Friday, June 16, 2006

Fancy Footwork

This weeks Illustration Friday challenge is 'Dance'.
A few weeks back while shopping at Meijer supermarket in Kalamazoo, I saw the most difficult and adorable two step ever. Two little girls had put on an oversized tee-shirt and were trying to walk down the cashier aisle much to the bemusement of their mother.

For a moment, everyone in the vicinity who could see it suddenly forgot all about their worries and troubles, smiles were on shoppers faces.
I luv moments like that.
Have a smile on me, it won't cost you a single penny...


At 9:04 AM, Blogger Liz Jones said...

Awww. I bet that was cute! You captured it well!

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous carra said...

Oh, I wish I'd been there! Talk about joie de vivre! Thanks for letting us share this happy moment. I just love how you captured this.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you, LizJones ! Fun and happy memories like this are gems in my life !

At 9:54 AM, Blogger steve said...

Children seem to have a better link to pure joy and seizing the day, Carra. That's why it is so important to always keep the child inside yourself alive and happy.

In fact, I think I will now have some ice cream, care to join me...?

At 10:32 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

I have a big ol smile on my face, Thanks Steve!!! I'm so glad you captured this moment!!!

At 10:52 AM, Blogger steve said...

That smile looks great on you, ValGalArt! Wear it often!

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

what could be better than dancin and smilin… two heads!! er, that doesn't works so well BUT your illustration is fantastic… so much fun and so much life…

thanks for my smile as well!

At 11:44 AM, Blogger steve said...

Wear your smile proudly, MichaelO'connell ! Glad you liked my sketch !

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Full of fun, full of life and such a wonderful thing to have witnessed.
I just came from the supermarket where the mother of 4 little ones was desperately trying to contain them as they kept putting things in the shopping cart. Finally from about 3 aisles over I heard a weary voice saying...."Who put these pies in here?"

Shopping is fun!

At 12:34 PM, Blogger steve said...

Of course Mother has to pay for all the groceries, so she would feel a lil' angst about what goes into the basket. But the kids only care about the bright packages and sugary goodness (badness?) within each box of goodies.

Were we so different when we were little, Ginger ?
Heck, I STILL want candy !
Let's run in the aisles ! Wheeeeeeeeeeee !!!

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Teri C said...

You really outdid yourself this time Steve!! What a wonderful sight for you to see and capture. Love it!!!!!

At 3:00 PM, Blogger kay susan said...

Cheers Steve!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Love it!

At 8:36 PM, Blogger michael dailey said...

lol looks like they had a great time 2 stepping great moment and pic

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Roz Foster said...

I love little moments like that. Kids sometimes have a knack for transporting you out of the humdrum. Your rendering of it is adorable. Very manga.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

This is funny and I love true events depicted in a theme. Your fine artwork really brings out the kiddish, carefree attitude in these two little girls. Love this!

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Blumpi said...


thanks for your comment.
I really liked your cartoon-ish illustrations and sketches. drawing a woman dancing was too obvious for me to illustrate this week´s topic, but you overcame that common place thing so well - with 2 girls!

At 4:28 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hiya, TeriC ! I try occasionally to keep things light hearted...

At 4:29 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx KaySusan !

At 4:30 PM, Blogger steve said...

You flatter me, Big A !

At 4:31 PM, Blogger steve said...

Kids instinctively know how to have fun, even in supermarkets, Michael Dailey.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger steve said...

Manga has a wonderful sense of simplicity, RozFoster. That's why I tend to use th' style so much. And yes, kids are quite good at having a sense of adventure !

At 4:47 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'll keep my eyes open for more memorable events, HardWax. The problem is that when you try to seek such moments they never seem to materialize, but when you are least expecting it they just pop up !
Life is funny, laugh along with it...

At 4:50 PM, Blogger steve said...

Kinda reminds you of those old 'DoubleMint' Gum commercials when they used twins, doesn't it Blumpi!
I almost gave up on this theme until remembering that shopping trip!

At 8:00 PM, Blogger CATRAVEN said...

what a wonderful way to capture a precious moment like that! this definately put a smile on my face!
Truly wonderful!

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

cute lovely drawing!! :)

At 9:30 AM, Blogger dodos said...

It looks simple but is so full of life and joy! Adorable!

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

your illustration brought your story to life, I love spontaneous moments like that. It is what life is about.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger jancko said...


At 7:38 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a great sketch of a wonderful vision. that is one happy and blessed mother!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger steve said...

Hiya CatRaven ! Smiles are wonderful !

At 7:38 AM, Blogger steve said...

You are most kind, AlinaChau !

At 7:39 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx for the compliment, Dodos !

At 7:40 AM, Blogger steve said...

It was a moment I wasn't expecting, PrincessPepperCloud, but it was a pleasant suprise!

At 7:41 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thank you, Janko !

At 7:43 AM, Blogger steve said...

She was beaming with amusement, AscenderRisesAbove.

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