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Babu and Abu in Snow Grasses by frecklefaced29 Babu and Abu in Snow Grasses by frecklefaced29
Babu and his kitten Abu in Snow Grasses
written by me

Babu laid down on his soft bed and looked at the window. "No snow yet? Sigh..." Babu frowned. He fell asleep and started dreaming...

In a windy foggy day, his kitten Abu invited Babu to a mysterious tall white snow grass field. Babu looked around and touched them. They felt like soft cotton. He wondered why this place was too quiet and strange. Babu didn't understand what it meant.

"Yes, it's too calm and peaceful. This is a wishing place. You can tell them what you wish, Babu.", said Abu gently. Babu felt a little bit scared. Abu noticed Babu's fear.

"Don't worry, snow grasses won't attack you, Babu. Okay, it's time to make a wish.", Abu said and nudged Babu.

Babu smiled widely and closed his deep innocent eyes.
"I wish I could be happier... always.", Babu thought quietly to himself.

Abu read Babu's thought and kept quiet.

Babu felt something and opened his eyes.
"Hey Abu! How did you read inside my mind???" said Babu surprisingly.

Abu giggled quietly and faked he didn't know what Babu asked. Babu looked at snow grasses quickly... He was filled with excitement and amazement when bright sparkling stars appeared inside the snow grasses.

"Abu... Abu... What happens to them? What do they mean?" asked Babu curiously.

"Ohh, the stars are glowing.... I mean, they granted your wish." said Abu. Babu felt touched and happy inside.

"Thank you for inviting me in this beautiful wishing place, Abu. Hmmm, why don't we stay together here for a little while before I wake up?" said Babu excitedly.

Abu nodded and winked at Babu gently. They continued to travel around the grass field. The glittering stars floated away into the sky. Babu was very interested to see what the sky happened. After few minutes, the snow began to fall slowly. Babu and his kitten Abu jumped and smiled blissfully. They played with the beautiful snowflakes.

Babu woke up and looked at the window...
It was snowing.

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Pencil Drawing
8" x 10"
2006©May Ann Licudine
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Hello guys. I was very inspired by the song, "Sharing the Path", by Terry Oldfield when I dreamt of my own characters Babu and Abu. I chose this medium because I really missed my drawing skill. Hmm, I'm not sure if my English is not good. But at least I really enjoy writing short stories. I hope I could develop my story ability. By the way, I really hope you guys like this.

Last month, my wonderful talented friend =jmonzani asked me to join this marvelous Advent Calendar Project. I thought what December day I gave to him... after more days, I forgot to ask Jean-Sť to reserve my day. They were full. I know, I know... I was too late. Hee hee. Later on, Jean-Sť asked me to fill my dear sweet talented friend *germaine-en-tongs's December 22nd day for Advent Calendar Project. Because she got troubles. So I filled her day.

Anyway, this dedicated illustration is for Germaine. I really hope you will get better soon, dear (me too, I hope I will be completely okay). Love you, pal.

Thank you very much, Jean-Sť. *hugs*

:snowing: :snowing: :snowing:
Happy Holidays.
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xmaryxedgex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
InkStitchling Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Your lovely piece has been featured. [link]
imaginoskop Featured By Owner May 18, 2009   Writer
SethFitts Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Has been featured here [link]
sprinkles182 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
just adorable :) makes me feel fuzzy
m-a-j-k-a Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
this is soooo cute;)
MerryMeeper Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
This is such a beautiful story... it makes me even more in love with this picture! I will be so proud to hang it on my wall! :D
frecklefaced29 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:boogie: weeeeeee!!!!! thank you very much for loving my story. Next time, I need to improve my writing skill especially English grammars. Yeah, you will receive my original pencil work sooonnn! :heart:
MerryMeeper Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
You know... I've grown up speaking English all of my life and I'm studying english (and art) at my school... but I still need to look up grammar things every now and then! lol I also forget how to spell words all the time and need to look them up! lol
elize Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i love the snow grass! its so soft looking, you did a great job making them sparkly. i love the cats face.
misternow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
this is so beautiful may ann! :hug:
harajukulover Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
oh jeez i love it! :hug:
PeterLovelock Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful. you have fantastic drawing skills!

nelesia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute!! The shading is really awesome~
ninke Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think i need to send you some snow in a bottle. :D
i love the snowgrass!:snowflake: so soft and fluffy :heart: and Abu's smile! :aww:
Shiritsu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
I love this one. It is very peaceful with lot of detail :nod:
squiglemonster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Totally deserving of every favourite and every bit of praise.
jforged Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is in ur expressions as these that many of my days go by in harmony.....for ur expressions are able to make my heart believe that lvoe is yett arround! and i thank you for that!
Chantaln Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
So sweet May Ann! I love it sis!
m0nni Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
Oh! How lovely! I'd hang it on my wall :nod:
frecklefaced29 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! hmmm, I should make this DA print next time. :heart:
ZephaniaOZ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
You can feel the love in this piece, the warmth, the softness. Gorgeous.
cocochrisp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
This made me very happy. Thank you.
Vermelho Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
Great story. This is very pretty. I like looking for them in the grass.
les-maine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Awww :) Wish I could be in that place tooo :) Happy Holidays May Ann :rudolph: :santa: :xmas:
steph9668 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Wonderful as always... :aww: :+favlove:

Hope your Holiday was super fantastic, May Ann!

:glomp: :heart:
pommerouge Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
:heart: missed you :glomp:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very stylish and hypnotic. adds to my :+fav: :highfive:
sicken Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
this is beautiful!
the story and the drawing!
a wonderful wintery secret.
Patineitor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Nice story :aww:
and I love the drawing, it makes one feel the awe of the scene.
Your day? which day?
chibizumi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
oooh beauitful story and illustration!! :heart:!
hearte Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
your drawing skills are still amazing (=
BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
so beautiful! thank you and a merry christmas you, abu and babu!
Kit-Manga-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
looking at this again Mally, i realised that i've never seen pencil used in quite this way
i seriously think you could be a genious ; )
nice story too! i day-dreamed!
PishPoshArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is sooo cute!
Vrenschen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
it is a story really like a dream... i only dream crazy things but this one is wonderful and i wished to dream something like that last night. i can't remember what i dreamt, actually ;) your pencil technique is really good!
Lohey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
:aww: Sooo cute!!!

z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
ang kyut ng story :)
i could almost imagine what happened
3vil-Bunny Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
This is a beautiful thing - it looks so soft and dreamlike...
Sadiya Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
which is the cat? babu or abu? uff theyre both soooo cute!
usartdude Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
makes me very happy.
thank you for sharing!
Cackle Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
This. Is. So. Cool.
Eee~! Dude, I love this very much.
Your style is very.. I don't know.. It's like old-fashionedish.
This is so cool! :D
albirru Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm looking for Abu... where.. where... i found it!! in Babu's feet!
xelloss100 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Digital Artist
Such a sweet and cute drawing!!! :XD:
Love the texture... :giggle: Babu looks just adorable!!! :love:
Lovely story :aww:... really completes the image... :D
Great Work!! :clap:
IRIDAKI Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
hello babu
koony Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!! Happy Holidays to you :glomp:
TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Oh man, I love the B&w so much in this one. It literally looks soft and the texture is good. A great little illustration plus a nice little story. What more could you ask for? Always a pleasure seeing your works:)
shzaam08 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaaah ang ganda!!!!
jackthetab Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome as usual!

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