Friday, November 23, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ The Zoo



For the Illustration Friday topic, the zoo, I thought of the many creatures my youngest son likes to collect at the beach. We spend countless hours at the tide pool filling his buckets with hermit crabs, snails, clams and small lobsters. He feeds his marine friends with Dad's fishing bait and watches over them quite protectively. At day's end they are released back into the sea and he looks forward to the next day and dreams of what he'll find. There is no finer "zoo" for my little boy and he is the most thoughtful of zookeepers.

© Nancy Lefko

14 comments:

danshultz said...

Great work... Really good art on this blog.

Kate said...

Nancy, this was such a beautiful story accompanying the beautiful collage!

Ella said...

Wonderful collage and story! Love the color combination of blue and brown and the swan.

imwithsully said...

Makes me wish I lived at the beach!!

claudine hellmuth said...

such a sweet story and a lovely collage to go with it!

julia said...

What a sweet story. It goes really well with that dreamy and beautiful image of yours.

Faruffa said...

Thanks for your comment, so I can discover your beautiful works
(... my snail is very happy your boy released her, so now she can continue navigating in internet :o))

Mim said...

I wondered what you were going to do for this challenge! Great collage, and wonderful story.

Ginger*:)* said...

What a beautiful story to go with this wonderful collage. You always make me smile, and I love these little nymphs with their golden edged wings!

sketched out said...

Sea Nymphs!! What a cool idea! Nicely done, and what a sweet little boy you have.

rbaird said...

What a sweet story! Your work is so wonderful Nancy.

AnastasiaC said...

how cute of your little boy...i love this collage too...gorgeous work!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh love your story behind this...beautiful! Also love yur choice of papers... the wings look wonderful.

princesstomato said...

what a sa=weet little zookeeper you have, indeed!

(perfect illustration, too)
xoxo
teri