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

29 comments:

andrea said...

Cute and appropriate for the day!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

They are both very cute Valerie!

I love the top one! It's funny how the two ducks are looking at each other like asking "should we go in?"Hee, hee.. cute!

Connie said...

I'm agog with the illustrations and the 'shipwreck' sound track. Have a good one!

Vicki Smith said...

Perfect for the prompt and for Halloween!

Anonymous said...

My week would be vacant without your wonderful posts. Always appropriate and you never miss a week. Love. Bad Dog

isay said...

Halloween fun! I like the blue color and style of his vacant haunted house..................boooooooo wha ha ha ha
Your background music is really making me scared.....that Ihave to go to bed now Valerie.

Happy Halloween, too!

Ginger*:)* said...

I clearly remember the "great float" but also do not know what became of the ducks. Some may have turned up on the Jersey shore a few years ago.

I loved your illustrations. If not for the ghosties surrounding the wonderful little house, I would pack up and move right in.

Ginger*:)* said...

I clearly remember the "great float" but also do not know what became of the ducks. Some may have turned up on the Jersey shore a few years ago.

I loved your illustrations. If not for the ghosties surrounding the wonderful little house, I would pack up and move right in.

kj said...

even your scary homes are happy homes!

INDIGENE said...

I knew you would have something wonderful!

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yoon see said...

So cute, not scary at all.
Love illustration as usual.
Loving your sweet, soft and tender colours here:)
Have a Merry weekend counting down Christmas!!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

adorable images....

Tracy said...

I like how your haunted Halloween house isn't so spooky :) but fun and friendly AND adorable!

van dyke said...

Great colors and a welcome change in mood from scary Halloween images. Wonderful!

erin said...

hee, hee okay I have to admit I have the HH album! (my kitten doesn't like it, she's a scaredy-cat.) But wait, the house ISN'T vacant, I distinctly see Norman Bates' cat in the window!

Gai said...

brilliant illustration and great commentary.

soulbrush said...

oh yes, i just knew you'd do a vacant house, cute too!

-J.Meyer said...

Nice, I LOVE the ducks!
And the cat is cute in the window.

R.E.II said...

What an amazing talent.
I love this. At least, I don't have to worry about breaking the priceless antiques. I can't believe something like this - perhaps the mermaid's got the book. I am sorry but this influenced my story somehow, the haunted house, I tried to describe it in my story (the two observers) but this illustration says it all.

get zapped said...

Fantastic! This is a lovely haunted house - can that be? :) I loved the story and then the audio!!

Hope you had a fun Halloween!

Diana Evans said...

this is wonderful Val!!! love it and all the Halloween inspired art...

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Carli said...

so cute. I love that little duck dressed up as a ghost

Michael O'Connell said...

great work as usual… you are so inspoirational

bog_art said...

What a wonderful idea for a "vacant" theme.. =D

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful! Love the ducks.

Oh man, that Disney Haunted recording used to scare the heck out of me when I was a little kid! I had a teacher bring it to class and I remember being so terrified.

Dot said...

love the combo of the 'vacant' theme and the halloween house! nice job, as always..

Lisa M Griffin said...

How can this be a haunted, creepy house, with those cute ducks in the front yard. =) Fun house as always. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

yoon see said...

Very beautiful style, colour & composition:)

Ces said...

How did I miss these? They are happy scary things.