murphy girl

22 September 2006

phobia


fire is probably my biggest phobia. ever since i was a child, i've had a plan ready for escape should the house erupt in flames overnight (still do, i have a box of stuff that has to go with me, and of course my murphy!)

a very quick micron pen drawing; if i didn't do it tonight, it wasn't going to get done!

have a good week, and enjoy the changing leaves and fall temperatures!

32 Comments:

Blogger ValGalArt said...

Do you have a fireplace? I bet Murphy enoys a good cuddle in front of the fireplace. Love this motion filled and colourful illo and it's always good to have a plan!

22 September, 2006 22:57  
Blogger Gemma said...

Very nice Murphy girl.

22 September, 2006 23:18  
Blogger Janet said...

I don't have any phobias, but I am an awful worrywart, so I'm always planning ahead for the worst case scenario.

22 September, 2006 23:55  
Blogger andrea said...

Hey -- nice for a quick sketch. Simple, clean and organic-looking.

23 September, 2006 00:01  
Blogger Tiger Mouse said...

I love the colours and flow of this illo.

23 September, 2006 02:16  
Blogger *DeB* said...

it looks good, though- sort of abstract. I worry about my munkies getting burned up while I am away. So I normally have to take one with me, just in case...

23 September, 2006 03:01  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

I can relate to this. We were in a house on fire when I was a teenager. It is scary and strange all at once. First you just stand there trying to take it all in, then once you realize what is actually happening, you spring into action. It is always good to have a plan ...way way ahead.

The illustration is filled with motion and emotion and great color.

23 September, 2006 08:23  
Blogger kg said...

you've turned your phobia into a lovely illo. i like.

23 September, 2006 08:33  
Blogger himavant said...

nice illustration. pain phobia. take care.

23 September, 2006 08:43  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

OK. Should I know what a 'Murphy' is? I feel pretty clueless here....but I LOVE this illustration and the representation of fire in such a beautiful way.

23 September, 2006 09:12  
Blogger Teri C said...

Beautiful hot burning colors for this phobia. Just perfect.

23 September, 2006 09:52  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work! nice colors!

23 September, 2006 09:53  
Blogger Lady Guedes said...

Nicely done!!!

23 September, 2006 10:09  
Blogger kat coyle said...

i like how abstract this fire is, makes a very nice pattern.

23 September, 2006 10:54  
Anonymous Natalie said...

See...and I'm just the opposite. I was one of those kids that was fascinated with fire. Back during church summer camp, they tried to get it out of our systems by having us light and blow out hundreds of matches to make a cross. But later in life, I had a pretty scary experience with fire while camping with some friends so it's definitely an element to respect.

23 September, 2006 11:03  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

perfect, it's so animated! nice!

23 September, 2006 12:27  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

This is stunning, such beautiful lines and colours!

23 September, 2006 12:43  
Blogger georg said...

Very personal and creative image of fire - lovely colours.

I've been afraid of fire too - until I dreamed one night, that our house was in fire. I was alone this speciel night. I dreamed, that I called the firebrigade and then I got the fire putted out - before the firemen came!

At the morning I woke up, satisfied - now I could handle fire, I thought :-)

23 September, 2006 16:37  
Blogger swahnen said...

very nice work! I visited your website, I most say that I love the "giraff" (I dont know how it spells in english, sorry)

24 September, 2006 03:26  
Blogger BGOZ said...

I really like this piece. Great design.

:)=

24 September, 2006 11:20  
Blogger michael dailey said...

lov the energy this illo gives off i can almost hear the crackle from the flames. ive always been fascinated by fire but i do have a great respect of the destruction it can do if left to its own. Sooo having a plan just in case is sound judgment incase there ever is one u wont panic. OHH like amy said Whats a murphy???? i must have had a sheltered childhood or maybe it was a neglected one lol

24 September, 2006 15:04  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Great movement in this drawing, these flames are mesmerizing

24 September, 2006 19:01  
Blogger baggelboy said...

When I was litle I had a fear that something would eat my toes that stuck out the end of the bed.
30 years later I woke up in a panic in the middle of the night and covered my feet.

24 September, 2006 19:04  
Anonymous Mutti said...

Sehr gut Schatzie.

love,

24 September, 2006 21:35  
Blogger marcisenders said...

This would made a great textile print!

24 September, 2006 21:43  
Blogger shadowsandclouds said...

the movement of hot licking flames! eek! very nice though!

25 September, 2006 04:05  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

I love the texture of this one. I also like the colors - instead of being real yellow and orange you chose reds and oranges which creates a great effect.

25 September, 2006 09:08  
Blogger Jaimie said...

lovely design. very energetic and firey!

25 September, 2006 16:14  
Blogger lepetitdoodler said...

your phobia is pretty...

25 September, 2006 22:48  
Blogger Loni said...

Very nice! You captured the flow and "spirit" of fire very well. Good job!

28 September, 2006 12:00  
Blogger Marco Antonio Sepúlveda said...

Sin lugar a dudas fóbico el trabajo.

29 September, 2006 18:44  
Blogger Rrramone said...

I thought this was hair! :-) Which was my phobia post. Nice colors.

30 September, 2006 11:36  

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