Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Minerva and the Girls


As the story goes on from the post entitled New Hat:

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 "Maudie?  Maudie!" Minerva honked at her friend's front gate. "Are you ready for the tea party?"

Maudie leaned out one of the front windows and called, "I'll be right there."

After a short wait, the door opened and Miss Maudie bustled out, shutting her front door firmly behind her.

"Oh, what a lovely chapeau, Maudie!" Minerva said immediately.

"And, you remembered to bake beetle brownies as you promised."

With Minerva leading the way,  they flew a short distance and found the other Bossy Boots Club members already gathered in Minerva's flower garden.


The Tea Party, collage/acrylic, 24 x 24
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Ellie Bird, Bella and Vivian flapped over for their huggie-huggie-smoochie-smoochie Bossy Boots hellos, then busied about arranging teacups, plates and napkins.  Besides beetle brownies, there were sweet corn kernels, waterlily shoots and sugared snails.

They settled in for a good gossip.

39 comments:

inHERdarkroom said...

This is so funny. I love your little stories that you write with your paintings. It's nice to know the personalities of your birds.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Shari! They talk to me, you see...

Gwen Bell said...

This is so whimsical and so creative! Love the painting and the story. I feel a book coming on! Beetle Brownies...so funny. :)))))

RHCarpenter said...

Sugared snails and beetle brownies! You really should be writing and illustrating children's books! Such fun stories to go with your great paintings :) I do hope no one noticed the dirty wings from gardening since the chapeau was such a hit :)

Sandy Mastroni said...

THIS is GREAT .... I absolutely LOVE this
what a happy painting , so well done

Anna said...

You KNOW I agree with RH Carpenter. :)

Linda Popple said...

This is soooo fun, Elizabeth!! As said before - you really do need to do a children's book! Your paintings and writing is so very creative. I always enjoy coming here and seeing what you have done. More, more!! :-)

Michelle Smith said...

Too funny, Elizabeth! Very cute.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Gwen. I'm so glad you like my silly feathered friends. A book, hmmm....

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I hope not, too! The chapeau does seem to have been a great distraction from bossy Boots' critiques.

Thanks for stopping by Rhonda!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thank you so much, Sandy. I'm so glad you like it.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Anna and Linda. Well, I am working on the idea. We'll see if the ideas keep flowing! Thanks so much for the encouragement.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Michelle--I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks so much for commenting!

Nancie Johnson said...

Most definitely a book, illustrations & story are just terrific. So creative and beautiful colors. I really enjoyed my visit!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Nancie! I really appreciate your stopping by. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

mary maxam said...

This is marvelous. The patterns,let alone color are so lively and fun.

martinealison said...

Très amusant... et tellement bien illustré, félicitations!
J'aime l'ensemble des couleurs qui réchauffent le coeur.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Mary! Thanks so much for visiting. I'm glad you enjoy the collage aspect of the painting. I think it adds so much texture and interest. I appreciate your visit.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Martine-Alison: Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I really enjoyed your post today. Interesting work!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Elizabeth, this is one of my favourites - especially that bird bottom right...

No forget I said that, they are all my favourites. Your work has a sense of fun that makes me feel good - it's as if the birds have their own pesonalities

Megha Chhatbar said...

Such a beautiful painting with a story!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Andrew and Megha. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to make a comment. I really appreciate it.

ariel freeman said...

I see a book coming in the future... your paintings with the story (stories...) . Maybe a children's book...maybe a book for grown-up children that need a smile and chuckle :-).

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Ariel. That may be what's stopping me--I can't decide who my audience is! Thanks for visiting me!

Celeste Bergin said...

I have never once (not ever) clicked on your blog that I haven't smiled at seeing your new painting. I guess one could characterize your work whimsical..and yet, to me, your work is more than mere decoration. You are a serious artist who paints things that seem cheery and positive--Your work continually lifts the human spirit. If a person"is" what they paint..you are a good friend to all.

A Brush with Color said...

So creative and charming. It's like a children's story book. You should so do it!

Leslie Hawes said...

The eyes! Aside from every other adorable thing, the eyes!! With the curly eyelashes!! :)
I will be smiling all day!

Kerri Settle said...

Your stories and paintings deserve a children's book!

-Don said...

Wow! How could anyone top Celeste's comment? I guess I'll just have to say that I concur.

...oh yeah, and I'm so glad I missed that party. Sounds like TOO much fun for me, although the menu sounded delicious.

-Don

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

beautiful story Elizabeth,I love this one very much...it's superrrr,
take care

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Your work is unique, I love your style and your texts. Thanks for sharing!

Virginia Floyd said...

I love looking at all the layers in this one. Every part of the painting has its own interesting details.

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Andrew Finnie said...

not resting on your laurels I hope Elizabeth?

cheers from Oz

Lori Bonanni said...

Elizabeth, How imaginative! You are so talented! Definitely childrens book material!

Artist said...

love the way you did the grass! beautiful!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

This is wonderful, and I love your commentary about these lively characters. Such imagination, that is what art is all about!!!
Joan

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
Work
good
creations

Margaret Bednar said...

One of my favorite illustrations. Yes, I agree you should write a book. Actually, you kind of already have one in progress. Find a publisher!