Sunday, July 31, 2005

Illustration Friday: Aging

The theme for this week's Illustration Friday is "Aging". I chose to illustrate the aging process through seasons. (click here to see larger image) Youth and young adulthood are the spring and summer of our lives and middle age and old age are the fall and winter. Aging is inevitable, but if we can learn to embrace every season of our lives, we can and will find the unique beauty each season has to offer.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my tortoise, you're my first guest to leave a comment since I got my blog going on Friday :) I love your 4 seasons of aging, it's a circle of life, isn't it? IF sure is gr8 fun!

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  2. WOW, lovely...really meaningfull...and very nice picture

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  3. one of my favorite verses in the bible-thank you for sharing it with us today. i love when you do an illustrated story like this one. so wonderful!

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  4. That's a great illustration an a really good interpretation of the theme. Spot on.

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  5. Wonderful. Very well done!

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  6. I love what you did with the theme! It is absolutely lovely!

    Bravo!

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  7. I love how well you adhere to your themes and shapes in each panel. Wonderful stuff, lady. :)

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  8. wow i love your illustration.. there is a season for everything.. you are right.. so beautiful.

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  9. Great interpretation of aging topic, nice illo !!

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  10. Wow this is gorgeous! And I really love the concept. You've captured the theme perfectly!

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  11. A wonderful idea, beautifully executed = lovely

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  12. I love your use of the four seasons and the beauty that is unique to each one...nice work!

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  13. Anonymous4:08 PM

    I really like the idea of using the seasons to illustrate this topic. Great.

    wynlen
    wynleDesign

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  14. Now that I see your concept... it seems so obvious... a signal to me that it is Just Right. How big ws the original?

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  15. Wow what a really great way to do the illustration! Excellent!

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  16. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Wonderful approach to the theme and great colors.

    Meg @ June 25th

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  17. PERFECT! very lovely !

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  18. I love what you've done here! Each frame is sweet, and the whole is wonderful!

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  19. I missed the seasons when I first looked at this, as I was busy admiring the beauty of the picture, the character, animals, darkening sky and four panel design. In a way, the layout seems to suggest a cycle. It's perfect!

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  20. Wow- she likes that tree! Great idea & pic

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  21. You did a wonderful interpretation of 'Aging'. Love the illustration! My husband loved it too. : )

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  22. Great job, Bee'n Me. Like others have said, it's perfect for the theme AND it's so lovely and sweet too.

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  23. You illustrated that concept so well! I often think about my life in those "seasonal" terms. You really made it come to life!

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  24. wow..very nice. make aging look great..=^..^=

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  25. This is a great picture and illustration of the times of our lives. I am in Autumn age wise but these past few weeks I feel wintery.

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