Sunday, February 24, 2008

Illustration Friday - 'Multiple'

ACEO 2.5x3.5, mixed media
(original ink & acrylic illustration on vintage paper mounted on Arches HP)

Nice to be participating in IF this week - it's been awhile. I've been absorbed with my month-long ATC project for February (which you can read about here) and have found that I really like the small format of ATCs and ACEO's.

My little interpretation of 'Multiple' is types of friendships - childhood being the one I chose to depict.

The following list is from Wikipedia regarding types of friendships:

Romantic friendship
Pen pal
Internet friendship
Friends with benefits
Sexualized friendship
Boston marriage
Blood brotherhood
Companionate love
Intimate relationship
Platonic love
Romantic love
Open relationship

And a few quotes on friends......

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -- Anaïs Nin

Anyhow, here's to friendships, especially the ones I've made online through so many wonderful blogs & creative groups - Cheers!


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your concept of multiple = Friendships! Excellent...

Also really liked your illustration Laura. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is a sweet illustration and an interesting post. Now I need to take that list and check off what categories my friends fall under:>

tipo said...

Oh! This is very unique and excellent your interpretation for this challenge.

I really love your work!!

Susan Tuttle said...

What a beautiful piece and post Laura! I particularly like the quote by Nin - for some reason that really speaks to me.

I so enjoyed your blog comment - I must confess, I never have tried smelt - I love fish, but the idea of eating the innards and head perturbs me a bit - lol!