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Friday, October 06, 2006

Dot Steals a Bike


















This is my offering for this week's Illustration Friday. I've had all the components of this little assemblage sitting on my desk for three weeks, now--the hill, house, bingo chips, and dress--the only thing I couldn't figure out was Who and Why. When I saw today's topic, Trouble, I thought of my mom and the story of how she stole her brother's bike when she was four and he was at school. She got on and started to ride, but as she headed down their hill towards the candy store, she realized she didn't know how to stop!

She's been gone for five years, now, and I miss her lots. It's been nice to use pictures of her in my recent artwork.

To see more of my artwork, visit my website at ksmithey.com.

8 comments:

Diane Duda said...

don't you love when everything falls into place! I just love this, in spite of the trouble she's in.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

fun collage!

murphy girl said...

great image and story. the image makes you want to know the story.

illustrationblog said...

I like your collage a lot. Great job!

marcisenders said...

Special collage, special story!

Jeannette said...

That's very interesting. I'd love to see a collection of those up close.

Michelle Lana said...

great work!

jimmy said...

I love the feel of this and it means even more after reading that it is your mom. Nice job.