Friday, February 08, 2008

Illustration Friday: "choose"

Most of the time I seem to choose the right illustration to post for Illustration Friday. I think the person who was decorating this room couldn't decide what to put in these frames, so many choices! But I do choose to unveil this youtube by my good friend, musician David Tobocman featuring my artwork. You can see the video here. Enjoy!




53 comments:

Debbie Egizio said...

Val, I love your illustration! It is so charming! I would live in that room and keep all of the frames right where you hung them. It would be too hard to choose just one when there are so many great options.

And my dear, your u-ube video is amazing! The images go perfectly with your friends wonderful little song. Thoroughly enjoyable! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

Diana Evans said...

very cute illustration Val...

cute sofa...

Cheers,
Diana

catnapping said...

oh god, in the couple of years i've been visiting you, this is probably my favorite entry of all. i love what he did with your beautiful art. i'm marking it a favorite.

thank god for youtube. brava, woman. braVA!

your images work perfectly with the song. they warm my heart, and give me a memory of childhood...safety? (i can't think of the word i want, i'm sorry.)

rbaird said...

Wonderful, wonderful!
Your talents compliment each other perfectly. And what great friends!

Janice said...

fantastic collaboration!
enjoyed seeing your work presented this way Val.
send my regards to the musical artist!

Brine Blank said...

Nice effect with the furniture! good pop...

Teri C said...

I loved your movie on Youtube and seeing all your wonderful art. Great idea. Thanks.

JC said...

Oh Val, what a sweet illustration and an even sweeter video! The song and your images are absolutely perfect together... truly awesome! can't say enough good things about it!!!

ddskier said...

Valgal! Love the vid. I have sent to a bunch of the gang. Totally fun! I loved seeing the "flying home" pic -- especially because the one we have has the Pepster (god rest his soul) in the doorway. Great work as usual!

xoxox
--dd

isay said...

your beautiful illustrations fit perfectly to the lyrics of the song. I like the melody, too and it brings me back to my childhood past.

Ces said...

What a delightful treat. I also like the song. It is a perfect accompaniment to your paintings of warm and welcoming homes. Your illustration for this week's theme is a hoot. I can't make up my mind sometimes but the owner of this sofa is extreme. Haha!

Hope all is well and you are fine.

Faruffa said...

Your houses are so beautiful that you can not choose one! the movie and the music are odziv
ciao :o)

marcisenders said...

Beautiful illustration!

Ellen Byrne said...

clever! clever! clever!

imwithsully said...

What a perfect post for this week's topic!

andi butler said...

val, fantastic illustration and i absolutely love the video...it's so comforting and lovely! nice work, doll!

a : )

Bron Smith said...

You chose a nice piece to show us this time, Val. It would be interesting to see your originals.

Dot said...

i love the frames. The perspective in that pic really makes it.

merlinprincesse said...

Beautiful illustration! I would like to see those frames on the market! :))) And very nice song! :)

Emila Yusof said...

Oh so beautiful!

Halloweenville said...

ooh i love your illustration!! so beautiful....and WOW that song by your friend is gorgeous!! and how wonderful it is placed with your work..

Cream said...

Great stuff, Val. I love the video and all your art.

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Random York said...

Most excellent painting Val!

Gillian said...

Wonderful frame artwork and that video has a real 'feel good factor'. What a perfect combination.
I shall share it on my blog if it's allowed and available for sharing?

PS - please check your Flickr mail.

xxx

carla said...

Val - this is just wonderful! Your art and David's song create the most peaceful, happy, secure feeling. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Alina Chau said...

colourful and lovely as always!

doodlestreet said...

YOUr tube is beautiful and touching..it left my heart warm. Thank you...

dood

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

WOW Valerie this is just wonderful! Love the youtube movie. Your art looks so beautiful along that lovely song! I have to confess I got teary eyed...

There were several pieces of yours that I had not seen before that I just love like: the girl's room, the pickup truck with the house in the back, the little blue house this the clothesline beside it, the one with the house flying and the kitty at the end of the steps, the little snow hearts one and the beginning and ending illustration. All your art is beautiful but these ones really speak to me.
Wonderful work! :o)

Monica said...

I love those colorful frames, they look wonderful just like that, pieces of art in themselves. And what an inviting room, the bowl of fish, that comfy sofa. Lovely entry, and very charming too.

Kstyles said...

You always choose the right things for IF. Your work is gorgeous.

trudette, said...

the concept is just perfect !
I love your work.

constance said...

wonderful! Really think both the song and your works makes a wonderful combination! Your log house (cabin) with the woods and deers at the back is my favourite :)

platinum blonde said...

Your youtube video is awesome. I think I would choose the YELLOW frame...I am feeling yellow today! :)

Bee said...

So many lovely versions of 'home', I especially like the blue house on the truck. You seem to have matched some images perfectly with the song lyrics - e.g., to your fish and cat image...deliberate or a happy coincidence?!.

bog_art said...

Wonderful scene!!.. all those empty frames gives me the idea I am in a tale..

david morris said...

Beautiful work! I love your illustration style and it works particularly well with your friends song.

Dot said...

hey val! i didn't know if you'd see the response on my blog, so thanks for the link, and i wish we lived closer too! you have some great stuff...

Dot

johanna said...

your art is delightful, valerie!

Curious Art said...

Hm, I have 2 empty frames in my living room! Clever idea, & I enjoyed the video too.

Thanks for your kind comments on my post!

Ursula Shaw said...

Wow! I love your illustration. What wonderful colorful frames and that couch. oh my! And the youtube video was so amazing. Perfect song for your amazing art.

Eugenia Gina said...

the drawing is perfect, the song is perrfect.. it makes me beaminggg .. 0_0
and yes it's really a very helpfulsong.. !

nice said...

Love this illo!!! It's FUN FUN FUN!!! ;)

Kevin Levell said...

You have an impressive classically airbrushed feel to your stuff. very eyecatching.

Thanks for you comments on my blog too!

Ginger*:)* said...

FASCINATING! I loved seeing the David Tobocman video and recognized a few of the pieces but found so many that I hadn't seen. Your body of work is amazing! And it is always a pleasure to stop by here.


As to the comment you left on my blog....no that isn't my sister...they are both me. Some days I can be good and other days, well.......

thefridayfrog said...

oh i just love love love the first one! that couch....val, so wonderful! the texture in the floor, the color choices. it's very cool to see your "house interiors" now and then. :)) wow!

Vhrsti said...

I haven't been her log time. Really love your new works!

scribblesk said...

This is great! What a perfect melding of music and imagery and an overview of your work!

Rebecca Peed said...

I love your interpretation of this week's theme; all those colorful frames to choose from - very fun!

sketched out said...

Oh, I really , really like the couch with the empty frames. Not only is it beautiful, I love the mood of it and it's perfect for the "choose" theme.

Very cool video too. It was fun to peruse all of your work to a nice little ditty. Thanks.

Happy Valentine's Day to you Val!!

"Maggie" said...

Very colorful and a fun take on this theme, nice to see you Val! :) I'll choose the bottom middle three frames...or should I only choose one?

shawn said...

awww. whadda sweet song and sweet illustrations. So happy I stopped here for a visit long enough to view the video. It touched me in such a deep way.

Kim McCabe said...

Absolutely adorable!