Saturday, January 03, 2009

IF: Resolve


She was resolved to accept the past and move on with her life.

She knew this was going to be her year. She was feeling lucky for some reason.


Well this went in a completely different direction than I had planned!

Sometimes my bag ladies have a mind of their own ;)


For Illustration Friday's prompt: resolve

graphite and colored pencil on paper bag

47 comments:

  1. I love your work, I love how this one has surprised you.

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  2. A lovely drawing and lovely thought. To accept the past and move on, this is a big and sometimes difficult thing. Something I too need to do....be well, suki

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  3. I love the way you are making your illustrations now, Laurel, on paper bags. It's not only a nice gesture to the Earth, but also, it's a marvelous base for drawing.

    Happy 2009!

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  4. Such a nice drawing and thought..I also have a weakness for drawing on bags,they are actually very decorative as a base for work!

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  5. This is very introspective, although i feel some tension with the cliff in the background! I hope the resolution is one that feels good! I love your "bag ladies." There's something about the brown paper that adds to the beauty of the drawings. Happy New Year!

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  6. beautiful, just sweet this work, really nice!
    regards!

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  7. I just love your bag ladies!! Isn't it fun tobe surprised with your results when you finsih something?!

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  8. Thanks everyone!

    Carla...the cliff looked ominous after I overcropped it. It's really in the distance!

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  9. lolo, she is beautiful. the soft determination on her face says so much. and her accessory rocks!

    you and your paper bags...

    xo

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  10. I really like the soft expression of her face and the overall mood. I love the words with it too. Something many of us can relate to in one way or another! Especially now with the New Year!

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  11. Is she wishing on a star? A very happy new year to you

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  12. Your bag ladies are very intriguing. This one is no exception.

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  13. I've never met a bag lady who doesn't do what she wants, including marching to her own beat! Lovely!

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  14. I love your bag ladies!!! Genius!

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  15. This is a beautiful and sensitive piece. Nice bag lady, indeed!

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  16. I sure do love your bag ladies :) Wonderful image and the sentiment is uplifting!!!

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  17. She's really pretty. Love her hair.
    Like her resolve(s) too.
    Joining you with the brown bag thing. We have a treasure trove saved up of them!

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  18. we all need to so just this...i hope she doesn't jump!

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  19. i toll love these paper bags lolo.hugs and wfs.

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  20. Very beautiful work Laurel. This is an excellent series of bag ladies you've got going here. Happy New Year to you and Yours!!!

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  21. very beautiful work! i like the shooting star in the background!

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  22. Like a movie I want to watch and see what she does next. Your paperbag series is always a favorite of mine,

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  23. i've done the tag, and also hope you'll accept the award on my blog too. keep the funny e's coming too.wfs.xx

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  24. glad i got a big screen to get the full affect of this pic. like how the die cut of the bag worked part of the moon for the drawing. Woman is fantastic her expression is like how i feel. like the ruffly front on her shirt and her great mane of red locks on her head. i think this style is really working for ya.

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  25. So interesting Lolo:)
    Loving the flying star to spark the joy and glory of this piece.

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  26. Nothing wrong with a girl who has a mind of her own. Love the sentiment and nice drawing and color.

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  27. Love these bag ladies!
    They have each a story to tell......

    happy cactus Monday !

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  28. Wow, this is great! I hope this year has many happy suprises for you...and you are off to a great start with this picture!

    :)

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  29. such a beautiful lady!Love the way you transform the boring brown bags into a treasure!

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  30. Lovely woman. I admire her resolve in confidence!

    Happy New Year to ya!!

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  31. Perfect...just perfect...the shooting star so timely with the big meteor shower occuring Friday night...Just...you got it... perfect! She is gorgeous! :)

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  32. I agree with her... despite how things seem overall, I feel like this is going to be a good year. Well, I intend to land on my feet, anyway, even if I fall off a cliff, hee hee!!

    As always, love the bag art, it's so rich and just the right amount of quirk. I love her flowing, curly, red locks too.

    Hope the first 5 of the year have been fabulous, and here's to the next 360!

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  33. Wonderful. Thoughtful and very evocative. Your work is amazing...and a real inspiration. Happy New Year and happy days, Laurel!

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  34. awesome artwork... full of emotions... all the lines speak...

    to accept the past... a brave and mature decision...

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  35. i love her hair. the movement is perfect.

    that cliff says a lot to me. scary knowing what's over the edge, there.

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  36. She has a very contemplative look on her face... one that speaks of decisions being made.

    That cliff is a little ominous, however...

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  37. Reading over the comments, I see that you used the same word for the cliff...

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  38. Hmmmm... haven't we all been there. The piece looks within, debating between choices. I love how the brown paper bag really brings out the color and gives the image a POP!

    Nicely done.

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  39. Thanks for the comment

    Love the mood of your illo and the style and I agree how difficult is sometimes to accept the past and move on

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  40. Love when things have a mind of their own- and love this-- what a beautiful 'bag lady'!!
    Happy, lucky new year!!

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  41. wonderful and inspirational… happy new year…

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  42. I love this brown bag series... and your words are always eloquently spoken!

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  43. Bag ladies! Hahaha! Well, all your ladies have so much story and emotion in their faces. They are hauntingly beautiful. So well done.

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  44. After 46 comments I'm at a loss for something original to say, but I do love you "bag ladies" too. Very lovely and sensitive images.

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