Friday, February 19, 2010

"Adrift..."

...in an infinite sea of white puffy clouds
floating somewhere over Iowa
my Muse's thoughts
sought safe harbor in the point of my
trusty Pitt pen.
This drawing was the result.
I was so intent on keeping a steady, smooth hand
during the drawing process
that I did not even notice that people in my row,
on both sides of the aisle even,
were watching me draw.
Good thing I was oblivious
and
artfully adrift in my own little world.
Drawn aboard
USAir...Flight 1...Phoenix to Chicago...02.07.10...
then colored at "home" in Illinois.

Illustration Friday: "Adrift"

“Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn’t do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream.
Discover.”
~Mark Twain

10 comments:

marianne said...

I can imagine them watching with their jaw on their chest!!!!!
So would I!

Love that quote there from mark Twain! So true.
I will go to Chicago in 2 weeks , pity I missed you there. Hope you had a good time.

Have a nice day!

soulbrush said...

i would so love to watch you do one of these, i would sit still and with my mouth agape, doing it in a flying plane as well, my mouth is still wide open!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a treat those people had, getting to watch you create. I bet there are several of them at home with their pens in hand saying to themselves "how did she do that?". Love the quote.

Janet Ghio said...

What a great way for you and others to pass the time on a flight!

raena said...

Wish I had been there to see that! And great quote by Twain!

Revelle said...

Beautiful to be lost in "space" somewhere while you are drawing! I love that feeling. This is great!
Revelle

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely and how cool they got to watch you. Did you color this later? That would have been a bigger treat for them, as the colors really make these zens pop.

phthaloblu said...

Isn't it just great when you lose yourself in your art? This is very beautiful and I love looking at it.

nanke's stuff said...

There's nothing quite like traveling with your muse .. this time the 2 of you ended up in a wondrous place! nancy

Lynn said...

I think blogger is helping me not be on overload, as I just scanned through days of your postings I had not been notified about. So much beauty here Margaret. Forgive me for not commenting each and every day.