Friday, November 21, 2008

Opinion – IF


This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's prompt is "Opinion". In my humble opinion, Zhuangzi's quote is a good reminder for when we are adamant about being right, "We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away". Of course, some die harder than others....

Thanks to the folks at IF, for using my suggestion.

27 comments:

Alexandre Esgaio said...

just wonderfull....the illustration and the wise words....

Teri C said...

BEAUTIOUS! And a great quote!

Thanks for a fun suggestion.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Horrayyyyyyy for you my friend. They picked your choice1 How wonderful and what a great illustration for"Opinion." I agree with the other two post. What very, very wise words. Excellent piece.

Connie said...

Your illustration focuses on the quotation and also symbolizes our focus on ourselves and our opinions.

gracefulCraig said...

... and "opinion" dissappears into nothing! great

studio lolo said...

Why am I not surprised this fabulous word came from you? It's a good one! And this mandala is mesmerizing. The quote is perfect my friend, so perfect.

Peace and blessings.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicki Smith said...

Stunning artwork that draws the viewer into the quote!

Faruffa said...

this is the best interpretation of point of view that I can imagine!!!

Nicky Linzey said...

I can't stop looking at this, the colours and pattern are indeed mesmerizing! Good choice of subject too.

Josy said...

Beautifully entrancing texture, pattern, colors! I'm having a little trouble stopping myself from staring at it.

And kudos on being selected for IF!

murphy girl said...

gorgeous, gorgeous! and a great quote to boot!

sophie philo said...

yes some opinions will change.
even in mathematics.
wish you the best!

polona said...

great quote, and presented wonderfully!

Roberta said...

This is gorgeous! What a lovely illustration and sentiment!

AndyDoodler said...

Perfect!!!= Suggestion- quote and artwork to go with it!!! The mandala could even be the 'o' in opinion- but that's an opinion?

aimee said...

YES! congratulations on having your sentiment chosen, and i am beyond wowed at this beautiful illustration. the combination of your colors and patterns are splendid!

life without novacaine said...

In my opinion, this is fabulous! The quote is perfect, the colors exquisite and how the pattern goes off the page is divine. Very nice job! Love, love, love it!

yoon see said...

Awesome:)
I love the magical thoghts and colours here.
Magic wheel....

get zapped said...

Howdy everyone! It's been neat reading all your comments and seeing what others have done with this theme. I figured it would stir up some intense and fun illos.

Oh, Andy- you are right, the design is in the form of "O" for opinion. Good eye :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating!

Michael O'Connell said...

the design is wonderful… the quote worth remembering…

Solvere volo said...

Beautiful thoughts and beautiful illo. Just perfect.

Shani said...

Oh I LOVE the bright colors you've chosen and of course, the sentiment is perfect! Bravo!

zelene kano said...

beautiful colors

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I just wanted to come by to wish you a very wonderful and peaceful holiday! You are such a talented and classy lady! I wish you well .

R. Ramesh said...

U said it..and nicely colourfully too..congrats..

rebecca woodward said...

Yes! A great topic for IF and your art is exceedingly beautiful! The quote was just perfect for this piece. Way to go! In my opinion, you rock! Happy Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

Nice work! I really like the patterns and colors you've created. Great quote, too.