Monday, March 23, 2009

Flower Girls Project: Nos. 3 & 4 of 11

Chugging right along here....

Ananya and Alice swung on a vine


Mirei and Emily wrapped poppies with twine

83 comments:

Owl Eng said...

they are fabulous!! i want to be with them too!! it is refreshing and sweet ;). Spring is in the air!!

Becky said...

Ohhh bella these are adorable.I want one LOL.Yes they look so fresh and springlike.Thanks so much for sharing!

Björnik said...

There's something special in the way you draw your characters. It's like each of them really belongs in the illustration or shall I say, you've captured the right moment.

Oh Bella, I can't stop smiling.. Again, I see your lovely illustrations as a new source of inspiration.

Is that Emily Sinclair in tutu? She's so cute. Am I talking too loud? Sssshhh... let's not disturb them.

linda cardina said...

bella!! these are precious!! i want to hold and squeeze those little baby dolls! their tutu's are so cute. your daughters probably love watching u create. if i could draw what u draw meredith would make me draw all day long.
4 done...keep going girl..u are doing a fabulous job!!xxoolinda

aimee said...

these little sweeties keep getting sweetier by the day! i just want to collect them like my girls collect little people!

voz said...

These are so great. I like that you get substance in there without compromising the cuteness factor. And YAY for the flowers too!

Ces said...

Oh my God! Why should I even try? Will you please draw the logo for me?

Carli said...

They are adorable! My best friend loves poppies. If you ever sell prints of this one let me Know.

esque said...

Well done! I am especially fond of the poppies one!

kj said...

i am too stunned to leave a comment just now. unbelievable talent you have, ms. bella sinclair. wowowowowowow.

none of this counts as my comment.
i'm thinking of better words...
:)

Draffin Bears said...

Bella they are both darling and make me smile.
I especially love the Poppies and sweet tutu ballerina's.

I will say it again, you are so very clever!

Enjoy your day
Hugs
Carolyn

Ces said...

I do not think this is adorable nor cheerful, nor brilliantly executed, nor does it bring a smile on my face, nore does it make me feel very lucky and proud that the artist is my friend, nor is it wonderful, nor is it perfect. I cannot eloquently describe this type of talent but for the first time in my life, I wish I had half your brain and your drawing hand.

Bella Sinclair said...

Dang, girl. I only have half a brain to begin with.

Diana Evans said...

these are so perfect...I love the whole series...just perfect!

caren said...

They are wearing tutus! I love it! Why don't you sell your drawings?

Delwyn said...

Hello Bella
these are treasures...

Valerie said...

The little girls in the pictures look like fairy beings. So fascinating.

Milkberry said...

Bella can I have your book and your autograph as well! These are adorable!!!

Ces said...

Half a brain and with this talent? What does that tell me? I have none, well I want a faux-Bella-brain then. Oh say that again, it sounds like a foreign language: "Faux-Bella-Brain-Then"

Shugar said...

ooooooh lovely! i love the one with poppies! the lil girls in their tu-tus are super cute! :) good job bella!

Bella Sinclair said...

I am blushing, thank you so much. I think getting hit with two at once made some of you a little lightheaded. :)

Oh, Linda. My kids are pretty unimpressed. They just want to go off and draw, themselves, which makes me happy. Whenever Emma sees my drawings, all she wants to know is if that's supposed to be her.

Milkberry, tell ya what. When you publish a book about Wubbyland, I'll trade you. :)

Fauxbella, fauxbella, fauxbella. Hmmmm, something rings true with that.

Patricia said...

Only one person in Tokyo (big city) knows you like to draw ??
She asked you to draw pictures from all the girls of the class.....And now the world knows you can draw beautifull!!!
Lucky teacher!

Francisco Martins said...

Love your flower girls, Bella!

Francisco Martins
www.subversivetales.blogspot.com
www.subversivetales.com

Ces said...

Your composure is imperturbable, my ears would be all stretched out from these collective sincere admiration.

I like Emma's attitude, much like my Em's when she was a little girl seeing my Moleskine journal drawings of a mother and a little girl.

My children's reaction are just like your children's reaction. In fact my husband has no reaction. All he wants is to know is what's for dinner... Okay, I'm exaggerating. Actually, they don't bother me when I draw or oil paint, they know they'll be hungry if they don't fend for themselves.

Except, I have learned to draw while leaning over the washing machine or cooking or barbecuing or eating, sometimes I fall asleep on my drawings. Is that being a compulsive dilettante?

Bella Sinclair said...

Thanks for visiting, Patricia! Well, I think one of the reasons I agreed to do this project was because soon after the drawings are given, I will be leaving Tokyo, never to see these people again and into another world of oblivion.

Thank you, Francisco!

Ces, do you realize that's an oxymoron? You're a compulsive artistic genius!

Ais said...

WOW!The pics are really cute! I am sure the girls will love it.:)

I was goe for I don't know how long ad I retur to find the street painted! You really have a good sense of humor! I am sure everyone in your street is loving it! nice job. :)

yoon see said...

Wow! Your series are getting more and more beautiful.
So lively and fresh!
You have inspired me again Bella:)

Renee said...

Bella -- oh my God. These are so fantastic. I totally think it is bullshit that the teacher is getting these.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Ces said...

Really bullshit, I agree with Renee. Why can't I have a book made for me being that I am your number fan and I love you very much, I don't care that others love you too but I love you more and this muaaaaahhhhch.....!

Oops, I fell out of the window when I stretched my arm to demonstrate how wide my love is for you. Ouch!!!

That teacher better be a good teacher, there are wonderful teachers out there who deserve this and I hope she does.

Carol Lawecki said...

These drawings are perfection! The little girls look like flower fairies. So soft, angelic and delicate the little girls are. I agree, you need to open an etsy shop and start selling your beautiful drawings.

My favorite so far is the girls with the red poppies. I had a huge flower garden at our previous house that was full of red poppies. All the drawings of the girls are beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of the class.

Have a great week Bella!

laughingwolf said...

brilliant, bella :D

...they would not like it here, we're just emerging from an early spring snowstorm :(

Lisa M Griffin said...

Beautiful and so charming. What lovely creations, thanks for sharing.

Pea said...

Supreb work!these are so lovely. Its like a dream !

Holly said...

I love these, especially the poppies one, I always remember an Aunt showing me how to make little dolls from poppy flowers, it took me right back ^-^!

Kris-Tea said...

Wow...thats so beautiful! I love it :)

séarlait said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!
beautiful works. Wonderful characters.

Dot said...

loving these flower girls! the Poppy is my fave :)

PS: i'd love your opinion on my rework of my portfolio site - it's linked on my blog..

kj said...

well, here are just a few words: the movement of the swing, the perfect poppy, the joy of letting loose. i hope this teacher gives these back to you sooner or later, because, bella, this series is A+++.

might be more words yet again.
:)

janie said...

they're having such a good time.
beautiful work

Ces said...

Are you an Indian giver?

Renee said...

Bella that is so exciting. I didn't know you were coming back.

Damn good thing Shelly is reading you. She is a lurker, but now she may speak. You would love her too.

How long have you lived in Japan? Are your families in Arizona? Are the kids going to be excited?

Me and a sumo wrestler: here is a visual; we both have the same type of body, so I would be 'where is it' and he would be 'where is it' and then we would circle each other in that slow sumo way and then we would tire each other out and need to either go eat some more food or have a nap.

xooxo

I love the little story about your husband, did you read Ces's comment about the love falling on the ice together.

She is too funny.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Okay meet me in my bed in an hour. I will be wearing the t shirt I had on for two days and a new pair of pajama pants.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Renee said...

You are welcome and just so you know, I just had a shower.

By the way what am I going to do when I am talking to strangers and trying to sound cool 'Oh yeah, my friend Bella, well she is in Japan; sorry whats that you say, oh yeah Japan. She lives in Japan. Exotic. Well yeah I guess, but I am so use to her living there I don't even think of it anymore.' 'Yeah it is kinda groovy to know people from Japan.'

har har har.

Love Renee xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you so much for your sweet, lovely comments.

Renee:
We've been in Japan for almost two years, and the time has just flown by. And no, we don't have any family in AZ. We just like it there. And yes, the kids are very excited to be back in the states.

AZ may not be as exotic as Japan, but you can tell your friends that your friend Bella lives on an Indian reservation. They'll be none the wiser. And then that really would make me an Indian giver, wouldn't it? Ooooh, so not pc. shhhhh.

Jack Foster said...

So precious and adorable. You really have a knack for amazingly sweet characters!

kj said...

final words from a near speechless fan: the little feet and the shadows are still the best!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

HEY PUDD!!! OMG I feel like it's been forever that I have come to see any of my friend. You have been so busy and I have too!!! How are you and the family??? Hope that all is well with each of you. I can tell you Bella, "I MISS YOU SOMETHING AWEFUL!!! I haven't forgotten about your special surprise!!! It's going to take sometime to make is all. Good things really do come to those who blog!!! he he he! The illustrations are just a treat!!! They are fantastic and super cool! I just love your characters and can't wait till you get around to doing some animation!!!! I know that one day I will see them on T.V. How awesome is that going to be he he he. Then I can say, " Bella, I know her!!!! he he he! These are wonderful.
Hugs and kisses and well wishes!

nollyposh said...

X:-)

Brian Lue Sang said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I just want to squeeze those characters!!

Dusik said...

what a great imagination Bella! keep it up! can't wait for the rest :)

you are the best!

(I tried to make a "flower" card and failed :)) i just don't have the mindset i guess.. i love these flowers and how you incorporated them with the girls and backgrounds. awesome!)

NANCY LEFKO said...

how absolutely beautiful !!!!

Ces said...

I can't wait for you to return to the states when my days are your days and I sleep when you sleep so I can visit you all day and find a full polka dotted tea cup.

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Aren't you guys sick from all the sticky sweetness yet?

Ces, I don't think you EVER sleep! You're up late, you get up early, and it seems you're always paged in between. And please, no more drawing while walking. You're bound to get run over by a truck, heaven forbid.

Ces said...

I did literally bump into someone while walking at lunch time (they ate, I drew) and in an attempt to save my drawing from falling into the concrete, I accidentally marked the man's shirt with my pen. I apologized and told him he was lucky it was not my lipstick. I think he way gay though and I was lucky he was pleasant about the whole situation. Then we talked about art for a few minutes.

Renee said...

Bella that is so freaky. Yeah, I want to walk around like a character.

I was trying to think of the name of that book the other day. I am always afraid to be in the country because I think anyone could come an do anything and there are no neighbours to see.

I also sometimes think of that psycho movie where they come to kill the woman in the shower and he is dressed up like his mother.

I have to stop because I am scaring the shit out of myself.

We are totally connected and never have to pretend with each other. Life and friendship are wonderful things.

Love Renee xoxo

Caroline said...

These illustrations are truly beautiful! I love them both. You should consider collecting them together in a little book! How old are your own daughters, by the way?

Ces said...

One of the reasons why I admire and respect you very much is the way you express yourself, and you proved it once again in your comment on Renee's blog.

As for contact lenses I want to look like Vageeta.

Milkberry said...

So you're really leaving Tokyo? Oh those polka dot roads will miss you dearly I bet!!

Ces said...

It's your turn and don't think you can distract me!

Ces said...

Dammit dammit dammit! You got me you brainiac!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ces, you want to look like Vageeta? What a coincidence. I often feel like Velveeta.

Ces said...

That is so cheesy! :)
HAHAHA!

Okay, how about Goku? Don't tell me you fell like Tofu!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful, such lively. busy creatures. Such a beautifully subtle treatment.

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, ArtSparker!

Ces, yes, but not the silken kind. 100-year-old stinky tofu, to be exact.

palma tayona said...

hahahaha.... you know what bells, the little girls in your work remind me of ALI - my boss's girl. hahaha, such a precious little darling. :-)

Renee said...

Okay, but don't you think Obama is kind of sexy though? I totally do.

Brilliant comment, but I am leaving about 15 comments unsaid. Wink, wink.

Love you. xoxoxoxo

kj said...

the only other time i was the 68th commenter was when i visited tony bennett's blog. you're going to break a 100 if you keep sharing all this good art and good will.
ha!

ps a japanese mailperson showed up at my front door and left a twenty pound package. now what, bella? you're killing me here!

Renee said...

Bella there is a lady that started commenting on my blog and her art is fantastic. I think she might be around your age, but I commented on her blog today because she lives in Arizona and I thought you are moving there and maybe there will be a hook-up.

She sounds wickedly nice too.

Her name is Manon and you will see her site if you click on my comments.

xooxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, Dan! Yes, I'm partial to little girls, myself.

Oh, Renee. Do not be seduced by his power. Honestly, if you ran into him at Starbucks and he wasn't president, would you still think so? I think not. And darling, it's your blog, you do whatever you want! I still love you. xoxo

KJ! Whaaaaat? Tony Bennett blogs???

Ces said...

If that is the same Manon that I visited following Renee's blog today, her art is what my son's teenage friends call "crazy wicked". Her journals are intense.

erin said...

these are just so wonderful, I had to go out and buy flowers.

Ces said...

Another race to 100!

Ces said...

Are you practicing your counting skills?

Ces said...

Well you obviously don't know how to count because I only have two pairs of shoes!

74!

I am in your cupboard counting all the polka dotted cups!!!

Ces said...

75

Leave my clothes alone!!! They're too big for you!!!

Elm trees are huge! I don't know why I care so much about someone so liberal anyway?

Ces said...

76

I am counting Obama's broken promises...

Here's your funny hat back!

Ces said...

It's those liberals, my brain is allergic to them.

77

Ces said...

78

Yes, you are.

Ces said...

79

You lost the tic-tac-toe game.

Ces said...

80

You are a terrible influence on me.

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Ces said...

82

and I welcome it!

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