Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Illustration Friday Theme: Surprise



Dennis West thought of this poem for my illustration.  I've decided to post it--thanks Dennis!



XIV - Where Go the Boats?

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating--
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.



-Robert Louis Stevenson

14 comments:

Бистра said...

It's lovely! So funny and sweet...
I like the idea and the little details - the bands on the boat... so cute! :-)
You're so talanted! :-)

Dennis West said...

This is great, Paige! It reminds me of my favorite entry in Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Whenever I'm presented with kids sending any kind of boat down a stream or gutter, I think of this. I remember doing this when I was a kid. Of course, mine only had imaginary pirates in them.

XIV - Where Go the Boats?

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating--
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very nice. Great details.

Kactiguy said...

Turned out wonderful. Once again you do amazing work. Beautiful vibrant colors.

Roz said...

haha, what a great concept!

carla said...

This is delightful, Paige!

Jaimie said...

Wow! I love the boat!

ValGalArt said...

so charming and well done!

violetismycolor said...

very nice...looks like he really can float away...

garth bruner said...

Beautiful and full of carefree fun. Nice one yet again!

kay susan said...

I love this, your illustration is charming and the poem is just right.

Anonymous said...

This looks beautiful. I love the boat.
wynlen

the painted pear said...

Wonderful illustration!!!! I haven't made one of those newspaper hats in soooo long. I think I will soon.

Claire Louise Milne said...

This is wonderful. The flower reminds me of the little prince's flower.