Monday, July 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: Discovery

There have been many discoveries this week. The first one is that the Greyhound bus is not a viable means of travel for me and my children (ages 3 and 6) We are visiting my parents, and after multiple delays and having one of my bags stolen in Dallas, I bought plane tickets for the trip home. (Yes the bag was stolen, someone found it empty in a trash can in the Dallas bus station and called my husband's cell phone which happened to be still on the bag--the bus tags had been cut off.) Thankfully the other discoveries on this trip have been more pleasant. The idea started with seeing my daughter in the mountain grasses that swayed over her head. And then I was reading Eckhart Tolle's A NEW EARTH. He talks about observing the world in terms of seeing through the outer form and into the inner essence. As I read this I glanced at the bookmark I'd grabbed from my Mom's bookshelf and it was covered with random design patterns. And lo, I'd made the discovery of my idea for Illustration Friday. (albeit many days late...)

7 comments:

ElizT said...

Nice. [Not the stolen bag though].

Vhrsti said...

Lovely drawing!

timafli said...

Very strong concept,and thoughtful. Very bold. I like the way you silhouette the kid, strong statement.

Nancy Bea said...

Lovely! I really like this piece.

Sorry to hear about the GreyHound misadventure. A lot of very desperate people hang out at the Greyhound bus depot in my neck of the woods...I guess that's the same everywhere.

bookbabie said...

Cute illo, bummer travel story!

Cathy June Arneson said...

So beautiful! Very strong piece. All the elements come together very well.

Tina Vaziri said...

Great patterns, and fantastic concept of negative space on the figure.