Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Capable - Illustration Friday February 24/2012

Inspired by the Illustration Friday quote:

"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves". - Thomas Edison

As one of four siblings, hurrying, squabbling and noise were the order of our mornings - until the wonderful day I hauled open a resisting drawer and decided for myself what I would wear. Sticking my head through the neckhole of a stiff polyester knit shirt always resulted in sore ears - doing it myself, I could ease the ears through one by one, and if I had to turn the shirt around because I'd put it on back-to-front, at least it was not inside-out. I chose pants in the shade of brown that matched the stitching around the neckline and found acceptable socks where I'd left them, crumpled behind my bed. My older sister was sure the matching shirt and pants were accidental, but I didn't care. I felt as though I were floating.

To this day, that sense of accomplishment at age three, of being capable of choosing for myself and taking those choices into the day is like a trophy I gave myself - and memory polishes it brighter than graduating from high school or even university.

10 comments:

  1. Great drawing and a nicely written post!!!

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  2. Well done. Both the post and the explanation

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  3. Very nice illustration, and a really good match for the topic!

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  4. Lovely drawing. Great job on the hands! I always find them so difficult.

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  5. What a cute memory! She is adorable. The face and hair almost look photo-realistic at first glance. I agree the little hands are great.

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  6. i really like your texture, you made it look very nice!

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  7. What a beautiful illustration. I love the color and depth. You've conveyed a sense of sheer satisfaction; an amazing and narrative feeling has been captured here!

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  8. Beautiful illustration and beautiful memory. I have no memories of my life at that early an age....

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