Thursday, May 21, 2009

I am not worthy.


My heart is a hard lump at my throat. I have just received the most delicious goodies from the gift fairy. First, a collection of adorable knick-knacks from Caren at kdottie designs: pink napkins to wipe pink smiles, a baa-baa to add to my collection of rescued sheep, a dainty pink hook to hang my hat, and a gorgeous keyhole that, when unlocked, will lead to someplace mysterious and magical.

And then -- ohhhh, and THEN! I unwrapped layer after layer to reveal the most beautiful treasure! My very first Moleskine, embellished with incredible pen and ink illustrations by Ces, my darling sister-friend with a heart of gold. I was literally floored by her beautiful, astonishing artwork. I don't want to mar it with my doodles, but I promised I would use it. Perhaps, with Ces's permission, I will give you a peek at the drawings over the course of time.

Thank you, Caren and Ces! My cup has runneth over and now sits at the bottom of a sea of happy tears. Dang, somebody throw me a life preserver.

64 comments:

Ces said...

Oh I thought something bad happened when you sent me the email. You are so crazy. You can do whatever you want with it. It's yours.

BUT BUT BUT WAIT!!! I SEE THE MENTAL NINJA! OOOOOOOOH! There is a smiling photo of the most beautiful smile and bright eyes! HIYAAHHH!

Ces said...

DANG! You are so cuuute, Hello beautiful!

Bella Sinclair said...

How can you talk about it so nonchalantly?!!! I am bringing it to school to show all my friends before I ruin it. It's absolutely incredible, i tell you. Incredible!!!!!

no, see how I had to really overexpose the photo? There's a good resemblance between my eyes and the mental ninja's eyes, no? Your epsilon did a good job! HA!

Ces said...

You are a mental ninja you you you lovely beautiful you!

I don't know, my Cuppa cuppa and the Ginkgo Mother's Day drawings made me stammer and my heart skip.

Bella Sinclair said...

YOU SPOIL ME ROTTEN, DO YOU KNOW THAT?

Ces said...

That is my goal!
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

Ces said...

I love your F-POT!

Where the heck is Renee?

Ces said...

Big F-POT bellied men in uniforms!

Ces said...

That woman prostrating herself in front of the goodies has a nice butt!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha! Does it turn you on? Hahaha

Renee said...

I am so blown away. My God I increased the picture and is that a little moon cat.

Ces you have outdone yourself. You are so generous.

Bella you must be flabberghasted. Wow. That is a gift for the Gods.

By the way I laughed and loved your little girl and the I'm not worthy. That is a gift of absolute unadulterated pure love and you are worthy of every pen mark.

The other things are so adorable to and the magic keyhole and how you spoke of it. Beautiful.

Also I love the picture of Ces by the mental ninja.

Bella it is so incredible. Lucky lucky you.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

What the fuck is an F-pot?

Love Renee xoxoxo

Ces said...

"Also I love the picture of Ces by the mental ninja."

Hahahaha! Renee, open your eyes, it's my sister the mental ninja, not me!

Valerie said...

It's great to be spoilt by people, esp the ones you love and who love you, Bella. You are blessed.

I'm feeling the same now... please check out my email to you. :')

Caroline said...

If I can just get a word in edgeways here... Bella, you lucky duck!! So many lovely goodies! As for the Magnificent Moleskine from the Awesome Ces - well, that's just absolutely amazing - something to treasure for ever and ever!!
Bella, I did laugh at your story of girls' movie star party with red carpet - absolutely fabulous darling!

Ces said...

Any order that will take me and Renee as nuns will be one heck of a lucky order. I will definitely be a good nun! I am capable of great self sacrifice and I am an enthusiastic singer. Also I look good in a habit but I want a little lipstick even if it is just a tinge of red.

Marie S said...

I am still waiting to find out what an f-pot is.
I love watching when you guys do this. It is a joy to behold. You are all blessed and awesome.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha! You can score some F-pot at Johnny's lunch truck on the corner.

No, no, no. F-POT was a mnemonic I used to memorize the lobes of the brain. Frontal, Parietal, Occipital, Temporal.

The real answer sucks, doesn't it? Aren't you sorry you asked?

Marie S said...

Roflmao!!! Oh you should have been in my head listening! I thought I was pretty pretty dense.

Ces said...

Bella, you can tell her about being On Old Obando Tower Top A Filipino Army Guards Villagers and Huts! Hiyah! We aced the test sister...but I am only no. 11 of 103 :(

Ah who cares! I had the most fun and I never got caught.

Marie S said...

I don't think that is conservative, is it??

Renee said...

Aren't you mad for this book. Love it and you will have to bring it to the nunnery.

Did you see on Ces's blog that we already have a new member 'Marie' and she says she wanted to be a nun too.

xoxoxo

Marie S said...

What book? Please humor me you guys, I am slow!!!

Renee said...

Bella is that picture of you. I thought it was a younger picture of Ces. You are gorgeous.

xoxox

Björnik said...

Wow Bella, you are very lucky and you surely deserved those beautiful gifts because you are a wonderful person. Just photoshop some scribbles on the moleskine and show Ces that you're using it. But keep the original framed and hidden from dustmites.:)

Marie S said...

This is very good exercise.
I have to run though, thank you all for letting me play with you. It has been a highlight for me.
You are very lucky to have friends like this Bella, indeed and they you!!!
Sleep tight you sistes!!!
Hugs,
Marie

Owl Eng said...

LOL...you really gave me a big good laugh with this little girl lying on her knees in front of the beautiful gifts you've received!

Well, you deserve all these nice stuff. Love the moleskin with the fabulous drawing! Can't wait to see your future artwork in it ;)

yoon see said...

Congrats Bella, they are very lovely. I am sure you are very happy and overjoy!
They are so many beautiful people out there. Sending gem gifts are one appreciation to start a friendship.....I hope mine also not exceptional, sorry for the delay!

Sorry I was busy the other day, I have sent off the plaster mould on Monday the 18th.
Pls. allow 7 to 10 days for arrival.
Hope all things are in order:)
Bye!

Pls:
I am :( this month.....
I sent my car for two major services.....
but I am happy again to read comments like this.
It's really enlighten my heart and trouble....

Renee said...

Bella that is the best belly laugh I have had in a dogs age.

The bead part to look like the islands har har har. So funny. Oh my God.

'No, no, allow me to braid your legs for you. I shall add tiny beads like they do on the islands. Thank goodness I do not have to braid your va-jay-jay.'

har har hardy hardy har har.....

Bella you are the best and don't you love being the most spoiled of all flying nuns.

You are well loved.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Lucky lucky! for all your lovely gifts.
Love the magic keyhole! ~ what secrets is that going to open?

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Janine said...

It´s really funny to read the comments and the re- comments and the whole conversation.
Did you ever thought of installing a chat- room here ? ;0)
Have a good weekend
Janine

Ces said...

Like the first part of Bjornik's comment but the second part does not make any sense. I know I had some full page drawings but the others were just ddodles. I tell you what I will send you a second Moleskine if you promise to use this one. You just have to honey. It's what you write in it that makes memories. Even just comments about mundane things. I like going back and reading them and it gives me a sepia tome memory. Yeah! there was one for a recipe of a chocolate cake served by my MIL. I never baked the cake but I always remember that day with her.

Manon Doyle said...

You are a lucky girl Bella!
I hope get together with Ces and Renee someday in person...... they may have to lock you three in a room....lol!

Ces said...

OMG. Can you imagine what Manon is saying? The room has to be soundproof.

Silke said...

Well, you lucky woman! Such treasures you got from your sister-friend! I have to admit, the comments are just as entertaining to read as the original post...:) Silke

Bella Sinclair said...

You know those Level 5 rooms on Heroes where they keep the super bad guys with special powers? That's what they'll need should our three forces ever meet.

Bella Sinclair said...

Silke, all the juicy stuff is over at Ces's. Go. Go now. Wait, are you over 18?

Arija said...

You girls are so much fun, I feel like I;m listening at the dorm. door reading the comments with all the laughter ringing out. Friendship and unlimited talent, acommunion between equals and you shower each other with so much love it hurts. To create to for the oy of giving pleasure is a blessing in itself, but ith reciprosity it becomes elevated to the sublime. Bless you all three.

aimee said...

oh!!!! you lucky girl! two packages in one day - and an illustrated moleskine from ces - i
i was so taken with it that i just totally overnuked my bagel... thought i was defrosting it for 30 seconds but accidentally hit 3.0 pounds, which is quite a while longer... so while i was gawking i didn't notice that the microwave kept going...and going...

you lucky girl!!

laughingwolf said...
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laughingwolf said...

[sorry, my bad... for some reason i called you 'beth', so deleted my post, BELLA :( ]

anyway...

none more deserving... grats BELLA! :)

TattingChic said...

I agree with "Laughing Wolf" ~ none more worthy than our dear Bella!

Those are all such sweet and precious gifts! I imagine I would be bowled over by that book of pen and inks from your friend Ces! What an absolute TREASURE! :)

((Hugs))! You most certainly deserve thm all; don't be silly! :)

Nina Crittenden said...

It is nice to be nice to the nice!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OH shoot now yall got me all emotional and everything!! Dang, You deserve this and so much more. Oh my goodness! HOW DELICIOUSLY FABU!!! You must be walking on air right now! Those ladies are so sweet to do such a thing! It just goes to show you that there are kind people out here in the world. And you found a bunch of them and we've all found you! Gee wiz Bella, I'm all snotty! Excuse me while I wipe my nose on my sleeve. I promise I don't have swine flu. You are such a wonderful inspiration and a joy. I bless the Lord the day I came across your blog and this lovely group of women folk. I know I say it but it's so very, very true...... YOU LADIES ROCK!!!! and you would my Shel so very proud with your beautiful illustrations, wit and humor! YALL made me day!!

Renee said...

This is so adorable I laugh every time I see it.

Bella the picture of you and Ces is outstanding. You are both so beautiful.

Love Renee xoxo

Marie S said...

Now click your heels together three times and say,
"there are kind people out here in the world"
"there are kind people out here in the world"
"there are kind people out here in the world" (Vanessa, I just love that). It should be a mantra.
You have shown all of us that Bella and I see it. Wow that is big, really big.
We are all blessed Bella, because of you and your friends!!
Hair is blonde(gray, but redhead gray) now (lol, gave up the bottle). Blog hopping is good for you and the fodder for the mind. It is all good!!!
Happy friday beautiful Bella,
Marie

Marie S said...

I love, love, love, that picture of you and Ces.
Brava!!!

Renee said...

I just had to tell you once again how much I love the picture of you and Ces.

You are so amazing.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

I saw that movie twice with my daughter. Of course the sidekick tirns out to be a very powerful superhero but a Level 5...how do you remeber details like Level 5? I just knew it was a special room that neutralized their powers and Linda Carter was a cool principal!

Ces said...

I mean "turns out"

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Bella, you deserve all those lovely goodies! You are kind and genuine and incredibly talented!!
Thankyou for always coming to visit me and leaving your encouraging comments on my blog xxo

caren@kdottiedesigns.com said...

Thank you so much for blogging about your presents! YOU ARE WORTHY!!!! And you make me laugh!

JooJoo said...

It must be really exciting to receive such a lovely gift! And I love your little illustartion on the photo! So lovely! As always, so delicate and innocent :)

Marie S said...

Thanks Bella, we think she is pretty special!

Renee said...

Hey Bella couldn't tell you ahead because you know Ces and her huge nose, she would have seen it on your blog before even you did.

Isn't that nice of Marie to make something especially for our vampyre.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Renee said...

Marie is so very kind and she wanted to do this for Ces and insisted that we go on the card too.

I'm like 'right on.'

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Oh yeah? Then how did Marie know my adrress?

Marie S said...

Talking about me????????????
It is all Renee's fault Ces.
She shanghaied me.

Ces said...

Bella wake up. I am up and you want to go to sleep now? What am I going to do then, huh, Huh?!

Ces said...

I don't know Marie, that red head of yours says "naughty".

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful indeed!!! you are so special and it shows!!!

Hugs
Diana

soulbrush said...

aaaaawww and you deserve it totally. you give so much of yourself to others, i see it all over the blog. hugs from london.

krisztina maros said...

this is so lovely!!! I love both of your works so much! how exciting they could be shown together!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful gifts Bella! You deserve them...people love you!

How great is that illo by Ces...wow!! It was fun seeing your drawings with hers ;)
The little Bella kneeling is most definately worthy!