Well, I just had to deviate from my one-word blog titles. Last week, my son (age 3) drew an image on paper with pencil. I asked him what it was and he said, “It’s God on a boat…with a balloon.” I fell in love with this idea and it became my submission for Illustration Friday also (the theme this week is “trail”)
The concept of God on a journey hit me as so meloncholy. God alone in his boat, searching for his own path, holding something so child-like it strikes me scared and is comforting at the same time that he doesn’t have all the answers.
I don’t know, but I think that sometimes 3-yr-olds just understand more than we do, or at least give them credit for.
(The top image is mine, the one below is my son’s)
both are beautiful! love the concept, it's so innocent =)
I love your story and your illustration. Beautiful! There is so much we can learn when we listen to our children.
Somehow I think God would be happy. After all, he got a balloon!
Keep getting ideas from your son. Kids that age are so open, innocent and bizarre!
Beautiful work… intriguing and inspiring. Kudos to the little one!
this is so lovely, what an sweet idea, I love it
It's a great illo!Love the idea,and I think that children see more then we can do:)
that's really beautiful
Such a beautiful, sensitive drawing. I agree, though, about the notion–being both scary and comforting. It seems so lonely somehow. Lovely all around….