Friday, January 12, 2007

Illustration Friday: I miss the 80's


" Summertime, and the livin' is easy. Fish are jumpin' , and the cotton is high...."


This is all I could think of because I'm freezing here in central California. I miss the temps being in the 80s , although it hardly ever gets that hot here. I just miss being warm! I left New England to come to a warmer climate, but instead it's above record temps back home, and quite chilly here. The whole planet is having screwy weather. Probably global warming, sad to say.


I don't like to complain, but I didn't like this week's word. I was in a bad place in the 80s, so I didn't want to dredge any of that stuff up. (Thought I'd spare you!) So I went with weather...and one of my favorite songs came to mind, "Summertime." I NEVER, EVER do art on the computer because I don't have a clue about any of it, but I bought a greeting card program and played around with it and this is what I did. Oh well, at least I did something !

37 comments:

  1. I'm a warm temp person myself, so I can definitely relate. Anyhow, what a cool surreal piece you've got here.

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  2. It's not hard to imagine what's running through that cat's mind! Nice illo!

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  3. Nice take on the topic. Reminds me of the visuals in a van sant movie. Strange how california is cold and georgia in the 80s. Is it really January?

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  4. i like the greens in your illo and those little bed of flowers.

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  5. ahhhhhhhhhhh


    I could use some of those 80s.
    My feelings about the decade were much the same! And the 80s are perfect, weatherwise,even for those of us who like snow! Nice job!

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  6. Great take on this week's challenge :) Love those fishes and the cat just gazing. Wonder if the kittie will try to catch?

    We haven't been spared good weather here where I am at either - been raining buckets. Kinda scary that this 'global warming' is taking into effect at full swing now.
    hartini.com

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  7. HMMM!
    YOUR DADDY WASN'T RICH BUT YOUR MOMMY WAS GOOD LOOKIN LIVIN IN MONTERAY IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND YOU ARE WELCOME BACK TO NEW ENGLAND ANY TIME,SOOOO HUSH LITTLE BABY DOOONNN'T YOU CRY.

    YOUR LITTLE BROTHER IN CONWAY,N.H.
    WHAT A TALENT MY BIG SISTER HAS.
    "MON AMI PICASSO"

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  8. hehe nice take, I've always liked that song i like this picture it goes well!

    congrats to olga and olaf!

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  9. I was thinking the same thing this week. We have about an inch or two of ice on the ground here.
    You did a great job making art with the greeting card program :)

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  10. Funny! I like it alot!

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  11. I love this Laurel! It's fanciful and free! Love the colours too!
    i'm with you on the weather, brrrrr

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  12. Hehehe... that cat look at those fishes like mine when I'm cooking fish :D

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  13. whoa !!! temprature! didn't even think of that one lolo. lovely lovely!
    thanks for the kind words at miine too!

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  14. Wow, now thats a cat with an incredible selfcontrol! hehe
    Nice Illo!

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  15. Great interpretation & nice illo! My cat has the same look on his eyes when he smells smoked salmon. Thank you also for your comments on my blog.

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  16. very good composition! love this time too!

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  17. Hahaha very cool- not the weather- but your submission here. Looks like you had some fun with it.
    Yeah- one of my favorite songs too- J. Joplin's version is awesome
    Thanks for your nice comment, and for you and your husband trying to figure out who it is.

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  18. A lovely, lazy, dreamy time.

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  19. I love it! I'm a warm weather, Janis Joplin fan myself, who didn't care for the 80's either. Original and well done!

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  20. Laurel, this is so cute!! Ahh...I missed the 80s as well!

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  21. Way cool! The cat seems to have an expression of," Well, you know I didn't expect to see those fish up there but I'm willing to try and snag one." Nice!

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  22. Very nice. Great take on the topic! :-)

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  23. very cute. i love the colors and the warm happy feeling it gives you. (^.^)

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  24. I love this collage and your clever take on the theme. The 80's was a weird time for the whole country, in my opinion. I'm freezing up here in the PNW, too! So unusual, but with global warming....

    One more thing - I honor you for trying something new- and playing with digital art :)

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  25. ahhhh to be a cat in a field of cotton counting all the fish u can eat jump over ur head. great song and pic

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  26. Great concept Studio Lo lo.. I knew someone would play on the 80 degrees thingy..

    Love that song bte... especially when Ella Fitzgerald sings it..

    Cheers!

    ariel

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  27. I think your illustration is nice. It has a great dreamlike feel to it.

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  28. About the weather yes, it is freezing here, finally -22º Celcius [F?]
    I am definately NOT a cold temperature person, but the temperatures here [Canada, Quebec] were so warm for the time of the year, that I [and many others] got seriously worried..]

    Your illo really shows warmth, I hear the flies buzzing.. beautiful fish!

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  29. I agree! I love 80s temps. This cat must be in heaven

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  30. I hear that! It's so cold here in AZ, it's abnormal! Love how the cat person is staring at those fish...

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  31. put out the big lightJanuary 17, 2007 2:44 PM

    if i could live the rest of my life with weather being in the 80s, i would die a happy lady.

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  32. I'd tried earlier and my comment disappeared, I think it's my server, acting strange lately.
    Your illustrations are always full of fun and there's a quiet charm to them, this is no exception, but more of a quirky charm. Love the curious gaze from the cat, as to what are those fish doing moving through the air.
    Funny and so much fun to see and I love the song, it works with this piece perfectly.
    Fine and fun!

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  33. Very surreal, reminds me of some good old MTV :)
    Nice illo!

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  34. great illustration! cute fish! It's still in the 30s up here in san mateo county... but at least we don't have a rainy winter like usual :)

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  35. I love this...what cats dream of

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