Reading Nook {Part 3}

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Part 3. 
I had mentioned in part 2 it would be James & the Giant Peach.  But it isn't.  I ended up painting Esio Trot instead.

This is on the leg of the kid's table. Painted flat white, then each leg is a different book.  So far I had The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me. 

This book got a spot on the table because it was one of the first Roald Dahl books I read, and I just think it's a cute story.

This is Mr. Hoppy.  He is a shy man that has 2 loves.  The flowers he grows on his balcony, and the widow that lives below him.

This is Mrs. Silver.  She is the widow that lives below Mr. Hoppy.  She is also in love, but not with a person, with her little pet tortoise named Alfie.
AND I JUST REALIZED AS I'M LOOKING AT THESE PHOTOS THAT I SPELLED HIS NAME WRONG ON THE TABLE. WHAT AN IDIOT!  I'LL HAVE TO REPAINT IT WHITE AND REPAINT "ALFIE" AGAIN. SO DUMB OF ME.
 

One fateful day Mrs. Silver mentions she wished Alphie would grow.  Mr. Hoppy then devises a plan to help Mrs. Silver.  He buys tons of tortoises and has them in his apartment, then when she's gone, he takes Alphie and replaces him with a larger tortoise.Over the course of weeks and many tortoises later, "Alphie" grows, as long as Mrs. Silver repeats a saying that begins with "Esio Trot".

In the end, Mrs. Silver is so happy about Alfie, Mr. Hoppy gets the courage to ask her to marry him and they get married.


It was fun painting all the turtles.  I didn't quite love how Mrs. Silver turned out, as I tried to make her looking up at Mr. Hoppy on the balcony and she seems distorted. 

I have really been enjoying this project of immitating Quentin Blake's illustrations.  Fun, quick, sloppy, and easy.  No wonder I've always liked his art.

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5 comments

  1. wow, this is looking so great, I am loving how you're posting this as you go so we can see your process. I am always so amazed at your talent, thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is so cute! I think that Mrs. Silver turned out great! Such a cute project and story!

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  3. I think its adorable! Thanks for the comment...boning is super easy...a abit awkward when "finishing" the last round, but not nearly as bad as button holes!

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  4. Okay how cute and talented are you?!? I am new to your blog and I heart you already. Fabamundo.

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