The Illustrations Of Shirley Ng-Benitez

Shirley Ng-Benitez

Happy WOYWW and Not-So-Wordless Wednesday, dear friends! Today I have a special treat for you. I want to introduce you to one of my favorite artists, Shirley Ng-Benitez, who I first had the pleasure of meeting during the 2010 One World One Heart tour!

A Special Creation Just For Me

Shirley is an illustrator who is famous for the beautiful watercolor illustrations she creates for children’s books. Visiting her blog and website always brings a smile to my face. Recently, I was fortunate enough to participate in a Pay It Forward she offered on her blog. Each of the pieces featured in today’s article were gifts she sent to me in her PIF!

Her Eyes Were Muddy With Sadness

The first piece illustrates both her business card and the splash page on her website, Shirley Ng-Benitz Illustration, where you can see samples from her portfolio and learn more about her as an artist. The second piece, Ramona Dreams, is a custom piece she created for me after I shared the things I love about her work! The third piece, Her Eyes Were Muddy With Sadness, is particularly meaningful to me and is my favorite illustration of Shirley’s. I am transported back to a different place and time whenever I look at this piece of art!

I hope you feel as blessed as I do this week as you journey from desk to desk and photo to photo this week. Have a fabulous WOYWW and Wordless (or Not-So-Wordless) Wednesday!

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  1. Stacey says:

    Following from Good Friends Just Click!
    Hope you will follow me back at:

  2. HarmonySweetpea says:

    Great paintings indeed.

  3. Netty says:

    Beautiful artwork, loving this. Happy Easter, Annette x

  4. Shirley says:

    Ramona, you are SO kind to post about this..thank you so much for the wonderful words, and for Paying it Forward! I have had such a wonderful time blogging these past few years (going on 2 years now) and it has been so rewarding getting to know such kind and generous people as yourself.I'm so glad you liked the Ramona Dreams was a delight to paint! And thank you for enjoying my Sad really means a lot. Have a wonderful week everyone, and thanks so much again, Ramona!

  5. alicia says:

    You are so lucky! What beautiful pieces for your home.

  6. Hannah Avery says:

    Very nice paintings! Just found you through "Good Friends Just Click." blog hop. Have a blessed day!


  7. GrammyMouseTails says:

    Shirley's watercolors are wonderful. How special to have a piece made just for you. thanks for sharing her site & art 🙂 ~Faythe @GMT

  8. Nicole Renee says:

    Wow, those are some amazing illustrations.

  9. Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families says:

    She is really talented! Such pretty pictures! 🙂
    Now, I'm off to see the arm wrestling cat…

  10. Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah says:

    Those illustrations are really pretty.

  11. alissa4illustration says:

    Those are cool. I teach a college level Illustration class. I will have something to share. Thanks!

  12. Darcy says:

    I love the first one!

    Visiting from the Alexa hop!
    Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery

  13. sasha says:

    Beautiful illos. Great blog! I am now following. Please stop by my blog Diaper Style Memoirs and follow back ;). Hope to see you there!


  14. Neet says:

    No wonder you fell in love with these illustrations – they are beautiful. What wonderful treasures you now have. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Easter – Hugs, Neet x

  15. Nicky says:

    wow these are stunning thanks for sharing x

  16. Dragon says:

    Stunning artwork…. So evocative and softly elegant… Thanks for sharing

  17. One Rich Mother says:

    Oh those were lovely. Thank you for sharing them.

  18. Sue says:

    Hi ya
    wow what beautiful art work you have,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

  19. Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) says:

    Wonderful illustrations!

  20. Tertia says:

    How lucky you are to be able to look at these IRL. They are amazing.

  21. Helen says:

    Gorgeous art indeed! Have a great WOYWW today.

  22. okienurse says:

    Beautiful watercolor illustrations! They are so vibrant and colorful. I bet children just love the books she does. Congrats on getting the PIF gift! It is something to cherish Thanks for sharing Vickie #28

  23. akilli melek says:

    lovely art pieces there.
    have a great wednesday
    caroline #34

  24. The Jacobsen Family! says:


  25. Debbie says:

    Beatiful artwork! Such talent! Debbie #60

  26. Skye says:

    very pretty

  27. Clare /aka/ Mummushka says:

    WOYWW WOW! Lucky you. They are beautiful watercolours.

  28. Cauliflower Cupcake says:

    How lovely are those illustrations -you must feel very happy to have them in your home!
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (44)xxx

  29. voodoo vixen says:

    What stunning pieces of art you have been given, don't you love PIF, such a wonderful way to get such variety!! Annette #4

  30. Russ says:

    Very beautiful Art.

  31. Lisa says:

    Fantastic artwork! very ethereal looking and you are very lucky to have them too


  32. Angie says:

    What a wonderful feel she has …no wonder she illustrates childrens books

  33. sandra de says:

    How wonderful to have such fabulous artworks.

  34. Julia Dunnit says:

    What a gorgeous post Ramona – Shirley's work is delicious indeed. Link goes straight into my faves!

  35. BusyWorkingMama says:

    I LOVE the first one! What beautiful work she does!

  36. Diane Writes says:

    Hello Paper Princess! I discovered your blog from Paisley Passions. I am a participant too. I also joined the One World One Heart 2011.

    I love the illustrations especially the first and last one. I am a grown up who remains to be very kid at heart so paintings like these really appeal to me.

    I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. Have a great week!

  37. dogsmom says:

    Absolutely wonderful. How great for you to be the recipient of this talent. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Stacy Uncorked says:

    She has amazing talent!

    WW: Dork Dogs and Cats

  39. Cherie says:

    Visiting from iFellowship today. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing…

  40. Stacie says:

    Thank you for introducing this talented artist to us! What a gift to be able to have her customize a piece of art for you…beautiful work!

  41. TIFFANY says:

    Those are beautiful!

  42. Mry Jhnsn says:

    Those watercolors are just brilliant and jump with color! The one she created for you is just stunning. New follower from Real Mom Reviews and I am so happy to have found you!

  43. Love You Always & Forever says:

    Visiting from the Alexa hop! Hope you will come visit me!
    Stacie @ Love You Always & Forever

  44. Andria says:

    Happy WOYWW, Andria #32

  45. Megan says:

    I stumbled upon your blog, wanted to say hi, and became a follower! I'd love if you follow my blog too!!

    Those are gorgeous illustrations!

  46. Angelfish says:

    What beautiful little works of art:)
    Fiona x

  47. Discovering Deals says:

    Beautiful! I can certainly see why you feel so blessed!

  48. Queen of Dreamsz says:

    What lovely illustrations…I'll have to go visit her. I'm visiting for Whatever You Want Wednesday at Free Pretty Things for You. Do drop by for a visit.

    Pink Sparkles for your day,
    Stephanie ♥

  49. By the Bluegrass says:

    Thanks for sharing the info. I have never seen her before and am glad to be introduced to her work. They are just lovely illustrations!

  50. Jennifer Vanzant says:

    Those are wonderful!! Found you through the blog hop! My husband and I are going through our first round of IVF and are so excited! Hope you stop by and follow me back! Thanks

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