Saturday, October 15, 2005


A cold moon was rising...
The days were getting shorter and soon someone was going to come and take away the pumpkins.

25 comments:

Ray Dillon said...

Coool. Literally. ;o) I feel the coldness.

I like his expression. Kinda sad and inquisitive. ;o)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

You may have a new blog, but you are clearly an old hand with moons, gremlins and pumpkins... (and pastels and whatever other media you've used..!)

Manuela said...

I like this, he felt realy cold
Maybe he can cave the pumpkin to get inside and stay better :P

Ciao

vfm4 said...

i was thinking.. LDahl... and then i remembered and checked and indeed: Windy Nights!

this one is as wonderfull as all you work.. i really really love it! could look at it for hours!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great. I can feel the cold. I love the expression on the character's face.

JacqueLynn said...

How beautiful, I wanted to reach out and touch it, it is so compelling.

DoodlesNoodles said...

I bet he's coming up with a plan on how to keep the pumpkin stealers away from his pupmkins...great picture!

LDahl said...

Thanks Ray! Yep, he's wondering what he's going to do once the snow starts flying.

Sultry Painterwoman, what a nice thing to say! I did the drawing and "painted" it on the computer. Now that most of the design and colors are worked out I will do it again in "real" paint.

Manuela, thanks for commenting! I love it when people make lives for my characters.

vfm4, hello! Thank you so much for your comment, it made my day! You are welcome in the woods at Windy Nights anytime:)

Tony, thank you very much, illustrating a word is a lot of fun. I didn't know if it looked "cold" enough.

Jacquelynn, thank you... I like getting these little buggers out of my head, and out where other people can see them too. Fall is my favorite time of year, and there is just something about pumpkins!!(I grew my first ones this year and I am so proud of them even though they are rather small :))

Doodlesnoddles,I can tell you for sure that he is thinking about it! I think he should roll a pumpkin away and hide it in the trees, but then the squirrels would probably get it!

Catnapping said...

a fairy tale begins...

what wonderful quality your little man has. I love the expression on his face, and your pumpkins

Jaimie said...

This is amazing. I'm so glad I randomly clicked on your link.

Holly said...

I really love this. Nice Halloween theme.

LDahl said...

Catnapping, now if only someone would give him a name!

Jaimie... I'm glad too, as I visited your art. Thanks!

Holly thank you, I do really enjoy Halloween!

carla said...

Ah...this is wonderful! He's such a perfect little fellow, so pensive and stout on his pumpkin stool! I love the autumnal colors and the feeling chilled air...this is as splendid as it gets...I'm almost thinking I might find him outside in my woods! I'm so glad you're doing IF...can't wait to see what else you'll share:>

Dee said...

This is fantastic! Is this from a book you did? I could see it coming from a classic fairy tale anthology. I love the sad, lonely expression on his face- like he's not quite sure what to do about the pumpkins being taken away.

LDahl said...

Carla, I am so pleased by what you wrote! I do believe he could find a home in your woods. Thank you so much!

Dee, thank you for understanding, he really is worried about being out in the cold for the winter.
I created him on Friday for the I-Fri word Cold", finished him on Saturday and now the story can grow around him... To tell the truth, I can't wait to see what the next word is...:))))

Alina Chau said...

Cool illo!!

LDahl said...

Alina Chau, thank you so much! I really admire your work too!

Toni said...

Oh my I love your illo.
Your coloring and style are great.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work

LDahl said...

Tony Kelly, high praise indeed coming from you, thank you so very much. I am so impressed by the work you and your son did on "The Squirrel". My son and I have been working on a book for over a year now, and it has been quite a learning experience for us both!(and not just about art and writing:)))

Anne-arky said...

Great expression! I wonder if he's going to live in those pumpkins when it gets cold out :P

LDahl said...

Anne-arky,I think he should look for some friends to camp out with for the winter, maybe he could offer them pumpkin pies in exchange for a warm corner? Thanks for visiting!

Mark McDonnell said...

Cute guy. Keep it up, would love to see more.

MAC

http://markmcdonnell.blogspot.com/

LDahl said...

Thank you Mark, I am still a little lost but I'm reeeally happy I started doing this. Yea I-fri!

Becca said...

delightful!

LDahl said...

Thank you Becca, even I am a little fond of him:)