Sunday, March 05, 2006

illo friday INSECT


This could also be a self-portrait. Those of you who know me know that I suffer from chronic hives that visit me every couple of years for weeks or months at a time. Their cause still hasn't been determined. When I have them it's agony, when I don't, I barely remember what it feels like. Isn't that always the way with illnesses?

Charcoal pencil & pastels on craft paper 5.3.06 Posted by Picasa

29 comments:

The Unknown said...

Cool illo but scary story. Ouch.
love

HARDWAX said...

Your illo and your own hives story make me skiddish, eek, but, your illustration is a study in a bit of creepy and artsie sharpness.

kimbu said...

The textures and colours are gorgeous. Original idea too.

Citrus fruit said...

Oh my, what a splendiforous angel.

Haikkonnun said...

Aikko - Mi za jaskilleiennen. Ja mi zibble sinfazbucket. ZZis, kaa? VArumm kizz - BEEHIVE LAMPS? Skopskie pert?

Cul Rrse

Bearuh said...

Awwww so sad!

Tony S. said...

I absolutely LOVE this one. Wow, what a great idea and you can tell how much of yourself and how personal this is to you. Great detail, great color...quite surreal. The angle on the subject, with her back turned, the details on the back and the wings...the background, all magnificent! You really captured an original thought well.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Thanks for coming by my blog again.

Roz Foster said...

Eww! You've really captured the insectiness of 'insect.' I've officially got the willies! Nice work!

disappointed said...

You pic has made me itch!

Lily and Lucy White said...

It is so strange that something so Beautiful and Klimptesque is inspired by a horrifying illness. Life is stranger than fiction, sometimes. Hope they will figure out what causing it, and you will not have to suffer so much in the future. Lily.

Carol said...

Ooh, bug girl. The wings are nice--somewhere between translucent and transparent.

Suzan said...

great drawing! great interpretation.

Carol said...

Really like the transparent wings.
Nicely done.

Ellen said...

You did a fantastic job interpreting feeling and emotion in this. I LOVE it!

Jess said...

This image is very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

Fingers said...

Beautiful...

R2K said...

Great work! :)

Rockets

steve said...

Sorry about your condition. Still, at least you turned it into a positive and created this great art here!

steve said...

Sorry about your condition. At least you turned it into a positive by creating this great art about it here!

AndyDoodler said...

Nice juxtaposition- a serene soft fairy and silky background with the creepy chaos of buzzy insects working away. Beautiful.

Maybe you'll find something helpful here:
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hives/causes.htm

scribblesk said...

Passionate and intense. Really captures that sense of uneasiness.

aoisart said...

Sorry to hear that! Beautiful illustration!

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks for all your comments.

Andy - thanks for the hives website address, will have a look.

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about the hives. Yuk! I love the illo and now you've personalized it.

Thanks for the link too!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Just lovely!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

very freida...
very surreal...

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

What an interesting piece! At least you found a way to make hives into art...very cool. :) Hope the hives don't show up for a long time. !

Loy-bot said...

Great execution of an interesting idea. Hope you are free of hives for now.