July 17, 2012

Lost

The Illustration Friday topic this week is "Lost"
Guess I still have balloons on the brain...

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  1. It's an adventure, right? There's going to be a happy ending? Yellow brick road or back home in time for tea? I hope so.

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    1. Thanks! I'm afraid Kitty is lost...so I'm not sure he'll be back in time :(
      But I'm sure he'll be OK :)

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  2. Yep, you're definitely suffering from a serious case of the balloons. But hey, that's more color that I'm used to from you. Made me take a step back when I first saw it. Then I noticed the kitty in the basket, and wasn't sure if it was to elicit an "aww" from me, or make me fear for that cat's life. Heh....great piece!

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    1. Hopefully, both! Thanks! PS I'm confident my balloon affliction will soon pass.

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  3. Poor lost kitty. Great ride, though!

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    1. I'm sure he'll land safely. I'm not sure he's enjoying the ride, though ;)

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  4. This one makes me laugh. I guess its because I can see the sense of wonder and awe in the little guy's face, but also the 'what have I gotten myself into' look, that is punctuated by the tiny gondola surrounded by all that sky. This one's begging for a story. Bravo.

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    1. Totally agree! With that sweet tilt of the head.... =]

      Elizabeth,

      I love the tactile feel of this - the colors of the blues the smudges the pencil/crayon(?)it's just a gorgeous illustration!

      and, little lost Kitty in a BIG blue sky.... but, it really looks like the heartbeating starts of an adventure!

      I've been thinking of you all week - been spending a lot of time in the vicinity of chickens - I don't know if words could completely express what that's like. =/

      =] xo

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    2. Ted: hmmmm...a story...hmmmm.

      Katy: I think Kitty will be OK...although he'll have to stay up there for a while, while I come up with a story ;) Btw, I'd love to hear more about the chickens!

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  5. Love the color! But...aw, is that a kitty in the basket? Hope he's ok!

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    1. Yup. That's a kitty--lost in a most unconventional way ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I just love the 'mood' you have created with this drawing -- a combination of 'The Snowman' and "Le Petit Prince"!

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  7. I know... he just saw a balloon in the back garden and jumped in it to escape the dog!

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  8. It's summer holidays! I mean, the colours, the sensation.. it's all very summer-ish! So refreshing :)

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    1. Thanks, Tristania! Good thing it IS summer...lest Kitty get cold!

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  9. Love the balloon, am worried about kitty...from the title, this was not an intentional trip, was it? Axx

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    1. Glad you like, Annie. As for Kitty...yes... he's lost. Oh well.

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  10. I totally love those balloons!
    Nice, bright colors.

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  11. Poor kitty, I hope that everything will be good for him! Very nice and colorful, what colors you used for this illustration?

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    1. I'm sure he'll be fine :) I sent you an email re: colors :)

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  12. I haven't showed this to my daughter yet. She has this thing she does where she gets all high-pitched and squeaky when she sees something that lights up a particular area of neural circuits--I like to think of it as hypersonic appreciation.

    I can't wait to let her see this so I can hear it.

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  13. I feel sorry for the cat, who knows where he/she will end up? This illustrates 'lost' perfectly.

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  14. Balloons are good to have on the brain. :)

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  15. Beautiful illustration, i wonder where this little cat will end up???
    amazing work my friend as always!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marisa! I'm sure where ever Kitty lands, he'll be fine :)

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  16. The kitten really seems lost way up there in the air. Poor little creature. Will it ever come down again? I like the colours and the contrast between the rainbow colours of the balloon and the cool sky. A lovely illustration.

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    1. Thank you so much! What goes up, must come down...I'm sure he'll land OK :)

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  17. Awww! I'm worried! What's he doin' up there?? At least he looks great doing it in your beautiful, colorful illustration. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie. Kitty, I think, has no idea how he got there--other than, well, we all know cats like baskets ;)

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  18. Really love the colors and textures- smudges, beautifully done.
    And Awwww for the Kitty. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Kitty appreciates the "Awwwww."

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  19. Love his little paws, hanging on to the basket.

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    1. Glad you noticed them, Pia. I was worried that they wouldn't show up very well.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. That big, beautiful, colorful balloon tells me this is going to be a memorable adventure through the clouds. ;)

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    1. I think you are right, Jayne...and Kitty is hanging on for dear life!

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  21. Oh my gosh! It's teeny teeny tiny tiniest kitten ever, so seriously cute. Love the balloon! And the trailing string which shows it really moving along. And I love that cloud! That is a great cloud. Of course there's a happy ending, after an extremely thrilling adventure.

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    1. Yes..of course there will be a happy ending! Thanks, Cindy! :)

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  22. Aww! Poor kitty! (What is it with cats, anyway? Always getting lost!) Love the vibrant colors and the way you've rendered the sky! And I love how the cat is like a little added bonus that you don't notice at first!

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    1. Thanks for noticing him, Mit! Yes, cats always seem to get into trouble. I think they are closely related to monkeys, actually ;)

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  23. The little guy may be lost, but he seems all set for whatever comes next. Great feel to this.

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    1. Thanks. He's hangin' on for the ride of his life! Glad you stopped by :)

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  24. What a bright vibrant illustration, love it, hope kitty makes it home safe and enjoys the ride :)

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I think Kitty will be fine--he's hanging on pretty tight!

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  25. sometimes i wish i could just hop on a balloon and fly away... maybe little kitty will fly by my window and we can go on an adventure?
    x sandra

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    1. What a GREAT idea! I'm ready to go, too! Thanks, Sandra!

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  26. Looks like little kitty's taking in the views and enjoying them immensely! I wonder where kitty's going to end up landing...such an adventure!!!
    xo J~

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    1. Hopefully Kitty will end up back where he started. Meanwhile, I hope he doesn't land anywhere near Abby...that could go badly, I think ;)

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  27. Looks truly lost.....
    Wait! There it is...hovering over our garden..
    Hang on....it is landing...gotta run to Kitty...poor thing it is very hungry and thristy.
    Dear me..Elisabeth, now I have a kitten here.

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    1. I'm so glad Kitty is being taken care of. You are too kind! :)

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  28. Utterly charming – I love the colors!

    Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth!

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  29. Wow you are such a clever artist! I love this picture very much.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca! I'm so glad you stopped by!! :-)

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