Happy Weekend Inspiration Card 11

Illustration Friday asks us creatives this time to illustrate something to the topic "clique". I created this image for Radio Energy Zurich, Switzerland, for a casting show: seeking a "Heidi" from the mountains that wants to come to the city and moderate a radio show. In any case, I feel the illustration fits to the topic well. It shows an important aspect of cliques that immediately came to my mind: We still have to listen to ourselves, even if we are in a clique. And sometimes this may mean that we have to leave the group.

When I was younger I was strongly influenced by what others were doing for a while (I was a teenager, what can I say). While that was good for me at the time, I started feeling stronger once I started to listen to my heart more and follow it. Duh - you may say. Yes, I know, it sounds so logical doesn't it? But it's not always that easy, sometimes we have to be brave when we want to follow our hearts. That doesn't just count for teenage cliques, but also for later in life. Sometimes we're stuck in a situation that's very comfortable to be in, but not necessarily following what our heart is saying.

That's what this weekend inspiration card is for: to give us power to be brave and always follow our heart.

18 comments:

Joanie said...

Nice illustration and very inspiring thoughts.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello my friend! Thanks ever so much for your encouraging words left at my blog! I've taken them to heart. This is so wonderful your card. The girl and goat are just too fabulous!!! LOVE the whole color them as well. You always do such great stuff! Have a great weekend.

SENTA said...

Very nice sentiment, and so true! Whenever I see a clique of teenagers all trying to impress each other I am just so glad to be grown up HA HA! I love her sassy dress, I need that :)

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely vect work, just amazing. Nice colours!

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damon said...

rad

i love the look on her face

ValGalArt said...

lovely illo and sentiment!

Stace said...

As someone who lives next door to a flock of sheep I think the sheep image is a good symbol for clique as well!

Diana Evans said...

great blog!!! I love your work....I will have to pop by more often!

Bobo Cat said...

She is gorgeous, love all other beautiful characters as well, especially the sheep!

Eli said...

Nice! The lamb was a great touch!

Alina Chau said...

lovely and colorful!

Ellen Byrne said...

Gorgeous piece!

Alina Chau said...

Thank you for enjoying my arts and buy my arts print. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Your work is always a treat for the eyes. Gorgeous Heidi, and I love the curved horizon! Wonderful sentiment as well. It's so easy to follow the path of least resistance. It takes courage to break from it.

Dada's place said...

I totally agree with you that we have to be brave when we want to follow our hearts... and I like your illo! It's brilliant! Thanks!

Siukwan said...

I love the ladies you draw always, PotatoMamma! They are sweet and in fashion!

Emily said...

Absolutely Astrid! Even grownups fall for those cliques! Great Heidi illo!

Grammateas said...

Hey!
That's me!
I am Greek and I travel to the Alpien Mounts to see my beloved! And I really feel like your girl in your illustration.

Just wait till I make my blog to see me around again~!~