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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Blog, Books | 15 comments

Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 28)

Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 28)

The last illustration for the book is finished!!!!


The Dog and the Wolf Fondo small

The Dog and the Wolf small

Illustration number 8 has been finished right on time to celebrate Natalie’s 8th birthday. Today is my girl’s birthday and I’m so happy and so proud to be her Mom. All the original illustrations from the book are my special gift to her. Do you see the little flower right next to the dog’s hand up there in the illustration? Natalie cut the yellow part 🙂

Natalie the paper cutter small

As I mentioned before I wanted her to cut a tiny little piece for this book to create a special memory for the future.

We’re so happy that the illustrations are going to stay in the family. Something nice about it is that (with Natalie’s permission, she loves the idea) we can frame them and organize a show in the future when the book is already in print. I think that it would be special for children and adults to see the originals. We just need to find the right place for such event. But there is plenty of time to think about that 🙂

Right now, there is still something important to work on: the cover!!

Happy Birthday Natalie!!

And let’s all have a wonderful day!

Elsita 🙂

(Just an interesting little detail: if you look at Natalie’s hands carefully you will notice how skilled she is with the scissors. I thought that she was going to have a hard time cutting such a tiny piece of paper. But she did it so perfectly well. Her fine motor skills are quiet impressive for her age. I think that in not too long she will be making her own paper pieces. I can’t wait!)

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  1. Congratulations Nathalie, have the most beautiful birthday with lots of presents and a yummy cake!!
    Your book is just fantastic Elsita, you did an outstanding job. Thank you for sharing your workprocess with us.

  2. Congratulations, Elsa on completing such fine work, and at some a large volume of it, in so short a time. Kudos to you. And yes, we all can’t wait until Natalie’s paper art starts to come out! Yaay.

  3. Elsa, of all of the wonderful works of art you have shared with the world, I think in the future, without a doubt it will be widely recognized that Natalie was your most special creation!

  4. Happy birthday Natalie. What a little sweetie! How special for her to be a part of the book.
    I sure can’t wait for it to be released 🙂

  5. happy birthday natalie
    8 is one of my favorite ages because it is the same even if you stand on your head and look at it upside down.
    You are amazing!!
    If you don’t want to be an artist like your mom you could always be a brain surgeon with your fantastic hand skills.
    from all of us here

  6. ¡Felicidades Natalie! Que te la pases muy lindo en tu día 🙂
    Elsita, me gusta mucho cómo te expresas de tus hijos, con tanto cariño, respeto y cuidado. Qué personas tan fuertes y creativas estás construyendo 🙂
    Qué emocionante ver todas las ilustraciones ya completas y además tengo muchas ganas de ver la portada. 😀

  7. Elsita, the wolf – oh the wolf. My favorite character yet. I’ve loved the quirky, human aspects of all your characters so far, but I applaud you leaving the wolf wild and free. And oh so wise looking, too. Bravo.
    Happy Birthday Natalie! Wishing you another year of happy, fun, joy and creativity.

  8. OK, Elsa….another beautiful creation. I love them all. It’s hard to chose my favorite. I’ll have to think about that!
    Meanwhile, felicidades to Natalie. 8 is a pretty cool age to be by the way! Lots of blessings and good wishes to you and your special family! <3

  9. Happy Birthday Natalie! I wanted to take the path as I saw the background for this page. I hope when you do a show of the originals that it is in LA…and then I will make a special trip just to see it! And hopefully you will have the book for sale and be signing it there. And that Natalie can sign it too for her special part.

  10. Happy birthday Natalie!
    I cant wait for the book to come out, that is the first time in years that i want to buy a book, to own it, instead of just wanting to read it!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday, Natalie! I love your little yellow dot, and the photo of you cutting it out!

  12. hey buddy,this is one of the best posts that I’ve ever seen; you may include some more ideas in the same theme. I’m still waiting for some interesting thoughts from your side in your next post.

  13. Ban on women driving should be considered world wide… 🙂 I would never allow my wife driving my car.. 🙂

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