Friday, April 23, 2010

Story Behind the Picture: We Fly



Last night my computer died: literally crashed, burned, and lay in a pile of fragmented-hard-drive-rubble on my desk. The last back-up was four weeks ago, but as you all know, I create a lot of new work in the span of one month. I was particularly heartbroken because I thought this little collage that I created six days ago had been lost forever. Imagine my dance of delight when I realized I still had a copy that I emailed to my dear friends for consideration in their new nursery (is there any higher compliment than to have a friend choose your artwork for their home, especially for their new baby?).

I still haven't decided if the children have captured and are pulling the hot air balloon toward them, or if they are flying it like a kite...the details don't matter as much as the inspiration: don't let a tiny thing like reality get in the way of your dreams. Why settle for a little red balloon when you could capture and fly an aeronautical adventuring machine? Go and fly amidst the twinkling lights and enjoy every moment.

3 comments:

Stacey said...

I really like this one Michelle. It's soft and whimsical and sort of dreamy. Very nice.

Sarah said...

Yay! I like that we saved you!! Feeling like we should choose this one for the nursery then, but Keith has already decided he likes the one with the Wellies :-) I might need to overrule though, as I have my own ideas, and, well since he lost the whole competition identifying the sofa at the Latham where we first met...

MOLLYC said...

It's such a horrible thing when computers crash. I have all my blogs on my computer, but luckily, in two other places as well. I love this picture. I love all your pictures.xo molly

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