Earl the Squirrel

Earl the Squirrel Watercolor 8×10 140lb Arches Cold Press

Earl the Squirrel. 

On the edge of the forest lived a squirrel named Earl.
He had a sister, whose name was Pearl.

The two of them loved to dance and twirl,
especially when visiting their cousin, Cheryl.

They sometimes ate ice cream cones of chocolate and vanilla swirl
that were tipped on the top with a frosty curl.

But more often they caught an acorn or berry that was hurled
on a branch or the trunk of a tree that was burled.

Their tails were fluffy but they kept them at a furl
in case they would have to run and scutter and whirl.

Which was often the case when a dog named Merle
chased them back to the edge of their world.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

This is one of a series of fun animal watercolor paintings and rhymes I am pursuing.
See the others:
A Rare Hare with Flare
A Duck Named Chuck
A Fawn at Dawn
Rooty the Rooster
A Precocious Pink Pig  
Hal the Colorful Cow
A Mouse named Klaus

Pam the Lamb
An Otterly Awesome Otter

The background blue on this painting was done using my new Rembrandt Series 3 Artist Quality Cerulean Blue Watercolor Paint I WON for FREE from Charlie at Doodlewash for #WorldWatercolorMonth.  Thanks Charlie!  I’ll be trying more of the wonderful colors soon.

Earl the Squirrel was inspired by my loyal TheCreativeLifeinBetween.com blog-following friends, Ellen and Benjamin.

56 thoughts on “Earl the Squirrel

  1. I LOVE EARL THE SQUIRREL! You have given Benjamin’s squirrel friend fame and immortality. Benjamin will be over the moon on Monday when I show him this “picture and story”!! Thank-you so very, very much for this beautiful gift. YOU have made my day!

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  2. Great painting. The story is just full of action and visions and so personal to me, love the ice cone with chocolate and vanilla swirl and a top with a frosty curl. You are so talented! Next you’ll turn it into a musical. You already have a book of nursery rhyms for generations to come for your family and extended family called friends. You just haven’t published it yet. Kind of like a painting when it’s done you’ll put it in a frame. Much love to you.

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    • Oh Dena…………. your comment means so much to me! Not sure I’d continue without wonderful people like you that encourage me so! thank you so very much!!!

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  3. Earl is such a sweet little guy, Jodi! πŸ’• His twinkling eyes also makes him a fun squirrel! I bet he has plenty of “luck” with a Pearl or two! πŸ˜‰
    Have a wonderful Sunday. This is my catch up day! xo

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  5. Benjamin is so excited to see his friend – “That is my Earl the Squirrel, he is so cute!” Benjamin loves the story too, I had to read it over and over again. He says “Thank-you Jodi!” Now he wants to go visit Hal the cow and Klaus the Mouse.

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  6. I loved this one too! Similar to the otter but somehow more character about him. Maybe b/c I know how dogs are chasing them and how they react. Great work again with the fur texture, gives it a more real affect πŸ™‚ Love your art so much. It makes me me happy πŸ™‚

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