Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quiet




I remember my mom saying "children should be seen and not heard". While I accepted the premise behind that I still thought it was funny. And of course, my sisters and my brother and I WERE heard. And in reading Amy Vanderbilt's rules (in the background of this illo) I see that we were darned well behaved children - something I knew anyway after seeing the crap my friends got away with - I do my best to have my children be the same - autism is a blessing in this case - rules are meant to be followed - so quite often my autistic son is the best mannered child at gatherings because he knows how to follow rules. Last night I attended a focus group for parents of older children with autism with regards to future programming - the meeting was great, the bed at the hotel they booked me was AMAZING and talk about - quiet OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, this "button-your-lip" illo is for Illustration Friday "Quiet".

Thanks to all who stop by and comment - much appreciated.

28 comments:

pilarcat said...

I like your style! The collage gives the feeling of dimension and lines and their faces are so delightful.
I don't know how to say...it just keeps me looking at it :-)

JO said...

Great collage, very funny.

mel said...

love your collage style and great story :)

Diane Duda said...

This is my favorite! So creative!

michael dailey said...

lov the layered look and the patterns u used for there clothes

Michelle Lana said...

a great illo! very nice! the background is very cool!

the enigma said...

hey, so cute. their pajamas are just looks like mine back when i was young.

Joyce said...

very cute. I love the mood of your illo.

rhani said...

You combined illustration & collage very nicely. Love it so much. It's cute and unique.

Linda said...

so funny, The combo works so well together, and the pj's are a blast, just adorable!

hemelsgroen said...

This is the best one so far! I really like the combination of materials and your drawing style. And I always love a personal story.

Sweet Pea said...

Great illo, I love all the patterns and collage :)

Amy Zaleski said...

Love it, love it, love it! Especially the cowboy and Indian shirt and bolo tie! You have a great sense of humor, Jooli!

Muffin said...

haha, thats funny, - but cruel. ;P Let children make some noise!
I absolutely LOVE the girls dress and I want it!!

Mion said...

Hahaha, the best! Great illo!

Nate said...

I love you style. The textures and your line work are amazing on this one! Great concept and design.

tusen said...

great illustration. I really like the combination of textures and the idea with the buttons.

Majeak Ann said...

hehe! love it, great and funny! love the clothing, that was clever using buttons!
-Marjorie

Anja said...

So nice and funny!

"Maggie" said...

So fun and fitting, I remember my parents saying that too, the buttons and patterned clothing are so cute!

Senta said...

Love this!

Ellen said...

Soooooooo talented and creative!

Alina Chau said...

This is wonderfully brilliant illo!! love the idea, the collage style, the buttons, everything!! And your new icon is awesome too, great collage style!

Saul said...

just brilliantly done!

rachel stoleru said...

wonderfull illo, very powerfull and still you managed to keep it light and humorous.

kumiko said...

this is so good!

Jeannette said...

cute, i like the dress

Jen said...

Your illos of adults are great, but you get the kids bang-on. Maybe because your kids are so expressive.
And, hey, your little one is also the most well-mannered kid on the block. I nearly wept with joy when he asked to be excused from the table.