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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cake – Illustration Friday

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I admit it...I have been a bit frustrated with the Illustration Friday topics lately. Not so much that they are poor topics...just that my brain doesn't seem to want to come up with anything different or unique. What can I say?...I like to be different and unique! With this said, I succumbed to fitting in with the Joneses and simply drew a cake.

Going back to my dreams of illustrating children's books...I decided to make this entry a mock cover for a children's book (a girl can dream, can't she?). Well, when my daughter was young, she had a life-sized Raggedy Ann doll...and, she used to play games with her, including the classic nursey rhyme "Pat-A-Cake." This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday topic, "Cake."

Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake
Baker's Man!
Bake me a cake as fast as you can...
Roll it, and pat it
and mark it with a B
and put it in the oven
for baby and me!

41 Comments:

Blogger I SHOULD be Boss of the World said...

First!

I love your illustration! Mmmmmm...Cake!

The colors and textures are wonderful.

Sunday, May 28, 2006 10:24:00 PM

 
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is sweet and fun!!! It brings up wonderful remembrances of me and my Raggedy Ann and Johhny Gruelle's wonderful and inspired books and illustrations. Yes, a girl can dream, better dream as dreams can come true!!!

Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:27:00 PM

 
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I love this. cute as can be; raggedy Ann, pat-a-cake, wow! Happy and sweet piece, and love the artwork.

Monday, May 29, 2006 1:25:00 AM

 
Blogger Linda said...

how fun, we used to say patty cake.
i love the anticipation on anns face. cool idea

Monday, May 29, 2006 1:58:00 AM

 
Blogger Marie-Dom said...

This is such a lovely illustration.
I love the expressions on the faces too.
MD

Monday, May 29, 2006 3:14:00 AM

 
Blogger Rrramone said...

Like Linda, I always thought it was Patty Cake. :-)

Monday, May 29, 2006 9:16:00 AM

 
Blogger Geninne said...

Great illo, it's so sweet and fun...it's a party!

Monday, May 29, 2006 9:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

i don't find this to be fitting in with the Joneses… i have never seen dolls baking for themselves… well done… and now i am truly off…

Monday, May 29, 2006 9:34:00 AM

 
Blogger Teri C said...

So cute! This is perfect.

Monday, May 29, 2006 10:14:00 AM

 
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

I agree with you about not being able to come up with something unique for the cake challenge. So, when times like that happen, I just draw, and have fun. This is a fine illustration!

Monday, May 29, 2006 10:52:00 AM

 
Blogger frank h said...

thanks for your visit to my blog!

I like your style - clean, clear, nice
at frist sight looks simple but I know sure are a lot of sketches and different approaches until the final result

very good!
I like them a lot

Monday, May 29, 2006 11:54:00 AM

 
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

I love that little rag dolls face. It's lovely. I just want to pick her up and squeeze her cheeks!

Hey we can all dream about that children's book - GRIN! That is also one of my dreams. I hope that it will be a reality someday soon for you. You are ready, as your illustrations are wonderful

Monday, May 29, 2006 1:14:00 PM

 
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Socute!! I still have my Raggedy ANNE!

Monday, May 29, 2006 1:22:00 PM

 
Blogger Gabrielle said...

Of course a girl can dream! And from what I see on your blog there should be no reason for it to remain only a dream. This sure does look convincing for a book cover.

Monday, May 29, 2006 3:55:00 PM

 
Blogger michael dailey said...

yeh but yours got a cherry on top. Sooo, take that all u Jones wanna bes lol. this really has a great look and feel to it. nice illo

Monday, May 29, 2006 5:07:00 PM

 
Blogger yukoala said...

Nice and cute! This makes me feel happy!

Monday, May 29, 2006 7:35:00 PM

 
Blogger Bron Smith said...

I love your cake illustration! Thanks so much for your kind comments regarding Mrs. T's journal. I DO plan on bringing Mrs. Trowbridge back as soon and as often as possible. See you again on I-Fri.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:02:00 AM

 
Blogger Jaimie said...

this is adorable. and I share your frustration with the recents topic. not too inspiring in my opinion.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:14:00 AM

 
Blogger steve said...

Great one--I almost forgot about Raggaty Ann. Love the colors here!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:08:00 AM

 
Anonymous Paula said...

The-Cake- illo is really beautiful; somehow I missed --Sorry- very sweet and touching.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:44:00 AM

 
Blogger Caroline said...

This is a really fun one I can see you doing a brilliant job of a children's book. Dream on!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:24:00 AM

 
Blogger tiffinix said...

I totally understand what you are saying about the topic. But I love what you did with it. The sewing lines on the faces and her hair. Fabulous. Great colors as well - I love your thick lines in your illustration. Really cool.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:44:00 AM

 
Blogger Kiri said...

my husband heard me singing 'pat a cake' to our daughter and thought it was an australain version, because the american version was 'patty cake'. thats until i found a book with the rhyme now its 'pat a cake' in both versions.
very cute illustration

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 12:15:00 PM

 
Blogger wynlen said...

Sweet. I like that you have made the characters into dolls, and the girl's outfit is so cute - love the little heart!

Anette V. Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:32:00 PM

 
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Who doesn't remember this rhyme ~ good memories, all! I have to admit, I loved seeing Raggedy Ann here ~ I loved her when I was a kid. Another fun one!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:39:00 PM

 
Blogger creative kismet said...

Love the Ragedy Ann! A wonderful illustration!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 2:01:00 PM

 
Blogger Holly said...

very cute. I used to love raggedy anne when I was a kid. I still have my old doll here somewhere. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:49:00 PM

 
Blogger carla said...

This is so cute! I especially love the Raggedy Anne hair...it looks so tactile! Despite your frustration with the topics, you always seem to come up with something good:>

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:04:00 PM

 
Anonymous aynaku said...

great work! I really like hers red hair, well done!and the cake itself, uhm...I too, am not to excited by IF topics, sometimes
:)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:16:00 AM

 
Blogger Maria Eugenia said...

Sweet and funny, i think you could do a great children's book !
boa sorte!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:48:00 AM

 
Blogger Twisselman said...

Great Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Baker! Yep, my daughter had a Raggedy Ann, though not life-sized. Wonderful expressions on their faces.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 8:22:00 AM

 
Blogger TEEFIN said...

I like your style, they always feel so clean and fresh.
I missed your 'sorry' one but that's good as well.
What happened to the Angels and Devils style?
Thanks for your comment.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:12:00 PM

 
Blogger Andrea said...

I've been playing this game non stop with my niece. this is the first thing she learned to do. Very cool illo!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:28:00 PM

 
Blogger buep said...

First of all, thanks for your kind words on blog. Second, but not less important :)>>
A girl can and should dream. Dreams keep us alive! And sometimes, they become true. I hope it happens to you soon. Your work is "unique", beautiful and happy. Thanks for your kind words on blog.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:29:00 PM

 
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Adore this doll..thanks for bringing me back sweet memories....clean work Trisha!

*hug

Marjorie

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:20:00 PM

 
Blogger Shano said...

Fantastic! I love the Colorform look about it!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:12:00 PM

 
Blogger melanienyc said...

this is adorable. i would buy this book based on the cover !!:) great work!!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:01:00 AM

 
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Adorable little dolls making a cake... Just make sure they don't get any frosting on them, or it's a trip to the washing machine!

Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Collin said...

Considering you weren't feeling terribly inspired by the topic, you did an excellent job. I could easily see that style used in a children's book. And it's always good to keep dreaming.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 2:36:00 PM

 
Blogger cristosova said...

Oh, this turned out so sweet! The black and white tile floor is exactly my thing (I want one for my kitchen :)) and its adorable the way she holds her feet together in exitement.
Now as for IF topics, I know what you mean. I was wondering whether that may be a transient IF burn out. But somehow I am addicted at the same time...
Go for your dream!

Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:07:00 PM

 
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