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14 July 2010

the swan comes in summer...

Summer has finally remembered us here in Southern California. Yesterday was its first day and today is the day that I accept it. July has been productive in ways of ideas. I've been stealing away moments here and there for sketching, drawing and coloring. I've done several little drawings and though I never share their 'stories', in my head, I see the stories, I hear it.

swan dreamer

I've just changed the header on my blog to the above illustration. Who knows how long it will stay but for now it's here and I love the story it brings me. When I started drawing this in my sketchbook, I was thinking of girl who rides upon a black swan in the dead of night, through the marshes, guided by a jar filled with fireflies. She seems like a ghost that helps the dreams of the nearby children make their way. Or at least, something like that.

I am sure with the heat upon us now, I'll have more ideas. There is so much to do (along with a few sewing projects I really need to get a move on) but I'll have to time it right. To fit the summer vacation schedule with both Natalie and Rick and working around the inevitable heat. I hope I will continue to be productive with imagination, creation and progress. Until then, hello summer, hello...

6 comments:

Milla said...

Hello Andrea! What a beautiful illustration, utterly lovely. I too see stories in your images. And hope to send a package your way soon ;) till then, happy summers!

mathyld ▲ under the pyramids ▲ said...

I love the mysterious feel ! This reminds me of the night scene along the river, in "The Night of the Hunter"
One of my favourite cinema scenes ever !
x x x
-m-

Courtney said...

Such a wonderful piece! I love how even when you don't tell your stories they still come through in your artwork. You are truly gifted.

Heather said...

oooh, this is lovely! So much story behind it. Love art that tells a story. yours is so sweet!~

玉苓玉苓 said...

新手上路哦~請大家多支持^_^..................................................................

溫緯李娟王季 said...

真有內容的部落格~推推!............................................................