Monday, October 8, 2007

OPEN ARMS


Days passed by, and great moments filled our little friend’s life with colour! His relation with Pingua was great; she was so lovely and caring that it was so easy to be happy with her by his side. More days passed, and their family got bigger, an even more little penguin came to the world, our friend felt as the happiest penguin of earth! When he thought he couldn’t be happier, he got a big surprise…a really big, white, and fat one…. “There is a stranger wondering around the neighbourhood my dear, a huge white bear…” Pingua was saying when the little penguin began screaming like crazy ….”A bear?! Did you say a white bear?!”… he ran outside as quick as he had never imagine he could (you know, it must be a little bit difficult for penguins to run ) …once outside…he couldn’t believe what he saw….it was his friend Osi... it was him…he was huge, but no doubt about it…it was Osi Posi! With open arms they moved towards each other…there was no place for questions…just hugs and tears (tears that turned into ice cubes because it was really freezing outside) Now, our little friend is truly the happiest penguin ever…I just hope this happiness lasts forever (we’ll visit them again soon to check that out)
I almost forgot…all that time Osi was at the zoo, for a long time he was kept there till some friends helped him get out…but I took him a lot of time to return home, he was so young when he left that it was very difficult for him to remember the way back…but at last, he could make it!


Pasaron muchos días, y bellos momentos llenaron de colores la vida de nuestro pequeño amigo pingüino que era muy feliz con su amada Pingua. Varios días mas, y la familia creció al nacer un pingüinito mucho mas pequeño, nuestro amigo se sentía el pingüino mas feliz del mundo! Cuando creía que no podía ser mas feliz, recibió una sorpresa grande, gorda y blanca…”amor mió, hay un extraño merodeando por la vecindad, un oso blanco y grande…” decía Pingua cuando nuestro amigo comenzó a gritar como loco…”un oso… dijiste un oso?”…y en ese momento salio hacia afuera corriendo, como nunca se imagino que podría correr (porque correr debe ser un poco difícil para un pingüino) Al llegar afuera, no pudo creer lo que veía, era su amigo Osi…era el….era inmenso, pero no había duda…era Osi Posi! Con los brazos abiertos se acercaron…no había lugar para preguntas, solo abrazos y lagrimas (lagrimas que se volvieron cubitos de hielo por el frió que había) Ahora, nuestro amigo es realmente el pingüino mas feliz…solo espero que esa felicidad dure para siempre (volveremos pronto a visitarlos para cerciorarnos)
Casi me olvidaba, todo este tiempo Osi estuvo en el zoo, duró enjaulado hasta que unos amigos lo ayudaron a escapar… se tardo en regresar a su hogar porque era muy pequeño cuando se lo llevaron, y no se acordaba de el camino, pero por fin pudo llegar!

34 comments:

eugenia gina said...

hahaha.. great story! :D And the bear is really looks nice.. if you compare it to the real one :D

Pierina said...

cada vez me gustan mas tus cuentos y tus dibujos!! es cierto lo que me escribiste... que bueno seria intercambiar mas seguido!!! :) Un besote!

margot said...

i love this!!!

JC said...

Oh, such a sweet story and wonderful illustration! You're really good at writing these Zari! By the way, I thought the wedding of the penguins illo you did was so beautiful!!!

3ster said...

Zari!!!
Cómo pueden quedarte tan hermosos los fotomontajes?? Está fantástico!

Me parece supercomplicado hacer eso y que no me quede algo artificial...

Besotes!

DesigningFairy said...

Oh very cool! Hee hee. Just watched a show on polar bears and how they face extinction.

Cathy said...

Ooh wonderful! Those penguins are totally irresistible!

Issi said...

Its lovely :o)))

puddlebee said...

great concept and beautiful work!

-k.b.

ValGalArt said...

How wonderful! I was hoping they would reunite! This is a tear-jerker!!! LOVE it!

Sandy Noke said...

You have captured the emotion of the moment perfectly. I love the ice cube tears.

Sandy Noke said...

The emotion of the moment is captured perfectly. I love the frozen tears.

RyanLoghry said...

Such creativity. Great story Zhm. Excellent work. You should be writing children's stories.

Laura A. Dalesandro said...

Wonderful Illustration!

flora said...

Aw.. what a cute story! I hope the good friends will stay together forever too! :)
I love the knitted texture on the bear! Lovely!
And thanks for visiting my blog and for your very kind comment! xo

mushroommeadows said...

wow...what true friendship; i'm glad he didn't eat the little penquins cause they look pretty scrumptiously cute! :)

cata said...

Me encanta el osito!!!
El fotomontaje es genial!
Cata

Danielle McDonald said...

loverayThis is stunning! Great story and I love the penguins! Can't wait to visit them again to see if they lived happily ever after!

Danielle McDonald said...

Sorry for the phantom text at the start of my previous post!?? It was meant to start with "Stunning!"

zand2ohs said...

Such great characters. Thanks for the kind words about my illustration!

Forrest Illustrations said...

Great work. You have a cute style. Love the penguins.

tusen said...

A lovely story and interesting illustrations that fit it perfectly.

Leezy said...

A lovely story and the fact that the bear is wearing a jacket cracks me up. great style.

(I had a black bear in my neighborhood yesterday, for real. he was so cute I wanted to hug him, but alas fear for my life kept me at bay. he wasn't wearing a jacket, though).

Pati @-;-- said...

Snifff!!!! mis lagrimitas están a punto de volverse hielitos también, Zari.

¡Qué bellosssssssss!!!

Kstyles said...

Very cute!

Paola said...

Ohhh! Si hasta puedo escuchar la música que acompaña este final feliz!
Sos una ídola Zari, no solo la belleza y perfección de la imágen, también la forma en que enlazaste todas las historias previas. Un AMOR!
Tenés que proponerte empezar a armar algo como autora integral, tenés tanta dulzura, ingenio y habilidad para dar!

kdhamel said...

Great illustration and story! I like the part about the ice cube tears! Cute :)

mike r baker said...

Oh, Zari! You are such a wonderful person! :) And an awesome illo too!!!

Pickledog said...

Yaay! A beautiful reunion! Very sweet story and illustration.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Awesome!!!

Anette Heiberg said...

Cute :)

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Cale Atkinson said...

Nice take on the Open Topic!
Love those penguins :)

zari.ZHM said...

hey guys...thanks for your comments! you are always so kind!
criticism is always welcome!
Hope i've visited all your blogs...everyone of them...i love to see your work...i learn a lot from and have fun!

princesstomato said...

wonderful story and illustration, zari! i love that you are trying new techniques, etc. i especially like the look of the water...so interesting!

teri