Friday, October 31, 2008

Illustration Friday: vacant

My submission for Illustration Friday's "vacant" is this vacant haunted house. I made both of these little illustrations for a traveling journal called 29,000 ducks a few years ago. It was started by Bek from Australia and she was inspired by a cargo of 29,000 ducks that were lost to sea. Some wonderful art was created by several artists and I received it during October so part of my pages are devoted to the ducks arriving in Los Angeles and their adventures here. They visited a vacant haunted house and went trick or treating by the beach. This is what it is like to Trick or Treat in LA :)Then I sent the journal to Italy. The book made it's way back to CA but I am unclear on what happened to it... It probably got ship wrecked and is floating out at sea. Have a safe and fun Halloween!
copyright 2006 Valerie Walsh

Friday, October 24, 2008

Illustration Friday: repair

Flowers or a bouquet can repair or help to say "I'm sorry". My submission for Illustration Friday's "repair" theme is a greeting card from my Applesaucey Kids line.
copyright 2000 Valerie Walsh

Friday, October 17, 2008

Illustration Friday: Late

Late at night the fun begins! My submission for Illustration Friday's "Late" theme. A greeting card and gift tag for Halloween. I started my blog 3 years ago yesterday, the time flew by...

copyright Valerie Walsh 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: strings

My submission for Illustration Friday's "strings" is an image that was used on a postcard for a woman named Lisa and she has a freelance hairstyling business in Santa Monica. She sends cards created by me for her clients at different times of the year. This was used for birthday greetings to let her customers know that she is thinking of them on their day. She is a smart cookie.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Illustration Friday: sugary

Do you think it's possible that when we drop little pieces of sugary sweet candy on the ground and under the couch that bugs might consume the interior as their food source and live inside the hollowed out shells of candy corn and tootsie rolls? My submission for Illustration Friday's " sugary" theme is a little original spot illo that is a used for a gift tag. Upcycled candy corn with licorice stovepipe and crumb from a hershey kiss that makes up the chimney. Front door is the crust from a graham cracker. For rent or lease in your neck of the woods.

But for the real goop: National Candy Corn Day (October 30th) is only one of many sweet holidays recognized by the National Confectioners Association which was founded in Chicago in 1884. The NCA is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world.
Candy Corn was originally created by George Renninger in the 1800. The tri-colored candy caused quite a stir when introduced by the Wunderlee Candy Company. As the process to make these bite sized candies was labor intensive, Candy Corn was originally produced only from March to November each year as a seasonal favorite.
In the 1900's, the Goelitz Candy Company started to produce this confection and continues to do so to this day as the Jelly Belly Candy Company.