Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Inspiration Avenue-- Forest for the Trees

This week's Inspiration Avenue prompt is "The Forest For The Trees," which is a profound saying, and a pretty fun challenge! Below is the forest-y card of my submission.

These two little girls are focused on the small details, as they are playing with little ladybugs. Consequently, they're not looking deeper behind them into the rest of the forest.

Since the old adage basically means that people are focusing on the small details rather than the overarching ones (the "trees" representing the smaller details, and the "forest" being the bigger picture), it could seem that the girls in the picture are not paying enough attention to their environment at large.

However, you could also argue that they are focused entirely on their friendship and on playing-- as well as being kind to creatures smaller than they-- all of which are very important, and perhaps some of the most important, things to be focusing on when you are a little kid.

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Very cool idea for a post, and also a metaphorically interesting one. I wish it were easier than it is, sometimes, to "see the forest for the trees." As they say, le sigh :-p


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice way of viewing and focusing on friendship. Love the concept for the IA challenge, too. You draw SO well.

Terrie said...

I love the thoughtful interpretation of the theme and your drawing tells such a story. You're so talented!

Magpie said...

I like the way you are thinking about the forest and the trees. It's true ~ the details are important also! Great entry for the challenge!

Kat W said...

I think they seem to be focusing on the right things. I love the glowing ladybugs; so cute. Great entry for this week's IA theme.

Kat X

gemma said...

Love your illustrations Donna.

artangel said...

Another great illustration - I like the way the eye is lead round the picture, and I love the thoughts behind it!

HotBorderL¡ne said...

i love this!
Life &all its innocent ¢h@o$

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