Friday, November 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Thanksgiving


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Thanksgiving" is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Field House". It is for the month of November and the quote is: "Ten little Indians standing in a line, one went home and then there were nine." ~Anonymous Nursery Rhyme~

I hope everyone has a peaceful and abundant Thanksgiving!

42 comments:

Liz Jones said...

Nice one!! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too!

Caroline said...

Oh now that looks like a wonderful place!

Have a good Thanksgiving.

benconservato said...

Is that a common nursery rhyme...? I think all of us have heard it, or a version of it. The illustration is very peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Val: Oh! A Pup tent. I'm kaflempt. It's a dog thing. Happy Thanksgiving. Bad Dog (deceased)

Teri C said...

So pretty and serence Val. Happy T-day

annax said...

Wonderful! Have a great thanksgiving!

isay said...

it is peaceful! i like the leaves on top. Happy thanksgiving!

Rrramone said...

Back atcha! :-)

andrea said...

Ohmygod, Val. This is my FAVOURITE thing of yours thus far: the colours, composition, message. I adore it. No really.

Janet said...

..'love the patchwork fields! I hope you have a Grrreat Thanksgiving!!

cream said...

Teepee or not teepee, that's the question, Val...
Love it!

Diane Duda said...

i love the rolling patchwork hills! very pretty.

laura said...

ohhh! great!

Gabrielle said...

Such pretty, soft, mellow colours. Perfect for this time of year. Nice work Val!

steve said...

Beautiful work Val--my favorite by you yet!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Very nice; I like how the ground looks like a patchwork quilt - complete with kitty...

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great colors! This illustration is really nice.

Toni said...

Hey Val Happy Thanksgiving to you.
This little cuttie is just right for the theme this week.
Gotta love that cat.

Ayelet said...

Happy Thanksgiving Val! And thank you for all the encouragement and your kind words this year.. You're a real treasure!

Michelle Lana said...

Very nice Val!!! Great work!

platinum blonde said...

have a happy turkey day!

mrs. b. said...

this piece is so warm and comforting, have a great Thanksgiving!

aynaku said...

good one! I like the beatiful colours and the simple composition...and the lonely little cat on the right side too!
:)

carla said...

I really love the soft colors and the rolling fields and the border of leaves. What a lovely place to get away from it all (as long as the teepee is heated:> ) The kitty looks like the one Pepe Le Pew was in love with! This one is great!

Have a happy Thanksgiving:>

shawn said...

i love the view from the TeePee. I wonder what the indians were standing in line for? Perhaps they had too much tea? When the line is that long, I would go on home, too. :O)

michael dailey said...

love the cat lookin out across the valley

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very peaceful, great job.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

LDahl said...

I'm camping out there tonight!
I hope it is warmer than it is here:))) Pretty colors. I'm thankful for people like you, you are a gift.

Ces said...

Everything you do is so desirable!

PaulSketch said...

THis is so cute!! I love the lone little cat staring out into the field, and the leaves at the top add a lot. Very creative I.F. post!

Lois said...

I really love the patchwork quilty-ness of this! Happy Thanksgiving Val!

Geninne said...

Wow Val, beautiful! I love the fields in the distance! Lovely colors as usual.

marc said...

Hi Val,
I slept several night under a teepee, it's large and confortable !
I love very much your drawing Val !
Happy Thanksgiving !
Nice week !

Ellen Byrne said...

as usuall, you've got it goin' on!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Lovely painting... Happy Thanksgiving!

Wee Cottage said...

Simply wonderful - very calm and sweet. Makes me want to camp there as the holidays are kind of crazy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ellen said...

I Love it! Such vibrant colour choices!

Amy Zaleski said...

Hello there Ms. Val! I love the peaceful scene you've created here. And of course I love the kitty! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Ginger*:)* said...

I love the colors and the textures and the thought in this one. Excellent as always.

CATRAVEN said...

I love your style! One knows it is by you right away! This is beautiful and so magical.

Happy Thanksgiving! said...

Interestingly enough, the first welfare line was made up of pilgrims and puritans asking for handouts from the locals...my ancestors.

It always makes me laugh to think of conservative christian fundamentalists receiving public assistance...when it is they who try so hard to eliminate such programs today.

Bearuh said...

wow I really like this one...