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Illustration Friday: Wedding

Well, I would have loved to have taken the time to do something new for Illustration Friday this week, but when I saw that the topic was "Wedding" I knew I would have to post the invitation to my own recent wedding (June 23rd, 2007). I know quite a few of you have seen the artwork I did for my invi…

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Illustration Friday: Momentum

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Momentum can be pretty fun...but I guess it depends on your perspective...the person who had raked those leaves was not nearly so amused...

I did this using an autumn palette as a seed of faith that Fall will soon be here. I'm tiring of 90 degrees with 90% humidity …

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Illustration Friday: Alphabets

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Inspired by my trip to New Orleans last weekend, I decided to do a New Orleans-themed alphabet illustration, chock full of stuff from the Big Easy, A-Z. What a foolish idea!! This took FOREVER - but it was way fun to do. Consider this a tip of the hat to my Cajun roots as…

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Illustration Friday: Visitors

This is a bit of a tribute to my Mom and Dad, the most hospitable people I know. From my youngest years I have memories of people always at our home - visiting, eating, hanging out, living temporarily, crashing temporarily, whatever. My parents never had much, but they were incredibly generous with…

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Illustration Friday: Captain

Captain Noahof the S.S. ArkWell, it took me long enough to hit upon this idea - and perhaps it's a stretch, but I love the story of Noah's Ark. It always reminds me that even when things look bleak, God has a plan, He is in control, and He always keeps His promises!

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Illustration Friday: Emergency

Click on image to see it largerFor anyone who has ever faced a ridiculous deadline...._____________________________Truth be told, as a procrastinator, I work best under pressure, and a tight deadline is sometimes just what I need to spur me on. Sad but true...

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Illustration Friday: Missing

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Don't worry about all those missing socks - they're doing just fine...

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Illustration Friday: Moon

Well, this week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Moon" - I had every intention of doing a new illustration for this week, but I have not one but two prior IF submissions that are perfect for the theme and I just had to use them (plus it's been so long since I submitted for IF, I'm sure these are…

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Illustration Friday: Red (part 2)

"Red" is such a rich topic, I was compelled to participate once again - this time with a new illustration rather than a recycled one. This poppy just "popped" into my head (sorry) and I just had to do it...plus, it's a nice little departure from my usual style, just for fun...
BTW, I used Painter 9 f…

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Illustration Friday: Red

Well, it certainly seems like cheating to use a previous IF submission for this week's theme "Red", especially since it's been so long since I've participated, but actually, this is OK. I'm marking my full return to the world of blogging and weekly participation in Illustration Friday with this, th…

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Illustration Friday: Wind

“May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.”
~Irish Blessing~
I love the Autumn season - everything about it - so this week's Illustration Friday topic: "Wind" was a perfect oppor…

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Illustration Friday: Farm

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Farm". Farm critters have always been some of my favorites to draw, and weren't they fun to color and cut and paste as a kid...? Though many of us may never have the opportunity to actually visit a farm, I wish for all of us to be able to savor a bit of…

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Illustration Friday: Play

The Drama Queen
a play on the word "play"

All I needed was a walk-in closet, a couple of sheets for curtains, and some dress-up accessories and I was playing being in a play. I didn't do this too often, and ONLY for family (as I was way too shy to do this for strangers), but it was fun none the less …

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Illustration Friday: Jungle

Well, the song "Jungle Boogie" from Kool and the Gang was the first thing that popped into my head - and so here you have jungle critters dancing as I imagine they do when no one is looking....
Late for IF, I know, but I am committed to participating weekly again, so late will have to suffice this w…

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Illustration Friday: Portrait

Portrait of Contentment

"...Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full…

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Illustration Friday: Spring

"Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world's a choir - and singing! Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios."
Song of Solomon 2:12 (the Message)

This week's Illustration Friday topic "Spring" was rich with possibilities. I however, was not r…

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Illustration Friday: Monster (and Feet)

"You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet." (2 Samuel 22:40)_______________________________Oh goodness, I have really missed taking part in Illustration Friday for the last couple of weeks. Trying to make up for it a bit by combining last week…

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Illustration Friday: Insect

How could the caterpillar possibly imagine what she would become in time?

How many times have we believed that we can never change? How many times have we tried to rush the process? How many times have we not moved forward from fear? How many times have we chafed against the…

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Illustration Friday: Tea

Tea for Every Season
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Barely made it in on time for Illustration Friday's topic: Tea. I had many ideas on and off this week for this topic, but very little time. I'm not a big tea drinker (except for iced tea) - BUT, I lov…

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Illustration Friday: Song

I love the topic for Illustration Friday this week: Song. Although I am not much of a singer, I LOVE to sing and do so all day long - in the car, in the shower, in the grocery store along with the Musac (when I momentarily forget where I'm at). I love all kinds of music, but I especially like to si…

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