Friday, October 17, 2008

Illustration Friday: Late -

"A Swing and A Miss"
digital collage by Mick Mather
Illustration Friday offers late this week for a theme. Right about now I feel almost as despondent as this slugger must, albeit if for different reasons, when sometimes in life you give it a go and come up empty. There are levels of meaning for me here that are reflected in this theme and certainly in this image ... still, 'nuff said. Both of us are going to come up swinging at the next fast ball thrown our way; of that there is no doubt. :)

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12 Comments:

Blogger Connie said...

Fantastic image; great colour. Wishing you a home run very soon.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love the texture

2:00 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

For me, this illo represents last night's awesome game between the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays!

If I thought about every time I had a swing and a miss, I'd have to kill myself ;)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh...this is making me feel sad about the end of another summer and the fact that my White Sox choked in the end. Love summer and baseball. Nice illustration.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

connie:
Thanks so much and I'll get another turn at bat very soon. :)

karen:
I have to say thanks for noticing ... it's that exact look of a uniform carrying all these shades of ground in brown! :D

studio lolo:
I know what you mean, Laurel! We better stop counting, like, right now! :D

kate:
Great big thanks here, Rietz! Just in case things got out of control over at your place, I must quote the team manager portrayed by Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own , "Are you crying? There's NO CRYING in baseball!" :D

4:36 PM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

hey mick, hope it turns around. great way to think about the topic.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
I hadn't realized that the tone of this post might be interpreted as dire. Nothing I'm experiencing is any more serious than what any number of a million of us have to deal with every day ... except, of course, that it's happening to me! Thanks for the encouragement and the encouraging words. :)

6:28 PM  
Blogger SENTA said...

This is awesome!

11:27 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I like this. It's soft and full of movement, going forward despite the miss.

Have a nice weekend, Mick.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

senta:
Thank s so much ... with a BIG blush!

susupetal:
Once again you hit the nail on the head ... oops, I should've said you "hit a home run!" Even as I was writing this post I was moving forward. Thanks for the extra, added treat of a wonderful dance routine with the song. :)

7:07 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I think this piece has great energy! There are many misses before the hits... and I hope you're feeling the good vibes! I also really like the texture you've created... overall, a fine piece!

carla

10:48 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

carla:
Thanks for all that you've said here. Admittedly, the good vibes are never far away for me.

2:46 PM  

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