Monday, October 3, 2011


For Illustration Friday, this week's topic is "Hibernate" suggested by Caitriona (

“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book (Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death." ~ Anais Nin

Thought provoking quote for sure! Whether you're someone who loves their job or not.
Hibernation is for bears! Let us awaken from our “slumber” before the cold sets in!


  1. I've seen other people this week use this quote, however I really love the mergance of the quote, with the perhaps more stereotypical thought of hibernation, using the bear. Excellent execution as well :D

  2. Great quote and great illo - love the facial expression, brilliant.

  3. lovely sketchy feel to this. The bear has a great expression

  4. Thanks guys! This one was a fun one!

  5. The Sufi have it right, they make nothing easy and always attempt to put themselves in challenging situations to stir themselves fully awake. Those who live a safe protected comfy TV addicted life are in reality living zombies eating their own brains.

    Perhaps a diet of only safe comfy cuddly childrens books is not good for kids. I'm with the sentiments of Maurice Sendak.