Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Illustration Friday: Fresh

Fresh is the theme for this week's Illustration Friday. I almost immediately thought about a trip that my husband and I made 2 years ago to Europe. During our stay in Salzburg, Austria, we just happened to be downtown on a Thursday which was market day. Oh, what a great treat for all the senses that was! It was so fun to see ladies of all ages riding their bicycles with their little baskets on the handlebars up to the market to do their shopping for the day. Fresh eggs, fresh fruits and veggies, and fresh flowers in abundance. It was so neat to see the women ride off with their wonderful fresh purchases tucked neatly inside their baskets. Much more fun than a trip to the boring supermarket.

I've included a few snapshots I took of the market and all the fresh goodies.
Here's a gorgeous pile of cherries...


And a random selection of eggs, jam, and flowers...

And such wonderful roses...

Lastly, my personal favorite - sunflowers...


"...for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."
(Psalm 107:9)


20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fantastic holiday. What a great illustration and beautiful photos too.

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  2. nice, really nice and fresh illustration.. :)

    i didn't realize that you in the US don't have weekly markets, with fresh food and flowers and cheese and fish but also clothes and toys and really anything you can think of, like there are in almost every town in Europe..

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  3. Becky your illustration is wonderful. The colors are so fresh and bright. You definitely illustrated your thoughts of your trip which sounds like it was a wonderful time.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your illustration and photos! They make me want to walk right out of here (I'm at work), hop on a plane, and go to that market! There's really nothing like a farmers' market, and you've captured its delicious products in your illustration. Thanks for the smile..again:>

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  5. Great colors. I like the way you brought depth to the illo by using a minimal drop shadow. It reminds me of an old cartoon I used to watch (the name escapes me).

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  6. What a fun post to read Becky.

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  7. I so want to travel with a camera. I love this post.

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  8. Lovely illo.! And the idea of going grocery shopping on bike in a market sounds wonderful. certainly beats going to safeway or foodlion. :-P

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  9. beautiful illo and pictures and of course the bible verse that goes with it.

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  10. Charming illustration and excellent photos too. Those roses just glow!

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  11. Very cute illustration, and gorgeous photos, too! A treat for the eyes.

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  12. I just took the most delightful tour of your site. What wonderful work and words!

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  13. What a wonderful holiday you had. Cute illustration too.

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  14. Wow, love the illo and the pictures are just fabulous and so much fun. I really like when you outline your elements in white and then give it a shadow. It reminds me of kids stickers, which makes it all work so well for the fun feel of the illo, it also makes the illo feel 3D with lots of depth. I think the whole thing just works so well and feels like so much fun.

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  15. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Beautiful illustration and pictures. That sounds like a great trip.
    wynlen

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  16. I like the 3D effect of this illustration. I agree with Jacquelynn that it reminds me of kids stickers. My kids would love this picture too.

    I love the beautiful verse that accompanies it too. Meaningful artwork, as usual!

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  17. mmmm delicious... I feel like being there!
    btw I have a children illustration blog...
    www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

    cheers!

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  18. This has an almost tangible freshness about it - the choice of the blue sky behind the figure really makes it uplifting and joyful, and the yellow of her clothing brings the fruit and vegetable basket forward. The framing also helps accentuate the basket - terrific composition.

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  19. Thanks one and all for your comments - they are always welcome! This opportunity to share artwork with all of you in this great creative environment has been a wonderful outlet for me. I appreciate sharing our ideas togther. Blessings to you all in your creative pursuits. SDG - Becky

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