Sunday, November 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Sneaky

She wasn't being sneaky in the least.
 It was he who was being deceptive and cruel.
So on this crisp November night she kept a promise to herself as she walked away for good under the illuminating guidance of the full moon.
Her conscience was as clear as her big, green eyes.
She never once looked back.

brown paper bag, micron pen, prismacolor pencils
for Illustration Friday

My 600th post!!!!!!


  1. Such a lovely drawing for a very profound moment.

  2. 'i've looked at things from both sides now
    from up and down and still somehow
    It's life's illusions I recall
    I really don't know life at all'

    Joanie Mitchell. Don't you think she looks like her?

    Good that she took her courage with her. The future is bright.

    Love your blog dearest friend. xoxo

  3. What a story.... you know, Lo, you are quite the Storyteller as well as a divine artist!

    I love the background...the Winter Moon, the barren for the girl, she does look a bit like Joni Mitchell, but to me really resembles the actress (sorry, just can't think of her name) who was in "Good Will Hunting"..... no matter, she has a haunting's a haunting painting!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  4. Oh happy sad. I don't like sneaking, or partings. But your illustration! oh it's beautiful. I LOVE the paper bag art. awesome.
    And congratulations!! 600! wow!

  5. Whoooo hoooooooo Congrats on your 600th post. This is a good one too. Love your bag ladies and this one has a story.

  6. Beautiful! Love your paper bag art! That's a super new header and congrats on your 600th post - what an achievement!x

  7. She is a wise woman!!!

    Love your butterfly tree in winter above!!! The blue buitterflies really contributes to the coldness of the scene. Brrrrr.

    Happy 600th post! WOW!!!!!!!

  8. Good on her.
    shame on that lousy son-of-a...

    Good drawing though.Lots of character.
    I love drawing on bags.


  9. yes...minnie driver.

    But love the story and the drawing.

  10. nice to be so decisive that one doesnt look back. I too see Jonie M.You paint lovely faces.

  11. Wonderful and I think she looks like JM too. xoxo

  12. What an interesting story! Wonder where that came from?
    Congrats on your 600th post!
    I like this drawing. She looks mysterious.

  13. 600!Wow congrats dear!

    Love that paper bag lady but this poem is fab dear!
    All together is just so perfect!
    My last visit on the blogs
    I am going to make dinner and be a couch potato for the rest of the evening......
    Your post painting and word are so meaningful (as always) You always know how to touch my heart ♥


  14. Happy 600th Lolo,and many more to come .....
    And now I'm gonna take a glass of Chardonnay and toast for you,to have a long,happy,healthy and creative Life.

  15. She does have a little JM about her. I'm glad she has the strength to leave. It ain't easy. :) xox! Pam

  16. Congrats on 600 posts. This is wonderful. I love your brown paper drawings.

  17. Welcome to the modern world...where we date ourselves by the number of posts lol...nice choice of substrate for this one...

  18. Im loving this Laurel - you're inspiring me to dig out my paper bag journals. Congrats on your 600th post, I haven't even reached 200 yet, lol

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend, xo

  19. It looks to me to be at least partly self portrait, as the eyes look just like yours. And it's very good!
    If she needed to leave,,,and could only do it by sneaking,,,then good for her!

  20. What beautiful work.
    I found you through 'Illustration Friday'. I see you have an Etsy shop too. Congratulations on your 600th post - and keep 'em coming!

  21. 600 glorious times you have touched so many many hearts...this piece speaks volumes on so many levels. Well done! :)

  22. What a beautiful piece! Her expression is lovely. I also really like the background - muted, so they don't overtake the woman, but the composition is so nice!

  23. Happy Thanksgiving dear!
    Thankful you are my friend and that magic brought us together!!!!


  24. You GO! Girl! ... (sigh) ...