Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Illustration Friday "Fluid"

I've been away for a while, due to a death in the family. Times like that are always hard, and I remembered that the last time I was going through a difficult period in my life I painted this little dancing girl as a sort of talisman, to help me remember the joy that simple things can sometimes, unexpectedly, bring.
So, the "fluid" nature of this illustration may be the dance, but it is entirely appropriate for my first blog post back.

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  1. So sorry to hear about the sad news, but this little girl really is so joyful. I love the outstretched arms, the pointed toes, and the movement in the hair and skirt.

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    1. Thank you Cindy, glad to be spreading the joy.

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  2. This is brilliant! I love your take on the theme. :)

    I'm (hesitantly) posting for the first time this week. lol

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    1. Thanks Sophia, good luck with the posting, it took me ages the first time. :)

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

    Your illustration is lovely, I like the sense of movement in it!

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  4. I'm sorry :( hope ur feeling better now ... life is full of ups and downs... I love ur illustration and post.
    I would be happy if u visit me too :) I'm not that good nd just started a blog a few months ago .

    fatima-b.blogspot.com

    take care sweetie

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    1. Thanks. You're right, life is full of ups and downs. Fortunatly I find there are more ups usually. I checked out your blog, lovely carefree illustrations (except maybe this weeks!) and I love the flowery pen!

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  5. what a freedom! to dance so fluid like this!

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  6. This is really sweet. Love the fluidity of motion.

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  7. This would cheer anybody up! Thanks for the lift.

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