Thursday, January 8, 2009

For the Love of Books




"It was a long walk back from the Woodland Library but they could not decide which books they wanted to read first, so for the love of books they piled them high and set off on their way home. They had to be careful they didn't bump into any trees along the way!"

I just love books and so had great fun imagining these bears with their favourite books! I remember this dilemma as a child at the library, you could only take out a certain amount of books but there were so many I liked! This sweet mounted print is available now in my Etsy store.

It's been a cold week, with some snow and then lots of frost so it's like an ice rink out there! Although this very pretty ice rink tempted me out for a walk yesterday to take some photos and I nearly ended up on my backside more times than I care to mention ;) So I hope you all enjoy these photos, the windmill is just at the end of my lane and no that grand white building is not my house, it's at the entrance to a little wood in the village ( you can click on the photos to enlarge)!





I've got lots more that I am busy creating at the moment, so do join the bears and I back here soon. In the meantime keep warm,
Beary Hugs, Catherine x

18 comments:

  1. Those bears are after my own heart...can never have enough books! :o) Lovely photos, Catherine...thank you for sharing. I'm busy too just now...hoping to share some new crafting too after completing a couple of special orders. Happy weekend a head, my friend! ((HUGS))

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  2. Awww...that is very sweet! I felt the same way as a child at the library and still do as an adult in the bookstore! LOL! Maybe I should go to the library more often! Your photos are lovely!

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  3. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment! What a lovely blog. Your bears are wonderful.
    Linda

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  4. Bears and books go so well together - neither of them make a sound, except in our heads!

    Glad you didn't fall over and hurt yourself on the ice!

    Hugs 2 you and the bears ♥

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  5. Hi Catherine,
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog :o)
    I just LOVE your new drawings.....they're really fantastic. Such a talent!!!
    Have a good weekend :o)

    Hugs
    Janice

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  6. What a gorgeous idea for a beautiful picture Catherine! Let us know when your first book is printed ... we'll all be in the queue to buy a signed copy I'm sure!

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  7. I love this. The grabear family has a love affair w/ books for 3 generations. I got to take myg/daughters to the library last spring.I was overjoyed to have my 6 yr old read to me out a 4th grade book.
    Books and bears you can never have toomany of.I go to the library 1 day week when its gets hot in El Paso. It's the cooleset place in town. I can read the magazines and new books for free!!
    I love your drawing. It brings back such fond memories of taking my kids to the library in Conn w/no car and a baby in the stroller. The twins were 3 1/2 then. They went to story hour and I looked @ books and talked to other moms.
    Keep up the good work. glograbear

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  8. I love this. The grabear family has a love affair w/ books for 3 generations. I got to take myg/daughters to the library last spring.I was overjoyed to have my 6 yr old read to me out a 4th grade book.
    Books and bears you can never have toomany of.I go to the library 1 day week when its gets hot in El Paso. It's the cooleset place in town. I can read the magazines and new books for free!!
    I love your drawing. It brings back such fond memories of taking my kids to the library in Conn w/no car and a baby in the stroller. The twins were 3 1/2 then. They went to story hour and I looked @ books and talked to other moms.
    Keep up the good work. glograbear

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  9. This is my favorite drawing yet! I love books! How ironic because Hamish ended up in our library:)

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  10. Love the new picture, ho-hummmmm! I had the same dilemma when taken to the library as a kid - love books and reading. Looking forward to seeing the next one and I'll be right behind Paula in the line for a signed copy!
    Take care. Hugs Lyn x

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  11. Beautiful print, Catherine! Your bears are lovely...
    And the windmill... so romantic in the winter colours!
    Hugs, Monica x.

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  12. I used to love the library as a child. I'd never look at more than one page of a book before I got it home, as I felt it would spoil the surprise!

    Very cute bears!

    You live in such a beautiful spot! I have location envy!

    Hugs, Sarah x

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  13. I loved the library when I was younger. Now the bookstore has replaced the library. I can't bear to return a single book that I've read!

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  14. I love your drawing ~ For the love of books, so sweet and gentle.

    Also the photos you have taken are just wonderful.
    I also loved the shop windows at Christmas time ~ so magical.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. I liked your new bear picture and your photos Catherine. - Dave

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  16. *** letting out a long and contented sigh of happiness when I see your new bear pictures ***

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  17. These bears are simply delightful indeed! You have done so a wonderful job on all of your illustrations. You should be so proud of yourself. I really like what you have done!!! Great work. The color is just wonderful and yummy and warm . I agree with Lynda, bears and books go together. I have a whole pile of books in front of me right now on this cold winter's day and I have out my paints and brushes and lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing your awesome world with us. Thanks again for stopping by.

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  18. I adore the "books" illustration. It reminds me of my daughter. She usually walks around with piles of books like that!

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