Friday, May 29, 2009

Illustration Friday - Adapt



i guess there isn't a group much better at adapting to their surroundings than gypsies...i just learned the original gypsies were displaced Egyptians (that is Isis behind her) and that many of the ladies were trained in "magic"...hmmmmmmm love that....

18 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

This is simply gorgeous!!! Exquisite, in fact!!! And I love the inclusion of the Egyptian image...your art is profound!!! I love visiting your blogging "gallery." ~Janine XO

Loni Edwards said...

Wow! I didn't know that either. Very cool! Beautiful illo! I love the Isis in the background, nice touch!

glorv1 said...

This is beautiful Adrienne and that's what I like about visiting different blogs, you learn something new every day. I never knew about displaced Egyptians being labeled "gypsies." Thanks so much for this info. Great painting and have a great weekend.
gloria

Snezana said...

What a charming gipsy!

Silver Knight said...

wonderful work!

DEB said...

You were Johnny on the Spot with this one! Great job Adrienne!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Lovely image(s).

Coreopsis said...

I didn't know that about gypsies--either originally Egyptians, or training the women in magic. I love the image--especially with the image behind it--it adds another layer of meaning. Beautiful!

Edrian Thomidis said...

You've captured a sense of timelessness and beauty that is so unique to your style. I really love it!

kristina feles said...

Nice work as usually :o) Adrienne! Have a nice weekend, Kristina

jazzlamb said...

I love the positioning of the hand. Really nice. Good work!

lil kim said...

lovely sensitive illo..

Danette said...

Wow! This is really lovely!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous. I like the flat image of Isis behind her in contrast to her colorful richness. The Gypsies also spent time in India which gives depths to the rhythms of Flamenco.

kt_kthx said...

That rocks! I didn't know that. Thanks for the mini lesson! I'm going to share with my friends at "goth night", they'd be excited to hear about it.

joseph's art and stuff said...

another beauty! love seeing your work!

Katie White said...

Beautiful image and concept. I'd like to do a little magic on some people I know.

-kt- said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I love looking at your blog, you're such an amazing artist :) -Kati