Friday, September 21, 2007

Illustration Friday: juggle


My submission for Illustration Friday's "juggle" is a bit of a stretch as I haven't had a job yet requiring the use of the word juggle or a juggler. However just being alive is a juggling act and I usually am juggling several jobs at once as well as fun things I want to paint or sculpt or draw. The painting in the foreground is one of my signature "Houscapes" and I am painting in all the details, plants etc. I work on Houscapes Monday through Friday. At night I work on drawings, plans and research for Landmark buildings and unusual buildings that I plan on painting. On the weekends I do fun 1-2 day paintings like the 3 coffee-pot shaped buildings I did for Monday Artday Atc's. When I am on a deadline it truly is a juggling act to make it come together.

37 comments:

Teri C said...

You sure a juggler with that busy schedule. I love looking at whatever you post as it is always wonderful!

Cathie said...

wow, what a schedule! lucky for you it is all art related. i really like your illustration it is very applicable to juggling for sure!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, great; but can I pee in the pool? love. Bad Dog.

claudine hellmuth said...

fun to hear about your schedule, sounds like mine too! love your housescapes :)

Ginger*:)* said...

Threeeeee Cheeeeers for you ! You are quite the juggler. You manage your time so well, and your creations show such joy and energy. I love coming to your "House" to visit.

Toni said...

So when do you sleep? Sounds like all of us. But you sound more organized than I am.

isay said...

A happy juggler I must say. I like the perspective of the photo of your housescape. The tree pattern is really beautiful and cool swimming pool!

Nicole said...

Beautiful work!

Rrramone said...

Nice take on the topic!

DesigningFairy said...

Girl! You are busy! I like how you are showing us a peek at your desk. How cool to sneak in and see what you are painting.

Sherry Rogers said...

Val I have missed you and your chipper attitude and your wonderful art!

What a beautiful painting. . .I love the teapots too! I am a tea addict. . .and I collect them too.

Alina Chau said...

Love how you present the theme, and great to see how you work too!!

JO said...

Val I love your wonderful paintings, and your coffee ATC's look wonderful. By the way yes I painted my Juggler a couple of years ago, he actually hangs in my familyroom.

Tony LaRocca said...

Wouldn't it be more fun if you could just juggle the buildings themselves? :)

studio lolo said...

You're a successful juggler indeed! And I too, love looking at your work space.
I missed your wedding post somehow. It's delightful!!

Ellen Byrne said...

You make juggling an art! You are AMAZING!!!

Ces said...

I love being able to see your workspace. I did not know you had ATCs. I mus get on the act. Indeed a lot of juggling acts going around.

zari.ZHM said...

i like your take on the subject
what a busy schedule!.. but it must be great to be always busy with artistic stuff!
the painting looks great...the water is so calmed...it's really relaxing ;)

catnapping said...

i love your teapot/coffeepot houses.

i don't envy your schedule. at all.

Chickengirl said...

Sounds like your schedule is crazy as anything but you seem so organized too. Glad you are making the time to make those incredible ATCs for monday artday....its been hard for me trying get some time to make some. I really hope to trade with you soon and get one of your house ATCs!

JC said...

Wow, you have quite the schedule! But so wonderful that art comes your way from many directions it seems. It's so cool that our little group coffee exchange made it's way to your "juggle" post, too! I checked my mail and the ATC's have not yet arrived as of Sat, but take heart - I will check tomorrow (monday) and will let you know ASAP when they do arrive. I am so looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards! Thanks Valerie!

andrea said...

Yay! I love that you found this one a stretch. I thought you'd never run out of just the perfect IF illustration. Even so, you did well, and it's a kick in the butt to hear that you work every day.

bog_art said...

I like how you used the juggle concept.. I all of us are a bit a juggler too..

Cathy said...

As ever, what gorgeous, sumptuous, colourful work!

Brandi said...

Oh how the hubub of life interrupts the painting/creative schedule!

Beautiful piece and much truth to the concept!

Cecilia said...

preciosa ilustración!!!! cariños

shou' said...

Whoa. The pool really pops. Nicely done. It is definitely the attention grabber for this piece.

Cream said...

Yes, I agree, Val. "Just being alive is a juggling act..."

imwithsully said...

Valerie, you always come up with something really cool to post whether it is new or not.

scribblesk said...

No wonder you're so busy! Your poolscape reminds me of David Hockney except better!

platinum blonde said...

too bad you can't take a pool party break! (love those!)


~one girl show

Regina said...

It's a juggling act indeed! Beautiful home, love that shimmering pool. That would definitely relieve some juggling stress.

thefridayfrog said...

sinnnnnnnng it sister! but just lookit how you JUGGLE! that is going to be one beautiful piece! :)))

Gillian said...

Great insight into your working methods. A clever connection to the subject too. xxx

Lois said...

But you do seem to juggle with such grace and enthusiasm, and I've yet to see anything drop! Except for maybe that one time your computer was down and you couldn't post to illo friday, and that was once in 3 years?!!
I'm so excited about the new "open" topic. Fun.

Bearuh said...

WOW ValGal.. the pool is so good! Looks like I could just jump right in!!! Do you use an airbrush for your paintings? Very smooth!!

shawn said...

Oh Val! What's more amazing than your super busy schedule is that you never seem to burn out which is remarkable in itself. Your work is always so lovely, too.