Then We Had Tea 11"x14" Acrylic on paper
This was an illustration I did to accompany a short story in a children's magazine.
All of the little pastries and refreshments made me want to climb inside the paper and sit down on the bench log beside the raccoon & fox. Letting the soft music of the rabbit musical duo surround me. Accordion and cello arrangements? Yes, please! I imagine that bear has quite a bit of interesting stories to tell once he's finished his sweeties.
Of course, I had to include a wee bit of chaos which always seems to happen at large gatherings of any variety. A young Mr. fox has spilled his tea and broken his cup. Right now he's deciding whether or not to mention the incident.
Growing up I had lots of tea parties, and they were always the theme for my young birthdays. Needless to say, I would have adored this true afternoon woodland tea, complete with a pie-carrying-giant-sized-badger.
Off for a good 'cuppa myself. These days I enjoy it while painting.