Friday, October 05, 2007

Illustration Friday: open


My submission for Illustration Friday's "open" is a painting of "The Mother Goose Cafe". Once upon a time this cafe was open for business.It must have been a wonderful place! I am grateful that there are people out there that have wacky ideas and make incredible buildings for me to paint.


Mother Goose Cafe: Location unknown only that it is somewhere in Florida.

49 comments:

Liz Jones said...

So cute! I want to hear more of this story!

Teri C said...

Oh how fun Val! Such a clever and creative idea.

Ces said...

This is such a unique building and of course your rendition of it just makes it even more fascinating. Oh how I wish I had a cute house you could paint.

Anonymous said...

I got goosed once. It made me pee. Love this one. Pax et Amo. .Bad Dog

murphy girl said...

so much fun! i bet that cafe was open in the 50s!

erin howe said...

What a great diner and illustration, I always love your work.

zime said...

I love it!!

isay said...

this is my latest favorite. so cool and beautiful!

Kellyportfolio said...

Wow I really like your work. Well done! I'll be back for sure.

Ginger*:)* said...

Another one of your famous houses! This is wonderful. I would love to have visited.

I did see the SHOE on a PBS broadcast recently. You are making a great contribution to America's rich cultural past... and present.

Cathie said...

very nice and fresh. love mother goose!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

darling,have been sick and gotton a new hair cut!mailed out your overdew painting 3 weeks ago befor trip to hospital.Did you like it? How are things with y'all?Come visite as I just added some new mud art and photos of the turtle nest

Janice said...

very fun.... is this the front view or the back?

aynaku said...

gosh! what a funny building...somewhere in Florida? mh...great illustration as usual, by the way tnx for sharing...

Sherry Rogers said...

I always love your concepts! Your imagination is wonderful. I would love to go here!

JO said...

Val, love this, one of my favorite shows on HGTV is "What's With That House" I've seen several of these unusual houses. I know I've seen a duck and a shoe (whether it was this one I don't know). This duck cafe is so cute.

studio lolo said...

I think this should be a place where artists meet for lunch! Wonderful Val!

rbaird said...

How cool is that! Fun stuff.

Shano said...

So clever! You always amaze me. A goose in a rectangular form as a house! Brilliant and LURVE the colors!!

Ellen said...

Neat place! I wanna go!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

it looks like one of those places that you can bloq up and kids can jump around in - fun perspective

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a great place and a wonderful illustration...do you think they serve coffee ??

Pati @-;-- said...

Beautiful, Val!

bog_art said...

This is a wonderful job!!.. The magic is right there!!..

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I saw a show about these crazy houses.. there was one in Wisconsin that was a Pike. Lots of life to this painting... love the whimsy!

md said...

reminds me of the duck in ny. lov that ur able to find this places

Kstyles said...

I love your whimsical style. This is great!

Diane Duda said...

I can only imagine what they may have served there! Too cute!

imwithsully said...

Hey we had the same idea to do a diner. But, your diner is much more fun. Love Mother Goose themes!

DesigningFairy said...

Did this really exist? I'd love to see the placemats and the menus, etc. Wouldn't that be fun to design?

zari.ZHM said...

this seems like a very interesting place...and you make it look so cute!

thefridayfrog said...

she's excellent! i love her bonnet and glasses, as a house! :))

puddlebee said...

wouldn't it be fun to live here! what a great drawing... beautiful in every way!

-k.b.

flora said...

Ohhhh I want to go there and eat yummy stuff!!! :D

rrrr said...

very cute!

Ursula Shaw said...

Wonderfully creative! Love it!

Michelle Lana said...

that's just too adorable. great work as always.

MiKa Art said...

I love the colors!!

catnapping said...

hehehe. she's perfect!!

very cute and funny at the same time. excellent.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I love the fact that this image has such a strong feeling of being a safe place. Like life inside a cartoon, you know? ...where nothing bad happens. Really like the rendering and the colors...Lovely idea :o)

Tracy said...

I always look forward to seeing one of these crazy buildings! I love this one! :)

Leezy said...

Fantastical, wamr, delighful, well executed (as always) and just charming. Fabby work!!!

Random York said...

What a great place Val, great image!

mike r baker said...

Hey, Val! Lots of fun with this one. I love it! :)

Debbie Egizio said...

Such fun!! Charming piece as usual.

Angela said...

This is so warm and inviting. What a wonderful place, and your soft style makes it even cozier feeling. :)

Analia Testone said...

wow! cool place to be in! very nice your work!

Chickengirl said...

Oh I would love to be in that cafe! And its a duck(almost a chicken)... :-) Love it.

Perriette said...

Enchanting, indeed. I wanna go!