Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Vanessa!


October 3 is Über V's birthday!
Break out the cake 'n' ice cream!

Vanessa just ooooozes with talent. You name it, she can do it. She draws the cutest characters, all sporting the most expressive little grins. She paints, sews amazing dolls, and sings with a beautiful voice. She can poke you with a needle without making you flinch, and afterwards make you look like a superstar by playing with your hair and makeup. She makes the world's best pineapple upside down cake. And on top of it all, she leaves the funniest, side-splittinest, bust-yo-gut kinda comments.

Plus, she is one of the most loving friends I know.

Happy Birthday, Vanessa!
May all your wishes come true.

xoxoxo

78 comments:

Giovanna ♥ said...

That's so sweet of you!! I love what you wrote about your friend...I adore the illustration too!
Have wonderful weekend!
xo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Björnik said...

Aaaaaaawwww.. This is very cute Bella! How do you think up such great surprises?!

I'm sure super V will be very delighted to see this. She looks like a queen up there!

isay said...

you really made me smile with this one! so sweet really, especially made for your friend-so lucky she.

hey, thanks for your comment earlier. have a nice weekend.

esque said...

Aww, cute! So many presents! I love it! What a fun B-day present!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Of course I am crying my eye balls out... run over there and get it... oops the other one just fell out... help me find it!!! I'm just a crying fool right now. I'm lost for words. Thanks you sweetie. I love you so much!! I really do Bella! Thanks from the bottom of my HEART!!! Tissue please! I will treasure this illustration forever. I still have Eric's from last year. I keep them in front of me so I can remember. Now this one! I am overwhelmed honestly. Thanks so much. It's beautiful! So very beautiful Love you much your sister
V
I want a copy you know this don't you????

deepazartz said...

So very sweet of you...Cute gift for a dear friend!!! It very much captures the joy and fun and the all well wishes that you would like to offer.Very sweet!

she would be so proud to have you as her friend :)

Many many happy returns of the day, Nessa.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy birthday to your friend Vanessa!
The illustration is lovely.

I hope that you are having a happy weekend Bella.

hugs
Carolyn

kathi said...

What a wonderful gift! You are so sweet and so very talented too!
I love this birthday illustration!
Just darling!
Happy Birthday Vanessa!

Ces said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! I don't know what I love the most, your drawing or Queen V's reaction. Both! They are both precious. I know how she feels seeing one of Bella's special drawings dedicated to the birthday girls. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Queen V!

linda cardina said...

ooooh bella V has cute hands and feet just like you!!!! i love these litte girls!

i love this bella...so cool how u do things..u are so darn talented AND always so thoughtful, bella!

happy bday v!!!!!!!

xox
lin

Renee said...

Bella I love it, and no doubt Vanessa loves it too.

Love Renee xoxo

aimee said...

all you said/drew and more! happy birthday, sweet vanessa!

Manon Doyle said...

I'm sure that Vanessa just love this! Your illustration rocks sister!

encaracolada said...

What a beautiful gift. Princess for one day.

Deborah said...

This is just too adorable. I want the duckie balloon, please and thank you. **kisskiss** Deb

Pepi said...

Que bonitoooooo.....felicidades a tu amiga y a tí por tu trabajo. Saludos.

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

Happy Birthday to Vanessa!
Your illustration is full of joy and happiness here! thank you for the joyful mood you spread around!

Tessa said...

Wonderful, wonderful Birthday picture for an equally wonderful lady!

Renee said...

You are precisely my cup of tea.

xoxo

Renee said...

Bella I have always known almost from the minute of meeting you that I was always holding your hand and that you were always holding mine. Even in the darkest times I felt your hand in mine.

Thank you.

Love Renee xoxo

Janine said...

Dera Bella, this is such a wonderful birthday- present.
You must be a great friend.
And as far as I know you are absolutly right.
Vanessa is so talented and such a friendly and warm-hearted person.. just like you

Bella Sinclair said...

Darling Miss V, your eyeballs are your livelihood. Better superglue them in. Now I'm about to have my lunch of....believe it or not, meatballs. I'll have to double check that none of them are staring back at me. Happy Birthday!


Thank you, everyone, for making this special day brighter for the birthday girl! Isn't she somethin'?!

caren said...

How lucky Vanessa is to have you draw such a cute picture for her on her birthday! She is a wonderful person.

Peter Breese said...

Yes indeed! Yes indeed! Very nice... make sure you save a piece of cake for me ;).

rebekah said...

oh this is so lovely! and U are so lovely!!! うらやましい :)

❦TattingChic said...

Happy Birthday to your friend! That illo is very cute! ☺

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

What's a little mucus between sisters??? Hey thanks for finding my eye. Hope it didn't end up in your plate he he he! Thanks again my love!

yoon see said...

Happy birthday to Vanessa, I hope I am not too late to wish her a happy birthday!

chelo said...

Your work is wonderful!!! i love it...and happy birtday to Vanessa...(excuse me for my english)...

Ces said...

Eeeek! Too much body fluids exchange between you and Queen V.

Eric Barclay said...

Great minds think alike! Wonderful illustration! She is awesome, isn't she?

Pepi said...

Muchas gracias por tu visita y tu comentario tan bonito para mí es un honor viniendo de una artista como tú, muchas gracias. Besos.

Giovanna ♥ said...

Thank you so very much Bella for the sweet comment on my blog! I really appreciate your kind words about my work, especially because I admire your work and I think you're an amazing artist :)
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

The Gypsy said...

You really are a sweetheart, nice words and nice art for Vanessa.

BTW I passed on an award to you, visit my blog and have a look.
Hugs

Diana Evans said...

you are so so sweet Bella!!! she will love this piece!!!

Hugs
Diana

laughingwolf said...

happy days, vanessa! [my own b'day is next week]

pass some of that pineapple cake this way, k? ;) lol

Silver said...

Beautiful illustration for a special friend!

Have a wonderful week ahead!

~Silver

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

really cute :}}

Ribbon said...

you are a wonderful friend...
and a super creative soul that we are lucky to have share with us :)

happy celebrations

Janine said...

Dear Bella,
I have an award waiting at my blog for you.
Have a lovely week
Hugs
Janine

Edrian Thomidis said...

Oh, I'm so touched that you made such a lovely illustration for 'V'. She is so deserving of it too, and you are a wonderful friend for creating such a special gift!

edrian |view my blog

Faruffa said...

A precious illustration for the little Vanessa ;o)
... happy belated birthday to her!

Owl Eng said...

this is absolutely sweet! adore this beautiful creation from you for Vanessa ;)

Marie S said...

What a darling drawing. Happy Birthday Vanessa and Happy Monday Bella.
Have a great week.

Ces said...

Vanessa sure is sitting on some big gift boxes. I wonder what's in them? Furniture? All-Clad pans? Hmn?

theartofpuro said...

She'll be so happy with this gift.
What a wonderful and lovely illo!

Bella Sinclair said...

The pink one is a giant eraser.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This drawing is so charming and sweet. And your words are lovely about VAnessa.

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is the most wonderful tribute to our girl V, that I've seen yet. It's so sweet that you included yourself in the picture.

You guys are the greatest. I'm so happy to be a part of such a loving and creative community. I tell everyone about you guys all the time and relly cannot wait to meet you personally. I feel like I've known you all my life.

Happy Birthday, Ms. V. Fabulous illo Ms. B. Love you both THIIIIISSSS MUCH!

Alina Chau said...

so cute!! Lovely adorable card!!!

Amy C said...

indeed she is truly incredible and always writes the nicest messages on everybody's blogs, what a great person I feel honored to know in this sweet bloggy land of ours.
This is a beautiful and thoughtful tribute Bella.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Bella!!! you are so sweet...thanks for popping by...and by the way...my Birthday is January 31 ...so you can get started on my illustration....hehehehe....just kidding....

you are such a sweet friend..and you have the greatest sense of humour!!! I love that!!!

Hugs
Diana

Renee said...

Bella for Sheldon's ashes the funeral home had these gold teardrops and you could put ashes in the back so I got one for Jacquie and it has some of Sheldon's ashes. She loves it. That might be an idea for you and the girls.

I want to know about the Japanese cremation ceremony you have to let me know.

Love you.

Renee xoxo

serline said...

She's so lucky to have a friend like you to present her with such a wonderful gifts.

Tammie Lee said...

This is a sweet sweet drawing and celebration of your friend!
Spirithelpers

get zapped said...

This is tender and sweet! And a lot of fun too!!

justdoodleit said...

Sweetness!

Yvonne Anderson said...

Bella,

love the balloon shapes...ssshhhweeet!

MONICA said...

Beautiful and lovely gift for she!!
Kind regards :)

I'm sure Vanessa will be very delighted to see this. She looks like a queen up there!

Ces said...

GPS! GPS! GPS! Does someone answer to the title sisterfriend-extraordinaire here? If so, I have an award for you. Get down from the ladder and put down the box. Come over and have coffee with Deborah and me.

kathi said...

I just nominated you for an award over at my blog. Please click on over when you have a chance to pick it up!
Hope all is well and you'll be back soon!

Renee said...

How dear you are to me Bella. We will meet, just like we have met.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Bella how the heck could I have forgotten that she is tenacious and strong and never gives up.

I can't believe I forgot that about Jacquie, thank you dear one for the reminder.

Love Renee xoxo

Gillian Comerford said...

very sweet artwork on your blog ;)

Janine said...

Dear Bella, I hope you didn´t get lost in your boxes for to laong.
I have an award for you. I know it was made by your sisterfriend Ces nd therefor I am sure you got it already from first hand, but I want to pass it to you.You are such a friendly and loving person, you will get it much more often :0)
Have a lovely weekend
Janine

Renee said...

Okay pick up the phone, I know you are there. har har....

Seriously, that shows you how little shit I do. I have turkey once in a blue moon, and even then I don't clean the pan. I know I do next to nothing.

How are you darling. Camille printed that picture of the prayer for Sheldon you made and we gave it to Jacquie tonight and we read what Ces wrote about Sheldon and somethings Sonia wrote too, and it was a great night as we were all bawling, I know, so what else is new.

Love you my Bella.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Bella I wish that you and the kids lived down the street.

xoxo

Silke said...

Bella, I just love your comments on my blog - they always bring a smile to my face. Actually, more than that - they make me laugh! I think we'd do just fine meeting and having coffee AND pastries. These, incidentally, were a plate filled with the most delicious French toast and I ate every last bite of them! Oh, so good... It's a miracle I remembered to have Daniel take a picture before I dug in!

I hope you are doing well with your move and unpacking. So glad you come and visit my blog, dear friend!! Love, Silke

Renee said...

How many bloody boxes do you have to unpack.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Ces said...

Knowing her probably stacked to the height of Kilimanjaro!

Renee said...

I can't believe you still have those fucking boxes up. Okay brat, come back to us.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

That won't bring her back! You have to swear and cuss more than that, Say something real nasty.

Francisco Martins said...

V. Brantley for President!!! :D

Francisco Martins said...

PS: Awesome illustration, Bella!

Ribbon said...

I hope you are able to continue to share as your blog is very uplifting and much appreciated :)

happy unpacking...
I've not long done that myself :)

best wishes
Ribbon

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Pudd, I just wanted to give you hug this morning. I love you with all my heart girly! I really do.

Renee said...

Okay I say ship a box to me. You know I will love what ever is in it and it will give us you back here.

Did I tell you that I printed a copy of the picture you made of the little girl praying and the warrior in Winnipeg.

Anyway Jacquie has it at her house.

Love you.

Renee xoxo

BT said...

Oh she sounds like the best of friends to have and I hope she had a great birthday, I'm so late late late!! I just love your illustration of course.