February 17, 2009


Unaware of war, economic woes or Joaquin Phoenix’s quitting acting to pursue a hip hop career, the bunnies danced. Oh how they danced. 

“Life is good!” they thought.

Moral of the story: Ignorance is bliss. Take a news break today. Just one day… it won’t kill ya? Then, party like a bunny and celebrate the simple things in life… if only for a day.


35 Responses to “celebrate”

  1. Great illustation and little story to go with it! Love the energy in this – you can feel them celebrating!

  2. I love your bunnies!
    They are so sweet!

  3. Love the illustration, and their attitude, yes it would be great to take a news break and celebrate, nice story also.

  4. I love, love, love this Linda!!! So happy is contagious!!
    I have to say that this is the most kid appealing piece I’ve seen of yours. I love everything you do, but this one speaks kid’s book! It would make a wonderful portfolio piece for a kidsillustration if you ever wanted to work towards that. Wonderful illo my friend! :o)

  5. brine blank Says:

    That is pretty great…nice illo…and the text is too much…

  6. Vickie Says:

    I can tell you had fun doing this illustration. The characters movements are so expressive and the coloring is great. I really like it. And a great story to go with it as usual.

  7. So joyous and so adoooorable! I lurrrve the ears of the white bunny curling backwards…too cute!

  8. Meg Says:

    Love love your illo! Very cute and fun. 🙂

  9. Faruffa Says:

    wooooooooooooooooooow it’s so joyful, love it!!!!

  10. elizabeth Says:

    Amen! Celebrate like you don’t know what’s going on! Or, dare I say, know what’s going on and find reasons to celebrate anyway.

  11. bobo Says:

    Look at the bunnies and the frogs doing their ‘leap’ dance, so much fun!

  12. Loni Edwards Says:

    I love it! You are very talented! You conveyed the movement in this piece very very well. I agree to the news blackout! Great work!

  13. kay aker Says:

    Happy,zippy and wonderfully great!

  14. erin Says:

    hee, hee “celebrate like a bunny” very naughty… errr or is that just me, must get my mind out of the garden (shame on me!) very much fun!

  15. Man I just found your blog through Twitter! I sure do love your art! It’s so great and funny boot!!

  16. Eric Barclay Says:

    Love it! This is my favorite entry for the topic. Perfect.

  17. This is also one of my favourite entries this week. It really made me smile, the movement is great, just the right amount of detail on the bunnies and turtles and i like the soft edge frame, is it called a vignette? Lovely colouring too and i like your commentary, sometimes i think we do have to think / act like a child in order to enjoy life. It helps us to be positive and surely that can help some people in the world in some way?

  18. tom barrett Says:

    Gotta hand it to those bunnies… they sure know how to live it up.

    I try to turn my bunny brain on as much as possible.

    Another great illustration, Linda!!

  19. “Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain

    Look’s like spring has sprung on Sketchies blog!!!

  20. Vicki Says:

    Aaaaa. : )

  21. studio lolo Says:

    How is it that evey illo tops the last one????
    This is dynamic! Brilliant! Energized! (Is Joaquin hip-hopping here?) Nobody does “movement” like you. I mean it…wow girl!

    We have to catch up. Weez been bizzy! Still love ya even though I haven’t been bugging you as much. You notice I keep coming back though ’cause Sketchie’s got it GOIN’ ON!!!!!!!!

    This rocks ‘out freaking loud!’

  22. Indigene Says:

    For some reason, when I saw this I remember singing, Here we go ’round the mulberry bush! It was a fond memory and they look like they’re having so much fun! Great illustration, but I didn’t expect any less! 🙂

  23. artseafartsea Says:

    They do look happy. Ah, ignorance is bliss. Couldn’t resist. Great Illo tho.

  24. Such freedom and carefree joy. LOVE it! The frogs must be swing-dancing. And how bizarre is Joaquin Phoenix now?! I saw a clip of his Letterman interview, and man, oh man!

  25. adorable bunnies – as always! they’re dancing their easter-waiting hip hop aren’t they? 🙂 i think i can spending a day without news but couldn’t bear without blogs 🙂

  26. Angela Says:

    A news break is an excellent idea! I wish I had seen your idea before I saw the Rhianna photo. And, really, what is with Joaquin? Maybe you know what creature is making him act like that?

    I absolutely love all the fun, ‘love of life’ that is going on in this illustration. Your bunnies are fabulous as always, and those frogs are just putting a huge smile on my face. Makes me want to get up and skip and dance myself! 🙂

  27. valgalart Says:

    hee hee, this is the dance of dances!!! I love their joy and think I will take your advice… you always make me laugh 🙂 sorry i have been a duddy blog buddy…

  28. dot Says:

    Those are just too adorable. And be sure to check out the earlier post (not the IF) on dabbled.org today .


  29. LET THE CHURCH SAY, ” AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN again! There is so much here in this post. It’s fun and whimsical. Great illustration I love the rabbits, but the frogs are just fantastic too! This is what I’m talkin’ bout!!! I tell my poor husband everyday that he just can’t watch the gloom and doom all the time. Sometimes ignorance is bliss! I totally agree and I ‘m taking this wonderful advice and so should we all.
    Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

  30. tlchang Says:

    Yes! I am taking a much longer break than a day actually.

  31. Pickledog Says:

    Wheee.. the frogs are having the time of their lives, and they never felt this way before. I love the footloose turtle, and of course the waltzing-wabbits! I really like the way you painting the grass, and sky. It’s dancing right along with the characters.

    Super rockin’ Linda!

  32. eugenia gina Says:

    so cute, look at those pinky foot!

  33. Mary Says:

    Ignorance is blissfully wonderful at times. I try to tune the news out and live in the day as much as I can. Otherwise I’d be on antidepressants. Your sketches brighten any day!

  34. aaronp Says:

    Great work… I’ve missed seeing your stuff Linda!

  35. yoon see Says:

    Such lively dance mood, set for celebration feast!

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