Friday, 21 November 2008

IF. Pretend

Christmas is coming and parents are getting worried.
What to buy?, where can I get one?, what can I afford?

The radio is running a campaign called “Don’t cancel Christmas” giving tips and ideas on how to have a happy one in the economic downturn. Lots of people worried that they can’t afford to buy their children exactly what they want and how to break the news to them. Having watched my niece at Christmas and Birthdays past it brought to mind the old idea that it’s the simple things that bring lasting pleasure. As much fun is had pretending to be in a kitchen/cafe/castle as playing with expensive bought versions. Paper, pencils, felt tip pens, paints, glitter and glue plus the magical time together are the biggest winners. A developed and nurtured imagination is the gift that keeps on giving! Oh the thrill of a big cardboard box!

11 comments:

vfm4 said...

love it!

Kevin Spear said...

Nice, soft approach in your illustration. Good work!

Danyell said...

Hey, I did a cardboard box one too! It's the classic toy, isn't it? Very cute work.

Inspector Marmalade said...

Great illustration! the that idea is so sweet my twin newphew and neice like to play that game :)

Denise Gallagher said...

Ooooh! So so cute!
I love the childlike drawing in contrast with the more detailed faces...
and the little tiny hands!!
I love it all!

Thanks for your very kind comment...
and have a wonderful day!

Denise

Kay Aker said...

Love this! Dazzling! Hurray for cardboard boxes!

Natura said...

Your illustrations are so beautiful! This is so cute.

Deb said...

this is a lovely illustration. perfect for this time of year when half of the time children end up playing with the packaging instead of the actual thing that was inside it. dx.

Amy C said...

this is soooo adorable

marina aizen said...

I am becoming a fan of yours...
I love your style and sweetness (I don't know if I spelled correctly, but I hope you understand!, correct me if I am wrong, please!)
I like the colors and ideas: clean, simple but also really wise!
I am flatered you liked mines... I have some kind of blush now... Your work is great!
marina.

kathy hare said...

this is wonderful!