Apr 6, 2007

Illustration Friday: Green!

I was really excited this morning when I saw that the IF theme this week was green. Although it seemed to be a bit early this year on the West Coast, I love Spring! I get inspired to get out into the garden and give a little love to the plants that have been neglected all winter long. I get to fill empty and abandoned pots with beautiful blooms and turn the soil in our little veggie garden for this year attempt at home grown treats. It is always so satisfying to snap a tomato off the vine and enjoy it in a salad!

Once the sun starts to warm, my work also tends to get into the Springy groove. I gravitate toward more botanical and natural themes once I have a little dirt under my fingernails. This will seem slightly daft, but none of this really occurred to me until recently, although this is only my 3rd year as a full time artist. I will pretend like that is the reason. . . . LOL

The piece pictured above, Jocelyn, is one of my most recent pieces. She has quickly become one of my favorites!

8 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Great take!

marcisenders said...

It's beautiful!

atticus said...

pattern on pattern on newsprint face - i like it!

Angela said...

How beautiful!

Pati @-;-- said...

Beautiful collage, Michelle. I like the way I feel while look at it :)

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Andrew Thornton said...

Nice work! I really like how you've layered the imagery and created a very dynamic "springy" piece.

M.E.L.K said...

WOW thats a beautiful piece!!

Jim Pearson said...

Really nice Michelle - I just love the "lost and found" aspect of your compositions - every time I look I discover new images. Great job again.