Friday, August 15, 2008

Illustration Friday: detach


Here is my submission for Illustration Friday's "detach" theme and I suppose in most places a detached house is either a guest house and or a garage. This is one of my houscapes of a garage where the band "Lode" rehearsed here in Topanga. They made an album called "Legs and Arms" with Geffen Records and I did the logo and lettering for this debut album. When they started out they spelled their name Load but they changed it to Lode.Wonderful music was made in this little detached house. Some of the members have gone on with their music like Robin Moxey with his latest cd "One Big Song", Gabe Cowan created more bands and films and Inara George who has put out "All Rise" and is one half of the "Bird and the Bee". This song is a cover of the Bee Gee's "How deep is your love" and it was on the Sex and the City Sound Track. Please watch this hilarious video of the "Smallest House" it will make you smile :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h70WhcHSom0

37 comments:

SENTA said...

Very sweet, love your houses! And what fun projects you get to work on, I love hearing about them!

Connie said...

Rock on, little house!

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful little house...

I have an award for you on my blog :)

have a great weekend !!!

ddskier said...

This garage reminds me of Grandpa's pool house. I love it! Can't wait to see you this week!

xoxox

--dd

studio lolo said...

You've really been providing the whole package lately! The Ellen spot was hiarious. I'm familiar with that tiny house! I can't stand being squeezed into 800 sf with hubby OMG, I can't imagine less than this! I also love your illustration with the soft light coming from within, and this version of the Beegee's song is lovely. mmmmm, I think I'll linger a while longer :)

isay said...

what a cool garage and a wonderful place to rehearse a song. The trees's really great and the moonlight shining brightly. Ohh my valerie, you have tons of lovely ideas.

I enjoyed the song, too and the video reminded me of small houses in my homeland.

Bella Sinclair said...

De-LIGHT-ful! Even the trees look like they're dancing. You always have the most magical sceneries. I LOVE Bird and the Bee, by the way. I have a few of their songs, but not this one. Gotta go to iTunes now!

linda sarah said...

ooohhhh - what a wonderful, magical little garage! I love the sky and the lights and the feeling of utter cosiness and welcome - absolutely beautiful:-)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Looks like the perfect place to create! I love the barn doors.

Ces said...

Of course! A detached garage. Hehe. It is a treat to discover your interpretation for IF's theme every Friday! The trees are so cute. Delicious!!!

sandra said...

What a lovely idea for 'detach', it is extra special as this is where music is created.Your beautiful drawing reflects that lovely task.

Anonymous said...

Val: This is your best post yet. How do you come up with all this amazing work? You haven't missed an IF in over two years. I'm ashamed of my meager output. I resolve to be more productive. Thanks for the inspiration. Love. Bad Dog

platitudinal said...

What a wonderful little place to create music!

*Your work are all so lovely and creative. There are magic and great wonders in your imagination. Thank you for sharing your art with us :)

soulbrush said...

love the wonky view...here in the uk, a detached house is one that's not attached to the one next door, or it would be called a semi-detached house.

Ellen Byrne said...

Another charming illustration and interesting story to go along with it - very nice!

shawn said...

I am loving your music playlist. I oughta just keep your blog open while I'm at the computer so I can enjoy all this new music I've never heard before. Thanks for letting us know whatever happened to Lode. I have their CD... and now I'm a big fan of Bird and the Bee and probably will enjoy Robin Moxey's music as well. thaanks!

erin said...

it does look like the garage and the trees are rockin' out to the band. I always love your illustrations and your posts are so informative about music, art or whatever. thanks.

thefridayfrog said...

THE BIRD AND THE BEE SINGING BEE GEES? OHMYGOSSSSSSHH!!! wow...i gotta go, um, FIND that one. :))

another house that makes my day!

enigma said...

how peaceful it would be to live there. sweet!

doodlestreet said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the trees!! my brother and I used to rapell out of his huge cedar tree...he took a bunch of the lower limbs off it (on one side) so we could jump down that thing! Your trees would be perfect!!

PS...no trees were hurt in the writing of this comment...

bog_art said...

I don't think any car deserves a beautiful place like this one to stay.. that moon is wonderful.. and you are right, it is nice to have a monkey.. lol

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful illustration- love the colors and the light pouring out of the garage.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

this is really really beautiful! i luv the colors, the theme.. the night lights.. everything! (tho i would watch the youtube vid later im using a slooow connection) hehe..

Roberta said...

Thanks for the samile Val!

johanna said...

what a delightful little house! we've have lots of fun making artwork in a converted garage too :-) lol

and i love inara/ bird and the bee's music

Gillian said...

This is so cute. I just knew that this week's theme would be a good one for you.
Here in the UK, a detached house is a single home in it's own grounds. We have many semi-detached houses, two homes joined in the middle.
Pretty song too. x

Ronni said...

Hey Val. Years ago when we lived in PA, our house was that small! It was 2 stories and had a basement, so was actually very comfy inside.

Dot said...

i love the interesting perspective you always have in your buildings. this one is really cute!

Juan said...

Beautiful illustration!

Faruffa said...

I like so muche the door open just slightly, I feel like to look in :o)

carla said...

Val - I love your art so much, and when you add these wonderful stories, it's even better!

Solvere volo said...

Oh, this is so charming! Thanks for your kind words :)

erin said...

I know you must get tons of these but you truly are an inspiration and I truly love your blog so I left you an award on blog.

julia said...

i love your works, and always enjoy reading the story behind them!

Gaia said...

Very pretty, I always enjoy your little houses. I particularly like the warm light coming from inside, the colors are perfect

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful house, Valerie!

I have received your gifts today, yay! They are absolutely amazing and I love every each one of them! Thank you so much, Valerie!

Big hugs
emila

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