Thursday, March 6, 2008

Treed Frog

You may recall in one of my previous posts my mentioning how I sometimes have "visions" of drawings just before I go to sleep or just after I wake up. As I attempted to squeeze out a few more minutes of sleep this morning, the image above came to me. Not sure, but may be due to my watching "Miss Potter" last night (good movie BTW). Those of you who have seen it will know what I mean. The light image at the bottom is a rough sketch of a dog. The dog in my head was smiling, but the size of the drawing didn't afford me much room for detail on him.


Alicia Padrón said...

I love this Tom! It's good that you listen to your visions. Really like it!

Oh.. isn't Miss Potter wonderful? I felt so identified with this movie. Well not the famous part ha, ha... not that, but her spirit, her childhood, the way she saw the world and her passion for illustration and imagination. I really loved it.

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks, Alicia. I think the more I draw, the more of these I see! :)

Yes, really enjoyed the movie. It was well done and interesting. The biography of her life that was on the DVD was really neat as well. I saw a bit of myself in it, too. It gave me even more motivation and encouragement to continue on this journey!

Alicia Padrón said...

I'm glad Tom.. I feel the same way!

Sarah Preston-Bloor said...

Thanks for your comments! That's my aim now to gain some more commissions so fingers crossed. Ofcourse you can link to my blog.

Good luck yourself with your work x

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