Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Illustration Friday - Fleeting



my dear friend Tami was here yesterday and we were drawing and chatting - she was drawing a lovely woman under the cherry blossoms and DING! i was like, well, i must steal that for fleeting because, after all, cherry blossoms ARE fleeting and ARE my favorite flower and tree and so forth so this painting happened...some of it was inspired by a painting done by Mucha...the cherry blossoms are falling down around her already...fleeting...

so we went outside to take pics of my most prized possession in my yard - my scraggy and lopsided cherry blossom tree (Tami called it a Charlie Brown tree which is perfect) lopsided because i refuse to trim it and important because it grows on top of my beloved cat, Jordan, sort of like his crown...anyway, Tami used her new space shuttle camera and i used my old toy pretend camera - here are some pics...go here to see REAL photos of the blossoms...



sadly Tami and sons had to go and i'm already looking forward to the next visit...

Also, thank you so much to David McMahon at Authorblog for this truly amazing shout out - Post of the Day Contender

(Now that i know how to hyperlink, i'll never stop...)

21 comments:

Dusik said...

this is really beautiful! and really peaceful

orangefrute88 said...

space shuttle, ha! your photos are glorious! and your painting. holy. shit. she turned out BEAUTIFULLY - wow adrienne, she is better than the mucha by far!!!

paula said...

Nice! I never have seen cherry blossoms (apple and peach, yes) as they don't grow where I've lived. So it's nice to see your drawing as well as your photos. thanks for sharing spring!

DEB said...

How pretty Adrienne! If you ever want to see THE cherry blossoms, I'll visit the tidal basin in D.C. with you!! I didn't get there....again....this year. Saw pics though, and they are truly fleeting. They've fleeted.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful! I love Cherry Blossoms as well!!!! Your blog is so very, very beautiful...a piece of art in itself! I am all admiration! Thank you for returning my visit! I am honored! So glad to meet you!

zime said...

I love cherry blossoms... And she is so beautiful!!!
(^v^)

joseph's art and stuff said...

she's a beauty and so are the cherry blossoms!

Fireblossom said...

Congratulations on your POTD mention from David. Your blog is lovely. Alphonse Mucha is one of my favorites.

pRiyA said...

how fortunate you are to have such a lovely tree ! beautiful...
your illustrations are nice too.
:-)

Tracy said...

love this one! the cherry blossom tree you have is beautiful.

Julie-ann said...

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Julie-ann said...

I have an award for you on my blog, look forward to receiving it!

Coreopsis said...

Beautiful picture (as always)!

And those cherry blossom pictures! Sigh. So beautiful. I have a couple cheery trees in my yard, but they don't bloom like that. Right now, in Kansas, it's wild plums.

Yuri said...

Hi Adrienne! (it's lily). I didn't know you'd done twilight art -- love it :-D

love your IF illustrations too!

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Tessa said...

Beautiful fleeting cherry blossoms, Adrie and, oh, I love the painting. She looks so content, so serene. I'm going to go and sit under our little baby flowering cherry tree right now and hope that I look as contented and dreamy as she does. (Even if I don't, I'll probably feel all floaty anyway!)

Christy said...

Blossoms are so lovely and fleeting, definitely - very sweet illustration!

Mam'zelle Roüge said...

Great illustration ! Like a beautiful paintinf of Mucha :)

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Indigene said...

What a lovely image! I love it, she looks like a Spring Goddess! I love Cherry Blossom, they are so lovely and fleeting, much like life.

A Cuban In London said...

I am happy to say that the result was spectacular. Many thanks.

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