Tuesday, April 28, 2015

unusual holidays featuring a penguin, puppy, birds, and a bear - plus art for ABFE auction

In my last post, I made art to celebrate Pig In A Blanket Day, and Arbor Day.

Since then, I've found there are lots of daily celebrations I've never heard of before. I decided to make art to celebrate those holidays too!

Saturday was World Penguin Day, and National Telephone Day. It seemed like a good opportunity for a penguin to catch up with all her friends and family on the phone:

Sunday was National Pretzel Day, and National Kids And Pets Day. This puppy is happy that his girl shared her pretzel with him!

Monday was Tell A Story Day. These little birdies are telling a story, and reading a story (EWE AND AYE). This painting is also going to be at the ABFE auction at BEA* (note: the colors look better in real life than in the scan).

Today is National Blueberry Pie Day! This little bear has a powerful nose that can smell blueberry pie from miles away:

Tomorrow is bound to have another celebration I can illustrate too! (And the next day, and the next day, and the day after that ...)

* I have a second painting for the ABFE auction at BEA. This year they're honoring Judy Blume. I had several ideas about what to draw before deciding to paint a girl reading a Judy Blume book (ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET), with a stack of her books to choose from when she's looking for another book to read.


  1. My dog thinks every day is National Pretzel Day!

    1. Ha! Maybe every day is National Pretzel Day for dogs! ;)

  2. The dog and the bear look so happy to be eating.

  3. Love all your illustrations!