memory (like "Anatole")!

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  9. awww- so warm & fuzzy, lovely illo Laurel! thanks for visiting too :D

    Happy Holidays!

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  10. I love the mouse's feet! He looks just like a pet rat we used to have.

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  11. Oh my! This is so warm and wonderful!

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  12. charming concept. must be an otherwise welll fed cat.
    regards, neil

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  13. nice story and the cat looks friendly and peaceful too.

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  14. Another beautiful watercolor illustration, with such a well written story to go with it. The yellow that you used give the scene an added warmth.

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  15. Thank you, Laurel, for the visit to my post and for your kind comment. This is the first time I saw your blog and loved it, nice drawings with beautiful stories, a natural delight...

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  16. Hey that's my cat! He is 'friends' with the mouse under the stove! Lovely illo.

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  17. This is so charming and I love that you use cats in your illos! This is so sweet and beautiful! have a wonderful holiday!!!

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  18. Happy Holidays!Nice illustration!May be the cat and the mouse could live in peace, but the human beings...it's hard to believe...with all these wars.

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  19. What a wonderful rendition of peace - your pictures are lovely!

    Wishing you a Peaceful Christmas and New Year to you and yours!

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  20. like the atmosphere)) god job!

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  21. Hi again! This is such a sweet painting, I like the emotion on the cat's face, and also the wallpaper (I also like Mrs. Stripey-fancy pants).
    I visited your blog last week (despite having firmly told myself I wouldn't do any fun related stuff till I submitted my thesis..:) but I felt guilty for avoiding work so I ran away without browsing! XD It feels so lame now but I was really forcing myself then to just finishfinishfinishfinish! Its good to be able to browse everyone's art at leisure again! Thanks so much for stopping by :D

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  22. a beautiful illustration and story.

    here's wishing you happy holidays, too!

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  23. This is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful work and story! Happy Holidays! Mary :-D

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  24. Your stories are so beautiful! And your drawings!!!!!! You are a very talented lady! :)

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  25. I love this tale. And this is such a cute illustration to complement it.

    Peace to you and yours.

    love,
    cat

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  26. very cute. i liked the story too (^.^)

    and yes, he WAS an awesome pup. unfortunately, he has passed away.

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  27. your drawings are loving and warm...thanks for stopping by!

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  28. beautiful! Especially love the detailing on the mouse!

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  29. Awww, very beautiful and thouching.

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  30. Your illos and stories are so lovely! Happy Holidays!

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  31. That's a cute story! You could probably get a children's book out of it. Just autograph my copy when it comes out :D

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  32. such a great piece and a wonderful drawing! thanks so much for your warm message! means a lot to me...take care!

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  33. Great story and great peace! & I agree with Tony

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  34. I really enjoy your illustrations ... not to mention the stories. Wonderful.

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  35. this is such a sweet image and you got the expressions just right!

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  36. Everything is warm and cozy. Terwilliger and Albert do look like the best of friends. I agree with another commenter-this would make a fine book for young and old.
    I really like your warm style and stories!

    I hope you had a fine holiday.

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  37. Precious! Terwilliger reminds me of an old neighbor's mouse-friendly cat (and although I am personally not too fond of mice, I'm sure Albert is lovely.) Nice touch with that bit of stamping. Merry Christmas!

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  38. hi! your illo is wonderfull! thanks for your comments in my blog!

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  39. It looks like they've reached a truce for the holidays! I love the happy expressions on their faces, and the pretty glow of the light. Very lovely and peaceful. Happy New Year!

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  40. What a warm image and story. Happy New Year!

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  41. Sure, you can send those pics to your uncle. Happy new year too.

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  42. You have such a wonderful illustration and story!
    Thanks for visiting my post. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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  43. A lovely warm illustration Laurel. I look forward to seeing more.

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  44. What personality you imbue your critters with! Delightful!

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  45. aww they're so friendly and warm... and I love the mouse's welcoming wreath!

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  46. lovely story, lovely illo, thank you for visiting my blog!

    Tara

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  47. So delightful! great storytelling in the image and the words. Happy holidays!

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  48. beautiful work and really very touching!!

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  49. Nice work, your colors and style are so soft and comforting. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  50. Heartwarming and adorable. Happy 2007!

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  51. This is a precious story and lovely art piece. Your warmth shines through this one ; )

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  52. what a lovely illo! its cute(^_^) and your little stories that go with the illos are always amazing

    thanks for visiting my blog(^_^)

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  53. Hi Laurel,

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and the generous comments you left. Your art are soothing. Also Happy New Year 2007, and keep communicating with visual arts!

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  54. As usual, I always find myself enjoying your artwork and the story that comes with it. Keep them coming!!! :)

    Happy 2007!
    hartini.com

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  55. such a beautiful illo! and the story makes it even more special. brava!

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  56. can't go wrong with a cat named "terwilliger".

    thanks for stopping by, and keep up the good work, and happy new year!

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  57. Love your illustration and story.
    I have linked you to my blog :-)

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