Friday, November 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: excess


In the land of excess, gift giving abounds. One of my Marisol Holiday cards submitted for the "excess" theme on Illustration Friday.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

another great one val. lov how ur cat pops up in the best of places. michael dailey

Geninne said...

Absolutely amazing! :)

catnapping said...

i see lots of sugary goodness! i love this. i could gobble it up!!

cat

atomicvelvetsigh said...

mmm.. this is a beautiful beautiful piece!!! i could almost smell the sweetness..

studio lolo said...

These look like some of the homes in a neighborhood here that have to "do it up" for the holidays. The street/block is called Candy Cane Lane for the season. Excess...but fun for the kids and pretty at night!

Teri C said...

You always have the most wonderful creative art!! This is gorgeous.

isay said...

i wanted the one with the red ribbon!

Faruffa said...

Lovely, your houses make me dream

Vee said...

loverly and cheerful!

rbaird said...

What a cute card! I love the purple shadows. Wonderful color choices.

Cream said...

Excessively sweet!
Just the way I like it.

mrs. b. said...

breathtaking, Val, absolutely beautiful!! Still working on getting our card together, I wish I had an assistant to help me with the stuff I don't like to do! ; )

a : )

Liz Jones said...

So cute!! Great card!

Catnapping said...

omg. my comment must not have taken. i was here earlier drooling over this, and i just came back to look again!

one of the reasons i love this season is that we get to go overboard...be excessive...colours, glitter, sweets, ribbon, tinsel. there's just no such thing as "too much," when it comes to christmas!

love,
cat

pati @-;-- said...

B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I love it, Val... Now I can feel like I live in your stories :)

cabanadigital.com

NANCY LEFKO said...

a beautiful illustration !!! love the colors !!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, so magical, i love it!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Love this! Love your little houses..so charming and beautiful :o)

kj said...

my dear friend val:

i regret to inform you this is NOT excess. this is once again the magic you instill, capture and share.

happy holidays. maybe '08 will be the year?!

:)

PaulSketch said...

The purple tints in this are beautiful Val!! Gets me excited for the holidays too
:)

Gillian said...

Oh gorgeous candy-coated colours. It all looks scrumptious. One of your finest!

Mary said...

Gorgous, I really like this, very festive and great colours.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Ohhh, this is a good one! So magical looking!

Halloweenville said...

this is sooo great!!

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Excellent!

Ginger*:)* said...

Wonderful! The colors, design and your signature houses create a scene of delightful joy. I could live here!

Josh (musarter) said...

As always your colors are beautiful. The message makes me wonder whether excessive gift giving is good thing. I tend to think not but your illustration, and my wife who loves gifts, are convincing me otherwise.

Andrea said...

Excessive giving, I like the way you think!

sketched out said...

Oh, this is just beautiful! I love that the colors aren't the typical holiday colors, yet it's so magical and raises my holiday spirit! Clean yet charming and beautifully executed.

Janet said...

Beautiful as always, Val!

enigma said...

haa--whatta sweet houses! cute idea.

DesigningFairy said...

The colors are breathtaking, Val! Love the purple snow. OOh, goosebumps.

cata said...

Your illustrations always give me the sense of happiness and joy!
Bellissimo.
Cata

MiKa Art said...

Your colours are absolutely beautiful!

timafli said...

Cool and festive. Thanks for your comment.

Ursula Shaw said...

How beautiful this is! Love your colors and the kitty in the window!

Tony LaRocca said...

Wow, that must have been a pain to tie the ribbon on the top of the house like that!

imwithsully said...

Beauties! All beauties!!!!!!

Larry Lee said...

Great! Ooozes holidays.

scribblesk said...

What a shimmering glimmering treat and a sparkly delight!

Kstyles said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to get into the whole Christmas spirit. It's hard living in FL and having 80 degree weather in December. Any who, I was tagged to list 25 of my all time favorite movies and now I'm tagging you that is if you haven't already been tagged. Then, ofcourse you have to tag 5 more people. ;D

zari - justZHM said...

great concept...love the colors!

princesstomato said...

happy, happy town!!!

teri

DesignsbyCK said...

LOVELY!! :)

Happy Holidays from a fellow artist!

Best,
Chris