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The Velveteen Rabbit by coffinberry The Velveteen Rabbit by coffinberry
"Little Rabbit," she said, "don't you know who I am?"

The Rabbit looked up at her, and it seemed to him that he had seen her face before, but he couldn't think where.

"I am the nursery magic Fairy," she said. "I take care of all the playthings that the children have loved. When they are old and worn out and the children don't need them any more, then I come and take them away with me and turn them into Real."

"Wasn't I Real before?" asked the little Rabbit.

"You were Real to the Boy," the Fairy said, "because he loved you. Now you shall be Real to every one."



Excerpt from
The Velveteen Rabbit
or
How Toys Become Real
by Margery Williams
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Visitor257 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
They should make a film of this classic with the rules of Toy Story.
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grazatt Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Ok I have a question about the Skin Horse. He said  "The Boy's Uncle made me Real," So how come he was still a toy and not a real horse out in a field somewhere?
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dazeaustin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Also, trying to give credit to a talented artist isn't wrong. Stealing in any form is. Period. It doesn't matter if this has been going on forever, it's wrong! So go hide in your hole of justification. Coffinberry had every right to know, so did her followers when she lied and said they spent hours making these images. We're getting ready to release another 17 stolen images that Kerin said she made herself. That's fraud and just dirty business.
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dazeaustin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
SunnyAir I have my facts straight minion. It's stolen, she specified to link back to her, Kerin said that SHE made it. Pretty open and shut.
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dazeaustin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
This image has been stolen by the Admin, Kerin, at I Am A Mother To An Angel. She's been profiting of thefts like these, scamming the bereaved families, and hides under the guise of helping people. She has claimed these as her art. Please don't let her get away with it. If you click each image she states they are hers. Can we do anything to prove this is your artwork?
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SunnyAir Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dazeaustin, get your facts straight.  This image may very well be the original creation of coffinberry but there is no watermark or anything else on it.  It could have been going around the internet for years with absolutely no credit at all.  Unfair? Probably.  But that is the nature of the Internet.  To blame Kerin for allowing a graphic made with this image as the background *when she didn't even create the graphic herself and the person who did has apologized* is just absurd.  You haters will latch onto anything at all, won't you?  I'm really sorry for coffinberry also as she did not bring any of this upon herself.  Please do us all a favor and work on your own life, work and family instead of grasping at straws to get back at someone who has done absolutely nothing to you.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There doesn't need to be a watermark, there's already a copyright on the image and all of my licensing is set to not allow anyone 'free use' of this image. I've had this image stolen many times, I know how to handle this, thank you.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the original files, and the upload date here states when It was uploaded. This isn't the first time it's been stolen.
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Lulumewtrainer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
How I loved that book :iconwhistleplz:
I always felt the story had some wonderfully odd quality to it. It's hard for me to explain^^
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Canine-scratch Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i have this book .A. Brings back so many memories <3333
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Isaias-Yori Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I remember watching the animated version and it made me so sad to see the toys burned and the rabbit crying. One of the absolute best stories EVER. :]
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nekosoraneko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That book made me cry... multiple times. Still does...
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GoHumansGo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHH F***CK NO!!!! YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT!!!! Omg, I love you. I do. I want to marry you. I love the Velveteen Rabbit! It was my absolute favorite story when I was little!!! Oh my goodness, I had thought people had forgeton te poor bunny...

Thank you thank you for making this, its so wonderful! ^_^
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Outlander1621 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Photographer
I love bunnies sooooo much! this is very cute <3
I love it!
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AshleyWilbur Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
So this photo was part of a calendar in 1996, is it yours? I want one of the calendars...

Ashley Wilbur
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:iconcoffinberry:
coffinberry Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? No. I drew this back in 2006 or 2007. Where did you see this calendar?
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AshleyWilbur Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
[link]

I found your photo and started searching around for a larger format (I have chosen this to be the theme for my babies room when she is born) I want to hang it poster size as the centerpiece. Anyway, all I could find was this (link above). I actually found it elswhere first [link] . It took me a little while to find that it was yours. I just love it thats all. Thanks!

Ash
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for telling me this, I'm going to look into this.
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Retiquis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
I saw this and almost started to cry...
That's kind of a really sad picture.
; ^;
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Torafox Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The velveteen rabbit is my all time favorite book. Thank you so much for illustrating a picture of it! It's beautifully rendered!

Keep up the great work!
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SketchaMPM Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I almost teared up when I saw this. I love it.
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Bellia-25 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
SO cute an beautiful. I love the sky and the border.
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
This is not the kind of art I usually see, but I'm so glad I did! It's so adorable!! :+fav:
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thanks! yeah i DO do varied works, it just doesn't always show in my gallery :3
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
You're welcome!
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LilChiisai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Aww that was really touching nyu ^-^ and the rabbit has a lonely yet sweet feeling on the way he stares at the sky and the shading makes this a very beatiful picture~
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CrazyBlueBeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
I loved this book ever since i was a little girl it was very deep =) but very beutiful its nice to see some one rembering it
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IllusionsofDreams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
beautiful picture i love this story
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lunykitsune Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Very touching.
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alisterbabeh2006 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i read this story before and it was so sweet.
i love the art! it really sends the message of the story!
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RedFireFox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
OHMYGOD this was my favourite book when I was littler i.i I haven't read it in a while, but I'll always remember that old skin horse. He was awesome.

And so is this. I love how it's so simple in composition yet so...pretty. Brings back happy feelings |D *fave*
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Inspectornills Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
awww, what a cute picture! hehe, very nice job with the sky and the grass. It has a really fuzzy feeling to it. Very nicely done ^.^
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0-Hermit-0 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
I loved that book. It was so beautiful, but somewhat melancholy. You've captured both perfectly.
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Acid-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Incredible sky color! :D
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Zuelo-B-Riddick Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
That looks really awesome , wonderful sky :)
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PoinkRaven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Ooh that's so beautiful D':
And poetic.

I still love my plushies, ftw.
... but... but I lost most of them.
OH GOD *runs away crying*
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aspendrish Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
I love that book..
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I think I rmemeber that story! I love childrenss books don't you?

this is really sweet and so very pretty! I love it! maybe you should look into creating childrens book.
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frostyheavens Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
coffee *feels your forehead* you forgot the blood

oooooh it looks like watercolor ... i LOVE those techniques~
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sushikitten Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
NOOO! NOOOO! Coffinberry I haet you

*cries tears of a traumatized childhood*

Next you'll be doing ET art and then it's on ><

In all seriousness though I really love the soft "illustrative" quality of this piece :3
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh shit now im going to draw et
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sushikitten Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
*sniffles* *snot bubbles*
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ShimmerStar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007   Digital Artist
I LOVE this story- it was one of my faves when i was younger. you did a great job on this one
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! i'm so glad people remember the story!
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Queen-Crocuta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Aw, I absolutely love The Velveteen Rabbit... I think you caught the very essence of the book there, Coffinluff.
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Chendai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
A very warming and heartfelt excerpt.
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PineappleFairy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love it.
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BleedingRoze Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007   Digital Artist
It's so cute and very soft too. ^_^ :)
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wolfgirl626 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Oh, I love it, I love it, I love it! Velveteen Rabbit was one of my favorites. The sparkly stars are just beautiful, and the rabbit on the hilltop, he looks so isolated and alone. So little. The colors are amazing. Wonderful work! :3
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