Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - Instinct

"Motherly Instinct" -- Illustration Friday topic Instinct

I have always been intrigued by a mother's instinct in caring for and raising her child. An instinctive mother listens for those promptings and intuitive messages that relate to her child's needs and well-being. Many times I have felt that my child needed me to attend to them -- heeding those promptings I have found that they indeed needed me at that very moment.

For example, my son Jason was an occasional sleepwalker. When he was about 10 yrs old I was awakened from sleep in the night by a strong premonition that I needed to get up and look out our front door. Of course I was shocked when I saw Jason standing there in his pajamas, shivering from the cold and standing upright -- sound asleep! He hadn't knocked or rung the bell, he hadn't made a sound but I knew somehow that he needed me right then. I put him straight to bed with some warm heavy blankets and made sure the deadbolt was locked. The next day Jason told me that he had dreamed he had walked to the school bus stop in his pajamas.

I haven't always acted on those promptings, only to realize later that I should have.

Our instincts may be programed and embedded; but I know there is so much more to the "motherly instinct" than automated rearing of our children. Thankfully we can to be in-tune to personal intuition as it relates to that particular child.

Okay, on to the art/illustration...
Here are the elements used to create this digital collage in Photoshop.
Bee and Nest clip art images from Antique Clip Art .com

My motherly instinct tells me that I have some kids to call now and check up on...oh, how I love this part of motherhood, and boy those children of mine sure do make me proud...

Until next time toot-a-loo...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Romancing the Blog redirect...

If you are looking for my Romancing the Blog post for February 14th hosted by Flatwoods Folk Art, please go HERE>>> Just Giddy Typepad Blog for Rebecca Woodward.

Free images!
Four giveaways too! Drawing will take place Tuesday Feb. 17th in the evening...


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Illustration Friday - Time

Illustration Friday post for the topic TIME

There's barely time for me to get this in before the next topic is posted. You see, I wasted some perfectly good time on an image I wasn't happy with, so here's one I created last year.
It's a sad one, as it relates to the problems facing beekeepers, their race against time and the impact it has on agriculture. Several of my friends are beekeepers and I am aware of their concern.

Bees, may time be on your side...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Keeping in line...

Where does one find time to keep up with their own blogs? Sheesh, I imagine that I just have way too many irons in the fire here to keep an interesting blog with timely updates and all...
There's a time and place for everything I guess, it sure would be nice to share some art and happenings here for friends to see.

I did make this invitation for Stephanie's birthday party. You are welcome to click on it and save it to you computer and use it for your very own party if you would like...

I also made up a quick colorized version of a favorite album - updated the format from cassette to CD.

The Toston Flats Band LIVE vol.6.
Dave Williams, Robin and Micki, and Avery Williams
I LOVE this music!

Please don't save this artwork to your computer. Thank you...
Have a GREAT week-end!

Illustration Friday - Flawed (ouch!)

Perplexed she was, as...

Always expecting perfection - she noticed the flawed and imperfect world around her.

Come on now girl, perk up a bit will you and don't let the little things get you down. After all, you don't really expect me to believe that you are completely perfect, do you? I will see your flaws eventually, peeking through and presenting themselves for scrutiny, wouldn't you want me to go easy on you at that point?

Your flaws will make you human and just like me!

Created late and flawed for Illustration Friday.
Digital manipulation by Rebecca Woodward.