Friday, August 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: Play


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Play" is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Summer House". This is a good way for us to play, camping under the stars, telling stories , laughing and having fun. This was for the month of July and the quote is: Childhood memories have attached me to this house with ties of affection and well being... ~George Sand~
SummerHouse /ValerieWalsh copyright 2003

46 comments:

String said...

Hey, that's my cat! Not only that, I wish it was my hubby and I in the tent...acccckkkk...cloudy and cool here.

Liz Jones said...

Awww. Love it! That's one of my favorite houses, too!

andrea said...

I thought you might have something good for play -- but I was thinking kid play, not adult play! :)

steve said...

Aaaawwww ! Very romantic ! Except for the skeeters. No bugs bites please. I can almost hear the chirping froggies !
=^_^=

stevePoisonPencil

doodlestreet said...

Ahh hec. That reminds me of my last tent camping trip up at Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. I camped on a big pile of ash!
Very nice illo, Val.

Andrea said...

Fun submission!

mel said...

wow, that reminds me to go camping soon before fall comes. great piece :)

Teri C said...

You have such fun art!! This is too adorable!!!

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh how lovely! And that signature cat just makes the picture!

KaRLa said...

is sooo lovely, i like it well done

susan said...

great light and well, makes ME want to go play ;-)

Paige Keiser said...

This is just lovely and sweet! Really nice mood and colors. Now I wish I had a boyfriend....wah!

Ayelet said...

Sweet! And this cat has got to be based on a real cat, right? I see him a lot in your illustrations..

Amy Zaleski said...

Very touching. I love the cat waiting outside the tent and the shadows are fun, too!

merlinprincesse said...

Val! You are a true romantic! :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

too cute!

Janet said...

Fun illo, Val!I love camping (but I have to admit,nowadays it's mostly in a camper with air conditioning).

kj said...

this is absolutely sweet. you really know how to "see" the best and the beautiful.

kj

Christine Lim Simpson said...

How appropiate! My family should go camping before the girls grow up and go camping on their own. Excellent illo.

michael dailey said...

just when u think ur alonre there's the cat peeking in on u lol, great pic as always

cosmos said...

Nice one Val! Do more.

aynaku said...

...and this is a nice "perspective" too!it reminds me something, long ago...:) lovely illo as usual & tnx for your comment!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Most beautiful in both execution and sentiment.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

woah i missed alot here at IF.. and seeing yours among the first clicks is awesome. i love your works as usual and how you add a twist of humor with your lovely art.

carla said...

This looks so cozy and romantic! I love that the cat is being very discreet by staying out side the tent...unlike some cats who like to be right where the action is! Beautiful setting too...I love the cattails and the fireflies...it almost makes me want to go camping!

Ellen Byrne said...

Very very nice, Val!

Penguin said...

You really boldly use highly saturated colors. I don't have the nuts for that. Slowly experimenting with more color at the moment. Clean and beautiful, though.

steve said...

Great idea Valgal! I love how you illuminated the tent from the inside.

Andrea said...

the kitten! i missed the kitten the first time i looked! brava!

The Unknown said...

Wonderful post Love.
love

CAS said...

Hi Valgal. How are you doing?

Gorgeous piece - so colourful, so delightful - as all your work!

Toni said...

Hey Val sorry it took so long to get to you.
Wow my hubby and I used to go camping.
At times it was fun and times it was not.
But your illo is just to darn cute and a great one for 'play'

marc said...

Hi Val,
To spend a few nights under the tent in charming company,with the moon and the stars like witnesses,leaves unforgettablebmemories...
I love this illustration...So cute !
Have a good week Val

Alina Chau said...

What a sweet lovely illo!

Ellen said...

Awwwwww! Love the mushrooms! Great take on the subject!

Bron Smith said...

Wow...what a beautiful, colorful, provocative image, Val. That cat's getting quite a show. I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with each week.

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a beautiful, colorful, provocative image, Val. That cat's getting quite a show. I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with each week.

Bron Smith said...

That "anonymous" above is me, Val.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

My parents used to set up the tent in the backyard for my brother and I during the summer. We tried very hard not to go in the house, even to go to the bathroom. We were even allowed to use the coleman stove to cook our dinner! We had Jody our Golden Retriever to watch over us then.

scribblesk said...

This is such fun! Great idea!

Lee said...

very cute val...even though (IMO) the fantasy of tent camping is much better than the reality ;)

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

That illustration has such a nice feeling. Hope that's not a skunk by the tent! ;)

Chickengirl said...

Your illustrations always seem to be in a world of its own. Oh la la!

albina said...

So very lovely and romantic… the best camping memories brought to life. Next time I am taking cats with…

Majeak Ann said...

Love the bright sun, this brilliant blue sky....beautiful!
*sighs*
:)
-Marjorie

tiffinix said...

Oh my gosh I love it. I came to leave a comment for your Match illio and thought I swear I left one for this one. . .but I could not find it. So if I did here is another one. Adorable! I love the cat sitting there waiting. And the lighting and the mushrooms are so perfect too! I love it!