Monday, September 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Welcome



A welcome port in the storm. My submission for Illustration Friday's "Welcome" theme is Bumbershoot House stationary cards for a Monday Artday ATC group. I have been away for a week. I flew to Washington and me, my Mom and sister drove to Sandpoint Idaho to visit my brother. It was the perfect weather for a roadtrip and as you can see very lovely! Here's a picture of my Mom, brother and sister.
copyright 2009 valerie walsh






30 comments:

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Such a sweet piece! Hey, it's been a while since I was here and I can see you've undergone serious blog renovation work and have also been having some serious adventures! Congratulations: all very exciting!

Gai said...

what beautiful welcome cards. It looks like your trip away was welcome too. Lovely pictures of your family you have shared.

Pepi said...

preciosa la ilustraciĆ³n y ptrecioso el paisaje. Saludos.

Caroline said...

Lovely colours! Lovely photos too - beautiful spot!

Janet said...

Aww, sweet illo! (I knew Welcome was a perfect Valgal prompt.)
Great photos, too!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Hey Val! What great art and pictures. I also loved seeing your YouTube clip from HGTV. What a great segment, so cool to see your process - you explained it so well and looked great doing it! =)
Thanks for sharing.

erin said...

love the cards! your trip looks like it was fun, great pics.

Caroline said...

P.S. Great to see you in action in the video!

isay said...

what a happy and colorful p house.

great pictures , nice place and wonderful family bonding.

thedoodlegirl said...

Fantastic pictures and a beautiful print. Such a fun post!

Jarmaine | Brochure Printing said...

Wow, Sandpoint Idaho looks very scenic, what a perfect way to spend time with family and loved ones!
Your illustration for the "Welcome" theme is really nice too! I instantly got the connection to the theme :)

life without novacaine said...

Really nice rainy illo!

kj said...

three comments:

1. i love how you did the rain

2. that house is adorable

3. i've watched the video three times now: it makes me feel closer to you and it makes me miss you more..

xoxo!

Ellen Byrne said...

Darling illustration, as always. And I love your photos - especially the one of your mom and siblings - fun group!

Ces said...

Thank you for sharing. The rain! The rain! I need to paint rain, I don't know how to do it well like you do. Your Mom is fabulous. Idaho is beautiful. You are beautiful! Always...

Ann Marie said...

Lovely cards! Glad you had a nice trip with your family. Congratulations on your appearance on That's Clever!! I watched the video. Great job!

Bella Sinclair said...

Leave it to you to make a rainy day feel as happy as sunshine. This is absolutely delightful! I love the big flowers, of course. And such beautiful scenery! Just goes to show you that you don't need to go somewhere exotic to see beautiful lands. Photo of the family is great!

serline said...

Such a beautiful place. So quiet and peaceful life that I'm going to miss after moving to Bangkok. I like to sing to my little one "Rain, rain go away, come again another day." But I enjoy looking at the rain drops falling from the sky, just like the one on your card.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh My goodness gracious! How absolutely divine the lake and the house! How wonderful. The pictures are just fantastic. You make me want to go and visit!!!! I love this card. It's just the cutest thing! Now, Valerie, this is my little house at the edge of the forest LOL! Brilliant. Wishing you all the very, very, best from Jersey!

Ginger*:) said...

I love the way you think of others in each painting or creation. The bumbershoot house is a perfect example of your willingness to offer a helping hand to those around you. The painting is lovely!

Your photos from Idaho are such a delight. What beautiful country!

Bobo said...

Beautiful card, I like the warm and welcoming lights! I like your photos too, the scene is so beautiful! Of course, I also enjoyed watching your video, that's very inspiring, you're so talented!

Elise said...

Such a lovely post - thank you ! I love your work.

asperezas said...
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asperezas said...

Nothing but fields.
Do I see someomeone from dark castels, that ones that only can be seen by night?

:D

Jack Foster said...

Love the bumbershoot house! It's very welcoming to have a place of refuge in a storm. Great work ....again!...Val! Hey thanks for your humorous comments at my place.

asperezas said...

forgot to say I have lots of trousers like yours I use for walking the dog in the countryside. But anyone runs way from me... Do you know why?
:-|

asperezas said...

'course I wasn't talking about this post but your clip on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCkAwCcFqpA

Ascender Rises Above said...

awww I very much like this one; now your posts infused with photos; which is a lot of fun too to linger here a bit longer.

Doodlestreet said...

OH! MY! GOD! How in the hec did I miss this???? When I was a kid (12-19) I lived in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. One summer, my best friend and I decided to ride our bikes from CdA to Sandpoint to her uncles place (NORTH of sandpoint). It was 110 miles and we did it in one day. What was crazy was I had a crappy 10 speed (a friggin' HUFFY) and only ONE gear worked! 3rd! Needless to say, I huffed it the entire way...huff...huff..hufffy! Sandpoint is beautiful...did you stop by lake Pend Oreille? There are cool mountain goats on the other side of lake...nice place...miss it...ahhhh....

Doodlestreet said...

Oh duh...just saw the lake photo. hahah...

BLIND.

AS.

A.

BAT! hahahha...hey, that guy in the middle of the last photo looks like my uncle.