Friday, November 30, 2007

Homage to Squirrels








Out of all these images, only the first one did I find new for this post (from Elsewares). All the others are somewhere hidden in my collection of necessary-pictures-to-keep-me-smiling. I save images I find on the internet and most of them eventually find their way into my "wallpaper" folder that my ibook links to every 5 minutes for a new picture on my desktop. Always inspiring!

It's the second image in this post that inspired me to blog about squirrels today. The artist's name is Cecilie Ellefsen and she is a very talented illustrator whose work makes me smile from ear to ear. You can buy this print and other clever creations at her Etsy site.

Unfortunately I'm not very good at always recording my sources of images found and so all the credit I can give for pic 3 is somewhere on Flickr. I am pretty sure that the two photographs of actual squirrels were "borrowed" from www.cuteoverload.com. LOVE THAT SITE!

The digital image of the squirrel with woodgrain is from Kirsten Ulve, another long time favorite illustrator of mine. I want this image on a tee, I'd wear it on every squirrel outing, I promise.

Last but not least is Johnny Yanok's "Orange" Kokeshi squirrel. If this piece isn't bought soon, I swear I am going to claim it as my own. It's just too wonderful! I adore Johnny's work and to have it mixed with a wood Kokeshi is simply brilliant.

So... to squirrels everywhere, this one's for you! Cheers!

3 comments:

Brigitte said...

Ah! Squirrels are the best, yay! I think the top one might be my favorite.

Diane Duda said...

I can see why these make you smile. I love every last one of them!

Diane

kirsten said...

thank you thank you thank you!!! I just love squirrels. so cute!