Friday, February 08, 2008

IF : How I'd Choose To Spend My Money



"If I had a penny, I'd buy a rainbow in a jar and when I got home I'd open the lid and share it with my friends."

This is a story I wrote many, many years ago called "If I Had A Penny." The premise of it is about this young boy who wanted to change the world by spending his money to help the environment, animals and mankind. I love digging out my old stuff and seeing how timeless some of these subjects are. I know this is how I'd choose to spend my money too, if only it were that simple.
For Illustration Friday's promt: Choose.
watercolor and micron pen on bristol paper.

69 comments:

  1. You spread rainbows with your kindness, love for animals, your beautiful artwork and friendship!

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  2. beautiful story and sentiment, and an ADORABLE illustration. reminds me of this series I saw a long time ago (and I'm kicking myself now that I can't remember the woman's name who did them...) The "when I grow up" series: When I grow up I want to be fair (let's all share these cookies evenly), I want to be kind, etc. but I digress. Yours is Awesome, awesome! you should do more of these (please!)....

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  3. Wonderful! This made my day!

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  4. Wonderful story.... you need to make sure you go forward with it. The illustrations are darling, and the story is so worth telling and hearing.

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  5. Oh how beautiful! Thank you for sharing the rainbow, Laurel!

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  6. I like your rainbow!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. neat idea...love it...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  8. Yes, of course! love the two panel sequence and the effective use of color--excellent job and happy weekend!

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  9. A great idea for a story. I love the simplicity of the line drawing with only the rainbow in color. Very effective. Also, Your characters are adorable and expressive, and of course the kitty is batting at the rainbow. Isn't it just like a kitty?

    I agree with Ginger, would love to see you go forward with this. I want to buy it and add it to my collection!

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  10. really fun, i like the rainbow jar and sharing it with friends. cheerful!

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  11. wonderful story and illustrations...

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  12. This is lovely and a great pair of drawings.

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  13. funny.. I always preferred a rainbow over a balloon. This is a happy feeling illo. and you shared your happy feelings... thankyou

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  14. super Ms L! I lovelove it....and it is just the way moeny should be spent! **sigh*****

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  15. Hi, I'm Japanese lolo.
    I found your blog when I search word "studio lolo". My blog is
    http://studiololo.blog42.fc2.com/
    But, sorry, written in Japanese.

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  16. I got a kick out of the cynic in the second panel. Pointing, as if to say, "rainbows really do come in jars!" :)

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  17. Wonderful idea! The simplicity of the lines is a great contrast to the colored rainbow.

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  18. This is wonderful both in concept and execution. I love the cat!

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  19. What a great idea. Even if there was a fake bottle of rainbows, I would still buy it just to pretend. You are sugary-sweet!!!!!!

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  20. FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!

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  21. Uplifting and simple- very powerful, yet sweetly delicate.

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  22. hell, i wish it were that simple. i know one person you definitely have shared your rainbow with and that's ME. lotsa wf to you today.

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  23. Lolo, love your illo and your story. If only you could make the world see things your way. :-)

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  24. If a rainbow can be bought, it'd be worth millions.

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  25. aww thanks for the chuckle

    ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress

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  26. a wonderful story and i love how the rainbow just pops in the pictures!

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  27. Great drawings and characters- and story of course!
    Your blog is a rainbow Laurel!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. That's such a great idea! I like that the rainbow is the only color. Does it spread throughout the story?
    I also like to pull out old work - and then I often redo it. I think we still feel strongly about the themes that influenced the earlier art.

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  29. i love the concept behind this! really cute!

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  30. this is so cute!!!! i want a rainbow in a jar! if i had one i would take it everywhere with me :-)

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  31. How heartwarming Laurel! Beautiful illo and story, yes you must finish this one!

    Btw - I did receive my ATC packet the other day (I think I shrieked when I seen it in my mailbox! lol)I absolutely LOVE the ATC you made just for me, omigosh I will treasure it forever, thank you!!! And so thoughtful & sweet of you to send that extra card for me - I love your painting with the heart clouds :) Sigh....I only wish all my mail days brought such joy!

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  32. That is a beautiful concept, Laurel ! And a wonderful message!
    It would make for one wonderful children's book, definitely continue this one, Laurel!

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  33. it's so touching.. and I wish I could get a bunch of cloud and keep it as my pillow.. :D

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  34. It's nice to share. Thanks for the encouragement you give.

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  35. oh lolo! this is sooooo lovely! i don't think i've ever seen your work like this - i absolutely love it! what a wonderful and sweet story. i'm going to show it it to my boys....they will get it instantly! :)

    as always, ty, ty, ty for your visit and the really wonderful things you said! :)

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  36. Oh wow this is so beautifuL! Lovely..

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  37. beautiful, just like you, miss lolo...

    teri

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  38. Hi: I have the idea from your story. When the kid gets home after purchase the rainbow jar, he opens it and rainbow coming out. All the family will wear glamorous clothing like the rainbow color and happy ever after. How about that.

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  39. These look great! Very much fun to view!

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  40. I saw a rainbow today while I was stuck in rush hour traffic. I wish I had a rainbow in a jar for everytime I get stuck in rush hour traffic. Thanks for the info about soul collages. Both Mary and I found it very interesting.

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  41. This is such a true, heartfelt pair of drawings. The emotion is simple, but if we all acted on our simple and good impulses, the world would be a better place. You spread your own rainbow with your beautiful art and good vibes!

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  42. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW WAY UP HIGH SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW BLUEBIRDS FLY BIRDS FLY OVER THE RAINBOW WHY O WHY CAN'T I.

    I HOPE ALL YOUR ALL YOUR TROUBLES MELT LIKE LEMON DROPS.

    GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR CARING AND SHARING.

    JUDY

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  43. I LOVE THIS!
    What a great idea! So sweet! Big smiles on this one!

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  44. I am so flattered you awarded me a "Make My Day Award"! Stopping by your site once a week is certainly not a virtue as it is inspiring and therefore rewarding!

    Thank you so much!

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  45. Yay! This is so beautiful. I LOVE that you think that. What a choice. :)))

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  46. Wow! What a wonderful concept. I love it! Now I want to print it and put it on my workplace.

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  47. beautiful. it makes me feel happy on this cold yucky day!

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  48. AWWWWWWWWWWWWsome idea!!! That is great. Nice work, I love that just the rainbow has color.

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  49. I love this rainbow, nice history, excellent blog...

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  50. Seems like still a valid concept today! Cute illos and story.

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  51. Great story, I hope you go through with it! very nice illo.

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  52. you're spreading the spirit of love. happy valentine.

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  53. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore this idea, and I really love the style of this! Simply perfect!

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  54. What a cheerful thought. It would be great if we could do this... and such a bargain!

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  55. What a lovely story and idea... and anything to make this a better world for all of us, people and animals, is a wonderful sentiment.

    I like the use of line and the white paper and just a bit of color, making the image of the rainbow even more powerful.

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  56. oh! i really loved this illustration! so sweet like everything that you make! congrats!

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  57. What a lovely story!

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  58. hello!

    you are tagged for the "love and peace meme" , hope you can help the little dove spread some love

    hugs!

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