Thursday, January 29, 2009

Climbing… Illustration Friday

Well, here I am again… just at the buzzer… I think that I have finally gotten on top of all that needed to get done at the Museum. It truly is a great show. Go on… take a look… and if you are in town… stop in… I have an office on the 5th floor.

This little lady has just discovered something new and has climbed out of the soup and is off to see what she can find. I feel the same way right now. After having a nice comfortable place to "live" for the past two-and-a-half-years I am now on to something new… and wonderful… and exciting… AND a bit scary. I know a lot of people are in the same boat right now. Many have lost their jobs. Businesses are cutting away the fat or burning it up in order to stay afloat and I'm not so sure it is ALL bad. It forces us to look at wh we are, where we have been and where we want to go. It also gives us the opportunity to try that "thing" that we always wanted to do. And since I am looking at this from the fishes point of view (cold-blooded) I think many of the companies that are in trouble have gotten too fat and too enslaved to the layers and layers of bureaucracy. How many layers of middle management can a company have without having waste?

Don't get me wrong. I know that there are a lot of people suffering out there. Not only are my thoughts and prayers are with you… I am with you. So pull yourself out of the muck and find that new life. Or if you are in a place to help… reach in and pull someone out. Whatever you do don't stop climbing!


Patty said...

That's funny

Dot said...

hehe, cute!

thanks so much for your comments on mine... yeah, i get so spoiled with the pristene neatness of digital coloring, i forget how nice it is to get down and dirty in the real life coloring :)

Anonymous said...

never seen a fish wit such great lookin legs LOL and them red shoesss
WOW. michael dailey

ArtSparker said...

Complex & unusual take on the subject.

The show at the museum is about something I think about a lot, our relation to animals. I'm wondering what you think about computer animation with anthropomorpjzed animals - this something I tend to go off on, as it seems to me that real animals are being eliminated and replaced by digital, less threatening ones. I'd guess you've probably seen quite a few of these.

I am struggling (to say the least) right now, I do get some satisfaction from giving what support, in the way of suggestions and resources, to some young artists I've been in touch with recently. It's a different way of feeling I have a contribution to make and some control.

Jaimie said...

Cute and clever!

HARDWAX said...

Your poem/riddle wonderful, and i'm wondering what the kiss might be. A kiss of inspiration or creativity, hmmm.

I like so much the illustration Michael, it's thought provoking,and fun.

marcello murru said...

very nice!!!

yoon see said...

Sorry to drop by late.
I really love the different shades of blue that you employed here.
So relaxing and calm.
The bold colours here are remarkbly pleasing and appealing.
Congrats Mocando! This is another great piece that really make me smile in my inner heart.

get zapped said...

Excellent post! So full of candor and truth.

The illo is fantastic. The colors are brilliant and the textures enticing. I love your work.

Thanks for the honest and uplifting postz1