Apr 28 2010

Illustration Friday – Ahead (Time In A Bottle – #26)

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is Ahead.

Ahead can mean – toward the future; forward in time. So I chose the lyrics from the Jim Croce song Time In A Bottle to inspire this illustration. I’ve always loved this song (I think I say that with all of these, don’t I?).

And just like that, I’m at the halfway point pieces-wise! I set out a goal of 52 in a year, and this one makes number 26.

Photo credits:
BackgroundHilde Vanstraelen
BackgroundManu Mohan
BackgroundMatt Willmann
BottlePaul Barker
Younger Couplecjhallman
Older CoupleFarquois


Apr 28 2010

The stuff nightmares are made from…

I’m fascinated by the work of Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929-2005), a Polish surrealist who painted many strange, post-apocalyptic pieces. I love the atmosphere he creates – moody, spooky, dreamlike. In his later years he started to get into digital photo manipulation, but I find his paintings to be far better.