hula kitty

September 17, 2008

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Island,” and of course, the first thing that pops into my head when I here the word island are all the stories I’ve heard of the mythical hula kitty and her ukulele accompanying mouse Ray… living on an island in the Milken Sea.

Right… am I lyin’? Tell me that’s not the first thing that pops into your head.


43 Responses to “hula kitty”

  1. Gaia Says:

    Oooh…this is so great!!! Your characters always have just the right attitude! Love it!
    If you’ll ever make a book with your idiom bunnies and one all about kitties, I’d buy them both!!

  2. Dada's place Says:

    Oh, they’re so sweet… the cat’s expression is gorgeous! πŸ™‚ Wonderful illustration!

  3. Jess Says:

    I love this, it’s so full of fun!

  4. kathyhare Says:

    Wonderful! I always look forward to your posts.. πŸ™‚

  5. Tessa Says:

    Just check out that cat’s expression! Wonderful illo.

  6. Hee hee.. I LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!!!!

    Just look at them!! I rather have hula kitty, than the hello one anytime ;o)
    And I have no words to describe little Ray.. he is just.. well.. too much!

    You are amazing Linda!

  7. Mary Says:

    Oh,my….LOL! I burst out laughing the moment I clicked on your blog. You are so funny! That hula kitty is quite a babe! I think Ray had better watch out…if she gets to rocking and swaying too much with her eyes closed, she may just squash the uke player πŸ™‚ Someone needs to tell her that she needs the next size larger hula skirt…or shake off a few pounds.

  8. Mouse Ray rocks! πŸ™‚ This is great, linda.


  9. din Says:

    haha lovely, its definitely fun-time on that sweet island of yours… time for some seriously intense dancing!! πŸ™‚

  10. your line work and colored pencil work are simply beautiful…. in all of your drawings!

  11. Lisa Says:

    What fun! Thanks for putting a smile on my face. =)

  12. Very nice work. Excellent!

  13. cata Says:

    I’m dancing!!!!!!Wow!!!

    ps: this video for you

  14. Valentina Says:

    This is a funny Iland!

  15. Angela Says:

    I love how Hula Kitty gets into a perfect trance-like state when she dances. Just mesmerizing!

    I hear the locals all have Hula Kitty shaking her hips on their dashboards. πŸ˜›

    That Ray is just too darn cute!! Too bad he often gets overshadowed.

  16. Katherine Says:

    That’s a very wonderful story and illustration. Very nicely done. If you view my illustration you’ll see what came to my head first.

  17. artseafartsea Says:

    This is hysterical! Really got a good laugh and I needed it. You came back with a bang.

  18. artseafartsea Says:

    Is that Joey in “drag?”

  19. DK Says:

    aww! the best!

  20. froggie Says:

    now that’s one meowin wahine! soooo silly, sketchie!

    i can actually hear the ukelele….

  21. Cory Says:

    Definitely, the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about the topic island, but I figured everyone on IF would be drawing hula kitties too. πŸ˜‰ Great illustration!

  22. bobo's slave Says:

    Heehee, I never thought that the love handles could be that sexy! Great illustration, very entertaining!

  23. Alina Says:

    SOO CUTE!! Love the characters!

  24. ha! such a great expression on kitty πŸ™‚ maybe they would be friends in a desert island…who knows?

  25. I just love it. cool!!!

  26. studio lolo Says:

    She’s got a love-er-lee bunch of coconuts! You absolutely slay me! Have I ever told you that before? Well, it bears repeating. And, ahem, you’ve captured my shape perfectly. No really, when you see me you’ll say “She wasn’t kidding!”
    Maybe I should do the hula more often?

  27. valgalart Says:

    The look on that kitty’s face is priceless! Hula Kitty is in the zone!!! I learned a few hula dances when I was little and they left a big impression on me and I can do them to this day πŸ™‚ i love Hula Kitty and Ray!

  28. Glorious, glorious! Of COURSE that’s what popped into my head first (heehee)! I hear hula burns those calories…. Happy Blog Birthday to you! Hoooooorayyy!

  29. Diane Duda Says:

    I love EVERYTHING about this! especially the mouse’s name. πŸ™‚

  30. erin Says:

    hmmm, I’m not so sure Hula Kitty and Ukulele Ray are mythical… of course if you don’t believe in such things like Bumbles (which bounce), Nessie, Chupacobra, Sasquatch (or Sacajawea, sometimes my hubby gets confused, “messing with sacajawea”) then maybe they are mythical or are they?…

  31. hi Linda again! i have a sweeet blog award for you (oh, yes! an award again!) over at my blog – for your sweeet bunnies and kitties and footies πŸ™‚

  32. helena Says:

    Well, I’d never have thought that Ray would go along, alone… But then again, myths do have to have a certain amount of mystery to charm us all, I have to admit.

  33. How could I have missed this…. Oh yes, my shoes were getting soggy!!!

    Your are too cool girl!

  34. Vicki Says:

    Again with the feet!
    Just love them feets . . .

  35. Eric Barclay Says:

    Oh, I love this! I can just imagine the cat biting it’s lower lip as it gets into the groove. Truly brilliant work!

  36. Tammie Says:

    This is so so so cute! I giggled out loud!

  37. studio lolo Says:

    I know you’re not home yet but I finally finished posting my awards, and yup, you’re it again!
    I can’t help it. Especially now that we’ve met! You really, really made my weekend, and Tom is so awesome. I think every woman should have such a nice guy!
    Thank you both for everything.
    Now go hug Joey before he has a breakdown.

  38. emily Says:

    How could I have missed this! gah! Brilliant! See my socks being knocked off with laughter!!!

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