Saturday, May 17, 2008

Illustration Friday - Wide



"She Needs Wide Open Spaces." My entry for this week's IF - Wide. I know the feeling of that need.

I was so sick of slacking on Illustration Friday, that I had to just put up an older drawing. Old is better than nothing at all. When I thought of "Wide," my immediate thoughts were of the Dixie Chicks. This made me remember this drawing from 1992. Back then I had dreams of my own patchwork fields. I don't really have wide open spaces of patchwork, but at least I do have my own bit of land now, no longer throwing money away to rent. And I now get to grow whatever I want, without having to possibly uproot it anytime, to transport to another rental.

Nothing beats owning your own piece of land, even if it's only 1/3 acre, not 33 acres!

This is a colorful drawing done with pentel markers, approx 8x10 inches.

9 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

I love your piece. The feeling is wonderful!

Mother Bliss said...

Yeay, an IF submission! Great job! I need to get off my ass...

steve said...

Wow, what a beautiful work. Thanks for digging this out and posting it. Wide open spaces are getting harder and harder to find it seems.

Tammie Lee said...

Thanks for your visit, yes I am in Whitefish, outside of town. Bigfork is a wonderful area.

Brine Blank said...

I really like the detailing work of the foreground vegetation!

Waterrose said...

That is a love illustration. And the patchwork skirt is my favorite part.

Nicky Linzey said...

This is exactly how I feel, it's a lovely illustration. I too have my own little bit of land.

studio lolo said...

This is stunning! I can feel the warmth of the sunset.

interrobang said...

So beautiful! You should have a look at The Friday Archives, a meme started by Claire from Loobylu.com. Every friday they post an old artwork from before they started blogging. It's really interesting.