Friday, March 05, 2010

Illustration Friday: brave


My submission for Illustration Friday's "brave" is a cropped version of my idea of "Home of the Brave". I had to crop an illustration I have already submitted before because I am pressed for time but I love to submit for the word :D it is a joy to play along each week! This is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar and it is called "Field House". I live in an area where the Chumash Indians lived.

I am taking care of Nomi and I walked her behind the house into the park and we stumbled upon

the most beautiful mushrooms. So I thought I might share a little slice of my world and it is very spring-like today :) Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!









art and photos valerie walsh 2004 and 2010

26 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Her there ValGal!
Love your "brave" choice. Very nice! It must be cool living near Indian territory. Love your Photos. I was smiling when I saw the mushrooms because... I keep my camera with me and whenever I see mushrooms I get a picture. :o) I just think they are so cool. These shrooms that you found are very, very cool!

Pepi said...

Preciosa ilustración y preciosas fotografias, que suerte vivir en un sitio tan bonito. Besos.

asperezas said...

I loooooved this.
Everything is brave and wild but calm and beautiful.
Delightful
:-)

Susan said...

Val, your brave piece is so beautiful, I absolutely love the patchwork fields and that stunning sunset! Thanks for sharing your photos too, what a wonderfully peaceful walk!

Doodlestreet said...

You live in the most gorgeous area, gurl...it's so beautiful...what an inspiring place to create your amazing works of art...and dance...and sing...and play with the nomi's of the world...

Paradise of the heart...

kj said...

oooooooooooooooh!

hello dear friend, you sound good, i hope you are superatively good.

i think doodlestreet has your life just about right.

ps i can't wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginger*:) said...

I like your BRAVE home. But was delighted to take a "walk" with you to find fantastic mushrooms, and the field house you photographed. What a beautiful sight.

Thrifty Miss said...

Hey beautiful, lovely piece I loved the warm and inviting feeling it conveyed.

NANCY LEFKO said...

great photos and illustration...thanks for sharing :)

Tracy said...

Always feel so happy after checking out your blog :) Thanks too for the sweet comment you left at mine...it made my day!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Val!!! the piece is perfect for the theme and these photos are magical!!! what a wonderful collection....

Hugs
Diana

studio lolo said...

I loved walking with you ValGal Pal ;)
Is one of those buildings your studio?
The shepherd is gorgeous. I'm glad you had doggy company! I know you still miss Ratty :(

I love the teepee! The cropping is perfect. Twilight is my favorite time of day.

XX

Janet said...

'love the photos! Spring-like weather = :)

Mary Jane said...

I found such a quiet calming moment when I came by to see what you have done with BRAVE this week. To take a walk with you and your camera through the grassy places to see mushrooms and magical houses in the landscape and that wonderful dog as well was an unexpected delight.

Hans_77 said...

ha ha. I never even thought of that. great idea and lovely drawing

erin said...

very nice tee-pee!

oh Nomi is so cute, did you find any Gnomies under those mushrooms?

doodlegirl said...

i love those mushroom pictures. I kept half-expecting I'd see a little person living under them.

Marc said...

Hi Val,
I spent a good night in a tepee ... One of my buddies had a tepee, horses and wooden hut in the hills ... I had good times there!
Beautiful photos !
Have à excellent week !

Indigene said...

Wonderful illustration, the true home of the brave and they continue to do so! I adore that dog! :)

Abz said...

beautiful illustraion. Such warm colours!! You're truly creative! :)

Laura said...

Hi Valerie! Just popping in to see what you've been up to - love that teepee illo. Those mushroom photos caught my eye too (I seen the new Alice in Wonderland recently so lots of ideas swimming about)

Anyhow, hope you are well. xo

michele said...

It would be a treat to see the rest of the calendar, even a little bit late! What beauty there is to discover and be inspired by in the hills of So. Cal!

andrea said...

You need a new Nomi (or Rat) of your own! So lush and beautiful there. And what a great way to connet to "brave". :)

Faruffa said...

Another wonderful piece Val!!!
The light is amazing and I love the grass that seems to turn into a sea ... it gives me a feeling of hope but also of great loneliness.

I greatly appreciated your words on my blog: he is not a member of my family, I worked on a photo taken by a friend of mine, and we are trying to mix photo and illustration...

Susan said...

Hi Val, there's an award for you at my blog, check it out!

Pepi said...

Te invito, estoy de sorteo en mi blog. Besos,