Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shadows

'Shadows' is the prompt this week at Illustration Friday

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche


(watercolour and ink on paper)

12 comments:

Alex said...

beautiful work, love it

Indigene said...

Lovely design quality and shadows!

Jessie said...

A very thought provoking quote and a very striking and lovely illustration! :)xx

roberto said...

Naomi, no one could have said and draw better than you.
Excellent!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting and compelling. Thought provoking and a little sad.

naomi orana said...

It does seem a little sad...
Or maybe it supports the old adage that sometimes simpler is better ?
Not sure....

Clare said...

i am fascinated by the shadow - the mystery that eludes us so often - you have captured this concept well - i wonder who is the shadow the adult or the child?

naomi orana said...

Ooh Clare, I like that!
Maybe at first the child learns in our 'shadow' and as it blooms, we are then left in it's shadow or the shadow of who we once were ?
Hmmm

rossichka said...

What an interesting quote! But I can say that sometimes we get lost in our thoughts and words and then the feelings change so quickly that the final one differs from the first one...
Mother and child. Separate in their feelings, but together in their thoughts - the shadow is one!:)
Dear Naomi, today I received your amazing cards and words fail me to describe how happy I am! Thank you! I sent you an e-mail!x

Melissa Mackie said...

stunning work!

naomi orana said...

Rossichka, you are one amazing gal - I'm in complete agreeance with your theory and in awe of your apt words.

Melissa, thank you so much :-)

deniz said...

such powerful words and such a gentle piece to go with it.... lovely beyond words...


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