Friday, August 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: routine


For many people gardening can be a relaxing routine and a wonderful hobby. This is one of my valgal greeting cards that is called "Love Grows" and my submission for Illustration Friday's "routine" theme. Love could be a nice routine :) We are on holiday at Martha's Vineyard and are having a wonderful time but I couldn't not post as it has been almost 3 solid years of posting on IF every Friday. I probably won't be able to visit every one this week but I hope you all have fun and I might miss next Friday but I will try my best to find something for the theme. I am fortunate to use my sister's computer, Thanks Dee Dee! We started our trip in New York, drove to Connecticut stopped in Mystic where there are some charming houses and buildings! I took some amazing pictures but accidently deleted them :( Drove through Rhode Island and then to Massachusetts. Rode the ferry and now we are in Martha's Vineyard, Yay! My family rents a house here every other year. I will take lots of pictures and post them when I am home. Have a great weekend, your pal, valgal.

38 comments:

Ces said...

Oooh! I hope you are having a great time at Martha's Vineyard. (I like your blog music). What a routine you have every Friday for the past three years. I am so glad you are part of my world.

Janet said...

I was just thinking about you...wondering how your vacation is going...if you would be able to post something, and I was pleasantly surprised to see you did!( actually, I wasn't too surprised....now, if you ever missed, that WOULD be surprising!)
'sorry about the deleted pics; 'sounds like something I would do. Have a great trip, Val!

ddskier said...

Valgal,

I'm sitting here watching you rub mom's feet. It's fun to post on your blog when we're in the same room! :) I think we're gonna have an awesome week...

xoxox

--dd

isay said...

Fun, fun, fun. Here's wishing you all the best and more wonderful times.

Gee, I have a friend there in LA, and she is called Dee, Dee also.

Roberta said...

You go girl! Everyone needs a little R&R!!!

Juan said...

Very nice work!

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful! I wish I was there!

NANCY LEFKO said...

great illustration !!

and I can't wait to see your vacation photos. Glad we've had good weather for you this week here in New England....after a very rainy summer :)

murphy girl said...

if only my garden were this wonderful! hope your trip is great!

Bella Sinclair said...

I do miss gardening. But I'm glad I didn't miss your post this week! What a gorgeous little garden and an even more gorgeous sentiment. Have a fantastic holiday on magical Martha!

studio lolo said...

ooooooh, Seals and Crofts. Now you've melted me completely! Wonderful garden Val. I grew up in Mass and have never, ever been to MV :( Now that we'll be moving back to Rhode island I'll finally get to the islands one day.
Have a wonderful time!

kj said...

val, there's a little recognition coming your way from my blog.

you're in the vineyard? on the east coast? ooooooooh. so close!
:)

Ellen said...

Love it, Val! Enjoy the cape! I use to love going there only P'Town, of course!). Are you going whale watching?

INDIGENE said...

Wow, that sounds great! Don't worry your IF pals will be here, waiting to see all the inspiration committed to paper when you get back!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Alina Chau said...

beautiful lovely painting!

Teri C said...

You always have the most wonderful illos!

Dot said...

vacations are so good! lovely job, as well!

erin said...

wow, such memories, I remember taking this same trip as a kid, Mystic was so much fun. Ah if only I could get my garden to look like this one! Have a wonderful trip!

Solvere volo said...

Lovely work! Have a great time!

Lisa M Griffin said...

how sweet and charming. I love all the hearts in thie piece. lovely and cheerful as always. =)

JC said...

Very sweet indeed! All the little creatures are precious! What a lovely post! Enjoy your trip!!! =)

bonaska said...

Poetic. That remember to me some kind of children tales.

bonaska

Bobo's Slave said...

Lovely lovely garden! happy vacation, I'm sure looking forward to see your wonderful holiday pictures, and sorry for your deleted one!

ratsliveon said...

This is so nice. Your illos always break my heart a little because I can't live there! *sob*

Seriously, a garden full of hearts? WANT!

soulbrush said...

and you have a brilliant holiday with your family round you. hugs.

Mauricio said...

Lindo, lindo!!

see you

bog_art said...

You wrote something as beautiful as your illustration.. love could be a nice routine.. =)

Connie said...

A magical illustration and you certainly can match image, text and music!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous and wonderful as ever!

sketched out said...

Beautiful little garden. Glad you posted it. Sure hope you enjoy your stay at MV. How could you not, eh?

arachesostufo said...

saluti da scorzè, ciao a tutti voi, poi arriva gigi...

Tracy said...

Oh, I love your illustration! The birdbath, the flowers, it all is adorable :) Enjoy your trip and be safe!

studio lolo said...

I had to come back for another dose of your garden and Seals and Crofts :)

To answer your question, we're trying very hard to move back to Rhode Island but the job my husband applied for fell through :(
We're trying to find a way to make it work and taking a chance on finding jobs after we get there. Scary for middle-agers!
That's where faith kicks in :)
( or insanity!)

Faruffa said...

I love this wonderland :o)

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

Qué bonito!!!!! me encanta todo lo que haces

Jan said...

Woah, this is the garden I've been dreaming of... or one of the gardens I've been dreaming of.

Kate said...

Love this one. Very whimsical.

Random York said...

Super, Val!