Friday, December 10, 2010

Illustration Friday: phenomenon



My submission for Illustration Friday's "phenomenon" is my Holiday card this year. I decided on a non traditional colour scheme to make it a little different and special :) I have been making cards for 30 + years in every combo of colours and so each year I try to make something a bit out of the ordinary.


Thank you to all the folks that came by this year to see my art and ideas! I was a little lax in posting this year and my fifth year of blogging here passed by and it means so much that you visit and check out my stuff and comment :) Thank you and have a lovely holiday season too!

Nowadays, "phenomena" are often, but not always, understood as appearances. They are themselves sometimes understood as involving qualia.

38 comments:

Janet said...

Neato! I love the colors! : )

roberta baird said...

What a cute little house and I love that tree!

Caroline said...

Delightful as ever, Val! I like the colour scheme and also the little Xmas kitty peering out the window!

Anonymous said...

yellow makes the house look that much warmer and appealing with all that snow around it.love when your cat is lookin out the window. michael dailey

Vicki Smith said...

It's really adorable and inviting, Valerie. I love the upstairs cat and the graceful tree.

Pepi said...

Uohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........que cosa mas bonita, eres la reina de las casa, genial. Besos.

studio lolo said...

I love pink winter skies!!!
This is a super edition to your card designs Ms. Val.
And guess what? I think YOU'RE a phenomenon!

Happy holidays♥♥

Doodlestreet said...

…and just a few little holly berries left on that tree… :)

andrea said...

You are a a phenomenon yourself, val. Such consistent quality and congrats on 5+ years!

Cjjstrings Memories said...

Love the card. Nice colors and a very appealing design. Happy Holidays to you also.

Juan said...

Very nice work!

asperezas said...

:-) love this post Val!
Love the folding with the house that looks like a cake in the middle. The chimneys are adorable as the cat standing in its "tower" :-)
Happy Holiday season :-)

kj said...

could this magical house be warmer or more adorable?

the words to describe your artistry are endless, but i have only one: FRIEND.

michele said...

How fortunate those who receive the gift of this card will be! Warmest wishes to you as you celebrate the season! :o)

k.h.whitaker said...

very cute Val, love the colors of this one

Marc said...

Hi Val,
It's very nice! I love your houses and buildings!
Have a great week !

isay (Marissa) said...

what a beautiful greeting card!

i hope to make it up to you before the year ends and will make comments to all the posts i missed. that would be fun for me :)

have a nice week!

String said...

Beautiful card Val!

Tracy said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors you used, especially the pinkish/purplish background with yellow in it. I am loving this one :)

D. Lindsey said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Val! We used to have a group at work that would make cards once a month based upon a theme. People became busy with kids in school, etc. and we don't do it any more and I miss it. Hope all your holidays are wonderful!

Jack Foster said...

Hello my pal, val-gal! I love how you think outside the box...or I mean house. This is lovely! You are a creative phenomenon! Merry Christmas!! Blessings to you and all your loved ones!

erin said...

This is wonderful. It looks like the house we lived in in Coronado (sans the snow).

Faruffa said...

delightful card, colors are wonderful!!!
Happy holidays to you Val :o)

Vicki Smith said...

Happy holidays to you, too, Valerie!

Janet O'Connor said...

Your art is amazing! the color combinations in this card are just wonderful. I enjoy visiting your work whenever I can. Hugs :)

Mary Jane said...

Nice colour choice! Have a happy Holiday and thank you for the times you came by to comment on my blogs this past year.
Best wishes! Keep up the beautiful works in 2011.

studio lolo said...

Just stopped by to wish one of my favorite artists a splendid, merry Christmas!!!

May all your wishes come true ;)

xo♥

Kay Aker said...

Sublime! Thanks for sharing all the goodies! Christmas greetings!

k.h.whitaker said...

Merry Christmas Valerie!

Ellen Byrne said...

Miss seeing your work and reading your stories! Happy Festivus!

yoon see said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Valerie!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work-- just perfect. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and best wishes for the new year

Debbie Clandening said...

Lovely card. Happy holidays.
Deb

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful hues to this one Val. Happy New Year to you and yours! Cheers!

sketched out said...

Beautious!!!!

Val, I wanted to wish you the Happiest New Year ever!

2011 is going to be great!

Jack Foster said...

Happy New Year Val! Thanks for sharing your wit, your humor and your amazing talent with us in 2010! I’m looking so forward to 2011. PB&J (peace, blessings & joy) to you and your loved ones.

erin said...

Happy New Year Val!

Alexiev said...

Great val... beatifful post...

fantastic art...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

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