Saturday, July 29, 2006

Illustration Friday: Clean




My submission for Illustration Friday's "Clean" is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Clean House'. This idea was conceived for Marisol's Hidden Treasures everyday greeting card line and I loved it so much I repainted it for the calendar. This card is a gift certificate for some help around the house whenever you need it. The "Clean House" painting for the calendar is for the month of April, to show spring cleaning and the quote is: " It takes a heap o' livin in a house t' make it a home" ~ Edgar A. Guest~

I am back from my amazing holiday with my family, we went to Martha's Vineyard
for 7 glorious days and a wonderful time was had by all! I will post some pictures later today.

Clean House copyright 1995

37 comments:

Patti McCracken said...

Just stumbled onto your site. Delightful artwork!

michael dailey said...

put some red tiles on the rood and u'd have the typicial sw home almost. love trhe cat in the window and the clothes blowining in the fresh april wind.
Sooo how was Martha and her vinyard? glad u had a good vaction out east

Catnapping said...

oh god, i love that sprinkler!!

claudine hellmuth said...

so cute! love the laundry hanging out to dry :)

cream said...

It all looks squeaky clean, Val! Looks like the cat has been doing the cleaning! Very fussy, you know!

carla said...

This one is sooo pretty! I love the fresh blue of the house and the wonderfully fine leaves on the tree...oh yeah...the vegetable patch with the prinkler is pretty fab too! Very nice! I want someone to give me one of those house cleaning cards...

peeko said...

this is great!!! I love the whole concept and composition... the laundry lines are cute, too!

Toni said...

Wish my house and garden looked that squeaky clean. And that looks just like my Lily looking out into the yard from her perch at the window.
So cute, Val. Looking forward to seeing your travel photos.

Liz Jones said...

OOH!!! I want my house to looklike that one! Sky-blue clean! Love the sprinkler,too-- nice touch!

Rrramone said...

Nice. I wish MY house was clean. :-)

marcisenders said...

This is really adorable! The house looks like it is glowing!

mel said...

nice and dreamy. love it :)

aynaku said...

it all looks very clean, fresh, windy and happy! nice work as usual...

Amy Zaleski said...

This is great! I love the sprinkler and the clothesline!

String said...

Lovely colours in this one - love the blue and always the feeling to your art.

Andrea said...

I need on of those! ;)

Jessica Wong said...

Everything is clean in this illustration! The house, the washed clothes on the clothesline, even the garden....amazing!

Twisselman said...

Great cat in the window... The laundry on the line reminds me of the days on the farm... Nothing fresher and crisper than clothes that have been dried in the breeze.

Lhuis said...

ohhh, it´s very sweet!!!

beautiful illo!!

greetings¡

Ginger*:)* said...

Ah, clean and serene. A beauty.

HARDWAX said...

Every detail has a clean, crisp feel to it. I love the little basket of laundry and that sprinkler, and overall piece is just delightful. Another wonderful piece of work!

AnastasiaC said...

very sweet clean house!! love your style!
Martha's vineyard sounds wonderful!!

Isa said...

woow! this is amazing!, it´s really clean and soft, i love it
:-)

modroom said...

Looks like the cat is an excellent homekeeper!

Paula said...

Clean and beautiful, Val. The color for this is perfect, gives the idea of water, clean water of course.

murphy girl said...

love laundry on the line...and your little garden is great, too!

cosmos said...

Hi ValGal! Haven't heard from you in a while. Your work is great as ever. Thanks for your comments. Do more.

Alina Chau said...

What a lovely cute little clean house!!

flossy-p said...

Sweet. It looks a bit like the house in the photo's from your holiday.

I love the little sprinkler on the vegie garden!

miragee said...

I love the sweet home feel of the illo!

scribblesk said...

The cat in the window, the crooked chimney,the little underwear on the clothesline,the sprinkler, it's all just too too wonderful!

Linda said...

lovely design the trees framing the turquoise (my favorite color) house, love the cat in the window. your art transports one to another place. awesome

marc said...

Hi Val,
This house is really very beautiful with this so intense blue!
So cute!
Have a nice day!

Gabrielle said...

I love the garden Val, the veggies, the fudge brown soil and the spray of the sprinkler. Very nice.

Majeak Ann said...

always wanted to have a house like this, to live in a place like that..always marvelous Valerie!

hugs
Marjorie

Angela said...

Hee hee the cat in the window is too cute! Love it!

tiffinix said...

I love the cat in the window!! Adorable and the sprinkler - wow. Glad you had a wonderful holiday!