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“Time” – Illustration Friday

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This is my quick illustration I made today for the Illustration Friday blog. The theme for this week is “Time”. My inspiration for this drawing is a quote by Dr. Seuss, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon”.

This quote resonated with me today as I worked from home and couldn’t get over how dark it was; at 3 pm it felt like 6 pm. On days like this I truly do wish I had a sunshine window covering to help me forget that time is passing.

I also tried a new effect of cutting and pasting a drawing over a drawing and embroidery. I haven’t decided if I like it, but hey, sometimes it’s good to experiment a little.

 

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This is September

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This is a photo and sketch collage reflecting on the end of summer and arrival of SEPTEMBER. Polka-dots. Leaves. Biking. Trees. Roads. Sunshine. Dresses. I can’t believe it’s September already! Apparently, we are due for an early fall in Vancouver this year because of all the sunshine we had in the summer. The leaves are falling by our apartment on 8th Avenue, and I’ve been experiencing that old-familiar itch to return to school.

I took this photo in Kelowna, BC. For myself, the image of the open road will always stand for adventure, travel and uncertainty. What’s around that corner? Is this the best way to go? I find these questions spring up every September, and again it’s happening this year, in 2013.

Although, there are many institutionalized aspects of school that I detest, the environment of studying will always thrill me. For those of you going back to school, I applaud you! You are doing a courageous thing. Enjoy the uncertainty, the planning, the dreaming, the unrealistic expectations of this month. When November hits you’re going to question why you ever went back, but for now, it’s September 🙂

Thanks for reading:)

 

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PB and PJ

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I had a dream a couple months ago that I was sleeping inside a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s not often that I’ll draw illustrations from dreams, but this one was so vivid and bizarre that I had to make something based on it. This final illustration is hand-drawn and embroidered into watercolor paper and then tinted digitally.

The theme on the Illustration Friday  blog is “Sweet” this week, so it I’ve posted it on there as well.