Sunday, July 27, 2008

I-F: Canned

Here is my submission for Illustration Friday this week. Remember doing this as a kid? Do kids still do this or is it all nintendo and tv now? I think some of the simplest toys can be the funnest, don't you?

Anyway, I've also been looking for something to use to update my blog header so hey presto! There we are - Hope you like it. :-)

And.... on the domestic front, I think I am getting a bit carried away with this whole baking thing. For the last four weeks I have made bread every weekend - and this time it was cinnamon buns! Looking at these I still can't quite believe that I made them. They are way yummy. I don't think I'll be doing it again any time soon though - it was a bit more labour-intensive than your run-of-the-mill loaf, and uses a bit more butter and sugar then I usually like, but for now I'm not complaining! ;-)


39 comments:

marcisenders said...

So sweet!

Bella Sinclair said...

So cute! Yes, my kids do this, but they do it all wrong. They're either 3 ft apart and shouting, or they go to separate rooms and close the door on the string. HA!

Mmmmmmm, those buns look delish!

Katie said...

That's a nice take on the subject. I hadn't thought of that. Nice illustration.

lil kim said...

thanks guys - very glad to hear kids still play old fashioned telephone and it hasn't moved on to mobile cans or something!

.leo. said...

wao really really a good work congrats u too :D

Ellen said...

Funny, I didn't remember doing that until I visited your site. Adorable!

Loni Edwards said...

Great illo - a very nice idea! And the Cinnamon Buns...oh man they look scrumptdillyicious! :) Great job on both!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful little illustration and the buns look delicious! Wow...I wish I could bake!

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Fabián Fucci said...

Mmh - I can't choose just one between these two. :-D

Flying Colors said...

What a clever idea! And a great blog header... superb illo!
Best regards :) :) :)

enigma said...

he he, i was going to do that idea too at first! lovely illo kim.
oooh and that buns, yum!

Lori said...

Kim, such a beautiful illo! Their expressions are sweet and the colors are lovely! Great blog!

Heather said...

Great interpretation of the topic. My kids have tried it but gave up pretty quickly. Though sometimes a simple stick can still trump the Nintendo.

steve said...

Fantastic illo and header (and buns) Kim! It's funny, 'cause my little nephew, who is three, despite the cool toys and fancy gizmos he gets, he's fascinated by ordinary objects like boxes and brooms and whatever else is not a toy. Clay, crayons, paper and boxes will hopefully never go out of style.

RyanLoghry said...

Hey Kim! Great take on the topic this week, and nicely excecuted. It has a nice look and feel to it.

I'll take a plate of those cinamon rolls and a mug of tea.

Kate said...

I LOVE your illustration! So deserving of its place as a header for your blog. : ) And the cinnamon buns are making my mouth water, literally.

Roberta said...

Really cute. I think in today's world, you have to show them the simple things. Then mine look at me like I'm crazy!
Yummy rolls!

Laura said...

Sweet illo - you have a great style!! Yummy looking sticky buns too :>

Rui Sousa said...

A really nice and excellent work, congratulations!

nina seven said...

hee hee. i did the same thing. check it out...i even wrote the same thing "do kids really do this anymore?" I like yours, so sweet.

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a great take in the subject! My kids have tried this sometimes for no more than 5 seconds...

OMG!... Those buns look so good! You are quite the baker!

ValGalArt said...

i wish you'd come over my way and get crazy :P I love your illo and header :)

Lucialtrove said...

You're right: same idea, different style. And I like yours very much :)

Kristin said...

oh, sweet idea, I did this so many times in my childhood. ;)

erin said...

ummmm, princess-leia-hair-buns, yum! and wonderful illo too!

Gabrielle said...

Yes, kids still do stuff like this and enjoy it, but sometimes you have to show them these old games.

This is a really nice image.

(please don't get me started on cinnamon buns...)

Anne Leuck Feldhaus said...

fun illo!

mercedes de la jara said...

So sweet!

sketched out said...

I remember doing that too! But sadly, I think you might be right about kids being into more digital fare. Your painting is adorable and makes a mighty fine banner. Great work!

Samantha Hughes said...

Fantastic! Lovely colours and a great sense of playfulness. I remember tin-can stilts as well as telephones.

I'm glad I'm not the only one in a baking frenzy at the moment - biscuits, brownies, cupcakes! My winter-jiggle is well in place. :) I'm blaming it on the nippy weather.

Have a great visit in Perth, it's quite nice here on the far side of the country :)

lil kim said...

Thank you everyone! Glad to hear some more reports of 'kids today' playing the old fashioned way. Splashing about in a pond looking for tadpoles was one of my favourites!

Samantha, (and everyone who commented about the cinnamon buns) - yes it is such a lovely thing to bake in the Winter, to fill the house with that warm yeasty smell... and raising the temperature of the house a few degrees doesn't hurt either!

Eric Barclay said...

Really cute illustration! Love the way you incorporated the text into the piece.

And thanks for reminding me I haven't had breakfast yet. :-)

Teri C said...

Veru cute and yes I remember!

carli said...

I love how you incorporated the collage. great illustration and the cinnamon rolls look delicious

Reagan Carosino said...

I love your illo. It is just lovely. Especially your color choices and collage work. :)

lucky said...

So cute!
I really like your children.
And the collage of words is great!

Did I ever thank you for the award you gave me?
Pardon my thoughtlessness... I was at the beach!
Thanks so much!

Denise

Amanda said...

This is so cute! And a perfect depiction of telephone, really.

Gaia said...

how nice! I love the words collage, it makes a beautiful blog header!

doodlestreet said...

Oh mannnnn...that's it. What time can I come over!? I wish I could eat that ! I'm on a (dare I say it) diet right now. Blah...

Those look wonderful!! Okay...diet's over!