Saturday, October 03, 2009

Fire within.

I did this last night while laying in bed wondering how the hell I'm ever going to make things right- I recently wrote a sarcastic, but very funny recap of my brother's wedding. The in-laws were less than welcoming and my "narrative" went into very harsh, but still comedic, detail. This story got into the wrong hands and was distributed to all those I made fun of. The illustration is a self-portrait of my heart being in the wrong place. I have one... but my desire to destroy sometimes pushes it under my foot.

"This wound is far more deep within, it bleeds from the outside- in."

9 comments:

josh pincus is crying said...

Great illustration and story.
Don't apologize for being sarcastic. Most people deserve it and it's pretty entertaining.

Salomé Nourse said...

Beautiful! (and a fantastic story. I'm sure a lot of us can relate.)

nita said...

oof. i always wonder at the story behind a painting, a poem, and illustration, a song ... thank you for sharing the roots of this beautiful piece.

happy chinchilla said...

Lovely illustration. The colors are perfect!

Lisa Graves said...

thanks everyone!

pixzlee said...

Lovely!

mike r. baker said...

Wonderful. And good story! Hope your brother doesn't suffer any consequences from your pointed observations. :)

Lisa Graves said...

my brother isn't speaking to me.... his last word to me began with a "c". He's very eloquent.

Not my fault the other bridesmaids were bridge trolls.

C'est La Vie. I'm going by the name Bertha Jorkins now. She's an obscure Harry Potter character that gets killed because of her big mouth.

Thanks for the kind words Mike. :)

sandybau said...

You've made a lovely piece!
Wow, I really do understand how you feel, believe me! Did you apologize? It would be great (I guess) if you give these beautiful illo with a personal note to your brother... may be it could be the first step to make things go better.