Friday, August 10, 2012

Illustration Friday: FREEZE

This week's Illustration Friday theme is FREEZE.  I can't do cold in the middle of summer so I took advantage of a freeze frame moment I experienced when looking out the window and seeing Connor mowing the yard.  One of the many things I love about this challenge is that it is open to any interpretation.  
This is my first post in a week - things have been crazy around here.  The boys started school on Wednesday so the first of the week was centered around prep for that.  After successfully navigating their first day then things went downhill.  The internet went out and our hot water heater went kaput!  While hot water was first on my/Corey's list of important things both the boys were more upset about the lack of internet.  Today both issues were finally rectified - that means we can be both clean and have our internet needs satiated!!
This pic is of Connor actually mowing the lawn.  The perspectives are pretty wacky in my sketch  - I drew the mower way too small and Connor looks kinda short while in reality he is only 1/2" shy of 6'. 
Linking to Paint Party Friday

16 comments:

Karen Smithey said...

Oooh. No internet would drive my kids nuts. No hot water? They'd probably just jump in the pool...

Natasha said...

I am pretty sure my son would rather have the internet over hot water!! Love this interpretation, though over here in the middle of winter I can summon freeze quite easily! :)

DJ said...

love your interpretation

Mary C. Nasser said...

So fun, Michelle! Love this piece!
I know how busy back-to-school time is!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I think your freeze frame of summer is great! You picked one of the most summery things aside from BBQ :) Nice work. Happy PPF

Lynn said...

no internet would drive ME nuts, no hot water I'd live with in summer anyway, glad both are fixed.

I love the frozen frame of your drawing, clever you and nicely done. doesn't have to be a photo like reality in my eye to be good art!

HPPF>

Molly said...

i love your creative interpretation of the theme. what a great idea!

veronica said...

what a sweet boy Connor is!!
you've captured him beautifully!
LOVE it!

Kimberly Jones said...

I have to be honest, I would rather have internet than hot water! But I prefer to have both! Lots of drama for back to school! Love your painting of Connor!

Carolyn Dube said...

Sorry to hear about the bumps in the week for your family- my kids would have been inconsolable over the internet loss for that long. Fabulous use of the filmstrip for your picture with the text on the sides!

Giggles said...

Oh those annoyance sure put a damper on the week!! However your illustration is quite fun and really represents summer as we all remember it!! Good job!! Lots of fun!

Hugs Giggles

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Your drawing is charming. Reminds me of Tintin! Oh yes lots of moans when the internet is down! Patsy

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

My Mom used to say when everything went out at once....when it rains it pours... glad you got it all fixed. Boys could care less about hot water..unless they are in it. :) Cute drawing. I love how you did it to look like film. Well done. HPPF.

Kim Henkel said...

Love your freeze interpretation!

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome take on the challenge...I love it :)

pauline said...

oh Michelle, i love how original you are with your interpretation of FREEZE! Sounds like you had a heavy week too... hopefully, things are getting back to 'normal' again. So much fun catching up here. xox