Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hope, Magnified

Dedicated to a certain brave warrior lion up in Winnipeg.

And in the distance, evidence of brush fire.

* sigh *


Ces said...

Yes! May our hopes and prayers be magnified and multiplied indeed. A wonderful sentiment and splendid illustration of something simple we sometimes forget - I find that prayers heal and are answered, though sometimes not the way I want them to be answered.

Brush fire! That is not good! The smoke formation reminds me of a certain explosion. I pray you are safe and far from it and no one gets hurt.

A wonderful evening to you my dearest.

I am so delighted you are drawing again. You have no idea how happy that makes me!


Sonny said...

OMG! What an AMAZING and adorable sketch! Wow! Totally warmed my heart inside.

Marie S said...

So beautifully drawn. Way to nail it Bella!
Oh I sure hope that you are safe from fire, my heart goes out to you on this one, I am hyper-vigilant right now.
Stay safe my sweet. Your girls draw well too, nice!

linda cardina said...

oh man.... so special...never get anything but from u... i love this bella. so happy..soooo happy to see a new drawing from u. your family and renee's are always in my prayers.

aimee said...

aw, i got so excited when i saw your new post in my google reader. so, so happy to see you drawing again. your new profile description is perfect. i love it! and your tribute to renee is beautiful too!

stay safe - if that brush fire gets too close, bring your two little sunflowers and come visit me for a while!

Mim said...

I agree - magnify those prayers for Renee - please....
Hope you are well

(strange word verification - "Helloflu" - Yikes!)

Delwyn said...

Hello Bella

I think of you often and all the new challenges you face.

Our Renee is the epitome of HOPE
and inspires us all with her fortitude, as you are also doing...

Happy days

Bella Sinclair said...

Darn it, Ces. Being in that moist egg roll wrapper so long has made me pucker all over. Deep fry me, and I will be your chimichanga. No worries, darling. I am quite a distance from the fires, and I do not live in the brush. Still, we have been glued to the tv and praying for those in the path of danger.

Sonny, you are much too generous. It is a mere doodle, and you are kind.

Hello, Sister Marie! Thank you. Yes, we are safe from the flames. The girls were excited to see such a pretty cloud until they found out where it came from. I'll tell them you liked their drawings. That'll make them squeal!

Linda, my hoodie girl! YOU are special and sweet. I've been spying on you this summer. Where are YOUR new posts?

Aimeeeeeeeee!!! You always make me smile. I'd gladly bring my sunflowers to visit yours, though I'm afraid they'd get lost in that gigantic field of yellow. LOVED those photos of yours!

Yes, Mim, yes. ACK! Helloflu??? I'm outta here.

Hello, Delwyn. You said it perfectly, she is the epitome of hope. And grace and dignity and courage.

Arija said...

Bella, it is wonderful to see you on line again.
The sentiments your drawing expresses are echoed a thousand fold around the globe.

I love the symbolism of your pictures of the fire situation. To me, with much experience of such situation, the cloud you show are soothing and hope givins. They are clouds of steam from the fire being quenched. The frightening ones are the dark clouds of smoke rising from an active wildfire.

I hope all is going well for you.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Your hope and prayer drawing is wonderful and yes, magnify and multiply is what is really needed at this time. Renee is such an incredible and an amazing Woman!

Love your daughters artwork too, they really are so talented like their Mummy.

I hope that everyone stays safe, from the fire.

Happy weekend

Draffin Bears said...

Just meant to say, that I hope that the prayers will be answered for the Warrior lion, Renee and Jackie.
Hope and Prayers go out to them.


Eric Barclay said...

Really beautiful work. Will keep Renee and her family in our thoughts. Emma's and Nona's works are amazing as well.

Is it ok if I email you sometime?

Patricia said...

Beautiful drawing!
I'm glad to hear that you and your daughters are oké :)

Owl Eng said...

may the hopes and love be magnified!!!
it is nice to see your beautiful drawing again ;). love how much the girl is focused on the prayer.

Nicky Linzey said...

It is lovely to see your beautiful drawings again Bella and your daughters have obviously inherited your talent.

clairedulalune said...

Beautiful drawing Bella.

esque said...

Wonderful, so simple yet powerful.

Be safe from the flames.

kj said...

for me it's enough that you've posted. welcome back, bella sinclair.

intellectual stimulation and creation explosion? what's the catch, bella? it seems to me you have both in vast quantities. my guess is time and patience will show you that.


Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful work Bella!
I have both you and Renee in my thoughts each day!!
Stay safe! Those brush fires always worry me out in AZ.

Miss Carole said...

Welcome back, hope you're doing well

soulbrush said...

such a wistful and wonderful little sketch dear bella, how are you and the girls doing? lotsa hugs from me in london xxxx

Caroline said...

Dear Bella, lovely to see you here again - beautiful sketch. Heartfelt and supported - magnified indeed - by all Renee's friends here! Your girls' pictures in your side bar are so lovely too.

Deborah said...

I think that what I may love best about your work is that is it so essential. Such power in such sweetness. Perfection.

Jen Anderson said...

Welcome back.

Janine said...

It is hope, that make us go on.

Giovanna said...

It's an adorable sketch!! I love it so much!

Bella Sinclair said...

Aah, Miss Arija, so nice to see you again. Thank you. The wildfire is raging worse today. Almost twice as big as yesterday. Devastating.

Hello, Carolyn. You are always so sweet. Yes, we are all linking hearts, and hopefully our prayers will be heard and answered.

Aww, Eric. Why are you a wet, unhappy kitty? Thank you, thank you, dear friend. What size slippers do you wear? :)

Patricia! I love your adorable teapot! Thank you. Yes, we are not only oké, we are also okay. So cute!

Thank you, Owl Eng. Focused, she is, with all her might.

Greetings and salutations, Nicky. Good to see you again. My girls....they steal my art supplies, too.

Clairedulalune, thank you!

Why hello, esque. Many thanks, and we are quite far from the actual flames.

KJ, hello. Aaah, well, I have vast quantities of SOMEthing, but it's not either of the two I want.

Manon, thank you. Oh, those AZ fires! Do you remember the one several years ago that threatened N. Scottsdale? That was frightening.

Hi, Miss Carole. We are doing fine, thank you. Your new avatar is adorable!

Oh, Soulbrush! You have a new avatar as well! Wow, all these new faces on familiar names. You look quite fashionable. The girls and I are doing well, getting ready for a brand new school year.

Caroline, sweet Caroline. Hello! Just a quick sketch, but done with all sincereity. Thank you!

Hello, hello, Deborah. Perfection it most certainly is not. But I love you for saying so. Boiling things down to the "essentials" enables me to do the minimum and spend the rest of my day being lazy. SSsshhhhhhh. Our little secret.

Hi, Jen. Thank you, good to be back!

Janine, you are absolutely right. Without hope, there is just despair. xoxo

Oh, thank you, Giovanna. You are much too sweet.

Lynda said...

I hope they get the fire under control soon and I really hope that things get better for your friend :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Therrrrrrrreeee she is Msssssssssss. Bella Sinclairrrrrrrrr! winner of the??? You guessed Bella Sinclair award. I'm your roving reporter, V's Balding. We want to ask Ms. Bella Sinclair how she feels since winning the "Bella Sinclair award given by that handsome talented husband of one wife and father of two beautiful girls, Eric Barclay! So, so, Bella How does it feel??? Might I added, That's a beautiful Pant suit you're wearing. Might we know the designer??? Oh it's your PJ's and you wear them so well. He he he! Oh how I just sat in front of the computer and laughed and cried. Eric said it all. Girl you have to know how much you are loved! Look at the out pouring??? We love you so much Bella! I think your post is so thought provoking and beautiful. We will keep everyone in prayer. I love you so much my sisterfriend. Kisses and hugs and very much healing and laughter ,

Ces said...

I almost dropped you in a pan of hot oil with the rest of the egg rolls. It's a good thing you started kicking when I picked you up!

Sonia ;) said...

Bella..I would be terrified..what will you do if it gets closer?

xoxoxoxoxox S

Eric Barclay said...

Size 12. I could use some more bubbles for my pipe, too.

voz said...

Indeed. And beautifully expressed as always. *hugs*

Ces said...

You is a hot and spicy taco bella.

I is a bland mozzarella fior de latte

caren said...

Bella ~ I enjoy your drawings so much - I am glad to see them again. Still keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana Evans said...

HI Bella!!! so great to see you back with us....this piece made me so happy....I think without hope we can't go on...but with it...anything is possible...I know that things can never be the same as they were and there really are no words to make things better....but your friends are all here for you and I hope you also call me one of them....


Cheryl Lynn said...


I hope you like my new song. I'm so glad to see you back and what a fitting drawing. It is magnifique. Touching and timely in these days filled with so much despair. Thank you for reminding us what is important.

Once again, congrats on you receiving your own lovely award. Hachacha, Honey. You deserve it.

Have a wonderful week!

theartofpuro said...

I Belle thank you for the comment and I'm happy you are back

Adorable sketch:)

Bevie said...

Hello Bella. It was very nice and thoughtful of you to visit my blog and leave a comment. I don't visit blogs much these days, nor do I post much on my own, but I do pass through on occasion and I'm glad I did.

You did not mean to, but you reminded me that whatever my troubles they are as nothing compared to what others are going through.

I hope your life continues to improve, too.

Ces said...

Good morning! Arf! Arf!

I is a little puppy chewing your laundry then rolling in your yard and digging on dirt!

Ces said...

Arf! I cames back so I can sits on your lap. Arf! Arf!

Renee said...

Thank you and I am bawling my head off.

Dear Bella that has touched me more than anything.

I love you.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Bella I had to come back and look and clear the rain out of my eyes.

It is simple and beautiful.

I just saw some art by the girls, how talented they are, just like their Mama.


Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, Lynda. You and me, both!

HOOOOOHOOOOOOO, Super V! Aaah, someone needs to package you and sell you as Instant Happiness. And my PJs? Oh, didn't you know? It's a Ces original. Sisterfriend, I loves ya!

Sonia, hello. Gosh, I don't know what I'd do if I lived in those areas. Evacuate and pray, what else can you do. I'm grateful that we don't live there, though.

Eric, WHAT? Slippers AND bubbles? Oh, now you are asking too much. hehehehe. I read that someone invented soap bubbles in pink and blue that do not stain your clothes when they pop. I'll getcha some of those, mmm-kay?

Voz! Thank you, dear friend. I'm a-jonesin' for some of your monsters....

Aw, Caren, thank you. You are pinkalicious.

Diana, you are most definitely my FRIEND! How sweet are you. Just as sweet as your beautiful drawings and cuppies!

Hahaha, Cheryl. You have a way with rhyming. :D Thank you, Miss Lovely.

Thank you, Monica! So glad you dropped by.

Hello, Bevie. You were in my thoughts heavily today. Sending hugs and good wishes your way.

Ces, you naughty puppy!!! Look what you....oh...oh..... Oh, who can stay mad at that cute face. Come here, you lovable thing, you!

Ah, dearest Renee. I love you.

yoon see said...

Hello Bella,
Sorry to drop by late.
My prayer to you and your family that your prayers will be heard and to be magnified to the highest and fullest!
Yoon See

Nina Crittenden said...

So nice to see you! Love your daughter's work!

Ces said...

I is so sad, I missed my friend. Tuko tuko!

Renee said...

Bella I know, even five minutes, wouldn't that be an earlier heaven.

I love you so much and I adore this prayer girl and her little dedication.


Linda Sue said...

Ms. Bella, I have been keeping tabs on you through Renee- Pleased to see you back on your blog feet and still , always, feel so sad for your family.
LOVE your adorable illustration for our Renee whom I love beyond beyond. Thank you for your illustration for her. Awesome!
Be well!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Oh my goodness Bella! I'm so happy that you are back and drawing again! I missed your beautiful tender drawings!

You are surrounded by such love and support from this community it really makes me happy for you!
I hope you are adjusting to all the changes in your life and healing and hopefully smiling too.

Best to you always!


tp said...

adorable sketch

Ces said...

I is a robot dog with a medallion!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, dear Yoon See. My prayers have indeed been answered. Thank you so much.

Hiya, Nina. Thank you, and I'll let my girls know you said so. :)

A fresh bundle of hugs to you, Renee.

Thank you, Linda Sue. And thank you for dropping by. Yes, Renee is a priceless treasure, much loved by all.

Oh, Edrian! Hello, dear friend. Yes, I am smiling wide now.

tp, thank you!

Ces, you is da K9 Flavor Flav. What up, dawg?

Ces said...

I is da cutie pie dog that be sitting on beautiful lady's lap.

Ces said...

I is a pirate!

Bella Sinclair said...

Arrrrggghh. I has scurvy.

Ces said...

HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR! I loves your eye patch! HO! HO! HO!

Valerie Lorimer said...

What a wonderful sentiment and lovely illustration. Great sketch - thanks for making me stop and be thankful.

laughingwolf said...

continued blessings to you and yours, m'dear friend...

get zapped said...

Precious and poignant. Thank you.

BT said...

Super illustration Bella. Oh the fires are so awful. I know Linda, Stampmaiden can see the smoke from where she is, but she says it's far enough away. It must be terrifying.

Renee said...

Bella you still hold me in your heart. I will always hold you in mine, now and forever more.

How are you dear heart? I love you.

Renee xoxo

Francisco Martins said...

Hi Bella!
Thank you for your visit, it's always an honor to have you in my blog!
Your Providence and Gratitude illustration on your last post is stunning...I just love it! And your flower girls are really beautiful!
I wish you all the luck in the world, and may you and the girls be very happy in your new home!



Art Fan Ako said...

I was trying to comment on your latest post but you have soooo many that it refused to take mine. So here... You're back! And with awesome art work! I'm smiling!

Sarah said... very glad so see your back with us again! Hoping you are well and things are flowing a bit! Hugs!!
The little piece made me I am sending love that way too!! Beautiful hon..just beautiful!!
Namaste, Sarah