01 January 2008

Head over Heels

Circular Joe took a spin in the round
ice skating rink on the cold side of town.
He zipped, and he whipped,
then he slipped, and he flipped.
And he soared through the air with his up-sides,
down!

21 comments:

studio lolo said...

This is the best! I can't wait to show my husband who is an ice-skating nut. He misses it so much. And he also gets a sick pleasure from watching people flip!
Happy new year, Cat!

tsduff said...

Ha ha - birds are meant to flip and skip... fly and dive, but your picture presents a whole other aspect LOL! Love it.

curlyillustrator said...

Adorable! The one on the ice is so enchanting! He is really focused.

Kim said...

lovely work Cat :)
very cute !
Happy New Year to you :)

Anonymous said...

HAHAA! Go circular Joe! He might have migrated from Down Under :)

shaky mouse said...

great characters..

this illustration brings back all the memories of my last visit to the rink.. :)

Zari said...

absolutely cute! so funny to...love it!

happy 2008

Sarah said...

Ha ha - nice!

Mick said...

ROFLMAO!

xinhui said...

happy new year!

THANKS for being a cool blog with the blog owners obviously having a mind of your own.

all the best in the year ahead.

Rui Sousa said...

It´s excellent! Like you style and the lines and color are fine.
congratolations and keep the good work.
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

dinahmow said...

flipping and slipping
turning tricks for all the chicks
joe has his own style

I am very fond of Joe!

Janet said...

Haha...neato!...and wow, the days of Christmas illos are something else! The best to you in the New Year, Cat!

Archaeopteryx said...

I swear, you should be writing kids' books or cartoons or something. You should be getting rich off this stuff.

merlinprincesse said...

Looks like me and my boyfriend in our twenties... hhehehe... We were trying hard, though! Today, I'm not able to skate anymore... But I like to watch! :) This illo put a smile on my face. I LOVE the ice-skating shoes!

ValGalArt said...

Hilarious and wonderful! Love the colours and the layers, what a delight! Happy New Year my friend!

Maygardens said...

I thought I had left a comment earlier but don't see it now. Just want to know if your illustrations are available for purchase. Thanks! Love you blog!

Sharon said...

Very cute, the picture an verse brought a smile to my face.

Catnapping said...

I've watched crows on the roof across the way...there are two depressions on the roof...in the summer, they served as bird baths after a good rain...and now that it's winter...they're large sheets of slippery goodness.

It's hilarious to watch the crows slipping around as they try to cross them.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

And when he landed he broke his crown.

Och.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I'm revisiting Joe.