Monday, October 10, 2011

why i adore the night


this is my response to hila shachar's "why i adore the night" challenge on her blog le projet d'amour. when i think of nighttime, three different kinds - the most comforting, for me - come immediately to mind:
the silent, pitch-black night in the country. when the air is crisp and clear, the sky is covered with a dazzling display of stars, and crickets start to sing, i feel like i could live forever.
the mysterious, twinkling night in the city, when i imagine the lives inside of warmly lit windows. on a perfect city night, loneliness can seem like the greatest feeling in the world.
and finally, the most mysterious night of all: the cold and endless night of outer space.

18 comments:

sheila said...

love love love your depictions of the night, yelena - i am a night owl and feel the most at peace at night :) love the pools of light from the street lamps

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow.. I LOVE these.. just beautiful!!! Hope you don't mind I just had to pin them to my pinterest I love them so much :)

yelena bryksenkova said...

lamina, thank you, i don't mind at all!
and thank you too sheila. i'm a night owl too. i never blame myself when i get up in the morning and just don't feel like getting any work done. i know i will settle down in the evening and work into the night...

y.

hila said...

thank you so much yelena! I just read through your email :) I'm going to do a post featuring some submissions I've gotten soon, with yours included of course. This is beyond lovely.

xo

camino roque said...

beautiful...

oladios said...

I love this kind of dark comfort

Purpletreebird said...

A lovely post and beautifully illustrated. I agree with you about all of this. Nothing like the night sky to make us feel how amazing the world is. :)
Jess xx

Aurora said...

lovely illustrations and lovely project!

the wild bunches said...

You are amazing, really. In your works and descriptions I see myself. x

Tante B said...

wow these are just so wonderful!!!

andrea despot said...

I completely and totally agree with your three different reasons! I too adore the night and think you captured why I do so perfectly, in words and in illustrations. I'm kinda really in love with the first one - will you be selling it in your shop?

yelena bryksenkova said...

thanks for the love, everyone!

andrea: thank you, i'm glad you can understand the feeling. i sell a set of two mini prints "city night / country night" in my shop for $15:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83707994/city-night-country-night-mini-print-set

...but i can also make a just "country night" if you like! let me know if you would like me to make a custom listing (it would be $7.50 for a 3x3 print with a 1 inch border).

thank you again,

y.

andrea despot said...

I would be very interested in a custom listing for that print! But not at this time (I'm trying not to spend any money on myself until after Christmas). I'll add it to my Etsy favorites though so I don't forget. Thank you :)

fruzsi said...

Stunning. I love your observations about the darkness and the comfort of life. I think you are so spot on!

EricaVee said...

Love love love. Especially the city one.

Giovanna said...

Love love love these prints! So simple and beautiful!

xx
Giovanna
http://www.oliveandanarrow.com/

Gisele Bedard said...

Just love what you do ...Bravo!

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