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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Sketches - The Red Balloon

Happy Easter Everyone!

It's time for Sunday Sketches - with Sophia and the gang over at The Blue Chair Diary.
This is just a sketch of an idea that came to me earlier this week...

I created a "book cover" for the story of Madeline and The Red Balloon
(just a made up story I have in my head...there's lots of those up in my brain)

Madeline stumbles upon a bright red balloon caught in the tree in the field.
She tugs
she pulls
and the next thing you know,
she's off on her first adventure....
with her bright red balloon.... 

Imagine grabbing hold of a balloon and flying all over the world?
Who would you meet on your trip?
Where would you want to go?
What would you see....

Enjoy your day!
See you at Sunday Sketches!
PS
Today is the last day to enter my giveaway.
To enter, go here
We will be picking the winner tonight!
Good Luck!







31 comments:

Marlene said...

Happy Easter Heather. Madeline is adorable, love her outfit. Great book cover you should write the book too, it would be a fun story to teach children about other places in the world.

Brian Miller said...

write that book! big smiles. it will be a hit...seriously, who could resist your characters...happy easter to you and yours!

maddyrose said...

Happy Easter Heather. You've done it again. You've made this old lady smile. I love the book cover and if there are stories in that brain of yours you need to get them out there. I can see it all now. A series of Madeline books in homes all over the world. Have fun with the kiddies and the Easter egg hunt. Hugs

Shayla said...

Have you ever seen that silent film about The Red Balloon? This is what your drawing reminds me of. I love your cute characters every time! Happy Easter!!!!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Happy Easter to you too!
Madeline is great and I wonder where she'll go with the red balloon.

Pop Art Minis said...

Too fun! Madeline and the red balloon will definitely find alot of adventure soaring high in the sky! Awesome work...LOVE IT!

Missy said...

Oh I love this! Love the blue sky, that red balloon and of course Madeline. Sounds like a cute story, you should take it out of your head, put it on paper and then add written by to your book cover!

Jehanne said...

oh this is wonderful Heather. I like the book cover. I hope you do the inside too, for it will be wonderful to see what adventures Madeline can find.
Happy Easter!!:)

michele said...

What a great time to launch an adventure like this! Madeline is so cute, how can she not be met with open arms wherever she goes? :o)

Kristin Dudish said...

Fun, fun, fun - a red balloon is a great way to travel :)

Have a wonderful Easter!
xo
Kristin

Tammie said...

I love your story, it can go on and on like a balloon in the breeze. Sweet art!

Christine said...

Madeline and her red balloon has me all dreamy. You're really going to have to take that trip to Paris soon!

Sophia said...

I really like your Madeline and the red balloon idea. Now tell me, please, how did you get your red balloon to look so smooth and crisp with your watercolours? Do you add a little bit of artist ink pen on top? I could not get my red balloon (with my hippo) to look that stunning. :)

Happy Easter!!

PS Yes, I did get your email. Thank you. I was thinking I responded. Sorry. :)

ger chouinard said...

Hi Heather! How do you do it ... a post Friday, Saturday & Sunday!?!? YOU are amazing! Love Madeline and her Red Balloon! Happy Easter to you and yours! xoxo

Catherine... said...

Happy Easter Heather, this is wonderful, it reminds of a French film years ago of a little girl who finds a red balloon that follows her... start writing that book...

Debbie said...

You are so creative and have such a wonderful imagination! I can't wait to read the whole story of Madeline and her balloon adventures! Happy Easter

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Yes, write the book! Put me on the order list!!!!!!!!!!!! My g-kids would love your work as I do!
cheers, dana

lissa said...

love the touch of the heart on her shirt pocket, very lovely drawing and idea

Gumnut said...

Write it!

Great illustration. Lots of great colour balance, the red of the balloon just has it bouncing off the page.

And Madeline has some fantastic character in the drawing.

Hope you had a great Easter.

Nutty
(off the edge, but learning to fly)

Diana Evans said...

Oh what a great idea!!! love this and I would love to hear more about this story Heather!!!!

Happy Easter!!!

Betsy said...

Awww...get that finished and off to a publisher! How adorable!

Wanda said...

Oh what adventure Madeline is on with her red balloon...Yes, get that story to the publisher.

I actually retold Grandfather's Clock to my grandsons this weekend, and now I'm getting inspired to get to illustrating it again.

Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Mmm said...

Oh how sweet is that? I so love it. Ha ha. :)

Mmm said...

Oh, sily me, I get carried awy when I see your darling art, but I did want to wish you a happy easter before it;s done. Well, ok, it is there but not here. LOL. I hope you had a marvelous day, dear heather. TY for being a great bloggie pal and supporter. you inspire me.

Nicola said...

Wow Heather this is fantastic! I so want to have this book when you've finished it :0). I love the idea and what a lovely character, brilliant cover! :0)

Also loved your Paint Party Friday and Sweet Saturday Angel. I've had trouble getting around to visit everyone this last couple of weeks but so glad I didn't miss these posts. You are so imaginative and productive well done! oxox

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Heather! This is fabulous! What a great idea and you are so well on your way to some fabulous, world-wide adventure called PUBLICATION! I can see this taking off. Love the color combo too. Can't wait to see where you go with this one. Happy(belated)Easter!

Elizabeth GLZ said...

I love Madeline, as you may know. Please write the story, I will buy the book for Javier and Aliany, I know they will enjoyed it and I will love to read it to them. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

Teri C said...

I know I have said this before but I love your little character!!

My Style Canvas said...

Adorable mouse girl and good luck with your story.

Amelia said...

love your illustrations! :)

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow, my love for red balloons and little Madeline put together is perfection. This would be an amazing book cover!