Thursday, January 26, 2012


I’ve set a goal for myself to do more drawing and also to 
become more familiar with my watercolor pencils, 
since they are very portable and useful in sketching situations.

 Using this book by Bert Dodson as a guideline

I’ve done some pencil and pen sketches.
 The author encourages stretching the truth.

Making the familiar strange invites
the viewer to see things in a new way.

Since I'm more of an illustrator than and artist;
I’ve put together a series to dramatize a song written in 1970 
by a father for his young son.  
I’ve put my own twist on it, but then,
 that’s what imagination is all about.

 Wikipedia says, “The song's lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery,
 led some to believe that the song was about drugs.”  
The article continues--the author “has stated in interviews 
that the song was actually written for his then three-year old son, Josh.”

Can you name that tune?


TexWisGirl said...

do-do-do, lookin' out my backdoor! :)

you are SO talented!

Alica said...

I can't name the tune...although the one TexWisGirl named sounds familiar. But wow...I are amazing Leenie!

Pearl said...

Do-do-do, lookin' out my backdoor!

TexWisGirl beat me to it!

You're so talented Leenie. What beautiful work.


Sarah said...

I don't know the song but I do love your illustrations of it! That tambourine playing elephant is great!

TALON said...

Leenie! I love those heels the Ms. Liberty is sportin' !

I think TexWisGirl is right. That song is so infectious.

What gorgeous illustrations, Leenie. You're so talented.

susan m hinckley said...

So much fun to see you do something like these! I love them. I am a little puzzled as to why I was too dumb to name the tune, however...Keep up the great work! I will have to take a look at that book.

Anzu said...

Wow It's so fantastic♪
very d(*⌒▽⌒*)b good
Please keep going!!

CarrieBoo said...

I am so jealous! ;) Man (woah-man), you're good. I forgot all about watercolour pencils... I bow down.

CeeCee said...

Wonderful illustrations! I had to look up the song, as I was seldom able to understand CCR's lyrics. :) In fact, all I could ever sing when that song was playing was the "do, do, do, lookin' out my back door".

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way cool:) No I could not quess the song either:)