Tuesday, September 9, 2008

IF: Clutter


Really I just should have posted a picture of my house for this one, but since that would have been cheating, I opted to do an illustration. This is a spin off of last week's Illustration Friday entry. Instead of memories being filed away, this represents all of the clutter that gets built up in the mind over time. Useless facts, phone numbers that are no longer used, but can't be forgotten, advertisement jingles, etc., etc. Sometimes I think this "mind clutter" takes up useful storage space from new information streaming in, and that's why I forget so much. If only this clutter could be cleaned out to make room for more important information, data I actually want to remember. If only...
:)
Nessa Dee

28 comments:

kathy hare said...

I love this, a gorgeous illustration..

damon said...

lovely drawing

i need to get one of those cleaning elves

Juan said...

Great stuff Nessa!

LittleStory said...

I never can wait for your IF entries Nessa. What great ideas!

Tom Barrett said...

Really great idea! I like all the textures you've used for the clutter.

Scott Fuhriman said...

I think this is such a great illustration. I think this, together with your piece from last week, are the start of a great series! Really well done. Super creative and perfectly executed. I love the feel of both of them. I'll be checing back to see future entries. Thanks!

Tammy said...

I hope it is part of a series too. As usual I love the color choices and the dust. It represents just what you described

Katie said...

My first thought was an elf trying to clean up in the midst of Christmas. I get the mind clutter though too. Really wonderful

Abby said...

Thanks for reading! Do you think I have enough blogs? One of these days (once house and dental school are over) I can pare it down and just have one. I enjoy your art and pics of A&F and always, always the conversations with Finn. Not that Audrie doesn't have anything interesting to say....

Fantastic Figments said...

hehehe I love the comment "take a picture of my house" I think most of us can relate to that, but I think your illustration it much more creative and should I say deliberate. I don't think any of us mean the clutter it just happens.. Love your art very expressive :)

Smooches,
Steph

Mark Cavell said...

One of my faves. Fantastic line and texture matched by a lovely idea.

mam'zelle roĆ¼ge said...

Love it ! Very cute and sweet :)

Michael said...

Fantastic piece. I really like the texture and mood you created!

princesstomato said...

great piece. love the composition and the idea!

teri

stangy said...

what a wonderful illustration - nice colors and balance. Congrats on pick of the week!

Kimberly Robello said...

This looks very nice! Great job! I love his cute little butt.

Alina Chau said...

THis is lovely!!

Mamaliga said...

Congratulations, Nessa, well done! Very charming work.

sHandke said...

Lovely Work! And congrats on being the featured Illustration Friday artist. I also wanted to share that I've posted a short blurb about both IF and shared your work on the Community Sketchbook. Check it out: http://communitysketchbook.blogspot.com/2008/09/illustration-friday.html

ValGalArt said...

i love this and the beautiful textures :)

Chris said...

I really like this illustration. Love the combinations of texture and linework. Inspired color choices as well. Last week's piece on "Memories," is quite nice too.

Congratulations on being the feature IF blog!

yoon see said...

Congratulations!
Lovely clutter piece that brings new message-Joy at work.
Evidently, doing chore is such a joy & fun here. Like having a party!!!
Thank you, you remind me of work could be play, play could be work.
So have fun and be happy in all things we do.
Yes, loving it.

kim said...

Congratulations on pick of the week. And I like the painting of Winston the Westie. Sully the Westie approves. :)

nessadee said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! This has been so exciting, and I really appreciate all the feedback!

Do Yeah Media said...

Fantastic work! Love that texture.

The Boomerang said...

love this illustration and last weeks too! ran across you from the illustration Friday site.

maria said...

i love your illustration , congrats:)

Milan Rubio said...

Fantasticwork with the textures. The mood is awesome. I really like the composition. And the text patterns are so fresh...
Love the non-digitial render,
Great!