Friday, March 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: total


My submission for Illustration Friday's "total" is from my 2002 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Home Delivery". It was a total surprise when the stork showed up! This was for the month of January . Out with the old year and in with the new. The quote is: I remember, I remember the house where I was born, the little window where the sun came peeping in the morn ~Thomas Hood


Home Delivery 2002 copyright Valerie Walsh

42 comments:

Kathleen Rietz said...

What a beautiful sentiment! Lovely illustration! You have captured such a peaceful and happy feeling.

Debbie Egizio said...

I love this piece!! The image and sentiment are so touching. You're totally inspiring!!

isay said...

i like this a lot because of the texture and the colors! it has made me happy val!

annax said...

I would like to live there please! I just love it!

bookbabie said...

I really like your style, it's so endearing!

doodlestreet said...

Ahhhhh... a very soft and sweet illo val. Very nice...I like this a lot.

Say, Dood. Did the bear photos make it to your email the other day? I sent it to the aol email address I found on your blog. I hope it made it in-- the sending address had the name "sweetpea" on it. I know...I know...too cute. It's the name I grew up with... ;)

andrea said...

Total surprise? What? No morning sickness? Love the warm colours and warm sentiment, Val.

studio lolo said...

Love the illo, love the quote! I'm not sure I'd like a baby dropped into my house without lots and lots of prep! A puppy or kitty...now you've got me :)

Rrramone said...

A total surprise?? :-) Nice drawing.

md said...

lol rramone, not sure which i like most in this the tile roof the stucco house or the colorful flower garden. i like this one alot

Ellen Byrne said...

As always, totally awesome!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Love the fairy tale feel of this piece. Very nice.

aynaku said...

one more enchanted house!I like precisely the textures and the flowers you did...

Michelle Lana said...

what a lovely piece, Val. Ilove all the little details-

Pati @-;-- said...

So sweet! I love it. It reminds me the charming time when I still believe it ;)

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Cream said...

Totally gorgeous!

Traci Bixby said...

I think that is the sweetest little house I have ever seen! I just love it! Your colors are amazing.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

your work and your houses are always so nice and soft looking!

Ginger*:)* said...

So Beautiful. I could happily live here ever after.

Liz Jones said...

Totally awesome!! And somehow very nostalgic for me, though I'm not sure why...

Wilnara said...

Val, such a sweet illustration! I wish I had it that easy!

*Shawna said...

I think the colors are beautiful in this illustration. It makes me feel happy to look at this. Awesome job!

Laura said...

This is wonderful! It almost looks like the house is made of cookie and the roof has luscious chocolate icing on it! Or maybe that's my sweet tooth calling? lol

As always, I'm amazed at your lovely detailed work Val.

kj said...

oh jeez. another "total" surprise of fantastic artwork.

i'm thinking you should be a city planner. you could design all the neighborhoods and houses.

:)

Hung Lin said...

amazing, love the colour.

Ces said...

I love your work. You are marvelous and very witty. As for the stork, oh yes, they surprise over and over, now I have to deal with the teenager - this is more than a total surprise for me. There are days I tell myself that I should have had a dog, even a cat.

merlinprincesse said...

So joyful! :)

marc said...

Hi Val,
I remember the house or I was born and or I spent marvellous moments !
Great house!
Have a wonderful week !

Diane Duda said...

I love everything about this one, Val...the flowers, the stork, the starry sky, and , of course, the house!

Random York said...

Very sweet and beautiful- I like the looks of this house- I'd like to live in one painted so beautifully-

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful piece!!

Linda said...

woooo so so sweet and i'm loving the flower garden!

Issi said...

wonderful illo :o)

esillustration said...

YEAY FOR BABY ADVENTURES!

Pink Skate said...

I LOVE IT! Adorable. I hope I can draw that good someday.

Alina Chau said...

THis is lovely, warm and toasty!!

Geninne said...

You make the best houses :)
Love the flower garden!

Teri C said...

Totally cute and perfect.

Tony LaRocca said...

I always wondered if the stork ever got hungry and... you know...

Anonymous said...

I peed there once... Bad Dog

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gorgeous. I could eat it!

Doodlestreet said...

The texture caught my eye right away...I love it...the roof is smootherific...and
Oh!
My!
Everlivin!
GAWD!

How long did those flowers take!!!!!!!!!????