Here is my illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday challenge. The theme is 'Wool.' I'm a little late this week since in a couple of hours there will be a new theme, but sometimes it is satisfying to finish something in the nick of time!
Susan loves to knit. She gives a hand knitted scarf to everyone she meets. Sometimes casual acquaintance are taken a back to receive such a beautiful handmade gift from Susan. But a scarf knitted by Susan inevitably becomes the new owners favorite. Her little dog Pip has a different colored scarf for everyday of the week. Susan's own wardrobe consists mainly of hand knitted sweaters and also one pair of hand knitted pants. Usually Susan uses the finest wool yarn to knit her creations. But she sometimes gets tired of yarn provided at the local yarn shop. One day while visiting the park with her sister Sharon, she discovered she didn't need to use yarn. She could instead use the clouds in the sky for her knitting projects. Cloud yarn is like no other. It is soft and ethereal and it always smells like mountain tops. Sharon has always been proud of her sisters talent with knitting. Once Sharon tried to knit a scarf herself but ended up with a lumpy, tangled mess. But now Sharon is the proud wearer of the first ever cloud scarf.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The other day when I walked out of the grocery store, I saw an old man with a bent back shuffling toward me. His face was speckled with age spots and his pale white hair gleamed in the morning sun. He was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt that said 'So Many Books, So Little Time.' I can definitely relate. It is sad to think of all the books we won't have time to read. I imagine this book-loving old man goes home after the grocery store, makes himself a cup of tea, opens all his curtains so he has plenty of light and delves into whatever book he is reading. He probably has shelves and shelves of books. When he finishes a book, he sighs with relief and thinks 'at least I had time to get to that one!'
Sunday, February 3, 2013
For Christmas, I painted my parents these pictures. They are acrylic, mod podge and autumn leaves on thin boards.