Friday, December 25, 2009

Illustration Friday:pioneer

We are all pioneers in our own way, am I right? We try our best as our parents did and our children will be the ones that carve out a new future. Many of the people I look up to create
buildings and homes and I enjoy that kind of pioneer. I feel lucky to have been exposed to so many trendsetters in my lifetime in the fields of art, printmaking, music, literature, films, architecture and especially the internet. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the artists and blog friends and blog groups, my family and anyone that stops by and looks at my pictures or reads my posts for the last 4+ years. It has been a wonderful and loving trip which surprised me at first because I thought maybe people would be critical but that has not been the case at all, everyone has been positive and supportive. I have appreciated all the kindness, cheers, friendships and meetings too.I actually met a few artists and writers that have come to LA and a few that live here and I have a phone friend in Alabama too!
I also want to mention that I have had my blog sponsored by Uprinting for the last few months because I wanted to give something back to anyone that comes here who might like to try a printer that is artist friendly and puts out great products. They are allowing me to give this experience for free for you and me : ) I am doing it to say thanks for all the comments, great feedback, laughs, tears, fun and great art that you share with me. It means the world to me. My submission for Illustration Friday's "pioneer" theme is Thank you Stationary, with Thank YOU from and to all over the world .

Marisol Stationary to promote and teach children the art of letter writing and Thank you notes. Valerie Walsh copyright 1994

23 comments:

yoon see said...

Wow! Your little world pionners.
Really magical and wonderful!
I wish to visit all these places too!

Faruffa said...

Around the world in 25 "thank you"!!!
Delightful, it has a nice vintage look :o)

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Very cute stationery! I am a big believer in thank you notes myself!

Speaking of which, thank you for your sweet comment on my own IF post! ;->

Ginger*:) said...

This is such an inspiring piece that I want to hop on a ship and visit every destination. It is a fantastic piece not only in the artwork but the imagination and attention to detail, various languages, scripts...just everything!!!

Thank you too, for the support and kind words you are always ready to give to others. Knowing how busy you can be it is such a pleasure to visit here each week and enjoy your world.

PS...we share some of the same favorite movies...to that list I will add "UP"

Doodlestreet said...

oh dood...you have such a huge and giving heart. what a lovely you are to be so thoughtful with you blog pals...very sweet.

i really enjoy hearing about your life and all the different roads you have taken. i liked reading your post about working with william wegman. it's always fun for me to hear bits and pieces of the things people do throughout their life...so many interesting stories...and you've had some many fun experiences...you really LIVE girl! I love that about you.

dood

Ellen Byrne said...

I agree with Ginger - this is inspiring!

Your good vibes and wonderful spirit have rippled out to these pots of call and beyond over the last several years. Gals like you and Laurel Gaylord have enriched the lives of many many people.

So I selfishly say "I wish you a wonderful new year of sharing your talents with the world!"

Cathy said...

Delightful, Val - really unusual, interesting composition, too!

Hope you had a great Xmas and will have a super New Year!
xxx

Alina Chau said...

How cute!! Love the idea!!

HAve a wonderful New Year!

Pepi said...

Hello beautiful, thank you very much for the offer, the truth is that cualqier help is good. As I am not using the English translator I hope you understand.
If you want to collaborate just have to send me a picture of donuts and the work and inform you of the rest, there's no need to be large with a small enough.
As an urgent photography of your work would have to send me e-mail before December 31. When you tell me your email to send information.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely illustration and text :).

isay (Marissa) said...

what a lovely stationary!

hey! i am wondering if you have have helped santa before christmas :)

i wanted to thank you, too because you've shared inspiring stories of your life, great music and really beautiful artworks. You have been so nice a pal, too. Somehow I felt you can read (me) between the lines :)even if i am only writing very few words.....

Thank you for sponsoring Uprinting....I did not join because of some personal reasons but I guess you understood later on.....

I cannot wait for that day to finally meet you. It would be awesome.

Lastly, I wish and would keep on praying for you and for more blessings and love to come your way...

asperezas said...

As a visitor I have to say thank you Val for all beauty you show here.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val! Thank you for all the "thank yous" . You are so thoughtful. I love stopping by your blog ... and who knows... maybe I'll be one of those who find my way to LA. Your work is amazing and this piece is no exception. I love it!

Shirley said...

Wonderful illustration! Happy New Year..looking forward to many more visits here in the new year. : )

life without novacaine said...

This is a very nice post. Shows what a nice individual you are and how talented too.

LDahl said...

The World thanks you back. :)

Krista said...

Thank you, Val, for a wonderful look into your world! And I especially love your quirky little Empire State Building! Happy New Year!

Issi said...

I love your art :)
Happy New Year :)
Issi

Edrian Thomidis said...

Such a nice stationary and a wonderful post to go with it too. Happy New Year!

Traci Bixby said...

Love it!

Michelle Lana said...

oooh, this is nice Val. Great job as always.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Happy New Year to you VAL! I hope it brings continued success, joy and inspiration. =)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You never stop amazing me with your wonderful work!!! You always have something fabulous up your sleeve!!! I just love it!! This has been an awesome year for you and I know that 2010 is going to be something really special where you are concerned. Keep doing your wonderful thing! It's beautiful to behold. I wish you such success and happiness and joy for 2010!!! Keep Rocking it out girly!!! Your the best.
Hugs
V