Friday, September 24, 2010

Old Fashioned for Illustration Friday

Interesting that the first thing that came to mind today
for the Illustration Friday theme: “Old Fashioned,” was someone holding a door for someone else.
The topic suggested by Susan Sorrell Hill ( is based on a good quote from Audrey Hepburn: “It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.' “~ Audrey Hepburn
I guess I was brought up with the same ideals, especially as it relates to common courtesy. Being from the South, it was just something people did.
Funny, there was a good scene from the TV show “Community” last night that seems to underscore the importance of that “Old Fashioned“ notion of decency and courtesy. The main character had gotten himself in quite a pickle with all of his friends and classmates. Eventually, he won them back over when called upon to speak about “tools”in his Anthropology class. (The teacher was played by Betty White, very funny-- nice to see her getting a resurgence of late) Anyway, (paraphrased greatly) he went on to talk about the “tool” of respect, that we all have, but don’t always choose to utilize. We all get so caught up in our own selfish perspective, that we too often forget about the feelings and perspectives of others. He concluded that respect was the one thing (tool) that unites us all. Simple, common courtesy may be an “Old Fashioned” notion, but in my opinion, is a true sign of universal love and respect for others.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustration Friday: Acrobat

“Acrobat” is this week’s IllustrationFriday subject.
I thought of an old 3 part postcard mailing I created
and thought that would fit just fine. This image was
split into 3 parts so that the person receiving the card(s) over 3 different times, would re-compile the series to complete the one, large image.
In retrospect, these dudes look a little too happy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Proverb. Illustration Friday

In honor of a friend that is currently traveling in Scotland, I chose a proverb from a Scotsman, George McDonald, for this Friday's illustration. Not sure why I thought of ducks other than another friend of mine sent me an e-mail this morning of a bunch of cartoon ducks he had drawn. As far as the “ducks in a row” approach, probably subconscious, since I was usually that duck in the back. Thank goodness for the patience of my parents and others...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dessert Friday

Yum. Dessert is the Illustration Friday theme this week.
Fortunately, I am at least busy enough today to force myself to
“go for it” and just render the first idea that comes to mind.

Unfortunately, I am busy enough today to force myself to
“go for it” and just render the first idea that comes to mind.
Oh well, still makes me wanna get some ice cream!