Friday, March 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Heavy"




My submission for Illustration Friday's "Heavy" is a work in progress. It has a little attic room that goes with it, but I am just showing this closet today. I plan on making it look old and antiqued in the end. It looks like it might be a heavy piece of furniture but as you can see it is light and fits in the palm of my hand! I will repost when this whole project is done.

Happy Birthday to the best sister a girl could have! I love you Dee Dee xoxo



47 comments:

Teri C said...

it looks adorable already!

rbaird said...

Wow Val, this is going to be too cool!! I can't wait to see it finished!

Ces said...

Oh this is so cute!!! I love the hangers and if that is your gentle, creative hand, I am delighted to see it.

P.S. Dancing, traveling and shopping, visiting, partying and sightseeing :-)

murphy girl said...

those are the cutest hangers in the world! this whole thing reminds me of dr. seuss!

ddskier said...

Hey Val,

Love the closet, of course! Reminds me of all the cute things you used to build when we were kids. I don't know if you remember building a Valentine's Day diorama for me when I was in 1st grade, but I was the envy of everyone. I wish I had kept it because it would be valuable as an example of your early 3D art. :)

Anyway, thanks for the call out on my birthday! How did we get to be this old?

I love you a lot & hope you find your cute car soon.

xoxox
--dd

isay said...

i can't believe it is tiny because it does look heavy esp. in the first picture. i can't wait for the finished product but i both like white painted and antique furnitures. The background you used is also great.

Forever Young said...

this is so sweet, you are so talented.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val...this closet is so adorable...love the hadn shot to see the exact size...priceless...

and send Birthday wishes to your sister!!!

Cheers,
Diana

maria antunes said...

So cute! I love it!!!

Thanks for the information on my blog. :)

Kisses

Maria Antunes

Liz Jones said...

Love it-- can't wait to see the whole thing!

andi butler said...

Val, it's so wee wonderful!! I love it!! I'm looking forward to the whole piece too!!

a : )

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Ahhh look at the little hangers!!! How cute!! Love this :o)

The Laziest Sloth said...

awrsome!! The hangers are too cute!!

Faruffa said...

Oh!!!! this is absolutely adorable ... it needs many many little clothes!!!

merlinprincesse said...

This is already beautiful! Hope you will show it all finished! It's really in the same style as your drawings! J'aime!!! :) Cute tiny hangers! :))))

Ginger*:)* said...

What a marveolus piece. You have a gift for creating the most fascinating creations.

Tracy said...

This is so cute...like everyone else, I'm loving the little hangers inside :) Thanks for sharing!

johanna said...

can't wait to see the finished piece! you do amazing work, val

doodlestreet said...

Hahhahahahahhahahha! Hey Dood! I came out of the closet when I was 19, but if I were to ever go back in, I CHOOSE THIS ONE!!!!

Hhahahahahahhahaha!
I have the biggest sh-t grin on my face right now! Ha!


Adorable hangers...I love little mini things....so cute!
:o)

vfm4 said...

more than lovely, and those bent coathangers are adorable!

kj said...

attention art world: valgal can tackle any medium you throw at her. just try and you'll be amazed...

:)

SENTA said...

This is awesome, I thought it was real at first until I saw the pic of it in your hand...it's so wonderful! Can't wait to see it all finished!

thefridayfrog said...

a val one-of-a-kind! this is fabulously shaped! how you give windows and doors and armoires personality is a true gift, vallie. :))

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

how cuteeee! lovely! ^^ i like everything!

JO said...

Val, your pieces look like they are dancing and having fun. Love the green background, can't wait to see the finished piece.

Janet said...

Neato already!... be sure to show us the finish!

carla said...

This looks like a way cool project! This little wardrobe looks like it's dancing... in fact, all your houses and furniture look like they're dancing! Do you sing and dance while you work?

bog_art said...

awww.. It is wonderful!!.. I love it!! :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

very sweet...can't wait to see more...

PaulSketch said...

aaw - how cute! The wire hangers are a nice touch

Ellen Byrne said...

Nobody does inanimate objects like you, Valerie. You continue to make me smile with amazement every week! Thank you!

Josh (musarter) said...

That is really cool. I was completely unaware of the until I saw the last picture. Nice piece.

studio lolo said...

What an adorable piece! I would have loved something like this as a child. And look at your little hand! I also recognize that Susan Branch paper. I love her stuff almost as much as I love your stuff ;)

catnapping said...

that's so cute, i'm actually squeaking. i love miniature things. i keep hoping for little people to come along and make use of them.

Amy Zaleski said...

So cool to see your style in 3D! Thanks so much for visiting, Val - it was a nice surprise!!

Debbie Egizio said...

What a FUNNNNNNNN piece!!! I love it!!

tusen said...

Val, this is great.I love the irregular shape and the drawer, which is sticking out. I hope you'll show us the finished piece, too.
I'm sorry for not responding to your question on my "out the window" blog, but I don't check it so often. I'd be honoured if you decided to paint any of the views from my photos - just please show me the result.

pupu said...

Oh wow.. i love this closet. Are you gonna paint it? hm hm.. hehehe..

Bron Smith said...

I'm looking forward to see what the finished product looks like, Val.

sketched out said...

I love your little furniture pieces and houses. They're so happy and organic and seemingly alive. I love it in white but can't wait to see where you go with it. Oh, and those hangers... adorable!

thefridayfrog said...

oh DEFINITELY a-wooing! :))) i'm so much more of a shakespearean frog than jumpin one from calavaras county!

")

princesstomato said...

i bet you would LIVE in your little houses if you could! :)
well, i know you do mentally, but i mean physically!
xoxox
teri

Kstyles said...

Cute! Love the hangers!

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bog_art said...

Haha.. To be honest Valerie, that guy is not me.. he is Toni Selles, a graphic designer from Spain.. I am the cute guy in the caricature in the right side of my flog.. but I will try to say him your words.. :)

imwithsully said...

This would be so cool as a real piece of furniture. When are you going to start making them life size? :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

just how adorable is that? you expect to see little birds flying out of the drawers...

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