Saturday, July 29, 2006

Illustration Friday - Clean



My Dad has been scanning in slides and negatives from our childhood. I went around to my parents' last night and one of the photos Dad was showing me was a baby me sitting in the back garden, up to my shoulders in fallen leaves. I think that's why this image came into my head when I saw the topic "Clean". Also, Dad has always been big on sweeping leaves, even to this day. My sister and I were distinctly less convinced of the need to sweep them up; I think we are intrinsically less neat than Dad.

Anyway, I dedicate this week's drawing to Dad. And the leaves (which continue to plague him by falling from the trees around about his house).

19 comments:

Jason said...

Perfect. I like the simple style and I can relate to the subject matter. Damn those leaves! hahaha

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Has the Papa seen it yet?

letile said...

this is so nice! so simple-

murphy girl said...

great view point! fun illo

Rrramone said...

Great perspective! Love it. :-)

Sushma Sabnis said...

love this ..:)

JO said...

Cute story, nice illo.

fenris said...

i really like this! its a great idea. love the patterns in the leaves and that lovely bright green.

Maria Eugenia said...

so nice!

The Tart said...

Reallly wonderful. I love the perspective & the colours that you chose. Yup one of my favorites!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

Jana Bouc said...

It took me a minute to figure it out, being a California girl with no leaves to rake. It's a really nice design and a powerful statement! And all those leaves! Your drawing of them is amazing.

Tulipland said...

very nice ! good idea :)

bill zeman said...

this is cool and its great for clean. my daughter likes it too!

pangolin said...

great idea. it works really well.

Liz Jones said...

Ah! Love it! Around here, we only sweep them into piles for kids to bounce into. Then we lt the wind carry them off. Anything left after the first few windstorms gets heaped onto the gardens as mulch toprotect the plants from the bitter cold. Then it's fun in the spring to rake out the gardens and see all the little green tips poking through!

String said...

Lovely leaf pattern, would make a great fabric print!

Neil Wallace said...

Great overhead perspective on this one I like it. Also like the multicolored leaves.
Nice work.
Neil Wallace

scribblesk said...

What a cool perspective! Charming!

KT's Dad said...

This is great and brings back memories. I don't have so many leaves to collect these days - different trees! Love all the pics.