Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Illustration Friday – Communication

Last weekend I was lucky enough to see and hear Ruthie Foster perform at the Alix Goolden hall in Victoria. It was incredible. She had this huge smile that never left her face, communicating along with her voice. Near the end, she said "I don't know about y'all, but I've had myself a good time!" Me too! This is an attempt to represent what it was like to be there listening to her – warmth, joy, power, everything offered up with such intensity.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Illustration Friday – Gravity

I feel like this is just the beginning of getting this idea out... but here it is. I developed a habit of drawing people on the bus during my morning commute. After a while, I realized many of the same people were showing up in my sketchbook, those I take the same bus with every day, and I started to feel less anonymous and therefore more afraid of getting caught! The solution? Draw people who are sleeping! And the sleeping ones are most affected by the perils of gravity on the lurching bus. I'd love to have a whole pile of them unintentionally intruding on each others' space, spilling out in every direction...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Illustration Friday – Crash

As Darryl's been working night shifts, he often crashes at odd times, usually while wearing a shoes and a coat. And sometimes, even though I'm in the middle of making dinner, I join him for a few minutes.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dear blog – be my valentine?

I've been so horribly neglectful of you, for six whole months – sad and lonely months for you, I'm sure. But now, with Valentine's day coming up tomorrow, I can't bear to ignore you for another day. I'm pledging my everlasting love and making a commitment to spend some quality time with you at least once a week. I promise. Because I love you blog, even though I haven't always been the best at showing it.

Luckily, I have a friend to help me stick to this new commitment. Illustration Friday. Here is my belated response to last week's Sprout theme.