Friday, February 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: instinct


Was it instinct that made her load up the car and head toward the woods? My submission for Illustration Friday's "instinct" theme is from my moleskine for the ArtHouse Sketch Book Project.

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my inbox yesterday , can you spot my image among all the beautiful things? And I turn 50 this weekend too :)

copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to take your own tree into the woods! That way you can stop and pee anywhere along the road. I have my own pee tree at home. Love this piece. Bad Dog

Marc said...

Hi Val,
Quick, quick it's time to go on vacation ...
Nice idea!
Excellent week-end!

Amy C said...

this is so beautiful, I love your scale in this piece, wouldn't it be nice to be able to do that on a whim! I would head for the ocean!

isay said...

just in time for spring over here! this is so beautiful!

Have a wonderful birthday celebration. I will say a special prayer with a wish that all your wishes will come true but most of all, have fun!

Ginger*:)* said...

What a whimsy! I love the illustration for instinct....and spotted your glassed in garden immediately without even enlarging the picture.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Keep going up hill...it is better than downhill *:)

Dot said...

really lovely! i love moleskine pages.

murphy girl said...

it looks empty but feels full. happy birthday!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val...this is so beautiful...I love your work...it always brings me a smile...

have a wonderful day...

hugs
Diana

Juan said...

Great work!

Suana said...

This is such a delightful, humorous illustration. Very beautiful!

Bobo's Slave said...

Lovely idea!
Happy Birthday, have a great day!

kj said...

happy birthday to valgal,
happy birthday to valgal,
happy birthday dear valgal,
i think you are a swellpal
(oh jeez)

you make the world look safe and magical...

Ces said...

I will be able to recognize your work anywhere! Happy Birthday Val. A good instinct it is.

Fadas & C.ยช said...

What really cute draw! Love the bright colours!

Bella Sinclair said...

This is delightful! Beautiful colors, and I like the gradiant in the sky. I hope she has good brakes on that car.

Congrats on the etsy page! Yes, I see it! And a very incredibly happy birthday to you!

vfm4 said...

i think my instinct would tell me to stay at home! :-)
very, very happy birthday, Valery!

(you're so young! i turned 63 last monday..)

Peter Breese said...

I definitely have that instinct... thank goodness for the internet - lets me work away from the busy city :).

John said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Young Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and your art is beautiful as always and yeas I could pick out your work on the picture....congradulations and I hope you enjoy your day!

Janet said...

WhEEeeEEee! Hold on to yer hat...that's going to be a wild ride down the other side!
Happy Happy Birthday my pal Val!

Indigene said...

Happy B-day to you! Happy B-day to you and now you're in the fabulous fifties! I there on Jan 1! Congrats on your work being included in this wonderful group! This is your year, girl! :)

yoon see said...

Happy blessed birthday, birthday girl Valerie. Beautiful artworks deserve recognition. Congrats to be featured on Etsy!
And you have worked yourself up with your lovely sweet home theme that everyone love to come for more appreciation & observation:)

asperezas said...

Up and down hills, happy 50's Val! Your tree has 50 too?

:D

Laura said...

You're turning 50?? No way! You sure don't look it my dear - Happy, happy B-day Val!!! And of course love your illo, sometimes I just wanna pack up and head for the hills too, lol

Congrats on being included in that treasury! I was in my first one last week :>

Alina Chau said...

Sooo cute!! Lovely greeny piece!!

carla said...

So whimsical! And Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Happy Birthday!!!1 I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating. =)

soulbrush said...

what a delightful illo (again) and happy happy boifday, 50 is the new 30!!!

Caroline said...

Lovely colourful illustration!

Sorrentino said...

fun!! great shapes too!!!

Annette Q said...

What a fun illustration! Love those hills and the colours...Happy 50th too:-)

tusen said...

Happy birthday! And the illustration is sweet - it would be wonderful to be able to do just that (mind you, travelling with a flat might be just a little bit more complicated ;))

merlinprincesse said...

Now, here is the sound for the little car...
Up.... Puffpuff..puffpfuufufu
And down. Yaaaaaaaaaaahoooouuuuuuu!!!

Faruffa said...

ADORABLE!!!
I am in love with this illo Val :o)

Catnapping said...

hilarious. i loved this! i can almost feel the butterflies in my stomach as that car starts rolling downhill.

Roberta said...

and they didn't even put out the fire!! Cute one Val...hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

Hi darling,just a quick visit to see whats being created before I go back to hospital to have a kidney removed,hope all is well with y'all.xxoo

sarah said...

i wish my sketchbook pieces looked that finished. wonderful illo

studio lolo said...

I love the happy feeling in this moleskine spread!! Funny that Bella mentioned good brakes, I was thinking about her transmission going up that hill!!!
Just because you turned fifty doesn't mean you're OVER that hill Val! It means you've entered a very nice phase of life. I loved turning fifty. Please don't ask me how I feel approaching 56 this year :/

I love your greenhouse on Etsy! I hope making the treasury brought some sales. I've been listed a few times but only picked up "faves." That's okay!

I hope you had a magnificent birthday celebration!
XX

thefridayfrog said...

ohhh yes!!! the GREENHOUSE! that's alllll you and this one is wonderful, too! i love love love the forest trees!

annnnndddd....

(ahem.)

HAAAPPPPPYYYY BIRRRRRTTTHHHDAAAAAAYYYY
TOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOUUUU

HAAAPPPPPYYYY BIRRRRRTTTHHHDAAAAAAYYYY
TOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOUUUU

HAPPP--EEEEE BIRRRRRTTHHHDDAAAY
DEAR VALLIE OF THE VALLEY WHO KNOWS RUDI VALLEEEEEEE, (DO YOU?)

HAPPPPPP--EEEEEE BIRRTTHHDAAAY,
TOOOOOO YOOOOOOUUUUUU--OOOOOO!

(pant, pant!)
xoxox froggie

bog_art said...

Happy happy happy birthday my friend!.. It is a bit late but I have been busy getting ready for my trip.. and YES!.. I am going to LA!.. will you be around?.. I don't know how long I will stay there but I will arrive next month the 7th, and I will see if I can get a couch for few nights.. if not, I am going to Claremont to stay in a friend's house.. so exciting!.. =D

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

This is Dusty,one of Mama's daughters.She has had a really bad night with the pain,If any of her friends here would like to see a donation in a small creation of art , cards or money it would be greatly appreciated. Her hospital bills and meds are running high.Thank you for any thoughts.
It can be sent to
Jessie LaVon
p.o.box 854
Demopolia ,Alabama 36732

Occupied Funk... said...

Beautiful...Happy birthday Val
With Love

Doodlestreet said...

stay on the hill! stay on the hill!! hahahaha.... !!!
your art makes me happy ~