Friday, November 07, 2008

Illustration Friday: wise


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896 US educator (1834 - 1926)

My submission for Illustration Friday's "wise" theme are some diecut gift tags that feature teachers in the doorway of an old-fashioned school house.
copyright 2008 Valerie Walsh

39 comments:

isay said...

Beautiful post Valerie! I agree with you. And wow. these diecut gift tags are really beautiful. It is really colorful and eye-catching!

Rrramone said...

Very nice. But you can't click a book for more info! :-)

murphy girl said...

comforting words. precious tags!

doodlestreet said...

oh sweet! And I love the seamless background it is shot on. I never thought about stripes on a seamless...that's way cool!

get zapped said...

Lovely! You make a very valid point. Books are faithful, too.

Teri C said...

Faithful and wise. Perfect!

FlyWORKS said...

Excellent idea and interpretation of the theme "wise", like the colors.

Cheers!

FlyWORKS

Alina Chau said...

V cute!

Ginger*:)* said...

Your houses and homes are always so welcoming. The teachers who receive any gifts accompanied by these tags are certainly lucky. And aren't you WISE to feature both the gentleman and the lady. *:)

kj said...

the very acknowledgement of the wise teachers among us caused me to smile this morning.

:)

Tessa said...

One of my favorite quotes and the gift tags are SUCH a gorgeous accompaniment! Beautiful.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very nicely done! Glad to have time to stop by again. And LOVE the Buffalo Springfield song! Never heard, will buy it on iTunes right now!!! Thanks!

Ria said...

Very great idea...very great drawing.

soulbrush said...

oh yes the wisdom of the teacher...or not...

INDIGENE said...

Wonderful post and colorful work!

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flower girl said...

Great work! =)

Faruffa said...

A nice nice illo for a great quote !!!

bog_art said...

I totally agree with mir Charles W. Eliot.. of course they are..

Rrramone said...

Must hear more about 4 nipple girl.

Edrian Thomidis said...

The die-cut gift tags are just so colorful and eye catching! Very nice quote!

lil kim said...

sweet!

NANCY LEFKO said...

what gorgeous gift tags !!!

R.E.II™ said...

The Arts Director

Dot said...

those are really neat! and what a great way to reference 'wise'. :)

erin said...

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. —Groucho Marx

very fun tags!

Diane Duda said...

very nice, val!
And the song! I'd forgotten about that one. :)
Love it.
xo
Di

Lisa M Griffin said...

Hi! You have been tagged. =)

Michael O'Connell said...

nice take on the subject… the words… the thought… AND, of course, the illo…

Mia Charro said...

your work is so lovely!

Anonymous said...

How nostalgic! I remember being kicked out of that schoolhouse for being a "wise" guy. Love Bad Dog

Flor Larios Art said...

Great Idea. Cute houses!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks for adding me on your page! I've also added you to my blog roll so I can follow your blog. Your art is really wonderful!
Have a great day!

Lauren Kate said...

Aww - so cute!!
And a great concept too :) Really love the colours - they make me happy!

Lauren Kate said...
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R.E.II™ said...

You are the director of arts in my story...will make sense shortly.

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

absolutely lovely!!! i want to live there.

yoon see said...

Truly inpsiring:)
I want to be a great teacher waiting for my students too at this lovely doorway.
How thoghtful you are!!!
Hugs valerie ^^

Ces said...

I like them very much! I especially like the fallen fruit!

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