Friday, September 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: wedding


My submission for Illustration Friday's "wedding" is from a little painting I made for my friend Kathy and her husband Dean called "Tiers of Joy". She wanted a non-traditional invitation for her guests. I have done many pieces of art for wedding invites and I always enjoy making them because it takes a zany kind of person to hire me for something as formal as a wedding invitation. They also used the art for their program and I did a champagne label too. A few years later I reused this idea in my HomeMade calendar for the month of June 2003. I made it lighter and brighter as it was a more commercial product and titled it "Home baked".

29 comments:

katydiddy said...

This is wonderful. I love how whimsical it is.

Cathie said...

it is really cute and bright. brings humor to a sometimes very serious event

Janet said...

Neato! 'love the colours!

Kathleen Rietz said...

I always love your houses! What a great wedding invite and a very whimsical and fun piece!

JO said...

A wedding cake house how cute, and those sweetheart trees love it.

Cream said...

Great anecdote, Val.

Pati @-;-- said...

Hehehe... I love when you share your experiences, and particularly this one is awesome. Very nice touch with the name, Val ;)

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Rrramone said...

that's the sign of a good wedding, zaniness! :-)

Janice said...

I enjoyed your writeup Val... and love the illustration.. great house... One would never go hungry... (wondering if its chocolate inside!)

Mauricio said...

Son nice!!!

good work :0)

thefridayfrog said...

ohhhh those TREES!!! val, so nice! :)

murphy girl said...

home baked!!! a lovely house to live in!

Tracy said...

Love this illustration! Your houses are always adorable; this especially with those cute trees on each side.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

A little whismy is a good way to start of a marriage!

Ces said...

Oh Val, this is so cute and what a great idea. I would rather have something like this than the stuffy italic formal invitations.

isay said...

What a wonderful wedding invite! I like the trees and uhmmmmmmm yummy wedding cake house!

Ellen Byrne said...

Super as always! You never cease to amaze me!

aynaku said...

very unique as usual!!!
...I was asked to draw an invitation for my sister's wedding recently...and we almost fought, grrr!
:)

DesigningFairy said...

Wouldn't it be cool to live IN a wedding cake? What would it be like?

Lisa said...

If I lived in that house, you could never get me out of the door again! :)

bog_art said...

It is a great idea to use an illustration for a wedding illustration.. the cake house is adorable.. and the trees too!!..

Emila Yusof said...

beautiful cake house!

Gillian said...

I just adore the rich colours you've used. I love your world!

kj said...

every damn time i see your houses, i believe again and again that the world can be this way.

i guess that's good, really.

xoxo!

RED MOJO said...

If I got this invitation, I would definately attend the wedding!

zari.ZHM said...

this is wonderful! great idea and colors!

catnapping said...

i could eat that cake. your colours are sooooo yummy. i could gobble them up.

i thought about making a giant cake...bigger than the real bride and groom, but it jsut wasn't working. aaaargh.

MARLOU B. said...

Hello. Thanks for your comment. Thanks to this, I discovered your blog. I really like your work.
and wedding illustration it is really cute

JC said...

Excellent idea for a wedding invite Valerie! That is a very cute wedding cake house, and the trees are a nice touch! =)