Sunday, 11 January 2009

Illustration Friday-Contained

Illustration Friday link here.
I have speedily had a go at this week's theme which is 'contained'. I get the email every week but have not been able to think of anything for the last few or if I have I couldn't draw it. This week this idea popped into my head and the picture has suggested lots of other words to me including potential, future, hope, faith, imagine and nurture. I do not actually have an acorn in the house, a fact which amazes me. I have umpteen shells, stones, sticks, seed pods, skulls-all sorts of natural ephemera but no acorn. So, we took a quick trip to the park in the dark. The people next to us gave us their parking ticket as the machine was out of order. I don't know what they must have thought we were up to. We found an oak tree but no acorns. It is probably the wrong time of the year. I must find out! Anyway, I used google images for source material in the end.

10 comments:

Liz said...

That is an awesome picture! I can't remember what time of the year we see the acorns. We have an Oak tree in our yard that produces them. They are gone in no time as the squirrels bury them.

INDIGENE said...

Lovely imagery! Aren't acorns available in September/October? At least that's when I see them on the ground.

messyfish said...

I love the seed/acorn idea. They contain everything needed for life...very clever idea. I sometimes cant think of an illo for the topic either, and it takes me a while to come up with it. thanks for posting up your illustraion. I love it

Brother Tobias said...

That's a fine image for containment. There are trees near here that have been ploughed right up to their trunks, and your treatment of the cup reminds me of them.

Paola said...

Beautiful idea!
Though it's different to hold the accorn in your hands, and feel it before drawing, Google can be so helpful sometimes!

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! What a fantastic picture! And I love your story about a late night trip to the park! :-)

By the way, you've been tagged! See the details on my blog, Gaal Creative!

The Dotterel said...

Wonderfully, poetically appropriate!

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone! I shall go out at a more appropriate time of year to collect an acorn.
I see what you mean about the ploughed earth now Brother Tobias-I wish that had been deliberate!

Anairam said...

A beautiful picture! Somehow my inspiration for my art journal has disappeared completely - no ideas - hopefully only for a while ...
Also wanted to say thank you SO much, dear Sarah! Three exquisite little artworks arrived in the post for me today - Rapunzel and her two friends! They will have a special place in my home and heart!

Tammie Lee said...

Yours is such a charming take on the theme! Plus I love oak trees!