Loony Bin Art

Little Wanderer

Posted in children's art, Illustration Friday, Inspire Me Thursday, Whimsical by johanna on February 8, 2008


The little wanderer wants to visit a star but there are so many.
Should she choose the red one that smiles or
the white one that winks or the blue one that reminds her of home?

Illustration Friday – Choose
Inspire Me Thursday – Whimsy

acrylic on paper

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  1. Debbie Egizio said, on February 8, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I think the little wanderer should choose the one that smiles. Seems like she could have a fun adventure there. What an enchanting post!

  2. Ginger Pixels said, on February 8, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Choose the one that reminds you of home, little one. Then you will never be lonely.
    This has a wonderful ethereal feel. Great job!

  3. Chelise said, on February 8, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    So very lovely!

  4. Ella said, on February 9, 2008 at 11:38 am

    This is really beautiful! Reminds me of “The Little Prince”.

  5. Chris Leavens said, on February 9, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Very nice! Excellent sense of emotional depth. I like the subtlety and softness of the colors and the forms.

  6. Willie Baronet said, on February 10, 2008 at 2:24 am

    The red one that winks! ;-) Nice image J!

  7. johanna said, on February 10, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Thanks Debbie, Ginger, Chelise, Ella, Chris and Willie! :-)

    Ella, yup it was inspired by The Little Prince. I’ve loved that book since I was little.

  8. mishka said, on February 10, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    I love all the color and texture in this piece! It also has a lot of emotion in it’s tonality. You’ve definitely set a mood. Conceptually, it reminds me a bit of “The Little Prince” but it is so very different. Well done!

    ps I wrote this comment before I read up the page at the comments above it. :P

  9. dot said, on February 10, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I love the feel of this one! It’s so simple, and really sweet.

  10. benconservato said, on February 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Just gorgeous! Has such a lovely feel.

  11. Faruffa said, on February 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Fantastic idea and magical realization
    I like it much

  12. timafli said, on February 12, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Very, very beautiful work here. I really like the colors used here. The mood you created is excellent.

  13. Alicia Padron said, on February 12, 2008 at 3:41 am

    ohh wonderful!

  14. temz4 said, on February 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Really poetic concept, beautiful color scheme!

  15. gina said, on February 12, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    nice atmosphere.. just so silent..
    love it! :)

  16. Toni Brown said, on February 12, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I instantly flashed on the mental place I found myself in when reading Madeleine L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle In Time. This is resonant, wow!

  17. n.b. said, on February 13, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Oh my, so charming but a little forlorn, too. Reminds me somehow of Saint Exupery’s ‘The Little Prince’ .

  18. valgalart said, on February 14, 2008 at 2:35 am

    the blue one for sure! Awesome!!! :P

  19. wee ellen said, on February 15, 2008 at 2:38 am

    OOOOOOOh, that’s an easy one! Choose the smile!
    Beautiful work!!

  20. johanna said, on February 20, 2008 at 6:52 am

    hello everybody, thank you for your kind words :-)

  21. velvet said, on February 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    wow i love this too! you have such great works.. i sense isolation and innocence all in a dreamy scape. wonderful!

  22. berg said, on February 22, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    pick the blue one, girl! if you know what’s good for ya! coz we all know, the red one could just upside down, and the white one’s creepy… winking at a little girl?! hello?!?! ew!

    seriously though, this is fantastic. reminds me of “The Little Prince”… a great book I’ve always loved ever since I was 20 years old. *ahem* not too long ago *cough*.

    I agree with everybody’s adjectives above. wonderful work, joh! i’d like one of a boy, so that i could put the picture in my room and always be reminded of the little prince whenever i feel lost. :)

  23. nancy said, on March 9, 2008 at 9:16 am


    the red one that smiles!

    this reminds me of the little prince(whom i love) who came from planet with 3 volcanoes and befriended a friendly fox.

    p.s. hehehe i just read the comments above. everybody’s thinking the same thing.

  24. johanna said, on March 11, 2008 at 3:02 am

    the little prince is such a beautiful story, isn’t it?

    thanks for your comments, everyone :-)

  25. mark said, on March 11, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Yeah, the little prince is wonderful. Hey remember that news story where they found one of the original drawings in a flea market in Japan?

  26. johanna said, on March 19, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    yeah, that was amazing. finding one of antoine de saint exupery’s drawings! wow

  27. krissie said, on May 23, 2008 at 6:49 am

    oh that is brilliant!!

  28. Pattie said, on May 23, 2008 at 10:49 am

    She will KNOW exactly which one when she listens to her heart!
    Great sentiment in this piece…the viewer can feel it without the
    words…at least I can!!

  29. Deb G said, on May 25, 2008 at 2:09 am

    So sweet! She’s a dreamer too…

  30. Kirsten said, on May 25, 2008 at 3:47 am

    This is just wonderful!!

  31. johanna said, on May 26, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    thanks krissie, pattie, deb and kirsten! :-)

  32. Tammie said, on May 26, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Oh So Wonderful! I felt as though I was lost in a magical sky while looking at this.

  33. shannonjyl said, on May 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    so very beautiful..very soft

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