November 06, 2008

Illutstration Friday "Vacant"


18 comments:

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!

Tom said...

love the scratchy texture... brilliant illustration!

kat coyle said...

love the poetry of the vacant, song-less tree :)

Ann Marie said...

This is lovely!! Unique solution. I like the layering and addition of type.

wishingstar~creations said...

I always love your stuff and this doesn't disappoint!

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic one!
Congratulations and regards.
Rui Sousa

tanaudel said...

Oh, for crying out loud, Denise! This one actually hurts a little bit - it's so gentle and sad and odd, with the teacup and key. It makes me want to say goodbye to a good friend for the last time just so I could give them this, and I don't think that's a healthy desire!
And it's lovely.
I was looking back through your blog and was really struck by how this style of your illustrations develops.

tanaudel said...

I think I logged in with the wrong account there. Anyway, please do a book. A booklet. Postcards. Whatever. Blurb let you do individual print runs. Just saying.

illustrations by doni said...

owww...i really like your transparent birds. i am hoping to get that same effect with a painted piece i am doing.

Patrick said...

Beautiful. What a great sentiment, especially for this time of year.

Maria Lambert Viator said...

Denise, this is awesome! I love it. Today, Matt and I hung the 2 prints I got from you. they look so cool in my dining room. I miss you!

Chris said...

That's an awesome take on the theme and fall. I love the scissors tied to the trunk. Thanks for the nice words on my site.

asya d. said...

Denise...What a wonderfully sad image...I love it!
you know, usually, on my way to work, I cross by a singing tree. A little cloud of birds live on it. During hot summers they freshen the tree up with their windy songs, and in cold winters, when the tree is loosing all of its leafs, they cover it with their wings.
Some times I would get close to the tree, hug the stem, and always always ALWAYS get a hug back. i like this hug. it's a good hug. it feels like home

Michelle said...

this is really beautiful!

yoon see said...

Wow! Simply beautiful:)

BJ Lantz said...

I agree with Tanaudel, your work has evolved so beautifully. As usual, you have a wonderfully original (and beautiful)take on a subject.

Sarah D. said...

I like this one a lot. I'm sad to say I've never noticed that the birds take their songs with them when they flee the cold weather.
PS -- It's my PLEASURE to visit your bloggy.

Emily said...

Out of some oddity I missed you last week! Will have to look into that immediately! I can see the ghost of songs past haunting the naked branches! Your work takes me places, I like that!