Friday, August 13, 2010

Star Gazing

The mouse wishes he were tall.
Elephant wishes he were small.
We can keep wishing our lives away,
or thank God he made us this way.

63 comments:

  1. Jack,
    This is wonderful, funny and whimsical. It also has a lovely message. Love it!

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  2. This is great - I love the elephant!! And a great message with it.

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  3. So lovely Jack! I like so much! Hugs :)

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  4. Awwwww... you are just the cleverest! I don't know how you come up with your concepts so fast! (I guess it's all those years working in current events!)

    This is really sweet, and so true of our human nature--makes me think of the Israelites complaining to Moses about the "miserable" food-- hello! Silly us.

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  5. I especially like the elephant too. I'd kind of like him bigger, but that kind of goes against the poem, doesn't it? Reminds me of laying in fields watching meteor showers. Nice times :)

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  6. This is a lovely illustration and poem to go with it :)

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  7. Such a cute illustration with wonderful advice worth remembering.

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  8. Oh, what a charming poem!! Lovely image!!

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  9. so cute, you are so creative and quick Jack you amaze me.

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  10. We must be on the same wavelength this week! Your mice are just a little more philosophical.

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  11. Beautiful picture and true words!!!

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  12. really beautiful illu and wonderful sentiment too x

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  13. I love the words...very true!

    Thanks for your comment on Mr.Owl : )

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  14. Hi Jack,
    Love the little message and the elephant! Lovely. Thanks for the visit and the nice comment too.

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  15. its adorable, I love ur characters :)

    and thankyou for your lovely comment!

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  16. Jack I love this illustration!! the poem is soooo cute too.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog and your nice wishes--I will sketch!!(I'm not a very good sketcher though :()

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  17. adorable...so well said! I needed this today! - thanks, heather

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  18. Great sentiment and nice illustration. I am glad I stopped by your blog; it had been too long.

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  19. How lovely! They both seem so peaceful staring at the stars. The message is great too, we should all be thankful for what we have!

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  20. Bravo, Jack! This is fantabulous! What a great concept for this week..and I love the perspective in this. Yes, we should all be happy with who we are and this is a great reminder! Always so wonderful to visit you and see your darling work!

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  21. I love the mouse's pose. I'd like to be pondering the universe like that :)

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  22. Very nice. I like the milky-way and poem :)

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  23. Very cute, great looking stars, thanks for commenting on mine too!

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  24. i really like how your drawing and poem create a very grounding perspective for such a fantastical word!

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  25. How true!!! Thank you for your comments, I always value them.

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  26. Wonderful, Jack. I love your contemplative little characters and the way you've teamed the illustration with that little verse. A nice reminder!

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  27. Your illustration is wonderful and I loved the sentiment behind it even more!

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  28. I agree with everyones comments, great illustration and message:)

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  29. Jack, nice picture and words. The characters comtemplating the starry night with no rivality or other preocupations is wonderful like a good dream. Your illustration style makes every child glad to see and a lot of adults like me too. Congrats and thanx for your comments about my artwork!

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  30. Wonderful! I love the illustration as well as the message.

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  31. Love the small elephant! Nice words!

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  32. you have some delightful ideas!
    i love the poem in this one as well!
    Thank you for the comments on my blog. :)

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  33. Hi Jack, wonderful illustration and great message!

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  34. What a great message.. not only for oneself, but for ones artist self as well!
    Thanks for sharing Jack. ;)

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  35. Okay we need to take up an offering for that good word. It's so true. I often tell myself and others," If we spend our time being someone else who is going to us?" This is an on time word. Thanks so much for you kind words of encouragement left at my blog. I so treasure your comments. They mean so much to me. Thanks also for your prayers. I have learned that His ways are higher then our ways and His thoughts above our thoughts. Just go with His flow. Thanks my friend.

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  36. awwww so sweet!! Great piece for this week!! Love your new look blog, I've been away for a while, so nice to come back to blog land!

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  37. Looking at constellations from Virgo to Orion, i thank God He made me this way among the stars that shine in perfect cadence.

    Beautiful illustration!

    ~mita

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  38. ohmygod i swear i didnt make this up, look at this:
    http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/mita_indira/wordverification.jpg


    ...wondering if there is mitaless word verification...hmmmm...

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  39. Hahaha that is so funny Mita! I guess that would be a perfect word for my ex-wife! :o)

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  40. So cute!!!! I love the poem that goes with it too!

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  41. Hhm. Lets see...

    Dear God,

    Thank you letting me find the joy of blogging.
    Thank you for allowing me to show my shabby and not so shabby work to the world.
    Thank you for the people who are kind enough to say nice things on my work, both shabby and not so shabby, of course...
    And most of all, thank you for the friends I have found here, especially those who draw huge innocent eyes and make up crazy words fancy enough for Longman to buy!

    I mean that from the darkest bottom of my heart. Amin.

    Heheheheeeheheee... (^____^)

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  42. PS: I am sitting here, just wishing I could be the third mouse in that piece... You are brilliant with both crazy words and images, Mr. Jack! (hugs)

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  43. I love this... and I love the little poem too :) Thanks for the lovely comment you wrote on my blog :)

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  44. There is a lot of wisdom in these words Jack ;)
    very lovely image and the characters are so fun :D

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  45. Hello? Gee am I the first person to post here? Where is everybody else.?

    Oh, there they are, above me....

    Firstly, thanks for not naming the animals Andrew .... heh.

    You know that animal bottom right just wants to be tickled eh? Not that I am clucky since I started my new injections I've been feeling odd though.

    I'm not going to say it's a lovely piece. It's better than that. It taps into us this work, havent we all done this?, wished we were better or someone else , and haven't we all looked up in the sky and looked at the stars.

    It's like a good poem in that it works on more than one level.

    Nice work Jack. :)

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  46. Very nice image. and such a great message!!

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  47. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼......................................... ........................

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  48. just laying in the gras... where i wanna be. great!

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  49. Such heavenly contentment! :o)

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  50. Thank you for your kind comment on my Star Gazing entry. I have been researching composing drawings. Your entry will be one of my favorite examples of how to compose!

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  51. You speak truth my friend... and your artwork endears your words even further!

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  52. Jack, what an adorable illustration and I love the message, too! Your work is charming! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  53. Lovely illustration Jack.... and very wise words. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!

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  54. so sweet and such great words to go with it.

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