Friday, January 02, 2009

Illustration Friday: resolve



Every year I resolve to paint more houses, homes and buildings. My submission for Illustration Friday's "resolve" theme is a custom invite to a house party. Happy New Year to everyone.







copyright 2000 Valerie Walsh

53 comments:

Ces said...

Now this is the type of invitation I covet and desire to receive, especially if it is your house!

Ces said...

Yey! I am number 1!

kj said...

val, if i received this invitation to your house, i would arrive by hook or by crook!

oh, and i just may....

xo

Paola said...

Who could refuse such a lovely invitation? It's a beauty :)

I wish you a Happy New Year, Valerie!

merlyna said...

oooh, would love to stay forever in that cute house!!! lovely submission!

Happy New Year!

p.s. yes, i joined IF again after such a long pause.

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a charming house! and happy New Year to you! Thanks for your nice comment!

Mônica said...

Well, you do a fantastic job painting houses! This is one cute and inviting house...

Happy New Year to you too!

Janet said...

Neato invitation! Great work!
(I resolve to do an Illo. Fri. )

flower girl said...

What a beautiful and sweet house!! great.
And happy new year my friend.Wish you the best in 2009. =)

yoon see said...

Yeah, indeed a very beautiful party house. Soft and tender colours used here. Thanks.
Again Happy New Year to you!

Cathy said...

Ooh! Gorgeous as ever - and a happy New Year to you, too, Val!

indigene said...

A House Party, sounds great, especially with House music! I'm there! Keep creating in the New Year! Love your playlist, too!

rachel stoleru said...

I love your houses and I love the 3-dimentional impact of the greeting card. Also had a great time listening to Marvin Gaye:))

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Your houses are the very, very best. I really love how inviting they are! If someone sent me an invite like this I would be there in a heartbeat! This is simply fabulous!

Ginger*:)* said...

You are one person that I am sure will keep this resolution. More houses please!! This one is so welcoming, the perfect invitation. Your generous heart shows through all that you create.
Happy New Year.

pati @-;-- said...

Oh... that's a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e, Val. It's such a cute card :)

Happy 2009!

soulbrush said...

you go girl, go. and happy new year!

Ellen Byrne said...

Yes! And let's hope folks get to keep their houses!

Kimberly said...

I found your blog through Vanessa Newton blog. Your work is Awesome!

Kimberly

Teri C said...

Such a charming invite and it is so YOU!!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Happy New Year!
Now that looks like a party house!

studio lolo said...

darn it Val...it's almost impossible to type when I'm bopping to the tunes!!

yes, you must keep painting these adorable houses. We all need a pretty place to go :)

Uptown Girl said...

Beautiful.

isay said...

every house that you make are like wishes coming true and it multiplies all the time......

flower girl said...

Hey Valerie!! =) I have an award for you on this link:
http://friendsinglove.blogspot.com/2009/01/great-award.html

LDahl said...

Happy New Year pal!

steve said...

Brilliant Val! I admire your consistency with your art. Here's to 2009!

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

Please, Come see my MaMa's hand made Christmas balls.

Gabrielle said...

I love your houses, Val
Happy New Year to you too!

md said...

Cant wait to see what 09 has in store for your houses. hope to see many more, great card.

Kris-Tea said...

ooh very nice invitation!

carla said...

How fabulous! This would be an invitation that is double wonderful - going to the event and keeping the card!

kim said...

I'm betting you will succeed in accomplishing this resolution since you are so good at creating beautiful houses.

bog_art said...

Have a wonderful year my friend!.. I hope this 2009 comes with a lot of good surprises!.. Feliz año!..

get zapped said...

Awesome piece! Great idea and I love the accompanying music :0

HapPY NeW YeaR!

Tessa said...

You are da BOMB! This is a treasure....I love, love your work! A real inspiration. Happy, happy New Year, Val.

Dot said...

Adorable! Your houses are always so lovely and full of life :)

claudio said...

I invite you to visit my blog. you can find my last works of art at:

www.claudiotomassini.blogspot.com

yours Claudio Tomassini

cat said...

that is such a great idea. it's the sort of card i'd keep forever.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my gosh, now THAT's a keeper! How I would LOVE to have a custom invitation made from my house. Holy mackerel, even she outline of the shingles is cut out! Really cute invite.

fucsia girl said...

Your house party invitation is fantastic!! Happy 2009!

Twisselman said...

Great house and card! And here's to your resolution. Looking forward to seeing you succeed in it.

Lisa M Griffin said...

This is certainly a cheery home... and you create your houses so well! Glad to hear your resolve is to continue. Thanks for sharing.
PS LOVE the soundtrack. =)

Eric Barclay said...

Such a happy house, and suitable for framing! Happy new year Val!

Larry Lee said...

Great house, as always. Even your blog sounds like a party.
Happy New Year. Keep those resolutions.

Alina Chau said...

This is soo charming!

TH said...

wow they are all so pretty!!

Roberta said...

Thanks for the invite...I'll be right over Val! lol!
Love it!

.Blue in Green said...

I am still here. This is a very different kind of illustration though and I love it as much as the flying one. Thank you very much for sharing it. Happy new year

.Blue in Green said...

It seems I missed the party...ha ha

With love
x

miz katie said...

woo! party!

Bearuh said...

Hey Val Gal! Just stopping by to check out what I have been missing. Awesome card :D

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I missed this one earlier; so very nice! what a great idea!