Friday, February 19, 2010

Illustration Friday: propagate


Cultivate your heart and love will propagate.
My submission for Illustration Friday's "propagate" theme is a valgal valentine called
House of Adore and the door opens and there is a little sweet message. Adore and a door ;)

You should give val-entines all the time not just on February 14th.
I have an image that is really perfect for this word here but I have shown it in the past and I don't like to repeat images:)
Here I am with my sweet brother Colin. We are close little buddies. He sent me a beautiful box of chocolates from France for my special day :) He knows I love candy!
Thank you Colie!
2001 valerie walsh

31 comments:

Susan said...

Awww, wonderful photo of you and your bro, what a guy! Love your valentine Val, so beautifully drawn - nice play on words too! Looked at your 'sprout' piece, love that too, it was so long ago no one probably would've guessed but hats off to you for no repeats!

Connie said...

Love the little house, love the pun! And your brother's hairdo (in his youth) made me feel nostalgic!

Vicki Smith said...

Such a sweet valentine and play on words! It's a great interpretation of the prompt, as is the previous post that you linked to. Love the black and white photo of you and your brother. Enjoy your chocolates!

kj said...

xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo!

and

♥!

asperezas said...

What a sweet post!
Sweet in everything.
The house seems to be made with candy mushrooms.
The 2 babies look very happy!
:-)

LDahl said...

I think you are the VAL in Valentines!
:)

Diana Evans said...

how sweet Val!!! so cute and just perfect!!!

Krista said...

Wonderful!! I love them both!

Janet said...

Sweet card, Val! The photo made me smile!

Jack Foster said...

I just knew that "val"entine's day was named for you! You are sweeter than a box ' chocolates. Love your "adoring" card. So beautiful. Love the ping thatched roof! ... and that pic of you and your brother is priceless. Hey by the way Val, there's an award for you at my place.

String said...

Love it Val! I used to love making valentines, haven't done one in awhile!

raim said...

soo beautiful and lovely post... and great illustration... nice work

Abz said...

Very fun blog filled with colour and expression.

:)

Please stop by...come for a visit! :)

Pepi said...

Uuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhh........que bonito, eres genial. Muchos besos y para tu mamá.

dznQ said...

What a lovely house. And such a cute photo of you and your brother!

nina seven said...

sweet valentine! you have such a distinct playful style. thanks so much for your comment!

Mary Jane said...

You are a person who really knows what valentines are all about. The photo of you and your wonderful brother is so loving and it seems that after so many years, that caring for each other is still strong. This is a 'make your readers feel good' post!

studio lolo said...

I like what Dahl said...You are the Val in Valentine ;)
Adorable card!

And um, you don't believe that ravens like things made of fine silk?
;)

Erin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Val! And now I've been introduced to yours. I also have a wonderful brother named Colin too. Love the fairytale aspect of your work and I look forward to following you!

soulbrush said...

i love the little sweet house and i also love black and white photos. what a cutie pie you were. 'you musta been a beautiful baby, cos baby look at you now!'

studio lolo said...

ha ha!!! I heard what happens in Topanga, stays in Topanga ;)

Hans_77 said...

thats a super sweet card. very cute.

Amy C said...

totally adorable and sweet, the door is so great and I love those pink roof tiles. What a wonderful picture of you and your brother.
Here's to year round val-entines!

erin said...

oh so sweet! you and your brother are such cuties!

Ces said...

AAAAAAWWWW!!! This is the cutest ever! You are so adorable and such a beautiful baby. Your brother is handsome.

...and of course my maiden name when pronounced sounds exactly like "Adore you!"

This makes me so happy Val. Tsup!

Faruffa said...

So beautiful illustrations, the colouring and the general atmosphera is so sweet and happy :o)))
Thanks Val for your words on my blog, it's so important for me!

Edrian Thomidis said...

What an adorable picture of you and your brother. The house is perfect. I wanted to do something with thetheme of 'love', but couldn't find the right words. Yours works well.

Tracy said...

Beautiful, Val...and the photo of the two of you is absolutely adorable! How sweet :)

doodlegirl said...

Love that picture of you and colin! Your brother is so cute and those little adorable cheeks and curly hair on you made me laugh outloud!

bog_art said...

It is just sweet!.. =D

yoon see said...

So sweet and thoughtful!
I love both version of your illustration.