Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Heart

I have to admit that my heart fluttered when I learned that this week's theme over at Illustration Friday would have us rushing to check our pulses for signs of creative life. Thankfully, it wasn't related to actual health concerns. After all, I try to show a bit of restraint when I order that small cone, not double- dipped in chocolate, no matter what either I or the devil desires. ;o)
Motifs associated with hearts and love figure prominently and obviously on Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries or any joyful occasion or expression of endearment, so this should be an easy topic to conceptualize!
But I don't intend to go overboard emoting, wear my feelings on my sleeve and get all touchy- feely- kissy- face with this one. Messages sent from beneath the surface are often ambiguous anyway, open to interpretation, good or bad, clear or murky.
Do you see disappointment here in this picture? A sinking heart? Heaven forbid, is love something to constrain, to slowly drown underwater? Or is it something steadily anchored, yet easily let loose from deep within your heart?

6 comments:

  1. very cool illustration. I like your style and the muted colors.

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun challenge this week!

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  2. This is fun Michele I see it as a heart breaking loose and free...rising to the surface just like love will always eventually manage to do xx

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    1. Hey Jane, I believe love prevails, too!

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  3. I try for a positive attitude, but Jane is always more optimistic than I'll ever be. I saw a heart getting drowned, but I'll work on the idea that it will break free and rise to the surface. After all, if you really look at your illustration the heart isn't tied down :)

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  4. All comments are welcome, Linda. I can appreciate what you see, too- A "loose" interpretation? ;o)

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