Friday, March 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: I Spy...


My submission for Illustration Friday's "I Spy..." is from my 2003 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Open House but I originally titled it "Fun House". This was for the month of January and the quote is: A small house well filled is better than an empty palace. I chose this image because it reminds me of the I Spy... books by Jean Marzollo. I spy with my little eye somthing red that grows in your garden, a 4 leaf clover, a heart and a diamond. She even wrote an I Spy book called Fun House!

I also reworked this image for a holiday card here.

copyright 2003 Valerie Walsh

33 comments:

Teri C said...

This is so cute and clever. I WISH I had one of your calendars!!

Random York said...

I want to post a comment! I want to post a comment! It's Fantastic!

Sherry Rogers said...

Hey Val I have always said I wish I could take the roof of my house off on a nice day. . .This is so wonderful. I just love it!

Ginger*:)* said...

What could be better than a house filled with the love that I spy here. I wish you were still doing calendars too. Actually they would make great collectibles even if the dates are old....or tea towels, or cards, or wall hangings, or coffee table books, or ........

Ces said...

Well, an absolute "I Spy" image. How I wish I could lift up the roof of my house this weekend and every particle of dust will be suctioned by an invisible vacuum cleaner, every thing that needs to be thrown away will be lifted by invisble hands and thrown in the garbage. Instead I have to use the door and use my hands to move the vacuum cleaner around. Ohhh, I do have big dreams...

Debbie Egizio said...

This is such a fun image! I love it!

Perriette said...

What a charming little house.

Michelle said...

Another lovely house with lots of fun to spy in it.

cosmos said...

Hi Val-Gal. This is very nice indeed. Do more.

Pati @-;-- said...

I'd like to be able of spying the inside of that lovely house. I bet is magic!

Diane Duda said...

This is lovely and the quote is perfect. I have a small house full of sleep-over kids right now...and I quite like it. :)

isay said...

truly a great idea val! this is a positive and fun way of illustrating I spy......

JO said...

Very cute, I spy is my Grandson's favorite car game. Would love to this house on our drive.

Ellen Byrne said...

Fantastic concept and beautifully rendered, as always, Valerie! Yes,! I am getting your messages, thank you so much!

tiffini elektra x said...

This is so fun and whimsical! Such amazing lovely things come from your brain. Beautiful.

md said...

great idea and lov all the good things that ur house is being filled with

Tulipland said...

lovely:)

aynaku said...

I never herad of I spy sitcom and the like but your illo is truly happy and imaginative...well done!

Mac McRae said...

Cool stuff val. :)

georg said...

Hey Val - I've said it before, and now I'm saying it again: I wish I could live in one of your houses. Just push the roof aside and let flowers, hearts and fourleaf clovers be poured down. Beautiful!

You're right, a small house filled with joy is better than an empty palace - but I have a small appartement, and I could use just one room from the palace!

And thanks for your warm comments at my blog - hugs from Danmark - georg

Paige Keiser said...

Magical and whimsical!

Bron Smith said...

I love your wonderful, colorful houses, Val. I wonder if you still work with airbrush, or if you've replaced it with Photoshop. I worked with airbrush for years, but it's given way to Photoshop.

Toni said...

More magic from a talented lady. I never tire seeing your houses Val.

Emila Yusof said...

Wonderful house!

Bron Smith said...

Thank you for your most kind comments, Val. From now on when I look at your work I'll know that it's the real thing, not Photoshop airbrush. I don't use them anymore, but I have a Paasche AB and two Badgers. They were once a vital part of my illustration.

You might also like to know that I used to live in your neck of the woods. I went to the Art Center College of Design in LA.

RonniHall said...

Val, I just love you upbeat, happy art! It brings a smile to my face.

Linda said...

Perfect!! and i love the holiday card as well, really fun!

carla said...

I haven't been here in a while... This is pure delight, Val! I love the wonderful fun things that are spilling out of the house. It's so happy and pretty!

Liz Jones said...

Oh, Yess!!!!!
A fun house indeed-- look at all that great stuff inside!
:D

Tanya Nichols said...

HA so true!! i played off the I spy with my little eye as well for this IF submission

scribblesk said...

Seriously fun! Boundless imagination!

Chickengirl said...

ohh magical!

Shano said...

What a warm cozy illo! Love it!