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Tulip the Swan

Earlier this spring, while on a morning walk, I happened upon a most memorable front yard. The landscaping consisted of three beautifully simple ingredients: a blanket of lush, overgrown grass, a scattering of candy-coloured tulips, and a kitschy plastic swan placed proudly in the centre, but mostly obscured by the surrounding vegetation.

I’ve since named her Tulip and she’s inspired me to write the following poem, as well as collage a new piece of art.


There is a swan / who lives in a lawn / of towering tulips and sod.
Her neck, stiff and starched /  and pleasantly arched / dips into a neighbourly nod.
“Hello”, I did say / and, “How is your day?” / while admiring her palace of green.
I kid you not / I most certainly thought / I heard her say, “Oh, peachy-keen.”

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Can you spot the swan?

(I biked by this same yard recently, and as suspected, the tulips have since run their course. What a pleasant surprise to see a cascade of daisies had taken their place!)

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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 :)

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I’ve been waiting for the temperature to feel more frosty before posting this spot I made for @cwf_fcf Wild Magazine. It’s a craft tutorial on how to up-cycle a Kleenex box into a picture frame ornament. 🔗 What a month it’s been! Today marks the end of my IBBY Canada Joanne Fitzgerald illustration residency at @torontolibrary. I’m left feeling humbled by all of the kindness I’ve been shown and thankful for the many friends I’ve made along the way! 💕
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And thank you, @kevincwwong for documenting my show, literally minutes before we had to take it all down. 🙌🎥🙏 I’d like to thank everyone for attending my workshops over the past couple of weeks, as part of my IBBY residency. It’s been so wonderful getting to know you and the art you make. I hope these bear prints will act as little reminders/boosts of encouragement to keep on creating! 
Thanks again! 🐻
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#ibbycanada #ibby #torontolibrary #illustratorinresidence #joannefitzgerald #northerndistrictlibrary #torontoillustration #illustration Another little scene from Birthdays Around the World: Shinobu getting dressed in her Kimono to celebrate Shichi-Go-San. .
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#birthdaysaroundtheworld published by @kidscanpress written by @margrietruurs Grade fours, standing at the edge of their paper collaged pond. There’s a swamp monster sporting sunglasses somewhere in there. 😎 October’s been flying by and so has my IBBY residency at the @torontolibrary . There are still two workshops left, so feel free to join me! Location: Northern District Library (Yonge & Eglinton) ps it’s free! ✨ My little adventure cat. @adventurecatsorg