Friday, February 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: Multiple


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Multiple" is a dimensional painting called "The dish ran away with the spoon" and deals nicely with the subject of multiple dwellings. I have constructed the kitchen idea a few times and each is slightly different. One version was called "Sinkronicity" and was part of a show called "Five Easy Pieces". I love making kitchens and scenes that require furniture. It is made from wood, foamboard, salt, string, clay, acrylic paints and resin. Happy Illustration Friday everyone!

37 comments:

Traci Bixby said...

You are just amazing!!! It's so pretty!

ddskier said...

Valgal!

Happy birthday to you! I hope you're having a great day!

This piece is my favorite and everyone immediately falls in love with it. It's one of my faves of yours. A friend of mine saw it the other day & thinks your the most talented artist ever!

xoxox

--dd

**Robin** said...

Wow, really kool, so vibrant!! I Love it!

Diana Evans said...

so cheery and so colourful...makes me think of spring

nice work!

carla said...

Wow! This looks like it was complicated to make! I love the colors and the whimsy:> Is it your birthday? Have a happy day, a splendid year, and the best fo everything!

kj said...

happy happy birthday val. i hope the year ahead is as magical and hopeful as your art. and i hope it takes you to the very wonder-lands you take me each week...

Zórdís said...

You are amazing, love your work!
kind regards,

AscenderRisesAbove said...

fascinating; love the colors; very colorful and playful

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NANCY LEFKO said...

very cool...fun and vibrant !!!

andi butler said...

Val, this is fabulous, I love all of your three dimensional art! Too faboo!

a : )

isay said...

i love the glossiness of it and your subject of multiple dwellings. I had fun experiencing that in my past.

by the way, if you can kindly visit my site because you've been tagged :)

Ginger*:)* said...

This is fantastic! I love the colors and admire your work greatly.

Debbie Egizio said...

So very clever and creative!! I love it!

murphy girl said...

love love love it! and the clouds in the background are the perfect touch!

Faruffa said...

I'm impressed by your imagination, those mini kitchens are adorable!!!

Nicole said...

What a nice place!

Ces said...

Belated Happy Birthday Val. I hope you had a fun celebration.

I am amazed, impressed and delighted at and with the multiple dimensions of your creativity and artistic talent and skills. You create so many different beautiful things. Your mind and hands, they are precious but the happinees that you project with your art must truly come from within.

pati @-;-- said...

That's so cool! It reminds me one of my favorite X-mas gifts when I was a little girl.

It's adorable, Val... happy IF to you, too! :D

Forever Young said...

just found your site, love your work, this is awesome, so clourful and gay.

studio lolo said...

I can't believe I've missed your last 3 posts :( You're in my favorites...how could I have done that? Anyway, they're all fabtastic! You have such a way of putting "delight" in everything piece you create. And have you turned fifty?? I was hoping not to miss that! (Or are you 49?) Either way, happy, beautiful birthday to you and thanks for bringing such whimsy and light into so many lives ;)

Rrramone said...

As I always say, you can't trust dishes. ;-)

Laura said...

Finally getting over here for a visit. How are you Val?! Love your offering for 'multiple' - that little dish is just the cutest!! Ok I'm off to go do some catching up on your work! :)

johanna said...

the love that you put into your art is inspiring :) and i like the nursery rhyme with that line "the dish ran away with the spoon"

rbaird said...

Your work is so much fun!
I'll bet your studio is full of cool stuff to work with!

Gillian said...

Sinkronicity made me laugh! I love this interpretation of the theme. I don't know how you do it. I'm struggling again. Groan....

Ellen Byrne said...

You are never out of ideas! I am crazy about the colors and love the 3D aspects!

princesstomato said...

SINKronicity, and a home sweet home for the dish and spoon. this is great!
xoxo
happy belated bday too!!
xoxo
teri

NANCY LEFKO said...

good evening, Valerie...thanks for the comment on my blog....visit again and you'll see that you've been tagged...have a lovely evening. :)

Dot said...

how do you do this stuff... ?? :)_
as always a fun and interesting take on the theme!

Emila Yusof said...

What a beautiful dimensional painting! I love this very much, Valerie!

Janice said...

This is lovely.. and I appreciated it so much more when i made it bigger. The floor is gorgeous.I just love the little spoon and dish!

bog_art said...

What a wonderful job!!.. It is o cute!!.. I am trying to discover where you used the salt.. haha..

Brine Blank said...

Really like taking your art in such a direction as this...adds such a new dimension to things...no pun intended...

andrea said...

This is great but I love last week's teapot even more. I want tea in that pot!

JO said...

Hi Val! Such a cute piece, love all the detail, the dish and spoon are adorable.

Jan said...

Mmhh... Everything you can think of it's true, the dish ran away with the spoon...

Sweet! Purple skies are always the best

Gaia said...

What a great idea, beautifully rendered too! :)