Friday, May 26, 2006

Illustration Friday: Cake

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My Submission for Illustration Friday's Cake is from my 2003 HomeMade calendar. The title of this painting is "Home Baked" and is for the month of June. You know, a June wedding? The quote is: A House is not beautiful because of it's walls but because of it's cakes. ~old Russian proverb~
copyright 2002

58 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ahhhh very nice. again. as always. weekly. wonderful.

Diane Duda said...

You can't get more happily ever after than that!

Collin said...

That's sweet :)

doodlestreet said...

I knew you would have something specifically for this. And very pretty!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful delicious painting!

frank h said...

opa! THAT is a cake

so beautiful environments you create every time!

magic, colorful and happy illos - as usual!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cute and sweet! I'm getting married June 10! YAY! Mary :-)

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

sweet as usual.

Kaya said...

This is so cute, lush and colourful! Love the swans, and it looks like the cake is a little house as well. Great idea.

Teri C said...

How perfect for this theme and the month of June. Cutecutecute.

arvindh said...

love the bright colours!

michael dailey said...

now thats a CAKE!!! as usual nice work.

Liz Jones said...

That is so clever and adorable,and yummy looking!!
ove it!

Janet said...

Luscious cake house,Val!Did you model the bride and groom after anyone? And I love all of the little flowers!

Issi said...

Hello :o) beautiful cake - yami yami :o) keep in touch, Issi

cosmos said...

I Heart This! Do more.

raim said...

Lovely and tasteful cake...
Who's wedding is it?
:0)

Caroline said...

fabulous house cake and love that proverd too

Ellen Byrne said...

ValGal - You've done it again! LOVE your stuff!

MsDabble said...

Nice, I like your detail.

Robert McLaughlin said...

I like the look and innocent feeling of your illustration.

Majeak Ann said...

very pretty cake..enchanting cake!
yum!

modroom said...

Charming illustration and I'm glad someone's fixing the roof...:::o

carla said...

So charming...it's such a pretty picture of fairy tale love:>

Paula said...

Now, that's a sweet cake for a sweet day. I love how you always insert the concept of home.

gudbrandsdottir said...

So nice cake....happy cake!

aynaku said...

I really like your "pretty in pink" house cake...so sweet!The russian proverb sounds extremely wise...
:)
thanx for your lovely comment.

Wilnara said...

What a sweet image - Val! Always very colorful and full of life! I wish I could shrink myself and jump into your paintings. I'd love to take a journey into your whimsical homes!

Kim Carney said...

It is wonderful, Home Sweet Cake ;)

marc said...

Hi Val,
Excellent proverb!
It's a very beatiful cake...I in will eat!It's appetizing! Well done.
Nice week

TXArtcGal said...

VERY pretty as usual!!...and perfect for the month of June, which is just around the corner!! As usual...I love the bold colors you use...makes me wish I could paint like you paint!

cristosova said...

I guess that´s why they call some Russian architecture "sugar cake"! (Like the style of the Russian embassy in Berlin.) This is a very romantic entry, with the swans in the foreground as the perfect symbol for a life-long marriage. A perfect June entry!

Linda said...

Oh such a enchanting scene, just lovely or delicious

Isa said...

so cute! Very pretty, i love it

Michael O'Connell said...

what great cake… er, house… well done…

HARDWAX said...

What a beautiful piece of work! The details and the amazing delicate colors you chose-I love that pond. Kind of a shame these two lovebirds are going to take up residence, because the cake really does look good enough to eat. Love the grooms top hat and tails.

Wee Cottage said...

Another beautiful illustration. Your illustrations all have a lovely dreamy quality about them. Plus you always use wonderful color schemes. Great job

Gabrielle said...

This is so sweet(pardon the pun). I have some Russian ancestory so I know all about that saying. I would love to see your calendar in its entirety. This is a beautiful painting.

Jaimie said...

beautiful charming and whimsical as always. I'm so amazing that you always seem to have something that goes with the week's theme! amazing

Pickledog said...

This is truly a beautiful house (and yummy too.)

Maria Eugenia said...

so sweet!

Ginger*:)* said...

You must live in the most beautiful house of all. This one is yummy....but what is yours like? Is it surrounded by rose bushes and trees full of birds singing their little hearts out? Are there blue skies above and pretty pink and white clouds?

Your illustration is delightfully delicious!

erika said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful.

cream said...

Lovely illo! And I love the Russian saying!
The content rather than the container!

Lois said...

Hi Val, we have the same idea this week. We tried to go up to the Topanga Canyon Fair on Monday, but it was too crowded! We couldn't even get the shuttle. Darn. Happy illo friday.

Amy Zaleski said...

This is such a sweet sentiment for a wedding ~ a cake house! I love the delicateness of the flowers and the swans add to the elegance. Looks like Happily Ever After should look!

creative kismet said...

so beautiful and dreamy!

tiffinix said...

Stunning as always! So magical and colorful. I think you need to come out with a coffee table book. I mean you have the most perfect illustration for everything in the world! That just rocks!
Anyway. . .another lush and delicate illustration! Beautiful.

Bron Smith said...

Another beautiful illustration, Val. The colors and flowers in this one give it an almost Indian feel. Thanks for your kind comments about Trowbridge. I DO plan on bringing Mrs. T back as often as possible. I've enjoyed IF so much that I don't want to leave for good.

haze mcelhenny said...

very sweet.

Shano said...

You are the master of beautiful colors and scenes!

shawn said...

I love it val! and all those sweet details. The birds in the sky.. the swan and duck in the lake and all those flowers with such detail!!!

Chickengirl said...

Fun!

Tony LaRocca said...

Not only does the cakehouse get nice scenery, but the ducks get a snack for when they get the munchies!

zordis said...

Valgart this is so nice and a vice russian proveb indeed! So cute and sweet!

Twisselman said...

'Honeymoon, keep a-shinin' in June...' that line from "Shine on Harvest Moon" popped into my head as soon as I saw this illustration. Beautiful.

Oh, and thanks for the comments on the elves in my cake... Yes, Doctor, now I'm seeing faces in there, too! All thanks to you! Now where did I put those drugs from my lost youth? Maybe they can make the faces go away.

Twisselman said...

Wait a minute! You didn't say you saw elves... You said you saw Elvis! Okay, now that makes a lot more sense. Sorry for the misread on my part.

The Tart said...

My kinda cake. De~lovely!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )