Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cultivate

Today it's sounding like spring, thunder is rumbling and robins are singing. I saw this tiny little guy heading for my garden. Two more of them were dragging a packet of Fairy's Breath seed. I hope this means I'll have a nice garden this year.

46 comments:

Soozcat said...

It all depends on what they use to nourish it. DO NOT let them spread goblin dung around. It never ends well.

Marvelous sketch!

LDahl said...

Soozcat!!!Thanks for the giggle...I really needed one today.
Note to self: NOooo to goblin doo-doo.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey wowtyring to sneak one in eh? Not going to work. This is just wonderous, the shoes the face, the pose, the viewpoint.

Do more, post more, become rich and famous (send me 3 percent as your manager :) )

But seriously good.

LDahl said...

Andrew did you catch me lurking at your blog of Escher? 3% eh? Sounds like a good deal to me especially if you are doing the promoting. :))))
Thanks for the comment! <3

Lu Azevedo said...

Wow! Great character!

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME design!! ^_____^

LDahl said...

Thank you Lu And Alina. :) I haven't done an IF in awhile, it's good to be back!

Indigene said...

Amazing line work and expressive face!

LDahl said...

Thank you Indigene!

Grandma Coco said...

I like this little guy!

dthaase said...

love your line work

Elena said...

She has lots of personality.

LDahl said...

Grandma Coco, dthaase and Elena thank you for taking a peek and leaving your comments! :)

Sarah Melling said...

Love the variation in line weight..beautiful!

LDahl said...

Sarah so glad you stopped by, I've been reading your blog... I love your line... "This is America, if quaint makes money we mass produce quaint."

Reflections said...

Great image, love the expressiveness.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

This is a fun, very well drawn image. Nice perspective!

LDahl said...

Reflections I really like your blog, pictures and words! The Black Royal is wonderful! Thanks for your comment here. :)

LDahl said...

Elizabeth I'm so lucky that you stopped here and left a comment, both your blogs are such fun! The Right Side of Wrong, great name! Your little guy feeling his green...giggle!!! Thanks again for your comment.

Kevin Keele said...

This blog is great! I'll definitely be visiting often

LDahl said...

Kevin,coming from you, that is high praise indeed, thank you! I'm hoping to get another pirate done today(it won't be as awesome as yours:) But maybe I can get it posted at the end of the week.

Linda Hensley said...

Nice! Good luck with your garden :)

LDahl said...

Hi Linda, we had gardening Dad memories in common. Sister sold enough extra produce in her wagon to buy a horse, a small one named Brandy. We had a refrigerator truck and shipped to four states. Lots of gigantic garden memories...when he retired and we moved to town he still managed to get a couple of extra lots and gardened his heart out. Miss him.

Vicki Smith said...

Great drawing!

Jack Foster said...

Great character! love the anticipation and joy in her expression. Great angle and....Hey! What is she doing wearing my shoes?! Wonderful line work. I stopped here by way of Andrew and now you have a new follower :o)

LDahl said...

There is something special about people named Jack! I feel fortunate indeed to have one as a follower... Now I'm going to have to mind my p's and q's and post more often. :)))
Thanks for your kind comment.

LDahl said...

Hey thanks Vicki! Love getting comments. :)

hamster cage said...

that is an awesome image.

LDahl said...

Thanks HC, I had a hamster once, then a friend was so worried that Hamster was lonely, he bought me another hamster as a surprise... It wasn't long before I had 17 hamsters.
One or none... the only way to deal with those little buggers! :-D
(Good luck selling your cages, nice set-up on your site)

Melissa Mackie said...

Great! I love her shoes.....

Sharon Wagner said...

How lucky! We could all use some extra garden help. Maybe I should give little rakes and hoes to the chipmunks and squirrels. Since we have a lack a magic in our yard!

Guyana-Gyal said...

If I had a book with all your art [and stories that go with the drawings], it would be one of my favourite books.

This chap has a mischievous face, but can I borrow him? Goblin poo and all, I'd pay him to poo in the gardens I envy tee hee hee.

LDahl said...

Thanks Melissa, they were leaving tracks all over:-D

Sharon, maybe they are chipmunks and then again, maybe their not. :))

GG, what a sweet thing to say! I could easily say the same about yours. Your stories are most wonderful, filled with magic too.
(tee hee hee.... you are a naughty one you are!!:)))

Coreopsis said...

Fabulously fun drawing! Great expression. I need a couple of those in my garden!

Richard Morden illustration said...

Cute as a button, to be sure to be sure!

LDahl said...

Coreopsis, and Richard thank you both for stopping by and leaving your comments! I really appreciate it. Like what you guys are doing too!

Tammie said...

wonderfully adorable character, you are so lucky to have him in your garden!

Sounding like spring here too, though I still have over a foot of snow!

LDahl said...

Tammie Thank you so very much for visiting... I've found your photographs and they are so special. You have not only noticed the tiny details but also have achieved fully composed, interesting images. Not an easy task.
I'll bet you are ready to see the end of the snow this year. We keep going back and forth, so there has been a couple of weeks of one day hot one day snowy next day brilliant spring the next day gloomy, sulking winter (a little marble sized hail thrown in for good measure:))
Thanks again for your comment:)

roberta baird said...

Great drawing! I could use a few like him in my garden!

LDahl said...

Hi Roberta, I think he could hang out with your mice!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Sir Reggie,... actually we are cousins :)

hope your day is good!

LDahl said...

I'm sure you can get the best of him Laird Andrew. :)))

Today we had fairy tale snow, and I got some sleep... lovely. Tomorrow is the worry, but I'm braced so ... as they say, "Good to go."

Janet said...

Nice work! You said you haven't done an IF in a while. Well,you're way ahead of me. I've fallen completely off the grid. :(

LDahl said...

Thanks Janet, I have a ways to go before I'm up to speed again too. I like blogging soooo much better than FB.

Coreopsis said...

I want a couple of them in my garden too!

LDahl said...

You know, the state is full of them...hehehe!Look for them in your woods.