Friday, November 06, 2009

Illustration Friday: blur

When I am not wearing my glasses life takes on a nice blur.
Believe it or not, when I was young I was in a little band called "Blind Burning". We wrote songs and recorded them in a recording studio that is for students at UCLA. We also had a little home recording studio and it was a lot of fun. We entered one of our songs for a contest in Musician Magazine, a popular mag that some of you might remember and we made it pretty far in the competition. But the band broke up and that was the end of my band career :( This is the cover art I made for the contest to go along with our song. My submission for Illustration Friday's "blur" theme. 1982 Valerie Walsh

29 comments:

shawn said...

Why oh why am I not surprised that you were also in a little band!?! ha! And I loved your HGTV segment I just caught on youtube. You made that clock so faaaast!!! :O) Maybe one day you will post your song online. That would be fun! You're so great!

Ginger*:) said...

More and more talents are belonging to you! I love the image and the title of the band. When I first saw the glasses I thought of the ones I wear to work...and how they can blur and fog up when I go from the warm studio into the cold air... or how my old eye burn after a day painting or drawing.

Very cute logo... I would love to hear one of the songs or perhaps the members would let you post the lyrics at some point.

Teri C said...

Well how fun is that!

Diana Evans said...

oh my !!! how cool is that....I bet you had so much fun with your band...and what a name and logo!!! wonderful work Val!!!

Hugs
Diana

ArtSnark said...

fun piece & cool anecdote

asperezas said...

And it was a great cover to a record!
Very ... Indy(?)

:-)

Faruffa said...

I love very much the story of your illustrations, and I really like this cover so evocative!

Indigene said...

Cool imagery and great story!

Vicki Smith said...

This is perfect for the prompt. I love the story behind it!!

Connie said...

I love this little image! Sometimes a blurry view of the world is a good thing!

froggie said...

yep. i knoooooowww this feeling!

and (gasp!) i'm starting to have trouble seeing up-close, which, was never a problem. so i think i have to explore that "hybrid" word soon...

"bi-something."

johanna said...

intriguing band name and i love the cover art! curious about your songs, would love to hear them! :-)

studio lolo said...

I love how you have something that fits every theme!
You're a woman of many talents Val ;)

Speaking of songs, when did you remove your music?
I'd love to hear yours!

Amy C said...

this is such a great image, it's so totally cool and hip.
And I am enjoying hearing little bits about your past, fun stuff.

Caroline said...

Well, who would have though it?!!! What fun! Love the name and very nice illustration too!

erin said...

talk about rose colored glasses! those are on fire! very fun cover art

Michelle Lana said...

oooh, great one val!

Pepi said...

Pues el dibujo es muy bonito, lastima que la banda no siguiera. Que tengas una bonita semana.

Doodlestreet said...

Oh girl, what HAVEN'T you done!!?? You're amazing..seriously...you need a book called "Valgals Memoir". :O)

You are so smart to have kept art from your past...I pitched so much of mine and now regret it. Isn't it great to see the old stuff with a fresh set of eyes...(okay, no pun on the theme this week) DOH!

xo

Peter Breese said...

Awesome, what sort of music was it Val? You should post a track or two. Great stuff.

fashion fucsia said...

You are a talented woman!! Great experience and cool illo!
^_^

Brine Blank said...

You were a hippie?!?!?!

Ellen Byrne said...

you are soooo coool!

Doodlestreet said...

You're a Pisces! Me too...know wonder we get on so well! ;o)

Janet said...

I agree...what haven't you done? Yer one of the most talented people I've ever known!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val, You are just full of surprising talents. That is such a cool story, and thanks for sharing your album cover art with us. (I remember albums) :O) I loved your HGTV segment. It's so neat watching someone I know being so cool on TV! Great stuff!

serline said...

Cool glasses...You are so super talented!

roberta baird said...

Oh I'd believe it Val! .... I keep telling ya there's a book inside you!!

Kay Aker said...

What multifaceted talents you keep revealing! It's so fun. I can really see your nascent style in this!