Thursday, August 20, 2009

Illustration Friday - Caution - and a Contest Giveaway



i had posted this last night but felt it sort of fits with "caution". i was thinking about how the ancient Greeks thought our lives hung from a thread and that the gods had the power to snip that thread at any time - and that is not too shocking a concept to grasp...that life is delicate, unpredictable, fragile and should be appreciated every moment, even the sad broken moments...this young muse is holding someone's life by a thread, maybe it's her own. Should she use caution?

Anyways, today is my Blog's 3rd year anniversary!! I'd like to thank all who've come in to look, lurk, and comment by giving away a giclee of the Queen of Hearts...



please leave a comment on this post and then next Friday, August 28, 2009 i'll place all your names in a hat and choose a winner - wheeeee fun times in Adrienne Blogland!! xoxoxo

39 comments:

Tracy said...

absolutely amazing! i love it!

orangefrute88 said...

she's gorgeous. she's gorgeous in person, and gorgeous online, and i LOVE what you've written!

Carolynn McDade said...

She's beautiful, just like you!

(i miss you Gladyz!)

Happy painting, carolynn

jason said...

Very pretty. When you think how fragile that thread is, how it will cut in it's own time, and that we don't know when that time is, your perspective changes completely.
Very nice.

glorv1 said...

Yes that is so true. We carry on with our lives and at any given moment that thread could break and everything changes. Food for thought and thank you for sharing. Beautiful painting.

mika said...

I really love the painting and its meaning...it's something I'm thinking a lot over this in these days...
You are wonderful...

Connie said...

I like your image for caution and your thoughts on the subject. The colours are appealing.

linda said...

she is very beautiful and the thought of hanging by a thread is certainly pertinent in my life, as so often I feel exactly that way.

blessings...

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice!

Happy blogoversary!

Annette Q said...

These are both gorgeous pictures! Your art is so beautiful

Barbara said...

I love the painting (I love ALL your paintings!), and I love the story that goes with it!
Barbara
bepotter@gmail.com

Roberta Baird said...

I always look forward to visiting your blog... your ladies are so lovely.

sandra.d. said...

oOoh, how i would like to be at her place, at her skin...
beautiful! ;]

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

Congrat on your blog anniversary!

amie. said...

i'm always happy to see new posts from you show up in my news feed. your art is so beautiful and light hearted, and it always inspires me to draw when i see one of your pieces!

love, love your queen of hearts <3

Irena said...

Lovely painting...Happy Anniversary!

marcia said...

i love your style!

linda said...

Love your illo for the theme of caution...very nice! And a giveaway sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing and being so generous!

DEB said...

Lovely art as always Adrienne! I hope it's no human's heart the muse is playing with. Maybe it's a vampire heart? They can't be hurt if the string is snipped, right?

ArtSnark said...

great piece - always love your cloth & hair! Fab giveaway too :D

joseph's art and stuff said...

Great message, makes ya think. Another beauty!

Danette said...

totally gorgeous as usual!! makes you think doesn't it.... I should get off my butt and start doing all the stuff I dream about before my thread gets snipped...yikes!!

Heather said...

I like the S curves going on here. Gives the feeling that she's taking care of the life she's holding.

Franny Smith said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I have been blog surfing today and just came across you blog by chance..sure glad I did! Your art is just superb!

Tara said...

I just found you through Illustration Friday. Beautiful work!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Attractive image! AND, if the god/goddess reties the string upon which our life hangs, we end up that much closer...

Loni Edwards said...

Hi Adrienne! I so look forward to your illos each week. They are so beautiful and whimsical. Nice job and congrats on the anniversary! :)

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful! Congrats in your blog anniversary!

Jackie said...

i think its so beautiful

I am also hosting a CONTEST!

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Kingfisher said...

Your work is always amazing and this is no exception.
Congrats on your blogs anniversary.

Indigene said...

Happy Blog day to you! Happy Blog day to you! Happy Blog day to you...and many more! :)
Congrats my dear! Your work is always elegant and beautiful to the eyes. Hugs!

Shirley said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations on 3 years!!

Acting Journal said...

I love your work! I follow you on IF and on Etsy. I always think your illustrations should be on some sort of label. Beautiful stuff!

truemuse said...

That is really lovely conceptually and such an elegant piece.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I love all your drawings. Always so beautiful.

Francesca said...

Always such beautiful, enigmatic women!

Bit of Art said...

Love the Queen of Hearts! Great Blog! I just subscribed to the feed. Thanks sooooo MUCH!!!!! Lisa

warnerpb said...

What a talented artist! I enjoy your work so very much!

warner2729 said...

Such a talented artist! I enjoy your work and this piece is no exception! It's exquisite!