Friday, July 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: Opposites





My submission for Illustration Friday's "Opposites" is from my 2003 HomeMade calendar and the title is Phone Home. I first painted this for a greeting card that Marisol chose for the Hidden Treasures everyday line and the gift is "Call anytime you need to talk". So I redid it 12"x12" to be used in the calendar for the month of May. The quote I used is "It isn't a home without a phone" ~proverb~

I have to miss IF on Friday next week, it will be the first Friday I have missed in 9 months but I will post for the topic on Sunday... Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Phone Home copyright 1995

34 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very clever; opposite sides of the road i may add. always a treat to see what you have each week

Liz Jones said...

So sweet! What a cute idea!

Diane Duda said...

Oh so cute! I just love it!

doodlestreet said...

Dood! Couldn't miss your post! Have fun next Friday--nice to take a break, huh?!

Dood!

Teri C said...

You always do the cutest art. You need to be selling those adorable calendars!! Love this one!

Kaya said...

What? You're not going to be here next week? But we count on you! Wow, nine months solid, has to be a record. We'll miss you next week but see you soon. (love the illo by the way)

QweySpiral said...

so sweet!

haze mcelhenny said...

this is such a sweet and refreshing take on the theme. hat's off

Janet said...

Sweet illo! Wow...nine months...time flies doesn't it?
Enjoy your break!

steve said...

If we look into the windows would that make it a 'video' phone call ? Delightful as usual, your imagination is boundless !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

mel said...

sweet colors and style :)

untamechildofnature said...

I like the little musical score floating in the sky.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely, beautiful full of warmth and sweetness!!

zordis said...

So warm entry. what would we do without comunication. You have an input por all ocations.

enjoy!

Ginger*:)* said...

How Beautiful! You always have a way of not only making a beautiful piece of art, but touching one's heart at the same time.

michael dailey said...

so thats wht old telephones looked like good thing we went cellar those things would never fit in my pocket. lovely illos as usual lov ur colors

carla said...

This is really lovely (and I continue to be amazed at your range of home-related paintings...wow!) as it shows the importance of staying connected with others. I hope whatever you're doing next Friday is fun...vacation, perhaps?

cream said...

They say opposites attract... must be because they're at the other end of the line!

kj said...

val, another fine piece. i love the "music" from the communication lines. this "world" has a softness to it that is uplifting.

your creativity with houses is so clever. i love the anticipation of what you will do next.

hmmm, hot chocolate in paris. hmmmm

kj

aynaku said...

very original, as usual. I like the way you render those old style telephones...and such a bright colours, as usual!

String said...

Ha, what a friendly illo! What WOULD we do without phones?

Lee said...

I love the illustration but would love to have a home with NO phone ;) enjoy your weekend!

Gabrielle said...

Sweet and lovely image! I particularly like the telephone poles with the musical notes running along the wires. They remind me of Paul Klee's musical, twittering birds.

Wee Cottage said...

Alwasy such a pleasure to see your illustrations. I can't believe you have a house for everything!

Jaimie said...

charming as always! I love your little phone-houses

tiffinix said...

So clever and so sweet! I love how you always have the most perfect illustrations for every topic. Such juicy colors too!!

shawn said...

Oh that's so sweet! I sure love those shapes of telephones back then! (which wasn't all that long ago). Soon we will have a buncha people on this planet who won't even recognize the shape! (how saad).

But your paintings are never sad. Love the phone homes. And the birds on the wire and the musical notes. Very swet and happy picture!

The Tart said...

Oooo la la! I love those shades of sherbert!!!!!
Pink & orange, yummy. ; )

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

albina said...

Great idea -- love the colors and the gift idea, men I should give few of those away and i could use one as well!!!

scribblesk said...

Phone houses - how cool! Beautifully done!

TXArtcGal said...

What an awesome illo!! I love all of your work (I think I say this often..but, I do!). I'll miss you this week...but, will look forward to seeing you next week!

PaulSketch said...

ooooo!! The colors are AWESOME!! it has a nice glow to it

Paula said...

Missed your work while away. Opposites--is fascinating and artistic as usual. Will come back to see--clean:-)

KaRLa said...

very nice! i love the idea! great illustration