Saturday, March 12, 2011

illustration friday (stir)



By this time you all know about the mega-quake that has devastated Japan. Many of you have asked after my safety. Thank you. I am safe. Heartsick, but safe. The disaster is far from over, and I don't really feel like writing about it. However, I was able to refer to the event in a series of Etegami collages. It even fits this week's IF theme.

In Japanese mythology, a giant namazu (catfish) causes earthquakes when he stirs in the mud beneath the earth. The more violently he thrashes, the more violent the earthquake.

26 comments:

  1. Well done for drawing through this tragic event with such beautiful and moving drawings. My heart goes out to you and Japan. x

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  2. This is beautiful! Well done my friend. I am so glad you are safe.

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  3. Wishing you well!
    Very nice illustration.
    Kappacavy (9)

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  4. Such a fitting etegami. I'm glad you're safe and I will continue to keep Japan in my heart.♥

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  5. Thinking of you!- The art is as always- beautiful and moving!

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  6. So glad to hear you're safe Debbie. I read the tragic news that 10,000 people are feared dead from the Japan's disaster.

    The catfish collages are beautiful! I especially love the black background.

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  7. Good to hear from you. And your illustration says it all.
    Stay safe.

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  8. Your catfish are so expressive! I was relieved to see you are safe.

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  9. Beautiful, Debbie, and so charged with meaning.

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  10. So very beautiful and perfectly fitting. I thought of you soon after hearing the news, I'm so glad that you're safe. Please know everyone is holding Japan in their hearts.

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  11. Debbie, Love the etagami. I am so glad you are doing ok. I thought of you after hearing the news. My son is over in Hawaii and I was under a lot of pressure myself. I was so worried I couldn't even sleep!! The person you are talking about his photo, is Morgan Hunt Jr. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578350511&ref=ts As always you do wonderful work. I am so glad you are safe :)
    ~Cheryl D.

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  12. Oh, thank goodness you're ok! I was worried sick!

    Beautiful drawing, Debbie. A perfect way of speaking about the disaster without the need of words. (not too many, anyway, heh)

    I'm sending all good thoughts I can for you and all victims of this nasty fish. It could sit quiet for a while longer, couldn't it? (and for a while I mean ages)

    Please be safe. *hugs*

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  13. Glad to see you are safe. Big hugs!!!

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  14. Sweet to see you are safe and haven't lost your creativity ☺
    tweeting @toothfairycyber thinking of you

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  15. Beautiful, sad, apt.

    Our thoughts are all with Japan, wherever we are.

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  16. I love that etegami gave you a way to speak. We(me, my family, America)are grieving for the devastation in Japan and sending love to you and your country. If there are specific things that might be helpful to mail, let me know. Love, Mary Jo

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  17. Really good, Debbie - the catfish say it all. so glad you are okay!

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  18. Very beautiful, and I'm so sorry for your country.

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  19. I love both versions, and appreciate learning something new. I'm glad you're safe, though so sorry about the many people suffering. Even if you don't feel like writing about current events for the blog, maybe writing to yourself will help? I'm glad the catfish gave you an outlet for some of your excess feelings. Wishing you and yours the best.

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  20. Though I've never met you, I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best.

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  21. Thank you all for your expressions of support and concern! ooxx

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  22. I'm glad you're all right Debbie. Our art is spawned from all our experiences, good and bad. I like both catfishes, but I like the bottom one the best because he looks angry. It really catches the feelings of the tragedy.

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  23. a lovely work. my deepest sympathy in this hard times..

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  24. This was a very fitting place to start. I am amazed that in this difficult days you were able to take up the brush and create. Not only that, but your choices have been so fitting. You are sharing emarkable work.

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