Sunday, May 27, 2007

IF - Cars


Blogger Dom said...

You live in DC too? Cool!

I'm loving this, it's cute and fun!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Ujwala said...

dunno how you do it everytime :D this is lovely - the story as well as the ilo.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

I thought I was the only one who bemoaned that kids only sit in front of screens these days... I didn't, and I'm ok, seems you are too... I love your illustration, has funny memories attached to it.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Coloribus said...

Wonderful illustration, I'm sure that your creativity came of your childhood. That's evident : the games with your brothers continue to exist in all your drawings... These moments of happiness will give you for always the talent to create beautiful images

Have a nice day : )

8:21 AM  
Blogger mcscrub said...

great job as always we had a refrigarator box so we could seat 6 kids ...i wish my kids had the freedoms we did at there age..ahh to bea kid again

9:28 AM  
Blogger Magikat said...

very cool work!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Cool, Michelle! The idea is great! During my childhood, we used a coconut tree branch as the car!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Excellent work, very funny, nice colors!

9:50 AM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

No matter how much stuff Liam has, he always loves the box more. So true!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great idea, excellent take on the topic. Me and my older brother used to do stuff like that all the time. I remember when we got a new dryer and were able to use that big box. Great stuff.

10:58 AM  
Blogger doodlegirl said...

oh michelle! I LOVE that so much! It just grabbed my heart and squeezed it. I grew up just like you! That is such a sweet, wonderful illustration and i love the typography on it, too!
It'd be a swell poster!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Vhrsti said...

Wow! Great illo! Congratulations!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Tina Vaziri said...

I love your cute style!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Kevin Spear said...

I like the way the type interacts with the illustration. It becomes part of the feel. Cool!

2:28 PM  
Blogger maria antunes said...

oh so cute. I love your illo!

2:47 PM  
Blogger suana said...

Oh, waw, wonderful idea and illustration, Michelle!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Yep, you've captured my first car beautifully!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

Oh man... we WAITED for all the fruit cups to be used up so we could Nab that big box.... and yep this is one of the uses! GREAT illo.

6:17 PM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

Great concept! I really like it..I used to play with one of those too!

2:04 AM  
Blogger thefridayfrog said...

the type play is fantastic! :))

5:33 AM  
Blogger DaisyB said...

I really like this one Michelle. How cute. And imagination is the best gift we can give our kids.
Good job ;)

6:08 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi Michele! Great take on the subject. Beautiful shades of brown--fun illustration.

6:44 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

Boxes and sheets (tent city)! I remember those days ... wonderful illustration and memories, Michelle, thank you!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Zara said...

Great image!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Mia (a.k.a."The Great Blogbina") said...

Very cute!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Chabada said...

Oooooh it reminds me my childhood ^^ Sweet illo and nice memories !

8:47 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

I wish I had had the joys of playing in a box when I was younger, instead I shall experience it vicariously through your illustration of awesomeness!

9:20 AM  
Blogger JO said...

There is nothing like a plain brown carton, it can be anything. Another fabulous idea. I like how you add the story to the illo.

10:05 AM  
Blogger cata said...

When the inspiration comes to the heart the illustrations are poetry for my soul!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

A box can be so many things! I think our favorite was a little fort hideaway in the garage. Great spot for reading & being left the hell alone!

11:00 AM  
Blogger nina seven said...

so cute! reminds me of my childhood as well. today's kids are growing up in a different world, that is for sure.

11:22 AM  
Blogger kdhamel said...

Great illo Michelle - Love it! Still true today as I have a huge cardboard box in my living room currently - for the kids of course!

11:49 AM  
Blogger studerdoodle said...

Hey! I remember that! That is good! Diggit!

2:09 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Great again!!!

I used the couch and a frisbiee for a car- even though growing up I had some of the non-imaginative toys, etc..

6:16 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

your post is great! luv it! reminds me of when i was growing up.. i got a chance to play computer games on a green-colored screen and atari. but the best part was playing tag with my neighbors and "make believe house" (we call it bahay-bahayan)

7:39 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Brilliant!! Love the concept!!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

Hi Michelle! How are you? jeje this is a great car!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

Great illo and wonderful sentiment! I miss those days too.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

I have these wonderful memories, too! We would turn chairs on their sides and line them all up to pretend like we were on a bus. (I don't know why we turned them on their sides, it certainly would have worked if they were upright, too.) Fun for free!

8:28 AM  
Blogger the enigma said...

ah, lovely memory! nice writings too!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I like this - it's such a great take on the them too.

9:58 AM  
Blogger miriam said...

OMG my kids do that a lot. We have many pictures of them playing with boxes hanging on the door of the toilet. It is such fun to have kids play with things that are not considered toys.

I like your style, very nice.

10:05 AM  
Blogger MVillos said...

thanks for visiting!

i can relate to the piece...we used to create things out of boxes all of the time (boxes are more fun than the toys themselves)!

10:20 AM  
Blogger marieblu said...

thank you

11:42 AM  
Blogger bookbabie said...

Amen to that, cute illo:)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Gaia said...

Very very cute!
I love the colors and the idea, used to play the same way with my cousin! :)

1:24 PM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

too wonderful Michelle, the color is perfect, what a fantastic illo!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Pati @-;-- said...

Awwww... I used to do that too, Michelle hehehe... It was very funny.

Lovelly your illo as always, very inspirational :D


2:35 PM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

Man, I'd comment more here but it takes SO long to scroll down all these comments! ;)

Fantastic illo, Michelle! Nothing beats a box. My daughter loves them too.

I hope you got to drive that thing too. :)

5:45 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

aaahhh yes! those were the days! wonderful, clever and magical idea and illo!!!

6:28 PM  
Blogger eugenia gina said...

I agreee, and the box car tradition is played by my daughter too, it's a never-be- old- fashioned plaything :D!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Larry Lee said...

My friends and I were airplane nuts growing up. We built a fighter plane mostly out of cardboard boxes. Simpler times.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Daniel Davis said...

Tasty-rific! I do this with my son, too!

Great Illu!

Good job.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Shano said...

Oh! that is SO great! Ah, the good old days when electronics didn't rule the world (and our brains!)

11:14 AM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

this is such a great message...i'm with you on that. the car is pretty cute too!

11:29 AM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

This is so rich! Wonderfuly captures those chilhood flights of fancy!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Random York said...

You are so right Michelle- this is the best car in the world!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

aww I love the facial expressions and the gestures.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Great memories. Boxes can be so many fun things. I had a dishwasher box that became a fort.

Wonderful illo Michelle

8:35 PM  
Blogger JC said...

Wow, great job on this pic. I love your style and the caption is great.

1:00 AM  
Blogger tusen said...

Cute picture, Michelle, and thanks for bringing back my childhood memories too. Just put two girls in there and you'll have me and my sister :) Although sometimes the box became a spaceship rather than a car.

4:58 AM  
Blogger tt_b said...

Amazing what inventive minds can do with a cardboard box... or a broom, or a bedsheet...

This is a really pleasing illustration and says so much about childhood days.

8:04 AM  
Blogger alex said...

Oh yes!! I do NOT heart computer games. But I love cardboard boxes...:-)

This is, as always, wonderful Michelle!

10:42 AM  
Blogger alix said...

this is great!! all your works are!
always get to be fun and a bit melancholic and your illustration tell a whole story. Congratulations!

12:18 PM  
Blogger MiKa Art said...

Oooo, I did this! It is nice to remember good and old days. Thanks!

4:17 PM  
Blogger md said...

oh yeh what fun could be had in a box for the afternoon anything from outter space to the wild west. makes u wonder do kids know wht an imagination is today

7:18 PM  
Blogger Katie McDee said...

That is so my childhood too... cardboard boxes make the best toys!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Great fun illustration!
Love love love your style!!

12:22 AM  
Blogger ken said...

hehe this is cute and so true! V cool illo

ken :D

6:31 PM  
Blogger Elmyra Duff said...

Interesting narration. Good work as usual!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

OMG!!! My brother and I used to do that too!!! That was so much fun! I have to find a large cardboard box now!

5:10 PM  
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