Friday, September 29, 2006

Illustration Friday: Quiet



My submission for Illustration Friday's "Quiet" is from my 2002 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Homeward Bound". Some of you might recognize the pooch to be my Rat boy. I am in Seattle today and I am celebrating my Mom's 69th birthday with my sis and my Mom's sis and we are having a party! 69 is mighty fine! This is why my post is incomplete as I don't have access to my stuff but I got my picture off the internet and will fix when I get home. My addiction to IF is pretty obvious and if I don't post on IF I might explode! Have a great weekend!!!

Back from Seattle today and I had a wonderful time with my family! Updated the picture, this is a bit bigger and want to add the usual info: This painting was for the month of August and the quote is "Life''s a voyage that's homeward bound" ~proverb

42 comments:

dd said...

Valgal! Glad to see you won't explode! It would make mom's bday party very messy. Keep thinking about that skier....

xoxox

-dd

Amy Zaleski said...

From what I can tell, this is a delightful illustration...why so pixellated? Reminds me of the "Little Boxes" opening sequence on the show "Weeds."

Janet said...

We don't won't you to explode! Hope you are having loads of fun! Happy Birthday Wishes to your Mom!

andrea said...

Love the perspective ... and if I wave hard enough will you be able to see me from there? :)

steve said...

Please don't explode ! You might wake up some people in that 'quiet' neighborhood !
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

Michelle Lana said...

nice one valgal! love it...

michael dailey said...

i love the view rat boy has lookin down on the quiet neigborhood. hope u all enjoy the weekend for your moms bday

benconservato said...

Nice. Exploding? None of that!

Michelle Lana said...

thanks for the message, val...
getting better - trying to be
with mom and dad a lot during
the hard days... thanks again!

Liz Jones said...

Ah-- lovely!! Hope you have a great time with your mom!

badkitty said...

I'm with Andrea. Great perspective.

I have some spare rubberbands. Maybe if we wrap enough around, you won't explode!

Ginger*:)* said...

Beautiful and serene.

Sweet Pea said...

Sweet, soft mood :)

marc said...

Hi Val,
It's the entry of my village which you drew.It's superb !
Nice week end

aynaku said...

that's nice...like the perspective and colours...we all are a bit IF addicts, who knows? have nice mom's birthday celebration...

Salix Tree said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
Lovely painting! I'd love to see this a little larger, hoping that's what you meant by "fixing it"
Hope you had a great B-day party.

Tony LaRocca said...

Happy birthday to mom! Cool pic

String said...

Have a great time, it is delightful and enchanting.

Tanya Nichols said...

love the quietness of that neighborhood...i want that!

KaRLa said...

i want to live there :D

murphy girl said...

very sweet!

tiffinix said...

Lovely illio even on the go! Hope you are having a fabulous time! Fabulous perspective in this piece by the way.

atelie luna said...

Happy birthday to your mom!
Great illustration too!

Linda said...

Beautiful quiet neighborhood, love the perspective!
Have fun!!

Kaya said...

Hi ValGal! Please, keep posting, regardless of the size. Having been off IF for a month (or two) It's great to see a familiar face! Hope you guys had a blast at the party! Your work is colourful and engaging, as always.

Toni said...

Hi Val hope you had a good time.
This is a great illo of Rat. It does have a quiet feeling looking down into the town. Kind of make you homesick to go home for a visit. ;-)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh nice.. happy birthday to your mom (well, belated that is)

the proverb says it all! and your illo is mighty stunning as always!

PaulSketch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOTHER!!

That gog is soooo cute, and angle is great - shows of the mighty-fine view! Hope you had/ are having a good time in Seattle :D

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Sitting on the outside of all of humanity would be quiet, your dog is super cute!

Teri C said...

Oh so cute and delightful!! I love seeing your art.

Lee said...

hope your mom's birthday was fun! I'd love to see Seattle some day...cool illustration as always...looks like a great watch dog keeping stuff quiet :)

I'm excited you got the journal too!! Can't wait to see what you add!!

kj said...

oh the sky.

Tanya Nichols said...

valerie thank you for the sweet comment on the blog...I truly admire your work so anytime you wanna critique go ahead...Thank you again for the lovely thoughts...

Sea Angel said...

This is no nice! It does feel quiet.
I love the moon and the shadows.

(Happy BDay to your mom!)

the enigma said...

it's so peaceful! like your chosen colors..

creative kismet said...

What a wonderful and quiet view for the pup. Perfect for a late night howl at the moon.

Issi said...

wonderful! Best Wishes :o)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a wonderful scene! I just wanted to see it better!

Twisselman said...

Great illustration... wonderful view of the quiet neighborhood. Love the dog... and that's the only exception to make... dogs do not a quiet neighborhood make. When one goes off, they all go off... and ours is deaf, and he can't hear himself howl.

Ellen said...

WOW! This is awesome!

Jaimie said...

This is so pretty! I love the perspective.

imwithsully said...

I really can't decide which I like better. This one or the newer post. They both have such unique qualities that I admire. Thanks so much for you wonderful comments on my painting. Sometimes, I spread myself so thin and try to do so many things that I can no longer pick a direction. Staying at an advertising agency is just safe. It's no longer a challenge, so I am trying to figure out if I should get a rep and move on to a new life.