Kadyn’s Rabbit

I grew up with a younger sister always tagging along and wanting to take part in whatever I was doing. Read Mercer Mayer’s book “Me Too”, and you get the picture. So it was no surprise when Kadyn, the younger sister of Kyla (see Kyla’s Pig), wanted a personalized poster made of her birth year animal, too.

I was thrilled to learn that Kadyn was born the year of the rabbit, as I have a soft spot for bunnies. But really, who doesn’t? My first inclination was to make a white rabbit with red and pink eyes, like the one I used to have as a pet. But, after a little experimenting with the background, I opted for brown. I didn’t want the eye colour to fight with the red of the poppies. The inclusion of Morning Glories was a last minute remedy to bridge the two clusters of flowers together. And just like Kyla’s piece, the name was given a loose handwritten treatment.

kadyn, year of the rabbit, poppies, morning glory, white rabbit, poster, paper collage illustration

white rabbit close up

************************************************************************************** And lastly, Jen, if you’re reading this, please know that despite my childhood complaints towards your “me too” condition, I was secretly flattered. And if the tables were turned, and I was your younger sister, I would probably do the same.

teeth brushing

2 Responses to “Kadyn’s Rabbit”

  1. 1 Maureen Stott June 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Ashley wow that is awesome work, the detail is absolutely amazing. Your mom and dad showed us your other book, it was great. Keep up the good work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


My name is Ashley Barron and I'm a Toronto based illustrator. This is my online show & tell of new artwork and anything else I find inspiring. Thanks for taking a look :)

my website:

my website

New Book!

Kyle Goes Alone


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join me on Instagram :)

No Instagram images were found.

%d bloggers like this: