Saturday, December 01, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Excess"

©Kathleen Rietz
Little girls are so funny...the more they accessorize, the prettier they feel, even if the rest of the family sees it as excess!

39 comments:

  1. hahahahahahaha
    my cat aways runs when i am spraying the perfume.

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  2. Oh Kate, this is such an adorable drawing! You've captured the wonderful moment of childhood that I think we all can relate to! Brilliant!

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  3. Hi Kate - I love it! What a princess! And I love the kitty too!

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  4. This is sensational! I love the whole feeling of this.

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  5. This is wonderful! Love the cat's expression lol:-)

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  6. I think this unfortunately follows many women into adulthood. just last week a bunch of women had a meeting in my classroom. When I walked in afterwards, I almost died from the multitude of scents! Anyhow, very well done Kate!

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  7. LOL, how true Steve! Makes you want to throw open a window and air out the place!

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  8. Hi Kathleen....love your work! so glad you popped by my blog to see my Chicago Style Pizza tribute...

    I love your city...it is beautiful!!!

    Have a great day!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  9. Such a sweet drawing! Purfume is something I never use. It gives me a headache. So when anyone wears it, it is an excess to me.

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  10. I love the way you communicated excess with a relatively simple drawing.

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  11. I love the green pumps and the fuzzy scarf !! poor kitty....

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  12. She is too presh!! I love you use of color!

    a : )

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  13. So cute!! The cat's reaction tells it all!

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  14. The kitty's pose look so cute! :D Beautiful nostalgia too :))

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  15. This reminds me of my sister who used to announce her presence with her perfume before she even got into the room. whew! This is a fun illustration for this week's topic.

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  16. Beautiful illustration. I really enjoy your artwork!

    Teresa

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  17. Great stuff! Thanks for visiting my blog!I'll be back to yours!

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  18. Love this Kate! What a great illo! Love her socks too... he, he and is so true. My daughter does this sometimes. I can smell her from downstairs :o)

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  19. I'm so glad I'm a boy. :-)

    Really cute!!

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  20. haha~~the cat looks so innocent!

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  21. Hi kate, me bobo again! wanted to share this with you! i wrote this in my blog!

    "May suggest me to enter my art-piece to Illustration Friday, so I visited the site. I saw a cute cat thumbnail (I can never resist a cat), i clicked in and found a great illustrator, Kathleen Rietz, and ended up sitting there reading her post. Later-on I found I got new comments in my blog, and guess what, one of them is her, Kathleen Rietz. I am so happy to get a lovely comment from a great illustrator like her, thank you thank you very much, I feel great!"

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  22. Thanks everyone for your nice coments!

    Bobo - you are so kind. And talented! Thanks for what you said about me on your blog, and welcome to IF!

    Rrrramone - yes, we girls are a weird breed, aren't we? ; )

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  23. Ha! This is so cute Kate! and so true!! I had to stop wearing perfume when I married my hubby. He's allergic to it.

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  24. Poor cat, getting sprinkled with all the falloff!

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  25. sweet picture. Poor cat, I love the way it's covering its head.

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  26. well i agree with her! haha i think she looks smashing!! lovely work!

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  27. Hehehe clever idea, Kate! Great illo as usual!

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  28. so true.. (although i never did that!) wonderful illo kate!

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  29. amy m provine12/04/2007 9:11 AM

    That's cute - Little girls are so much fun!

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  30. Nice illo. showing a littles girls excess. I like that she is wearing so much perfume that you can see it.

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  31. Great idea and beautifully crafted!

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  32. I know some old ladies like this too! How funny and perfect! My dog Emma always sneezes when I spritz or spray anything :)

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  33. When I was little, I was totally into "over accessorize" LOL!

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  34. Kate, some people's illustrations look so "total" that they have their own life- well, yours are like that- this and your "zoo" are really "There"! (does that make sense?)

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  35. julia (lineanongrata)12/06/2007 3:24 PM

    aaahh, the perfume... and always too much on little girls. They just can't help it.

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  36. Hi Kate, this is so true and a lovely illustration! I love the cat hiding.... very nice.

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  37. Simply adorable! I admire your skill and humor. Btw, I love your new website - CONGRATS!

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  38. Love that cat! If you have a minute, stop by my blog for week long giveaways!

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