September 14, 2016

sleeping mice!

it all started a few days ago.
 i found this leaf on my morning walk.
a sign that fall is here.
(one of my favourite seasons!)

inspiration takes hold in interesting and surprising ways...
the idea of sweet little sleeping mice using this beautiful
maple leaf as their blanket popped into my head.
(the leaf is also so Canadian!)

and so the idea took hold and i sketched, illustrated,
took a scenic picture of the leaf in my garden 
and finally brought it all together in photoshop.
(under the leaf these little mice are wearing tiny little socks
to keep their feet warm! after all fall can be chilly!)

happy fall!


  1. Stacey, this is ADORABLE! I just love your imagination!!

  2. Thank you Jenn for your sweet words! My imagination sometimes just gives me these little gifts ...

  3. This is SO SO CUTE! Brought a smile to my face.

  4. So cute! I especially love the one with it's own little dolly!

  5. Awww, so sweet, Stacey!! Reminds me of my granddaughter, all tucked in. Thank you so much for this fall treasure.

  6. I hope this is going to be a STAMP soon! :) I think I NEED IT! :)

  7. JaneAnn, Kathy H, teresa currie and clavell thank you all for your beautiful comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed this fun little project!
    clavell ... someone else mentioned the sleeping mice as a stamp. for now i am thinking of a different project but you never know.

  8. So cute! The beginning of a beautiful story...