Friday, April 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fleeting


Childhood is fleeting. My submission for Illustration Friday's "Fleeting" theme is a dimensional painting for Rady Children's Hospital auction on April 21st. The title of this painting is "Happy Home". I loved making it and hope it goes to a happy home and benefits a child who needs care.

Happy Easter or Passover or both :)



copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh







38 comments:

isay said...

really a happy home! the cool thing is that it is dimensional and the colors really great.

what a beautiful gift you are giving this Easter-for sure it would benefit a child who needs care-

Happy Easter Valerie!

Amy C said...

this is so cute, its like seeing one of your lovely paintings coming to life! All the details are wonderful, the roof tiles, the sweet teddy and the warm homey glow coming from the window and door.

John said...

now this is very interesting! wow how cool!
Val you never cease to amaze me!!!!! Great work!

Ginger*:) said...

It is truly a gorgeous piece. Very touching and sort of wistful as well.

And your illustration for Talisman is wonderful. I have a key like that somewhere, without the darling houses. Yours just shows how multitalented you are and what a great imagination you turn loose in any project you approach.

Alina Chau said...

What a lovely piece!

Ces said...

This is a beautiful piece Val and I agree with your idea. A happy childhood is fleeting although a terrible one seems like eternity. I pray that every child will have a happy one. I love your music. I ow you an email. Gotta catch up with you :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

I'm sure it will do great at the auction! It is really beautiful!

Jack Foster said...

Wow! This is so cool! Fantastic work. Happy Easter! Val

Ria said...

Seem like it's a magical home! Nice job done, Valerie....And Happy Easter too!:)

Nancy Bea Miller said...

This is great!

asperezas said...

:-) beautiful!

Happy Easter, Val.

Ronni said...

Happy EAster Beagle Day, Val. You know I love your little houses.

Roberta said...

I love your "breaking the boundries" art!
...and what a good cause

Happy Easter Val!

Peter Breese said...

What a wonderful project! Colors are fantastic as always :).

cat said...

It's great that this will help children. It's sad how many don't get any real childhood at all. Bless you for thinking of them.


My favorite part is the little cat up in the window. He's soooo cute.

Lauren Kate said...

What a beautiful design, gorgeous colours too! Wonderful work as always :)

Tracy said...

This is great, Valerie! What a great thing for you to create and donate, too! :)

soulbrush said...

it certainly is, but your art lives on.hugs.

Asja said...

a wonderful piece!i love the colors, too!

merlinprincesse said...

Your art makes me want to dance!!! PURE JOY! :)

kj said...

oh val, you are a walking angel, you know. i love the cat in the window, and i think any kid will like that best too.

i just love your three dimensional pieces. and now that i've seen so many of your originals, and shared smiles and hearts in the same room with you, it's special-special.
love you!

Caroline said...

What a wonderful piece and for such a good cause - good luck!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful piece- I know this will brighten someone's walls and a child's life. Just wonderful.

Cathy said...

Lovely technique - Val goes 3D!!!

Janet said...

This is wonderful, Val...and I'm sure it'll go to a happy home!

littlemissmachete said...

Oh, this is extremely nice!
Very well done!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Gorgeous piece! This will definitely brighten a life somewhere.

fashion fucsia said...

Your work is so lovely, great piece!! And you make a good action!

HARDWAX said...

Makes the child in me want to walk through that door.
It's the warmth from the golden glow, and could anything be wrong with the world in this sweet little house.

You're right, I look like I'm in a boxing ring, and I didn't see that until I read your comment.

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow! That is really fantastic, and I love the little child peeking out from the warmth indoors. Amazing! And I sooooooo love your skeleton key below, too. Wonderful concept and so well done. Your houses are to die for!

Tessa said...

Oh Val, that is exquisite - and so tactile. I just want to pick that sweet little house up and explore it with eyes and fingers. What a wonderful gift for the children.

Indigene said...

This is fabulous! You are right, childhood is fleeting, it just doesn't see that way, while you're a child...:)

Beautiful work and cause!

studio lolo said...

We kind of picked the same theme ;)

I love this loving house.
A house with no owees, no troubles, no fear.
Just beautiful Val, and so sweet of you to do something.

Sherry Rogers said...

Wow his is wonderful! Love that it's dementional! Very very fun!

yoon see said...

Truly beautibul and meaningful.
Wishing you a big success in the auction in advance!

Shani said...

Excellent! And the little photos at the bottm really show just how great it is! Wonderful job and I hope the auction went well.

Tomás Serrano said...

It´s a very nice piece.

Rachelle said...

This piece is really wonderful and for such a great cause!