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1251. 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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1252. 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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1253. 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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1254. 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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1255. 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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1256. Clandestine 12-26-08


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

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1257. 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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1258. 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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1259. 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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1260. 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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1261. IF--Rambucious #1

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1262. 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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1263. 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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1264. 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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1265. Illustration Friday - Similar thoughts...


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

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1266. Illustration Friday - "Similar" #2

©KathleenRietz

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1267. Illustration Friday-- Similar



Harry and Thelma were so similar.
Both loved dancing barefoot in the moonlight, for instance.


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1268. Illustration Friday: similar




They are different and yet similar. My submission for Illustration Friday's "similar". A line of greeting cards called Flower Garden Girls.
copyright 2001 Valerie Walsh

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1269. Illustration Friday-- Balloon



And the last of my black friday images--

I always think that milkweed seeds look like tiny balloons, floating in late autumn winds.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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1270. Illustration Friday-- Wise




Here's an owl composed of the things that owls like to eat. If you click in for a closer view, you'll see a lot of birds, and mice, and bats, and the occasional weasel...
Wise old owl? Or just a hungry one...


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1271. Illustration Friday - Balloon

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1272. Illustration Friday - "Balloons"

I am busy working on the illustrations for a children's book this weekend, but I had this idea in my head and I wanted to see what it might look like on paper...

©Kathleen Rietz

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1273. Illustration Friday: “Balloon”

Hmmm.  They’re not really in a sharing frame of mind, it seems.

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1274. I.F: "Baloon".

Once when my sis n I were kids, my mother tied two baloons on my sisters pony-tails so that she could be easily spotted incase she wandered off in a crowded place. So when I saw the topic for I.F this time I was reminded of that.

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1275. Balloon

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Balloon.'
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