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©2007-2008 Aimee Stewart, Foxfires - please see my CC Terms of Use before considering using this image for any personal or commercial use [link]
2008 update: To some of my old watchers - sorry for the repeat. I've reloaded 'Columbus' with my new watermark, huzzah! Long live the lil' squirrel.

If you like Columbus - you might like some of my other critter pics:
Too Many Scary Stories: [link]
Two of a Kind: [link]
Miss Suzy Takes a Bath: [link]

"Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."
- Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain


EDIT: Oh....WOW!! :faint: I just woke up and discovered that Columbus is perched there amongst the DD's... THANK YOU!!!! That is so awesome. Viva la squirrel!!!


Artist's Notes: I've had this picture in my mind for quite awhile. As a child, my treasured stuffed animal (as all children tend to have) was a little squirrel who went on every kind of adventure with me, and my favorite story was about a lil' squirrel named "Miss Suzy" - written by Miriam Young, and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.

I love the thought of the tiny leaf-boat capturing the attention of the denizens of the pond as it passes by en route to a wonderous place.

Stock Credits:
Fish pond, leaf, and squirrel found at:
Texture: :iconmariastock: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-02-15
Columbus by *Foxfires. An absolutely adorable deviation, reminds me of something akin to the movie "Milo and Otis." ( Suggested by EmilyCammisa and Featured by fourteenthstar )
Jojemo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is delightful.  I'm fond of squirrels also, making this a "must have" to add to my favorites collection.  :icongraysquirrelplz:  I wish there was a red squirrel icon, but I haven't found one, so gray will have to do.
Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing and so cute ! :love:
Blubirdss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thus idea from a tutorial ! :) :clap:
Rafunsel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hihihi, this is really amazing! :iconfeelingfreeplz:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   General Artist
I love it ^^
FashionFreak25 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aww! this is so cute. XD I love it. :)
riotracer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
One of my favorite pieces I've ever seen.
CiaSeven Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
The-Emirates-Edition Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Photographer
funny :D
ChihuahuaLover22 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I love squirrels! This is so cute and beautiful!!!
tizjezzme Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I absolutely love this!
kittywhiskas Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
:love: Hey! This has been featured here [link] .
LT-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Featured here :heart:
Eagle-Chaser Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Dude. This is adorable.
tytaniafairy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are featured in my jouranl here [link]
Thank you so much !
WolvesRokHard2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Student General Artist
beautiful! i love the colors :love:
SweetMusicToMyEyes Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
how adorable! and what a lovely, original concept!
Aysherah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The glow of the lantern is great :O
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

Featured [link]
simulshah Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
beautiful :clap:
marshmallow-pies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Your piece has been featured here. :heart:
StinaBG Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
absolutely adorable! i love it!
Fluchtpunkt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
your art just warms my :heart: :)
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Beautifully done
Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
UtopianPictures Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Great piece! That little fella sure is adorable.
corruptangel315 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Wow! This is so unique, and beautiful. I love it!
Koonawolfsdream Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Wonderful! It looks great ^-^
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh it looks so real and yet better than real. like an old painting full of glamour and the feeling of movement. It also makes me happy.
talespin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
I love squirrels! Your artistic style is wonderful! I love your work! Thank you :)
Ruskatukka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're featured in my journal :rose:
Lo1k Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Adorable! ^.^
ZanthiaGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Your work leaves me speechless!! enchanting, magical, beautiful to look at, breathtaking as always =)
The-Raven-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Adorable, endearing, and very well done! do you do prints of your work?
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
nice pic

but wtf does this have to do with the Scioto River, it came up during a search!
Foxfires Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist

And um.... hmm. Weird, I have no idea why that would come up in a search. I tried it just now and it didn't. lol Must have been a glitch?
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
yah i guess so LOL that dont look like the Scioto to me, I do like you pic alot its very creative
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind my presumption, I use this pic,
if you mind:
a. I apologize
b. will remove the pic as soon as I can point and click (i.e. this is a temp posting pending your approval(.
(I am also sorry if I asked you before and forgot about it….)
c. I will not turn this into a print unless you ask me to.
Foxfires Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :)

Thank you for sending me this note. I appreciate that you enjoy this piece, but it is not stock. :( :hug:
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I should take it down?
Foxfires Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No you don't have to take it down :hug: I just worry that people might think that you 'ripped' it (even though you give credit to me) and I don't want you to go through that. :rose:
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much will fix it now and make it clear.
ftourini Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely warm colors! Great job! :clap:
Renilicious Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm sorry for this generic note but I just wanted to let you know that I've featured this image on my latest journal -> [link]
Pirate-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
This is just sooo cute! It's one of my many fav's that I always like to come back and view again and again! :D
I just love your artwork :hug:
waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Wow... This brought back memories of one of my favorite childhood books. But now, I can't remember the name of it! D;

But either way, this is beautiful. Definite fave.
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, thank you so much!!
Art-nPhotos-byRachel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
This is one of the most beautiful and adorable creations I have ever seen! I LOVE it!! :D WOW!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :D Excellent job! :deviation:
Art-nPhotos-byRachel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
And, you did such a WONDERFUL job on all of the aspects of this. I mean, I know you used stock, but I know it definitely took a lot of talent to be able to make this look so great!! Excellent job!! :highfive: :clap: :D
Deistainte Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
So cute! And lovely colours :D
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