Sunday, May 08, 2016

Illustration Friday : Tattoo

Working on a painting but I couldn't resist this quickie on a scrap of rag paper 
for Illustration Friday's prompt. I love making a neighborhood "Tattoo" Parlour.                         
 Many cities have a lot of closed storefronts, Tattoo shops survive the times.

Wear your heart on your skin in this life~Sylvia Plath

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Josie's Garden for Illustration Friday "Childhood" theme

Paper Sculpture for Josephine's bedroom. I had to quickly take photos because it needed to 
be framed and delivered so I took a few with my phone and then with my digital camera. Different views and angles. I added the mushrooms after my first set of photos because I stumbled upon this little fragile world and had to incorporate it into the image. I feel pleased,
not with my photos, but with the original art. The finished painted paper sculpture is called
"Josie's Garden"...

It is the season now to go about the country high and low, among the lilacs hand in hand, and two by two in fairyland.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, September 07, 2015

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Illustration Friday: Lush

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Lush" theme is a functional piece of art that can hang or sit and it also serves as a little vase or flower holder by way of the chimney. I am going with the origin of Lush from the year 1610, Middle English  LUSCH which means soft and tender :} I am calling this house "Lusch Life" and it is inspired by this song. Have a wonderful Labour Day Weekend and Happy Weekend to all!

paper, liquitex acrylics, glue, texture medium and a flower holder inside the house.
All photos and art by valerie walsh

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Illustration Friday: Rescue

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Rescue" theme is a painted paper sculpture and it is completely created from a piece of Stonehenge paper. It is lovely to start with a simple sheet of paper and turn it into a full colour dimensional image. I also used one pin, glue and a piece of thread. Happy weekend everyone!
The princess was rescued from her tower and she is off to the beach :)

2013 Valerie Walsh

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Illustration Friday: Fresh

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Fresh" theme is a handmade greeting card
When you remove the crown,  the card opens to reveal a message inside.
This card was created for a friend and his nickname is  Pears Roughness, he has a music blog that I participate in that is called "Kings of Maybe:  It is a joy to find,share and listen to great music and the camaraderie of being part of the blog is fun too!   To commemorate our 3rd year I made a royal pear.
Kings of Maybe is almost 5 years old now, please check it out.


a. not altered by processing (fresh fruits and vegetables)
b.original, vivid ( a fresh portrayal)
c. slang: fashionable, cool

definitions from Miriam Webster Dictionary

stonehenge paper, acrylic paint, glue, little jewels
valerie walsh copyright  2011