The boyfriend has this way of coming up with hilarious ideas for the themes suggested by Illustration Friday. This week’s theme is flavour, and most participants are doing stuff that is about food, or colour, or something similar.

That would be too boring for Mike. Here is his take on “Flava”:

Now That’s Flava!

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I spent some yankee Christmas money on a couple packs of assorted, exquisite natural fibre Japanese papers — all kinds of sizes, patterns and colours, but with emphasis on yellow, royal blue, and a soft lavender tone.

I can’t wait to get working on my thank-you cards!!

This is what the boyfriend made me for Christmas:

This week’s theme for Illustration Friday was announced today: Imagine.

Funny, a word that exudes creativity and possibility is stumping me a touch.

I have the roughest idea, but I don’t know if I’ve got the, uh, skill to realize it. This may require a partnership with my boyfriend the painter . . .

I don’t even know who is reading this anymore. If you were doing this idea, what would you draw?

This is what one woman, based in Belize, did (beautiful, isn’t it?):


If you study the image, you can see the shape of the United States.

Flight patterns, visualized (FAA, that is).

From the source:
The following flight pattern visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. The frames were composited with Adobe After Effects and/or Maya and the final piece was highlighted at SIGGRAPH 2005 in the NVIDIA Immersive Dome Experience.

Suspension
Earth Elegies
Robert Parke Harrisson

Image found at my major daily addiction, wood s lot, which was in turn found at Henri Peyre’s Esthétique de Robert Musil