Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy spring!



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There may be a foot of snow outside my front door right now, but it's here-comes-the-sun beautiful in Goodyear, Arizona. Today marks the official start of spring training for my beloved Cincinnati Reds, and for the third year in a row (we can call it a tradition now, right?) I've commemorated this "pitchers and catchers report" day with an illustration.
[Memory lane: 2009, 2008]

"It's a great day for baseball. Let's play two." -Ernie Banks
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Edit: This week's Illustration Friday word is "propagate." I think this works with this illustration on a few levels. (1) It's about spring, a time for growth and new life and spreading sunshine--all propagations of one sort or another. (2) The Catholic Church uses the term "propagation of the faith," and we're all familiar with the word "propaganda." I'm nothing if not a baseball evangelist. :)

12 comments:

  1. elizabeth, you're AMAZING! :) happy baseball season to you, my dear, and let the reds/cards family rivalry live on!

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  2. Hey, that's GREAT! Certainly has a lot of sunny energy for me. Love your illos!

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  3. As a fellow baseball fan (gotta go with the Phillies, though!) and someone who's also sick of the 47 feet of snow outside, I love this! You can almost feel the warmth and it makes me so anxious for spring.

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  4. Your colours really warm the place up!

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  5. I love your work, Elizabeth-- this is really sunny!

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  6. What a wonderful idea! I love your interpretation of the theme, so true on all counts - love the sunny colors too!

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  7. Oh how I love these bold, vibrant colors! I wish spring would hurry up and get here already.

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  8. Nicely done, Elizabeth! Warmed up my Saturday :)

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  9. I love it!! Can't wait for spring.

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