Gracie has sent me some illustrations to post with songs over the past couple of months. What’s interesting is that she doesn’t send them for specific songs, so I have to find songs or rhymes on Mama Lisa’s World to match them up to. That can be tricky since we have over 2000 pieces! I end up doing a google seach on the subject of the illustration with "Mama Lisa" to find a song on my site that corresponds with its theme.
Here’s one of my favorite drawings Gracie did…
I posted it on a Hungarian children’s song page called Cifra Palota, "Adorned Palace". It’s a circle game. Below are the English lyrics to the song. It’s a little abstract or symbolic (perhaps the rose is the princess and the violet is a prince?)…
Its window is green,
Come out you, rose,
The violet is waiting for you.
I am little,
I’ll grow up someday,
Next year or two years hence
I’ll become a big girl.
Here’s another illustration Gracie sent me…
I posted the animal drawing with the song Animal Fair.
I asked Gracie how she creates these illustrations. She wrote, "I like to create art with patterns. Crazy patterns create great compositions. I like to use watercolor and then use a black sharpie to create patterns."
Thanks for sharing your work with us Gracie!
Here are links to song pages where there are more illustrations by Gracie:
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