Friday, March 07, 2008

illustration friday: garden

Cycle 24"x 24"

Even though I still don't have access to my regular email I remembered to check the Illustration Friday website for this week's theme, just in case it tied into the painting I finished a week ago. Well, what do you know! If you look counter-clockwise around the sun symbol in the centre you'll see that this painting is about the cycle of seasons ~ and there are several garden elements included.

But so as to make my posting time do double-duty while technology (or lack thereof) hangs me out to dry, I thought I'd actually do a fun, easy meme that I saw at Kelly and Sylvain's blogs.

Scattergories challenge ~ your first name and words that start with the same letter:

your name………………Andrea
4 letter word……………………arse
vehicle…………………………airplane
city……………………………Athens
boy's name………………………Alastair
girl's name……………………Anastasia
alcoholic drink…………absinthe
occupation………………………artist (of course)
something you wear……………athletic support (well, not me personally)
celebrity……………………Angelina Jolie
food…………artichoke (how I feel when I'm not making any money)
something found in a bathroom……aftershave
reason for being late……………asthma attack
cartoon character………………Asterix
something you shout……………arsewipe! (yes, I changed it)
animal………………………anteater
body part……………………ankle
word to describe you……………artistic (of course again!)

If you do this, please leave a comment so we can go and read your answers. (Or you can answer in the comments section.)

41 Comments:

Blogger Donn said...

Yay back in the saddle!

I love the cycles..if you did Whateverpeg's cycle the WINTER portion would take up 3/4 of the page! Atleast that is what it feels like this year..30 below yesterday..WTH!?

OOH I want to do that thingamabob..just have to figure out which of my entities has the best name?

7/3/08 11:06 AM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Lovely painting, Andrea. Nice reminder that this winter thing is just part of a cycle, as so much life is.

Whateverpeg?! I love it! I used to live across the border from there in Pembina, North Dakota. Brrrrrr!

7/3/08 11:48 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I've not been around to see you for awhile. Busy. Art. You know how it goes.

So.......Hi!

Hope all is well.

7/3/08 11:53 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Testing.. it just junked my long comment...

7/3/08 1:02 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Typical... well here are the answers again:

name - Caroline
4 letter word - cool
vehicle - car
city - Cairo
boy's name - Carl
girl's name - Cleopatra
alcoholic drink - cider
occupation - carpenter
something you wear - clothes
celebrity - Clint Eastwood
food - cabbage
something found in a bathroom - cold water
reason for being late - close encounter...
cartoon character - Captain Pugwash
something you shout - Crumbs!
animal - cheeetah
body part - cheek
word to describe you - creative

7/3/08 1:06 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

And in my first comment I also mentioned how much I like you painting and love that it is so apt!

7/3/08 1:06 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I've gotta tell you, Andrea, this painting has single-handedly changed my mood. I've been having a very crappy day (dealing with an uncooperative consulate that lost my passport), and looking at this painting just gave me a lovely sense of calm that I desperately needed. Thank you.

Is it for sale? (Not that I can afford to buy it right now.)

7/3/08 1:14 PM  
Blogger San said...

Soothing painting--lots of linkages.

I've seen you around on other blogs and my curiosity got the better of me! Good for my curiosity.

7/3/08 1:21 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks all. Heather: This painting is for sale and eventually slated for the gallery in Invermere.

7/3/08 1:31 PM  
Blogger murphy girl said...

beautiful painting, andrea!

7/3/08 1:46 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

THANK YOU for that beautiful painting, and for making summer about the biggest part of it...

Those deep blue skies, those lovely birds on the leafed trees...it's paradise, and it's only a couple of months away for us here...

your name………………Chris
4 letter word……………………crap
vehicle…………………………car
city……………………………Chicago
boy's name………………………Crumplestiltskin
girl's name……………………Chloe
alcoholic drink…………Coors Light
occupation………………………Coureurs du bois
something you wear……………Cologne
celebrity……………………Chris Isaak
food…………Cauliflower
something found in a bathroom……Cool Mint Listermint
reason for being late……………clusterf*ck of cornucopias
cartoon character………………Cluckleberry Hound
something you shout……………Cry me a river!
animal………………………Cantelope
body part……………………Clavicle
word to describe you……………Crazy

7/3/08 3:27 PM  
Blogger Kikipotamus said...

Gorgeous painting! Of course I am in love with ALL your work. I love your answers to the name game, too,...esp Absinthe. Here in town we have an Absinthe bar called Milk. Love your friends' answers, too. FUN!

7/3/08 4:00 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

OK. Keeping it short cos Blogger is eating things.
Nice painting. Funny list.
4letter word ...;;dear
vehicle dirigible
boy...dietrich
girl...delilah
booze...daiquiri
occupation...dentist
apparel....dior
celebrity...david bowie
food...dumplings
in a bathroom....douche
reason to be late...dog ate keys
cartoon...donal duck
word i'd shout...dork!
animal...dikdik
body part...deltoid muscle
describing me...dizzy


And if this one is eaten I'll call Blogger another D word!

7/3/08 11:44 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I just love your symbol paintings. There is just so much energy in them.
And you know I love nature , seasons, gardens so this one for me is awesome.

8/3/08 6:13 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Word to describe your post: WONDERFUL

Willie

8/3/08 6:33 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Hey, I'll post it on my blog, Just did one of these for Barb, no response, though.....

Yes the painting does remind us that 'spring is just around the corner.' But March is our snowiest month, so we're all just waiting, between the 70 degree days of course. But it also makes me anxious, because time passes, must make good use of time!

Love it.

8/3/08 7:47 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I'm loving these lists. It's a whole creative exercise in itself. More!

8/3/08 8:25 AM  
Blogger Cestandrea said...

Hi andrea, I love the cylce painting! So much to discover in this lovely illustration.
And the list seems fun:)
Have a great weekend
Andrea

8/3/08 3:11 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

haa sounds like a fun meme and very difficult for me.. for my name starts with V...

anyway im almost done with it just adding a link or two and im done.. come visit my site..

8/3/08 5:13 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

oh and btw i luv your artwork!

8/3/08 5:14 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

These paintings seem so effortless.

your name………………Janet
4 letter word……………………junk
vehicle…………………………jeep
city……………………………Jonestown
boy's name………………………Jack
girl's name……………………Jill
alcoholic drink………… Jack Daniels
occupation………………journalist
something you wear……………jumper
celebrity…………………… Hugh Jackman
food…………Jello
something found in a bathroom……john
reason for being late……………jeans zipper broke.
cartoon character………………Jerry (of Tom and Jerry)
something you shout……………JUMP!
animal………………………jack rabbit
body part……………………juglar vein
word to describe you……………jolly

8/3/08 6:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Andrea, I discovered you recently and love your work. Do you sell and ship to people in Europe? I live in Belgium. I think I'll do the meme on my blog.

9/3/08 12:54 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Andrea;
Again, youve created something absolutely delightful! Its perferct for this time of ear, too: still chilly and wintery, but with a distinct promise of spring.

9/3/08 10:51 AM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

That's a lovely piece, and gardening is very muc on my mind. Still a it chilly, but we're geting there!

9/3/08 11:41 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

haha arsewipe! beautiful painting!!!

9/3/08 12:17 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

Beautiful garden Andrea! Love it!

your name………………Catalina
4 letter word……………………coeur
vehicle…………………………cycle
city……………………………Caracas
boy's name………………………C
girl's name……………………Camila
alcoholic drink…………Champagne
occupation………………………Caotic inventor
something you wear……………Colours
celebrity……………………Charles Darwin
food…………Chocolate!
something found in a bathroom……cream

reason for being late……………Circulation

cartoon character………………Calvin

something you shout……………Conchale!
animal....Chameleon
body part....Cubitus
Word to describe you...Creativity

9/3/08 1:41 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

4 letter word...coeur...? Chat

9/3/08 1:43 PM  
Blogger Sylvain said...

OMG Asterix!! I hadn't thought about that cartoon character in DECADES!!!

9/3/08 5:36 PM  
Blogger Donn said...

OK I'll be your Huckleberry..
your name………………Donn
4 letter word……………………darn
vehicle…………………………Desoto
city……………………………Djibouti
boy's name………………………Devlin
girl's name……………………Danika
alcoholic drink…………Drambui
occupation………Detective
something you wear……………Dockers
celebrity……………………Donny Osmond
food…………Doughnuts
something found in a bathroom……dental floss
reason for being late……………death
cartoon character……………Doctor Doom
something you shout……………dagnamit
animal………………………Diplodocus
body part……………………duodenum
word to describe you..down to earth

9/3/08 9:08 PM  
Blogger Bronwyn, said...

I love that you've used light & shade in the blue motif in the middle.

By the way, you've been tagged!

9/3/08 10:36 PM  
Blogger nadine said...

Love this blue puzzle! What are the crossy/flowery/female symboly things in the bottom left?

10/3/08 12:05 PM  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Your name ..........Ian
4 letter word ..... itsy
vehicle ........... Isuzu
city .............. Ithica
boys name ......... Ignatz
girls name ........ Isolde
alcoholic drink ... Irish whiskey
occupation ........ Ironmonger
something to wear . Ingersol
Celebrity ......... Isabella Rosselini
Food .............. icing
In a bathroom ..... ibuphrophen
being late ........ incontinence (not really)
cartoon character . Iggy (in the Little Lulu comics)
something you shout ..I'm pissed off
animal .............. Ibis
body part ........... iris
word to describe me . invaluable

Andrea, dearest, I am so glad my first name isn't Xavier.

10/3/08 1:45 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Sorry I haven't been able to respond to these individually but they've been great reading! :)

**Hardest first initial award goes to Ian!

**Special award for using *real* four-letter words is a tie between WW and Donn or "the boys from Winterpeg".

10/3/08 2:53 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Looks like there's a fun game going on! I'll just jump right to praising another outstandingly beautiful painting! The shades of blue make me think of malting ice and spring rivers... it's truly gorgeous, Andrea!

10/3/08 4:48 PM  
Blogger AcuityTodos said...

I continue to find your paintings beautiful and uplifting. Thank you!

10/3/08 7:43 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

this is beautiful, so delicate.

11/3/08 1:09 AM  
Blogger Helena Bergendahl said...

your name: Helena
4 letter word: hand
vehicle: Horse carriage
city Helena
boy's name Harry
girl's name Hannah
alcoholic drink Heineken
occupation Hillustrator
something you wear Hats
(well, not me personally)
celebrity Hally Berry
food Hazelnuts
something found in a bathroom Handlotion
reason for being late Headache
cartoon character Haddock
something you shout Hey!
animal Horse
body part Hamstrings
word to describe you Handsome!

11/3/08 2:18 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

4cLove the new painting, and the meme is fun.

your name: Denise
4 letter word:dame
vehicle:dinghy
city:Dublin
boy's name:Davis
girl's name:Dawn
alcoholic drink:draught
occupation:drummer
something you wear:denim
celebrity:Daniel Day-Lewis
food:dates
something found in a bathroom:drain
reason for being late:dazed and confused
cartoon character:Dennis the Menace
something you shout:duck!
animal:deerhound
body part:derriere
word to describe you:dreamer

11/3/08 7:53 PM  
Blogger Ars said...

Love the pear tree!!!

your name………………Chris
4 letter word……………………corm
vehicle…………………………combine harvester
city……………………………Clovis
boy's name………………………Cole
girl's name……………………Cicada
alcoholic drink…………Colada
occupation………………………Carpenter
something you wear……………Chapeau
celebrity……………………Curie, Marie
food…………Cucumber
something found in a bathroom……aftershave
reason for being late……………Chaos
cartoon character………………Cacodemon
something you shout……………Coin! Coin! Coin!
animal………………………Cephelapod
body part……………………Colon
word to describe you……………Corpulent

12/3/08 3:11 PM  
Blogger girl work studios said...

Love the painting! (honored to have seen it in person as well.)
Like these scattegories games, here's my attempt:

your name………………Ellen
4 letter word……………………evil
vehicle…………………………Explorer
city……………………………Edinburgh
boy's name………………………Ebenezer
girl's name……………………Emily
alcoholic drink…………electric lemonade
occupation………………………editor
something you wear……………earrings
celebrity……………………Ethan Hawke
food…………eggplant
something found in a bathroom……eye drops
reason for being late……………eagle -had to stop and take pictures
cartoon character………………Eeyore
something you shout……………earthquake!
animal………………………elephant
body part……………………esophagus
word to describe you……………eclectic

13/3/08 1:01 PM  
Blogger Ann Christine Dennison said...

I really love the painting!!!

2/4/08 3:06 PM  

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