Saturday, October 21, 2006

HAPPY DIWALI!

Diwali is the Indian festival of lights. To make a long story short: A long, long, LOOOOONG time ago an indian king destroyed a demon that was terrorizing the subcontinental neighbourhood. The people celebrated with lights and firecrackers. The tradition continues to this day. Why? Because burning/ exploding things is fun! This is what humans like to do!
Seriously though, I prefer the family get togethers and stuffing yourself with sweets and snacks part of Diwali. The firecracker exploding part is just a pain in the ... er eardrum!
Unfortunately, I'm stuck in Singapore this Diwali. I was going to post a 'Diwali' themed illustration but havn't had time (was at lab till 8pm today, despite the fact that its a public holiday and ITS DIWALI!)

So without further ado, here's my Illustration Friday submission for the week. I call it missing me hurts you/ afraid to forget you. Its not meant to be scary or anything! :)



Here's the origianl version, I added the one above because apparantly Whoopy doesn't show up on some screens in her avatar below! :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is heart-wrenching- I used to have dreams about the ghosts of my pets.

ilustricia said...

This is a sad coincidence, this week a friend from the blogosphere lost his cat, Cris, and this week we have ghost as topic :(

This is his entry: http://www.antiheroe.com/blog/?p=45

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I like the way you write, it makes me feel at home :)

steve said...

Oh cool--I was just talking to a close friend in Trinadad last night who was letting me listen to the fireworks going off for this festival of lights (she has Indian roots too). I love how you revealed the beast here. Nice job!

BGOZ said...

Great image. I assume that you wanted the piece to look like it was made from fireworks, because it does. I really like it.

:)=

miss Trop said...

Thanks for spending some time on my blog... :)

I love the description you do of yourself :)

See you

shadowsandclouds said...

this is really nice, but sad too...
Whoopy sounds great!

TEEFIN said...

Nice story behind the illo. We just visited Singapore in the month of the ghost, staying with our son who works out there.

TEEFIN said...

Thanks for your comment.

Amy Zaleski said...

Great linework and fascinating story!!

Mike said...

I like it...it's original, havne't seen it done like this before. Great Job!!

Christophe said...

Cute and stylish !

Alexiev said...

Muy simpaticos dibujos...

Garhuckle Caprice said...

I really like this picture. It's kind of sad, but comforting, because Whoopy's there. Very noice.

sage said...

hauntingly beautiful...cool!