Friday, July 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sacrifice


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Sacrifice" is titled "Homeland". I published this card to commemorate the first holiday season following September 11, 2001 to honor the lives that were sacrificed on 911. The inside reads: Peace On Earth Goodwill to all Mankind.

Homeland copyright 2001

39 comments:

ValGalArt said...

I didn't want to exclude any buildings or countries I just wanted to paint buildings that were fun and recognizable

Teri C said...

Val, you could do anything and it would be beautiful and full of your spirit!!

Andrea said...

Nice!

untamechildofnature said...

I really enjoy looking at your works.They are so appealing and beautiful.

Kaya said...

Beautiful and I love the message behind it. Can't we all just get along? Great image.

Ginger*:)* said...

This is a tenderly beautiful image and inspiring thought. If only everyone would listen!

michael dailey said...

nice idea and a wonderful way to express it

Liz Jones said...

Good angle on a tough subject-- and I *do* see houses!!!
Wow!

Bron Smith said...

What a beautiful, meaningful piece, Val. By the way, I'm planning on heading for Huckleberry Hollow with one of both of our sons. Wish you could come along.

kj said...

what a peaceful tribute to 9-11.
in every one of your pieces, your colors are fantabulous.

kj

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Applauding your image and soap box!

The Unknown said...

Wonderful illo Love.
love

String said...

Very nice concept -

Janet said...

Beautiful work, Val!

Kayleen Stewart said...

That would have been good for skyline Val. Nice work

andrea said...

This is a great concept piece, Val. Nice work as usual.

Robert McLaughlin said...

That's a beautiful card.

cristosova said...

Val, a wonderful commemoration card. Fantastic idea! It is good change to shift the focus away from all the photos of destruction where you can just feel the horror, back to the idea of a positive union.

Anonymous said...

so long time no t passing by here, and i see u have done so many beautiful works, this is really beautiful,
take care,

kiss

:)

Anonymous said...

so long time no t passing by here, and i see u have done so many beautiful works, this is really beautiful,
take care,

kiss

:)

Diane Duda said...

This is truly beautiful!

CATRAVEN said...

Fantastic illustration and a wonderful and hopeful message!
More of us should see the world the way you do! With a big wish of hope and peace and appreciating the beauty and grace and positive aspects!

Ayelet said...

How beautiful, and so appropriate at times like these..

Great work as usual :)

Brandi said...

Very nice. Such a serious subject this week.

Tony LaRocca said...

Very sweet. Peace to all.

aynaku said...

great concept, a very original take on the topic...I believe that the landmarks and buildings on your illo, are all perfectly recognizable...
:)
tnx for your kind comment.

Alina Chau said...

A noble idea, beautiful!

Paige Keiser said...

Beautiful and heartbreaking too.

anne said...

your work is great as always! i love the colourcombinations you use. a true inspiration!

thanks for being out there! ;)

Toni said...

Val only you could put a possitive spin on sacrafice.
Simply beautiful and wonderful.

Jaimie said...

another beautiful delicious piece.
your colors and shapes remind me of fanciful tasty desserts.

carla said...

Val, this is a fine way to show that we all share the same planet. We need to make it work! This is a wonderful image.

Chickengirl said...

Awesome and a lovely message of world peace.

Linda said...

Perfect, love it!

TXArtcGal said...

This is beautiful! I think this is one my my favorites of your pieces!! Wonderful message as well!

Catnapping said...

i love your colours. your images make me think of candy. a great illustration

Maria Antunes said...

Lovely illo!

Majeak Ann said...

wishing peace all over this planet, what a great message!
xox
Marjorie

Angela said...

I think this if one of my favorite works from you. My eyes keep revolving around from one building to the next.