Friday, June 16, 2006

Illustration Friday - Dance



When my daughter was four we went to a "fairy tea party" at a gardening place in Maine. They had hired a husband and wife duet to play Celtic music for the afternoon. There were other young children there but the only one dancing and twirling as my daughter. She didn't care what anyone thought. She was completely oblivious to everyone looking at her, even the other children. At first I was embarrassed, then I was incredibly envious.

28 comments:

miragee said...

The perspective is awesome and the illo fully portrays your daughter's happiness!

michael dailey said...

cute illo lov the point of view

constance said...

oh, how sweet! The smile on her face and the pastel colours...

ratlion said...

Incredibly sweet...lovely...I know what you mean about being envious...

the girl said...

how lovely!

Diane Duda said...

She looks so happy and carefree.

Jeannine said...

Charming! I love the angle she is drawn from. :)

Ken Chandler said...

Adorable. And what a great memory to go with it.

AnastasiaC said...

just beautiful!!!

Jana Bouc said...

The colors and drawing are just as sweet and evocative as her smile.

rebecca said...

What a lovely illustration and have had the same experience with one of my daughters too! I agree that envy can come into mind when you watch them, without a care in the world, they just let themselves be.

Amy Zaleski said...

I love it! Great aerial view and motion portrayed here. I know that feeling, although it's been a long time...

violetismycolor said...

I love the abandon with which children dance. Don't you wish we adults could be a little more like that?

claudine hellmuth said...

beautiful!!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! love it!!

Liz Jones said...

OH-- great story!!
I love the image,too.I think your daughter would get along well with mine! :)

Sweet Pea said...

Lovely, sweet dreamy image!

Anonymous said...

The is just beautiful!

steve said...

Drink in the sunshine and the unbridled happiness from children, it's all good for your soul inner child !
=^_^=

stevePoisonPencil

Chickengirl said...

That is a great story about your daughter. If we can all just dance without a care in the world! Lovely illo too :-)

wynlen said...

This is beautiful. I love the dress and the story about your daughter.

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Ginger*:)* said...

What a beautiful painting, and wonderful memory!

paula said...

"Lovely" is the word, Jenn. Soft and pretty, well done, and from a very interesting angle!

flossy-p said...

That reminds me of that saying "Sing like nobody is listening, Dance like nobody is watching and love like you've never been hurt"

How lovely of your daughter to be so free spirited - a sign of great happiness I'd say!

Great illo too.

jancko said...

:)

TXArtcGal said...

Absolutely precious!! LOVE the point of view...and, the soft colors!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

This seems different from some of your others... AND I like it. Everyone should have moments where they felt like this! Congrats on your awards & success... thanks for hanging out with the full range of talent and experience at IF.

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