Friday, April 9, 2010

Illustration Friday-- Linked

"Linked" is really too delicate of a word

Juneteenth is the celebration of the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865.  Officially, the chains of slavery were broken, but word sometimes travels slowly, especially if the news does not benefit the messenger, and many slaves did not hear about their emancipation until later.  The name "Juneteenth" alludes to this.

This is the "J" section of an alphabet of holidays and celebrations.  Some are official, and some not-so-much.


In keeping with the spirit of "linked", here's a link to the manufactured art.  And, interestingly, June 19th is also the day that the man-of-my-dreams and I got inextricably "linked"!

29 comments:

  1. just love all the details in this piece, the colors, interesting shapes and of course you wonderful lettering. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  2. Love this illustrated alphabet! : )

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  3. Oh this is awesome! All those details! It's a really wonderful alphabet you've put to getter here, love it from a to z ^___^!

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  4. oh wow!!! this is beautiful...lovely work on that alphabet piece..wow!!!

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  5. What a perfect response to IF. Beautiful!

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  6. I love how everything ties together!

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  7. June is a great month!! Great take on the topic and terrific illustration this week Krista. Love all your references to linked. Oh by the way, I haven't officially announced it yet, but you are the third winner of a t-shirt over at Mr. BibleHead. If you can email me with the size you'll need, I will get it out to you as quickly as I can. You'd better put your address in the email as well. I have it somewhere, but it will save me looking through my filing system (stacks of papers and stuff :o)

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  8. Just beautiful as usual, and what a wonderful interpretation of the theme. Nice to learn a little bit of history too!

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  9. That's interesting; I never knew about "Juneteenth". Great references to the word "Linked".

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  10. Well aren't we just the thesaurus today! Love the history lesson and this beautiful compostion, love the tapestry too!

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  11. Brilliant. Just brilliant! There is so much detail and color and the pieces are so well executed. You are a fantastic artist and I appreciate your little piece of history that you shared through your lovely work.

    Have a great weekend, my dear.

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  12. well, it's lovely and you taught me a history lesson, love it Krista!

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  13. Krista, I just found your blog, via Teri's. I love your work. Outstanding. I am a new blogger. Come over and see me sometime.

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  14. Ah, this is gorgeous, Krista! I especially love the 'Really Good Hair Day' part...such, glorious hair!! Hahaha...

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  15. I'm gaga over your alphabets! This is a real beaut. I love the history lesson, too. Never knew that. I think my favorite day is the Really Good Hair Day! Yessssssssss

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  16. Beautiful, what a great way to illustrate the alphabet! I'm glad I stopped by.

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  17. oooh, the Alphabet is beautiful,....Thanks for the intersting fact about June teenth.
    Have a great day. Heather

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  18. Great work! Think I'll be celebrating the zucchini one, just seems like a fun excuse to act like a ninja and carry a bunch of zucchini around =D

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  19. I love your "not-so-much" holidays!
    Your work never ceases to amaze me. Fantastic!

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  20. This is fabulous and I love this holiday! Your work never ever disappoints!!! NEVER!!! This is so beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be kind and not send Auntie Mabel to your house he he he he he he! It would break out into an all out prayer meeting for sure LOL!!!

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  21. Lovely illustration.Thank-you for the interesting history of Juneteenth.Beautiful alphebet.

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  22. Oh Krista - so awesome to hear from you - thank you! And I see that you've contributed to the site...awesome! I'm going to comment now.
    : )

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  23. Krista, I had to come back to say thanks again for your very , very, kind and healing words. Sometimes you never know how much you touch someone and your words have touched a broken place in me. Thanks for letting the Lord you use you. You are such a precious and beautiful soul.

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  24. Hahaha, I came to peel you off the floor, but I think you're already off doing something wonderful. :)

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  25. Krista sweets, hope you're not too busy... Please come by, I have an award for you! oxx

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  26. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. Thank you because I have forgotten your link. I told Bella I went to a blog and she had this beautiful collage of coffees, I have a bad memory. So thank you for reminding me because I have now bookmarked you.

    Then I came here today and found this alphabet tapestry which I love because I collect alphabets. I went to the link but it is eBay. Oh my. The last time I was in eBay was when I was collecting dishes.

    Anyway, why do you have to know all of that right? I am trying to reactivate my eBay account so I can get that tapestry, I may just create a new account. Let's see... I will let you know.

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  27. BAM! Just like that. The tapestry is mine! WHOAAAA! Have a great day.

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