Friday, September 2, 2011

The New Mother

Sorry folks... all one of you. School is back in session and productivity is whirling (that is not to say I did not do anything this summer, I embroidered a very nice portrait of Our Lady which I hope to get photographed and show to you)
Anyway, school! Assignment! We were instructed to pick a story from our childhood and illustrate the Beginning, Middle and End. Enter Lucy Clifford's "New Mother" (which is just as creepy as anything for anybody who hasn't read it, go! Go read!)
In the first picture we see the good little children on their way home, when they meet a strange girl with a box. When they ask to see inside the box, she tells them only naughty children can look inside.
 So the children go home and are very naughty. Their mother tells them if they continue to be naughty she will have to leave them, and they will get a new mother, with glass eyes and a wooden tail.
 But they really want to see what is in the box. Their mother leaves, they don't get to see what's in the box, and there comes a knocking at the door... The End. (Basically. Go read it.)

So. These are colored pencil, soaked in coffee with some terra cotta acrylic accents. They took like... 10 hours a piece, each, EASILY and most of those hours were put in back-to-back. Not gonna be doing that again anytime soon.


  1. Hi! Came across this google imaging this story... really neat stuff! Great job!

  2. Thank you! It's one of my favorite stories, I hope I did it justice.