Friday, November 27, 2009

Music, Illustration Friday

This being the day after Thanksgiving, I give thanks to Illustration Friday for not publishing today's word on time. Last Friday's topic had me digging through stacks of old pieces as the holiday approached. Meanwhile, time was impatiently tapping it's toe.
I took a break from the frantic pace, then it became clear to me that the hum of bees and other insects dancing through the garden were some of nature's most perfect music.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Unbalanced, Illustration Friday

“The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.” ~ Susan Sontag

Ask a Libra to interpret this, and you might find yourself waiting for a lo-o-o-ong time to get a response. So when Illustration Friday prompted with the word "Unbalanced," the concept was clear in my mind. However, the following Thursday evening was as early as my visual interpretation was going to be.

Keeping everything under control is a daily struggle, knowing that eventually, the bones will want to come out to play!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blur, Illustration Friday

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” ~ Arnold Toynbee

From Illustration Friday, this week's word embodied by this quote inspired some play time. No deadlines, no insane or evil bosses, just a pad of bristol board, some gouache, a little Hawaiian music and a sketch I stashed in my "to do" book sent me off to this zone.

Explaining to people that I draw pictures for a living has often been like an admission of guilt. I used to wonder when I'd find a real job.

For the moment, I have no worries.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Skinny, Illustration Friday

Now that Halloween is past us, our good consciences start to remind (nag) us about healthier choices. Every year, the holiday arrives like a test of willpower, to see how prepared we'll be to handle the barrage of treats heading down the pike. Adding insult to injury, Illustration Friday beat 'em to it with this week's word, "Skinny."

Three more weeks until the next big test. C'mon, a skinny little french fry wouldn't hurt, would it?