Friday, March 14, 2008

IF : Heavy Thoughts


Sometimes the smallest things can weigh heavy on our minds. If we were to take baby steps in solving our problems, we would get where we need to go without being overwhelmed by the task at hand. Keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities. Release the idea that you "can't" do something and then chip away at it bit by bit by bit. The heaviness of the situation will just fall away and become a distant memory.
Please see my moleskine entry here.



collage from magazines and digital embellishments. For Illustration Friday: Heavy

40 comments:

  1. She seems to be quite content! Really Wonderful!

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  2. Great advice! Love the pose.

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  3. She's beautiful!
    And great sentiment, bit by bit!

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  4. I love the composition and the colors ! Beautiful !

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  5. wow she's magnificent.snap, similar thoughts about 'heaviness' this week for you and me...what's on your mind? lotsa wfs.

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  6. As that old song lyric goes:
    "I like 'em long,
    I like 'em tall,
    I like 'em short,
    and that's not all
    !"

    Ya gotta love this one, Laurel. :)

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  7. Terrific job - I love the pic, and your prose as well =)

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  8. I love this. The image is both fun and thoughtful at the same time.

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  9. ah to ponder life in hammock in the backyard, great image.

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  10. Gorgeous Laurel, I do love it!

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  11. wonderful collage! - I liked it a LOT.

    goes well with the topic and, its really appealing.

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  12. This is a really interesting piece, Laurel! The longer I look at it, the more I see. I love the contrast in this piece and with that contrast also the direction of her thoughts ..

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  13. Very true! This is so nice...

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  14. I agree. Made me stop and think. Good job.

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  15. This is great. She's beautiful. And I love the way she doesn't pull down the hammock. She floats:)

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  16. is it my imagination or is shce made of chocolate?

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  17. That's funny Ascender! No, she's actually a cut out of a bronze sculpture. I thought it was a fun concept for a string hammock to be able to hold her. She seems so unworried about it, hence, be open to new possibilities!

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  18. In French they say a woman is "mûre" (literally it means's ripe). It's used to mean a more mature, developed woman. I like this saying, to think of a woman as "ripe". I think both your illustrations portrait truly beautiful "mûre" women. Bravo!

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  19. Your submission certainly portrays the idea of "possibility," with the string hammock carrying all that weight. Great submission!

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  20. This collage is fabulous! She is the picture of beauty, light in her hammock because she loves herself:> I did read your moleskine entry and it saddened me. Sad that you heard those unkind, insensitive words, and sad that the speaker will be remembered in that context. Oh well... I have never seen you, but I know you are beautiful just as you are... and I'm not Mr. Rodgers!

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  21. Fantastic collage. She is absolutely bouyant on that hammock. You've captured both weight and weightlessness!

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  22. She's so beautiful and voluptuous and more importantly, she knows it.

    Thanks for that bit of advice. It comes at a great time for me. I really needed to hear those words. You are a wise one, you!

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  23. Wonderful thinker! At least she can relax and think at the same time. I need to do that.

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  24. This is a great collage, she's beautifl.

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  25. great post! but i gotta say...i am LOVING your header!

    love love love the colours and composition! the light is perfect.

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  26. come on lolo, you have to join us cactuteers on a monday, you always say you will...a 'quickie' come on, pleeeeeseeee....

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  27. So heavy, yet so light! Nice take.

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  28. Ahh.. a lot of thinking with a style too. I like her style - beautiful. :D

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  29. I love this! She is beautiful heavy and light at the same time :) it must be her outlook on life! I appreciate your post on heavy thoughts.

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  30. Such wonderful words of wisdom!

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  31. what a lovely and provocative piece! I believe everyone is prejudice, it's those who say they are not, that are really dangerous, because their minds are closed...
    take care.

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  32. those are the most bronzest bubbies i have ever seen on a hammock. this is reallllly cool, lolo! different, but she's perfectly composed here. :))

    i was SO jammin on your tom waits! :)))

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  33. wow - lady - you sure do get some comments!
    GO YOU!
    and I LOVE your idea of sharing a journal - we can each add to pages if they are partially done, and also designate some pages done if that's how we feel. . .
    I will start one and send it to you, and you can start one and send it to me.
    sounds like a wonderful collaboration - and you know I am not a rule maker OR keeper, so whatever happens if fine - no deadlines, no absolutes, no specifications - just do what you feel.
    or what you don't feel!
    I never mind a mess!
    xxoo
    -Em

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  34. love her everytime i see her!
    have tagged you on my blog. if you don't wanna play, then don't. but i think you will. wfs.

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  35. great piece, love the hammock. great thoughts behind it.

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