Saturday, August 31, 2013

Illustration Friday: Lush




My submission for Illustration Friday's "Lush" theme is a functional piece of art that can hang or sit and it also serves as a little vase or flower holder by way of the chimney. I am going with the origin of Lush from the year 1610, Middle English  LUSCH which means soft and tender :} I am calling this house "Lusch Life" and it is inspired by this song. Have a wonderful Labour Day Weekend and Happy Weekend to all!

paper, liquitex acrylics, glue, texture medium and a flower holder inside the house.
All photos and art by valerie walsh



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Illustration Friday: Rescue

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Rescue" theme is a painted paper sculpture and it is completely created from a piece of Stonehenge paper. It is lovely to start with a simple sheet of paper and turn it into a full colour dimensional image. I also used one pin, glue and a piece of thread. Happy weekend everyone!
The princess was rescued from her tower and she is off to the beach :)

2013 Valerie Walsh

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Illustration Friday: Fresh


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Fresh" theme is a handmade greeting card
When you remove the crown,  the card opens to reveal a message inside.
This card was created for a friend and his nickname is  Pears Roughness, he has a music blog that I participate in that is called "Kings of Maybe:  It is a joy to find,share and listen to great music and the camaraderie of being part of the blog is fun too!   To commemorate our 3rd year I made a royal pear.
Kings of Maybe is almost 5 years old now, please check it out.



Fresh:

a. not altered by processing (fresh fruits and vegetables)
b.original, vivid ( a fresh portrayal)
c. slang: fashionable, cool

definitions from Miriam Webster Dictionary






stonehenge paper, acrylic paint, glue, little jewels
valerie walsh copyright  2011


Friday, April 05, 2013

Illustration Friday: Urban

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Urban" is a colour pencil drawing called "Homeward Bound". This is a colour study for a painting by the same name. Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Illustration Friday: Egg



My submission for Illustration Friday's " Egg
" is one of my Home Town die cut greeting cards. This card  is a shoppe that features Easter items  and like all of my Home Town cards it stands on it's own and when you collect all 5 you have a little town :) The original is Liquitex acrylics on Canson AirBrush Paper. Each card is a different die cut and there are 10 different buildings in total for holidays, birthdays, important anniversaries or simply just to say I am thinking of you.

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!




Friday, March 15, 2013

Illustration Friday: EYE GLASSES

I had to put on my strong  eye glasses to actually see her in the tall blades of grass.Suddenly I could see her so clearly!  She was swinging, smiling and having a wonderful time. Her name was Adora.


My submission for Illustration Friday's "EYE GLASSES" theme is a paper sculpture illustration called "A is for Adora". 

hand made paper, paint, glue and a clay ladybug.
here is a better photo.
art by Valerie Walsh

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Illustration Friday: Glow

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Snow and "Glow" theme is a pop-up Christmas card made of paper, paint, some photo shop and a little glue too. Have a very Merry Christmas to you!!!