Little Romance on the Prairie - Buffalo & Groundhog Find Love
Love on a Buffalo
Of course, like any good Canadian, I grew up with "Little House on the Prairie" and my family would often go to Alberta for camping trips in the summer. I especially remember the heat, the flat lands, the sheet lightning, and the prairie dogs at the camp sites. We would try so hard to catch those darn creatures - but they always had another hole to pop out of. I don't remember seeing buffalo, but we certainly learned about them in school.
These iconic images came to mind when I was illustrating a few prairie pictures recently — depicting Canadian landscapes and wildlife for Valentine's Day. The dry feeling and warm colours came out in each; as I finally got to peek inside the prairie dog's home underground and to meet a buffalo.
all images Copyright Crystal Smith