Friday, January 25, 2008

Tales and Legends

The Ants & The Grasshopper
One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat. "What!" cried the Ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?" "I didn't have time to store up any food," whined the Grasshopper; "I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone." The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust. "Making music, were you?" they cried. "Very well; now dance!" And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.
There is a time for work and a time for play.

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17 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh yes, this theme word was made for you!! Love it.

murphy girl said...

ahh, the life of a starving artist!

Forever Young said...

marvellous illo

rbaird said...

Really well done.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a great scene! Nice.

Faruffa said...

I like it very much, I chose this tale too, and were your adorable ants to suggest it to me.
Ciao :o)

Emila Yusof said...

great illo!

steve said...

Aww, poor grasshopper. Love this illo though--one of your best yet!

studio lolo said...

Hurray...you got the painting!!! Thanks again for buying it and supporting my art habit :) I'm glad you liked the Purrmaid too.
Hi to ted and the kids! XXX Lolo

Mim said...

Oh my the poor grasshopper. don't the ants know that one can't live without art and music?

Great drawing!

Brine Blank said...

Great grasshopper...consider the ant thou sluggard!

Andrea said...

Great interpretation!

Anonymous said...

Love the ant carrying the lollipop! Hey, can the ants see me!?! Phooey to there being 'a time for work and a time for play'. Hehhehhee *glurp back to work ...*

Bobo Cat said...

Somebody just born nature to be an entertainer, poor grasshooper!

moverlow said...

Cute and playful! I love the style - it is perfect for your tale! Nicely done!

imwithsully said...

I saw this on an episode of Miss Spider's Sunny patch with Liam. Great minds think alike!!!!!! Sweet tale!

Bron Smith said...

Your little ant characters make such wonderful storybook characters. You should create a picture book around them.