Sunday, April 05, 2009

Illustration Friday: talisman


My talisman is a house key. A skeleton key that might have a past, some history. From a home that was lived in and loved in. Maybe it doesn't exist any more except in the memories of a former occupant, but the humble key remains.

My submission for Illustration Friday's "talisman" is "Housekey" made from clay,paint and handmade paper.


Copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

31 comments:

Kazuko Morishita said...

I love your handmade key. really beautiful :-)

Amy C said...

this is so clever and so well made, its lovely and totally perfect for talisman

Indigene said...

Val, this puts me in the mind of Jasper John's 3-D work! I love this! The simplicity of line and the tactile look of the little homes! So original and unique...a winner!

Janet said...

Great work! I love this! (I live in an old house and all of our bedroom doors use skeleton keys.)

Jack Foster said...

This is so cool! Love it!

Jutta said...

So sweet and warm, I really like this :)

Caroline said...

So unusual! Super talisman!

leolietje said...

Nice work!

isay said...

cool talisman! what it stands for makes it great!

kathy hare said...

this is so beautiful..

asperezas said...

inimitable

:-)

kj said...

oh val, this is lump-in-my-throat beautiful. the whole concept is beautiful. memories that live forever...

Roberta said...

The perfect talisman!

Such lovely memories you've inspired Val!

catnapping said...

A great take on talisman.

I love how tiny the houses are. It's just the perfect entry. Beautiful and witty.

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

I love those miniature houses!

sarah said...

Great concept, an image that says it all

Anonymous said...

lov the clothes line strung with laundry.great idea. use to have a key ring with a whole bunch of skeleton keys on it, not idea how i got it or where it went to but i alawys thought of all the doors they must have opened up at one time. michael dailey

Gai said...

This is brilliant. The imagination and the flare to put all of this together. Then the music. ace combination. wow.

fashion fucsia said...

Wow! Great idea and concept!

Tessa said...

Val that is singular - I love it!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Gorgeous piece! Love the story.

Dot said...

that is really lovely! i love how you can express your style in different media..

Nanda Palinckx said...

Again a great tribute to IF. I like the idea of putting the houses on the key. Great!!!!

princesstomato said...

the coolest house-key i ever did see!

erin said...

this is so awesome! (digging the music too).

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great idea and lovely illo. Thanks for sharing!

yoon see said...

Cool! You are multi-talented artist Valerie:)

yoon see said...

Award for you dear friend!

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Edrian Thomidis said...

What a clever take on this week's theme! I really like it! So very original!
Sorry to read about your computer. Hope it is fixed soon!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You are so clever, talented and brilliant!!! This is just wonderful. I love this house key Talisman!! How fantastic and refreshing! Great work!!!

studio lolo said...

This should have won pick of the week. Brilliant!! Everyone needs a key like this.
Very special Miss Val ;)

And Mr. Hartman is welcome anytime!