Heavy for me, often means carrying heavy objects, heavy thoughts, heavy weight and sometimes for mothers, it means lifting a heavy child beyond the stage/age that you would like to!

But heavy this week, for Illustration Friday, for me, means children carrying heavy anything beyond their capacity. Often when I see children with eyes and responsibilities beyond their years, I would like to carry their burdens for them, and allow them to run off and play. For every heavy, there should be something light and airy!

Peace for this Illustration Friday!

  1. excellent…the artwork as well as your post….

    Comment by NANCY LEFKO — March 16, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

  2. I totally agree Indigene. What a thoughtful and beautiful portrayal of this.

    Comment by steve — March 16, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

  3. this is wonderful, i feel as though i’ve known you for years, a new friend i just know!

    Comment by Forever Young — March 16, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

  4. A very touching, thoughtful post. Innocence shouldn’t have such burdens.
    Well done.

    Comment by rbaird — March 16, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

  5. I enjoyed the illustration and your post. Well done.

    Comment by Eric — March 16, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

  6. Gosh, what a heavy philosophical thought! Great illo.

    Comment by Teri C — March 16, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  7. Wonderful! I really like your thought that for every heavy thing there should be some light and airy thing!

    Comment by Nancy Bea Miller — March 17, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

  8. that is so thoughtful of you, beautiful post.

    Comment by enigma — March 17, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  9. Very “heavy” image with an important message. Good job.

    Comment by Teresa — March 18, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  10. Yes, i agree with you. Childrens- don’t let them carry the heavyness. do let them play. I love this. :D

    Comment by pupu — March 19, 2008 @ 12:53 am

  11. Awesome illustration … the sentiment really hit home. :)

    Comment by Joan Y — March 19, 2008 @ 2:43 am

  12. very strong image and I love the colours. Childhood is such a short time of our lives and it shoud be playful and light but sadly isn’t for so many people

    Comment by COBOL — March 19, 2008 @ 9:43 am

  13. in my country there are a lot of children who are forced to work very early to help their families. i sometimes see them on the streets carrying heavy sacks or boxes. a sad reality. great illustration!

    Comment by johanna — March 22, 2008 @ 10:17 am

  14. Great emotion-filled eyes, you’ve captured.

    Comment by Don Tate II — March 23, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

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