Friday, February 02, 2007

Illustration Friday: sprout


My submission for Illustration Friday's "sprout" is from my 2002 HomeMade calendar and the title is "House Plants". This is for the month of May and the quote is: Home is the blossom of which heaven is the fruit ~proverb~
I have always enjoyed the quote: Grow where you are planted.

HousePlants copyright 2002 Valerie Walsh

47 comments:

Teri C said...

Okay, I love all your art but this is one of my all time favorites!!

Anonymous said...

Ah, you did this one for me. I love all thiose little dog house planted in a row. Bad Dog (looking for the right body)

get zapped said...

Very cute! I love your colors. Its' so playful ; )

annax said...

Oh so sweet and lovely ♥

Sherry Rogers said...

This is truly wonderful!! Sprouting houses! You have the best imagination. Love the colors!

You've been tagged!!!! It's a fun game and I hope you'll play. . .stop by my blog to see the rules:

http://sherryrogers.blogspot.com/

AscenderRisesAbove said...

cute cute cute!!!! !

(I am still working on my six weird things; could it be I can't find that many? ;-)

Diane Duda said...

i love this one, Val!

Caroline said...

What a wonderful way to grow new houses! Love it.

Ginger*:)* said...

This is just so beautiful. Those little blossoming houses are fantastic.

Pati @-;-- said...

Hahaha... Some sprouts! I want one of them :D

Connie said...

Like your stuff.
P.S. I am "tagging" you--with apologies if it is unwelcome. If you are interested in participating, you can follow instructions on my blog at http://conniesartattack.blogspot.com/

claudine hellmuth said...

love it!

studio lolo said...

This would be so sweet on the wall of a little girl's room!

isay said...

i hope i can find them somewhere, beautiful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful image, and so clever in its concept!

emila said...

Very beautiful!

Ian Sands said...

House plants, that cracks me up!

ian

Mac McRae said...

Very inventive stuff! It is amazing how plants are these perfect structures that convert sunlight into energy. But yours are even cooler.

Thank you for tagging me but there is no way I can possibly compete with your excellent 6 things.

robertc said...

this is an amazing piece! the concept is great and the colors so beautiful! wonderful work!

Tony LaRocca said...

...I guess the housing market is booming... (drum fill.)

Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work val!!!

aynaku said...

I like the imperfect symmetry of this illo! it's very visionary indeed and the colours add to...
:)

carla said...

Val - you are so creative and imaginative and talented! My goodness...you just keep topping yourself with wonderful paintings. I love the gentleness of this, and i love how you've made the house-flowers resemble hollyhocks (that's what they look like to me). Soooo pretty!

Laura said...

Perfect! I love this Val - so, so sweet. Your work is such a visual treat. (and also i think i just made a poem about you & your work!) ~wink~

Anonymous said...

whats not to like about uchi hana (house flowers)
nice colors: michael dailey

potatomamma said...

That's very sweet and cute!

Astrid
-PotatoMammaDesign

marc said...

Hi Val,
Ho ! A plantation of house! I will come to gather mine !
So cute !
Have a nice week!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

It would be nice if homes grew on trees or vines, wouldn't it be nice if everyone had a home to call their own?

Tanya Nichols said...

i love love the houses sprouting up!!!

sketch-mark said...

beautiful design and creativity!

Linda said...

so imaginative i love it!
btw your post about why you paint houses inspired my choices for my houses face lift, THANKs!

Collin said...

You do some of the most cool things with houses.

Get well soon!

Majeak Ann said...

this one is very playful, what a great idea houses for sprouts!
saludos!
xox

Ces said...

val, this is a very beautiful piece of artwork. i like your artwork even more so after i read about you.

kj said...

i will never again see any kind of house without thinking of you!

love this. tweet tweet followed by clap clap.

Gabrielle said...

This is so whimsical! I really like that the stems can play as either stems or streets, the driveways being smaller stems. This is one of my all time favourites.

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Valerie,

Beautiful drawing and a great quote for accompaniment.

Ciao,
Robert

MiJa said...

love the play on words! This is so cute!

Bearuh said...

nice picture and nice quotes!!!

Bron Smith said...

Altogether beautiful, Val. Beautiful color scheme, and what a unique concept.

constance said...

oh this is so sweet! Love the quote too :D

Mauricio said...

Nice!!!!!


Take care :o)

catnapping said...

OMG. I love this. THIS is the best 'sprout' entry for the week. Absolutely perfect.

Alina Chau said...

oh my god!! this is beautiful!! soo cute!!

kerri said...

This is my first visit to your blog...Lovely art.
Thank you-

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh yey! This is gorgeous. It has your style written (or drawn?) all over it!

Doodlestreet said...

wow...how in the hec did I even miss this when you first posted it!???

this is absolutely amazing...AND totally complicated for an airbrush artist! Wow...most impressive...a TON of work, and I'm really impressed how you made this image flow with all the little fragile details...

I can't even imagine how many tiny pieces and slivers of friskit you were dealing with here...

Very very nice work, val.
my dood.. ;o)