Friday, November 03, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smoke


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Smoke" is from my 2003 calendar and the title is "House Warming. This is for the month of August and the quote is: "Burned biscuits will not make a warm house. ~proverb~
copyright 2002

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

ValGal: This looks really tasty. I'd love to have breakfast at your house. Lunch or dinner would be fine too. Do you have any dog biscuits or Alpo? Sincerely, Bad Dog (deceased)

subtleDave said...

I love the subtle colouring in this. Great pic!

Jill said...

Dear Val - perfect illo as always. You are an inspiration.

benconservato said...

I love that saying, it very American though... very nice illustration, I like the colour combination.

murphy girl said...

brilliant!!!! such a great take on your houses!

Genevieve said...

delicious, homey, colourful, and inviting in every sense.

* wanders off to make biscuits and syrup... *

Geninne said...

Lovely Illo for this week's topic...very a la Val. Gorgeous, I love it!...made me crave some waffles :oP

Toni said...

I can smell the biscuits already. They may not warm the house but they warm my tummy. :) I love biscuits.
Love the toastie house Val!

carla said...

This is delightful! And...so perfect!

claudine hellmuth said...

I love this! such a great idea!

LDahl said...

Toast! My uncle always loved his toast burned. I thought that was very strange but it made my mom happy as she couldn't make toast without burning it. Fun illo pal!

Nancy said...

THe most creative that I've seen conceptually. Nice depth and color too.

Teri C said...

Wonderful Val! You are the 'house queen'! Love that wallpaper with the little daisies!! I need it!

doodlestreet said...

Ahh Val...way cool. Tricky with those little houses. Did you ever hear about that guy that toasts bread and creates artwork out of them? It's not like the Jesus on the tortilla, but close! heh heh...
Great to be back and see some of your beautiful work.
:)

michael dailey said...

i can almost smell th ebacon and eggs in the pan lol wonderful illo now im hungry

Robert McLaughlin said...

Nice illustration. I'll scrape off the burnt part and still have the toast.

steve said...

Very clever Val!Now I need to go and make some toast! Great job!

Lois said...

Nothing is worse than burning biscuits! Then trying to cut off the burned part makes it only worse.... ha ha

Michelle Lana said...

Very clever and a great illo val!

Ginger*:)* said...

It is nothing less than incredible that you should have a wonderful house illustration for almost any subject. This is fantastic. How nice to have a toasty warm house.

PaulSketch said...

this is so CREATIVE!!! I love it, good title too
and it's sad how often i can make smoke come out of toasters...

kj said...

val, the extent and depth of your work amazes me. i'd love to hear how you spend your time these days.

:)

aynaku said...

funny saying and lovely illo as usual...I like those roof-shaped slices of bread....make me smile :)

Stacia said...

Very clever...I like the house toast. The proverb fits in perfectly. Cheers!

Janet said...

Yum! Toasty housecakes! I think I make pretty good buttermilk biscuits, but just let me fix them for company and I get them too toasty every time :(

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is a great piece! Very witty!

Alina Chau said...

HE ! HE!! VEry clever idea!! Love the illo!

Pickledog said...

Yummy illo! I love the groovy retro toaster

cristosova said...

House shaped bread, I think you have a market there! You come up with the funniest inventions :)

Bron Smith said...

I like the beautiful, patterns graphic effect that you created on this one, Val.

cream said...

Well, them biscuits don't look burnt to me but it must take hours to shape them into houses!

Fancy World said...

Funny one and great work.

Majeak Ann said...

always gorgeous, may I have one?
yum-yum!
*saludos!
-Marjorie

Tony LaRocca said...

Reminds me of when we were kids, and dad would toast the pop-tarts so long they would ignite...

georg said...

My kids would love to get house-breads, when they were younger! You have some very gentle, lovely colours - beautiful image!

Ellen said...

That's funny! Love your work!

Ian T. said...

This is just too cute!

shawn said...

i agree with Ginger! It is so amazing that you have done so much artwork -- and incredible artwork -- in your lifetime. You have boundless energy and endless creativity -- you are yourself, a "piece of work" . :O)

Chickengirl said...

oh this makes me think of warmth and coziness. And its a great concept!