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Illustration Friday—Perennial

July 23, 2011

The Sleep Fairy. She’s been with us since the beginning of time and will remain until the end, the epitome of “perennial.” She’s rather tired and easily confused and, for the unlucky, her usual rounds of sweet lullabies and warm milk have been replaced with raspy complaints and hot coffee, repelling coveted slumber.

For all you deadline-daunted and sleep deprived, may The Sleep Fairy wake up and fly right tonight.

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 8:42 am

    Beautiful, but tonight I’ll try not to drink coffee! 🙂

  2. Jill Bergman permalink
    July 23, 2011 8:47 am

    The Sleep Fairy is being wicked, eh? Bringing around coffee instead of milk!? She certainly has a lot of character and charm!

  3. July 23, 2011 9:23 am

    She has been visiting me frequently since I’ve discovered IF. Tell her to bring along some sand next time, will ya? Love your style!

  4. July 23, 2011 10:04 am

    She is a hoot! Love your style!
    Great work.

  5. July 23, 2011 9:57 pm

    I absolutely love this.

  6. July 24, 2011 8:10 am

    Thanks all!
    Hopefully last night warm milk and soft lullabies were issued by Ms. SF and maybe Mr. Sand Man accompanied the ol’ gal on her rounds paving the way for sweet dreams and brilliant ideas.

  7. July 24, 2011 9:37 am

    OOooh, Penny! This one is just hilarious! I love that bucket of coffee–poor thing. LOL

    You always bring such smiles to my face. I adore your work–the humor and pathos in this poor little faery’s face is genius.


    By the way–I forgot to ask, what size and subject, piece of artwork would you be willing to exchange? I’m just SO excited. ((hugs)) I’ll also need your addy–but do send it via email.

  8. July 24, 2011 9:39 am

    By the way, that darling dratted fairy visited my house last night. Didn’t get much shut eye. LOL Now I know why!

  9. July 24, 2011 2:35 pm

    So THAT’s what she looks like! Perfect!

  10. July 25, 2011 4:27 am

    Wow, she taunts me most nights and she looks just like this! So now, I know others know she really exists!!! lol! Absolutely wonderful and delightful! 🙂 🙂

  11. July 25, 2011 12:17 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so was on the sleep fairy coffee high this weekend (and even gained a few extra pounds thanks to the stress Oreos) but I did 20 out of 16 in TWO DAYS! Can I tell ya, I don’t even care if they are c**p it is the fact I did them, before deadline and still have energy for more. I can’t thank you enough for your positive energy and this wonderful sleep fairy delight! She is perfect (and please ask her to hand over that ladle).

  12. July 25, 2011 4:47 pm

    She’s fabulous! Your written captions had me really chuckling…And that bucket of coffee is my favorite part!

  13. July 26, 2011 7:54 am

    So this is ho she looks like… 😀

  14. July 27, 2011 1:21 pm

    Love this illustration, really made me smile

  15. July 27, 2011 10:37 pm

    wow you are a great illustrator, I am so glad I came by today. Now off to explore – there should be more artists like yourself that I can feast on you know, then I would never be hungry!

  16. July 30, 2011 8:12 am

    Love her. Even though Shes a meanie. We all need sleep.

  17. July 30, 2011 10:38 pm

    LOL. So funny.
    You are so diligent in those IF’s !
    I can’t remember the last on one I did..
    Been on mural marathon this month..
    Yes, you have a gift for bringing a smile to one’s face!
    Keep it coming!

    Thank you! 😀

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