Friday, May 22, 2009

Illustration Friday: cracked


Sidewalks are cracked. My submission for Illustration Friday's "cracked" theme is one of my valgal business cards. Cracked sidewalks remind me of skating, biking and childhood fun. Hopscotch anyone?

I hope everyone has a nice Memorial weekend. Topanga is a fun place to share in the festivities because we have Topanga Days Fair a 3-day celebration with bands, games, food, sellers and dancing. It is a long standing tradition to attend the parade on Monday and all the kids, dogs, and adults enjoy themselves and the main boulevard is closed to traffic so all the floats and even our Firetruck 69 can attend. If you click on this link and go to the tab marked Topanga Days you can see the fair in 1979 and in 1999. A 20 year span and it seems the same :)

23 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

What a wonderful little neighborhood. I love cracks in in your sidewalk...they have so much character.

studio lolo said...

I loved hopscotch!!
Now I like Dewars! :P

Just kidding, wine only.

Another example of your iillustrations being unique enough to fit every promt. You're magical Val! Wish I had met you before moving away :(

erin said...

remember not to step on them or you'll break your mother's back!

Have a great weekend in Topanga (fun name to say, Topanga).

Tracy said...

Cute lil neighborhood! :) Thanks for visiting me, Val...I look forward to reading your HAPPY :) and positive comments. Thanks!!!! Happy 3 day weekend!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, charming illustration - as usual! I used to love hopscotch!

kj said...

i love this--another day in a magical neighborhood. i'm glad i met you period! you are totally special and i love you...!

asperezas said...

alive, beautiful
and a pretty jolie chanson

Have a nice weekend

:-)

Emila Yusof said...

this is beautiful, valerie! thanks for dropping by!

Art Fan Ako said...

Very lively, colorful neighborhood! I'm glad I visited!

Ria said...

Lovely crack should I say? Good day to you!

Caroline said...

Super illustration! Hopskotch was such fun, wasn't it? Enjoy your Topanga Days !!

isay said...

great place to live!

do you know that it was my hobby to look for cracked sidewalks? LOL!

i had many hopsckotch dags to remember. i like it.

hey, many thanks......:)

fashion fucsia said...

Funny and colourful street!! Valgalart this is really lovely!
^_^

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

Good morning darling,out on a early visiting spree,How are y'all doing today.me I am having a wonderful weekend.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very nice work, Val. Love the tunes here too.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val!!!

you always have a way to brighten up my day with you work....even with cracked sidewalks...this looks wonderful!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

yoon see said...

All four houses with individual characterictic!
I love the green one!
I guess you know why...Bye!
Happy Sunday Valerie:)

John said...

with this many comments will you ever read mine? hahahaha great work as always!

Bearuh said...

What a cool business card!! Cracked sidewalks reminds me of trying not to fall when roller blading lol!

Faruffa said...

these houses are adorables and so ... expressives!!!

Shiva said...

Wonderful!:)

Peter Breese said...

Sounds like loads of fun! My daughter would love that.

Roberta said...

I have a hopscotch "Hoppy Taw" I bought years ago. My kids only used bean bags. Now Liv is getting into Hopscotch too!

Great business card Val!