Friday, October 09, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flying


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Flying" theme is the cover of my 2004 HomeMade Calendar. The image is titled "Flying Home". I have not shown this version but I had to use this for the prompt because it is a signature image for me and I have done this very painting in 4 colour combos, I have made several dimensional versions and a variation of this idea has graced my stationary & business cards. The card below is a reversed version of the stationary card I submitted a few weeks ago. When I have time I try to paint the image I am working on in reverse so I have two versions and I fleshed out the windows a bit more so you can tell these butterflies are houses. This fits the flying theme well too.



Today I had John choose a winner from the pool of submissions for the Uprinting Greeting Card Giveaway and Diana Evans is the winner and she will receive 250 greeting cards!!! I will receive a set for sponsoring this contest on my blog. Tonight I will launch a new Uprinting Giveaway where 2 of my friends will receive 250 business cards so please keep trying because you are bound to win one of these gifts and all you have to do is tell me what you will do with your printed item and who you plan on giving them to :) Thank you to all you girls that participated and Congratulations Diana!!!
copyright 2004 valerie walsh

27 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Val these are fabulous and I love all that delicious color!!! and congrats to Ms. Diana!!!!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Valerie,

I was wondering how you would get a house to fly. Yup, you did it. Anything is possible in the imagination and in the hands of a talented artist.

Robert

Vicki Smith said...

Hey, we're right next to each other! How clever are you!!! I just watched your HGTV video. I love the villa clock and today's entry.

Amy C said...

Valerie, this is fantastic, a flying house, the colors in this are so yummy too. I want to live in the house with the heart on the door (but only if it can fly too).
Congrats to Diana.
As for the business cards, well I would give them out to clients.
Have a beautiful weekend

Diana Evans said...

Hi Valerie!!!!

I love these houses and the flying house is just perfection like everything you create!!!

OMG!!!!! wow Valerie...I am so thrilled that I am the winner!!!

I can't believe that I won!!! I am so excitedddddddddd!!!!

Please thank john for picking my name out of the pool!!!

Hugs
Diana

Anonymous said...

charlie echo lima you are cleared to land and looks like your cat can t wait. sittin right at the edge of the walk way. oh also loved you tidy bowl house from Korea last week. just when you think you saw all kinds of houses lol michael dailey

jcdillustration said...

The waiting cat is a nice touch!

pupu said...

I love the idea. Flying houses. Isn't it cool, if i can just move out and carry my stuff just by doing that. Nice illos!! ^^*

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Fun idea, shapes and colors. Nice work.

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

What a cute idea: flying house. Your houses are lovely!

roberta baird said...

There's no place like home with the ones you love waiting there!
Love it Val!

isay said...

This is lovely version. the colors gave a loving impression. and really cool those butterfly houses!

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Amy C said...

Hey Val ttv stand for Through The Viewfinder, you get a lovely old camera with one of those big rustic lenses and take a picture with your digital camera through it.
Andrea from Hula Seventy did a great post about it here: http://hulaseventy.blogspot.com/search?q=ttv
scroll down to the second post.
I think you would LOVE it.
Let me know how you get on.
Ax

Ginger*:) said...

This is wonderful and so much fun to look at. I do see some elements I recognize and love that you would paint this over in other colors. I can almost hear the flap flap as the house heads for home.

Pepi said...

Ufffffff......que ilustraciĆ³n mas bonita, una casa multiusos sive para vivir y ademas vuela, todo un lujo. Saludos.

asperezas said...

If i were a house, I'm sure I'd like to be a flying house like that.

:D

Delicious the butterflies

:-)

soulbrush said...

what a cheery illo

Caroline said...

I love to see what you do for IF Val! The colours in this are super and I just love the little kitty waiting there - could be my mine! By the way, thanks for your comment regarding Timbuktu - I couldn't believe it was in the very young children's section and went back to the shop to point out that it shouldn't be!!

Gai said...

your imagination never ceases to amaze me. great houses of course.

Art Fan Ako said...

That's my idea of moving! By the way, you look great on your dvd. YOu look so fit!

Brine Blank said...

That cat probably needs to scoot back a touch...there might be some landing zone issues...

sketched out said...

Sheepers, I really miss out on some fantastic stuff when I take these long breaks from blogging. Look at all your wonderful work with all the housie goodness! I wish my house had wings, I'd fly it back to Hawaii for at least another week!

Anonymous said...

HI Val! Awesome as usual! I also got one of your stationery!!! That is soooo awesome! I loved it. I"m not giving mine away either! Hope you're well.
-Michelle Lana

cold*toes said...

How sweet! I love how you manage to infuse so much personality into your little houses.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.x

Peter Breese said...

Very nice, he he... love the toilet below, but glad that's not my doorstep ;). Hope you're well!

Kay Aker said...

Ahh, you never cease to amaze! A signature image indeed!