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Monday, January 08, 2007

Illustration Friday - Buzz

This weeks Illustration Friday is rather topical as buzz is the noise that is permanently inside my head at the moment. I'm always hearing voices and words and singing songs anyway which in turn get translated in pictures, and if that wasn't enough I've got bees buzzing round and round and causing me to wake at 3 oclock in the morning and not go back to sleep. I've spent the remainder of my Christmas break sorting and shredding, cleaning and dusting, trying to get the house and my life straight for the new year in the hope that getting rid of the physical clutter will help get rid of the mental clutter but the noise has just got louder. I'm excited and fearful all at the same time - the prospect of a new job (only part time), new website (watch this space), new house (fingers crossed), to name but a few things for the next 12 months has got me in a spin to the point where I feel exhilarated and exhausted all at the same time. What is really putting me under pressure is the knowledge that in order for these things to happen I have to go out and get them and I'm not naturally a go out and get kind of girl. I usually amble along at my own pace and see what happens. Not this time. The ambitious, strong Karen that I know is in me somewhere is being forced to come out whether she likes it or not! I can do it I will do it!

15 comments:

Caroline said...

What a great image for showing how one's head does get so full of things a buzzing!

I've been meaning to drop by anyway to say thank you once more for the Christmas card tutorial - I made loads and they went down really well.

Good luck with everything you are hoping will come to fruition in 2007.

Poseidion said...

wow. This is an amazing take on the theme. Much more origional then the majority! great job

Bill Zeman said...

cool image - the peaceful exterior and vibrating inside - I feel like that a lot

Michelle Lana said...

great piece!

Erika Ariente said...

i like the designQ

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very fun collage! I love those old woodcuts!!! And you used them well!

Lu*** said...

Wonderful design! sweet and charming image, pretty! :)

basma said...

karen this is jaw droppping. i really like this idea...

good luck all around :)

Ariel said...

Beautiful texture

studio lolo said...

This is fantastic. I love the pink-swirly wallpaper in contrast with the blacks and greys of the character. It works in so many ways!

emila said...

cool piece!

melanie said...

I love this post...and the cool collage. I can relate to so much of what you said about clutter (both physical and mental) and bringing out the inner ambition. best of luck to you with all the exciting changes forthcoming this year!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

lovely.

Leah said...

awesome image, kala! unfortunately i can relate. i've also got big changes ahead and a mind full of noise that wakes me up in the middle of the night. ugh.

Sarah e. Smith said...

I was like that too...lacking the ambition to go out and get teh things that I wanted and then hoping they would just fall into place on their own. I tried a couple times to just go out there and grab the bull by the horns and do it for me, to try to grab onto the dreams and hope that were out there and just needed to be reeled in, and to my surprise, it worked. I began to accomplish things that I thought I would only dream about, but it was me who was making them happen, and it felt good to know that I was the one doing it for myself...I know that good things will happen for you too, so don't be afraid to go out and get them!...oh, and I love your interpreations of this weeks IlloFriday theme :)