Drift – IF

When I think of the word “drift” I automatically think of walking aimlessly, trying to find a place to call home. I guess that’s what a “drifter” is. But it’s not a word I hear often, but when I do, it has a sinister connotation to it.

But, I choose not to claim the word drifter as negative, in my romantic mind, a drifter is someone destine to walk finding solace in the walk and having no place that calls them home. Home is where they are at the time they are drifting through.

Let your feet, heart and mind drift, it’s call peace.

44 Comments »
  1. Oh! This is a lovely picture. Wonderful textures on these feet and the sidewalk.

    Comment by TMartin — June 19, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

  2. that’s how you do it!! i had the same idea about drifters… but couldn’t put it down on paper… so decided on the elephant instead ;-) love the colours!! i’m imagining them drifting along a wonderful beach!

    Comment by yati davies — June 20, 2009 @ 1:24 am

  3. Good explanation!;) and your illustration is so nice,the texture and the color is beautiful.:)

    Comment by flower girl — June 20, 2009 @ 2:49 am

  4. This is so beautifully illustrated and I love your take on word as well. It really touches my heart. These feet have been some places and I feel that in this piece. Those dogs are talking. This is wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. You are the best! Your comments brought a big ol smile to my face this morning.

    Comment by vanessa newton — June 20, 2009 @ 3:51 am

  5. I love the composition and style! Wonderful work.

    Comment by AUki — June 20, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  6. I just love your take on this week’s word. It is thought provoking. I love the simplicity of your illustration. Great job as always!

    Comment by Edrian Thomidis — June 20, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  7. Such lovely thoughts! And yes, I love to drift that way too…

    Comment by Regina — June 20, 2009 @ 9:52 am

  8. Great illustration! And wonderful text too!

    Comment by DEB — June 20, 2009 @ 11:40 am

  9. nice done!I also like the explanations

    Comment by Raluca — June 20, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

  10. What a great concept; I love it!

    Comment by Michelle — June 20, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

  11. Great take on this weeks theme! I love the feet and the idea behind it. It makes me wonder where they’ve been and where they are going……….

    Comment by Nicola Toms — June 20, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

  12. We had the same idea! I love what you wrote!

    Comment by valerie lorimer — June 20, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

  13. aw, this means so much to me now, it is really inspiring, thank you

    Comment by erin — June 20, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  14. Excellent idea and painted with such beautiful colors and presence.

    Comment by Marie-Hélène — June 21, 2009 @ 2:52 am

  15. Great submission for IF! Very nice!

    Comment by Darla — June 21, 2009 @ 7:27 am

  16. i love the colors and textures here!

    Comment by Asja — June 21, 2009 @ 9:35 am

  17. I saw this earlier & was really impressed by it. I like that you used ‘drifting’ as in ‘drifters.’ The colors and shapes are great.

    Comment by Beth — June 21, 2009 @ 9:46 am

  18. i agree often this word is thought of as a negative one. love this and thanks for your visit and good wishes too.

    Comment by soulbrush — June 21, 2009 @ 11:19 am

  19. This is a beautiful idea and you captured a wonderful feeling :)

    Comment by valgalart — June 21, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

  20. I really like your take on drifting. I think of the word ‘drifter’ as more of an adventurer than a person without an aim in life. I’m quite envious of these types of people for their love for spontaneousity.

    Comment by Twinkle Star Art — June 22, 2009 @ 5:16 am

  21. Great take on drift! It evokes a sense of wondering. Lovely!

    Comment by Zeldazap — June 22, 2009 @ 6:31 am

  22. A wise and wonderful piece!

    Comment by nicola — June 22, 2009 @ 9:34 am

  23. Beautiful analogy, and I love the feet. Well, I love the entire image, but especially the feet. You’ve got great style.

    Comment by Kat — June 22, 2009 @ 10:18 am

  24. A nice choice for the theme. Well done!

    Comment by Kate — June 22, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

  25. I love the concept of letting yourself drift and that being peace.
    The technique on this on is particularly lovely as well. I love the texture.

    Comment by Jennifer H — June 22, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  26. Lovely interpretation!!

    Comment by steve — June 23, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  27. Nicely put! I always think it would be nice to live out in nature and have no worries about how to pay the bills, but there is no place like coming home to a nice warm bed.

    Comment by cyndia — June 23, 2009 @ 10:01 am

  28. i like your sensibility on the word too. i’ll think of a drifter now in positive terms. nice work!

    Comment by lisa mertins — June 23, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  29. Beautiful explanation and very ccol “drifting” textures:)

    Comment by yoon see — June 23, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

  30. Well said, i agree with yoon and lisa and all the others :)

    Comment by Clara Charlotte — June 23, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

  31. love the barefooted one…
    “Let your feet, heart and mind drift, it’s call peace”:
    drifting is to me the mind going barefoot.
    very nice.

    Comment by seeknowbrown — June 23, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

  32. What a great interpretation! Very nice work.
    I think I’ll just drift around in barefeet in my apartment for a while.
    And thanks for dropping by my blog.

    Comment by Mary Jane — June 23, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  33. Pretty good post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really liked browsing your blog posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

    Comment by Mary — June 23, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

  34. such an interesting take on the theme… love the feeling of it :)

    thanks for stopping by and your nice comments on mine, too!

    dot

    Comment by dot — June 24, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  35. quite amazing! excellent work.

    Comment by donny — June 24, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  36. Beautiful work, and I really like your commentary, too!

    Comment by Eric Barclay — June 24, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  37. As always, you approach this topic in a way that I would have never thought of! What a beautiful idea and really loving those toes in your fabulous illustration!

    Comment by Annette Q — June 24, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  38. mmm, what a wonderful idea and a beautiful painting! Makes one want to know more of the owners of those feet. :)

    Comment by Nancy — June 25, 2009 @ 2:00 am

  39. Hi Indigene,

    Thank you very much again for your kind comment on mine IF illo!!

    Your illustration and words are full of perceptive insights into life. Great work and wise words!! Oh, the background of your painting has a lovely texture. Love it!!

    Comment by Dream Painter — June 25, 2009 @ 5:00 am

  40. Nice illustration! Great colors!

    Comment by Nessa Dee — June 25, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  41. Very cool style!! and wonderful thoughts!

    Comment by MiKa — June 25, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  42. I like your interpretation and your artwork is lovely!

    Comment by Art Fan Ako — June 27, 2009 @ 9:36 am

  43. that was a totally unexpected and wonderful surprise today. it made you stop and look one, two and three times. well done!

    Comment by AscenderRisesAbove — June 28, 2009 @ 1:35 am

  44. I love the design!!

    Comment by Karin — July 8, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

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