original artworks and illustrations by Lily, 9 years old
On Cedar’s request. Lily and Cedar with his favorite birds. Blue Fairy Wrens and the brown Fairy Wren girls and some babies. Lydia had an ice-skating 10th birthday party! such a great experience Lily has been longing for, since I told her stories from my childhood ice experiences.a Family portrait. Lily has an incredible connection with birds. She talks with the kookaburras each morning and has names for those whose call she recognises. at the river a kookaburra alighted less than a foot away and connected with her for some long moments before returning above us and watching our fireside rest. Lily revealed that morning she had asked the kookaburras to come close to her, when she heard them singing in the dawn. Biscuit, her pet as she crowned the river kookaburra.the following three illustrations are from summer in Tasmania, we where exploring The Norse Myths for Lily’s main lesson and enjoying the legends and the creation concepts. Lily and her dragon. Yggdrasil tree of creation. The creation of man and woman from an Ash tree and an Elm tree.
a fairy house. my guess is that’s lily upstairs reading..during the genie days… Ringo my miniature Genie is the caption.
Our family portrait at home. August 2013
Mushroom fairy village
our Earthship home and chook ship for our lucky hens! Note the glass bottle details on the chimney. A real rainbow falls upon her page…
Flying class. The teacher is out of the way so she won’t get banged. One girl is angry because her broom broke. The girl with the plaits is me.
hello, i stumbled upon your blog, accidently, looking for a good site for woollen clothes. 🙂 lilys drawings are very beautiful, wow! She is so big now its amazing and so much like jesse.. we met a long time ago when miel was just born, jonathan my husband was making drums with jesse, i saw you briefly the other day at torakina.. This is a beautiful blog and must be such an awesome outlet for you. we now have a son also who is 1 and a half. oh the joy and exhaustion of it all. ! 🙂 many blessings sweet family .
I tried to leave this comment probably a couple of weeks ago now but for some reason it wouldn’t let me so I saved it and I’m afraid it’s taken me ages to get back over to try again, sorry for the delay! And hoping it works this time…
I really love Lily’s illustrations, they are all beautiful and full of imagination and I’ve been trying to pick a favourite to put in this comment but I can’t! I might have narrowed it down to the Lily and Cedar feeding the birds, the ice skating, the witches and the ‘couldn’t make them sit still’, but I’m not sure about that even! But my favourite things about the pictures are the faces – all amazing and really make you feel the emotion of the character. Thank you for sharing them, and what a great way to keep a record of them all too.
what a talented little girl! Your mermaids are gorgeous!
Thank you. I will read this reply to her:)
Always enjoying reading your posts. R
I LOVE this idea! I have all of Tamika in a box from when she was little. Would love to document them and Jarvis’s.
Thank you! She has a great sense of pride and I have a record. Today she said when she’s an adult she will have a library of art books.
So many lovely pictures Lily. I really like them a lot. Should I save green bottles I get for your earthship? I’m looking forward to seeing you and your family soon.