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1251. Illustration Friday—Climbing

I was lucky to have just finished this piece yesterday, seeing that it is perfect for Illustration Friday. It's part of a series of Jungle Friends that I've posted about before here. I'm excited to be getting back to business after a great week with visiting relatives. I taught Art Vista to the 6th grade today. Later I'll help break down the kids' art show, and supervise my kids' homework, so I guess it's really tomorrow that I get back to business.


I've been learning a lot from licensed artist, Tara Reed, lately. I purchased her one of her ebooks on How to Find, Interact and Work with Manufacturers. You can buy it here. It was great! Her blog is a great resource for licensing information. I also participate in her monthly conference calls. I really enjoy talking to other people who have the same goals as I do.

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1252. Illustration Friday "Climbing"


Here is my idea for Illustration Friday's topic "climbing"

"Climbing" paper and dye ink

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1253. CLIMBING

SocMo bought himself some new threads so he can do some social CLIMBING.

For the last two years the New Yorker magazine has had a contest where people can create their version of Eustace Tilley, the iconic dandy of the magazine. I have never participated in the contest, but have wanted to do a SocMo version. This week's IF word gave me the perfect opportunity to try this.

For many years I have gone to a newstand and flipped throug the New Yorker to read the cartoons. They are very topical and usually reflect our culture. If you are curious... you can see the original Eustace Tilley and view all the entries in the contest by CLICKING HERE.

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1254. illustration friday - 'climbing'


I have always loved collage from the 'old school cut and paste' style to the 'scan it all in and mess around for hours in photoshop' variety. I have recently fallen in love with it again after stumbling upon a crate of photographs, filled with all sorts of images from our travels. My husband is the photographer in the family and this series is dedicated to him, for always inspiring me. I have posted this first one for Illustration Friday and the rest of the series will be on my blog.

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1255. Illustration Friday - Climbing



I created the above image last night but as I was drawing it, I kept thinking about what would happen next in the story. Who was that person next to the house? Why is the boy climbing the cliff? The more I thought about it, the more I couldn't resist adding a second panel to the story...

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1256. Illustration Friday-- Pale


It's been a crazy month, and I have really missed having time to do illo friday. This one was kind of cathartic for me-- one of those times when I connected with the word and an image popped into my head immediately.

Maybe it's the economic crisis, maybe war, maybe something closer to home-- but I bet you've been where this guy is. The walls hold a lot of shadows, some nights...


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1257. Illustration Friday: pale


It rose up in the winter night, it was a very large pale duck.


The Big Duck or Duck House
My submission for Illustration Friday's "pale" theme.
Location: Along Rt.24 North of Rt. 27 by 1.25 miles. On the west side of the road.Suffolk County-NYLatitude: N40 degrees 53.28Longitude: W72 degrees 33.44. I have painted this duck house before here as a daytime piece. I made this one that resembles how the people of Suffolk decorate the duck at holiday time.
A tribute to the artist Andrew Wyeth:
http://news.aol.com/article/painter-andrew-wyeth-dies-at-91/309207

copyright 2007 Valerie Walsh

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1258. Illustration Friday -- Pale



This is a very pale alligator. I'm reusing this illo for this week. I finally finished last Illustration Friday's art late last night. I'll post it tomorrow. I really want to participate each week, but life takes over.

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1259. Illustration Friday: Contained

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My first Illustration Friday for 2009

Here’s how Illustration Friday works: Every Friday, IF members receive a word prompt to illustrate. The above brush-pen image is my interpretation of the word “Contained.”

I sketched this last Friday using a ball-point pen. Today, I re-drew it in brush-pen, scanned it and added shading in Photoshop.

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1260. IF: contained

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I haven't had time lately to draw because of wedding planning and renovating our house. But today I managed to take part in this week's Illustration Friday.

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1261. Illustration Friday: contained


My submission for Illustration Friday's "contained" is a diecut card created for Holiday Season 2009. Notice how I contained the houses within this lovely shape. A little different and very fun to do. I love painting holiday work , especially cards. I enjoyed creating this subdued palette as well.


copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

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1262. Illustration Friday: Resolve

Piggy resolved to the cake after tossing and turning 
without getting any sleep. 

He thought if maybe he just had one tiny piece 
he'd be able to dream wonderful sweet dreams... :o)

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1263. IF: Resolve


She was resolved to accept the past and move on with her life.

She knew this was going to be her year. She was feeling lucky for some reason.


Well this went in a completely different direction than I had planned!

Sometimes my bag ladies have a mind of their own ;)


For Illustration Friday's prompt: resolve

graphite and colored pencil on paper bag

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1264. IF Resolve


I used left over scrap paper from my Type C project to do Illustration Friday's topic "Resolve". I resolve to live life to the fullest!

Resolve-paper, dye ink, paint, text

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1265. Illustration Friday - "Resolve"

©Kathleen Rietz
I believe that any resolution worth beginning on January 1st is worth beginning anytime. We should all resolve for better health, more peace, and a sunny outlook ahead.

Considering hiring an artist's agent in 2009? Check out my column this month in The Prairie Wind, the online newsletter of the SCBWI-IL. Click here.

Also, order yourself a copy of my latest illustrated book for children, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, written by Teresa Ann Power and produced by Brookes Nohlgren. Click here!

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1266. Clandestine 12-26-08


"I think Sarah likes you!"
(quick sketch that I'll revise later!)

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1267. Illustration Friday: clandestine


Sweet little Miss HollyBerry has a clandestine meeting with Mr. Mistletoe. Where is he? It"s so cold, Brrrrrr!!! My submission for Illustration Friday's "clandestine" is an illustration I did for a Holiday card this year and a submission for a Holiday contest on Youtube. It didn't make it to the contest but they loved my work so much they requested a bunch of my older images :)
copyright 2008 Valerie Walsh

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1268. Illustration Friday -- Voices

Ok, so this is a bit of a stretch. She thinks the trees have voices. I love trees just about as much as she does. I have this fantasy that if I were uber rich, I would plant acres of them around here. The eastern mountains need some greening up. They only look pretty for about 3 months a year when the grass is green. Trees would would be a lovely addition.


Merry Christmas to all and thanks for visiting. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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1269. Illustration Friday - Similar thoughts...


We share Similar thoughts with our Cat Josie...a nice quiet Christmas Eve...

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1270. SIMILAR

I think Socmo has some friends who are kiddos. So for all the kids out there, here is a puzzle for you. All of the SocMos here are identical to each other except for one. One SocMo is only SIMILAR to all the rest. Can you find it?

As you are looking you might sing to yourself... "One of these things is not like the others"... I watched way TOO much Sesame Street years ago...

*Remember... You can click on the image to see it in JUMBO size*

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1271. Illustration Friday: rambunctious




It was a rambunctious magic carpet that took the horse for a ride. My submission for Illustration Friday's "rambunctious" theme.
Magic Carpet copyright 1995 Valerie Walsh

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1272. IF - Rambunctious


Her teachers thought her rambunctious, her parents decided she was just spirited, but Witchetty just wanted to dance in the moonlight.

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1273. IF--Rambucious #1

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1274. Illustration Friday: “Rambunctious”

Santa’s reindeer can be a rambunctious bunch.  But no need to worry.   Just cuts, scrapes and bruises.  Nothing too violent.

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1275. Illustration Friday: voices



The voices inside "The Light Stays On" found their way into my heart and I loved painting this image of the "magic cottage" for Karen Jasper. I hope you can treat yourself or someone you know with a copy available through the author, Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. Karen has a paypal link at the top of her blog and you can buy the book right from her page and she would be happy to sign it for you as well. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and having winter fun!
Magic Cottage copyright 2008 Valerie Walsh

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