Thursday, 26 April 2012

ON BRANCHES








There are birds, squirrels, wind and fog. On branches, small green beginnings of a new summer as buds. Raindrops hanging, with the dinner scent of neighbors baking from an open window. Curling. Cones, a lost mitten, best of all is lichen. Branches holding many things. 


A family tree and its branches growing. Editorial illustrations about traditions, and if they should be passed or not to the next generation. For Kaksplus magazine (issue 5/2012). (The handwritten text is a Finnish saying. Not that bad that there is not something good in it too.)


A few days still to play along with the giveaway. It has become such a beautiful chapter to read and appreciate everything that you have written.


The ice has melt from the small lake, the seagulls sing their evening songs. Small waves of a grey cloudy day. Time for a late dinner, a big plate of spring salad.


Bon appétit! 

22 comments:

  1. You know, this reminded me of a photograph. By my photography teacher Jaakko Heikkilä. He has this photo of four Armenian women, on top of a hill, when they are returning from their day gathering herbs out in the wild. Thank you for this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a nice image to describe. Thank you Merja!

      Delete
  2. Ihan mielettömän hieno sukupolvi-piirros! Mahtava!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like that saying. Makes me want to think about the 'bad' deeper to find the good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Carissa,

      Happy if you think so!

      Delete
  4. I really like this illustration and the meaning of it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the thought behind the illustration. Lovely work again!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Really beautiful work Anna Emilie. Like it soo much! Have a nice weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Line! It was such a nice weekend with bicycling, reading on the balcony, planting violets, gazing the moon. Music and friends and good food.

      Have a good beginning for the new week and new month!

      Delete
  7. Thank you for sharing that saying. Maybe it's a little like 'every cloud has a silver lining'? I love your illustration of the generations of women working together. There is a lot of happiness in your art.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Kathleen,

      Indeed, it must be a bit like that saying. Though I only see golden linings usually when I gaze the clouds (:

      Thank you!

      Delete
  8. dear emilia,
    always so interesting to hear the stories behind your images. your thoughts brought to life. your words always leave my heart somewhat nostalgic for something i cant quite touch

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is so lovely to hear. Makes me humble.

      Have a good long day filled with smiles.

      Delete