Friday, March 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Feet


My submission for Illustration Friday's topic: Feet is an illustration from my 2002
HomeMade calendar for the month of April. The title is "Bath House".
The quote I used is "Housekeeping ain't no joke." ~Louisa May Alcott

60 comments:

carla said...

Val - it just blows my mind that every week you have something that is absolutely perfect for the topic. You don't even have to twist or stretch to get your painting to fit the topic! This is really funny...it reminds me of that children's book, Amelia Bedelia ... Amelia takes everything literally....when she's told to "dust the furniture," she sprinkles powder on it, etc. It's really funny. I love the humor in this image, and the quote seals the deal.

Joy Eliz said...

I love this!
and there are cute little bathtub feet! hee-hee

Anonymous said...

Val: You are the greatest. I'm burning my work and going to become a butterfly wrangler. I just can't compete with you.
Bad Dog

Amy Zaleski said...

Wonderful - I love the clawfeet! I'm with Carla...how well your stuff fits each topic! Are you running out of calendars?

Janet said...

I love this,Val!...and I've always loved clawfoot tubs.They remind me of my grandmothers' house.

Alexa Brett said...

Val, This is such a cute one! Carla is right it is totally Amelia Bedalia-ish. You are so wonderfully creative!!!

steve said...

Gotta luv that lion's claw theme for furniture !
=^_^=

stevePoisonPencil

Liz Jones said...

Ha!!SO cute!! Ilove the way the toes are splayed...kind oflike a cartoon dog!

cream said...

Val, I'm sure that many a housewife would love to do exactly what you beautiful illustration shows on such a sunny day.

Teri C said...

Val, this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable!! Love how you think!

isay said...

i always look forward visiting your site. gosh-this is really another beautiful piece of artwork. i like the color of the house actually-my favorite.

doodlestreet said...

Cute 3-toes!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful colors and composition. I so love the bathtub, it's wonderful.

You are so talented. I love your illustrations because they are so uplifting and glow with warmth and happyness. Really lovely.

cristosova said...

I love it, and I know the minute I tell my beetle character Hattie she will swoon over it! It had not occurred to her you could put a whole house into the bathtub. You are inspirational to both of us :)

Rrramone said...

Bathtub feet. Bathtub with house inside. Woman scrubbing house. Reference to poetry. Likey.

Caroline said...

This is one of my favourites of yours yet! And I wish I could clean my house like this...

andrea said...

Aha! Claw-footed bathtub! It took me awhile to figure out while I was enjoying it for what it is. Like Carla said, this also reminds me of Amelia Bedelia.

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful, clever, delightful! I think sometimes that's the only way to clean house...just dunk the whole mess!

gudbrandsdottir said...

This is just great picture!!!

I wish I could too clean my house this easily.... you have so cool imagination!

kelly rae said...

another wondrous, imaginative piece!

The Unknown said...

Ha! That's wonderful.
love

Paula said...

It's wonderful and originaĆ² Who would think of that? But you did. After all the house, too, needs a good bath. Delightful.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Perfect; once again!!
Was this for a spring month: spring cleaning?

marc said...

In France there is a song which says:
It's a blue house leaned with the hill,one comes there a foot, on does not stike, those which live on lost there the key...
Your drawing is very beautiful.
I like blue.
Good weekend

Brian the Mennonite said...

I love the painting...but it makes me a little sad to see that clawfoot tub. When we moved from our home three years ago to where we are now, we left a gorgeous home built in 1888 behind, complete with two lovely bathrooms that had the original clawfoot tubs. Now we are blessed with the new "plastic." How lovely.

Katili said...

Awh, I love this beautiful paintin, there is so much old time good things in it, I miss my bath tub.

Rowantree said...

Vry clever, lov your house´s paint! !

Rowantree said...

Very clever, lov your house´s paint! !

Sea Angel said...

She's right, it ain't.
Now, where can I get a tub like that?

HARDWAX said...

Question, does she hire out? I had a great aunt, I spent summers with when I was very young, she had a freestanding tub like this, not sure if it had three toes or ten toes, or four or one hundred, I do know I didn't appreciate the beauty of it then-but I remember it. Your paintings bring sweet memories to us, a rare thing.

Majeak Ann said...

This is very refreshing...i personally love bathtubs! So creative!

Catnapping said...

oh god, i love that bathtub! the feet are so cute (squeaky voice).

And those bubbles are perfect!

andrea said...

This is wonderful! Great job on this weeks theme...very unique and totally appropriate!
a.

Roz Foster said...

Ha ha!! It looks like you might have a brilliant idea here on how to more quickly clean the house. This way, the living room and kitchen downstairs get a good soaking and you can just shower nozzle the upper floors! Beautiful painting.

Wee Cottage said...

Inspirational...which I need because the theme feet has me stumped. I love your illustrations, always uplifting and wonderful. I too wish I could clean my house like this. Great job.

aynaku said...

eh,eh, gaugain is my hero!

Toni said...

Val, like Carla it blows my mind also. You always find just he right image. I love claw tubs. When I was pregnant, about 7 months, with my first son I was visiting my Mom and for some reason we were chating in the bathroom and I was sitting on the edge of the claw foot tub and fell backwards and got stuck with my legs hanging over the edge. We laughed so hard and it took a couple of pulls to get me up. thanks for the memory.

eriesargonaut said...

This is the first time to your site. This is fantastic! I love your work.

Alexandra S said...

This image is fantastic!!!!!!! First time visiting you and so glad I did!

Geninne said...

Great illo!
Loved it.

The Tart said...

Very funny... little house have foot-bath! Just great.
Perfect for Feet & spring time...

BTW... yesterday I drew an apple tree & then when I finished coloring it in, I thought of you. Please stop by to visit... I would love to hear your comments. It was all in fun... most delightful, just light your happy work! ; )

Smooch,
The Happy Tart

Andrea said...

oooo, a nice hot bath ~ sounds good to me. great work, as always!

ratlion said...

The claw feet are cute and the house looks happy to be having a bubble bath and a bath tub all to itself :). Nice illo.

Ian T. said...

Baths with feet - why didn't I think of that? A beautiful storybook picture!

CarolineJarvis said...

what a creative style.... very appealing. Love it!

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Is that a rubber ducky in the tub?
So sweet and clean!
Very cute. We love your places.
Take care.

frank h said...

Great! - ... and true.
What ideas you have Val, they are original and funny.
Very very good.

I liked a lot the former post too, what a wonderful idea as well.

Coming here, always I find great stuff.

TXArtcGal said...

What a magical drawing!! When I look at your pieces...I always wonder what it would be like to visit inside your painting!! This piece is no different! As always, love the colors and the whimsy!!

Alina Chau said...

love the little bath house!! Very creative idea!!

zordis said...

The more the merrier ... this little tub house is just so fun! Not the imagine of the woman I prefer but a womans got a do what a womans got to do!

A house for each ocation!

CarolineJarvis said...

Thanks so much for checkin out my blog and for the kind words! Hey maybe Troy McClure could hook me up with a Simpsons contract.... haha! That woudl be a dream! I hear they're doing two more seasons..... so excited!

Keep up the great work.... I will definitely be back to check out more!

Cheers!

scribblesk said...

Wondrous whimsy! Gigundo footed bathtubs are the best!

tiffinix said...

Oh my what a gorgeous calender that must be! This is just beautiful - amazing colors. And a way of tackling the topic!

Bearuh said...

HA it does remind me of Amelia Bedelia. Those were my favorites. That is so good! Who would have thought of putting a house in a bathtub? only you!

Maria Antunes said...

eheheheh... lovely illo!!! :-)

Angela said...

So creative and unexpected!

Bron Smith said...

What a beautiful piece. You have such control over your airbrush. And such patience when others are doing the same effects digitally now, like me. I used to use my Badger, and my Paache AB all the time. I haven't used it in years... all that frisketing!

Jaimie said...

Oh I wish it were that simple to clean my house! Great job as always.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Simply charming. Cute tub. Feel like a bath now.

Dee said...

Instead of being a complete echo...well done and lovely work. :)