Friday, April 24, 2009

Feeling Blue?

Just a little doodle I put down a while ago and decided to color this afternoon. I need a break from drawing little girls.

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This adorable little beauty flew to me from the very lovely Valerie from Val's Simple Passions. Valerie is a master tatter of beautiful lacey things and the creator of truly adorable teddy bears. Her blog and her visits always bring great big smiles to my heart. Thank you, Valerie, for your sweetness and for this wonderful award!

According to the rules, I am supposed to pass this on to 10 bloggers who make me smile. But in all honesty, you ALL make me smile so much that my darn cheeks hurt. So I'm going to break the rules and say that if you leave me a comment, please do take this little ladybug with you. You make my day brighter, and I thank you!

If you'd like to post the rules on your blog, here they are:
  1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
  2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
  3. Nominate 10 blogs.
  4. Put a link to their blogs.
  5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Have a freakin' fantastic day!
x o x o x o


Ces said...

AHHHHHH. I am first!

Ces said...

Oh my gosh I am such a nerd. I got so excited that I will be the first to comment and I got so nervous that I could not type straight, I had to enter my signon and password eight times and was getting really nervous. Oh God, I need a life. It is 2:37 AM and I am awake and getting excited about commenting when I should be getting excited about something else.

Oh this is so cute and I am not going to read a lot into this "blue" scheme or theme because if someone is blue all they have to do is come to my blog and listen to some ACT-SH-YAWN and start dancing!

Okay so why is Ele the Pink Phant blue. Hmn?

Very cute Bella. You really need to, what is the term DRATS! I can't remember the term, you know, have your own line, what is that word Bella? Like Mary Engelbreit, Arrgh, where is my BRAIN? Better be pink with a brain than (what is my color tonight) be brainless!

I love anything you create or do because I just love you!!! So there.

I have to think of that word - your own line you know...

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha! So what's the word, Ces? What's that word?

Oh, I'm not blue, Ele is not blue. We're not even bleu. I'm too busy shakin' my patootie at your disco to be blue!

isay said...

ohh i need this, i am feeling blue. thanks! keep doodling....
and have a nice day and weekend, too.

Ces said...

I can't go back to sleep because I am thinking of the darn word but I can't think over this woman singing I want some ACT_SH_YAWN

"I love the nightlife,
I've got to boogie
on the disco round yey!!!"

What is that word. I even looked at thesaurus and started reading a business and marketing basics article! DRATS! I lost my brain.

Oh the word verification is sandwa - I'm getting hungry!

Bella Sinclair said...

Isay, I'm sorry you are blue. :( Please join me on the dance floor at Ces's Disco Cafe!

Gosh, Ces, IS there a word for that? Isn't it just "design line" or something?

Fried chicken
Shrimp adobo
Grilled salmon

I am mean.

Ces said...

No! it's a business term. It's one's product line, your company, your entity, not conglumerate, refers more to the products., after you copyright it and you market it, it's your ---- ?

Oh drats, never mind. It's to early to call Sue. She will know. I was talking to her about it and she was the one who used that word which I thought was most appropriate.

Are you making me hungrier? Oh. I can eat now. It's 4:21:36,37...I can live in your blog Bella except I'd be scared of the the blue blue animals. I am rambling...

Patricia said...

I have tears in my eyes, but i'm not blue.
Youre drawings are touching me!
This one is so SWEET!!!

soulbrush said...

are you feeling a bit blue? no, surely not you.
love the award, may just take it and pass it cute....and have to go and do my IF drawing still... hugs from london.

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on your cute award!

I love your new illo! It is very sweet. Poor lil' blue bunny; he doesn't even know he's got a blue bunny parade behind 'im! I just love your illustrations! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Ces, why are you afraid of blue blue animals? Hmm, how does that make you feel?

Aw, Patricia, thank you. Perhaps after you wipe away the tears and can see my pictures a little better, you'll have a different opinion. :)

Soulbrush! Blue?
Not me, not you.
Take the bug, please do!

Hiya, TattingChic! My, you're up late. Or really, really early. Congrats to you, too. :) Blue bunny bunny...isn't that the name of an ice cream brand? Mmmmm, ice cream.....

aimee said...

how sweet are these creatures! i could see them standing on their own on the front of a greeting card (the sad bunny would be perfect for a cheer-up card) or even a onesie (the elephant or the little giraffe or bird-girl would look so cute).

the real fun ahead, though, lies in determing the appropriate venue for the elephant getting ready to goose that little bird.

Bella Sinclair said...

OMG, aimee! I can just see it! The elephant giving a big ol' HONK to that little unsuspecting bird. Bwaahahahahaha! Oh, jeez. Now I'm going to anticipate it every time I look at this.

deepazartz said...

Thats very cute too...whatever you make seems to be cute that even my 5yr old daughter enjoys it a lot!!!
I always show her your works and she says "Whats Bellaaunty drawn today??"
Thank you:)

Random York said...

I love this "Feeling Blue" illustration Bella- I really do. It is full of the gentle magic that attracts me to children's books!- John

Björnik said...

Hey Bella and Tita Ces! Look at the camera ang give me a big smile! There you go, lovely. Can I have this award now? I did make you smile!:P

I know this doodle, it's from the one world, one heart giveaway that I was supposed to win! Hah! I'm taking this too!

I still feel blue at home knowing I am left out without any internet connection. But this visit is worth everything!:)

Valerie said...

bella, your little animals are so cute! they've just brightened up my day (night, uh-hmm). love them.

thanks for your lovely comments about my work. i've so much more to learn. i'm just a crazy crafter who loves to get my hands on so many things... LOL

what say you if we do an exchange? you can email me. :)

Silke said...

I just love your drawings and doodles - so very sweet! I love the colors your chose!! :) Silke

Renee said...

Bella, I love it. I could picture this in a chils room, but I could even picture it more in an adult's room. It would remind you. That really you aren't alone and people care more than we know.

I love it.

Love Renee xoxoox

Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful blue animals! Your work brings a smile to my face! : )

voz said...

This is so fantastic. I want a bunny hat/suit too. Do they make them in my size?

Bella Sinclair said...

Deepazartz, awwwww, I LOVE your little girl! Bellaaunty!!! She's melted my heart.

Mr., that is a very high compliment indeed. I thank you so deeply.

Bjornik, those eagle eyes of yours are very sharp. And you have the memory of an elephant. It's been more than a week, dear..... where's that internet!

Valerie, you got it! I will email you soon. :D

Silke, thank you so much!

Renee, look behind you....

Manon! You smile, I smile. Now take the ladybug and run!

Hallooooo, Voz! Yes, they make your size. I have to see about sewing on a 5.

Patricia said...

Wow Bella

I looked again (no tears), and what do I see......little bunnytailes. OOOh that's so adorable!! I think I have to cry again. (hormones) ;)

Caroline said...

Hello Bella! What a delightful little line-up you've created, even if they are blue, they make me smile! By the way, over the past weeks I've seen so many of those circular marks on slopes out and about here in Malaysia (most often in car parks). Drew the line at posting pics of them though as couldn't possibly compete with the wonderful phantom hoodie artist!!

Becky said...

Oh I love it how sweet.I love the softness of the colors as well.

HanamiGallery said...

i like the bunny outfits on the other animals!! so cute! its almost like the bunny is sad and doesn't realize that behind it there are a lot of animals who want to be a bunny! hahah

Renee said...

Please sing to this like hippity hop to the barber shop:

I love Bella. I love Bella.

Love Renee xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Such a sweet drawing ~ the little animal lineup is so cute.

Congratulations on all your Awards my friend, very impressive!

I hope your weekend is splendid.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha! Oh, Patricia. Please feel free to wipe your tears on any bunny tail nearest you.

Caroline, really?! So it's not just a Japan thing. Cool! Better watch out for the hoodie artist. She's a-comin'.

Hello, Becky! Thank you so much.

Hi, HanamiGallery. And who wouldn't want to be a bunny!

Renee, I would look incredibly narcissistic if I did that. HA!

Hello, Carolyn. How were your biscuits? Not a crumb left, I bet. Have a great Sunday!

laughingwolf said...

love that doodle, bella :)

Loni Edwards said...

Oh Bella, this is such a sweet illo! It made me smile when I saw it. Just adorable! Well done!

Ces said...

Please sing to this like hippity hop to the barber shop:

I love Bella. I love Bella.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee, I would look incredibly narcissistic if I did that. HA!

Do that Bella, I'd like to see and hear that!

Anonymous said...

oooh, is that a bunny tail on that giraffe? and what does that first rabbit have in her pocket? and how come i am not in this picture? i think i should be. afterall...

ps i won't complain as long as i am in the next one that looks like a parade. because i like parades.

e. rabbit

Bella Sinclair said...

Laughingwolf, Lonie, thank you!

Ces: I LOVE BELLA, I LOVE BELLA! shoot me. shoot me now.

Emily -- in her pockets: a fistful of jellybeans and $5. :D

Ces said...

So how much self-loving have you been doing?


Bella Sinclair said...

What? Who said that? I've gone blind.

yoon see said...

Thanks for this cute award Bella. You really made my day:)
Happy Weekend.
I am so busy......tire but I got a smile coming here. It's a stress free zone:)

yoon see said...

They are certainly cute.
What a little blue accents on with them.
So creative Bella:)

yoon see said...

I see, Japan is about one hour ahead of Malaysia.
Good afternoon to you Bella and what is the menu of your lunch?
I haven't come up a logo yet for my friend's sister......
So many deadlines!
Do you have any dealines Bella?

Ces said...

I am hungry. May I come over for lunch too?

Renee said...

Yes Bella I do know how those conservatives can get. They boil hotdogs in bags and then eat bratwurst instead.

I think they are probably similar to the Victorians of the Victorian era -- Bella do you remember whether or not whips were invented back them for riding.

We will have to ask our conservative friend because I am positive she will know.

Love you. xoxo

Ces said...

I am beyond whips and bags and whatnots. These are modern times. I am not sharing any secret.

Bella Sinclair said...

Yoon See! So lovely to see you in triplicate. I made spaghetti with creamy bolognese sauce this afternoon. You are most welcome to try some, if you like. Happily, I don't have many deadlines. Good luck to you and the logo, though!

HA! Renee, you sly devil. Oh my, those Victorian times. I was but a wee child then, but I seem to remember why those skirts were so pouffy....

Ces has modern toys! And she's not sharing!

Ces said...

Which one? I have changed my header five times within the last twenty minutes.

Fancy menu there Madame Artiste. I had ricotta and spinach stuffed pasta shells. I cheated o I opened a bag from the freezer and just baked it in tomato sauce.

Renee said...

Bella get over to Ces's blog and look at her banner.

You are going to melt.

Okay that is it, we may have to concede that she can do no wrong.

You are going to love it.


Ces said...

Adopt me as a baby or as a potato?

Ces said...

You're going to eat me now?

BT said...

I love the little elephant. I've been blue and that gorgeous doodle has cheered me up no end. I have that award from soulbrush so won't take it twice.

Love the idea of the elephant 'parping the sh..' out of those bunnies!

studio lolo said...

This doodle makes me smile all over my face :D I adore it!!

I have a little award for you over at my place because you're such a sweet lady and your work is joyfully contagious!

Dusik said...

i heard some time ago that it is ok to feel blue and even cry from time to time. but no longer then 15 minutes straight. then we gotta pull ourselves together and be happy and smilie again :)

now, that is a challenge, sometimes it is hard to find what to smile about. but then Bella's blog comes along really handy. there is always something to smile about here :)


Nicky Linzey said...

Love these little animals!

Peter Breese said...

When the heck did you put this up? Well, I missed it... love it! The little dudes are such fun.

Owl Eng said...

I love your little doodle... they are so cute