Friday, October 31, 2008

IF : Vacant




Heart Vacancy


Occupancy available.


Previously damaged, needs


loving restoration.


Only thoughtful, kind, and


gentle people need apply.


Honesty is a must.




For Illustration Friday's prompt : Vacant


Acrylic, colored pencil, collage on patterned scrapbook paper / click to enlarge

38 comments:

  1. My heavens, these latest things are powerful.

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  2. Very nice. Lovely artwork and the prose is wonderful.

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  3. It seems you are in a very poignant state of mind of late. That state sure does lead to some powerful art. I'm always so impressed at the versatility of your expressiveness. You create lyrical and insightful, poignant and thoughtful, and downright hilarious and clever. If your art is an expression of your current mood, however, I sure hope a quirky, fun piece is in your near future!

    Happy Halloween and weekend, Lolo girl!

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  4. Fear not, my sweet friends! This is not a reflection of my current state. I just love thinking outside of the box and looking for that "deeper" meaning.

    I'm sure a lot of folks feel like running this ad though :(

    I love you guys!

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  5. beautiful illustration with a touching sentiment. lovely.

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  6. very well done....poignant and sweet.

    best of luck in RI....the Ocean State...how can you possibly go wrong ???

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  7. Just beautiful......
    Amazing, I clicked to enlarge it and the shirt from the lady looks like real linen.
    Hope it is fiction ;)
    Once again: very beautiful!

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  8. beautiful! i was actually thinking of the same idea before...

    happy weekend

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  9. How delightfully clever was this beautiful illustration. Very well done and said for that matter. Excellent play on the word.

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  10. HEY LOLO,
    WHO IS THE CHICK,GET ME HER NUMBER AND I WILL CURE HER HEARTACHES.YOU CAN LOOK ME UP IN THE BOOK.VERY NICE WORK YOU DO BY THE WAY.YOU MUST COME FROM A TALENTED FAMILY.

    VINNIE VAN GOGH

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  11. Very nice..I always am touched by the vulnerability that comes through in your work.

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  12. Wonderfully vulnerable and poetic!

    http://www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow!!!
    Very friendly, touching and provoking piece.
    My tears drop......
    Your kind thoughts:)

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  14. wonderful, wonderful, oh the possibilities of who will answer the ad!

    the new puppy is such a trip! I had to run out yesterday to buy halloween candy and while I was gone he managed to turn the gas stove on! Needless to say he dressed as a devil for halloween. My kitten has returned to sleeping with me, well more like waking me up all night for love. So we're all surviving, I think! e

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  15. Oh this is wonderful! Beautiful and touching piece.
    Thank you...

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  16. It's beautiful, Laurel, and also sad. However, it's also true that those experiences that hurt us make us stronger.

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  17. This is so incredibly beautiful and moving. A wonderful, thoughtful and amazing illustration and words.

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  18. As usual, well executed and very moving. Great work!

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  19. This gave me chills...the good kind...I am so in awe of your perception of life and your ability to communicate it! :)

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  20. Oh, can I relate. I just want to learn to open up again....thanks for this gentle reminder.

    Hope you had a fun halloween :)

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  21. Really powerful text and illustration!

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  22. It's great,love the concept and the idea

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  23. What a gorgeous painting. I really enjoyed looking at this up close too! A very successful piece!

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  24. Beautiful everything here Laurel!!! Concept- expression- rendering- color choices- technique--
    Geeze- it can be rough out there.

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  25. hahaha- sometimes I do better under "pressure"- I shoulda checked my comments before I illustrated.
    Peace- and thanks

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  26. Glad to hear it's not a personal representation, I'm sure your heart is full of loving occupants:)
    beautiful piece, love the line "needs loving restoration" you only restore something you cherish right!
    Great work.

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  27. lovely take on the subject.

    I have been in London for a week, hence the reference to the tube on my post.
    Laurel- the museums, especially the National gallery, your eyes would fall out of your head, so much wonderful art.

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  28. This is great. The image is powerful and the words of the ad make it even more so. Honesty is a must indeed.

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  29. Wow... that negative heart really captures the hollowness...

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  30. A very touching piece!! Beautiful as always!!

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  31. yep i think at some point in life all hearts will feel the same way

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  32. I love the rendering and the idea! I love the use of the poem!

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  33. great, love your painting, thanks so much for participating xx

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  34. you have brilliant ideas!
    very good work.

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