Friday, December 22, 2006

Illustration Friday: Peace


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Peace" is from one of my valgal winter holiday cards. I did this card for Habitat for Humanity a few years back. I donated 1000 calendars to Habitat for 2002 and they asked me to create a holiday card that they could send out. I had gone to Marthas Vineyard that summer and those sweet campground houses inspired this theme. Once again the thrust of this card is to "Celebrate the Holidays Together". I hope everyone has an inspired time with family and friends this holiday season! Peace for all!!!

49 comments:

isay said...

and to you, too!

so cool houses and really a good idea for the holiday season.

Ginger*:)* said...

What a wonderful piece, Valerie, and what a wonderful donation to Habitat. It makes me think that more of us could donate art and other worthwhile art related items to Habitat for Humanity. Your illustration has a great feeling of peace and harmony.

Cream said...

I love the one with the poitsetias in the window box, Val.
Peace to you too.

Teri C said...

This is so adorable! So nice to know you sell these wonderful creations.

Pati @-;-- said...

Ur houses are adorable, warm and peaceful, Valerie.

Happy holidays to u too :)

md said...

it be hard not to find some love peace and joy in the houses u create

Liz Jones said...

Lovely!!! Good for you!! Ill have to look for it on the habitat stuff!

Cecilia said...

Felices Fiestas!!!! buen comienzo del 2007, mis mejores deseos pàra vos!!

andrea said...

You have to know how much I love this! (looks a little familiar...) Have a peaceful, realxing holiday Val and I'm looking forward to more art in 2007!

Toni said...

They are beautiful just like you.
Have a wonderful weekend and Holiday Val. Hoping we can connect next month
so will let you know my schedule soon.

Anonymous said...

Now there's a porch you could pee on. Happy Holidays. Bad Dog (deceased)

marcisenders said...

Beautiful! So nice that you included everyone and that it was done for such a great cause. (PS. To answer your question, I am moving form NYC to Brooklyn for less $$ and more space...hopefully!)

Katsta said...

beautiful house! look very peacefull :) have great holidays!

Sherry Rogers said...

Wow this is really nice!

mrs. b. said...

a wonderful greeting and a wonderful thing you did for Habitat, you have a wonderful holiday and new year!

kj said...

aw, val, your work is so peaceful. you lull me into believing the world can find its way to these houses, and i get my hope back and in gear. you are a wonderful artist and i am pleased to have a blogfriendship with you.

i'm wishing you a wonderful christmas and new year.

:)

zordis said...

So peaceful houses you have made here. Lovely colour and great choice for the occation.

Have a nice and happy holidays

aynaku said...

once upon a time wish I tell you you do great works...and thanks for all you comments year round, happy holidays!
:)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

loving the painted ladies!!

It has been fun getting to know you this year. Wishing you a happy holiday and a peaceful new year!

Ayelet said...

So pretty and peaceful, I LOVE it! The city I grew up in is very respectful of all religions and your illustrations reminded me of the atmosphere there (if only the houses there were this pretty! :))

Caroline said...

Gorgeous houses and evoking peace very well.
Have a wonderful holiday break.

Mauricio said...

Hapy Xmas!!!!!!!!!!

Great new year, full of happiness and peace!

Cheers from Brazil

Michelle said...

What a lovely greeting card, very peaceful.

marc said...

Hi Val,
Beautiful house!
Happy Merry Xmas !
How peace is with you !
Happy day !

frank h said...

what a beautiful illo, Val
warm and gentle, really peaceful
have wonderful holidays!

carla said...

This is so charming and peaceful, and for such a wonderful cause! I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy, and peacful holiday:>

studio lolo said...

I love this...and I love the different niche you've chosen to express your art! (houses)How generous of you to share your talent with Habitat for Humanity :)
Peace to you and yours this holiday season!

Majeak Ann said...

pretty pretty always pretty.
love them all.
Many blessings and many great and special things for you this new year!
Feliz navidad!
Marjorie :*

merlinprincesse said...

All your images are always so peaceful, Valerie! :) Have a very Merry Christmas and may the year 2007 be very peaceful for you and yours! :)

catnapping said...

Warm and Loving - that's the sense I get here. That's what having a home is all about.

I wish we could remember that 'home' is about 'shelter' and 'family' - not about housing grand, expensive things. My chest hurts thinking about those folks who are alone tonight, sleeping under bridges, trying to keep warm.

Ellen Byrne said...

Lovely Val! Have a peaceful but productive year! ellen

Random York said...

Very, Very beautiful- as I would expect!

Michelle Lana said...

how lovely val!! great work and happy holidays!

Tony LaRocca said...

They remind me of the houses that used to tell one-liners on the Muppets! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Michelle Lana said...

Val, I got teary eyed reading your post to my blog...Thank you so much for being such a sweet friend. and I truly appreciate all the heart-felt messages you have given me - you do not know how much that means to me. Everyone in IF is so wonderful and I cannot thank all of you guys enough. Chuck always wanted me to draw a cartoon of himself and I always kept postponing it before, now that he's gone, I cannot seem to stop drawing. Thank you again for everything. I am deeply touched and truly appreciate all your messages -Michelle

KaRLa said...

your illustration give me a lot of peace , and i want to be inside of the middle house

Jeannette said...

those are very sweet!

Maria Antunes said...

I love this illo is so peacefull.

Happy New Year!

Pimpokisses :D

Roz Foster said...

These houses are so cheery and warm. I hope you're enjoying your holiday season!

georg said...

I'd like to live in such wonderful, peaceful houses - happy newyear to you..

Ces said...

What a beautiful work of art. I just love everything you do!!!

raim said...

Wonderful composition...
and colors... and...
Happy Holidays to you.
:o)

Lauren said...

Valerie this is beautiful! I'd love to live in one of your houses :)

scribblesk said...

So glowing and gorgeous I just want to move right in! Have a wonderful New Year!

Angela said...

Peace to you as well!
These little candy colored houses are adorable!
Best wishes to you in 2007!!! :)

marc said...

I whish you an happy New Year!
Much love,happiness,creations and imagination!
Best whishes!
Good New year's Eve party!
Kiss! Bises!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow this is really beautiful.

tiffini elektra x said...

Dang - took off some time for the holiday and I missed like a thousand of your posts!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! This is so amazing - your work just glows. Great colors! I love that pink and brown house.

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