anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - (un)Broken

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Illustration Friday - (un)Broken


shards and splinters and shrapnel
broken dreams and hearts and toys and promises...
sweep them up
pile them high
a pyre...
light the match
fan the fire
one last look...
it's burning well
walk away
spirit unbroken.

51 Comments:

Blogger The Unknown said...

I love your illustration for broken. Nice words too. I love the colors and the silhouette effect.
love

1:52 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Well Carla this is something I should do right now.
sweep everything up and burn it and don't look back.
I love how you depicked her now unbroken spirit. so freeing and wonderful. Great colors for the season also.

3:07 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Now that is thinking outside of the box! Your mind shines as usual:)

3:13 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Great illo - the sillhouettes work beautifully

3:22 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

That's a fab copper disc - just when I was thinking about enamelling too...

Very striking and strong image - I like it a lot!

3:37 PM  
Blogger isay said...

striking image and lovely words, too. nice take of the topic.i also like your remote II entry. amazing of how many things we can think of for our entries every week....

3:45 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

This is a great Illustration! She seems so empowered.
Your other art work is great too. I will be back to see more:)

3:51 PM  
Blogger raim said...

this time i like the words more...sorry but lovely ilu too
:O)

5:55 PM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

You have a uncanny knack for taking the most mundane or nebulous of topics and making them both meaningful and beautiful. Great job.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Foxxor said...

I really like this drawing. :> I like the horse, and the girl. The moon and the background are fabulous as well. :3
Great as always. (meow)
-Gina

8:01 PM  
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8:15 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Great Ill. I love all the color! Tw0 hard spirits to break! LOL!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

I love the black silhouettes contrast and warm big sun !

10:13 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

The poem would work for Phoenix, too, no? I like the life force that emanates from the painting.

10:19 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Idahl calls it thinking outside the box, but to me -- you've been colouring outside the lines again! :) I love the way you've married the poem to the image to perfectly illustrate the theme.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful image, very imaginitive. The horse and rider silhouette are especially nice. Wild and erotic!

11:18 PM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

This is lovely...I love the silhouette aganinst the moon...

12:54 AM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

OHHHH Carla this ones is stunning :)very imaginative my dear :).... I think you feel a lot of inspiration :)... Beautiful

5:47 AM  
Blogger Maria Antunes said...

Great job, I like your style. :-)

9:27 AM  
Blogger kg said...

lovely illo and verse. the white detail gives depth to a strong silhouette.

and i really love that fat moon! great color and texture.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Corrine Nelson said...

nice illustration!!

10:44 AM  
Blogger sarcastrophe said...

I get a sense of freedom and triumph from this piece. Gorgeous!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Sybille said...

Lovely colours and the silhouette in front of the orange moon works really well. Great job. Love the unbroken spirit in this piece.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Afterthoughts Ltd. said...

Beautiful poen, love the silhouette look.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Wilnara said...

I never would have taken it to that level - I'm glad you did because you did it justice! The poem was beautiful!!!

8:14 PM  
Blogger onclejohann said...

I personally liked the etching of the horse's mane and tail. The silhouette of the horse and this etching effect is reminiscent of Grecian designs. Well done.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I really like this coupling of poem with illustration, because I think they balance and feed one another to convey your meaning. I particularly like the orange coloring of the moon because it is reminiscient of the "pyre" from the poem and I like how you've sillouheted (sp?) your free spirit against it to show her transformation now that she has uncluttered her life and mind. Great job as usual.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Fantastic uplifting spirit of this theme. Great work Carla! Cheers!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Carla! This is just fantastic and I *love* your take on this week's theme. Lovely job!

10:24 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Woooo ... this is beautiful!! love your concept !! The color and form are soo elegantly done!

11:11 PM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

Great energy, unrestrained color, and beautiful technique. Love the verse as well. Beautiful!!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

beautiful poem, Carla. And a gorgeous moon, that...the colour of fire.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Beautiful image.

4:28 PM  
Blogger kikazinha said...

I was missing your visit and to visit your blog.
I like so much what you wrote, and the approach you've done to this topic..(un)broken.Are these your words?
I keep liking a lot your "textures made of sand".
My pinocchio's nose has leafs:I don't know why but I am uncapable of making a branch and leave it bare...

6:03 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

Wow, I love the horse in motion. Very vivid! The lines are beautiful...

11:52 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

Wonderful words of wisdom , Carla, great entry. The sun's colors and it's texture is incredible. Or is it a blood moon?
Looks fabby either way.
:)

6:52 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

What a great poem. Nothing will break her spirit! I like the light patches in the grass - almost look like lightning bugs. The silhouette works very nicely against the orange. The look is really nice for Halloween, even if you didn't intend it's relation!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Kil55 said...

wow! I love how your horse turned out!! wonderful job!!
thanks for the comment I appreciate it :)

6:20 PM  
Blogger JacqueLynn said...

delightful and free

6:50 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Oh dear, Carla...I did not see you out there while I was on my midnight ride (tee, hee)

So wonderful...love that ORANGE MOON!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous hartini said...

This is a beautiful piece, esp the silhouette of the horse! :) Love it!

9:53 PM  
Blogger christina said...

I loved this! So courageous, and true.

10:07 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ha! Tagged again, Carla!

2:09 PM  
Blogger angeillo said...

That is one fiesty illo! Yes, I can feel the unbroken spirit. Love the colors too! Great job!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Pusha V said...

Lol nice. You thought outside of the box with un broken. I like the figure against the sun!

on my blog...
The apple is any color you want it to be ^_^
Hopefully the apple was tasty :)

5:26 PM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

your illustrations are so lovely and ethereal (sp). And I really enjoy the commentary or story that accompanies them.

5:48 PM  
Blogger David said...

The freedom of this character really shows, nice illo!

6:45 PM  
Blogger chan wah said...

The silhouette stands out very well with the colourful background. Nice work.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Of course, that sort of pyromaniac activity doesn't help the Greenhouse Effect (or Earth's Yin and Yang) :).

Carla, I always look forward to looking at your IF pic. This is a powerful image - a bit like and archetype - with the air of having been drawn straight from consciousness. The black silouhette drawing back into the orange Moon (or Sun) is just right, but I'm a little unsure about the body on the figure - not sure why...

1:12 AM  
Blogger kinky konijn said...

nice angle to look at it, strong image as well.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

What a wonderful image! I love the wild spirit seen in horse and woman, and the colors are lovely. :0)

1:30 AM  

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