April 15, 2009



“It’s really quite scary,
how terribly hairy,
I’ve gotten.” said dear grampa Ned

“Hair sprouts from my nose,
from my ear grows and grows.
Too bad there is none on my head!”                                       

                      – Linda Silvestri

Ahhh! Youth is so fleeting, is it not?


This week’s Illustration Friday theme is “Fleeting” and I’m thinking my take on it is very much colored by the fact that my birthday is right around the corner… (sigh.)


34 Responses to “fleeting”

  1. Paula Says:

    Amen, sista! You’ve got bunny fever too! Happens this time of year, I guess. Oh, poor old(er) bunnies ol’ tail! What a place to be losing his fur! Well done!

  2. Great Job!
    (The rabbit is very expressive)

  3. This is the sweetest! what a lovely drawing

  4. cartuneman Says:

    absolutly funny!!! great work!

  5. Nancy Lefko Says:

    wonderful art and poem…..too cute !!!! 🙂

  6. sonia Says:

    Yes indeed! Poor grampa Ned… He’s really melancholy!

  7. Susan Says:

    Poor bunny…but a lovely memory.

  8. Melissa Says:

    I love your work! My class will be learning about idioms and would like to print out some of your illustrations as examples. My English language learners would greatly benefit from the examples. May I have your permission to do so?

  9. Momo Says:

    As cute as it is a little sad.

  10. artseafartsea Says:

    It is also tax day but the bunny doesn’t have to worry about that. Yet anyway. This is sooo funny. I LOL’d. And cute at the same time.

  11. Kelly Light Says:

    OOF! My aching tail!- poor geriatric easter bunny – boc boc. Always fun to check in on your work!

  12. valgalart Says:

    you got that right 🙂 poor old guy…

  13. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful bunny!!!!

  14. dorit Says:

    That’s beautiful! I agree – he is very expressive. Happy birthday!

  15. Nessa Dee Says:

    So true! I love the concept! Poor old grandrabbit!

  16. elmaira Says:

    wonderful illo and hilarious idea !!! poor grampa is so amazing – you made my day with it !!! :)))

  17. Jess Says:

    Great bunnies! Youth is fleeting but isn’t it strange how time speeds up each year – or is it me??x

  18. Loni Edwards Says:

    Oh boy! I sure can relate to that bunny some days! LOL Great illo!

  19. kathyhare Says:

    wonderful! love his bald tail! 🙂

  20. Mary Says:

    Love it! Feel it, too! My birthday is right around the corner also. Poor old hairy grandpa bunny. I hope he gets lots of senior discounts on his carrots to help make up for aging 🙂

  21. Vicki Says:

    glücklicher Geburtstag
    bon anniversaire
    cumpleaños feliz
    с днем рождения

  22. Clara M. Says:

    Hello Ms. Linda Silvestri
    I have this website in Brazil, I put your sketched called ‘Scared’ for a post. You could have a look at it: http://blogdopessoas.blogspot.com. I’m asking your permission to keep it on it.
    Congratulations for your birthday! Feliz Aniversário! (that’s how we say in Brazil :D)
    I’m sorry if I am sending this comment twice.
    Contact to me when you can, please
    Clara M.

  23. Alethea Says:

    very nice! sad..but really cute.

  24. Rachel Says:

    I LOVE this! It is so cute! Is it alright with you if I draw some of your drawings? I wouldn’t sell them, but I really like them, and would love to practice!

  25. studio lolo Says:

    I must have missed this because this is the day my brother went into the hospital. He was feeling like this bunny!

    It’s another adorable piece of art and writing. You’re the master!! I hope you have a smashing birthday and take lots of time to celebrate YOU 🙂

    And in NO way are you the worst blogger friend!

  26. dot Says:

    yeah, i feel the old bunny’s pain!

  27. Aw, man, your critters and poetry are the BEST! Seriously, you should consider devoting a great big book to them. Kids of all ages would love it!

  28. Oh, yeah, I nearly forgot. Happy birthday to you! No sighs allowed. Celebrate!

  29. Pickledog Says:

    Oh poor Grampers, and his balding tail. Happy Birthday Linda!

  30. erin Says:

    ugh, this is EXACTLY how I’ve been feeling lately.

  31. Beautiful, expressive drawing.

    Oh boy, can I identify with this picture!

  32. bobo&Julia Says:

    Woohoohoo! I love his bald head and tail! Sososo funny, thanks for the big laugh!!!

  33. yoon see Says:

    What a clever cloud plot recalling her younger day!

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