Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

It’s Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

February 26, 2011

The sun was shining brightly, but it was not too warm under the shade of the old trees, and Little Red Riding-Hood went on her way singing and gathering great bunches of wild flowers to give to her grandmother. She sang so sweetly that a cushat dove flew down from a tree and followed her.

Now, it happened that a wolf, a very cruel, greedy creature, also heard her as she passed, and longed to eat her for his breakfast, but he knew Hugh, the woodman, was at work very near with his great dog, and he was afraid they might hear Little Red Riding-Hood cry out if he frightened her, and then they would kill him. So, after following her a little way, he came up to her very gently and said, “Good day, Little Red Riding-Hood, where are you going?”

This is a day that Fairy Tales are made of … It’s Tell a Fairy Tale Day.

To qualify as a fairy tale, a story does not have to begin with “Once upon a time…..”. But, they usually do, and there’s nothing better than a good story that ends with “and they all lived happily ever after”. Read one today!

My New Book

January 5, 2011

I’m so excited to show you a sneak peak of my first illustrated book!
The book is a bedtime story full of sleepy, cuddly creatures of all kinds.

Look for it in early spring of 2011!

12 Drummers Drumming Loudly!

December 24, 2010

Click it I dare you!

We at the Doodle Diner would like to thank  you for joining in our holiday celebration. We hope it gave you a smile during the holiday craziness!! Remember to check back  and see what we’re up to. We love to hear from you!

Happy Holidays from The Doodle Diner!

Free Gift Tag Printable Sheet

December 21, 2010

If you head over to my personal blog, I have a gift for all of you diner readers! I created a printable gift tag sheet. I printed one out myself and used a nice thick gloss paper and they turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself! Have a look at what you could be attaching to your gifts this year. Enjoy!

{Finished Tags, 2010}

{Printed Sheet, 2010}

C’est les trois poules français!

December 15, 2010

Le troisième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m’a donné, trois poules français…
Who said those two years of French in High School and four semesters in College just to obtain my BFA were totally usless?? Joyeux Noël!

On the second day of Christmas…

December 14, 2010

{watercolor, 2010}

My assigned day was the second day! This is what I imagine when I think of a turtle dove. Otherwise, if you google an actual turtledove its a pretty plain little bird. Nothing against the turtledove, I just like my reptilian flying creature idea!

TDAC Holiday Contest

December 2, 2010

Got my contest entry for the They Draw and Cook holiday recipe submitted yesterday, right in the nick of time. Now it’s time to kick back and visit the site every day during December to see all the entries and find out who was the day’s favorite. The Day’s favorite will be on the Food Network’s blog – The FN Dish.

Fun, right?

Ok, did I say kick back earlier? Not so much. Now time to cram for the Sketchbook Project! Waiting until the last minute makes life so much more interesting. Especially during the holidays, hee hee!

Sketchbook Project 2011 ~ Finished!

November 29, 2010

My Nighttime Stories Sketchbook is finished… Off to the post office it goes!  But you can view it as it tours the country starting in  February! Here are the cities and dates:

Taking a nap at the Diner!

November 2, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek from my first book coming out in the spring of 2011. Shhh….. don’t wake them

Ruby Rue

October 29, 2010

Ruby Rue makes magnificent stew.
Though her secret ingredient nobody knew
Onions and turnips and celery root
Frog legs and toenails and of course eye of newt
Dinner at Ruby’s became all the rage
Her name dropped at parties, the society page


The line for a table became a quite joke
But Ruby was cordial as she pinched and she poked
All things have an ending, just as Ruby feared
The crowds had soon dwindled, her guests disappeared.
“Table for one,” whispered poor Ruby Rue
It’s hard to keep friends when they’re on the menu
Poem and artwork by Roberta Baird