Friday, February 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Song

My submission for song is "Music House". It is an illustration from my 2004
HomeMade calendar. Music and song makes everything seem better! copyright 2003

60 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

This is so charming, Val! I love the idea of a music house to begin with, and this is so beautifully done!

benconservato said...

really beautiful and joyful, first one I have seen this week... good start for my weekend!

carla said...

Val..this is sooooo cool! I love how all the world's a house to you:>

isay said...

if only i can build the same style of house. 'makes me sing, too!

Ginger*:)* said...

A wonderful place to live! Your painting, as always is full of creativity and imagination. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone walked out of their home today singing a song or at least imagining one.

Janet said...

I agree with everyone else , and Carla....SoOO COooOL!

frank h said...

Hey what nice! - look that musical trail , is like a dream - and the fume of notes.
It is so beautiful and peaceful - I am sure that the music is symphony n.3 by Vaugham Williams.

Rayne said...

what a clever idea. I like the over-all dreamy feel to it.

Caroline said...

So funny! I didn't guess you'd have an instrument as a house.. though maybe I should've...

You work within your constraint of houses as though it wasn't a constraint at all.

Abbie said...

Oh! I love the image.. I want to crawl inside and listen..

'Zann said...

Love it! and what Caroline said about your constraint, too. Maybe the constraint leads to finding the macrocosm in the micro....

steve said...

And just think, everytime the wind blows, it creates a song on the houses strings...
:-D

cosmos said...

I heart this! Do more.

Alexa Brett said...

Val, you did it again! This is great, and the colours are amazing! You have it down to musical perfection!

andrea said...

Once again you are the master of the genre, Val. Very clever indeed! It really made me smile.

Detlef said...

Who's pulling the strings in this house? Maestro magic.

andrea said...

I love this! My grandmother played the violin and I loved listening to her play it.
Good job!
andrea

Andrea said...

So true! I'm sure I have said it before, so let me try and say it another way...your colors are so lush, they create such a rich place to rest my eyes, mi ojos never want to leave the surface of your work. Bravo!

Brian the Mennonite said...

Music and song does indeed make everything seem better...even if your mood is good to start with. There's nothing like a good song. That "music house" of yours would fit nicely into the landscape of Eastern Canada.

Andrea said...

The title of my doodle is the first "what song is that doodle named after" clue. Drop back by and give me a guess!! :)

Baskerville Hound said...

what a gorgeous idea Val- you always have such wonderful thoughts! Image has a reall musical flow about it. i can just imagine the lovely sounds floating out and around this house-love it!

doodlestreet said...

Bravo!

violetismycolor said...

very lovely idea. and so original.

Liz Jones said...

SO,um. How much you charge in rent for that place? Got any spare rooms?

Just checking...
:D

Anonymous said...

A truely organic song ... and house :)

Kim Carney said...

Can I live there?

HARDWAX said...

I'm afraid everyones taken the words right out of my mouth.
I have a feeling if I entered your little Music House, even though I am not musically inclined,I might find myself pocessed with the ability to sing, sweet, sweet music.

KaRLa said...

is sooooooooooo beautiful, great composition, you always do wonderful creations

miragee said...

I love the choice of colors in this illo. Really serene and beautiful...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Imagine living in a guitar: we should all be so lucky. Still another wonderful illustration from ValGal; always a pleasure to return to see what you have this week.

Toni said...

yes I am amazed how you can turn anything into a house and home. I can hear the music and song coming from your music house. how sweet!

Teri C said...

Oh Val, it is beautiful and so you!

Cecilia's Art said...

is sth more beatiful than music and songs?? , no way!!!!!!! that´s what make u happy and make u be aware of life!!!!!

my house is sth like that drawing, full of music all day!!!!

love your drawing!!

kisses!

Ellen Byrne said...

YOU just keep doing it! I don't know HOW but you and your work are AMAZING!

The Tart said...

This would be the perfect house for Twisselman.

So adorable and charming. Always a warm fuzzy feeling here...just pass the milk and vanilla wafers please! I hear your kitty purring too.

Smooch,
The Tart

kelly rae said...

how creative is that?! love it.

marc said...

Very so cute and beautiful violin house.

Paula said...

My, My, how highly imaginative. Sure there live people with music in their hearts.

merlinprincesse said...

Valerie, you are a magician!

Sea Angel said...

Ok, it's final. When the time comes, you will be in charge of designing my house.
I love this music house! (Bah, I love all your houses)

cream said...

Val, you always come up with something absolutely lovely! This is great!

Alessandro_PPG said...

Parabéns pelas belas ilustrações tão vivas , cheias de cor! Abraços!

Joy Eliz said...

Oh, I love this!! so peaceful

Anonymous said...

omg i love this. i especially love the musical notes floating from the chimney!

catnapping said...

omg i love this. i especially love the musical notes floating from the chimney!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh this is a beauty! love the notes too..

aynaku said...

thanx for your comment, nice to hear from you...your house is enchanting,wish I could have built such a house in my architectural career!
:)

albina said...

Fantastic! I hear your song! Joy!

Aravis said...

I know a lot of people who would love to live in just such a house. Wonderful illustration, Val! :0)

Linda said...

I would love to be there.

Bron Smith said...

Beautiful violin house, Val. So imaginative and beautifully rendered.

Collin said...

As always, wonderful work.

Roz Foster said...

Wonderful. I love the smoke/notes coming out of the chimney. Very, very clever. Your work is beautiful.

creative kismet said...

What a joyous home this must be! So very sweet!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful and musical, I can hear violin music coming out from the little house! Magical!

TXArtcGal said...

Perfect as usual!! What an exquisite design...and, as usual....LOVE those colors!

Andrea said...

You guessed Ani DiFranco right on my blog, so...

You win...a fancy mixed cd from the BGD blog, if'n you want it, of course. My musical favorites of late will be on it. E-mail me your address and I'll get it out to you as soon as I make it. :)

Thanks for all the support!!

Wee Cottage said...

I love how you stick to a theme and follow it throgh...This is a beautiful illustration. A house is not a house until you've illustrated in fact a violin isn't a house until you have illustrated it. Lovely!

ian russell said...

i love it. i'm imagining the sound of the breeze playing across the strings.

modroom said...

That's a funky little shack is that!