Friday, October 19, 2007

Illustration Friday ~ Grow



The image here was not the first that came to mind for the topic "grow." I naturally thought of a little garden fairy with her basket brimming with posies. But as I thought about growth, I thought of the most profound growth that happens around me and that is of my children. They grow with astounding speed...how is it possible that my youngest is not far from finishing elementary school and my oldest not far from starting college? I hope that their childhood was (and is) a beautiful and wonderful place. And I wish I could go back and watch them grow all over again. Excuse me while I dry my tears...

© Nancy Lefko

17 comments:

Rrramone said...

So true. Wonderful post. :-)

Kate said...

Very touching, Nancy! And a beautiful collage, as usual!

Karen said...

it is amazing watching them grow, isn't it?

Like the colors on this--kinda peaceful and calm...

Ginger*:)* said...

Equally true for me. Your treatment of this collage is wonderful. I love all the details and the incremental dates wandering down, or forward, as the case may, on the left.

Cathie said...

i always love to come and look at your work each week. this brought tears to my eyes too, as i feel the same about my children - teenagers now and it is going by so fast.

AnastasiaC said...

they do grow so fast!!!
beautiful collage!

Mary said...

Aw that is such a lovely idea. I remember watching my little sister grow up, not quite the same as having my own children, I imagine that there is nothing quite like that experience.
I so love your work and the colours you use, so subtle yet striking and beautiful.
It's always a pleasure to see your newest entries for Illustration Friday.

LINDSAY said...

It's going by far too fast, I agree. It seems like we just brought our first home yesterday. Now kindergarten is right around the corner :(

Diane Duda said...

another lovely collage, nancy.
i miss my babies too!
Josh (11) even has his first girlfriend.
So that's it, I guess. :(

nessadee said...

So true! Beautiful collage!

rachel said...

This collage is very beautiful. Love the old papers, just like you.

Random York said...

Your so good at this Nancy! Sweet image!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

I know what you mean. I have a daughter who is about to turn 5. Love your work. Great compositions, texture and use of some wonderful pictures and things.

imwithsully said...

What a sweet story. Unfortunately, I keep thinking the same thing as my 3-yr. old goes off to daycare every morning. Lovely piece!

Debra Cooper said...

Your collage work is beautiful. Is it traditional collage or digital or combined. Anyway, thank you for your comment and I adore your work.

Dee said...

Wonderful composition! I really like this piece and the concept.

Angela said...

Beautiful image. I wish for all children to have wonderful memories to carry throughout their lives.