Wednesday, November 4, 2009
We are sad to say that Wibbly Wobbly Woods will be under a deep and restful slumber for some time. We Wibblians have become quite overwhelmed with life and it's many wonders. And, though we have enjoyed sharing our lives (illustrations) with all of you, it is time, as many great stories go, to end this particular chapter.
When the woods awaken from it's quiet repose, and the spring flowers are seen amongst the thistle bushes and brambles, we hope to once again open our homes, hearts, and imaginations to all of you- the most Wibbliest of us all.
But please, keep a lookout for a flutter amongst frosted trunks, or the scurrying between evergreen branches- for you may see one of us.
Where am I going? I don't quite know.
Down to the stream where the king-cups grow--
Up on the hill where the pine-tress blow-
Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know.
Where am I going? The clouds sail by,
Little one, baby one, over the sky.
Where am I going? The shadows pass,
Little ones, baby ones, over the grass.
If you were a cloud, and sailed up there,
You'd sail on water as blue as air,
And you'd see me here in the fields and say:
"Doesn't the sky look green today?"
Where am I going? The high rooks call:
"It's awful fun to be born at all."
Where am I going? The ring-doves coo:
"We do have beautiful things to do."
If you were a bird, and lived on high,
You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by,
You'd say to the wind when it took you away:
"That's where I wanted to go today!"
Where am I going? I don't quite know.
What does it matter where people go?
Down to the woods where the blue-bells grow--
Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know.
~A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
The thing that always got me excited every school year is getting new clothes, especially boots! I would put them on at home and admire them when it was still too hot to wear them, just waiting for that little nip in the air so I could wear them to school!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I redid Scribbles. She is now a tiny little bug girl, instead of an old gnome person thingy. This is her first day of school, and she's getting dressed. It's taking a little longer because over the summer her feet got bigger than her shoes remembered. Oh well, she's a growing Do-Bug. Wish her luck today!
Monday, September 21, 2009
by Eleanor Dennis
Millions and billions and trillions of cats,
Cackling old witches in tall, funny hats,
Screech owls screeching from the fence post and tree-
It's Halloween time as plain as can be.
Dim spooky shadows go slithering by
As black bats and witches go riding the sky;
Get out your costume and join in the fun.
Don't let spooks scare you, and don't turn and run;
The scary old spooks are just Jerry and John
With Mom's old percales ripped up and pinned on.
So get out your costume and funny face too,
To keep folks from guessing that you are just you.
Hullo Fellow Wibblians-
Fall is almost upon us. And you know what that means? Wibbly Wobbly Wood will be hoppin' and a boppin' with all sorts of fun activities, from pumpkin pickin' to apple boppin.' And I'm sure more than a few of us will start out raking leaves, and end up jumping into them instead.
Here are the prompts for the next month:
Sept 21- Oct 4
What was your most favorite or not so favorite part about school starting up again in the fall? Using your Wibbly character, illustrate/create his or her hapinness or disgruntlement. Maybe illustrate some sort of classroom scene using your Wibbly character.
Oct 5- Oct 18
What are some of your favorite Fall childhood memories? Was it apple picking in a giant orchard, or picking out your favorite pumpkin in the endless rows of vines? Did you ever go for a hayride and accidentally get bumped off? Did you ever make candy or caramel apples, or popcorn balls? What do you think your Wibbly character would be doing for fall? Harvesting, decorating, madly sewing together a costume for the big Wibbly Woods Harvest Ball?
Oct 19-Oct 31
Wibbly Wobbly Woods is having it's annual, and first ever, mind you, Harvest Ball. Illustrate your character in a costume of his or her choice, and show a scene of what you plan to do at the ball. Are you going to be part of the band/orchestra? Are you in charge of bringing desserts, or are you going to be there helping to decorate? Or do you plan to make a muck of the apple cider and dance wildly all night long? How do you plan to help or participate with the Harvest Ball?
Looking most happily and forwardly to all your wonderful postings!
Lady Good Nectar & Scribbles
Monday, September 7, 2009
And now you get to see the illustration the way it was meant to be seen.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
What a fright I just had! I was just waking up from an afternoon nap - thought I'd run out for a sip of water. Of course, I've never had any visitors, so I didn't bother to pull my trousers on...I was just going to be a minute. Well, I stepped out onto my branch, and heard a giggle behind me. Mercy! Imagine my scare when I saw three bears sitting in my side yard enjoying a picnic lunch! I sprang out of there in such a hurry - I really didn't know if I was on the menu! And of course then I had to hide in the forest canopy until the coast was clear...out in broad daylight, and in my BIRTHDAY suit! This is so embarassing! I should have come here first to read the news about a new family of bears in the woods. Now I'm afraid I'll be too embarassed to meet them again!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because. . .
The woods have some new inhabitants, Papa, Mama and Baby bear. Instead of Goldilocks, come up with an illustration including your Wibbly character and an encounter with the three bears. Maybe you've bumped into them in the woods as you were on your Wibbly Wobbly Way. Maybe you've noticed their house and decided to drop by for a neighborly visit? Maybe, just maybe, you got a little bit curious and decided to try out the bears's house, and when you woke, you found them staring down at you. What happens next? It's up to you!
Lady Nectar & Scribbles
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I've been so nervous to start the show! I'm used to being up high, and I'm wishing I had learned to be a trapeze artist! I don't like being in the limelight. I'm very happy here in the dark. But, the show must go on! I'm the one who fit this suit, so I'm the one who gets to be the ringmaster. I'm so glad this is only a one - ring circus. I sure hope I don't mess it up! Break a leg everyone! (Preferably someone else's!) ... Sir Dante
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wibbins, You know I was pretty happy just sitting around idle
in my little cottage, drinking endless cups of
magical bush tea, and crunching on fiddlesticks
but then I got to thinking. If I don't try
some new thing I'll become old and moldy.
My very good friend Mr. Hadley came by and
invited to me join the circus for the day. I thought
that I perhaps would become a clown or something like that.
He had something more daring in mind.
Now trust me, it was all fun and games
putting on the makeup and being poured into
the cute little pink number, but as I started to climb
my blood pressure did too. That foolish man wanted
to use me in his high wire act! HELP!!!!!
hee he he hee
Lady Good Nectar
P.S. Please bring a corset remover as this thing is killing me!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I hope that you are all enjoying many fun and exciting summer activities, such as swimming, bbq'ing, camping in our fair woods!
This month we're all going to the circus. Create what you (your Wibbly character) did at the circus. Did you get into mischief with the lions, did a clown pick on you? Did you take part in a death defying act as well? Did the ringmaster let you wear his jacket? Please include your Wibbly character in your creation. Double-page spreads are most welcome!
Can't wait to see your most wonderful creations!
Lady Good Nectar & Scribbles
The spoiled stupid Queen would shout. . .
Then suddenly, one awful day,
She heard the Magic Mirror say,
"From now on, Queen, you're Number Two.
Snow-White is prettier than you!"
I'm sorry everyone, I've been so busy lately,
I've barely had time to eat. Promise to put
a lot more effort into the next post!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
And Sir Dante' says this is one of his favorite storybooks! At 2.5"x3.5", it fits him perfectly!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
and see that you take her for a ride!
Thereafter slit her ribs apart
And Bring me back her bleeding heart!'"
Thanks for all your advice about my previous post, I really appreciate it. The huntsman is my favorite part....it is inspired by a man I saw at a local library (he was dressed sorta like that too). Snow White dyed her hair bleach blond...it is very shocking.
p.s. Delores Duckington-Merifeather it is just a coincidence that we both did the same passage ;o)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Well, this was very challenging. I'm not really sure if I got this right or not. It started out as a spread (I think) and ended up looking more like a cover. Oh well...
I tried to make the Queen not just intimidating, but also slightly babelicious.
I hope I succeeded in my interpretation.
This is the part I chose to illustrate:
Then suddenly, one awful day,
She heard the Magic Mirror say,
'From now on, Queen, you're Number Two.
Snow-White is prettier than you!'
The Queen went absolutely wild.
She yelled, 'I'm going to scrag that child!
'I'll cook her flaming goose! I'll skin'er!
'I'll have her rotten guts for dinner!'
She called the Huntsman to her study.
She shouted at him, 'Listen buddy!'
'You drag that filthy girl outside,
'and see that you take her for a ride!
'Thereafter slit her ribs apart
'And bring me back her bleeding heart!'
Have a great day, all.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I have to say, this was fun! I loved every minute of doing this post. I chose
to do a cover a of book instead of a spread, but I had so much fun
that I think I may do a spread too. This is the verse that I illustrated:
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
He wrote to every magazine
And said, 'I'm looking for a Queen.'
at least then thousand girls replied
And begged to be the royal bride.
The kind said with a shifty smile,
'I'd like to give each one a trial.'
However, in the end he chose
A lady called Miss Maclahose,
Who brought along a curious toy
That seemed to give her endless joy-
This was a mirror framed in brass,
MAGIC TALKING LOOKING-GLASS.
Hello everyone, My name is Delores Duckington-Merifeather, and I am the etiquette and style reporter for the Lakeshore Daily Gazette.
I've just moved to Wibbly Wobbly Woods and I am very excited to be here. The "Woods" is truly a beautiful place with a lot of interesting characters and I can't wait to meet you all personally, especially the very dapper Mr. Walter E. Dent.
So fellow Wobblians, if you happen to see me walking through the "Woods" with my photographer, please don't be alarmed. I promise to get your permission first before featuring you in my column. Oh, and before I forget, I would like to thank the lovely Lady Good Nectar for preparing such a lovely and beautifully quaint environment for us to reside in.
Hope to see you all soon. Tah tah!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Hi Wobblians, I know it's taken forever for me to post, but tada!!! This is me, Scribbles, with my wings carefully tucked behind me. If someone manages to touch my wings, than I must write them one story, poem, or joke. So, I have to be sneaky, sneaky, and keep my wings carefully hidden.
My house is a broom that got left behind long ago. I asked Lady Good Nectar to help me move it into this cozy nook in the wood, surrounded by wild flowers, and tall gentle trees. My door is always opened for a visit, and I'll brew you the best cup of tea in all the Wood.
In my house are all sorts of lovely books as well. So if your ever in the mood for a good story, please stop by my stoop. It's lovely to meet all of you!
I'm sorry it took so long to get this next prompt out, but here it is. This month, since many of you have expressed that you're part of this blog to put pieces together for your illustration portfolio, Lady Good Nectar and I decided it would be fun to stretch your minds a bit with the help of Roald Dahl.
We're going to be working from one of Roald Dahl's Revolting Ryhmes, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs. (click here for the full rhyme)
1) Creating a book cover for this rhyme
2) Character designs, really stretch your imagination and get to know any of the characters in the rhyme, show various facial expressions, and/or poses. The point is to be able to illustrate your character consistently, in various ways.
3) Try creating a double-page spread from a section of this rhyme using the character that you've created from 2). Keep in mind that you should save space for a 'text box' though you don't actually have to put text in the space. Sometimes it's better not to, so that you can really see if your illustration can stand on it's own w/out text.
If you have any questions, just email us. Again, you're not limited to just drawing and painting your posts, you can also craft, sculpt, collage, interpretive dance, animate whatever your post to be.
Lady Good Nectar & Scribbles
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I just thought I'd give everyone in the woods a heads up...I met this fellow last night. He'd wandered into our woods, craving honey. At first I was very wary of him...He's big, and has these really scary claws. He was so distracted, he didn't see me at first. His name is Chester, and he's just passing through. I hope you don't mind, but he was so well mannered, I told him he was welcome to the honey in our woods. It seemed the polite thing to do.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Let me tell you some loving facts about me:
Halo: I have Pizazz, Sparkle, Free Spirited, & I Love
being in Wibbly Woobly Woods to spread Peace, Harmony
& Love in the Woods.
Where I Live: I Live under the Tree of Love
Favorite Foods: I LOVE SWEETS, Yum Yum!! I stay full
of love by eating Sugar Cookies, Popcorn sprinkled with Sugar,
Ice Cream with Caramel, just to name a few. When I am
thirsty I must drink some SWEET Tea :-)
Halo's Wish To Lady Good Nectar: To sprinke a Rainbow of love
all over the Woods
Well now I have to roam around and meet my neighbors!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We've all seen Monte Python. We know how fast rabbits can move. But I swear - this bunny has magical powers. This morning, I checked in on him, gave him his carrot peels and mint. He looked innocent enough. I went outside, and came back in - but through a much quieter door than the one I went out. I am sure Dante thought I was still gone. I was standing in the room below him, and I heard "THUMP......THUMP, THUMP!" Now, I don't know morse code or bunny code, but I am sure this was a battle cry for the magic he was about to perform! I went in to check on what was going on, and he had disappeared! GONE! As in, not in the cage, not in the pen! I sat down on my daughter's bed to contemplate the laws of the universe regarding 6 lb. rabbits, and he made his mistake...I heard the slightest rustle under me...He was probably afraid I was about to fall through the mattress and squish him. He must not have any anti-squishing magic.
I got him secured, and used cable ties to thwart any future magical disappearances, and then I just couldn't help but paint an aceo of Sir Dante!
This is the conclusion I've come to: Of course, no one will ever witness it, because he moves at the speed of lightning. When Sir Dante wants to, he can hop higher and faster than bunnily possible. He points one of his lop ears in the direction he wants to go, and then uses his magical hind legs to propel himself up, up, up! If he points both ears, he could end up in the stratosphere! Because of this unique talent, Sir Dante is very comfortable in the woods. Where other bunnies are serving the food chain on the forest floor, Sir Dante is up in the forest canopy, surveying the birds of prey that are trying to find HIM! This is one special rabbit!
Being that he is so special, I'm sure that he will be happy with a home in The Wibbly Wobbly Woods. I'll make him promise to visit us often, and we'll always welcome him here, but I'm sure many adventures await him in the woods!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
A long, long time ago, there was an Italian farm community that had fallen on hard times. The vineyard stopped producing grapes, which were the village's main source of income. One day, a lone red dahlia flower sprouted in the middle of the vineyard. The appearance of the bright red dahlia cheered up the villagers and made the soil fertile, making them prosperous once again. I was created from a seed of that flower. Ever since, I have been spreading cheer wherever it is needed. I am commonly referred to as "The Red Fairy" and am happy to be a resident of Wibbly Woobly Woods!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The table is set so let the party begin,
We welcome Wibbly Wobbins our dear funny friends
To be as creative and funny as you need,
Bring to life characters like flowers from seeds.
Be it princess, fairly, frog or steed, whimsical
characters of make believe all are welcome here!
Lady Good Nectar
Monday, May 11, 2009
Well Howdo??? Excuse me, my name is Lady Good Nectar! I'm kinda like the
keeper of these here woods called Wibbly Wobbly. It's nice to meet yall.
Pull up a toad stool and have a little rest you're just in time for some
sweet pea nectar and some fried green Num Nums. What are
fried Num Nums???? Why they are only the best tasting treats
this side of the green!!! You see, I love to cook. I just adore
that human yall call Paula Dean! OOH WEE she is somethin'
else!!! Now I must warn you that my hair changes with my moods.
Oh it could bright orange one day and pink lemonade the next.
I have friends of the wild and whimsical sort and they have no
manners, but not to worry I keep them all in check with my magical
stun gun. Anyway, I have to run now a new friend just came to live here
and I need to create somekinda house warming gift for him. His name is
Walter. Now you know I just adore a dog in a uniform. I'll write more a
little bit later! Now yall mine yourselves you here me???
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
"Hello, my name is Walter E. Dent. I am originally from Manchester, England but I have recently moved to the Wibbly Wobbly Woods. Because of my blue suit, I am often mistaken for the Maytag repair man, which is rather annoying. I serve as a butler for a rather eccentric chipmunk who is also a resident of the Woods. "
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I am very excited to announce our first set of Wibbly Wobbly Wood prompts. They will be coming to you every month, or whenever inspiration strikes. And you may do each prompt however you choose, whenever you choose, and as frequently as you'd like. You can even skip some and repeat some, or eat some. Well, if you're going to eat some, please be sure so share with the rest of us, after all, it's only polite. This will be a sort of introductory prompt. This first set will be kind of a "Hello, My Name is. . ." sort of thing. If you have any questions, please email me.
Alright, down to business. . .
1) What do you, a citizen of Wibbly Wobbly Woods look like? Do you have fur growing out of your ears, and boils on your nose? Are you fifty feet tall, and wear no shoes at all? Or are you small as a hummingbird with wings of flight? Be as creative as you want, create mug shots from previous convictions, DMV or passport photos. Perhaps a candid shot of you just getting out of bed.
2) Since you are a Wibb Wobblian, it seems only natural for you to have a home in our fantastical woods. What would your home look like? Is it made of candy, is it made of wood, is it made of straw, or did you just decide to pitch a tent? Do you have neighbors, pets, modes of transportation?
3) Create your profile using your new fantastical persona. What foods do you like? What are your hobbies? Do you do any tricks or play any pranks? What is your role in our magical community?
4) Wibby Wobbly Woods is having a celebration in honor of you, our Wibb Wobblians. It is pot luck, and will be held in The Meadow along side Sugar Brook. Please 'create' what you are going to bring to this festive occasion.
5) If Lady Good Nectar granted you one wish, as a Wibb Wobblian, what wish would you want? Remember, it must fit within the theme of your Wibbly character. Other than that, the sky's the limit. Please keep all wishes within the PG standard!
In happy anticipation of your creations,
Editor-and-Chief of the Wibbly Gazette,