Friday, October 24, 2008

Illustration Friday "Repair"


Hi Everyone...
I have a special place in my heart for bee keepers and bees...they are amazing little creatures that are so important .....When I was growing up my Dad kept several hives in our forest...he was a wonderful bee keeper....He was so passionate about his bees he would visit them each and every day....Harvesting honey was fun....I will have to hunt down some photos to share with you all....

Today's illustration is Emily , she has been voted the "Top Bee Keeper" in her town. She knows that today she has to do some repairs to the hive....and the only way to calm the bees is to get out her smoker....




Have a wonderful day!!!


oh and Fashion week was awesome...I have a ton of photos I will try to get up here over the weekend....

Hugs
Diana

18 comments:

Teri C said...

Very cute! And lovely story too.

dendoo said...

very interesting piece. i like it.

Ces said...

Wow Diana, this is a fabulous illustration and a wonderful story to match. I think beekeeping is fast becoming a lost art. What with the decline of the honey bees population and the onslaught of killer bees! I am grateful for the beekeepers who continue to keep the art and craft of beekeeping. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of them. I am looking forward to those pictures of you harvesting honey.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diana!
what a wonderful illustration and story! i always love hearing about your family!
xo
melissa

Fannie said...

Great post, Diana! Emily looks like a great Bee Keeper. ;-D

Can't wait to see the pics from Fashion week. Love fashion!

Have a great weekend, Dear Friend! Hugs to sweet Cole.

NANCY LEFKO said...

so sweet...I love the little curlycues of smoke :)

Alicia said...

I love the way you have the bee hive. great story too

murphy girl said...

sensational, love the topic and image

Roberta said...

Emily sure is sweet! You have some interesting life stories Diana!

Bella Sinclair said...

Brilliant, Diana! Such vibrant colors and a happy style. I hope she can repair the bee decline worldwide, too.

soulbrush said...

your illos are always so interesting and unusual!

isay said...

lovely illustration. i thought she was a nun at first glance.

INDIGENE said...

Great illustration and I too love bees, they are remarkable creatures!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

lil kim said...

great illo - love all the details. My neighbour keeps bees and we get the BEST honey from him.

get zapped said...

What a wonderful idea for this theme. She looks so lovely. Reminds me of a tarot card. Thanks for bringing us sunshine :)

Cindy DiBlasi said...

That is so neat!

Karen Mowrey said...

Hi Diana, I feel so bad, I am getting ready the Bee Spotting of the week and Nancy Lefko sent me your link and I never warned you that I wanted to add you to my feature this week. soooooooo here goes my little spiel.

I came here and what did I see?
found some art that shows a bee...
if you don't mind,
I would like the world to see,
a link, a picture, in a post from me!

Smile you have "bee"n spotted! I do a weekly bee spotting post and would like to show you off in my next post, usually every Tuesday. If you wish not to bee featured, let me know ASAP!!

Karen

erin said...

does Emily roll tiny little cigarettes for the bees to smoke?

 
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