Friday, March 25, 2011

Illustration Friday - Toy

It's been a long time since I've contributed to Illustration Friday - and this is an old piece that I did years ago when I started doing ATC's and playing with art. But it's one of my favorites - I think prompted by a story of child abuse that - as usual - made me sick.

I can see how I could have made this piece slicker, covered those white edges, etc. But to me the message is still clear and focused - children are to be cherished and loved...and are not toys for amusement and neglect.

19 comments:

Lori ann said...

Love your message Mim. And your art is lovely too.

Teri C said...

It's wonderful Mim and the message is as important today as it was then.

studio lolo said...

wooo-hoooo!! Look at you on "IF!!"

I love this Mim. So perfect for your message. I could apply it to animals as well ;)

xo♥

sukipoet said...

wonderful Mim, yet sad. Different from your other things.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh the things we hear on the news. Makes me sick too. This is a great piece. Have a good weekend.

Coreopsis said...

This is a beautiful and evocative piece. It seems just about perfect to me.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

A very good message and illustration to go with it.

Robin said...

Interesting and fascinating to see a different side of you, Mim!

Your meaning is quite clear - and like Lo, this can easily apply to animals too.

HAVE A GREAT TIME IN NY! If you see Prospect Park - wave to it from me!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

Aha haha, do I have the original proudly displayed?

Why, I think so!

Xoxoxo

Lynn said...

As one who has helped those suffering from the after affects of child abuse for the past twenty years + this piece is very very powerful to me. Perfect is every way.

Linda Hensley said...

Amen!

Marion said...

This feels very powerful to me and sad, as well. Child abuse makes me sick to my stomach. The photo of this small tot with that strong message hit me hard. Very well done, Mim! xoxo

Katiejane said...

So true. I simply cannot understand the people who do this.
Your little card is adorable and I wouldn't change a thing. It speaks from your heart.

Melissa Mackie said...

So very true....... a very powerful image,

Indigene said...

Such a beautiful and powerful image!

yoborobo said...

Great image and message, Mim! You are multi-talented, my friend. :) Pam

Kylie said...

Great stuff, so true!

Amanda said...

at first sight, i thought it was a lighthearted piece, but then i read your words and understood the powerful message behind it.

it is a beautiful piece, poignant and yet lyrical in its own way.

xx

Isabelle said...

Yes, so true. Very strong image with the words. Beautiful image.