Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday - Garden

Which flower are you?

(psst... comment number 111 gets a drawing done of them, but no commenting more than twice! ;-)

The Sacred Circle is built on respect and trust. The image is of the garden. Each plant has its name and its place. There is no one flower that cancels the need for another. Each bloom has its unique and irreplaceable beauty.

Julia Cameron in “The Artist’s Way”

132 comments:

  1. You did it again!
    Great... ;0)

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  2. I like it :) (are you always the first one to post?!)

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  3. It's nice to see your colors!!
    (^v^)

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  4. nice little garden!
    I'm the flower square :o)

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  5. I usually don't peak before I posted but I just had to see if you had regained your previous form...nice quote with the pic...

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  6. Beautiful and cheery on this pretty snowy day! I hope I'm the baseball diamond flower!

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  7. love it! what a blustery day for those delightful little flowers!

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  8. Nice Willie. So does Brianna call you first and give you a ten minute head start or what?

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  9. well, it's a little hard to see which one i am- which one has the most pink?

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  10. Nice! This is one of my new faves!

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  11. So lovely, I'm the one way off in the distance.

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  12. You see that one far to the left, far, far away? The one who may disappear into the landscape, but is always around observing? That would be me. :)

    beautiful...

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  13. Wonderful! I love the VERY individual-looking flowers!

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  14. sooooo cutee! love it!

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  15. Your work is always charming, interesting and original. Thanks for all the comments you've left me.

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  16. Perfect post for the topic....and I love the quote from Julia Cameron!

    I'm the queen flower to the right with a crown on. I'm holding a meeting of the ladybug parliament later today.

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  17. I would love to be a flower in your Klee-sh watery garden. Or would it be an octopus in your garden? I think its the octopus. Love the piece, Willie...as always, your humor, edge and witty personality always peeks out. Cheers! Q.

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  18. It's beautiful! well done!
    I'm the "bag" flower on the left side!! ih ih ih

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  19. I totally love this!

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  20. great colors! that could be a garden after my taste.

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  21. That quote is absolutely perfect for your charming garden.

    I LOVE each of the unique flowers that you created.

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  22. my first comment didn't register, don't know what's up with blogger, anyhoo, this is so wonderful, and full of whimsy!! owen says he's all the flowers, just lovely willie, darn overachiever! ; ) take care doll! xo

    a : )

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  23. Your work always delights. What a terrific imagination!
    Reminds me how much I love Paul Klee. NICE!

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  24. I want to roll around in the dirt in your garden.

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  25. I love this one Willie...the colours are nice and the flowers are so sweet....

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  26. Hi There, I am the s-q-u-a-r-e(Somethin,Quircky,Unique,And Really Eternal) "one", but they are all beautiful!!!Great idea! I also looooove your "My left foot" sketch...!!Robin

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  27. Willie.. I like a lot your work, and style, very nice and fun...
    and thank u for visiting my blog and for taking a moment to write me.

    see you...

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  28. love this! lots of color incorporated with your wonderful line work!

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  29. Love the colors and textures. Great work.

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  30. I love your illustration. Really simple with great colours.

    Thank you for your kind comment. It really means a lot to me.

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  31. havent seen your colours before. nice.

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  32. well i'd be the second orange one from the far horizon.. 8)

    this is a beauty esp with the lovely colors..

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  33. thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    I really like the ingenue style you have been working with.. The colours of this piece bring one a sense of lightness and spring. Good job! :)

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  34. Great quote, wonderful illustration too.

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  35. this is GORGEOUS!! look at all those new flowers for series 2 ;) ;) xxx

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  36. you'Ve been tagged...

    if you like that is..

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  37. Interresting garden. I like that they are all leaning slightly as if reacting to the same wind. A big plus is that their design is so very individual and definitely re-thinks the organic nature of flowers themselves. These are flowers portrayed as modern disks of colors - like crazy roulette wheels or wheels of fortune. I like that you pose a question that makes you think.

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  38. This is truly a garden of art and nice.

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  39. nice garden. Love the simple yet great work. :)

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  40. funny, i like it! .-)
    i'm the sixth one.

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  41. interesting quote and nice work! tnx for visiting...

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  42. Love it! great work

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  43. Cheerful like a garden should be!

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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  44. Thanks for the comment on my work, I really like this illo, great use of line and subtle colour, very pretty.

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  45. i love you pen lines....simple yet great to look at!

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  46. Amazing that were both reading the same author [albeit another book]!
    Wonderful concept,wonderful quote!

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  47. this is simple and delightful.

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  48. this really cheered me up, thank you.

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  49. What a wonderful message and concept. I like the color with the pen & ink -- very nice.

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  50. sweet little garden.....makes me smile. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  52. This is wonderful! Very sweet.
    (And many thanks for your comment on my blog! Stop by again soon.)

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  53. I like this piece a lot. So whimsical and fun coloring. Looking at some of your other posts, I'm really taken by your drawing style. And you can't go wrong with Julia Cameron!

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  54. Thank you! And I like your garden. (My favourite flower is the second one from the right :). So I guess I´d like to be that one. But I like all of them.)

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  55. love the "Spring-y-ness" of this, and the wash of colors for the background.

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  56. The background texture is wonderful! And the illustration is so cheery. I think I am the flower on second from the right. I must be my eye keeps going there. Great job!

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  57. hey you, thanks for the compliment in my blog.
    This piece is really nice. very cute garden. Keep it high. Hugs

    Mau

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  58. What a wonderful Garden! I imagine these flowers are like giants... Your niece has a beautiful name by the way, lol.

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  59. Makes me want spring to come! I really like the way they are blowing in the wind.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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  60. Ohhhh, very nice indeed! I love "The Artist's Way". Read it about 12 years ago and am currently re-reading it. Nice post!

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  61. This is fun. I love the color choices.

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  62. Oh wow.. fun coloring!! Candy garden! :D

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  63. I love your style -- perpetual whimsy, even when being poked in the eye!

    Thanks for your great comment on my IF:GARDEN illustration. Isn't it great how different everyone's interpretation is? I'm putting you on my list of favorite blogs, OK?

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  64. oh, i find this a total cute--like my niece's drawing! :D nice sparkles of watercolor.

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  65. Great work. I loved your style.
    Thanks for your comments ( IF )
    -murilo-

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  66. I like your style. Kind of Heath Robinson meets Salvadore Dali. Cute.

    Thanks for your comment on mine btw.

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  67. Dude,

    You can see whale pics here:

    http://mynewphotoblog.blogspot.com/

    And here:

    http://venturawhales.blogspot.com/

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  68. this is beautiful, willie! the colors and textures are lovely and i love the quote too

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  69. Very nice work. I really like your illustration style.

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  70. thanks for the comment!

    i love your style, especially the type.

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  71. Love it! I'm the flower on the other side of the paper, checking out all the flowers around me...

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  72. Who am I voting for President?! There is only one obvious choice... McCain! All the other candidates are smoke-screens. It would be amazing for Obama to win, but like Bill Clinton says we can't fall for fairytales... I am crossing my fingers for hope and change...However old men are stuck in their old ways and they are the majority...so hopefully cinderella's fairy can conjure up some hocus pocus...What about you?

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  73. I love your pen line style! nice coloring too! have a wonderful week/Catalina

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  74. This is so very pretty! I love when you add color!

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  75. Like in the text,each line "has its unique and irreplaceable beauty."

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  76. wow - 83 comments. and all for an amazing illustration. wow

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  77. The little piece of Picasso in my head says I am the right-most flower in the front-row.

    I love how all the flowers tilted a bit to the right, following the flow of the lines.

    And this is the 85th comment. Amazing.

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  78. Your lines and your flowers are really great. Most of the shapes are extraordinarily un-flower-like which pleases the contrarian in me.

    Oh, and I'm whichever flower has teeth, if there is one.

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  79. Your flowers are wonderful! Really like the quote too.

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  80. Im the flower on the right :)

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  81. you...are such a cute! jajaja!, love work as ussually.

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  82. The colour work in this piece is stunning. Fantastic blue background...Is it clouds? Is it water? Is it a dream?

    Wonderful work...And thanks for your comment on my latest piece. :)

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  83. You're absolutely right, swirls, dots, and even squiggles make me smile. And so does your lovely garden, which also makes me smile! Thanks for the pick me up!

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  84. I love the combination of the hard line work and the soft watercoloring. A very joyous garden!

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  85. Willie ordered me to leave a post, so here it is: As always, a great message wrapped in beautiful colors.

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  86. Oh, I love this one! Of course I love your style anyway but this is right at the top!
    I completely forgot about my other avatar - I think it's time to change back ;)

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  87. "Which flower are you?"

    - i'm the wilted one... ;-)

    thanks for your visit!

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  88. I love your style and the colors, beautiful !

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  89. oh wow! so pretty! i know which flower i am ^_^

    i sure wish this was comment number 111... :(

    maybe next time ^_^


    ~K

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  90. nice picture, I like your drawing style

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  91. Your flowers are so much more calmer than mine are. What number am I?

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  92. I love how your style has come across in the garden. I think I'd be one of the more "angry" looking flowers. Even though I think I'm pretty level-headed and what not, they look very exciting.

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  93. I guess this'll put a person one comment closer to a drawing of them done.

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  94. I like your line work, and the way you combine it with color.

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  95. i don't know how you did it with the blue and green washes...the colors and textures make up the sky and ground perfectly.

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  96. I dig the spongy background. What sort of ink did you use for the pink and orange bits? It looks great!

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  97. I was just on my friend Lori Weitzel's blog and noticed you were on her blogroll. Nothing more profound to say, just that. :-)

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  98. Thanks for visiting...

    I'm just hoping that seeing the bird is a sign that Spring is coming.

    I like the line work and color treatment in your piece.

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  99. Bummer, I'm only 107! I love the colors and patterns.

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  100. I'm only 108. I like your flowers. :D

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  101. Cool garden! Cant wait to see the drawings of the people!

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  102. I am the flower between r (from flower)and a(from are)...
    I loved the colors!
    And, as the 110th commentarist, I want to thank you for passing by my blog an leave a beautiful comment (you are MY 11th!)
    Thanks thanks thanks and beautiful ILLO too!
    marina.

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  103. Love your Illo and the other work on your Blog. You made a new fan. The Quote is perfect and profound too and it made my day. Thanks for your comments on my Blog.

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  104. Thanks for visiting my blog! I just missed winning by two:( If I had checked my email sooner... ah well.

    Great work! I saw some other flowers on your happyhappy2008 blog that were wonderful as well (not that I just liked the flowers, they just reminded me of the flowers that I am obsessed with at the moment!)

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  105. like your use of line.

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  106. I really like these pages.

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  107. great interpretation of the garden theme Willie! D'oh i missed out on the 111 comment thing. Rats!
    Sandy Salvy ;)

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  108. Oh, what a fun blog you have, I love all your sketches! This one is such a happy, fun illustration, you can smell those flowers!

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  109. Thanks for stopping by my page and leaving a comment. Your work is very fun, colorful and whimsy. I'd like to be the tulip please!

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  110. This is quite lovely. You draw a very interesting line. They go so well on that background and would make a great card.

    Wow did you make your quota or what? Fantastic job and congrats to the lucky winner.

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  111. Obviously I'm an eyeris.

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  112. very 'happy' drawing. love it!

    eBeth

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  113. Wow, you got alot of fans/comments. I guess i should post my illustration friday pic a bit earlier. Nice contrast indeed. ;)

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  114. gosh you are the king of comments...i relate to all your flowers, they are the type of flowers i like to draw most of the time.

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  115. Great idea, sad for me I am to late to be number 111.
    I like the way you draw!

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  116. I'm late! Not only for the present, but to say something original... 124 comments above!!!! Sorry, I have no idea... :)

    Ok, I'll say it: I like it, I like the colors and textures here. And the text about the Sacred Circle.
    Maybe it's not original, but it is true :)

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  117. Indigene10:02 AM

    Wow! I really like this, it would make a very nice greeting card!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  118. which flower? I'm the tall, gangly one with messy hair in the back row. the one who forgot it was picture day.

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  119. I would be the tulip, natch!!!

    A deep dark luscious red tulip in a sea of green stems, double natch.

    Spring-time smooches,
    The Tart
    ; )

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  120. *smiles*
    missed another contest...

    i changed my blog address again...
    it is me... silent one

    love your flowers

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  121. Nice little garden! Adorable !!

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie