Friday, July 13, 2012

Illustration Friday - Lost

Recovering What Was Lost Paper Collage  © Abby Sernoff 2012 

The topic for this weeks Illustration Friday is "Lost" My entry has a little bit of a spin on this theme - this collage is actually titled Recovering What Was Lost. This was one of the first collages I made when I began creating art  roughly 5 years ago (to read about more about how I came to start making art click here)

In animal symbology, some cultures believe the crane is a symbol for recovering what was lost. This has a deep personal meaning to me, as it was only through illness that I discovered myself to be an artist. Something that had been completely lost to me was now found.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Singing for a Living

"Singing for a Living" 4" x 4" original mixed media collage available here

© Abby Sernoff 2012

© Abby Sernoff 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Illustration Friday : Suspend (or I don't draw but am posting this anyway)

This weeks Illustration Friday topic is Suspend. The following illustration is a bit of a departure for me - it's not a collage, it's a drawing I made on my iPad recently. I am the first one to say I can't really draw (hence the Collages) but I enjoy drawing on the iPad and never ever ever share the results with anyone outside of my immediate family.

This drawing is part of a series inspired by what I think my cat Cypress might be up to these days. She passed away 3 years ago at the age of 17, and was an extraordinarily special kitty. Seriously.

Anyway, I like to imagine that since she "passed over" she is having blast, possibly in a hot air balloon! Here she is:

© Abby Sernoff 2012