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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Creative Tuesdays - Bedtime


One of my favorite art challenges is Creative Tuesdays with Mr. Toast over at his blog, Hot Toast and Jam. It's a bi-weekly challenge and we are given a single word prompt. This week's prompt...is bedtime! Around my house, bedtime is a time for me and my girls to snuggle up and read a few of our favorite books together. We are currently reading Charlotte's Web and bedtime wouldn't be complete without a reading of Pinkalicious!
How about you, any favorite bedtime books?

Also, Madeline is getting ready to snuggle up in her little pink slippers and nightgown, just in time for bed.
She's now available, here.

So grab your slippers and cozy pj's and come join us over at Creative Tuesdays...
See you there!


33 comments:

Betsy said...

Aww...I love this! Madeline looks so sweet in her pink nightgown..and I love how soft and flowing it looks!

lissa said...

very sweet! and I like the pink nightgown.

favorite bedtime reading is fairytales, though I used to just about anything.

have a sweet tuesday!

Missy said...

Such sweetie cuteness. I adore all her little friends. And the picture of her in her nightgown is so cute!

Dara Marlynne said...

As usual, your piece is completely ADORABLE!! Telling bedtime stories to all her little friends... so cute!

Sophia said...

Awwww...Miss Madeline looks so comfy and cozy in her pink gown and bed. ADORE!! =)

Marlene said...

Madeline is my most favorite mouse, she is just adorable.

Brian Miller said...

nice...love reading to the boys at bedtime...arthur is my youngests fav...my oldest is old enough now that he has to read to me....which has moved on to star wars now..

Birdie said...

This looks like a children's book illustration. I love it!

Heather said...

This is so adorable. I especially love the little mouse in the pink nightgown. It reminds me of my daughter when she was little. (Not that she looked like a mouse But you know what I mean)
Very cute!

art2cee2 said...

Oh how cute! all ready for bed
:-) Our favorite stories were always Dr. Suess books. The Lorax is one that is not that well known but one of our favorites.

Wanda said...

She's darling, she shy, she is adorable in her pink nightgown.

Your drawings pull the heart strings, and reach down to the child in all of us.

Thanks!

Christine said...

Heather this is adorable, and Madeline looks so cute in pink!

Janice said...

Sweet Madeline, looking so cute in her pink nightgown. Love it.

Jenny Blair said...

Oh Charlote's Web, what a book! Never heard of Pinkalicious though..must google it!I'm always on the look out for a good book to read with my girls too!
Gorgeous Madeline snuggled up in bed, awww, looks so inviting :) Sooo lovely as always! xx

Tracy said...

Heather,
What a precious drawing...very sweet. I like the little nightgown but the slippers are the best!
thank you so much for sharing your lovely talent~ My son who is eleven still likes to be read to before bed. His dad likes to read sports stories together :)

Wonderland said...

Great work!!...and LOVE your blog!
Have a great day!
Darija

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh how I adore these illustrations, Heather - thaey make me feel all warm and snuggly!!!

Bedtime means lots of fun books around here too... One of our favorite series to read as a family is Geronimo Stilton (he's a mouse too, but Madeline is my favorite!)

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

Oh Heather! Two adorable sketches!! Lovely Madeline!!

Jehanne said...

Oh these are wonderful paintings.
I like the details of the bedtime and Madeline is her nightie is beautiful- very feminine.
At the moment we are reading Did you know facts - with son and Little women - with daughter ( but I think she does not follow it and just likes the activity of doing it together) :)

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather,
This is wonderful, I used to love tucking my girlies up in bed and snuggling for a story. Loved Charlotte's Web.. Two of my favourites are Threadbear and Possum Magic...

Mmm said...

So adorable. I love the little teddy bear to the left and that bed frame is amazing. Love how you've illustrated it.

What a wonderful tradtion you have with your girls. I was the same way with my 3 children when they were littel. So loved that time. Loved to read, "Goodnight Moon" or something like that. :)

Carolynn McDade said...

Nothing like getting all cozy with a bedtime story!

I enjoyed browsing your Etsy store too! Such sweet paintings.

~~carolynn

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Oooh, so adorable! Just love Madeline! xoxo Beth

Julia Christie said...

I just can't stand it heather!!! She is so cute!!
Any news about a book deal for this darling mouse?
I really want to see a series of madeline books!!! I just love her!

Hope you are doing well so far this week- still buried in snow?
We are in the middle of a wind storm her in th NW!
Hugs and smiles

Rebecca Anthony said...

Heather, these are so sweet! I'm loving the watercolor shadows you've created. You are right up there with Beatrix Potter my friend! Did you ever see that movie "Miss Potter" with Renee Zellweger? Love that movie it was so inspiring to me!

Shirley said...

These are wonderful illustrations, Heather! I see a children's book coming on!! : )

Heather said...

Thanks to everyone for all of these awesome comments, they really mean so much to me ( and Madeline the Mouse,) he he he!!

pve design said...

So sweet - we had a book which I must have passed on...with little animals that you would take out one by one and tuck into their respective beds. I found it at a local children's 2nd hand shop.
I wished I still had it! sigh.
Now we read our own books :)
pve

pve design said...

love your artwork....forgot to say....in my last comment.
pve

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Heather, I think you've captured the cosyness so well, its making me sleepy. Not that my pj's look like that (I have more frills on mine) :)

Your work is coming along in leaps and bounds

Hannah Sommerville said...

These are both so sweet. I could really see these in a children's book. Lovely :)

Mmm said...

BTW, I forgot to tell you how much I loved that this little girl mouse is holding a little Kittie toy doll. Funny and darling. you are so clever, Heather. Just love your stuff. Shows a sweet spirit about you.

AtelierBrigitte said...

I totally love Madeline!!