Friday, July 14, 2006

Illustration Friday - Sacrifice

When we don't take care of ourselves, we risk our health, and ultimately our lives. The ultimate sacrifice. And to take care of ourselves we may have to sacrifice short term pleasures, and focus on our larger purpose.

Sometimes, that ain't fun.

Have a glorious day!

44 comments:

  1. You mean, like not smoking? (still struggling with that one myself). A sad, powerful image.

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  2. that is just soooooo cool! but i'm still not going to give up my cigarettes though :-p

    hugs!!

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  3. Love how your interpreted the theme! COOL fun illo!

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  4. Well said and I really enjoy this piece. When I shoot myself in the head I hope roses pour out!

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  5. It's like Carmen Miranda killing herself! I love it!

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  6. Woooo! I like this! O! I wish my kids would QUIT!!
    The word verification is zlgvepu!! lol everything about ciggies is stinky!!! GOOD LUCK!!! quitting! everyone!

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  7. So creatively done and so powerful a message!!

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  8. Well done. Commentary matches medium perfectly.

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  9. What an awesome job. Well thought out and executed.

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  10. you are a constant source of, well, I'd say 'enjoyment' but in response to cig in mouth and gun at head, that just doesn't seem like the right word...but I hope you can did out the compliment there..........

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  11. Oooh, a different approach with the collage~ I like it! I also like your message....the key is balance, don't you think? Cliche, but True, nonetheless. Also...have been meaning to ask you....where does "Rrrrrramone" come from? It always makes me think of "Rrrrrramone" from "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."

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  12. You always achieve so much with so little! I had to take a dbl take with this image! Great illo!

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  13. cowboydog
    Smoking made me sophisticated.
    Drink made me funny.
    Drugs made me clever.
    I gave them up.
    Now Im living a long and boring life.

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  14. linked!!!!
    your blog in my blog...

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  15. live your best life.




    (missed you)

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  16. Cool! Different style for you!

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  17. Willie, I have to say it so Andy won't -- you are such a cut-up! Excellent collage...lots of energy.

    And how serendipitous -- the word verification is...
    ucsxdept

    Wondered what department this was.
    ;-)

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  18. :)
    u r a w e s o m e.
    b u m k i s s.
    aliie

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  19. What a clever, meaningful way of getting the point across, Willy. Very nice illustration.

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  20. food for thought...the healthy kind!

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  21. Powerful image. Made me wonder about the little sacrifices I've done in life.

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  22. awesome. me is liking your werks. very much i is. woshx :P


    nice message too!

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  23. Hi willie!
    art and wise words, wonderful combination ;)

    saludos

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  24. hi,

    nice blog!

    amazing works...

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  25. Wisdom, I hear ya´!

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  26. I really like your collage, AND agree with your statements.

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  27. Intense! Once again, communicating so much with so little. Interesting juxtaposition of brilliant color and subject matter.

    Good statement!

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  28. Beautiful collage!
    Small sacrifices for one glorious goal
    It may be worth

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  29. Hey Willie..it's a great idea...for a great collage!!!

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  30. love the collage, that's great!

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  31. Powerful...especially the fact that she is smoking a human face. I see a link between this one and the "Going Down"...:)

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  32. Those are true words you speak. Your illo is glowing with irony, I like it.

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  33. excellent collage !

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  34. ...and this is wackyrrific!!!! ;-)

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  35. first collage of yours that I see, love it as well... and the message... well, I'm trying to give up those little pleasures like smoking and it's been very hard. One more help, your collage, thanks.

    Hey, and I've learned how to do the thumbnail, with no photoshop :))

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  36. A very powerful message. I think I'll print it & paste it where it will remind me.

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  37. I'm late making the rounds this week! This is a departure from your suual pen drawings, and i like it! You have certainly nailed the idea of "sacrificing" the short terms indulgences for the long term health. Good job! And, to echo Amy's question...where does "Rrrrrramone" come from?

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  38. Nice work and fitting for the subject. This is one of my favorites for this week's topic.

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  39. Powerful message!! Great take on this week's theme!

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  40. Agree with the last speaker,..very powerful and well captured. Good job Willie!

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  41. Nice collage! I like the idea.

    Anette
    www.wynlen.no

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  42. Your piece has so much energy! I'm the indulgent sort, however. Sing it loud Rufus! "Cigarettes and Chocolate" forever!

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  43. I really like this, nicely done and efffective!! Mary :-)

    IMAGIK

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie