Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IF - Island


This week's theme made me think of the reclaimed islands being constructed off the coast of Dubai, and all the wacky and wonderful shapes they're making (I'll be silent about the ecological ramifications here). So, if I were to make my own island, I'd make it in the shape of a bunny-head. There'd be a house big enough for a constant flow of guests and gardens galore! So row on in. You're welcome any time.


I was incredibly blessed this week!

I received the I-Heart-Your-Blog award from super-talented and super-sweet May Chan. Her illustrations are always full of charm and happiness and beauty and playfulness. I love to see them, especially when I'm feeling a little blue and need a pick-me-up.

And then...what a wonderful surprise, I received it again from Creative Carli, whose delightful creations make me drool with envy. I LOVE paper, and she can create such wonders with it.

And I also received the Brillante Weblog award from the very kind Julie at RockerJewlz. She has the most amazing lampwork beads and cupcake jewelry! I'm constantly oooh-ing and aaah-ing over her beautiful designs.

Thank you so much, May and Julie and Carli! I was truly touched and honored, and these awards meant so much coming from you. In turn, I would like to pass along to YOU a wonderful little gift that was given to me a little while ago by the jaw-droppingly talented Ces, whose amazingly detailed drawings are wonderful for getting lost in and whose love for clouds is shared with my own:

42 comments:

aimee said...

this is fabulous!! the concept is wonderful, and i'm loving the all the little details, like the rowboat tied to the pier and the tire swing. i want to visit bunny island!

stangy said...

I love your style - all your illustrations are beautiful. Bunny Island is a real winner - liking the perspective and colors a lot!

Chris said...

This is such a great idea and it's very well done. I particularly like the tree house. Always awesome.

RockerJewlz said...

Awwww, thank you for your thank you.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

aww.. this is just too cool! i can only imagine living in my own island.. and a bunny shaoe is indeed seen at the moon! lol..

Gai said...

i love your bunny island. How cool and fun to create your own island. brill!

travelandsing.com said...

This is such a beautiful, beautiful bunny-shaped island! And such a lovely idea too, to imagine how you would like your island to be. I love so much the treehouse and hammock...so many delicious spots to curl up and read and dream in and create new magical pictures:-)

kathy hare said...

I would love to visit your bunny island!, a lovely idea Bella.. :)

Tessa said...

Oooh, please may I live in the tree house? What a clever concept and so beautifully illustrated - lovely.

theartofpuro said...

lovely idea and illo,we'd like to visit bunny island:)

Edrian Thomidis said...

My favorites have to be the pink magnolia tree and the hammock! Love the perspective and colors of your illustration and all of the great details. The font is a great choice for such a magical illustration! Wonderful!

TattingChic said...

What a cute island. I love it. Can I come visit you there? LOL! Your illustrations are all so whimsical. I get a smile everytime I visit.

Carole said...

Sweet and original illustration

Michelle Scott said...

nice concept... love this a lot

Juan said...

Great concept and illo!!

esque said...

What a great island! I love the treehouse!

And congrats on your awards! You are awesome!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful island! Would be a bunny paradise indeed.

Ces said...

Bella this is wonderful. You remind me of why I love to draw. It's those little details that make things special. I can see the fun in making this illustration.

Carli said...

I might stop by. I need an island vacation. i also have an award for you on my blog.
carli

Mark Cavell said...

Bunny Island and not a Hugh in sight. Cool I’m on my way.

♥ Tiny Red said...

great stuff Bella!

thanks for stopping by tinyred and for such kind words on my work :)

aimee said...

i forgot to ask... did you draw the little girls sitting on top of those flowers surrounding the blog awards? if so, my jaw is on the floor!

Shugar said...

oooh bunny island.... What a fabulous idea Bella!
I think I'd love a holiday there! Your bunny island tour packages would be a sell-out I'm sure. :)

isay said...

this illustration might end up as pick of the week. i like your island so much. really great idea.

Bobo Cat said...

Wow! I wish to live in this dreamy island, are there bunnies hopping around?

Elise's Art Garden said...

This is a delightful illustration! You're really good!

soulbrush said...

oh yes, i was thinking of these islands too....great idea for this week. thanks for your wonderfully encouraging words on my last post. hugs.

krisztina maros said...

oh it's awesome bunny-island - tell me if you build it! :)

my daughter will be happy that you visited to her blog!

janie said...

I'll be right over for a game of tennis and a dip in the pool:)

Nicky Linzey said...

What a brilliant idea to make your island a shape and such a beautiful illustration too. Yes come and be my neighbour, I'll pop over for a swim in your pool then we'll go back to mine for a fish supper!

Flying Colors said...

Bella, I've got my bags packed and I'm coming over to spend the week-end.
Specially on that orange tire in that swimming pool. And then for a snooze in the hammock. Should I bring my bunny slippers?
So, so, so charming, beautifully done!

Bella Sinclair said...

Woohooo! Party at my place, and it's byob - bring your own bunnies (bunny slippers are just fine, Lisa)! Thank you, everyone, for your fun and wonderful comments! Y'all are GREAT.

yoon see said...

Great conceptual and ideas, Bella.
I really love your island in bunny shape, together with the great fasilities provided. So thoughtful!!!
I won a trip to Maldives Island in 1997, that was the Visit Maldives Year. It is my favourite best trip ever.
I am day dreaming hoping to win a trip to your fantastic "Bunny Island". Look like it is so much better than Maldives.
Or you could invite us for a honey moon there.
Thanks. Awaiting....

Bee said...

Fantastic idea! ... love the concept and fun design (I'll be by the pool on the left ear) :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

oh my !!! I just LOVE Bunny Island...it is perfect !!

Edrian Thomidis said...

What do you know... one more award for you!
Love your blog! I have a sweet award for you at my blog!

platitudinal said...

Bella, each time you lift your fingers to translate the marvels your mind dreamed up into something tangible that we all can see … we always react in the same way: delighted, amazed, and cheered. Thank *you*, for blessing us :)

This Bunny Island is awesome. As an awful but love-to-be-able-to-garden gardener, I cannot stop admiring all the different types of garden in Bunny Island. Formal garden with boxwood hedges. Oh, my! (swoon)

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent concept, and very well-illustrated!

ValGalArt said...

this is soooooo great! i love bunny island!!! My john calls me bunny, Can I come too :)

erin said...

I want to come too, have bunny slippers will travel!

Emily said...

BUNNY ISLAND!!! Gotta love it! All over! Can my bunnies book a weekend?

Tracy said...

Oooooh I want to live there! That is the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! :) Bunny Island! Love it!!!