Friday, April 13, 2007

37 comments:

Caroline said...

Now that's a great way to illustrate fortune - I used to love playing with those when I was a child!

pollita frita said...

wowwwwwww..... i love "Saca piojos", that`s the name that i used to call it!.. i really like, reminds me when i was little girl! love it!

deta said...

gracias por tu coment, aqui en barcelona we called "comecocos".
good fortune.

Juan Carlos Hernández said...

En Madrid tambien se llaman "comecocos" y a mi hija le encanta hacerlos. Preciosa idea.

Mac McRae said...

Cool I remember those.
Nice work.

get zapped said...

Very cool and lovely, I might add. I truly like what you did with this. Nice color and blending. Reminds me of being a kid again. Beautiful!

P.L. Frederick said...

What a great take on "fortune"! Beautifully illustrated. The color, the white space, everything.

P.L. Frederick
Small and Big

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh, that really brings memories, very nie idea and well done, color is so fresh.

Brine Blank said...

First I like your I spy and green entries a lot...very graphic...this weeks reminds me of one of these a senior girl in the class made for me...and under every panel was a comment like "nice sweater"...and "looking good in that sweater"...and my favorite "great sweater, really"...of course it was pure sarcasm since they made fun of it the entire day...

Robert McLaughlin said...

Aenea of the moon,

I remember playing with these fortune tellers when I was a child.

Not beautiful ones like this, we just scribbled on note paper (with the lines on it) and folded it up. I think I can remember to this day how to fold it.

Thanks so much for your comments to my blogs.

Robert e Roberto

purple cucumbers folk art said...

just passing threw,come on over for a visit darling

Ellen Byrne said...

Oh this is soo cool! I love that you thought to use this (what seems to be) universal child's play to illustrate "fortune". And you've done it beautifully! I think you may be picked for Illustration of the Week for this! I just love it!

SLW said...

This is great design. I never would have thought of drawing one of these for fortune, but it is perfect. Love the colors, and simple graphic shapes of your last two posts!

Juan Carlos Hernández said...

Bueno, ya he publicado mi trabajo para el tema de esta semana. Espero que te guste. Un saludo.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

wonderful concept and impressive rendering... (I liked that it is also reminiscent of "green"!!

gNat said...

I used to hold so much weight and value in this game when I was young, it still make me warm and fuzzy to this this. Nice work!

aeneadellaluna said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Here in Portugal this is called : Quantos Queres.. as in cuantos quieres or how many do you want..I hear it's also saca piojos and comecocos..so cool so hear it in different languages! thank you*

mike r baker said...

We used to make these and call them "cootie catchers" - when they served that function. Brilliant idea! Beautiful illustration. Well done!

Michelle Lana said...

YEs!!! I remember this game! we used to do these folds and play a lot with this! great work!

studio lolo said...

I love this!! It brought me way back to happy times :)

Pati @-;-- said...

Hahaha... Pollita frita's stolen my comment :) I love to play with it!

Your illo is terrific, Sara!

Alina Chau said...

YOu reminded of a childhood game I used to play!! Fun illo!!

janie said...

excellent image, for some reason we used to call them chinese fortunes, as far as I remember.

Raymond's Brain said...

Elegant image with hints of possibility. Fascinating the resonance this has with people from so many different places.

Pickledog said...

Fun concept! I remember playing that game as a kid.

dq said...

Nice! I remember folding these and playing it with friends in grade school! Good stuff!

oamareloeonada said...

hi! i´ve never played this game before... :/ beautiful work! thanks for your visit and comment. :]

Terry said...

Beautiful. Love your "Green" entry also. Gorgeously green.

Anne Leuck Feldhaus said...

Takes me back....!

Piotr said...

beautiful colors and simple idea! great work here!

Ammon said...

You have an awesome style! Who would have thought one of those things could look so good?

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work! Now I want to see if I can remember how to fold one of these!

Linda said...

i love this game i never knew this game was so universal. beautifully done! and i love your illo for green!

Angela said...

I remember these. We all wanted to know our futures. Will we live in a mansion or a shack. It was fun to imagine all the possibilities. :)

r.prat said...

I love this!!! very beautiful illustration...we call them here in Venezuela ¨Saca Piojos¨. Thanks for you comment :)

nice lopes said...

muito divertida! adorei as cores! obrigada por visitar meu blog!

very fun! i loved the colors! thanks for visiting my blog!

JOY said...

This image brought back many a happy memory!

I must make some of these toys for my nieces!

Thanks for the memory!

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