12 November 2005

Strength

46 comments:

Zana Fauzi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree with the association 'strength' and 'family', somehow it seems so relevant. Family ties are very important in my opinion, and I'm glad you think the same way. Good luck !

Toni said...

Strength in our family is always important.
wonderful interpretation and illo.

Perriette said...

Think you'll be safe if you scamper up that tree? hee hee

Caroline said...

I love this.

First I like the colours in the background a good connection of blood and spirit.

Then I like the faces hinted at in the branches

And finally I like the tree itself!

kg said...

darn it - i'm sad that i didn't notice those faces on my own... after reading caroline's comment, i had to go back and look at it again... that's really cool!

Jack Dallas said...

Catnapping is without question the best poet on the Slate Fray and one of the best I have ever known.

Her poems are haunting and move the soul to reflection on things past and possibilities for the future.

Jack

Ginger *:) said...

This is marvelous! I like the hidden artwork in the tree.
And now that I am here I have to look at all the work you have done, it is lovely, to the point, and creates a genuine feeling in each piece.

Catnapping said...

zana and toni: as humans, i think we're wired to get our strength from our clan. our family. i don't know what we'd do without them.

pink poodle: if you tried to climb up after me, you'd ruin your manicure.

ginger, kg, and caroline: i was hoping people would see the faces. i think i should've made them bolder or something. But i was having so much fun with the background colours, i sorta forgot all about the tree part!

jack: LOL. is this your way of telling me you don't like my little pictures? hehehehehehehehehehe

Steam Crow Press said...

Nice job. I like your tree and idea very much. Good work.

Fancy World said...

This drawing told me a story. Very nice work. Beautiful interpretation.

Twisselman said...

Great color blends. I feel strengthened just looking at this illustration.

Anonymous said...

It's a Family Tree! The sky is eating me with it's warmth and strength; also balancing and caressing the limbs of the tree that hold branches to many previous strong family members with links. Those at the top of the tree are watching over those that descend. Beautiful!

Holly said...

Great representation of family. I love this. Well done.

Sandy said...

Cat, as usual you have used your beautiful imagination and made a puzzle out of your illo. I love tress so I was really looking at it and noticed the faces. Lovely!

You are undoubtedly one of the most unique and thought provoking illustrators.

You know how I love the bright colors you use. Colors like sound effects us more than we realize and your illustrations always make me feel good.

I agree with Mr Dallas too, you are one of the best poets around. Really unfortunate that he is blind. hehehe

carla said...

Oh...this is beautiful! The colors and the silhouette and the hidden faces...quite amazing!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

That is beautiful. Love the hidden faces. Great job.

Tiffy said...

I agree with you.. strength in family is one of the most important things. Thanks for checking out my blog.

ValGalArt said...

gorgeous colour and great image.
thank you for the very generous compliment!

Paige Keiser said...

Wow, this so really nice. You should check out Bev Doolittle. She's does watercolor paintings with hidden images in them just like this.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely illo!! I like the color choice of your sky!

Maya said...

Thanks for your visite on my blog (sorry for the english !). Your blog is very beautiful. And your interpretation to "Illustration Friday" is very interesting.

isay said...

there's intensity in the colors and great idea for strength.

JacqueLynn said...

OH, the colors choosen, the hint of falling leaves in the lower part of the background, the starkness of the tree, this works to make a powerful beautiful image. Wonderful

oinker said...

This "Strength" is very fantastic!!

andrea said...

Strength of colour, too. I'll take a dozen. :)

janey said...

There faces in the tree, very nicely done and very much suited to this Illo.

Wilnara said...

Nice contrast of the background against yet such a simple yet strong tree. You can see there is some history written within the structure of it. Nice Work!!!

PaulSketch said...

the colors are incredible!!!!!

AG said...

pretty and poetic. very nice.

Q said...

Love your choice of Color and how you interpret the idea of "Strength" and "Family"! Think you have a very loving and supportive family behind :D

ratlion said...

Hello,
Thank you, both for the feedback and for dropping by :)...
Was just wandering in here and have to say, really like 'Night' and totally identified with 'Remote'...There are times when I wish I was sitting below a tree with a good book, away from the rest of the world! :)

Courtney said...

beautiful image. the colors are strong and lovely.

Oneye said...

I like your concept.... trees are the perfect example of strength! I read you comment on my log... I have left an alternative link to the image in the comments, hopefully you will be able to see the image.

rubio2d said...

great!!!
nice color palette in the background.
And beautiful tree too
Nice work

creative kismet said...

Your "strength" illo is very stong indeed. The soft, somber yet powerful colors with the lone, strong tree. I really loved it.

David said...

I love the hidden faces in the branches, this is great!

Tony LaRocca said...

Interesting how your family tree is in a wintry sunset...

chan wah said...

Strong point to this week topic, like the background.

Jedediah said...

Nice work and composition. You illustrated the topic quite nicely I think. Thanks for your comments on my post this week as well! ;)

scribblesk said...

Exquisite. Love the intertwining branches!

Skee said...

Cat,

Probably one of your best so far. No doubt about it, Texture and Message are your strengths....for me anyway.

You keep this up and you'll have to branch out and do other things;) TRW.

Queen Tut said...

Hmm, very nice illo. Isnt it wonderful to hug a tree!

Saul Iscariot said...

I was always fond of the saying that there is nothing as beautiful in this world as a tree, and you have proved that to be correct. And I'm glad that the comments drew me to the fact that there was more to this picture than it first seems, I'd missed the faces on my first viewing, but I was glad that the comments made me take a second look.

Amy Zaleski said...

I was on vacation last week and didn't see this - WOW! The first thing that struck me of course was the hotness of the colors. Then I noticed the faces. Very powerful, all in all. Not to mention that I find trees extremely difficult to draw, so hats off to you. And one last thing, I also included in my strength submission "family" as one of the things that help make and keep me strong . We must be on the same wavelength. :-)

mel said...

wow, i love this one. great concept and great used of colors.

Gerald said...

That's a really great "Strenth" piece.