Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday: flawed

Flawed or Fabulous?
If somebody moved into your neighborhood and built a house like this would you embrace it or would you think they are crazy? I am so happy that there are kooky people that build houses like this because it makes the world a more interesting place! It needs a few kids though...
My submission for Illustration Friday's "flawed" theme.
copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh
I am kinda swamped but I will paint this image and hopefully post the finished idea soon. Here it is in real life: Haines Shoe House
Address:
195 Shoe House Road., Hellam, PA [Show Map]
Directions:
Just south of Rt. 30, west of Hellam, north off Hwy 462 on Shoehouse Rd.
Phone:
717-840-8339

37 comments:

md said...

i agree the more the better to many houses all look the same any more rather boring house scape nowadays.
cant wait to see it in color Val.

John said...

Hahahah I used to be a home builder and this is so true. The art is fantastic and can't wait for the color version and the real home is awsome!!! where did you find a picture of that?

isay said...

i am looking forward for the color version already-what a fabulous drawing and idea!

Very interesting, indeed and you are right, it needs children.....

Ces said...

I wonder if that house stinks like an old shoe? Hahaha!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It's just fabulous if you ask me. What woman wouldn't want to live in a shoe! I'm just in love them and this cute illustration. Great illustration!

Indigene said...

Great line work!

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful.. Makes me think of Jimmy Choo shoes, only in this case I think it is the knock off..
"Gimmie Shoes!"

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is wonderful - and I would love it!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my gosh, I would SOOOO love this! I've seen pictures of wacky houses and love them all (the toilet house, anyone?). Although, in real life, your house is MUCH more stylish. The real one kind of looks orthopedic, but that's ok. I'm sure it's fantastic inside as well. :D

erin said...

I'm not a shoe person and living in a flip-flop would be quite breezy, even here in So. Cal.

Very fun illustration can't wait to see the final version.

flower girl said...

How lovely!!a shoe house! great illustration :)

Roberta said...

Excuse me ... but do you have this in red patent leather pump....

Val you have the most interesting posts!!!

Faruffa said...

Simply fabulous!!!

sophie philo said...

fabulous, no question!!!

kj said...

i'd need more windows, val!

Ginger*:)* said...

In the spirit of Tagging... I have awarded you the KREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD. You can play along if you like, by picking up the award on my blog.

Krimo said...

Now I get the true meaning of House Move...

cat prefers kittens said...

i wouldn't mind the old woman's shoe...but all those kids who come with it? NIMBY!

Cheryl said...

I think fabulous NOT flawed. So is your site.

yoon see said...

Yeah, I do agree. What a cute house it will make.
Hope to see the beautiful finished illustration:)

lil kim said...

lovely! there must be an old woman in there somewhere...

Jan said...

Ahoy, Val! Boot-houses? It's because things like these I'm in love with creative people.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Of course, FABULOUS!!!

Angie said...

Fabulous illo! I cant believe a house like that really exists!

studio lolo said...

I'd mush rather it was filled with cats and dogs :) And yes, more windows! Looking forward to seeing it colored in.

Lucky you, you'll be seeing KJ soon! Have a wonderful, magical visit :)
Lucky her too!!

Brine Blank said...

I saw a show about a year ago with another shoe house! I'm not sure what network, but there is a show that focuses on 'odd' homes...if only I were rich enough to have one myself...

I like the line work on your pic and was shocked to see just a line drawing vs. a colored final item...but I have to say this has a bit of charm to it in the simple nature...nice...

Amy C said...

so cool, I saw a pbs show about this shoe house, I love all of those road side attractions, I am hoping we get to visit a few of them this summer!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Nice work, Val!

Gai said...

I love your illo. I think I want to live in a shoe!!

Shani said...

Great illo! And post too! Hmmm...interesting house, it's really not so bad.

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent!

Gillian said...

A house with 'sole'! Great fun! x

Senta said...

I love it, I want to live in it!

Dot said...

Hmm, not sure it would go with the neighborhood! :)

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! That's a very interesting house. Kind of cute!! HE! HE!!

Marc said...

I love the houses that you find us ... Very original. There is no like that in France.

Marc said...

A long time ago that I had not participated in IF.I could not work on my sculptures for two weeks, I had tendinitis in right wrist and I took the opportunity to draw. I'm going to draw me ... I am drawing too much for my sculptures ...