Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Fox and the Grapes

My family name is Fox, and this week is my mom's birthday. For her birthday we try to find cards with Foxes on them, but since I could not find one ... I made one instead. There is something so beautiful about the red fox and at the same time so elusive.  They are in the forest here but we have only seen one in the past  6 years.

In the sketch I had drawn some grasses and reeds, but decided that I would rather have the contrast of a cool stone wall instead.   My next project for the fox is to find him some chickens to chase.  Don't worry, he won't catch any.

11 comments:

Faruffa said...

This is soooooo beautiful Ginger!!!

Teri C said...

Ah, so sweet. HB to your Mom.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

It's a beautiful fox Ginger... your mom will love it :o)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOh but he looks like he's up to something for sure!!! How wonderfully illustrated is this. Talk about a captured moment. I love it. I can't wait to turn the page to see what is going to happen next!!! This is great.

Julia Kelly said...

Happy birthday wishes to your mom!! Cute fox!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful fox!Your mom will be hapy!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning! Your mom should be very happy. Happy Birthday to your Mommy!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wonderful! He does look so SLY. ;) What a fantastic gift to share.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Love the fox, too! :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Marvelous work Ginger, smug look on the fox face, the sinuous back. It was a good call keeping the background clean. Something I should learn :)

ValGalArt said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom and she is going to be tickled and thrilled! You did gooooooood :D