Sunday, September 19, 2010

Near and Far


Sometimes the future seems so near yet so far away!

14 comments:

mitchowl said...
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mitchowl said...

This is so wonderful!!! All the little details. I love the oversized shoes on the little bride-to-be.

Now I have to tell you a story that this image made me remember. In an illustration class I had once a classmate did an equally wonderful piece of a slim beautiful woman looking in the mirror and seeing a pretty homely overweight reflection. The professor was critiquing it and really picking it apart. In the middle of his critique he asked the student, "and did you even use a model for reference for the reflected image?" The student said, very slowly, "yesssss". The professor wouldn't let it go and asked him if he was sure. The poor student said once again, "yeessss, and she's sitting right beside me in this class."
Oh, my, gosh. You could have heard a pin drop it was SOOO awkward. Now I laugh, but then....I wanted to crawl out the back window.
Anyway. Your piece is magical and fun, and I LOVE it!

Heather said...

aw, how sweet.

A Penny for Your Thoughts said...

Thank you Mitchowl and Heather for the kind words.And I love the story Mitchowl shared. What an bad moment for the whole class....

k.h.whitaker said...

very cute

Becky said...

This is just wonderful Penny. I love the colors and the way the little girl is looking up so dreamy.

Sophie said...

Adorable and simple. A great, clear illustration!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely out of the box fabulous!!!! I love it. I was wondering what I could with the prompt. This is great inspiration. I won't get to do this prompt this time. I love it! The art work is wonderful. Great work.

A Penny for Your Thoughts said...

Geeeee thanks everyone.....

Traci Maturo said...

this is absolutely adorable, great use of color and the idea is priceless what little girl doesn't think of her wedding day.

About me said...

Really cute! I am so happy I found this blog :-) I would like to be considered for membership in your group. My blog is:
http://minimellow.blogspot.com/
Click "watercolor illustration" from the right to see my illustration. minimellowshop@gmail.com.

Chelsea said...

This is adorable. I have a friend getting married this winter and this reminds of something she probably did when she was little.

I would love to join your group if at all possible...
http://sketchy-notions.blogspot.com/
chelseanotions@yahoo.com

Linda Kay said...

I love this image--it does bring back wonderful memories of dressing up, imaging magical things, & setting my mind free. I especially dreamed that one day I'd be able to wear those beautiful high heels like the ones in my mom's closet!

Leen Christens said...

Wonderful work!