Thursday, December 4, 2008

IF - Balloon

Illustration Fridays topic this week is "balloon". I wasn't going to do a picture. But then I learned that a friend had passed away on Monday after fighting lung cancer and this came into my head. Betty was a good friend of my wife's family. My kids grew up calling her "Grandma Betty". We will miss her, but like the balloon, I know she was going up.

6 comments:

cacahuete's said...

very nice ilo...
very sad story.

jazzlamb said...

Amazing.I love how you took it forward as an inspiration for this.
very unusual.may her soul rest in peace.

Dot said...

I love the stark contrasts in this. nice job.

Manasi Parikh said...

hey..really beautiful :)

kathy hare said...

a beautiful illustration and thought.. sorry for your loss.

Andrew Wales said...

That is a powerful image -- the hope of the balloons ascent, and the sadness of those watching it go.