Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Illustration Friday: Layers

Layers of Love.
From partner to partner.
From parent to child.
From child to its mother. Mother and father.
Sister to brother.
Contagious like a smile. Growing.
And traveling from one to another...

Tough topic this week.
I had in my mind everything form the layers of onion, to earth and winter clothing; even layers of character and experience with years.
Spending some valuable time with my kids this weekend, reminded me, when I was pregnant with my second child.  I asked a friend, how did she feel when her younger son was born. Did she divide her love? Did she feel more love toward her new baby?
She said, her love just got bigger.

With each child my love only grew. It is amazing how the creator keeps on layering our love.
How there is just more to give each time we do. True unconditional love is just bottomless.
And the more we get love, the more we give love and the more we give the more we get.

Layers upon layers upon layers..


  1. yes. i have three children. :-) lovely illustrtaion. great!

  2. This is a beautiful post and illustration. I so agree. A mother does not divide her love, She multiplies it!

  3. Beautiful illustration, and I love the way you write about your thought process going into the drawing.

  4. excellent illustration, glad I stopped by :)

  5. What a lovely drawing, and as a mother of two, I was really touched by your sweet story. And thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

  6. This feels authentic. I like the way this piece feels like it is, itself, a fourth person/perspective.

    Nice illo Ms. Bohemia.

  7. This is a lovely illustration, it's really captured a moment, and the linework is beautiful, as it is on your Sweater image below too!
    I also loved reading your thoughts behind this illustration :)

  8. Great scene setting and lovely take on the topic!

  9. Beautiful pen and ink work! I guess I have seen something of yours before. I remember your sweater picture.


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