Friday, September 26, 2008

Illustration Friday: packed


Packed, Wrapped and Ready for Shipping. My submission for Illustration Friday's "packed" theme. This is a spot illustration from one of my HomeMade calendars.


It was John's birthday this week so we went out to dinner with some wonderful people to celebrate. One of those people was JD Souther and he gave us his new album "If The World Was You", his 1st album in a very long time and it is so great! Here is a picture of me, jd and johnboy :) I leave you with a wonderful tune by JD.




37 comments:

Dot said...

aw, lovely! was it for a winter month?

Vicki Smith said...

Pretty and perfect for the prompt!

Teri C said...

It is so charming and perfect.

Cathy said...

I wish you COULD buy houses gift-wrapped like this one - love it!

Bee said...

Lovely illustration, such a soft inviting scene, the kitty is a great touch :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow sounds like you had a good week! Love your illo, and that sweet little kitty waiting at the door. Thanks for sharing your art and pictures. Have a good weekend.

Connie said...

I've told you, I share your love of houses. Also enjoyed the birthday photos! Aren't good friends something to rejoice over!

Connie said...

Just ordered 'Best of Canned Heat' thanks to you.

murphy girl said...

this house gets me ready for the holidays!

murphy girl said...

p.s. that's a lovely voice and song from jd souther

Debbie Egizio said...

I love this one! Such a tasty color combination!!


Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Val! so pretty all wrapped up...have a wonderful weekend...

Roberta said...

I could live there....

You look lovely in that photo Val!

johanna said...

what a charming little house! and you have such a lovely smile, val :-)

isay said...

it would be nice to receive a real house like in your illustration. it is twinkling like the stars in the skies.

what a great week you 're having and you are so lovely in your picture! your smile is contagious and i like your red shirt!

lovely tune also.

INDIGENE said...

Sweet and colorful...it looks like a cake...I love the cat looking in!

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Ellen Byrne said...

Super idea - very, very charming illo - and wonderful photos!

Tracy said...

Beautiful house, Val! I love the pink and how it's wrapped up ready to be given away as the perfect gift! Thanks for sharing the photos, story highlights of the b-day dinner, and the music; it really makes me feel like I know you better! And the song is GREAT!

kj said...

i'm too excited to sit still!

:)

soulbrush said...

my son has just bought a new flat, and this makes me think of it all wrapped up ready for his new life. wow, you are a beauty, love your colour hair.

Janet said...

Great illo! It also reminds me that it's not too early to start my holiday shopping!
Great music and great pictures of the three of you!

bog_art said...

Pictures say more than words.. what a great weekend you had!.. and this illustration is totally cute.. XD

Eric Barclay said...

Such a lovely house-- it really captures that feeling of the holidays! Glad you had a wonderful celebration as well!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely house!!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Hey a pink packaged house! Love the music, I am always looking for something new to listen to.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what great photos! your house looks like a sweet cake
I wanted to drop you a note about a change that I am making on my blog.
I am changing the format soon to create a quicker download and I plan am taking my recprical links to it's own page. But I wanted to make the recprical page special - rather then just listing people I thought I would put a little thumb photo or the logo of the site and a brief description. I appreciate your listing of my link on your site so I wanted to see if you were interested in this. If you are interested please send the image you would like to use and a short description to this address. I plan to create that page before I update my main page template. Right now the bare bones link page is at:
http://ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress/?page_id=4330.
It will be a slow process as I will only be able to work on it a little bit a day.
Let me know if you are interested.
Jacquelyn

Michael O'Connell said...

well done… leaves a happy feeling…

erin said...

"there's no place like home for the holidays" puts me in a happy mood, thanks!

Bella Sinclair said...

Awww, sweetie, isn't that thoughtful of you to buy me a house! I'll send you my shipping address right away. :D Honestly, this beauty looks good enough to eat!

What fantastic photos! 3 gorgeous people with gorgeous smiles! Please tell your friend JD that he has a very soothing and wonderful voice. I loved it!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh love the calendar illo! and happy birthday to john! and of course JD.. influenced by Dylan and the Beatles! i saw a link where you can stream short tunes from his past albums here

Gillian said...

What a perfect illo for the subject. I'd love one of your houses as a gift!
Lovely to see a piccie of you too. You're stunning and annoyingly slim. LOL. x

ratsliveon said...

The colors make it look almost edible. *nom nom nom*

sketched out said...

Uh oh, your wee, adorable house is making feel all Christmassy and thus reminding me to get my bum in gear! In addition to your sweet lil houses, I also love the little critters that dwell in and out of them, hee hee.

Cool photos of you, John and JD Souther. How fun that must have been! You look especially great, love your hair!

Red Eyes said...

is he the original drummer of the Doobie Brothers?

Ces said...

ahh, I missed this. Now isn't he lucky to pose with you?!

Krimo said...

Happy Birthday to John.
Great photos.

Kate said...

That's so cool, and you look great! How fun!