Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ilustration Challenge Picture

"I See You"

I created this piece for the Illustration Friday challenge.  It's my first time ever trying a challenge, and my first time trying a person in a collage like this. 

The prompt for this week is "mirror".  After I got past the mirror, mirror on the wall line which immediately jumped into my head, I suddenly thought about the mirror on one of my favorite programs when I was a little girl -  Romper Room. 

At the end of each program, the hostess held up a magic mirror which she would look into and recite this poem, "Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. Magic Mirror, tell me today, have all my friends had fun at play?"  Then she looked "through" the mirror (a hoop with a handle on it) at all the children in television land and say the names of the children she "saw".  I wanted her to say my name so badly.   But it never happened (I didn't know I had to write in to get my name mentioned).

In this picture, I have finally been "seen" through the mirror and the little girl in me is happy!

-- Leah


  1. This is awesome, Leah!!! I have thought about doing Illustration Friday just to have content for Fridays that I would not have think about! I am loving your painting! :-))

  2. Thanks Shari. I'm going to keep trying to participate. I'll see how it goes!

  3. thanks Leah, I can feel that little girl in you too. She's very sweet, gentle and sensitive. Thanks for sharing her :-)