Tuesday, September 8, 2009

IF - Strong


Suzy Sullivan could suck a sockeye salmon through a straw, if she wanted to. Her lungs were that strong. But she preferred milkshakes.

Spent some time making sucky faces in the mirror for this one.

79 comments:

jeannie b said...

I was making sucky faces just viewing your post! Charming and funny!

Nina Crittenden said...

Very cute! This art does NOT suck! hee hee

aimee said...

oh my gaaaaa!!! she's adorable! will you post the photos of yourself making sucky faces in the mirror, too? LOVE the new banner!

voz said...

Oh come on, you make sucky faces all the time. Admit it. I hope there were sound effects too. (and she's adorable, btw.)

Renee said...

And this is why I first fell in love with you.

Love Renee xoxo

Giovanna ♥ said...

This is so adorable! I love her face!
xo
Giovanna

caren said...

How fun! I just want to let out a little scream when I click on your blog and there is a new drawing! Thanks!

Björnik said...

Bellaaaaaahhh! She's just adorable! I was about to comment how well you portrayed Suzy and I was making sucky faces here myself like a doting elder brother.wahaha

Oh man, I can feel the intensity of the moment. Her hair literally stood on end! Hahaha!

I must get back to making my self-portrait before somebody catches me kissing cute Suzy!haha

xoxo
Björnik

kj said...

what caren said: i feel the same way.

the world is better when you hold a pencil, bella. i could (and probably will) say 'welcome back' again and again.

i hope your house is awesome!!!

yoon see said...

Love this Bella, hope you are keeping well.
Sorry to drop by late.
You are strong and hope all well to you and your teo girls:)

linda cardina said...

HEY sucky face!

it's like christmas morning when i go to my dashboard and see a post from u!!!

u just made my day....i'm smiling :))))))))

xoxlinda

Draffin Bears said...

Love your sweet sucky face Bella,
so funny.
I also adore your new, very lovely blog header.

Hope your week is going well
Hugs
Carolyn

Ces said...

This is my favorite eye candy store! I don't believe the sucky-face modeling in front of the mirror, show me proof - send pictures.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Okay, her face is priceless. She has to be the cutest shake sucker face I've every seen. This is why you're Bella, Bella!

Love you and your work much!

Have a great evening.

Gai said...

super sucky strong face. Hope you got to enjoy milkshake too.

serline said...

This is exactly what my baby loves to do with her orange juice. So cute!

pretty day said...

I love her expression! So cute! And your "Hope, Magnified" touched my heart very deeply. Beautiful.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha, Jeannie B. Are your cheeks as sore as mine?

Good one, Nina! Thank you. :)

Aimee, holy moly. You know how your mother always said if you make a silly face, it'll get stuck that way.....?

Voz -- Bahahaha! The most horrid sucking noises! Hahahaha!

Aw, Renee. Only you could love my sucky face.

Giovanna, thank you!

Caren, thank you. 95% of people do tend to emit a little scream. Usually of terror.

Careful, Björnik. She will suck you in. What? A self portrait?!! Will your eyes be open? I cannot wait to see!

Thank you, KJ. You are one of the 95%, I see. I hope my home is awesome, too! Very excited.

Yoon See, thank you so much. And you are strong in your sweetness.

Linda, my hoodie sucky face! Hahhahaha. I'm waiting, girl. Where is YOUR new post, hmmmnnnn?

Carolyn, thank you. Yes, it was time for a new header. Everything else was changing, it should, too.

BA! Ces! You're not going to get a hold of blackmail material that easily, sister.

Oh, Cheryl, thank you. I have been called a sucker more times than I can count.

Gai, hahahaha. I could use a milkshake just about now. Mmmm, vanilla for you?

Serline, awww. Your baby sounds adorable. My kids like to blow INTO their juices. We have no manners.

Pretty Day, thank you very much. And welcome!

Tomás Serrano said...

Two last fantastic, BW and color.

MONICA said...

¡¡Hi Bella!! Vey cute! she´s adorable.

Patricia said...

Bella, you're a strong woman!
Fortunately you did not lose your sense of humor ;)

Lovely drawing! The suction is from her toes to her pigtails :)

cally jane studio said...

Really cute!!

esque said...

Hey, love that sucky face! And those pig tails are totally rad!

Owl Eng said...

i can't help making sucky faces in the mirror too!
This is lovely and hilarious! love the expression and the extra huge milkshake!

Caroline said...

Ha ha! I can hear the slurping all the way over here! Enchanting little illustration Bella!

Linda said...

sooo cute!! Btw I love your blog!!nSo inspirational!

Arija said...

Bella, I hope you put some realism into your sucky faces by downing a few shakes for realism. Somehos I don't think you have aquired a moon face litle yur cute little moppet.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he hee hee!! I bet she does the shaky thingee too while she's sucking up those shakes he he he he! Oh but she is cutie pootie! I love the action in her pigtails. It must be some kind of reaction that happens when you are putting down those super duper thick milk shakes. The only thing that raises on me is my lips hairs eeeeh he he he he!!! I adore the color. Has a real vintage quality to it that I adore and this is why we all fell in love with you and your illustrations!!!!!! YOU ROCK GIRLY! I love it to pieces. You know, between you, Ces and Diana with the food stuff, yall know how to set a fluffy girl off on a food hunt. OH SHOOT! Now I feel the need to get milk shake! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I was doing so good!! I need a burger too!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
Love you !

kathi said...

How precious! Wish I could have seen YOUR face while you were drawing this! :)

Renee said...

I think I will have a milkshake today.

xoxo

thedoodlegirl said...

This is SOooOOOooo VERY CHARMING and ADORABLE! Your art is truly incredible. I love it!! Hope you're doing well. :)

Amy C said...

so sooooooo cute, love that sweet face and those taught sucky cheeky cheeks

Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Bella, This drawing is precious!! It reminded me of my son when he was little and trying to use a straw. Thank you for reminding me of that precious memory!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments on my tatting.

Thank you for your friendship.

Take Care ((((HUGS)))))

Nicky Linzey said...

Great sucky face - just going to the mirror to try one out!

Deborah said...

Adorable! The milk shake looks so real and yummy I want one!

Diana Evans said...

hahahahaha....she is so cute and so strong!!! just like you Bella!!!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Cute post. I am so glad you are back and that blogging is helping to soften the loss of your dear husband. Thank you for the kind words you left at Lizzy Frizzfrock.

Valerie Lorimer said...

It's brilliant, Bella! What a lovely, charming face - even "sucking!"

Karen from A`Musements said...

Gosh.... Who KNEW "sucky faces" could be SO CUTE?! None of my sucky faces look so great... of course, no one makes my hair look as good as Suzy's either ;-)
Fabulous talent, Bella!
Wishing you and the girls well from Oregon!
xoxo
Karen

encaracolada said...

lovely!

Sonny said...

Your art is simply AMAzing! Whoah! Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring works. :)

Julia said...

Beautiful work - and she is adorable! So much personality in that drawing! :)

peggyfussell said...

I love it!!!! She's the best sucker ever.

Nine said...

Serves you right for blacklisting me and kicking me out! Me! Your very own sisterfriend who loves you very much! Kicked out! I am Nine! I am Nine!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Silver said...

Hi Bella!

Hope to find you well..and looking around at your older posts..i am smiling.

Be strong. You are so loved.

love,
~Silver

linda cardina said...

hey sucky face... just wanna let u know to be on the look out for a new post real soon. kid's schedules have kept me sooooo busy for the past 4mos.

bye sucky face! hahahaahha
<3 lin

omg word veri is sucky face...;)

TattingChic said...

Ha ha ha! This is so funny! You are one hilarious illustratress! LOL!

To answer the question you left on my blog...YES there's life outside of the internet...I just discovered, LOL! ;)

~TattingChic ♥

Bella Sinclair said...

Tomas, thank you, twice.

Thank you, Monica, and so are you!

Patricia, shhhh. I'm actually a weakling. Can't even do a push up.

Cally Jane, thank you. What a cute name.

Haha, esque. Rad!

Owl Eng, thank you. She's in for an extra huge brain freeze.

Caroline! Ssshhhlllluuuurrpp! Hahaha

Aw, Linda, thank you.

Oh, Arija, have you SEEN my moon face???

Lady Vanessa, mwahahahaha. I am pure evil. Want fries with that?

Haha, Kathi. Had you seen my face, your pigtails would have stuck straight out, too.

Save some for me, Renee.

Thank you, Doodle Girl. I am doing well. :)

Thanks, Amy. Wish some other things were taut.

Carol, that is a precious memory indeed. Hugs to you!

Hey, Nicky. I've discovered that sucky faces make one look thinner, too. Now I walk around puckered up all day.

Hi, Deborah! Grab yourself a straw. Plenty to go around.

Oh, Diana. Put some sweets in front of me, and I'll definitely hoover them up.

Thank you, Lizzy. It's not the blogging, it's the friends. :)

Valerie, hahaha. Thank you.

Aw, Karen, I bet you have THE most adorable sucky face.

Encaracolada, thank you.

Sonny, you make me blush.

Julia, thank you. And so much tummy under that table, too.

PeggyFussell, Hahahaha! Oh, don't make me say it....

Nine, ach, nein! I love you! How could you doubt it?!

Thank you, Silver. You are too sweet.

Liiinda! Sucky face! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, wait, there's more....BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooh, Tattingchic! Illustratress. I like that word. Sounds...sssssultry.

Ces said...

I am so sorry. I was wrong. It was my account and login credentials that was the issue. I apologize. Please accept my apology. I am very very sorry. I love you! I love you my dearest sister friend! I am sorry for doubting. If I were a dog, I am hiding under the table looking at you with very apologetic eyes and tail tucked between my legs. Pleae accept my apology.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwww, Ces. Please come out from under the table. I can never be mad at you. Here, I give you some Spam.

Ribbon said...

You are amazing...

thank you so very much for making the time to visit me.

all the best wishes
Ribbon

Delwyn said...

You are so clever Bella...

Happy days

ValGalArt said...

Very charming! I am glad you are strong and doing well!!! Your pal, valgal

sara b. said...

adorable!!! :)

justdoodleit said...

Sweet! Suzy has the most awesome hairdo and some real brains beneath. Salmons just don't taste as good as milkshakes :)

Renee said...

Okay Bella I have to take the weekend to do your to-do list.

Love - check.
Laugh - not yet.
Milkshake - not yet.

And yes, always my own straw and I would never chew it but I do bite the end that is in my mouth because when I was on chemo if something came up to fast it made me gag. Well I am still carrying that habit, but I am sure you will forgive me.

Love Renee xoxo

Roberta Baird said...

Too cute.... I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when you were making those sucky faces..... tee hee!

Peter Breese said...

Fantastic Bella, I wonder if my face would look like that if I had pig tails ;).

theartofpuro said...

I love her expression and her hairs
She's adorable

Lynda said...

Lol Oh my goodness...that piece of yours is awesome! I love her :) Thanks for the comment on my blog. Always happy to inspire and help my fellow artist friends :)

kj said...

hello!

it's me! how are you?! did you get the jellybeans i sent? if not i don't know why.

i am still getting in trouble. are you too?

yours truly

emily rabbit

Sonia ;) said...

Bella,

I wanted to come by and say thank you for the lil post. I love the lil Suzy...Your a ray a sunshine.

Smiles

Linda Sue said...

Thank you for the comment, Dear Bella. I would say that my bold dark strokes are indeed a contrast to your lovely soft ones.
Very sweet.

Eric Barclay said...

This is about as adorable as they come. Wonderful, wonderful character.

Manon Doyle said...

Love this Bella!! Makes me smile!!
I wish you were here in AZ also! My place is also in North Scottsdale....... where's yours?

cindy said...

she is so sweet. i love her pigtails!

Renee said...

I love my Bella.

xoxo

laughingwolf said...

lol... love it, thx bella :)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Bella!!! I am so happy you popped in to say hello!!! you are so sweet and you are so right ....my next book was inspired by my little man...Cole...

Hugs
Diana

Silke said...

OMG, I LOVE her!! I was imagining sucking and salmon through a straw and decided that I'd prefer a milkshake as well. It's wonderful seeing you back in blogland. Love, Silke

Gaia said...

Lol! Funny, adorable, brilliant! I love it :)

Renee said...

Bella I had the laugh yesterday at the hospital. Jacquie was getting physio and her husband was trying to help and she was like for fuck sake Gilbert and I was sitting on a chair with my hand over my face in stitches (think church laugh).

Obviously I am at the end of my rope or overly tired, or just don't know what is funny anymore.

Love you dear friend.

Renee xoxoxo

isay said...

Hi! great to know you are doing well. you must be busy with the moving. best regards. cool illo. i'll have milkshake now before it becomes cold...'autumn over here now!

Sarah said...

Oh Bella..wonderful to see you back!! Love the "sucky" faces - giggle snort!! Sarah

Detlef said...

So pleased that you are back and contributing to IF, and back into creating. I know that art and creativity can play a very positive role in keeping us on track. Banish the suckiness!

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, everyone! Y'all are just too kind. :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

LOVE this! You made me laugh out loud. Just a completely delightful piece. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Holtzman said...

You're amazing!