Saturday, September 23, 2006


Just wanted to say Thank You - to everyone who sent messages to my brother's memorial blog - I deeply and truly appreciate it! I know that he would've wanted me to continue to draw and be inspired always – Michelle


Blogger himavant said...

hi, thanks for dropping by. sorry about your brother. glad you are back this week. take care!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

Love the look in his eyes...and the glasses made me giggle....glad to see you back!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Very cute illo. I just love the way you do backgrounds.

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I cannot imagine how hard it must be.

8:37 AM  
Blogger kat coyle said...

this little bird looks like a brave one. my condolences for your loss. stay strong and keep drawing!

8:51 AM  
Blogger surrealmuse said...

definitely a different perspective on birds...quite comical and cute. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but it's good to see that you're continuing to draw. For me, art is probably one of the best therapies to help me through life's difficult moments.

9:09 AM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

a wonderful illustration, i'm very sorry for your loss, please take care!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crack-up this is great! He even has goggles! You did a great job!

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost my brother 7 years ago. Feels like yesterday. . .so sorry for you loss.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

thank you for the messages, everyone!

10:22 AM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

this pic is alot of fun great stuff.
Also sorry to hear about the loss of ur brother and never stop drawing it will help see u thru

10:33 AM  
Blogger justannax said...

Fantastic illo! His expression just says it all! Wonderful!

10:34 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is so funny and reality based funny because most of us even with wings would be afraid to fly! Great work Michelle and lots of hugs to you!!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger swahnen said...

cool illo as always!

2:08 PM  
Blogger ilustricia said...

Oh, Michelle, I'm sorry about your brother. That muct be very hard. It is weird how we can feel in some way connected to people we don't really know.

I hope your family and you are fine after all. I'm truly sorry.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Tiger Mouse said...

Eek, I'm scared of heights too. My husband has done skydiving once, but the thought horrifies me. I sympathise with that poor little bird!

7:23 PM  
Blogger JO said...

I look forward to your illo, glad you are back.

So sorry about your loss, take care of yourself and keep up your great drawings.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thanks a lot everyone! really appreciate all the messages! Thank you...

8:03 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

cute owl!! love it..

11:38 PM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Wonderful illustration made me giggle! Love your illustrations.

12:58 AM  
Blogger kg said...

cute illo - wish all baby birdies had a 'chute, b/c I bet it's scary when their mama shoves them out of the nest for the first time!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

A fun and light illustration at such a dark time for you. I'm so so sorry to hear about your brother, Michelle. I have two brothers myself. You've inspired me to call them more often.

7:39 AM  
Blogger sketch-mark said...

Keep up the drawing cause it's always been a kind of chicken soup for me in troubled times.

My best wishes to you and your family.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Great picture! Very cool.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Totally great! This really made me smile. The shadow behind the one wing really works and is a pleasant, subtle surprise.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Very clean drawing, great idea!

5:10 PM  
Blogger marcisenders said...


8:03 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WICKED!! Awesome idea

9:39 PM  
Blogger BGOZ said...

Great illustration. I always thought that birds felt pretty safe, being able to spring away at a moments notice. This could be the start of a serious problem.


10:18 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

A bird who's got the fear of flying even though he's got the wings and the power to fly. I have a feeling there's a metaphor for our lives in their somewhere. Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment on my blog, even with all you're going through right now. Your brother's last words to you are very powerful. I'm so sorry for your loss but thank you for the reminder to call my sister and tell her I love her.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

thank you for the wonderful message, everyone!
truly appreciate it!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Beautiful illo, Michelle!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Hey girl, sorry to hear these sad news. Your work is wonderful and always bring a smile. Take care

11:29 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

This is adorable. You have a fun style. Thanks for stopping by my site.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

great character!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Loni said...

Michelle, it is so great to see you back on Illo Friday. So sorry to hear about your brother passing. It is a very personal thing, thank you for sharing it with all of us. My own youngest brother passed away in 1989, and I understand how you feel. Your work is excellent. Keep up the good job, and welcome back :)

8:12 PM  
Blogger garth bruner said...

Cute illo!

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. May his memory keep you moving forward to your dreams!

6:12 AM  
Blogger fortwertz said...

This is just great. The curled beak has all the expression needed!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Franfou said...

very cool illo !!!!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Anja said...

Thanks for your comment. Love the bird.

1:16 PM  
Blogger munieca said...

This is so nice!! Really really bautiful!! thanks for visit to me!
Your illustrations are awsome.

2:45 PM  
Blogger wynlen said...

I love your illustration. It's very sweet and I like the style.

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Take care of yourself and keep on drawing!


3:54 PM  
Blogger munieca said...

Michelle, Im glad. yes please, you can put my link on yours.
Do you speak spanish??

4:45 PM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

:D it put a smile on my face.loved it!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Wonderful little fraidy-bird. I love the matching green googles and 'shute.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Niki said...

Hello :-) lovely

11:23 PM  
Blogger Halloweenville said...

i LOVE this!!! hes so cute and scared! i really love your style

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent Drawing!! I love your coloring style too.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Yogui said...

TEEEHEEEE cute bird!!! fearful though

12:25 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

You really have the knack to say so much with your drawing! Love the brave but terrified birdie!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Adrian Ropp said...

Sigh... Sadly, your phobia drawing hits too close to home. Great work, great style!

9:51 PM  
Blogger John A. Walsh said...

Nice job here. You've got a great style and you really illustrated the concept with a nice quirk!

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your illustration has so much character. I love his expression :)
Many sympathies on the passing of your brother. Take care and keep drawing!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

This looks like the Looney Tunes chicken hawk... Come to think of it, I never saw the little guy fly. Great illustration. Love the expression.

So sorry for your loss.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

Stay strong and focused!!! LOVE your work!!! :)

5:25 PM  
Blogger Senta said...

Great pic!! I am so sad for your loss...please take care and know you are in our thoughts!

9:20 PM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

Great illustration! Too funny, I had this same sketch in mind but had no time to finish it due to a hectic work week. Love your rendition of it!

6:36 AM  
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