Friday, April 06, 2007

Illustration Friday: Green


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Green" is from my 2001 HomeMade calendar and the title is "House Boat". I have shown Green House here so I thought this would do for the theme. This was for the month of June and the quote is: The lovely cottage in the guardian nook... with its own dear brook, It's own pasture, almost its own sky. ~Wordsworth

coppyright 2001 valerie walsh

41 comments:

Big A said...

those lily pads make me smile!

Debbie Egizio said...

A house on the water, what fun! I would just love to vacation there. It's such a beautiful image!!!!

Cream said...

Do you know, Val that Wordsworth was born in a village called Grasmere in the Lake District?
Beautiful place, nearly as good as your picture.

Michelle Lana said...

Sweet! Love the atmosphere!

JO said...

What a cozy place to be (love the laundry).

giggles said...

Adorable! Who couldn't love a Lilac house boat! Makes me smile too!

Giggles

Teri C said...

Such a cozy little cute house. On the water makes it perfect.

Anonymous said...

WOWEEE! Who is the blonde in the doorway? Gimme some of that puppy. Bad Dog (returned)

mrs. b. said...

this is just wonderful Val, so inviting and charming, I'd like to visit!

Ces said...

Oh Val, this is gorgeous. I wish you will reprint those calendars. I love this one especially. It is very delicious, a lot of feel good vibes, the green and purple color combination is just perfect.

I love your details and embelishments, the dragonflies, lilly pads, clothesline, the dog - you have a beautiful mind!

Pati @-;-- said...

Awww... your magic illo reminds me a colorful hotel from Apartaderos (Venezuela). It's gorgeous! In the middle of the hotel there is a little house for newlyweeds like the one you've made.

I've dreamt about it... now I'm going to dream about the one you painted, too :)

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Queen Tut said...

Delightful as ever! Cute dog.

Diane Duda said...

Looks like heaven!!!

md said...

ur house are alwys magical but i really like ur dragoon flys and purple frogs on there green lilypads

RonniHall said...

Val, this reminds me of a recurring dream I've had of living in a sweet little cottage surrounded by calm seas. How did you know about that dream? :)

aynaku said...

how sweet it should be to live in a houseboat!I never tried... lovely work as usual.

maria antunes said...

So sweet! I love it!!!

Happy Easter. :*

doodlestreet said...

Ahhhhh...you brought back memories of where I grew up. Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. And you know, they have a golf course there and the ninth hole is a floating GREEN! Now all they need to do is build this sweet cottage on the green--

gudbrandsdottir said...

I reallise I've missed your artwork, great to see you again! Great work as always!
Happy Easter to you :-)

CattyCat said...

Hi: You don't know me. I found you through Giggles (Sherrie), a blog friend of mine. She talked me into posting on Illustration Friday and so I did my first time yesterday. Now I am going from blog to blog seeing what others have posted. Yours is wonderfully fun.

Andrew Thornton said...

Very cute!

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful work! Love the previous green house too!

Ginger*:)* said...

If I lived in this wonderful little house I can just imagine how beautiful each day would be. And if the weather cooperated I would take a swim around the block at least once a day.

CattyCat said...

Hi again. Thanks for dropping by. I'm going to post more of my tree trunk collection one of these days. I just saw that you know my cousin Vicci too on the Duck blog. This blog world does get small as we weave around in it. I'm looking forward to doing another Friday even though the group is so huge it seems virtually anonymous. Kinda fun and kinda funny.

zime said...

OHH is so sweet!!!! je adoré!

Alina Chau said...

what a cute lovely house!!

Roland Mechael said...

lovely illo!

Theresa S. said...

What a fun little house. Looks so cozy and enchanting. The colors are so festive and make me want it to be spring so bad. Haha! Great job!

Cheers,
Theresa

benconservato said...

Oh! As usual it is peaceful and lovely. I always love the dog sitting on the door step.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Wow...this is so awesome! I just love it...all the dragonflies and the still water and the quirky house. This is just such a great piece.

trudette said...

Love the dreamlike quality of it, very nice.

PaulSketch said...

that would be suck a cool house!! it's like the Kings son's clubhouse. It just neeeds some baby alligators ;)

Laura said...

Just catching up with everyone after the holiday weekend. This is lovely Val and so serene looking! Also I love the Wordsworth quote =)

Wilnara said...

So Cute! Val

Mac McRae said...

Another awesome house val. I really like the way you handled the swamp land. It is a very cute piece of work.

Mauricio said...

Wonderfull!!!

great illo, congrats.

Cheers from Brazil

Tony LaRocca said...

That looks like somewhere I can go, like down, and fall into a nice, peaceful slumber...

Liz Jones said...

Love it!! A house on a mot-- or house float? In either case, worth the swim!
:D

Lois said...

I love the Wordsworth quote to go with this floating house.

marc said...

Hi Val,
Beautiful house! Is it free for the holidays?
Great illo !
Have a nice day, night, week!

cathy june said...

This is delightful! I love your illustrations, especially the houses & street scenes. I know a fine artist whose work you might appreciate... www.tinasotis.com

I know she'd appreciate yours!