Thursday, February 12, 2009

Illustration Friday: Time

“I’ve run out of time”
“I don’t have the time”
“That takes too much time”
“Maybe another time”
“This is a waste of my time”

The topic for Illustration Friday this week was time. My immediate thought was of people who resist the belief that their time must be constantly and frenetically spent doing grown-up things. Sacrificing their ability to make more money, cultivate hobbies, have leisure time.... some people realize that the greatest gift you can ever give someone, is your time. Whether you're a stay at home mom, foster parent, youth worker or Sunday School teacher....I admire you! Giving your time to the children in your life will not go unrewarded!

This illustration was done with Prismacolor, colored pencils on bristol vellum. As always, constructive criticism is welcome.


  1. I think this is beautiful and so are the words that go along with it... something I needed to hear.

  2. Thank you for the beautiful words and beautiful image to go with them. Time is one of the best gifts we can give.

  3. Elena, I hear you there! So true. Beautiful illustration, few things more enjoyable than listening to mom read a story!

  4. What a lovely scene. I love the purple. :)

  5. Oh my gosh! This image reminds me of myself with my two children when they were small!! My daughter had a pacifier and hair just like that and I have dark hair that I did and still do wear in a ponytail sometimes.
    Beautiful image! And I agree. Time is the greatest gift. Well done and well said!

  6. Yes very well done,I love it! A lot of people don't realize that time is priceless! Beautiful

  7. You are so talented!! God surely blessed you in this area.