Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Illustration Friday "Idle"

The school holidays are well and truly here! My house seems to be bursting with children, my sofa's are in danger of collapsing from the amount of jumping on them that occurred while it pours with rain, and my studio has been commandeered by my middle daughter - I can barely get through the door because of her creative explosion. So I huddled myself on a stool in the kitchen, between the phone and the washing up, and got out my smallest set of paints. There wasn't space to work on anything but miniatures, so here are a pair of ACEO's. They are my submission for this week's illustration Friday topic : "Idle"
A rather loose association, I admit, but the wish to avoid being idle is what prompted it!

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Albrecht Durer


10 comments:

Nothinglikeit said...

love the birds... they must be magpies, they're obviously avid collectors!

Robin

Kim said...

Gorgeous. I love the style and painting.

Sonia ;) said...

Danielle....

They are wonderful...
enjoy your summer with the kids

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Caroline said...

Beautiful - crows are such characters! Hope the weather improves!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Danielle ... These are absolutely lovely. As always, you're such an inspiration and I just love how you can pull up a chair and be so wonderfully creative even with life's busy-busy beat going on around you. Hope the sunny days come back soon so that the children (and us bigger children) can go play in the magical light. Much love xx

Kim said...

Wonderful :) I do sooo love crows. I will paint some one day, but in the meantime, I love looking at yours,you've captured their expressions perfectly :)

It's such a shame about the weather though! What a nuisance!!!

Kim x

Linda said...

Gorgeous artworks, Danielle, you obviously blossom on hard ground, like the beautiful field poppies.
Lindax

Coreopsis said...

Fun paintings! And I had to laugh about your house bursting with kids and taking over your studio.

ruthie said...

i love it when a home is bursting with children, love o have them at home in the hols. how wonderful that you can be creative in any wee nook. Danielle i would love to include you on my faerietale of inspiration blog, for i do so love your way of painting & your wonderful imagination, would that be okay? *ruthie*

FairiesNest said...

Oh I love those crows! I just discovered your blog and since I'm a huge crow fan I'll have to come back often. Lovely work! Now I'm off to visit your Etsy shop!

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