Saturday, April 30, 2011

Illustration Friday _ Lesson

Hi, this little illustration was one I did for a small project a few months ago  which I didn't use but I think it fits in well here.

I believe some of the most important lessons we learn in life as children are from sharing love and companionship with a pet. I think dogs in particularly help us learn more about compassion and humanity than many other things we do and I believe its important for children to grow up with a pet to care for and about. I think these lessons carry us well into adult hood and help us learn how to share, how to care and nurture, how to trust and many other wonderful lessons. I still learn from animals as an  adult.
Or maybe I have just been incredibly fortunate with the wonderful and loving pets I have had the pleasure to know throughout my life to this point.

18 comments:

  1. nice one ,,,,from wendy ,

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  2. I have a dog and a toddler. My little boy adores his dog and he has learnt that with a pet comes responsibility such as before we go out for the day we have to take care of the dogs needs.

    Super illustration.

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  3. I whole heartily agree! Awesome lesson.

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  4. Ditto to that! So true. Mt dog growing was like part of the family. Nice illustration too.

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  5. perfect lesson, sweetly illustrated :)

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  6. i love their faces. very cute!

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  7. 10000000000000000% AGREE!!I think every child should have the chance to have a pet beside the love and this total and unconditionate affection,which just a animal is abble to give, they start to learn soon what mean to be responsible for a living creature:a pet is not a toy to play with and forget it in a corner when you get bored
    Wonderful!

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  8. So cute...and now I might have to get my children that puppy they have been asking for!

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  9. Hey Janet! So true and so well done! What a great couple of characters and what love .... you realy captured the emotion! Nice!!

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  10. Thank you so much everyone for the positive comments on my illustration. I really enjoyed doing it and I'm glad the love and bond between my two little characters showed through.
    I do think you will need to get that puppy now Beth Anne ;-)
    its been an exciting day here today with our little one starting school. I'm so happy to say she really enjoyed it. :-). Hope that’s the pattern for the next 12 school + however many further study years afterwards to come

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  11. great lesson all together, your words and the painting, thanks!

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  12. Thanks for the follow too Janet!!!!

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  13. I agree:)
    Great illustration!

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  14. This is so sweet and true! I'm off to hug my Lily Cat now!

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  15. This is so sweet and true! I'm off to give my Lily Cat a hug now!

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