Being Childish

© Maigi ( Help)
Are you afraid of being childish? That's the worst name you would want to hear somebody calling you with, when you are in your teens. But later... I guess you don't care so much.

I wanted to tell you a story about one of my images. That's the one with rainbow. A little red cat is missing there. It should sit right under the rainbow. :) I couldn't recreate it. But that was the memorable drawing from my kindergarten days. I painted it during my drawing lesson with gouache colors. I was so proud, when I draw it. Other kids were admiring my work and I thought: "Hmm... maybe I'm an artist..."

Now when I learned to use Illustrator, I wanted to recreate my childhood image. I had serious doubts, when I uploaded it on stock sites. Cause at that time there wasn't many illustrations or cartoons online. But I'm happy I wasn't too afraid of looking childish. There were couple of funny comments on other forums about my "childish cartoons", cause anybody can draw them, right? :) But it was okay. Right now this image has been downloaded 28 times and has amazing 91453 views. There are probably some references to my image somewhere in forums, but I don't know where. But anyway, for me this image, as simple as it is, carries cherished memories from my childhood. And I really enjoy looking all those numerous rainbow cartoons what have been uploaded on stock sites since then.

Aren't they great?

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Photo credits: Agau, Anhong, Cemil Adakale, Darrenw, Dreamzdesigner, Sergey Siz`kov, Lavitreiu, Madartists, Maigi, May Pang, Roberto Giovannini, Scorpion26, Sunnyfrog, Katrina Brown, Vanda Grigorovic.

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April 21, 2010

Maigi

:) Thanks, my friends!

April 21, 2010

Scottysally2

Beautiful, colourful images - I guess these bring back childhood memories, lovely Maigi :)

April 20, 2010

Wildmac

Wow, I nearly missed this blog. Thanks Mailis :) Rainbows and garden forts, long grass to hide and play in, wooded swampy areas full of mossies, creepy and fun. Tree climbing, mud pie making and sandpit playing. Lying on my stomach on a swing and pretending the grass was the tops of trees and I was flying. So many things I enjoy doing, I mean did enjoy doing ;P :)))))) Well, I'm off out to play again, I mean work :D

April 20, 2010

Littlemacproductions

Very cool Mailis. As a few have noted.. the simplicity of a child's drawing is profoud!

April 17, 2010

Maigi

Thanks, Altaf! :)

April 17, 2010

Creativei

That's a nice, and the other rainbow collections is good too.

April 17, 2010

Maigi

Nice! Have a wonderful day you too, Gabriel!

April 17, 2010

Justmeyo

You choice beautiful illustrations for your blog!Those images make me feel good and optimistic :)Have a great day Maigi !

April 16, 2010

Maigi

Thanks! You have too. :)

April 16, 2010

Anhong

wow, a beautiful rainbow,:)

April 16, 2010

Maigi

You are welcome! :)

April 16, 2010

Mariaam

Great story and a nice blog article. I enjoyed reading it and I also like the rainbow images. Thanks for sharing your story. ;)

April 16, 2010

Maigi

:)

April 16, 2010

Noonie

I do childish very well!!! LOL! That's why I like simple childish drawings and illustrations. They have a place in most hearts!

April 16, 2010

Littledesire

So joyful and colorful! :)

April 16, 2010

Maigi

So true, Marilyn! Thanks for the comment! :)

April 16, 2010

Marilyngould

It is the simplicity of a child's drawing that makes them so fabulous! Thanks for sharing your story and these great images!

April 16, 2010

Maigi

Aw, you are so kind, Jitka! Best wishes to you as well! Matt, guys, thank you for your comments too!

April 16, 2010

Starblue

Beautiful illustrations! So jolly, for a good mood. Well, in spiritual world, it is said that every one should awake inner child in oneself:-) this will can bring more joy to our life! I wish you a lot of joyful moods! :-) and of course successes with your beautiful images!

April 16, 2010

Egomezta

Nice story.... I want to be more childish..............

April 16, 2010

Tan510jomast

Being childlike is to remain unspoilt by grownups. I recharge my battery everytime I feel being an adult has taken a toll on my sanity by quitting work to go to the garden or park simply to watch children play amongst themselves. It reminds me that sometimes tomorrow is not always that important. It also reminds me that worrying too much over tomorrow, I might not see too many tomorrow... that I could get sick and not enjoy too many tomorrows. This is why I try to immerse myself with youth.
good idea.

April 16, 2010

smartview27

I love being childish! Beautiful illustrations!

April 16, 2010

Maigi

Good idea, Mani! :) Thanks, Debbie!

April 16, 2010

Dmccale

great blog..Brings out the kid in all of us.And that is good!!!
Debbie

April 16, 2010

Mani33

Nice idea Maigi! You know there is a big child in me! :)))
Maybe I will start recalling some of the cartoon scenes of my childhood! ;)

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