Friday, July 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - IDLE


"Idle Daffodils in Blue"


For 17 years I worked at a company called Aptuit. I was a package and label designer.

I was laid off in February of this year. Now that I am IDLE, I have taken the time to paint. What a gift. I finished this painting this morning.


15 comments:

Owl Eng said...

Nice take on 'idle'. beautiful rendering with great colour combo!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

very cute painting and story!

eyecontact said...

Nice work. I can't get enough flowers! And poppies are so spectacular.

Tessa said...

And what a gift you give us, Elizabeth. This is absolutely beautiful!

Caroline said...

Good to be idle! Lovely illustration! Though, I see daffodils, not poppies, eyecontact!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

what a lovely blog you have and I love you post. Sorry about your lay off. my husband has been laid off for over 5 years now. Keep your head up. be encouraged and keep doing this beautiful work!!!!

pretty day said...

This is very beautiful! You are right, "what a gift." Best of luck to you.

Amarettogirl said...

how wonderful that one closed door can open up another ....but that one with such a powerful gift - time to create! beautiful painting!!

Dream Painter said...

Beautiful watercolour! The best of luck with your art.

Silke said...

Gorgeous watercolor! What a nice thing to have idle time to do... :) Silke

NANCY LEFKO said...

completely gorgeous...you have such a gift.

Zelda Zap said...

I too am idle these days due to a layoff. Lovely work. Great colors on this, a nice take on idle.

sandra.d. said...

how good u are when u are busy? this is beautiful! ;]

Shirley said...

Beautiful piece!

ArtSnark said...

gorgeous color