Friday, November 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: superstition


My submission for Illustration Friday's "superstition" is a dimensional painting called " Angel's Flight". I made this for a little girl, the parents wanted each child to have an original in their bedroom. They live in Seattle and I never actually met them or got to see the house and rooms but the paintings have symbolism for each child. The little girl is Samia, her name is Aramaic and means listener. But they stressed Roses and angels. Hence the roses framing the scene.
In the days of old, superstition indicates something standing above or set above. One of my favourite superstitions from Scotland is " If Children pile cabbage stalks around the doors and windows of the house on Halloween, the fairies bring them a new brother or sister."
Have a happy weekend and best wishes for a speedy recovery to kj and I hope jessie lavon is feeling better and again I must say Thank You jessie!

30 comments:

isay said...

i like the perspective in this one val and your illustration rocks!

Anonymous said...

I tied to pee on a rose once but it bit me. Boy, that smarts! I wonder if it would smell as sweet. Love. Bad Dog

JO said...

Such a beautiful piece, Val. I love how you use interesting borders in your pieces. That's a lucky little girl to have this hanging in her room. Charming superstition as well (that goodness I'm past the cabbage thing working).

Cathie said...

lovely colors and interesting perspective. i'd never heard of that superstition before. our ancestors came up with good ones though didn't they...

Ces said...

I agree with Jo. You always have wonderful borders to frame the beautiful images. You just keep going and going. I believe you will never run out of creative ideas. I am your Number 1 fan.

Ginger*:)* said...

I think that coming here each week brings good luck! Your dimensional painting is alive with color and fantasy. I really like the little houses under the Angel's watchful eye.

ValGalArt said...

I am always impressed with parents that buy art for their children. It is amazing! my mom couldn't afford to do something like that but she always encouraged my creativity in all the ways. My mother had a friend Janus and she was an artist who did lovely watercolors and it left a really big impression on me when she gave my mom one of her paintings as a gift. I was about 10 and I already knew I wanted to be an artist but she made it seem very real!

Brine Blank said...

I really like how you have so much detail in the houses and the perspective you have on this...great colors and strong 'pop'...

Teri C said...

A lovely painting with a great story to go with it. So beautifully colored.

kj said...

no! i am your # 1 fan, val. ces is your # 2 fan. oh well, maybe we tie for # 1 fan. there are probably 3000 people who also claim that spot.

thanks for the well wishes. you are a doll. please save them for the end of nov, since my damn surgery has been postponed until then!

:)

Sherry Rogers said...

For some reason that cabbage story sounds familiar?

I agree the perspective is very fun! And the color palette is really nice!

Diane Duda said...

Very pretty, VAl. As is your scale illo from last week.

Di

The Unknown said...

Hello Love.
Love your illustration.
I once piled cabbage outside my door. I didn't get a brother or sister, but nine months later I had kimchi. Bwhahahahahaha... sorry.
love

rbaird said...

Hmm.. I think I stay away from cabbage! Nice illo and nice story too!

Ellen Byrne said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Lovely ethereal piece - beautiful colours as ever!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling friend,was up and about and wonted to stop in for a visit.having bueatful weather here the last few days and was able to take walks,do some art and get Christmas decorating and Thanksgiving menu planned.The x and his wife have send over plates of food and I am really enjoying theses last few days,hope the continue!Havent had any nausea or tiredness!even got some art done and on ebay.took me a spell to just sit in my MaMa's old rocker and enjoy the afternoon.have a great weekend.xxoo

emila yusof said...

Beautiful piece, Val! Love the roses border!

emila yusof

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Will be giving this painting away in a drawing on Dec .10th darlings along with 7 prints,that will be 8 drawings,1 orginal and 7 prints,so come leave y'alls blog for the drawing,it had some papers from magazine and vintage mica.

Liz Jones said...

Oh, what a lovely painting and idea! I'm so glad my kids haven't heard that superstition, or we'd be up to our ears in cabbage leaves. (and I can't fit more than three kids in my car, so they're out of luck!)

PaulSketch said...

wow, this is awesome! Lucky little girl :)

Jaimie said...

Beautiful! I love the rose vines frame.

Kstyles said...

Ooh Pretty!!! Your colors are always so bright and beautiful!

Cream said...

Lovely themem and colours, Val!

Random York said...

Wow! She's beautiful! Beautiful illustration!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Twisselman said...

I like the rich blues in the sky and looking down at your signature houses from on high.

Is this superstition where all the stories about getting little brothers and sisters from the cabbage patch came from?

bog_art said...

Ohh.. she is so cute.. she looks like a fairy.. I love fairies!!..

pati @-;-- said...

Awww... that little girl is very lucky, Val, for having such a wonderful illo.

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mrs. b. said...

Val, she's just too gorgeous! What a lovely piece!

Nice job!!

Janice said...

I like the perspective... and the border! very nice