Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lorby's World ~ Dr. Seuss Blog Hop


“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
― Dr. Seuss

Don't hop on pop but hop on top of the Dr. Seuss Blog Hop, where a bunch of talented people came up with their own interpretations of the wonderful imagination of Dr. Seuss. The skies the limit when you have an imagination like Dr. Seuss and talent like those in this hop. Our hop today is hostessed by Jearise in Lorby's World (link to and that is were to begin if you've happened here by chance otherwise continue on my friend.

Jearise in Lorby's World has some fun blog candy for this hop. She has a stuffed Cat in the Hall and a fun Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft plus a $10 gift card to Michaels. I know they're silly but doesn't that follow in the steps of Dr. Seuss?

Today I am trying something totally different.  I am going to hand draw something for my project. For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I cannot draw.  I suppose this is why many years ago I took up digital arts.  However, the more crafty blogs I visit, and the more crafty friends I visit with, I realize that I need to be a more rounded crafter and not always focus on the same techniques.  So today, with the inspiration of the fun and silliness of Dr. Seuss, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and having a blast.

Today, the new Dr. Seuss movie the Lorax is released, so I thought this would be a great thing for me to draw.  That, and his plump little body looked easy enough to draw.    Boy was I wrong on that thought process.  He was not all that easy to draw.  I just hope that you cannot see all my eraser marks on my paper, I have tried hard to color over them.   The real problem came when it was time to color him and make him look realistic, especially since I have just a few colors of Prisma Watercolor pencils.

Eventually, I will take him and frame him with the trees on each side of him.  I have not decided if I want to use this first one I drew, or if I want to try and draw a better one.  I am not sure about the eyes on this one either.  He has that look about him like he is scolding you for something, or wondering what you are up to.  Maybe, (since I have not seen the movie and it has been forever since I read the book) that look is telling you, that you should be doing something about the environment.  Who knows.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to check out my first drawing.  I had a lot of fun doing this and I do look forward to sitting down and doing more drawings soon.

Thank you for joining us because...

 “You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! 

If you get stuck behind the great parade down at Mulberry Street, here's the links that you can follow on the Great Thing-a-majigger as you are on an adventure. "The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that!"

Here is the full line up!

Jearise -
Lynne -
Ashley -
Lisa -
Doris -
Janet N-
Cathie w-
Janet R. -
Katie ~
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~
Jamie -
 Shelly -
Angie :) -
Kimberly ~


  1. Wow Kimberly... great job on your first drawing!! TFS! :)

  2. The only "problem" with your drawing is how self-critical you are! Your drawing is super-fun and totally realistic -- and even better that you stepped out of your comfort zone. Surely you don't think Dr. Seuss had a comfort zone, do you? He used to draw the Cat in the Hat on a bar napkin, add a smile and that was that. Imagine that!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  3. Great job! You can draw! Wish I could. LOL

  4. cute cute it


  5. Great drawing, how fun. This was a great hop!


  6. Hey lovely lady! I just love your drawing! He looks just like the real one! Great job! I'm excited to be in Tina's blog hop with you this weekend. If I'm not mistaken, I think this is our first one together! Yay! So sorry I haven't followed your blog sooner. :( I just now signed up to follow. I just love the awesome St. Patty's theme you got going on! Adorable! See you on the hop!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (PPBN DT & follower)

  7. What a great drawing. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself :) Nice being in the hop with you.

  8. I love the Lorax's bushy eyebrows and moustache. I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing in this fun hop.

  9. This is way better than I could do. Nice job!

  10. You di a wonderful job with the Lorax.
    Loving Scrapper101

  11. Wow Kimberly -- you are very artistic!


  12. Nicely done.

    Carson's Creations

  13. You did a much better job drawing him than I would have done.

  14. Oh wow! This is great! TFS callyAnn

  15. My dear friend --- I wouldn't change a thing -- he has that look as if you destroy a tree he will be surely disappointed in you!!! As always, it is truly a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs, LOVE, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  16. If that was your first drawing, you better get cracking because you did a FINE job!! Looks terrific and ready to frame!
    New follower

    Creative Wishes,

  17. I love your Lorax and want just a pinch of your artistic talent. I got the crafty gene but didn't get the artistic one. Luckily we think it jumped to my daughter. Thank you so much for being part of this hop. I really appreciate it. Jearise in Lorby's World.


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