Sunday, August 10, 2008

I-F: Sail

You can sail on land, sea and in the air. You can sail to and you can sail from....
— Henry Van Dyke

What a lovely start to a poem that is I-F's prompt for this week. Unfortunately I couldn't find the rest of the poem anywhere, but this was enough of a prompt for me! I will let you decide whether he is sailing in the sea or in the air...

This week I-F is helping raise awareness about cancer, and here in Australia, August 22nd is Daffodil Day, to do the same thing. I would like to dedicate this illustration to my friend Brad who died of cancer way too young, way too many years ago.


27 comments:

zombie said...

Fantastic visual, great style...enjoyed it.

Dot said...

oh, so cute. great swirlies in the water!
dot

Bella Sinclair said...

Mmmmmm, pure magic. He's off on a wonderful adventure.

Irvine said...

I Love the waves! {{hugs}}

atomicvelvetsigh said...

im sorry to hear about your friend.. my mom also passed away due to cancer.. and i support your cause.

this is a lovely illo btw..

Roberta said...

Lovely ...and magical

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful design.

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

erin said...

wow, love the waves, always love your watercolours!

Teri C said...

Beautiful colors and design!

Random York said...

This is Gorgeous Kim!- John

tanaudel said...

It reminds me of Winkin, Blinkin and Nod - "'Where are you going and what do you wish?' the old moon asked the three. 'We come to fish for the herring fish that live in your beautiful sea - nets of silver and gold have we,' said Winkin, Blinkin and Nod."

Mônica said...

So lovely, Kim, I love the blue washes, the perspective of the boat sailing away, and those cute, adorable orange fish jumping around. Really lovely!

Nicola said...

beautiful!

Alina Chau said...

enchanting!!

Lisa Evans said...

I love how magical it feels : )

Solvere volo said...

Very whimsical! Great waves!

Isabelle said...

Great job Kim, love the intense colors!

margothere said...

Love the color and the energy. Go Boat Go.

flossy-p said...

This is so whimsical. Those deep saturated blues are delicious!

This is going to sound really abstract but this illo reminds me of a childhood story "Winken, Blinken and Nod". But I can't remember for the life of me what it was about. I just remember it from being a child, it was about going to sleep (or to the land of Nod), and for some reason your illo brought it all flooding back (well back in some sense, considering I can't remember it).

Ha, how funny.

(I'm so sorry to hear about your young friend. Cancer is so indiscriminating).

Emily said...

dreamy!

Angela said...

This is a beautiful dedication to your friend. I see it as the ship leaving the sea of life, and moving on along it's his new journey.

Wonderful illustration!

Loni Edwards said...

This is just so beautiful! I love the perspective you used and the curvy lines. The colors are perfect! Nice job!

Thank you also for helping to raise Cancer Awareness. A great dedication to your dear friend!

Dada's place said...

Lovely! I can feel the magic! :)

lida said...

oghello my friend
how r you ?
thanx for your lovely comment
keep in touch
i love love love your drawing too

nancy said...

Great perspective, lovely swirls, are they off to see the end of the world? I would. :)

Anette Heiberg said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!

Anette Heiberg
www.anetteheiberg.com

Lisa M Griffin said...

so bright and lovely. the fish dancing along in the wake of the boat are wonderful embellishments. thanks for sharing.