Monday, June 13, 2011

illustration friday (swept)

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door," he used to say. "You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~J.R.R. Tolkien, "Three Is Company," The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954

If you'd like to see the first etegami that I painted in response to this week's topic "swept," click here. Robert Frost fans might appreciate it best. : )


  1. Wow. So true. So very, very true. And usually you don't keep your feet at first. Which is how you learn eventually to do just that. Powerful etegami.

  2. Without reading the text I knew this was a hobbit-door.
    Very nice!

  3. I think both "swepts" are wonderful. The tougher Frost one which made me think, but which had the simpler image... and this one with an easy enough concept, but a somewhat ambiguous image...(At first I thought it was yin/yang + cucumber.... no insult intended...just the admittedly odd way my mind works... I was thinking that maybe etegami was supposed to have something "organic"... but then I realized, "Nope, that's a Hobbit den door!"

  4. Very few hobbits actually take the risk, but look at the adventures possible. Both etegami's are thought provoking. Nice job!

  5. Debbie, wow...we get double the pleasure this week! Love them both, as usual, but as a big fan of Robert Frost, I'm especially touched by the second one. well done!