Friday, 9 March 2012

Daffodil Days

This is the fantastic painting to illustrate my story Daffodil Days in
The People's Friend Spring Special # 57.  I was so over the moon with the painting I googled the illustrator, David Young, and emailed him to thank him. I also asked if I could show the painting here.
And the lovely thing is, too, David is illustrating the second story set in  my prefab village. Can't wait to see it in June's 'Friend'. This one will be in the weekly issue - the Jubilee one.
Hope you all like the painting as much as I do!

36 comments:

Alana Duffy said...

Wow, this truly is lovely painting and suits your story perfectly, Pat. David Moon is a very talented artist :0)

Pat Posner said...

LOL, Alana. I know it's late pm and maybe you can see a moon. But the talented artist is David Young!
Glad you like the painting, it really shrieks atmosphere and nostalgia, doesn't it!

Teresa Ashby said...

What a lovely illustration, Pat. I'm looking forward to reading your story xx

Liz Fielding said...

That's so pretty, Pat!

Carol Warham said...

It's lovely.

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

I love that illustration and have always been fascinated by these prefab houses.

I look forward to reading your story.

Nell Dixon said...

Beautiful pic, can't wait to read the stories.

Anonymous said...

It’s Edward. I come here to look for more maps out of children’s books like you showed before. My sister likes maps too. Mum saw the picture of prefab houses and told me Grandma lived in one like that. We bort her the magazine and it’s funny because the lady in the story is Maisie and my grandma’s name is Maisie. She liked the story.

Jan Jones said...

That's lovely, Pat. And I know David Young's work very well - he painted the covers of all three of my Hale Regencies!

Karen Clarke said...

How wonderful. What a talented guy :o)

Diane Fordham said...

It's lovely Pat. Congratulations. x

Kat said...

This is lovely!

Pat Posner said...

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!
Think we'll start a David Young fan club!

Pat Posner said...

Hello, Edward
I'm sorry there isn't another map from one of my children's books for you.
I've been busy writing stories for The People's Friend magazine. I'm glad your Grandma Maisie liked the story. You'll have to ask her to tell you about when she lived in a prefab.
xxPat

Amanda said...

What a great painting! X

Posie said...

That painting brings so many happy memories into my head, it is like the pictures I used to have on my wall as a little one.

Anonymous said...

Pat, your story came just at the right time for my Great-Aunt. She moved recently, not to a prefab village of course! but to a retirement home and she was missing her neighbours. But she realised she could make new friends just like the characters in the story. And she loves daffodils, too. She’s going to borrow from you and have daffodil days in her new home.

Carola

Annieye said...

Lovely, Pat. Congratulations on your achievements and it is lovely to be back in blogland. Those prefab bungalows were really quite well constructed, according to my husband.

Flowerpot said...

It's a really lovely painting, Pat. And congratulations and how good ot hear from you again!

Patsy said...

It's a very pretty illustration - I can see why you're pleased with it.

Congratulations on the publications.

suzy doodling said...

You have triggered happy memories with your story and David's picture Pat. Looking forward to reading more.

Suburbia said...

Wow this has such a 50's look

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Amanda, I agree!

Posie, I'm sure David Young will love that his painting brought happy memories into your head. Such a lovely way of describing how the picture made you feel.

Pat Posner said...

Anonymous, how lovely my story helped your great-aunt!
I hope she's settling in happily and that every day really will be a Daffodil Day for her.

Pat Posner said...

Whoops, sorry, Carola, you didn't stay Anonymous in your post.

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Annie
Great to see you back!

Flowerpot, I never really went away *smile* just had trouble commenting on some blogs.

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Patsy
Exciting times for you! Congratulations on the publication of "Escape to the Country". I can't wait to read it.

Thanks, Suzy D. Glad you liked the story and painting. I'm looking forward to writing more stories set in my prefab village.

Pat Posner said...

Good to 'meet' you Suburbia. David really captured the 1950s, didn't he!

Rosalind Adam said...

I love that painting. It's so evocative of times gone by (my favourite subject!) I tried to write for People's Friend but they're not easy to please. I spent several years writing for Best, Bella and Women's Weekly before writing for children so we have much in common, except I only have two children's books published!

I’m doing the A to Z Challenge at A to Z of Nostalgia

Suzanne Jones said...

Arriving late, but wanted to say it's lovely, Pat. (Actually, I thought I'd commented on this already, but I must have read this post one of those times blogger wouldn't let me comment.)

Biddy Fraser said...

That is a lovely painting - I wonder what happens to them after they are printed in the magazine?

Pat Posner said...

Ros, I'm enjoying your A-Z of Nostalgia.

Hi, Suz- glad you like it. Blogger does sometimes throw a wobbly when it comes to commenting!

Good to 'meet' you, Biddy. The original of this painting is now hanging on my wall - along with the one which will illustrate my Jubilee story in People's Friend.
Lovely David Young let me buy them.

Biddy Fraser said...

That's great, Pat. Lucky you!

Chris Stovell said...

Congratulations on your story, Pat - and what a lovely painting to go with it, it's very evocative.

Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely picture, I can see why you were so pleased. I used to love those little prefabs.

Cassam said...

Hi Pat, We had prefabs beside where I lived,they brought back memories for me. I will have to buy the Peoples's Friend again. Lovely painting. I'm sur I had some of your books for my daughter, did you write some in the late eighties?