Saturday, October 18, 2008

IF - Late


I have elephants on the brain. What would that be called? Pachydermis-cephalitis? I've been asked to chair the White Elephant booth at the school's fundraising festival next month. A White Elephant sale is basically a huge yard sale, with items donated from hundreds of families. It's a huge undertaking, but I'm up to the challenge. So forgive me if I disappear for a little while. If you need me, I'll be the one under the elephant.

And yes, I was most definitely a late bloomer. How about you?

70 comments:

TattingChic said...

Very cute, I love your late bloomer illustration. You come up with these so quickly! Have fun with your hugs "yard sale"! That's so nice of you to help out with the school's fundraiser.

yoon see said...

Love your creative way in responding to this week topic Bella.
Your illustration is so lovely & simple but meaningful.
Yeah, the little elephant is the focus.
Nevermind, a late bloomer also has his/ her advantages in some way...
Ha..Ha...I guess you know.
Coincidentally, I am also a late bloomer. We have gang now.
Bella, good luck to you, might your sale be a fruitful one and remember to relax in midst of business.
Take care.
"Merry" weekend!
P/s: Thanks for putting up the awards. You really deserves them. Hope you will treasure them forever Bella.

Love,
Yoon See

Carole said...

Cute illo, I love the style

Zórdís said...

Sooo Cute!

Asja said...

this is adorable!

margot said...

so cute!!!!!

Flying Colors said...

Absolutely adorable and just too cute for words.
You have such a way with the tiny ones...
Lovely little details like a "paintbrush tail" and a "flower stroke"!
Thank you Bella, I am blooming with smiles :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a lovely illustration Bella! So simple, direct and clever! The way you illustrated the late bloomer is my favorite!

Roberta said...

Aaawww... he's so cute.
Yep I am a late bloomer too!
Good luck with your sale!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cute !! good luck with the sale :)

Diana Evans said...

just wonderful...very neat idea and I love the colour in the baby elephant!!!

murphy girl said...

this is darling! i'm a late one, too!

Faruffa said...

Great piece, so so creative I adore it !!!

Ces said...

Haha! Late but turns out she is the only one blooming. Very clever you are! Thank you for your sweet comment.

esque said...

Cutest elephants! I can picture these on a bag!

Yes, I am definitely a late bloomer too! Good luck on the yard sale and thanks for entering my giveaway!

Aya Rosen said...

Definitely a late bloomer over here.

I guess in ways I'm still waiting for the big bloom to come...

INDIGENE said...

Oh, I'm sure I'm the poster child for late bloomer! lol! Delightful illustration...and have fun!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Juan said...

Great piece Bella! Wonderful

Chris said...

Awesome use of color in this one (and great color choices). I think everything I've done in my life has been late, including blooming. I can only hope that my perpetual lateness applies to my demise as well.

travelandsing.com said...

This is just beautiful - everything about it! I love these wonderful elephants and the oh so very incredibly beautiful colorful, flowery little guy in the middle:-) His big smile, the big green flower above his eye, his tiny pink tail - wow! - fantastic illustration!!

old toad brew/aka froggie said...

late bloomer. if that means what i think it means, then yepper. toss me in that kiddie pool with all the other bloomers. :))

i love love love this...a perfect way to express it and the composition and color punch just rocks, bella, late bloomer! :))

Heather said...

Adorable elephants. Great take on the topic too. Good luck with the sale--it does sound like quite an undertaking.

Carli said...

I love elephants. cute illustration

Tiddly Inks said...

Wow, this is my favorite thing ever!!! So simple but direct and colorful. It is perfect...this should be a sign or artpiece somewhere!!!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

such loving pack of elephant drawing here, Bella
Are you in Japan or in State?
I would love to visit the yard sale, garage sale, flea market,,
Good Luck!

BracLynn said...

Cute little ele! Late schmate, doesn't really matter does it? :D you're either there or square! Good on you, Bella!

Emily said...

I was definitely a late bloomer too! This is a really great piece Bella! White elephant sale is such a neat name for a rummage sale! Hope you don’t get buried! Good luck darling!

Hugs!

nina seven said...

bella - this is ADORABLE! Thanks for your nice comment about my entry. The Illustrator class is great, but challenging...so different from Photoshop!

Shugar said...

Awww, this is really cute!
Late bloomer, but it sure is special! :)

Nicky Linzey said...

Wonderful idea, I just love that little patterned elephant.

aimee said...

this is darling! i love the white against the black, and the beautiful script. yes, i was a late bloomer too (still am). my five year old is desperate to lose her first tooth, and i don't have the heart to tell her, if she takes after me, she might be waiting a long, long time!

gNat said...

So sweet and simplistic! I would love to be the late bloomer in that pack. Very nice work!

Christina Zemelka said...

very cute illo

Mônica said...

I love the concept and how you put it together. There's something about elephants, they are just so endering!
Okay, I admit, I find all animals endering, but your white elephants and that adorable, brave and colorful late bloomer are just delightful.
:-)

Joanie said...

I love this concept! Great idea and illustration.

Dada's place said...

Beautiful illustration! Great concept! I like it! Hope I'm a late bloomer, too! :)

++++++++ said...

Clever idea and beautiful realisation! luv it

Kris-Tea said...

Ooh! It's so adorable! Nice design :)

Matalonga Jorge said...

Excellent design!
Love your elefants...
...thanks for your comment! :)

ValGalArt said...

This is darling Bella! Don't work to hard :)

Shiho (Shippo) Hoshino said...

i love love love this! so cute!

Kay Aker said...

Cleverly done! Yah,late boomers!

kathy hare said...

wonderful Bella, such an original interpretation of the word, lovely!! :)

Dot said...

that is adorable!!

theartofpuro said...

lovely,love the idea and the style

erin said...

I'm a late bloomer too (I tend to run late on things). Love the elephants, for some reason I can envision it as framed crewel work hanging over my desk.

p.s. handbag tag is hilarious.

thedoodlegirl said...

Love, love, LOVE this!! So great! Such a fun, creative piece. Well done! :)

platitudinal said...

The blooming little elephant represent all the late bloomers in a most charming and endearing way. Seeing how special it is, I’m sure there are many who secretly wish that they’re late bloomers ;)

yoon see said...

Thanks for your kind comments Bella.
I have just put up the friendship award you gave me sometime ago.
In turn, I also award the same award to you.
Hope you love it.
Thanks.

yoon see said...

Good nite!

Shani said...

Well, you know what they always say...about the better late than never! Very well done, bravo!

Bobo said...

I love the little blooming elephant, he's too cute, too gorgerous! The whole picture is so unique! Well-done, Bella!

sketched out said...

Heh, late bloomer, I'm still waiting to fully bloom! But the fun is in the process, right?

Elephants rule! Love your little late bloomer. Most excellent!

soulbrush said...

this is delightful....i bloomed early, then crashed, and am now waiting to bllom again..think it's a bit late...tee hee. i'm now what's called in the 'autumn of my life'.

Connie said...

Perfectly conceived (ooops, another unintended pun!).

Bee said...

Just lovely, charming scene and the patterned baby elephant is wonderful :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Bella, This is so very cool and lovely and fun!!!! Of course I really like the baby in the middle with all the colors among all that delicious white. The concept is so fresh and free. Great work my dear. I LOVE IT!!!!

isay said...

great elephaur nts! yes, i am very much a late bloomer.

All the best to your yard sale.

Gaia said...

How did I miss this last week?! What a wonderful idea and illustration, I love it. I've always tought the term "late bloomer" was so sweet, we don't use it in italian... I mean we use it, but for plants only :)

I was most definitely a "late bloomer", especially with illustration. :)

Michael O'Connell said...

wonderful illo… and i'm glad you bloomed so nicely… good luck with the sale…

SENTA said...

Oh Bella this is one of my favorites!! I love elephants and this is soooo awesome...

yoon see said...

Bella, take extra good care in midst of the busy schedule.
How's the sale?
Hope everyting are in place:)

Random York said...

Hey Bell! Happy Halloween!- From John

isay said...

having a nice sunday? how was your halloween?

isay said...

hi bella, i was just at home. halloween is not a tradition in DK but the young people are slowly putting it in the system. so far, i am ok, i still miss my friend, but you are right she might be one of those stars twinkling in the sskies.
thanks for dropping by and i hope you are having a nice day.

Ces said...

Hey Girl! Where are you? You're all over the place but not here. Take care.

yoon see said...

Thanks for dropping by Bella in midst of business.
At least i know how are you now.
Take good care. Waiting for your come back:)

aimee said...

are you going to jump in for some vacant fun this week? ;)

Paola said...

Oh, yes! Late is my word too, kind of karma :)
I absolutely love this illustration, Bella!
So clever and cute!
Hope everything is going great with your huge sale.

Raluca C said...

simple,sweet,eye catcheing!!Very creative ''artistic answer''to the topic!