Tuesday, October 7, 2008

IF - Sugary

October is a wahoooooo-wonderful month, as evidenced by all the fantastic people celebrating birthdays (wahoooos to Random York, and Vanessa Brantley Newton and Christer, to name a few). Tomorrow is my daughter Nona's birthday, too. She will be turning the big double-digit of 10. So, today was spent baking giant, warm, gooey, and sweet chocolate chip cookies for her to share with her class. These cookies are absolutely decadent and to-die-for. And I was sure to add in a little extra sugar and chocolate for Eric Barclay who always appreciates a little added goodness. For anyone interested, I found the recipe here.


Whew! Speaking of sugary sweet, look at this gorgeous gem of an award created by Yoon See!

Yoon See is an incredibly thoughtful and sweet artist, and her work is tender and brilliant and fun. I do so enjoy seeing what she's up to. She has so many different and wonderful styles! Thank you, Yoon See, for this beautiful award, and for your many words of encouragement and friendship. I am going to take this opportunity to pass this award on to several artists I deeply respect and admire. Please visit each of their sites and be prepared to be awestruck:

1. Nancy Lefko
2. Valerie Walsh
3. Studio Lolo
4. Bobo's Slave
5. Indigene
6. Roberta Baird
7. Chris Leavens

Yoon See has several different "models" of this award. Please visit her site and select which one you'd like to display.
1. Put the logo on your blog.2. Link to the person who gave you the award.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links to those on your blog.5. Leave a message on those blogs.


Ok, well, it's late and my sugar high is leaving me. Off to dream of sugar plum fairies and visit other Sugary posts tomorrow. Have a wonderful week, everyone, and if it's your birthday this month, then a warm wahoooooo to you too!

45 comments:

yoon see said...

Hi Bella,
Happy birthday to your daugther, Nona. How thoughtful are you, Bella. You must be very busy and baking these cookies just for her to share to her classmates.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I would love to hands on.

I love the way you recorded your joy in baking, not just in words but this little cute illo shows.
Also you do mentioned about the recent birthday boys and girls.

Btway, when is your birthday, Bella? I would like to send you a present. What do you like?

As for the "I love your blog" badge. You have chosen the purple.
Is that your favourite colour?
Sorry to ask you a lot of questions.
I also have 3 tags for you, feel free to have a share when you are ready!

Joanie said...

Too cute!!! I love your work it always brings a smile to my face.

SÉARLAIT said...

hmmmmmmm the cookies looks good!
and your illustration looks wonderful! : )

Shugar said...

Wooo..... how cute! :)
And the cookies look great too!
Hope Nona has a great 10th birthday! :)
Hhaha... can hardly remember mine now, that goes to show how long ago that was! :P

Katie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Very sweet illustration. I'd also like to reach right through the screen and get one of those cookies.

Em said...

I love their happy little faces. Too cute.

Cookie Sunshine said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Again, I love your work. The cookies look almost as pretty as your illustration. :-)

aimee said...

bella, this is amazing! your drawings just blow me away. when are you going to start illustrating children's books?

p.s. when i saw your post pop up in google reader, i said, 'wahoooo!!' and wouldn't you know it, you had wahooos written all over your post! :)

Gai said...

mmm I love this illustration and the yummy cookies you baked. I can almost taste them

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love your concept and your drawing. I hope Nona has a wonderful 10th birthday. The cookies look scrumptious!

INDIGENE said...

Girl, this is so wonderful! I love the black/white work and need I say anything about the cookies...:)
You Rock!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Alvaro Madero said...

I think is beautiful and estimulate imagination, thank you!

esque said...

Happy Birthday Nona! Ohh, I want those cookies with a big tall glass of mmm-milk! As always, great illo, so fun! And congrats on your award! Have a fantastic week!

TattingChic said...

Happy BIrthday to your little one! The drawing is so sweet, no really! It is adorable. Congrats on the award!

Roberta said...

Thank you so much Bella. I'm honored that you would choose to give this sweet award to me.

You are an incredibly talented illustrator and a very sweet friend.

thedoodlegirl said...

I just LOVE this beautiful illustration you've done! Such a fun little moment you've depicted. :)

Juan said...

Lovely work Bella!

NANCY LEFKO said...

thank you Bella for your sweet award...it means a lot to me. Your sugary sweet illustration is a gem :)

INDIGENE said...

Oh Bella, I forgot to say a big THANK YOU FOR MY AWARD! Yeah! It made my day...hell, it made my night, too! lol! Thank you from the bottom and top of my heart! Peace to you always,

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

travelandsing.com said...

Ohhh!!! Beautiful, lovely illustration!!! And Happy Birthday to Nona:-):-)

The cookies look incredibly yummy and although I have absolutely no cooking skills, I will endeavour to try and master this recipe:-)

I love your drawings so much - they're just so dreamy and magical! Have a wonderful, fun day!!

nina seven said...

cute illo - i love the "little" girls!

Bobo said...

What a sweet illustration and story! The cookies looks so yummy, you're really a good cook!
Happy Birthday to sweet Nona!
Thank you for this sweet award too, it's my honor to get this from a talented artist like you!

krisztina maros said...

first of all: happy happy birthday to Nona! these must be so yummie cookies...
your illo is so sweet too!
and not least congrats to your new award, here's a nice place for it! :)

studio lolo said...

Happieset of birthdays to Nona!! Ten is a magical age!

Thank you for giving me this award. I'm always touched by blogging friends who think of me! I'm equally inspired by you ;)

soulbrush said...

happy happy birthday to all of you...librans rock!

ValGalArt said...

You are the dearest and sweetest pal ever! I love your image so much it reminds me of a book illustration! You are such a talented and special person and I can see why she gave you this beautiful award and I hope Bella's birthday was a magical day :)

michael mikolon said...

Thanks for sharing all the great links, I loved your sugary illustration.

Eric Barclay said...

This is so cute! Love your style.

Hope Nona had a great day!

SENTA said...

This is sooo cute! And those cookies...I'm trying to hold myself back from cheating on my diet :)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

thank you again for your award previously.. i have listed my awardees as well.. 8)

always keep in touch..

kathy hare said...

another beautiful illustration Bella, I love the way you portray these moments with your girls.. :)

yoon see said...

Thanks again for your friendship award given a week back, Bella.
I am still new in blogging.
Please let me do it when I am ready, say a month later.

Faruffa said...

Ohhhh I love these little little woman, they are so sweet!!!

Flying Colors said...

Oh such a sweet, sweet situation you have going on here.
Such delightful tender and friendly and of course oh so full of sugary specials.
Thank you Bella your little baking girls are divine and so are those cookies :)

Flying Colors said...

Oh! And Happy Birthday Nona! You have a very special Mom :)

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

wonderful entry, your idea is fresh and warmth....
We all love you, Bella, keep posting!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Bella!!!

This is such a sweet sugary piece...I also love your yummy cookies...they look delish!!!

SENTA said...

Those eyelashes were totally inspired by your comment last week, LOL

rebekah said...

love love your illo and your post filled with all kinds of sugary goodness! cookies spell danger to me though... i tend gobble everything up in one sitting...

Ces said...

This is a beautiful illustration. I love the faces of your children, they are so sweet and rounded. I am pretending to be one of those girls and I an the one dumping the sugar.

A beautiful award. Congratulations.

Carli said...

I love chocolate chip cookies. YUM! YUM! fantastic illustration.

Bee said...

Wonderfully 'sweet' baking scene, really like your pencil work and these little cooks are just charming!

Random York said...

Wow! I swear I can smell those cookies!!!

Chris said...

Great illustration! I love the way you play with scale in this one. Full of whimsy.

Also, thanks so much for mentioning me/my site in your list. You're too kind. Stuff like this makes my day.

Cock Yer Doodle said...

Mmm mmm... the cookies look delish! Thanks for your comment, btw. I'm still wrestling with the whole, 'trying to stick to a style', thing. Some days it seems logical and other days it's just too bloody restricting! hehe
Mind if I blogroll ya?? ;) Just love it!