Friday, June 5, 2015

an airborne cow, cat, and donut: new postcards, unusual holidays, and Illustration Friday

Today's unusual holiday is Donut Day,* and yesterday was Hug A Cat Day. I combined those two with the Illustration Friday prompt this week, "airborne,"to create this portrait:

Cora (the cow) is from a book I'm working on, and also my new postcard.** She searched for her cat Marmalade yesterday to give her a hug for Hug A Cat Day, but Marmalade likes hugs almost as much as she likes Cora's pogo stick (not at all). She got a hug today and a ride on the pogo stick too, but no donut. Poor Marmalade.

Marmalade is swishing her tail in annoyance. Cora better watch out when they land!

* Which way do you spell today's tasty treat: Donut or Doughnut? Spell check says donut is spelled wrong, unless it's plural. Guessing spell check likes to eat donuts by the dozen!

** My new postcards featuring Cora got mailed*** out yesterday!

*** FYI to illustrators: postage rates for postcard stamps went up on Sunday to 35 cents (which they didn't tell me when I bought 150 postcard stamps on Saturday). I was able to buy 1 cent stamps (had to go to two post offices to get enough), so the postcards are on their way. WooHoo!