Monday, February 23, 2009

Balloon

Come fly with me....

43 comments:

Björnik said...

Ei Bella, you don't like elephants. DO you?haha I love this and I have a special spot for them in my heart.

In fact I have elephants in my room. An ashtray and a figurine from Thailand, given by my friends. The Zoochan pendant from my Japanese friend. And last but not the least, a view of a white elephant from my window!hahaha

Lovely illustration as always.:)

Shugar said...

OOOoh tat elephant!! its so cute! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Are you kidding, Bjornik? Elephants are one of my favorites. So majestic and intelligent, and such a range of human-like emotions. But I also like hot-air balloons, so to have an elephant hot-air balloon is pure joy! See? I told you you inspire me. :)

Hiya, Shugar! Domo arigato!

Owl Eng said...

i love the elephant!!
it must be very fun and thrilling in this special hot air balloon, playing with the moon and stars

Ces said...

Yes! I love the elephants' characteristics. They are gentle and intelligent. I especially love how the mothers take care of the calves and if the mother dies, the calf gets adoted by the other mothers. I love Dumbo. I cried when I saw the movie again, when they caged Dumbo's mother and the children did not know what to do with me. Aw, then again I cried with Lion King, Finding Nemo...don't tell anyone. I love the simplicity of your lines yet full of creative touches like the propellers and the girl scattering the butterflies. A happy image and inspirational to other artists.

Ces said...

I think I need to wash my face.

Ces said...

...and you used a polka doted cup!

Ces said...

There! I washed my face :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, Owl Eng. Oh, I agree. Must be. I wonder where they are headed.

OMG, Ces! Looks like you scrubbed real hard! :D Hahahahaha! I'm the same way with certain books, like the story of Hachiko or The Giving Tree. I cannot read it as a bedtime story without my voice getting all shaky and my heart tightening up. Amuses the kids to no end. And yes, that's my favorite coffee cup! I have a set from Fishseddy.com:
http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/4,1001.html

I also have their square Alice in Wonderland plates, which I just love. :)

Ces said...

Thank you for directing me to the website. I like the Jordan's Sketchbook serving pieces but would prefer Bella Sinclair's Doodlespot!

Caroline said...

This is the sweetest illustration, Bella! Enjoying my visits to your blog!

Francisco Martins said...

Sooo beautiful! It´s really wonderful!

Francisco Martins
www.subversivetales.blogspot.com
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Jen Anderson said...

You do such great drawings. Are you going to start selling them on etsy, or through Cafepress, or something like that?

aimee said...

this is darling!!! i'm so glad to see that you're posting more these days! i see a children's book coming from this drawing!

TattingChic said...

Very cute! I love the elephant balloon! :)

Dusik said...

hey hey, where are they going-flying? some adventure is ahead?

please please share the story! i always look forward to some "21 snowwhites and an apple" kind of background (LOL.. just kidding)

Shannon said...

Beautiful drawing!!!

A whole baby room could be inspired from that sketch!

NANCY LEFKO said...

just beautiful....ahhh...to sail away !!!

Voz said...

That's so cute. I'd love a helium-filled elephant!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ces, you start designing your own line of fiestaware, and maybe I'll follow suit. ;)

Hello, Caroline. I enjoy visiting you, too!

Thank you so much, Francisco. Welcome.

Aww, Jen, thank you. So many great artists on Etsy, I don't know how I'd fare. But I think about it from time to time. Maybe when I return to the states later this year....

Hiya, Aimee! Well, you know. When the cat's away, the mice will play. :) Plus, I'm not studying Japanese much anymore, which frees a lot of my time. Following your ever-changing and colorful blog has inspired me to post more.

Haha, TattingChic. How about sheep balloons? Or sweatered chicken balloons?

Hi, Dusik! I don't know. You tell me where they're going. Alas, I have no head for original stories.

Hi, Shannon! Thank you. Imagine -- animal balloons of every kind hanging from the ceiling. :) The kid would grow up psychotic, I think.

I know, Nancy, right? Sometimes, you just want to sail away.

Thank you, Voz. A helium filled elephant BALLOON. A very important distinction, since I don't think an actual helium-filled elephant would be pleasant. ;)

Chris said...

This is super awesome. Seriously, in every possible way. You've got an amazing imagination to come up with this. The funny thing is, all of the disparate objects come together and make complete sense. They make sense to me, at least (but you already know I'm a bit warped, so I don't know if that carries a lot of weight). Anyway, this is one of my favorite Bella creations yet. I'd most certainly hang it on the wall.

Charmingdesigns said...

I plan on teaching a little needle felting class...just to get people started...through Creative Workshops... I just love your drawings! I'm glad you scrolled down to see the baby in diapers.lol. Laurie

Bella Sinclair said...

No, Chris. Just putting down a few things that I've seen. Now MONSTERS. THAT's imagination for ya, and I trust you haven't seen them roaming your neighborhood. And please, should you ever have the desire, do print it out (for the nursery?). Your work already adorns my home. :)

Laurie, reallY? Creative Workshop? Do tell.....

Billy and Button said...

Gorgeous! I have a drawing in my sketchbook of an elephant that looks just like this one! They must be related! xx

Bella Sinclair said...

Quick, Kaili. Check your sketchbook to see if he's still there. He may have run away to join the balloon brigade. :)

isay said...

i will not think twice but fly away with this!

Ces said...

As you probably can see, I keep checking for new Bella Illustration Delights. No pressure :)

Renee said...

Well this is brilliant. I love it. I am going to try to keep that image in my head when I go for all my scans again in March.

As far as that picture goes, I believe it is real. Remember my art heist......

Love Renee

Faruffa said...

super cute work Bella ... I would like to fly in tea cup with a sac of butterflies and bringing the moon around the sky!!!

nancy said...

soooo cute! I specially love the fat looking moon - makes me think of yummy-filled biscuits.

Vhrsti said...

Amazing! Absolutely amazing!

Draffin Bears said...

Very sweet illustration Bella.

Love the elephant hot air balloon and little children with their bag of butterflies.

You are so talented.

Have a happy Tuesday
Hugs
Carolyn

Rick said...

Creative. I enjoyed looking at your creative work. I am a great fan of doodles.

Bella Sinclair said...

Isay, send me a postcard from wherever you land!

Oh, Ces! There's your new avatar! Pretty!

All my love to you, Renee. xx

Haha, Faruffa. It's a tiring job, but it must get done. The cup is probably full of coffee.

Nancy -- mmmmm, biscuits. Now you've made me hungry.

Thank you, Vhrsti.

And thank you, Carolyn. Have a happy Wednesday!

Hi, Rick! Thank you. May your life be filled with doodles! :)

Shannon said...

Thanks for that comment Bella.

In 7th grade I actually started writing a soap with my best friend in study hall! no offense taken, I enjoy that sillyness : )

Renee said...

Bella your comment to me was beautiful and I want you to know that it really meant alot.

Thank you.

xooxo

enigma said...

whimsical and beautiful!

JooJoo said...

This is so lovely! How tender! I wish I could get the moon like him! And moon is so chubby :))

Pea said...

this is so cute !

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, Enigma, JooJoo & Pea. JooJoo, I will give you my extra-long rope after I'm done with it. :)

yoon see said...

Wonderful balloon adventure that everyone dream of. Hey Bella, I am a kid again!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOOH Bella, you are all up in my dreams girl!!!!! How fantastic and beautiful! You have a beautiful mind and imagination too. This is awesome Bella. I love every single thing about this illustration. It's stellar!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Yoon, wouldn't that be great, to be a kid again? I'd skip over the teenager part, though.

Vanessa, how did you know I was up in your dreams? Where do you think my inspiration comes from? :)