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Illustration Friday—Savour

November 27, 2010

At the same time, the thought, “This is a moment to savour,” was pondered by both lion and mouse. But it would be the very next instant, when one would rejoice and truly “savour” the situation, while simultaneously the other would panic and genuinely fear the predicament. Luckily, Aesop had it right and “The Lion and the Mouse” are indeed allies.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2010 6:20 pm

    So peaceful and tranquil, that lion is in a very nice place at the moment 🙂 It’s amazing how the words and expression can completely change a scene from one potential to another. Beautifully done

  2. November 27, 2010 7:55 pm

    Heisann!

    I enjoy your illustration very much, great artwork ;:OD)

  3. November 27, 2010 8:47 pm

    this is exquisite.

  4. November 28, 2010 2:41 pm

    Nicely done. The lion’s expression does put a different spin on it.

  5. November 28, 2010 3:23 pm

    Beautifully drawn!

  6. November 28, 2010 10:25 pm

    Oh, just gorgeous…do the whole book!

  7. November 30, 2010 6:14 pm

    Nice one Penelope! Love the content look on the lions face! Great lines and shading! Your sketchbook must be amazing!

  8. Suzanne Miller permalink
    December 25, 2010 4:33 pm

    It’s Christmas, December 25, 2010 Penny, as I read your web for the first time. Not only is your artwork lovely, your topics are inspirational /whimsical / warmhearted and fun. Thanks for helping to make the world a better place! The “Lion and the Mouse” is a story I have used with the children I have worked with- A wonderful story for life’s wisdoms.

    • December 25, 2010 9:16 pm

      Suzanne! Merry Christmas!!

      And what a lovely message! Thank you. It makes me so happy that someone’s looking and maybe even taking something away with them from my work. It’s a joy to create and even better if it’s a joy to someone else. And as I wrote, we’re watching the Wizard of Oz and savoring your yummy cookies and truffles! Thank you! xoxo, p

  9. February 26, 2011 10:20 pm

    I like your take on this. The way the lion is bound and helpless. I’ve seen interpretations of this, and it has never looked so desperate a predicament as you have drawn up here.

    Great illo.

    Oh, and I posted some new(er) stuff on my blog. So there! 🙂

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