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Illustration Friday: Burning

Storm Codes illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

After a November storm knocks out the electricity in Katy’s Duluth, Minnesota home one dark night, she and her mother must rely on the flame burning in their hurricane lamp for light and comfort. This week’s submission for Illustration Friday is from Storm Codes a locally written, illustrated, and published children’s book.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Reader Comments (12)

Beautiful! Reminds me of good times :)
November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Hensley
This is a lovely piece Christina!
November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Baird
Fantastic illustration Christina!!
have a nice weekend!!
November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan Carlos Federico
Very nice painting !
November 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershishir
Brilliant illustration - I bet that book is really really good
November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
this is really beautiful :)
November 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkhwhitaker
The details are amazing. Love the colour palette you used as well.
November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarta Tesoro
What a perfect illustration for this November weekend.
November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
Beautiful illustration, super fantastic1
November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Liban
This reminds me of childhood times when all the lights went out, and we thought it was wonderful to have to use candles and lanterns... the novelty wore off after a few nights of course.
A beautifully illustrated piece.
November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJune
This might just be my all-time favorite of your illustrations. It's so warm, so real. No, "real" isn't right, because it's *more* real than "real." But anyway, it's a beauty. And so apropos for my neck of the woods lately, because we've had some seriously stormy weather, complete with power outages, oil lamps (well, at *our* house, anyway, if not at anyone else's), knitting needles, and foghorns sounding in the distance!
November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChandler
Hey I finally made it over to your site! It's been a long time. This is a really well put together blog you've got here. Nice job. I'll have to pick your brain next time I revamp things. I'm glad we don't have to deal with winters like yours out here.
November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew J

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