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Más allá de los instintos… / Beyond instincts…

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1252. Illustration Friday-- Celebration/Instinct

I guess it's a bit of a stretch, combining these two topics...

But I think you could say that this lizard has an instinct for celebration.

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1253. Illustration Friday: Homing Instinct

I really liked the word this week. I almost went in several directions but ended up being pulled by the homing instinct. Migration amazes me with the whales and the Monarch Butterflies. Cats and dogs will use their homing skills to get back to their loved ones even if it takes years as long as they survive the journey.

We used to get our mail by carrier pigeon back in the day. I find that astounding! Some of us have natural homing instincts too. Many people are happier wandering from old places to new places, never feeling the need to stay put. Others have this deep sense of belonging in a particular place and will do whatever it takes to get back there no matter what roadblocks life throws at them.

What about you? Do you have a homing instinct that's pulling your every fiber?

Maybe you should answer that call.

This is another envelope giveaway although I have no idea where the address will be written. I messed up! I'll choose the winner next Friday.

The winner of the Raven envelope from last week is Brine Blank!

acrylic and colored pencil on brown envelope for Illustration Friday's prompt: instinct

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1254. Dancing girl with birds

Really liked how this one came out! Fun with the white-out pen : D

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1255. Illustration Friday: instinct

Was it instinct that made her load up the car and head toward the woods? My submission for Illustration Friday's "instinct" theme is from my moleskine for the ArtHouse Sketch Book Project.

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my inbox yesterday , can you spot my image among all the beautiful things? And I turn 50 this weekend too :)

copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

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1256. IF: Instinct

  大家都嘛知道 Bobo 是一只超級无胆的猫咪,她最怕突其来的声音,举凡爆竹声、雷声,开关门的声音、移动物品的声音、甚至微弱的声响也可以把她吓得皮皮挫!


As we all know that Bobo is a super gutless cat! She startle at all kind of sudden sound, even some tiny noise would make her shivers!

She has a great fear of thunder. Her instinct told her that it's safer for her to hide under the bed when thundering. As she become wittier (or cowardly), she would go hiding when raining, doesn't care whether there's any thunder or storm! Then came one day I couldn't find her anywhere, apparently she was hiding under the bed again, and there's no rain, no storm, no thunder but only a heavy cloudy day, that ridiculous situation occurred repeatedly since then! Now I can tell that she is a super gutless cat with hyper-instinct and associative thinking!

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The poor little guy had no one to celebrate San Valentine with…/ El pobre no tenía a nadie con quien celebrar el día de los Enamorados...

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1258. IF: Celebrate (Valentine's Day)

This is my way to celebrate Valentine's Day: one flower, two lovers and a city peeping them from its thousand windows. But this is also my way to celebrate my first oil painting: on Illustration Friday!

Questo è il mio modo di celebrare San Valentino: un fiore, due amanti e una città che li osserva con le sue mille finestre. Ma questo è anche il mio modo di celebrare il mio primo quadro a olio: su Illustration Friday!

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1259. Illustration Friday-Celebrate!

This is a really old one I did for Computer Curriculum Corporation. I created art that matched other artist's styles so an educational component could be added to existing books for schools. Can't remember what book this went with.

We are celebrating the rain and snow on the mountains. We need it! The kids are off this week, so the timing's not the best, but I love it anyway!

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1260. Celebrate

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Celebrate.'
Happy Valentine's Day.
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1261. Illustration Friday: Celebrate

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with Arugula
at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, February 14,
10-12, as part of Kids Heart Authors Day!

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1262. Valentine's Day

Did this for my lovely wife's Valentine's Day card.

There's not much to say except that really.

Other than this marks the first whole year of being self employed as an illustrator...

That's cause to celebrate!

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1263. Time

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'time.'
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...Happy birthday Emma!

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1264. IF- Time

Little D can't wait until tomorrow...!

I feel like little D right now, I can't wait until 'the' book comes out,
I'm talking about the Christopher Paolini's book- Brisingr, the Indonesian version. I looove dragon!

got the e-book format but I'm a traditional person, and like more a traditional way to read a book, a book that I can easily open it whenever I want, anytime, anywhere.. err do you think I need a reader? we'll see about it
Anyway, the trilogy is awesome,well it's not Lord of the ring, but still I'm waiting for it to come..., the last time is when I'm waiting for HP book!

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1265. Illustration Friday: Time

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Time" is a dimensional painting I made in 1992. The title of this piece is "Night Clawk" and it was hanging in a restaurant in Westwood, CA and a young man named Kirtland Washington came in and purchased it. It's cool how a painting is a part of the artist and then someone takes it home and it has it's very own life out in the world somewhere. I hope Kirtland still has it and enjoys it. I am close to finishing the Shoe House and will post it soon.
copyright 1992 Valerie Walsh

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1266. Illustration Friday - Time

I've been working on a project this week that has me drawing babies. Which really makes me, as a parent, think about how fast time flies. Babies grow up so ridiculously fast. If fact, my baby is starting middle school next fall. (sniff sniff)

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1267. Illustration Friday - "Time"

©Karthleen Rietz
Time for milk and cookies!!

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1268. TIME

So... did you hear about the TIME the preacher went to visit a man in the hospital? At one point the man scribbled a note and handed it to the preacher, who folded it up and stuck it in his pocket without reading it. Later at the man's funeral, the preacher thought it would be dramatic to read the man's last words he had written on the note. He pulled the note out of his pocket and read... "GET OFF MY OXYGEN HOSE!"

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1269. Illustration Friday - "Flawed" & my 300th post

©Kathleen Rietz
"Sometimes our flaws are what make us charming."

I had hoped to do something grand for my 300th post, but as busy as I am lately, I just have not even had time to blog nor visit the blogs I like. I miss everyone! I've been super busy with the spreads for the book "Little Black Ant at Park Street". Unlike my last project, I cannot show the illustrations for this current book until the book is published and released in early summer. And honestly I have little creative energy left after painting all day and/or night.

I did get a chance to draw a little in my Moleskine last weekend, and I posted my latest drawing here, along with a little demo on how I draw near-perfect ellipses.

To everyone who has visited my blog over the last couple of years....THANK YOU! Please continue to visit...your comments encourage me and sometimes they even make me laugh.

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1270. Illustration Friday: flawed

Flawed or Fabulous?

If somebody moved into your neighborhood and built a house like this would you embrace it or would you think they are crazy? I am so happy that there are kooky people that build houses like this because it makes the world a more interesting place! It needs a few kids though...
My submission for Illustration Friday's "flawed" theme.
copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh
I am kinda swamped but I will paint this image and hopefully post the finished idea soon. Here it is in real life: Haines Shoe House
195 Shoe House Road., Hellam, PA [Show Map]
Just south of Rt. 30, west of Hellam, north off Hwy 462 on Shoehouse Rd.

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1271. Illustration Friday - Flawed

I'm guessing this guy may have some character flaws.

I went to see a band called Five O'clock Shadow this weekend. I guess the name of the band was my inspiration for this unshaven character. BTW I think the band is great. They are an all-vocal band but until I saw them live I didn't believe they didn't use instruments - it's really amazing. And I'm not just saying this because they sang happy birthday to me - thanks guys that was fun but really embarrassing!

Note: If you are interested in creating a halftone dotty pattern in Photoshop like I did in the background above, view the accompanying entry that explains the process.

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1272. IF - Flawed

I don't find anything flawed with a bear and pig chatting over coffee...do you?

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1273. Flawed

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'flawed.'
If he only had a brain...
Pencil rough for a personal project.

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1274. Flawed

is this week's theme over at Illustration Friday (yeah it is indeed Thursday, I am just squeaking in under the wire here!) This is a painting I did last spring, and it was the card image for my one person show at Sherry French Gallery in June. I remember the canvas was still wet when I photographed it. Down to the wire is my usual state I am afraid!

While painting the set up I became entranced with the big tear in the broad hydrangea leaf. Which I guess qualifies it for this week's theme of flawed.

Blue Hydrangea and Bagels, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2008, Nancy Bea Miller

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1275. Illustration Friday-- climbing/flaw/time

This is a detail from a picture I did some years back when Dan and I did a lot more climbing-- he'd requested that I do a cliff. Of course, I felt compelled to add a little more story to the picture than just the story in the layers of stone-- though that's a pretty huge story all by itself.

When I saw that today's prompt was "time", I got to thinking about this image... and then about last week's "flaw" prompt as well.

Time batters us, like ocean batters the shore. The weakest structures are the first to rejoin the sea, while the strongest remain, twisting interesting shapes into our faces.

Are we shaped more by our weaknesses, or our strengths?

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