Friday, June 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: Rejected -

"Selfportrait of the Artist Getting Rejected"
montage by Mick Mather
The weekly theme, rejected, at Illustration Friday gives me an opportunity to add another NEW piece to The Selfportrait Series. Even though the situation, when it happens to you, can be painful, over time all wounds are healed. There may often be a scar left behind, especially if it happens with one or another variation of the "Dear John Letter". Hopefully, we are stronger for the experience. Though my heart is heavy over loves lost, I have a smile upon my face.

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Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the composition!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I thank you, with a blush, for this comment. In view of your own excellent work - line, wash & background - I'm especially pleased to see you drop by. :)

4:31 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Good one Mick, but sorry for the note. Been there, and yes, we're stronger for the experience. Love the origami ref to Nan's jello!!

7:11 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

In good cases every rejection makes us stronger. At least I hope this is so!

The colour world of your work appeals to me; warm, broken, earthy shades of life.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

LMAO @ the Jell-O reference. I couldn't resist mentioning it since almost every piece of origami I've ever attempted turned out as a misshapen something-or-other never close to what the instructions show!

Once again I say thanks so much for the way you describe how the work speaks to you. Warm, broken, earthy - none of those occurred to me until you said it. :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger *ItkUpiLLi* said...

LMAO!!! This is genius...once are sure the master of self-portraits...very classical American elements…

11:44 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

"Classical American" elements indeed! Yes, the old refrigerator and the clothes are from the 1950's. Then there's the "Dear John Letter" which is very old indeed. Me? Well, blush, I'm right out of the 1940's but perhaps not in the same field of 'classic' as the other iconic elements. :D

1:17 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

striking image to support your words....
says it all....

8:02 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much with my usual blush. I must say that I get a kick out of doing this series. Regardless of the title or theme, of the bitter or the sweet memory, these are always great fun for me to produce.

8:08 PM  

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