Monday, March 14, 2005

Illustration Friday Theme - Fragile. I was thinking about this all day. I could draw a leaf falling from a tree or an old person or a baby or even a house of cards - one breath it's gone, can't get more fragile then that. Then I started thinking how fragile life really is, how fragile I really am. So I drew my hand. If I really wanted to, if I felt that tired, it would just take a cut across that very fragile layer of skin to the vein beneath and life would just drift away. I could do that, I could be that strong that I could break that fragile bond that holds me to life. Well, that's my entry. And I'm not suicidal, really. Just like to think dark thoughts every now and then.

3/16/05 - From the emails and the comments I've received on this post, I think it must have touched alot of people. I'm grateful for all the concern and the comments. One thing I've learned about dysfunctional families - you either come out of it strong or not. Fortunately, I took my family as role models on what not to do, the kind of person not to be. The memories I have are there, they'll never go away, my childhood made me who I am. The pain may fade but the scares remain. That's just life you know. Not much you can do but stand up, smile and keep on drawing.


Anonymous steve said...

That's deep. Just come up to the surface once in a while and drink up the sunshine. Cheers !

8:35 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Good take on theme girl!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Ms Elle said...

Ooooh... that IS deep... I like the way you colored this too.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this interpretation - real does convey the theme well.


4:43 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Janey, it would take weakness to break that fragile bond that holds you to life. You view it as strength because you are strong - deep thinking of fragility between skin and vein. This is a strong hand.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kim's Suitcase said...

yes i think this really hits the mark, the underside of the hand and wrist always looks so vunerable and fragile to me, sometimes i find it hard to look at this part of the body i feel it so much so.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Janey said...

Thank you all for your comments. I guess this weeks Illo and EDM themes really stirred things up a bit. There were so many good entries.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

It takes a lot of hidden strength to deal with deep hurts. Keep your head high

7:39 PM  
Blogger jas faulkner said...

Your commentary was really lovely.

I'm enjoying the choices you make with ink(?)watercolor(?)...can't wait to see more.

9:20 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

Absolutely beautiful.

11:47 AM  

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