Tuesday, 25 May 2010

May Dew

The Dew Collector
When I saw the word "Early" for this weeks illustration Friday I kept thinking of this little drawing so here he is once again!
In Britain there is an old wives tale that says that the May dew has magical properties and that any one that washes their face in it will have a beautiful complexion all year round. So early in the morning on the 1st of May young girls would rush out into their gardens to collect the morning Dew. I think that they would have found this little fellow very helpful...

33 comments:

bee said...

Kathy this is so beautiful! What a gorgeous character to go with a rather lovely tale. Just magic :)

amba said...

so peaceful!

Jack Foster said...

That is such a cool story Kathy. And such a delightfully illustrated little dew collector. Love all the different textures that you incorporated into this work. NICE!

Amalia K said...

Oh yes, this fellow is definitely one of my favorites, Kathy! Beautiful piece... :)

Linda Hensley said...

Very sweet pic and story. Where I live (Ohio) there is a little flower like this called a snowdrop, so-named because it is the first flower and pokes through the snow -- which is also very "early".

Debra Cooper said...

I love to hear old wives tales. Your illustration is just beautiful. Her clothing and hat is so interesting. Love the textures.

Katalin said...

What a lovely tale..and gorgeous illustration! This is one of my favourites from you,love her clothing and the snowdrops! :)

susannaporob said...

Oh WOW! I love your work, Kathy. Its all so heart-warming and precious looking. Consider me a new fan. I love it all!

susannaporob said...

Oh WOW! I love your work, Kathy. Its all so heart-warming and precious looking. Consider me a new fan. I love it all!

cally jane studio said...

You're so talented Kathy...just lovely..

theartofpuro said...

So wonderful!Love the concept!

Hannah Marechal said...

Wow, gorgeous illustration. Love the monochrome.

Heather said...

What a magical illustration....once again!

lil kim said...

So sweet Kathy. I am so in love with your artwork.

BeluBelloBelle said...

May dew on May :D

May it was bring happiness for all
Bless the dew

PS: Love ur artwork (^_^)

Jon Davis said...

Lovely picture, and great story to inspire it too.
I love those wives tales and myths and legends :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Wow kathy, this is just wonderful. You should be proud of your talent.

Tammie said...

I love this piece, charmingly wonderful Kathy~

Ben Hatke said...

Very sweet!

Ces said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I really love your style. I don't comment often but I come here frequently and check your illustrations even when I am away from home.

Coreopsis said...

This is lovely! I can believe it.

We still have children in our neighborhood who bring May baskets to people...early early in the morning, before anyone is up.

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

He's a lovely little chappie Kathy :)

Eric Barclay said...

This is so beautiful.

Fotf said...

You have a Sunshine award Kathy. Please stop by and collect it :)

Emily said...

Yummy!
Reminds me of a children’s book I loved as a kid. Wonderful piece Kathy and your textures are spot on!

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