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-- 14 April, 2005 --

IF 'Alone' challenge

Van Gogh watercolour pencils on 150gm Mont Matre sketch paper

The Illustration Friday challenge for this week is 'Alone'. That conjures up lots of images to me, mainly of people in various setting like crowds or deserted beaches. Trouble is, I think that this is what will come to the minds of lots of people and I want mine to be different. By the way, I never look at the offerings already on the site before submitting my own as I don't want to be influence - or scared off.

So how else can alone be portrayed? It came to me while we were doing the shopping in the fruit and veg section of our local Woolies. Peas - they always come in groups in pods or crowds on plates, so what could be more alone than one pea in a pod. So here it is. Not one of my finest pieces mind you. I haven't really got the feel of my nice new watercolour pencils yet, but it will do for starters

Posted by robynls at April 14, 2005 9:15 PM

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my first reaction was 'what a sad little pea' then had to ask myself why I equated alone with sad, I've spent many happy days alone - hmm, your pea is food for thought

Posted by: Erica at April 14, 2005 10:07 PM

I like your lonely pea....but I always think of "Two Peas in a Pod"...so I does make me feel a little blue....where did your pea's buddy go?

Posted by: Nicolette at April 15, 2005 4:40 AM

Interesting thought for alone. Funny that comes in now as I am minus my life partner for a few weeks and don't describe alone well.

Posted by: Bonnie at April 15, 2005 9:05 AM

Watercolour pencils are LOTS of fun. This is a nice illustration to begin with - looking forward to seeing more. Alone pea in a pod is extra sweet. Try one.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 15, 2005 10:56 AM

Good for you, not checking out what everyone is doing first. I end up doing that every week with Photo Friday, and finish up too intimidated to post anything, lol.

Posted by: pseudo at April 15, 2005 6:28 PM

This is a lovely idea and the simplicity of the exicution makes it even more effective

Posted by: Michelle at April 16, 2005 12:25 AM

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