Friday, February 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Song


Maybe I wanted to finally be one of the first 100 folks to post for a topic. Maybe it's because I've got to devote this entire weekend to figuring out my taxes. Whatever the reason, I've taken an old photo-illustration I did of my son playing his guitar; when I was checking out various filter/layering/hue-saturation combos.

Anyway, song is very important in this household. Thanks to my wife's musical genes, our son and daughter are extremely talented musically. It's a blessing to be in the room when they're together playing a song. I gotta stop now, before I get all misty-eyed.

Peace to everyone. Put a song in your heart.

37 comments:

Kala said...

Love the colours, great picture, we are a musical family too so understand the sentiment!

Amy Zaleski said...

Oh what an honor to be in the first 100...that's great that you have a musical family....so important. Music is quite important in our household as well, and though there are no kids yet, we're heavily influencing our 18 month-old niece in that regard. Very cool photo illustration. Hope I can come up with something this week....

Abbie said...

WOW! I LOVE the image!! It is even more special that it is of your son.. that image is highly appealing.. Not sure what it is but I really do like it.

Marie said...

Great illustration to accompany the sentiments.

andrea said...

I'm so glad you posted a photo manip so I don't feel too guilty when I do the same! That said, excellent composition.

Rick Lovell said...

Nice. My kids both are very musical...even played in a big-time youth symphony. Sometimes I wonder who their father is;)

Anonymous said...

Our home is filled with music also :) The image looks great and love that it's personal!

Catnapping said...

music is my way of coping. i don't know what i'd do if i couldn't sing along with the radio...get fat on chocolate, i guess.

i like the illustration. good choices.

HARDWAX said...

i wish I were musically inclined, i'm not. {I don't think you can count singing in the shower, or can you?] Your family has been blessed many times with the gift
The image is intence and most appealing.

Bron Smith said...

Harmonious colors, powerful image. I like it.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Good luck with the taxes. I know exactly what you mean. Regrettably, Merrill Lynch got an extension from the IRS so we don't have 1099's... Inspiring submission, though.

isay said...

i am thinking if you would be listening to some music while doing your taxes.

i like music with guitar accompaniment.

carla said...

I really like the colors, composition, and effects you achieved here. I think it's great that you posted this - it gave you an opportunity to share some nice things about your family. I live with a guitar designer, so I know what it's like to be surrounded by music and instruments...it makes life very beautiful. Wishing you lots of deductions and a big refund:>

krista- the silent k said...

So this is a photograph? It looks very much like a painting. I love it. I like how you can't see his face, but somehow I can perfectly imagine what his expression would be...

ottoblotto said...

Having musical children is a wonderful gift. Having to endure doing taxes is the balancing point on that, I suppose.

Ginger*:)* said...

The colors and soft tones in this illustration are like music itself. Great image.

Toni said...

wonderful job on the photo. and I love the glimpse into your life. Children are wonderful and so is music. We always have music here in fact my oldest son is a music teacher. Just wished he lived closer to home. good luck with taxes

Ellen Byrne said...

Great colors and sensibility!

Sea Angel said...

They are fortunate to have a father like you. =)

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ValGalArt said...

What a beautiful post! Love that you are so sensitive!!!

Alessandro_PPG said...

Legais as suas ilustrações ! Parabéns pelo blogger!

madretz said...

Great photo illustration! You're always so creative. Fantastic that your whole family is, too. :)

Randi said...

I love this design. It looks great. Its great that your son plays the guitar. I wish i knew how! haha!

IdiotHead said...

Congrats on your lower-than-100 posting. It's been a while since I was inspired early enough to get there. It's great that your family is musically talented. I can't imagine not having music in our life. Nice illustration.
8^)

Aravis said...

Great idea for the illustration, and I love the way in which you write of your family. Wonderful! :0)

Queen Tut said...

Nice soft tones yo used! Lots of love there i see. - I was looking for you on the ever expanding list.

The Tart said...

What a great escape from taxes! This one is really cool...and you are a musical clan. Fun....

Hey many thanks for the great link...the art is so neat. Please stop by anytime...you are one of my favs & Mr. Blackie too!

Smooches,
The Tart

Humming a song...always!

TXArtcGal said...

What a touching post...and, what a fantastic image!! It is so special that it is of your son playing his guitar!! You truly are talented!...

PaulSketch said...

this illustration deserves to be framed and hung up in a place of honor! It's beautiful!! My house is always ringing with melodies on the guitar from my brother and the piano from...everyone but me, I can't play it haha

Janet said...

Love this!I always enjoy the illos with a family connection. My oldest son plays guitar, too. I wish I did .(I can play clarinet, but who wants to hear that?)

bee'nme said...

Great digital piece - nice tribute to your kids. You're a swell guy, you know that? Not a bad artist either :o) LOVE your work!!

vfm4 said...

very very good!

modroom said...

Mmm, like the lilac/ purples you've chosen here. You must be able to accompany your family on the biscuit barrel or peanut butter jar for the percussion, that's my forte. Hope the taxes are sorted, I too had a busy weekend but less taxing. ..::)

Jaimie said...

Beautiful take on the topic. I love the purples. I had a crammed week too, what with no power the entire weekend, then various other setbacks, I just barely got mine in on Thursday. over 600 entries! Its easy to miss some of my favorites.

phinner said...

Hiya - I keep seeing your comments posted on various blogs (found from IF/MadRetz)...I'm surprised I haven't stopped by yours.

Yeah, BSIM was quite the experience. Amazing, fantastic, I PR'd, which I was quite proud of. MadRetz took that photo of me doing my BSIM t-shirt Happy Dance : .) Your experience was good as well?

Wow, I wish I knew enough about any photo illustrator to make my pixs look like that! To me, the effect has a dreamy, underwater feeling to it. Lovely!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll have to visit you again!

kate said...

This is really great! The tea guy is nice too, but this one I really like. It speaks to me *wink*