Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Old-Fashioned, Illustration Friday


It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.' ~ Audrey Hepburn

Illustration Friday offered a dose of reality with this prompt. Having just celebrated a birthday earlier in the week, I'm getting well acquainted with many things that have already been. But no matter one's age, simple old- fashioned notions will always stand up to the test of time!

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  1. I like your Old Fashioned illustration, but I LOVE your mushroom header! I had red and white mushrooms on my tree stump wedding cake. (I was married in a National Park, so it wasn't as odd as it sounds) They are so cute and precious!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you celebrated in an old fashioned way, with lots of cake!
    Cute drawing, I agree with your thought too...completely!
    xxoo

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  3. Oh yes I can see this on a wonderful card. When you open it it says "Or else!".

    But seriously, it's a modern sentiment as well which is very important

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  4. Happy belated birthday! Your illustrations are lovely.

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  5. Hope it was a very happy birthday Michele. I really love the IF illustration, it almost has a Victorian "air" about it! Jane x

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  6. This is beautiful, and the colors!
    Kindness never goes out of fashion :)

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  7. Very nice. You should make it a bumper sticker and spread that message around!

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  8. Michele! What a treat to hear from you..yes, let's all go grab a donut and I'll have to get back onto the walking trail soon. : ) Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day. This is a great piece - yes, old fashioned ideas still hold up though, huh? I reflect upon the simpler times a lot. Treating people well will never go out of style in my book..but as I age, it's best to treat one's self equally as well as others for we deserve it just as much. Great to see your visit today! Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. what a pretty illustrations! :)

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  10. Happy belated Birthday, Michele! And thank you for this beautiful illo and sentiment! If only...........

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  11. Hi Michele! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I hv been out for a while making things happen that I missed your IF. It is so beautiful! this style works for ya! Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you had a great one!

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  12. Hey Michelle, I like your work and I want to let you know that you can find a blog award on my blog for you!

    Greetings
    Leen

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