Friday, 2 January 2009

Friends Forever

Happy New Year to you all! I hope this year brings you all you dream of and more. The Bumpkin Bears are very excited about all the adventures they are going to get up to and can't wait to share them. To start off the New Year I would love to show you my latest sweet new Print -



"Friends Forever" said Bear to Robin as he let him fly away towards the woods. Last winter on a cold frosty day Bear had found Robin all weak and alone as a baby. He nurtured him with berries and taught him to fly. Letting Robin fly bravely away was a big step for both of them, there was a sadness to their hearts but they had promised that they would be Friends Forever no matter how far apart.

I had such fun creating this illustration and just love the soft nostalgic colours. It is available as a beautifully mounted print in my Etsy store.



I was inspired for this print by the sweet friendly robins that have always visited me in my gardens through my life. I took this photo just the other day in my garden.



I've got lots more exciting Bumpkin Bears treats in store coming up so do pop back soon.
In the meantime wishing you all a wonderful start to 2009. Beary Hugs, Catherine and the Bumpkin Bears xx

23 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

The new picture is beautiful! Happy New Year!!!

All Bear said...

A beautiful start to your new year Catherine!

Kay Dennison said...

Beautiful!!! Happy New Year to you!

Amy said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, Catherine! I've looked through yours a little, and I must say I love your illustrations! I'll definitely be visiting you again! Happy New Year!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Just love it, Catherine!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I LOVE your prints ... oh I hope we find a house with a nursery soon ... I know of these lovely beary prints that would look adorable .....

TattingChic said...

Your bear story is sweet. I had to click on the photo of the robin to enlarge it in order to see the robin. He blended in so well with his surroundings! :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your print is absolutely gorgeous - I love the colors, very soothing. You are very talented!

glograbear said...

I love this Pic!! I love robins, I miss them in the desert. I like your new title on your blog. Thanks for your comment. I have blog another entry,working on another. glograbear

glograbear said...

I really love visting this beary nice blog.

Bear Naked said...

That is just beautiful.
Happy Mew Year to you also.

Bear((( )))

Moannie said...

What a lovely start to the new year with a new friend Sadly some of your paintings do not show up on your blog. Will be back, can't have too many bears.

maya | springtree road said...

That is adorable! Absolutely.

Happy 2009 to you!

Tracy said...

Hi, Catherine! Wishing you & yours all the very best in 2009--much love, happiness and peace! Love the new print...it is so sweet. Can't wait to share new creativity with you in the new year! Hope you've having a great weekend :o)((HUGS))

bunzi said...

love your prints!

Ginie-Lee said...

Happy New Year! Love your illustrations !

Jorgelina said...

Hi!
The new picture is beautiful!
You are very talented.
Happy 2009!
Jorgelina from Argentina

Cimba7200 said...

Happy New Year to you Catherine. I liked your drawing and managed to find the robin in the photo. - Dave

Francesca Righi said...

What a lovely drawing!
and the picture of the robbin is unique!
x

the enchanted pumpkin said...

your illustrations are so adorable! i love them!M i hope you had a wonder christmas and that you have a wonderful 2009! did the hat fit your niece? i am hoping it did! and any pics? many huggs!

The White Bench said...

Oh, Catherine... the ROBIN!! It is lovely! I adore it!
Thanks for your recent visit- sorry if I am late visiting you, but had lack of time these past days...
Thanks for your kind appreciation for Joy- I felt sooo honoured to receive that sweet comment from a talented bear artist!
Thanks again.
Hope all is well with you.
Monica x.

this is my patch said...

Happy New Year 2009 Catherine. I love all your illustrations and hope to visit you on a more regular basis very soon. The photo of the robin is just lovely. Have you noticed how rotund the robins are this winter! x

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Brillyent!

I had to look hard for the ronin in that foto- he is well flarged!