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Sun Maid Raisin Girl by kevinbolk Sun Maid Raisin Girl by kevinbolk
So I'm doing something a little different with my next set of art cards. This time it's "Lovely Lady Mascots!". You see them in grocery stores, magazines, and billboards, and we often take them for granted. So I thought, why not show them a little love in art card form?

First up, the Sun Maid Raisin Girl. Interesting fact, the original Sun Maid Raisin girl was actually a real person. Her name was Lorraine Collett Petersen. From Sun Maid's website:

"In May 1915, she was discovered drying her black hair curls in the sunny backyard of her parents' home in Fresno, California. She was then asked to pose for a painting while holding a basket tray of fresh grapes. This striking image was first applied to packages of Sun-Maid raisins in 1916."

I'm such a nerd for this kind of trivia! Anywho, next up is a local lady, the UTZ Potato Chips girl! Stay tuned...

The Sun Maid Raisin Girl is a registered trademark of Sun-Maid
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GenToast Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
F you Sun Maid, I never liked your raisins and I never will.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She made me actually want to eat raisins. 
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always liked her!
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SuperSamVision Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Still waiting for Betty Crocker.
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Imaginary101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013

I love that commercial were two of the California Raisins are singing to her

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvMty…

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TianaKoopa1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute^^
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Digiwario Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This woman has a stiking resemblance of my mom...much younger of course. lol...don't tell my mom I said that! D:
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Pwahy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love those little boxes of raisins ^^ and impressive art card btw! :3
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Retrospect01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Look at my raisin, my raisin is amazing give it a lick...mmm, it taste just like horse....sorry i just had to do it :)
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Xareel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
...I have a huge crush on this mascot. I think it's the only reason that urges me to buy those big box of Sun-Maid Raisins. :)
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's an old comment but this really cracks me up.
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:iconxareel:
Xareel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
:D
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:iconmikichu7:
MikiCHU7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I like raisins. :)
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Love the sun in the background! Also, those grapes look yummy!
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HanaKO-NeKO Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student
ohmygod i freaking love raisins! this is amazing! totally made my day!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
This is so cute. I always found the Sunshine girl cute, even when I was a little kid. I will still always remember her having the California Raisins singing "My Girl" to her, though.
Awesome work.
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stu-from-accounting Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
xD Even though I have no idea who any of these mascots are (aside from this one, Wendy, and the Land-O-Lakes girl) I can't help but to find them all simply lovely!
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stu-from-accounting Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, what am I talking about? I know Little Debbie, Chiquita Banana, and the Starbucks Siren aswell. My memory is crap. xD
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justlikealike Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's funny, as I uploaded my version of the Sun Maid, I googled pictures to find the Original. Just stumbled over this great cutie :)
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chibi-chocolate123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
adorable!!
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:iconthinkingtomach:
ThinkingToMach Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
My big bro's seacret lover!
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SteveCTHOing Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
not bad...the only thing missing is the labels.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raisins! :love: :chew:
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Saffron4Ever Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I had no idea about the trivia! And the girl looks cute, too! Keep up the nice work. :)
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feyfeyfey250 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She's adorable!
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StarValerian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
even though i HATE raisins with a passion (and i'm sure they hate me too o3o), i actually like the chick. ouo
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Nightmare-forever Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her and her raisins!!!
I had no idea she was a real person! Wow, awesome! Love the series by the way! It's really great, and nice to see a little history! :giggle:
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Nightmare-forever Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her and her raisins!!!
I had no idea she was a real person! Wow, awesome! Love the series by the way! It's really great, and nice to see a little history! :giggle:
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KealiTheTaru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
:heart:! That's one of my earliest childhood memories, eating from small packages of raisings with her on! In fact, I still favour this brand over all the others!. *faves it three times!*
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soliton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
my wife has a love affair with this woman heh cant wait to show this off to her :)
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myoo89 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaah~ Sun Maid Raisin....

The only raisin I like in rice and cakes
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Spirig675 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Can I request a drawing from you?
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
I'm afraid I can't do requests anymore. I'm sorry. What did you have in mind? There may be a chance I was going to draw it anyway.
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Spirig675 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Heh, nahh it's nothing. Thanks for replying, though, and not just ignoring me. :) :hug:
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kevinbolk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Oki doki. Again, sorry I can't be more helpful.
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Spirig675 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Nah nah, it's okay. Your drawings are all super cute. I love them. :3
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magicia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Photographer
i'm not a huge raisin fan myself, but when I do want them, this is the only brand I like. I can't stand what they've done with the new tv commercials though, Stick thin lady=yikes.
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FancyDucky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This just made me smile, thanks!
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GerudoValley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Love the girl, hate the raisins.
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hixdei-love Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ooh i have a munch of raisen packets on my desk! with her on it
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:icontheancients:
TheAncients Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love her!!

Can you do Aunt Jemima? From the syrup?
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Twigspeaker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
D'awww, easily the cutest thing I've seen all day.
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littlegenius13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful idea kevin! theyre adorable x3
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:iconmak-attack:
MAK-ATTACK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
She's adorable!
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HavocKitten Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! so cute! you should totally show this to the sunmaid company! (I live in Fresno, and I've been to the sunmaid store twice this year already, and their raisins are so nummy <3)
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Doodleman-13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
awwwww, brings back good ol` memories!


good style though!
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shiz, i didn't know this happened in FRESNO! i live there! nice drawing.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I'm going to suggest Aunt Jemima!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love that you're doing these!
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SnoozyM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Too nice...nice job once again.
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