Friday, December 02, 2005

Illustration Friday "blue"


This illustration is my logo. I love my logo, it is another signature image that crops up in my work all the time. A house that is a gift! Also blue is my favourite colour.

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59 comments:

Sangre de Drago said...

ja ja ja ja
Funny logo!! Divertido!

cosmos said...

Beautiful as always!

Teri C said...

I love it! How great to have such a neat logo.

Amy Zaleski said...

This is a charming house and great logo! I especially like the kitty in the window.

Caroline said...

That's a house with a great personality!

Rhonna said...

wow, valerie..love this!
you make 'blue' sing in this!
wtg!
R

andrea said...

You should post your logo where most people post pictures of themselves on their blogs. It's a delightful image and reflects you after all.

Toni said...

Val I love your logo!
I agree with andrea that you should post it where your picture should go for your ID.

great whimsical style

isay said...

cool house and logo!

ValGalArt said...

thank you friends and andrea what a nice suggestion, i will do this!

Courtney said...

great logo, i love the personality of the little house :)

Patty said...

valgal
nice "blue" logo!

look like a present all the time - that is great
-patty

cream said...

Looks like a very smiling, winking, happy house! Which I am now sure, yours is!

Great logo Val!

Rowantree said...

Really, the blue house breathe personality !

Janet said...

...love the blue house. Blue is my favourite colour,too.

The Unknown said...

Can I move in?
love

Rick Lovell said...

Every house should have such an upbeat personality!

Alexa Brett said...

Very sweet and well rendered! It does make a great logo. I love your work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a cute idea, I love it! Mary :-)

Tanya Nichols said...

I love you use a house with a bow!! i personally for me just want my home to a present to all who come here...especially want my children to feel that way.

M said...

Vow! I love what you do. I haven't had time to read any of your blog yet, but will return.

scott said...

hi Val
have you got another house that is a gift.
we're in the market for just that sort.
:)
especially if it looks as happy to see me as this one does.
It seems as if I have just turned up and the house looks as happy as a dog does.
nice
will come back later, still trying to finish blue
love scott

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Perfecto! :)

carla said...

I love this as a logo...it says so much about many things...you, home, happiness, gifts, etc...and , at least to me, on several levels. As an illustration on its own, it's lovely and colorful. Very nice:>

carla said...

Val..thanks for your comment this week. I have always loved Joni Mitchell, because her music and lyrics touch me in a very real way. The poetic and autobigraphical style of her earlier work has had such a great influence on my own writing, and I have always admired her as a visual artist. Your husband is lucky to have a book of her artwork and poetry...what a treasure. I can well imagine that she must seem larger than life in person; she's such a legend and a formidable woman. Thanks for sharing those stories!
~ carla

PaulSketch said...

beautiful illustration - I like the red trim you put around the house, a nice touch

Poboi said...

Lovely colours. Jumps right off the screen!

Tiffy said...

What a lovely and beautiful house! Wish I could find one like that in real live!

bee'nme said...

Great image - I love it! It makes a wonderful logo! I really like the idea of a house as a gift. Nice!

kelly rae said...

i love your style. thanks for your comment on my piece this week. i am one of your fans!
kelly

gudbrandsdottir said...

I like this house alot, its funny and alive! Lovely colours as well.
Excellent work!

andrea said...

Val (and Carla) -- your Joni Mitchell stories made me perk up. She is one of the few living goddesses I can think of -- an amazing talent. I wish she'd write an autobiography. I'd eat it up. I so envy you meeting her, Val.

Anonymous said...

Blue is also my favourite colour :) Your logo is perfect and does encompass what your logo should plus more!

Joe said...

Love your logo! Looks like you enjoy Ill. homes! That's neat. I realy like your three-D efect your getting!

Kil55 said...

ooooh great colours!!
thank you!

frank h said...

It a great logo!

Blue gifted houses are ValGal from now


(all the colors are good friends of mine
but the most - green)

See you!

frank h said...

ValGart,

My first posting was erased in some way for blogger (I think) - then I posted a second time at number 252

cristosova said...

that is the most perfect gift i can think of as well! adorable!

scott said...

hi val, I'm back.
it was exhausting for me the blue dog painting.
I'm used to taking weeks or more on a painting, so trying to make one come together in a few hours to post for IF is pretty exhausting for me and I was off to bed not long after posting it.
thanks for finding it so quick and leaving a lovely comment.
I look foward to your input as you can imagine.
I have to say two things, about your post. the first is that I was disapointed to click for a larger version to find out it was the same one.
I feel like I am missing out on some details. (I do sit along way from my computer screen) and the other point is a little more delicate.
whispers
the idea of changing your image (avatar) in blogger for this one, sounded good, at first. but I for one vote that you change it back.
the house comes through too small to see whats going on and the strait (well curved really) lines get a lot of alaising effects, or the jaggies, at that size.
the other reason is that I would much rather see val, as a person, then valgalart as a concept, especially when that person is
very fine to look at.
I miss you already.
anyway, I better not say anymore.
lots of love
an admirer

scott said...

ps
hope you don't mind me saying that

RHoward said...

What a great idea for a logo. You have a great eye and imagination.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Puts a smile on my face, happy mood logo :-)

hartini said...

That is a very beautiful blue house!! :)

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pintor said...

It reminds me of the season that is coming. It would be nice if everybody could have a place such as this one to live in.

modroom said...

it's one of those pictures where the windows follow you around the room.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful work!! Cleve and beautiful design!

Alex said...

how cool this is great

vfm4 said...

very nice present, thank you!

i love all drawings of houses, all your illustrations...

creative kismet said...

this is a woderful logo! I love the little blue house with ribbon.

said...

Blue is my favorite as well! Nice illo. The bow creates an interesting touch with the house as a present :)

String said...

Your image got me thinking of a language made up of house symbols...would be cool to suggest 'House' for a topic!

doodlegirl said...

That is so wonderful, Valerie! All your work is great. That house has a lot of charm and what is that I am smelling? I think I can smell Mr. Bubble bubble soap in there! :O)

David said...

Great picture, I like your style. Good choice for your logo!

Twisselman said...

Always enjoy the energy and joy in your illustrations.

Aravis said...

That's a great logo!

donna said...

I love your style and the idea for your painting. It's so cheerful.

A Little Hut said...

Very cheerful house! Love it!
BTW thank you for visiting my newbie submission to the IF and your lovely comment.

character_ed said...

Nice illo! very creative!
You have an inspiring view from your studio!!!
great job on the illos!

Doodlestreet said...

every time i see this little house, my heart is happy...