Friday, June 20, 2008

Illustration Friday: hoard





My submission for Illustration Friday's "hoard" is a School House candy box I made for a confectionary company in Boston last month. It is for students to give to their teachers at the end of the year as a Thank You for all of their hard work. I painted the original on Canson Airbrush paper and then they were printed, diecut, scored ,folded and glued. You can hoard a nice amount of sweets and treats in these candy boxes. I put a quote that I love about teachers: "No bubble is so irridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher" ~William Osler. I hope that all the teachers I know and those of you I have met on IF have a very nice summer!


44 comments:

Anna Nadler said...

That's so adorable and must've been fun to work on!

mike r baker said...

Sweet! ;) I love this. Where could I get one?

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh this is the prettiest box ever Valerie!! :o)

dinahmow said...

What a good quote!

ddskier said...

Valgal!

The candy box reminds me so much of the diorama you made for me when I was in first grade. I know I always say that about your 3D work, but it's amazing how the work you did when you were a kid was such a foreshadowing of what was to come. I really, really wish I'd kept that old diorama -- it was an old shoebox btw...

On another note, it's sunny! Woohoo!!!

xoxox
--dd

Vicki Smith said...

What a neat assignment! It looks great.

SENTA said...

What a fun thing to design, it is adorable!

rbaird said...

Wow! Lucky is the teacher who receives one of those!!!
Your imagination is amazing Val.

doodlestreet said...

OH cool!!! Hey, I made one of those in the 90's when I worked for Lakeshore Learning Materials company in Carson CA.
Here's the link...scroll down to the bottom. Second row from the bottom on the left.

http://www.doodlestreet.com/design.html

Bella Sinclair said...

Incredibly cute and completely awesome! Love how you thought 'out of the box' for the schoolhouse front. Must have been a huge hit!

Janet said...

Nice, Val! My mother-in-law is a retired teacher.She woulda' loved getting this.She did however get a "gazillion" little ceramic apples and tons of little "favourite teacher" whatnots...(which she hoarded in a box in the pantry)

ms. froggie said...

this is FANTASTIC, vallie! what an amazing artist you are! :))

Lisa M Griffin said...

This is fantastic and I am near Boston... would love to know where I could find one, nice idea for when school lets out next year.
Really great illustrated box. Thanks for sharing. =)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Do they allow dogs to go to school? I'd love to be part of that group. I promise not to pee in school. Love Bad Dog

andi butler said...

hi val!!

what a beautiful box, what else though, from a beautiful person! have a good one, doll!

a : )

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Beautiful box, Valerie!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Lucky teachers! These are wonderful... and the song is perfect!!!

linda sarah said...

I love it! - this is such a beautiful box - I especially love the cat and the bell:-) Wonderful work!

bog_art said...

What a cute thing!.. I love it!.. I want one!..

Teri C said...

It's prfect and perfectly wonderful!

Ces said...

I would rather hoard the boxes or anything by Valgal.

Crescendo said...

Beautiful artworks ! freshhhhhhhhh !

Ellen Byrne said...

Wow - what a great package you've put together..brilliant, Valerie! Two of my children are teachers but neither was lucky enough to get one of these this year!

studio lolo said...

I'd love to have one of these! Filled with sourballs or mint juleps....Yum!!!
Very nice Val...lucky teachers!

Gillian said...

Your talents are endless, Val. I can imagine a whole village of your candy boxes as collectables. I always look upon your works of art as confectionary - even the soft colours you use define them as such, so this is doubly delicious!

-J.Meyer said...

Very sweet.
Im near Boston I will have to look around for it.
I love the curve on the house, the cat in the window is cute!

nyclizzie said...

One word. DARLING!

Alina Chau said...

This is very cute!! Love the 3D idea!

krisztina maros said...

it's great! and i like this 'hoarding' music with your house too.

Faruffa said...

Wonderful wonderful Valerie, I want it!!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a terrific idea, and beautifully crafted !!

Bobo Cat said...

Very creative design, beautiful illustrated! Everyone would love to receive one of this great gift!

kim said...

I really want one of those boxes!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful piece!

sketched out said...

What a fantastic idea, and very collectible! You have many wonderfully creative goodies up your sleeve, don't you?

Sandra Evertson said...

It is Magic!
Sandra Evertson

atomicvelvetsigh said...

wow wonderful boxes and soo cute! i would luv to give such cute things to my son. i know he'd luv them!

btw i have been visiting your blog for quite a while and i thought i have added your link already. just realized i havent. so now its up. 8)

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi Val, this is such a fabulous piece! I LOVE it! What fun in 3D! Have a great summer.

Flying Colors said...

This is outstanding, you have given us "6" illos in one, really more! Beautiful quote...

erin said...

I could live in that box, especially if it's filled with candy!

kj said...

you are amazing!!!!

Images with Personality said...

I love how you've utilized this format for your work. The traditional schoolhouse concept works really well with the finished product. Really charming.

Ginger*:)* said...

How about that! This is just amazingly fantastic!

You have the golden touch! So SWEEEET!

Forever Young said...

this is totally amazing, we have nothing like this in the uk....if i got one of these at the end of the school year, i would love it.