Mar 27, 2009

IF: Poise

I just finished my ad for Picture Book, and still had the idea of dress up on the brain, but this time in a calmer setting. For the newest IF theme, "Poise," I thought of the word in relation to my mom's mantra growing up. It was so important for my mom, to instill in my sister and I, that we be poised and graceful. Often times my mother made clothes for us (usually matching I might add), and when I was getting measured I would practice my poise. Can't say I was always successful at it.

7 comments:

Debbie Egizio said...

This is such a charming illustration. I can really relate to this experience. My Mom was a seamstress and made many outfits for me when I was growing up. I too had to practice my poise or suffer the accidental pinch of a pin.

Cheryl said...

I really like the lighting effects of the window.

adrienne trafford said...

beautifully drawn - i love the shapes of their heads and hairdos - and i love how we are somehow looking down at this from somewhere...

DEB said...

Very nice! One thing I can say I'm not - poised. Kudos to you for practicing it even as a child!!

Roberta said...

This is sentimental and sweet!
Your work is so appealing!

Indigene said...

Wonderful post and original illustration!

thedoodlegirl said...

This is such a charming illustration. I adore the patterns on their shirts. You can just feel the bond between the characters. Nice!