Friday, June 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sticky

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Sticky" is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar. The title of this painting is "Home on the Range". This was for the month of August and the quote was "Good sound cooking makes a contented home".

Don't let it stick to the pan and make sure you add the sticky stuff!
copyright 2003
valerie walsh

44 comments:

Janet said...

Ha! I love this!....the Retro look red and white stove.....the HOUSE pancakes...and you sneaked ol Babs onto the clock!

LudaChristian said...

mmmmm... blueberry pancakes -- one of the most requested breakfasts in my house growing up. :) if i hadn't just eaten enough for a family of four, this would probably make me hungry.

Diane Duda said...

Very good. Love the red knobs!

Teri C said...

Only you would think of frying up a little house! LOL Very cute and I love how you always get a house in your art.

RonniHall said...

I like the 50's feel to it. Very clever idea...the house cakes.

doodlestreet said...

Yummmm..fried house! This rates top notch on the Zagat survey... ;)

IHOP. House of pancakes? Pancake?

Andrea said...

That stove reminds me of my great great grandmothers stove! Thanks for stirring that memory for me! :)

Ayelet said...

You have a house for every ocassion, huh? :)
I think it's a sign of a what a good artist you are, when I see the topic for illustration friday and all I can think of is "I can't wait to see what kind of house Val will have for THIS!"

steve said...

I'll bet the Gingerbread Dad and Mom and Gingerbread Kids who live in that pancake house are very very happy !
Plus the timer is adorable !
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

MsDabble said...

Your home on the range is so clever. Thanks for stopping by me.

Roz Foster said...

Ha! Ha! You manage to get a house in everything! This is so bright, cheery and super homey. Lovely stuff, Val.

Bron Smith said...

What a clever, funny idea, Val. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with.

PaulSketch said...

aaaaaaaw i love the steam coming out of the pancake chimney! I like this one a lot

cream said...

Lovely interpretation of Home on the Range, Val!
Was it a "House warming party"?

miragee said...

Really interesting idea Val! My eggs often stick to the pan!

Wee Cottage said...

Oh my goodness you even have a house for the theme sticky. I'm totally amazed. I love it. Pancakes are one of my very favorite things and this one looks yummy.

andrea said...

It's always a delight to come here for IF and see what you've managed to pull out that works -- and always works so beautifully. You must have so much fun with IF! Certainly your illustrations are great. (And thanks for the encouraging words over at "my place")

Val Webb said...

Your illustration makes me hungry! It's wonderful.

Chickengirl said...

yum! My significant other is actually making pancakes right now, heheh! very sweet.

Amy said...

Very cool illo--great concept! Very well done too...nice work!

The Unknown said...

Wonderful as always. I love the illo. I love the little kitty clock on the stove.
love

frank h said...

great illo!

and the sticky stuff yumi yumi!!!

:-)

Ginger*:)* said...

You always amaze me with your inventive ideas. I love the smoke coming from the little chimney.

KaRLa said...

waw, i love it, great idea!

Katili said...

That is very funny *giggles*

isay said...

so neat as usual! i like the shape of the pan and the idea of the image.

thanks.....i am feeling better today.

carla said...

This is fabulous, Val! You have the best imagination ever:> I love the kitty on the timer, and I love the vintage stove. Just wonderful:>

merlinprincesse said...

Love it! Makes me smile! :)

michael dailey said...

lol it had to be U val to be able to think of cookie cutter pancakes in the shape of a house. and blueberry no less. this is great lov the steam coming outta the chimny. and very retro looking( i think thats the word to lazy to ck it sorry)

benconservato said...

As usual, you have a interesting take on the topic. I love the steam comming from the chimney on the little house. Very clever, and thank you, always for your kind words.

Toni said...

Even on the weeks I'm not able to get to IF I have to come here and see what you cooked up! Hah yes pun intended. (grin)
Do you stay up late thinking up ways to do houses?
I love, love, love it.

cristosova said...

That the house can still blow steam shows heat has no power over it! The way the oven looks is amazing!

PS: As usual I was reading your insider information in the post below with high interest. It is those details that bring history alive, or let´s say lives alive :)

Liz Jones said...

Love it!!! I wasn't sure you'd have a house for this,unless it was the beehive! Very cute!

Tony LaRocca said...

That's so cute. My father made us snowmen pancakes with chocolate chip coal back when we were younglings.

Ian T. said...

Val, this is a gorgeous, really communicative picture. When I look at it, in addition to the picture itself, I see a face (formed by various elements) looking out - was this intentional?

haze mcelhenny said...

you definitely win the award for most original -- home on the range -- I LOVE IT.

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome job!...and not matter what, my pancakes ALWAYS stick to the pan!

I love the retro stove...and, the shine!! Great job!

Gabrielle said...

OMG, I absolooootley LOVE this! The colours, the wallpaper, the stove with the clock, the way you did the frying pan, everything. I think this is my favourite of all I have seen so far.

scribblesk said...

Pancake art, how charming and evocative! I was blessed to have a father who was a master of custom shaped pancakes - Mickey Mouse, cats,dogs what have you and have carried on the tradition with my own kiddies. Thanks for conjuring up memories in such a lovely way.

Majeak Ann said...

oh-no! I am hungry.....I am allowed to eat it.
Thanks Valerie for being so kind always.
hug xox
Marjorie

AscenderRisesAbove said...

"home on the range" (chuckle) you are such a wit with these titles!

Maria Eugenia said...

great idea, val , love the colors too!
i'm glad you liked my ball, but the game wasn't funny, was awfull!
Ciao !

Lois said...

unbelievable! You always come up with a house inspired one. I love it.

Joy Eliz said...

Mmmm yummy!!! great illo:)