Friday, April 07, 2006

Illustration Friday: Speed


My submission for Illustration Friday topic, Speed is from my 2002 HomeMade calendar. The title is "Mobile Home" and was for the month of September. I recognize that I am not showing speed as much as moving on or forward but I think moving forward is a good message too. I have been very sick the last couple of days. I have not been this sick for over 10 years. It's easy to forget how lucky to feel healthy every day. I feel so grateful to feel well today!!! I didn't get to comment on everybody's Spring but I hope to get to you double this round. Thank you for all of your beautiful comments, it means so much to me!

The quote is: The longest road is sometimes the shortest way home. ~ proverb
copyright 2001

67 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

another fun illustration; a unique way of looking at mobile homes...

Hope you are feeling better soon. *Hands ValGal some soothing herbal tea; a fuzzy blanket and turns on a movie...

Teri C said...

Oh Val, how adorable! You do the neatest things!

steve said...

It almost sounds like you are homesick, but since you work at home maybe you are sick of being home !
Enough joking though, hope you get better in a few hours, maybe it's just a 24 hour bug.

P.S. Luv the details on the shingles. Make sure every thing is glued down in that house ! One wrong turn and ...
:-)
stevePoisonPencil

cream said...

Love it! Flying home, I am!

Ayelet said...

I love how everything you draw makes me wish I had something like it.. now I want a house like that! :D

cristosova said...

That´s something I dream of: a portable home. It would make my life so much easier! I like that the gal travels single and takes the middle of the road, quite an independent spirit :)
All the best for your health!

carla said...

Val, I'm glad you're feeling better...it is horrible to be sick! This is great and fun, which makes it great fun. I know people become so attached to their homes that they dig them up and move them... I've also seen trailers at the race track that people have decked out to look like "home" with screen doors and siding, etc... Stay well:>>>>

J. E. Morris said...

Very cute. I love your spring entry, I missed it last week.

violetismycolor said...

this is great...a 'fun' illustration.

Janet said...

I loOove this! The truck is so cute! Glad you are better!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Your illustrations are so detailed, whimsical, and full of motion... now if only I had thought of that last time I moved.

isay said...

i have always love this blue house of yours.

Godspeed Valerie!

isay said...

I mean-nice to know you feel better already. just relax more and keep smiling!

andrea said...

Slow and steady wins the race! I would love to see your archival system, Val. This is another winner, just waiting to be released on IF!

Amy Zaleski said...

Well, speed is relative, and not always fast! This is just adorable...I love all of your houses, but this one just says a lot.

doodlestreet said...

Hey dood! (so.cal speak for dude)! You DO have art for every topic in illo friday! YOU ROCK!

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

another lovely illo. glad you're feeling better.

"Maggie" said...

Val,

I chuckled as soon as I saw this illustration, what a great concept and sometimes I wish I could do just that! Now I have to speed away and get to my illo!

Thank you for the sweet compliment, right back at you! ;)

Pati @-;-- said...

Beautiful as usual. I'd love to have her habillity for moving out.

Alina Chau said...

THat's the coolest mobile home!! Beautiful!

HARDWAX said...

I love that the grass and little flowers are also being moved, the flowers in the flower box happily traveling to. I love the little truck, that blue, uummmm! You may have gotten the idea I love this picture, you're right, I do.

I'm very glad you're feeling better.

Paula said...

It's incredible how original your creations and interpretations of the word proposed are. This is great.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

How cool to have a resevoir of submissions! Hope you feel better soon and have lots of new things to post.

modroom said...

I'm glad the letterbox is travelling too, though must be tough on the postal service. Glad you're feeling better!

marc said...

Hello Val,
It's funny this mobile home.If I could have the same one!
And it's you who drives this truck?
Great work!I like very much!

aynaku said...

love all the details of your mobile home! the tiled roof is amazingly similar to a python skin, well done!
...thanx for your comment. yes that far building belongs to aynaku corporation!
:)
all my my best.

Toni said...

Val, I hear ther is alate flue going around. So take care of yourself.
This illo is adorable and like Andrea i would love to see your archive. It is amazing how each week you have something to pull from. I think it's fantastic.

Rowantree said...

Je, je, that's the speedy mobile home. Great illo !

irvine said...

cool quote! and what a neat house! wish it was that easy to bring a whole house down the block hehe or across states where we wish to live! hihi ^_^ huggss

atomicvelvetsigh said...

slowly but surely.. that's one speed topic i had in mind too.. prob is not yet done with my illo. 8)

well you have such a cool concept of "mobile home" and another great illo too!

albina said...

Glad to know you feeling better…Adorable illustration, as always.

The Unknown said...

Wow! Now that's a mobile home. The only way to travel.
Wonderful stuff Love.
love

Katili said...

A house on the road, great illo and the proverb has so many times turnet out to be so true.

frank h said...

first of all - I wish you a better feeling soon, TODAY!

and your illo is so nice - is wonderful - really, that cute house with flowers making his trip to home.

sringy and quick altogether

splendid!

raim said...

I like this...
:o)

the others to...

Catnapping said...

Whenever I see your houses, the first thing that comes to mind is, I would love to live in that house.

I hope you feel better soon. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

TXArtcGal said...

Another fantastic illo! Again...love the colors and the concept! My husband and I have spoken about selling our house one day, and buying a mobile home! This really lends to that dream!! Beautiful as usual!

TXArtcGal said...

Oops...that should read...buy a "motor home." I think there is a differnce between motorhome and mobile home! :)

Linzie said...

beautiful image.. always amazed by your huge range of work Val. Do hope you're feeling better soon... linzx

shawn said...

Aw that is so adorable.

Wouldn't that be so wonderful to be able to just up an move your home like that on the back of your truck anytime you wanted? But. Of course. If your house was that small to fit on the back of your truck, maybe it wouldn't be so wonderful after all.

I love how the mailbox is even moving with it. Your work is always so happy and whimsical.

I was so saddened to hear you were so sick, but happy you're feeling better now. Take care of you!

Aravis said...

I don't know, it sure is moving faster than most houses I see! *G* It's a great illustration, as always. You're so creative! Just when I think you won't be able to do something house related for the theme, you do. You're amazing. :0)

Feel better soon!!!

The Tart said...

So cute. I love this one. She is off to a new adventure... leaving all those tears behind.. a fresh new start!

GO GIRL!

Smooch,
The Tart

BTW.. great great work, natch!

The Tart said...

BTW... snuggle up with all fluffy & wonderful things... we wish U a speedy recovery.

Get well hug,
The Tart
; )

Tony LaRocca said...

Reminds me of the 800 mile drive I made when moving to (and back) from S.C. with my car in tow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Valgal, sorry to hear you've been under the weather, I can relate. Glad you are back in the game though! This is a nice image and I like the message behind it. Our lifes do move quicker than we think, don't they? Nice stuff. Hope you are feeling better, take care of yourself. love, Kaya www.kayasart.com

lil kim said...

i love how she's taking the grass and mailbox with her. Hope you feel better soon!

cosmos said...

Hey Valgal, hope you're feeling better. A concerned citizen of New York. Great work too. Do more.

LDahl said...

Take care and don't do too much for a bit, no relapses!!
I have wanted a moving house for so many years...I hate boxes!! I hate getting rid of treasures in the speed of the moment. I don't like moving much at all anymore, now that I think about it:)))
The drivable house would be cool, but I would need one just like this!

C.Bryant said...

Hermosa ilustracion...te copio y pongo link en Perejil

Saludos :)

Suzan said...

You always have such sweet wonderful work. Love your work!

Issi said...

Hello Valerie :o) thank you for compliment :o) Your ilustration is amazing, lovely and is a nice for eye, I like it, keep in touch, Issi

Angela said...

This makes me think of the song that goes, 'can't wait to get (my house) on the road again!', or something like that. :P Very cute!

I somehow missed your beautiful spring greenhouse last week. It's so pretty, and I like the tree growing inside.

Roz Foster said...

A beautiful rendition of 'speed'--slow speed, fast speed, whatever speed, it is still speed. I love how the lawn and the mailbox are on the bed of the truck, too. Hilarious!

Speed your way to health, Val!

Jaimie said...

Beautiful and charming. I simply love it.

Rose said...

It's speedy given the usual pace of houses! Well done! I hope you feel better soon.

creative kismet said...

Ahhhh! I wish I could move my house like this instead of packing boxes!!! This is a wonderful illo!

Michelle said...

I wouldn't mind living in that mobile home, it is so sweet.

Twisselman said...

Marvelous. Complete with the astroturf grass. Especially like the truck cab.

tiffinix said...

Wonderful illustration as always! I love how even though they are from prior work they fit so perfectly! The mailbox on the back is so cute as well. I am sorry you were sick - it really does knock the life out of you! I do hope you are feeling better very soon!

scribblesk said...

A true mobile home! Whimsical and clever as always! Glad you are feeeing better!

Leezy said...

Beautiful and wonderful, as always. I do love visiting to see your work!!! Feel better soon.

kan said...

There is a lovely prom girl at my place that would delight in dancing in any one of your sweet abodes! Maybe this is her after the prom.

Wilnara said...

Wow- under my circumstance with moving right now - that would be so perfect for us. What a wonderful image Val.

Ginger*:)* said...

Well here I am, following along behind your little house. Your talent is amazing and this art jouranl is such a delightful place to spend some time.

Liz Jones said...

Val, you amaze me! I thought there was no way you'd have a house for this topic, but there it is! and very apropos! Love the quote, too. Glad you're feeling better!

Bron Smith said...

I really like the way you draw your houses and buildings, Val. And your bright, bold choice of colors.

wynlen said...

What a fun mobile home! I would like to own a home like that.
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