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Published: February 4, 2007
©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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Jojemo's avatar
Jojemo|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.
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Bojan1558|Professional Digital Artist
Amazing and so cute ! :love:
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Blubirdss|Hobbyist General Artist
Thus idea from a tutorial ! :) :clap:
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Rafunsel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hihihi, this is really amazing! :iconfeelingfreeplz:
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I love it ^^
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FashionFreak25|Hobbyist General Artist
aww! this is so cute. XD I love it. :)
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One of my favorite pieces I've ever seen.
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The-Emirates-Edition's avatar
funny :D
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ChihuahuaLover22's avatar
I love squirrels! This is so cute and beautiful!!!
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I absolutely love this!
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:love: Hey! This has been featured here [link] .
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LT-Arts| Digital Artist
Featured here :heart:
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Dude. This is adorable.
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tytaniafairy|Professional Digital Artist
You are featured in my jouranl here [link]
Thank you so much !
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WolvesRokHard2|Student General Artist
beautiful! i love the colors :love:
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SweetMusicToMyEyes's avatar
how adorable! and what a lovely, original concept!
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Aysherah|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The glow of the lantern is great :O
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Featured [link]
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simulshah's avatar
beautiful :clap:
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Your piece has been featured here. :heart:
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StinaBG's avatar
absolutely adorable! i love it!
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your art just warms my :heart: :)
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Beautifully done
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