Illustration Friday: BLUE


I was searching through old photos to see if something would spark a thought and out came a little picture of my little boy at the hospital emergency room. So sad. When my son was 2 I accidentally shut the car door on his hand. There's not a more horrible feeling than hurting your own child. He and I both were pretty blue. I thought..."what a horrible mother I am." It's not a fun feeling.

13 comments:

  1. Very sweet capture of the moment.

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  2. Really cute. Yes, it always is a blue moment when you accidentally hurt your child, like an elbow to the forhead, or mowing them over when they stand right behind you.... ohhhhh... I'm a terrible dad.

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  3. Ohh...I can feel his sadness by looking to his eyes..very sweet illo.
    -Marjorie Ann

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  4. very touching and darling!

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  5. Lovely, agree with Valgalart, this is precious!! Lovely!!

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  6. What a lovely, poignant illustration - I can feel the pain for both of you. I've had such a delightful time looking through the various recent illustrations on your site - wonderful!

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  7. you have captured his ouchie and your pain so well. i love the expression of looking at you from under his eyebrows, very lovely, soft and sweet. i still feel guilty about letting my daughter do a face plant on our sidewalk almost a year ago. ;)

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  8. What a sad story! I too have had the accidental conk with my girls and I always feel rotten. this illustration brought back those feelings.

    Wonderful job. It's great to see your work!

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  9. wow!!! what a story :( your illustration shows sooooooooo much emotion! its not easy being a mom sometimes, but thank goodness, our kiddos love us no matter what! especially since we give them so much love!! this pc is definitely one of my favorites though!!!

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  10. Hi I like your picture it is cute and and what you wrote is something to share with other mothers who went through things like this .You are a good Mom

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  11. Very well illustrated. His expression says it all about sadness. Great job, Julie. :)

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  12. Julie,

    Your illustrations are delightful and the colors so vibrant. I too shut my son's fingers in the van door when he was 9. I was so horrified and sad, he was hurt too and wondered how I could have done that. I fel the same way and it just broke my heart.

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  13. Heather Hansen1/06/2006 3:27 PM

    I love this picture! It looks just like him, and you captured the moment so well!

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