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Monday, January 31, 2011

Creative Tuesdays - Valentine


 I'm a-gonna wrap myself in paper,

I'm gonna daub myself with glue,
Stick some stamps on top of my head;
I'm gonna mail myself to you.
I'm a gonna tie me up in a red string,
I'm gonna tie blue ribbons too,
I'm a-gonna climb up in my mail box;
I'm gonna mail myself to you.

The theme this week over at Creative Tuesday's is Valentine.
Do you remember this famous Valentine song by Woody Guthrie?
I sure do! It was always one of my favorites. I was so excited to illustrate it for this theme!

So, I am sending myself over to visit Mr. Toast at Creative Tuesdays,
   stamps and all....
come join the fun!

38 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. cute take on the song...so just how many stamps does it take to mail yourself...just in case i need to...smiles.

art2cee2 said...

Don't remember the song but you sure illustrated so adorably!

Julia Christie said...

How cute it she all ready to pop herself in the mail. Haven't heard this song, but love arlo guthrie, so I will have to check it out.

I just love your illustrations!!! I do.

Heartsy smiles sent your way!

Shirley said...

That is ONE sweet illustration, Heather! Love it! And your recent posts (Surrender) and congratulations to Sunday Sketches and your participation with Sophia..fantastic! Always so happy to swing by and see your marvelous work!

pve design said...

Now I will be sining it all day long....
sweet illustration...
pve

Christine said...

oh this is so cute, Heather, I love the words of the song, perfect for Valentine's Day.

We Blog Artists said...

BEAUTIFUl...I love your Valentine!
Thanks for passing by this morning and for the "Claire's" tip...great idea maybe for their birthday party loot bags!
HUGS
Char.x

Jennifer Bower said...

Adorable. I love the energy in this one.

Shigune Matsui said...

Love it! Here;s mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/02/creative-tuesday-feb-1st-loves.html
If you have twitter, please follow (MsMatsui)

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather,

love this...great fun...I thought the words sounded familiar...

EVA said...

LOL! Wonderful image to go with with great words!

So very cute!!!

Miss 376 said...

Very clever, I love it.

Jenny Blair said...

heehee..lovely take on the valentines theme...I have often wished it were possible to post myself off to far away climes..however the vision of my rear end stuck in the post box puts me off a little!! :)x

Wanda said...

Oh this just takes the cake!!! I love it ~~ I think I'll just wrap myself up, and sent me to my dearest.

This is extremely clever and well done.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my gosh that is SO cute!!

Janice said...

I don't remember the Guthrie song but I love your valentine illustration. It has such joy!

Holly said...

I thought those lyrics sounded familiar. I like the fun visual you created to go with it.

Birdie said...

so adorable. This cracks me up! I love it

Missy said...

Ha, how cute! That song is cute also, I like your interpretation! The little mouse in a envelope is especially charming!

- hey bro! - said...

Haha, adorable~ Love her happy face and pose, this would make an adorable card to send to ones beloved... ^-^

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Hahaha, fantastic!! Really good stuff!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha, so funny and adorable! I don't know the song, but your illustration alone makes me feel like dancing. I read a story about how one couple sent their young daughter to her grandmother's house by mail! They slapped a bunch of stamps on her and gave her a sweater and popped her on the mail truck. Of course, this was almost 100 years ago, before they had any rules against that. :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Ha! Heather , this illustration is fabulous... too good! (I love her tongue sticking out - fantastic!)

xo
Kristin

Dara Marlynne said...

So cute!! I love it :-)

Brown Paper Bunny said...

So adorable, I really love this one (pun intended)! ;)

Betsy said...

aww...I love that song! ha. This is really clever! She looks determined, doesn't she? lol. Very cute!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Precious Heather love it. Yep I remember the song.
QMM

Mmm said...

And I'm so glad you did! Love it. So darling. No, not hear this song but do love the lyrics. You have done a great job capturing the idea here so well. not sure what I like best here, if it;s the little stamps. the shoes, or the mouse or maybe even that mailbox but it all comes together perfectly. I can definitely tell you enjoyed doing this. TY so much!!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Wonderful song (didn't know it) and I totally love the matching illo.

Heart Charlie said...

How cute! Love the song, the words and the picture!

NANCY LEFKO said...

What a delightful illustration. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!

craftydvl said...

This is super cute! Love the song and her movement, great capturing of what a dancing person looks like. Her hair is almost as red as the cards she has! I wish I had hair like that :-D

Jehanne said...

oh this is soo cute. It sure suites the song :)

Amalia K said...

Aww, she is too cute!! I like how happy she looks and how everything seems to move with her excitement! Lovely work, Heather. :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh Heather, this is just wonderful, I've never heard the song but can imagine it being sung - you drew it so well, and cute and just right I'd say.

When is the range of valentine day cards coming our way?

Heather said...

This so adorable!! I love her face. And the mouse in the letter. You are so creative!

Juan said...

Wonderful stuff!

Sophia said...

She is absolutely full of pizazz and fun! Woot! Love her dress and the little mouse. Hee :)