Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Illustration Friday - Old-Fashioned

There is a fantastic historic site in Portsmouth, NH called Strawbery Banke.  It's a unique outdoor history museum: it presents the life in a New England port city over four centuries.  You experience the home life, entertainment, chores, work and play of the various time periods with the help of historic interpreters and role players.  It's wonderful.  In fact, it's one of our most favorite day trips (our girls included!).

They love the Goodwin House where they can play various old-fashioned games: croquet, graces, and the hoop/stick.   Sometimes it's the simple, old-fashioned things that are the most charming.


13 comments:

Jennifer Bower said...

Great movement. I love the tongue. I can never seem to get that expression quite right. Kudos.

paula said...

Sounds like a fascinating place to visit! Neat that the kids can play with old toys. The illustration works well to show that. Nice job!

Sketchy Kat said...

I agree with Jennifer, the movement is a very nice part of this piece. The character is very cute! Very enjoyable!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful character and look at that expression!!

Missy said...

Great illustration, love the hoop and stick, great stuff.

Susan said...

Really lovely. Great capture of action and attitude. I like the use of limited palette.

k.h.whitaker said...

very nice Michele, love this

IVYALLOVER said...

oh this is wonderful the movement and the tongue is perfect ♥

psychopooch said...

sweet. nice to see kids having good old-fashioned fun instead of being hooked up to a video game :)

Heather said...

she's adorable. great expression...love the face.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, that's delightful! You've captured that running pose so wonderfully! I remember going to a "living history" site as a school field trip once. I remember they named me Tilly. And oh, those games were so fun! :D

kathy hare said...

A lovely drawing, full of life..

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

I agree, Michelle! The simple old-fashioned games are the best. You captured that joy here!