Friday, April 20, 2007

Illustration Friday: Polar




My submission for Illustration Friday's "Polar" is from some stationary that I made for Marisol. It was created to encourage children to write more letters, especially "Thank You" letters to family, friends and even strangers for their kindness. They sold through the PTA and it was a worthy idea and project. Printed on recycled paper with a matching envelope they can be used with your printer as well, so there is no excuse for not thanking someone. We did another set with Thank You written in every language and of course I did buildings from around the world. I'm sure I will post it in the future. The image shows that a house is a gift . Happy Illustration Friday!

36 comments:

marcisenders said...

Cute!

Liz Jones said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Very COOL. I'm glad I've got a fur coat. Peace & Love. Bad Dog

Ginger*:)* said...

Happy Illustration Friday to you too! This is a wonderful idea, and a beautiful illustration. You don't need to be a child to just want to sit right down and start writing to someone.

Dear Valerie,
Thank you for creating such lovely illustrations and
sharing them with us.
Your friend,
Ginger *:)

doodlestreet said...

Very very nice! This design would have worked out perfect at my last job working for a pre printed design paper company! Check it out: www.geographics.com-- I think they still have some of my designs on line-- this paper design would have been just what they are looking for!

Debbie Egizio said...

Very peaceful and beautiful!! I always love your images.

andrea said...

It's kind of fun to see the winter theme at this time of year. Cheerful as always.

Ces said...

Val,

Only you can draw, paint and illustrate a house 100 times and 100 times each will be uniques, attractive and desirable. If this design is for kids then I am a kid. Lovely - AGAIN!

I am enjoying using your beautiful cards!!!

Teri C said...

These cute little houses are so you! I marvel at them every time I come here.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely house!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi sweetpea!Was up taking meds and decided to see whats going on.Having a great weekend,the kids are home and good food to eat.Later darling,lemonaid is flavored with fresh blackberrys!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice work Val! People seem to be less thankful than in the past. Courtesy is a thing of the past it seems! Hope your show is a big success!!!

Cream said...

You are "une ├ętoile...polaire" Val.

benconservato said...

Thank you cards for kids, good idea!
They are lovely too boot!
I hope it worked.

Ellen Byrne said...

It's always so much fun to see what you come up with! Bravo!

md said...

some of the best packaged houses i've seen and nice idea that generated it all

Pati @-;-- said...

Beautiful! This is magical, Val. It looks warm despite the snow ;)

imwithsully said...

These are even better than the last houses. :) I like these a lot.

purple cucumbers folk art said...

The watermellon is cold and waiting,also have fresh blackberrys and strawberrys!Might even drink champain with our fruit,a old southern stanyby.The night is nice out and we will chat a spell!

KaRLa said...

is so lovely , i like the colors a lot

Michelle Lana said...

Super! wonderful Val!

maria antunes said...

Lovely! :D

modroom said...

Too cold to write letters!

Steve said...

Nice!

aynaku said...

it's lovely stuff!and I subscrbe your point of view about courtesy as well...tnx for stopping by
:)

Diane Duda said...

what happy, festive houses!

love.boxes said...

Love it! And, it's a really great idea.

RonniHall said...

Val, love the sweet little houses "living" in the snow. A fun, Val world!

albina said...

I am absolutely in agreement that people should write more letters and notes to each other. Beautiful work, as always!

Random York said...

Most beautiful!

Chickengirl said...

I would of loved to write a letter on this stationary!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,I am repainting my pie safe and rearranging my studio.Could'nt sleep.Just passing threw.Kids left today and had a great visit with them.I think my meds keep me up sometimes!ha

Shano said...

What a lovely idea! Great images for a kind gesture.

marc said...

Hi Val,
That must be pretty Topanga under snow !
Great idea and very nice illo !
Have a amazing week !

esillustration said...

beautiful work this week! i love your colors!

Ellen said...

Neat project. Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see people investing in worthwhile projects.