Monday, January 5, 2009

Finally back!!! Happy 2009!!! Illustration Friday - "Resolve"



Happy 2009!!!

I started the year off with something I have rarely done in a while...actually take vacation away from everything....

It was wonderful....

I just love a whole new year...it always seems so inspiring and fresh...and makes me think that anything is possible...

I created this piece as my submission to Illustration Friday's prompt..."Resolve"

It has many of the things I will be focusing on this year....

  1. Spend more time with family friends
  2. Illustrate more children's books
  3. eat healthier
  4. fit into my favorite dress
  5. paint more
  6. garden more
  7. bake more
  8. enjoy cupcakes more
  9. create more
  10. and always stop and smell the roses...meaning I will keep my eyes wide open and never let the wonder around me slip away....

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs

Diana

27 comments:

get zapped said...

Fantastic! What a lovely illo. So full of joy and life. I look forward to seeing your art in 2009!

Happy New Year!

anjou said...

that's a gorgeous pic - really cheerful. I love the colours. I like your resolutions too, I share a lot of them!! ('specially the baking!)

Honor Bowden said...

welcome back Diana! I love this piece - what a great start to the year. Glad you found some time for a vacation too. :-)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

what a wonderful post diana!
2009 is going to be fun!
xo
melissa

Heather Robinson said...

Oh I just love this piece and all that it represents for this new year!! Like you I've taken a break from blogging but I've missed it. Glad to see you back. Hugs and all the very best of wishes for the new year.

Diane said...

Happy 2009 Diana! This is a lovely piece to start with! I hope you accomplish all the things you've set out to do in the new year. You'll need to do a lot of gardening after the cupcakes in order to fit into that favorite dress! Hugs, Diane

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

All the things I love!!! Yes, yes, yes, more cupcakes please!!! When you bake come remember! Okay make sure you don't eat to many cupcakes so you can fit into your dress and that goes for the both of us! he he he! Happy New year again. Hugs a plenty!

Fannie said...

Welcome back and excellent IF submission, Diana! I love your interpretation and design. Bravo!

Good to hear that you feel refreshed and excited! Great resolutions. May I sign my name to that list? Hah! ;-D

Continued success to you in 2009, Dear Friend!

soulbrush said...

i absolutely adore your resolves, and your bright spirit. you go girl!!

ArtbyAndy said...

Great illustration and awesome illustration style!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Lovely illustration! And resolve...

Alina Chau said...

WOnderful take on the theme!! Lovely illo!

bookbabie said...

Great illo this week, I enjoyed snooping around your blog, lots to see:)

Teri C said...

Wonderful resolutions and gorgeous illo!

indigene said...

Great image! I love the colors and the composition! This would be so cool as a wall mural or a creative's logo!

DeLi said...

happy year 2009 diana..i too joins you in smelling the rose :)

carla said...

With such a beautiful visual reminder, you should have no trouble keeping those resolutions! I just love your use of bright colors, and you unique style is enchanting! Happy New Year!

marianne said...

Hi Diana!
Nice to see you again (posting)!!!
Lovely illustration, but your intentions are great ans inspiring!
Especially the last one!
Thanks for inspiring me! (as always)
hug >M<

Dot said...

what a great list! happy new year :)

Juan said...

One of my favorites in this IF week !

messyfish said...

wonderful way to illustrate "resolve" and such a beautiful illustration!

Juan said...

Excellent work Diana!!
Happy New Year!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful illustration,full of life

Roberta said...

And often a little vacation is just what is needed before starting a very productive year!
I look forward to seeing what else you'll create in 2009...You busy lady you!

Eric Barclay said...

Wow! Really great colors! You have such a fun style.

Happy new year!

Bella Sinclair said...

What a fabulous and meaningful piece. Your colors are always like jewels and inspire such happiness. Those are good resolutions to have! I'd probably do a lot more of the cupcakes one and less of the eat healthier and fit into the dress ones, though. :D

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Happy 2009 to you as well! I took an extra long vacation myself. It was great!
I can't wait to see your children's books!!!

 
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