Friday, April 17, 2009

IF – Impossibility


There were so many ways to go with this week's topic...I decided to use a piece that I finished several months ago and haven't really done anything with. It's called A Place to Call Home - and I started thinking what an impossibility it is for those who have no place to live, to even imagine having a house, an apartment, a room. And how very blessed we are to have a nice, safe place to live that we call home.

28 comments:

ValGalArt said...

you are so right and i totally love this!!! :)

Diane said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors!

Jack Foster said...

Yes we are blessed. Thanks for the reminder and for the beautiful illustration! Thanks for stopping by.

K Spoering said...

Very nice! I love the color - autumn is my favorite season and my favorite color scheme! So rich. And, yes, this is a good reminder of how blessed we are.

Silver's knight said...

nice composition!

Bella Sinclair said...

Stunning! I love the warm colors, and the way the house seems to be protected, well sheltered. Beautiful piece. You are right. We are blessed and lucky, and my heart goes to those families living in their cars or with no place to go.

Lynette said...

Love your trees! Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
Lynette

Ginger*:) said...

I love the way you work out all the details and the rich colors without ever overdoing either. This is a wonderful piece!

Amy C said...

oh this is so true, I love how you made the trees take on the house shape too, and the fall colors are so warm and cozy

Ces said...

Oh my gosh Valerie. The colors are jumping off this painting. I love it very much. Autumn foliage is one of my favorite things.

Nicole said...

Wonderful! I like how the trees seem to protect the house.

justdoodleit said...

The trees enveloping the house seems so cozy. Nice!

Raluca C said...

beautiful colours and melancholic feel...love it!

kathy hare said...

beautiful..

Gail said...

You are so right, we don't know how blessed we are, great illo.

Katie White said...

Nice sentiment. The drawing is lovely and is in a pattern but one that isn't so obvious. It is very well balanced. Makes me think of "autumn."

Sandra said...

Love the colours, it is a very lovely drawing.

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Rowena said...

This is beautiful. And I like how you point out that what one person takes for granted is an impossibility for another. Or perhaps how the impossible is actually attainable given a change in circumstances.

GRAZIELLA MATTAR said...

thank you valerie for your comment!
i love your illo.
kisses
gra

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful colors Valerie!! but it's time to get read for Spring!! He he.. only kidding.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Thanks Peter! And you are right - it is definitely time for spring here. I do love fall though!

Duncan said...

Lovely autumnal colours in this - a very charming illustration.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh my goodness how this touched my heart today! We don't know how blessed we really are! You are so dead on with post! Amen! The illustration is wonderful and so very colorful! Thanks so much for sharing my friend!

Coreopsis said...

WOW--I don't know how I missed this last week, but this is an absolutely wonderful piece. I love the design of it, and the amazing luminous colors. Beautiful!

ArtSparker said...

What a wonderful illustration - so evocative, conjures a whole little world.

Artemis Wilde said...

Oh my! This is is so wonderful. The trees are beautiful. I'm sorry that I missed it last week. Isn't it amazing how we take for granted what we have sometimes.

Dusik said...

i love how the branches on these trees intersect and create colorful patterns. nice one too!

Tomás Serrano said...

"Skinny" post is wonderful, but this is great, Valerie. This has a touching atmosphere. I like your giraffes too. You have a fantastic blog.