Thursday, September 13, 2007

Illustration Friday: Momentum

Finally, after a long absence I'm participating in Illustration Friday again! Woo-Hoo! I've been thinking a lot about Momentum recently. In June, shortly after the last transmission on my blog I became a mom to a happy, healthy baby girl. All summer long I've been trying to put the "mom" in momentum. I've started drinking coffee again, eating midnight snacks, and taking 'power naps'. What I really could use are a pair of rocket booster high tops to get going like the ones pictured above. A pair of wings and a bolero cap with a propeller wouldn't hurt either, but that might freak out the baby.

There is so much to write about to fill you in about my recent hiatus, but for now this post will have to do. Stay tuned for more to come.

All Images Copyright The Flying Pencil 2007


Kim Carney said...

The idea is out of this world ;)

Anonymous said...

Julia~ You acheived a MOMentous thing by birthing sweet Hannah!

For that you deserve some chaMOMile tea.

Tell ben to turn off the seisMOMeter and bring you some cardeMOM so that you can have some MOMents to yourself!

Great illustration - love the boots! Love you ~ amber

Karin said...

I can SO relate.

Congratulations on becoming a mom.

flora said...

I love everything about this illustration! Welcome back... I am a newbie to IF. Hope to see more of your works! :)

Anonymous said...

How did you manage that fantastic illustration with such a wee tike?? Creativity is just in your blood. I'm so impressed by your motivation. Hannah is a lucky baby girl to have such a solid mom.
xoxo C.

Eli said...

Congratulations! Great image by the way, unique style, fun character and great color choices.

Molly said...

I'm so happy to see you back.
YOU, my dear, have momentum!
Congratulations on everything. I'm so happy you found a little bit of time to make a delicious drawing.
best and love -

cynseattle said...

Hooray! Illustration Fridays are back! Making us smile from ear to ear...miss you, Julia!

Anonymous said...

You should turn that into a poster to give to new MOMs all over the world! I love it! Nice to see you back in the creative swing of things!

Kay Aker said...

Supercharged charm!

Giles Timms said...

Beautiful! Great design and colour. Especially love the soft glow effect you achieved around the wings.