Monday, December 01, 2008

Illustration Friday - Balloons

"Balloons" ATC collage

Balloons are fun. My daughter tells me about Zamara, her two year old who sat on a balloon. It popped. Startled, she stood up. "Loud noise!" she declared. Then she looked down. "Balloon goooone!" She quickly decided what to do about the problem. "I find," she promised, and trotted off to see to the matter.

"Ballooning" ATC markers

Ballooning is fun too. My sister and my brother-in-law took me ballooning about a year ago in Napa. Except for the intermittent roar of the hot air, ballooning is far more peaceful than I imagined. There is no sense of motion. I thought I'd feel myself swaying, but I didn't. The basket felt as solid and motionless as the earth itself, even though I could see that our position was changing in relation to the ground below us. If you've never gone ballooning, you should consider saving your pennies and taking a balloon trip sometime.


jmigration said...

Thank you for the kind comment. Your artistic talent shows through in your work, and I enjoy the style- in some ways it reminds me of children's art. Emotionally it sends a very strong message. I think it often takes a lot of artistic experience to draw successfully in a simplified or childlike way, and you have done a great job. Very nice.

INDIGENE said...

Strong bold pieces, with lovely textures!