Friday, December 08, 2006

Illustration Friday: Mask



My submission for Illustration Friday's "Mask" is the little cat "Babs" that I use in most of my HomeMade calendar paintings and she has been featured in Marisol cards and some of my greeting cards too.The top image is her very own sticker the middle is showing her pampered lifestyle for a card and the bottom view, excuse the pun is a cover of my calendar.
The cutest mask is worn by Rat with a couple of his girlfriends. all images by Valerie Walsh copyright 2002

39 comments:

benconservato said...

Your house must be a treasure trove of work! I love the flying house, and the cat patiently waiting for it.
That is also a great photo of the dogs, they all look like they are having a ball!

Anonymous said...

Gee Miss Val, I'm kaflempt. Seeing those dogs makes me yearn for a new body. I've decided to come back as a Rat Dog. Bad Dog (deceased)

Alina Chau said...

WOnderful, beautiful set of paintings!!

Ginger*:)* said...

I love it all, but have to say those wonderful dogs take my breath away.

Cream said...

Babs looks like Zorro, Val.
Absolutely beautiful!

Geninne said...

That Babs is just adorable!!! Your illos always put me in my "extremely happy mode" :-)

andrea said...

Once again it's amazing -- it's like a puzzle each week: what can Val pull out of her hat for *this* theme? You never disappoint.

studio lolo said...

Awww...you have a wonderful fur-family!

Janet said...

This has always been one of my favorite illos of yours.It "just says Val" to me.

frank h said...

Like all of them - but in the second one the tones on the wall and floor are wonderful!

the kitty is cute too...

Random York said...

Excellent Masks! Your art is always a treat to view!

The Tart said...

Adorable! We had a mask kitty like this ... Halloween was her name.

Smooches,
The Tart
; )

Ces said...

I always love your houses. There is something that makes me feel nice and warm inside.

michael dailey said...

great illos and photo. rat reminds me of my sisters dog Hykin. everytime i went there he made sure we played frisbe. good times and great memories. and babs well pampered lol speically if he can wait curbside for his very own hose to land infront of em lol

Michelle Lana said...

such wonderful work, val!! great!

belinha said...

Hello!What a beautifull christmas card!And I also liked the clocks.Good blog!:-)

merlinprincesse said...

Love that Kitty! Looks like Zorro! :)

scribblesk said...

A truly grand kitty and rat has such an inviting smile!

aynaku said...

a nice trilogy indeed! love the flying houses, on of your best to me...

belinha said...

Thank you foryouyr visit!!:-)

Cecilia's Art said...

hi!!! long time ago that i dont pass here ..and i ve found beautiful things as usual!! , kiss
:)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ha; and I was thinking that cats name would be 'bandit'! what a variety of images to look at today!

Shano said...

Love the critters and flying houses! Happiness and fun abounds your "mask" submission!

Rrramone said...

very cute. :-)

Teri C said...

Val, you always have the cutest scenes, I love them al. Your real dogs are gorgeous!

Tanya Nichols said...

I LOVE your puppies...cute babies!

Teresa Sheeley said...

Great artwork! And I love the dogs, they are so very beautiful!!

anne said...

i love your art! your houses are wonderful! how great it would be to have a house made by you for the bird seeds in the garden during wintertime!

have a great holiday!
all the best,
anne

Big A said...

love to both babs and rat!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Cute dogs! They sure look like a happy bunch. We have a feral cat at work that we had neutered named Milk Kitten, he looks a lot like Babs.

mrs. b. said...

so whimsical and lovely! love that little kitty!

Wee Cottage said...

Rat does have a very cute mask, but I also love the kitty's too. I love that flying house.

Mac McRae said...

Babs rules! Great paintings.

Joe said...

Just to cute! Have a good week!

Paige Keiser said...

Wow, nice pieces!!

marc said...

Hi Val,
The little cat with the black mask is adorable !
I like to see it in your painting !
Excellent week !

robertc said...

beautiful colors! really amazing design work.

vicci said...

Hi Val...Had to check up on you and see what you are up to! I love the illustrations of course! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Love, Vicci

Bearuh said...

I have been missing out.. i need to come here more often!