Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All I Want for Christmas


Dear Santa,

I've been a good girl this year. At least I think I have. I've tried. So if you could manage to bring me what I really, really want this year, I promise I will never ever ask for anything ever again. You see, my beloved Renee is so very miserable. She has a bad case of the bats bumping around in her tummy. She cannot even enjoy a 7-Layer Magic Square cookie without getting violently ill. So what I would like, more than anything in the world, is to make those bats go away. Shoo. Gone. Please, Santa, it doesn't need to be much, just something that will chase those bats away for good. I don't need anything else. She is such an amazing and wonderful person, loved and adored by hundreds worldwide. It's not hard to see why. She could use a little help right now. And while you're at it, if you could have a word with the Big Guy about this, that would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Love,
bella

ps. I will leave an extra cookie and some carrots out for you this year.

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Thank you for being such wonderful friends this year. Thank you for your visits and generous comments and loving support. I could not have gotten through it without you. Happy holidays to you and your loving families.

187 comments:

Ces said...

Ooooooooooooh this is the sweetest sentiment. Oh, Sorry Renee, I jumped in here before you did but I think this is so cute and I share this sentiment but only Bella can make it straightforward yet absolutely adorable! Dearest Bella darling, I love this very much, I love that you did this for Renee. I love Renee and I love you. Merry Christmas all around and especially to your beautiful epsilons.

May the bats go away forever.

P.S.
That girl with the sword, she has lovely hair!

Bella Sinclair said...

Yes, Ces, yes she does.

I love you, too.

Diana Evans said...

ohhhhhhhh my heavenssssssssss Bella!!! You have a way with art and words that really makes my heart smile...

I feel very blessed to have met you and can only hope that one day we can all meet and laugh !!!!

I wish you and your lovely girls a wonderful holiday!!! always know that you have many people that love you and care for you....

Holiday Blessings are being sent your way!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Susie said...

Beautiful. The drawing. The letter. You and your girls. Merry Christmas friend.

Bella Sinclair said...

Trust me, Diana, when you see me, you will most definitely laugh. I'm so very blessed to have met you, too!

Merry Christmas, Susie! And thank you. :)

messyfish said...

I hope Santa gives you your wish! Happy days for you and your girls. Xxx

Miss Carole said...

happy holidays!

Barbara said...

Bella: Thank you so much for telling us about Renee. I visited her site and commented. I hope and pray Santa gives you your wish.

Your drawing is filled with such love....it's simply beautiful. You bring such pleasure with your art. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

theartofpuro said...

Hi Bella,thank you for the comment.
The illustration is so cute and fuuny with all these bats,Love it!
I wish you a peaceful Xmas and 2010 full of good news and friends:)

Merry Xmas!

Manon Doyle said...

hey Bella!
I wish for the very same things for Renee! Your piece is beautiful!! I'm sure she will love it!
I hope that you and your girls have a wonderful holiday! Thank you for your friendship girlfriend!!
Merry Christmas!!
manon
xo

Vicki Holdwick said...

Oh, Bella! I have been sending positive energy and wishing those bats away every day and hoping and hoping, but I never thought of asking Santa.

What a lovely post and what a great Christmas present for all of us if only Renee could begin to improve and find some comfort. I don't know her, but I do so love her from reading her blog.

Happy Holidays to you and yours

xoxo

linda cardina said...

oh bella, u and your art are of the most adorable things on the planet. she is going to love this. what a sweet friend u are. i especially love the little girl opening the box with a gun...i almost fell out of bed laughing. i love the way u think....

merry christmas to u and your little girlies... love ya bella!

BATS BE GONE!!!!!!

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, dear Bella! You are so kind hearted and sweet! I hope that Santa bring you your wish. I am sorry to hear that your friend, Renee, is not feeling well! She is very fortunate to have a kind and caring friend as yourself!
I should know because I am one of the fortunate people on this planet who has the privilege to call you, Dear Bella Sinclair, a friend!

(((Hugs))) and Merry Christmas!
~TattingChic ♥

Renee said...

Oh Bella darling, oh Bella.

I love it and I love how we all have weapons. I never thought I would promote hunting but lets go get us some bats.

Bella thank you for everything. I love you Bella.

Merry Christmas darling and give the kids kisses from me.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

I just have to keep looking at it. Bella you are so clever and I love us three amigos.

xoxoxo

esque said...

Aww, cute! Hope Renee feels better! This made me feel so warm inside. Hope you and yours will have a great one!

ps: haven't finished my second sock yet; aiming for it to be finished by new year's! :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family, Bella. Thank you for all of your wonderful words and artwork.

Jenea said...

Happy Christmas to alll!!!!!

voz said...

Hugs x 23,921,832

Please distribute.

Jen Anderson said...

What a kind wish. I'm sending Renee happy thoughts.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh oh. Bella...I want to giggle and crying at the same time...I love this..I do. Am bringing my Katana..for a bit of bat shooing.
Seriously Bella..wonderful wish for sweet Renee..I love her so. I adore you too...love the picture hon....jut love it!
Merry Christmas to you and your sweet kiddos!!
Hugs, Sarah

Tammie Lee said...

Your caring Christmas request is so sweet and touched my heart. And your art overflows with the holiday spirit.
I wish you a wonderful Christmas and may the new year overflow with dreams come true!

Bobo said...

Dear Bella, I'm not a christian, but I do believe someone has listened to you and something good will return to Renee and you. Ganbate!

Love your illustration, I can feel the magical power in it!

Merry Christmas!

Faruffa said...

Oh Bella that nice illustration and beautiful letter! both of them are so full of Christmas spirit
still many many wishes for Christmas :o)

jacquie said...

you mean alot to renee bella and she obviously means the same to you........i love your one wish and i am counting on you getting it for my dearest sister renee.
thank you and merry christmas to all of you who love renee so much.
jacquie

Cheryl Lynn said...

Bella, I can hardly think of the words to say. You are a wonderful and life long new found friend. I cannot wait to meet you in person one day. I look forward to you, Ces, Nessa, and Renee (without those pesky bats) just laughing, drawing, and having a good ole creative time together!

This sentiment and the illustration could not have been more appropriate for this time of year. I will be happy as well to go to God on Renee's behalf. I pray that the ultimate Healer will touch Renee from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet. I pray that He who died to eradicate sickness will allow His healing Virtue to flow through her veins. May she be healed and made whole in Jesus' name. Amen and Amen!

Bella, to you and your beautiful girls. May the God of all comfort keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord (who is the real reason for the season). You are a beautiful person and friend. I look forward to communicating with you in the coming New Year and experiencing our many creative adventures!

Deborah said...

Bella, I am without words to describe the wonderment of your art and the beauty of your writing. I would like to join in some bat hunting please...I could hunt them down with Army precision. Merry Christmas, Bella. Hold the little ones extra long tonight. All of my love to you, Deb

justdoodleit said...

Bella, you manage to translate deeply felt sentiments into charming images. Visiting your blog has been a really wonderful experience and will look forward to more of your art in 2010. Happy Holidays and season's greetings to you and your dear ones!

Shirley said...

Bella - I wish for no more bats for Renee, that is for sure. How wonderful of you for this post for your friend. Your sentiment and sweet, sweet illustration are truly a beautiful gift.

I wish for you and your little ones a peaceful Christmas..may it be filled with moments that will touch your heart and hugs a plenty. I am grateful for your friendship as it has been a most special gift to me this year. Monsieur Olivet wishes you a Joyeux Noël! You are SO very kind about the book comment..Monsieur would be honored, as would I someday..but til then I will continue to work hard and paint, learn, and enjoy. Off to baking though right now...hugs to you! Shirley

Silke said...

Dearest Bella, that is the sweetest prayer in form of art and letter I have ever seen! I don't know anyone who can be - at the same time - convey such sweetness yet make it clear that you mean business. Between you, Ces, and everyone else's wishes and prayers for Renee and her family, those bats don't stand a chance!! What a treasure you are to all of us!! Much love to you and your girls! Sending you extra warm wishes this Christmas! Love, Silke

Draffin Bears said...

Dear sweet Bella,

You are the most thoughtful and kind person and yes, what a beautiful wish for Christmas and to have the bats go away and make dear Renee well.
I love the little drawing.
I have so enjoyed your love, constant support and friendship, thank you.
May you and your darling girls, have a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Love & hugs, dear friend
Carolyn xo

Tatskool said...

Lovely drawing and sentiment, hope all your wishes come true.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I came to your blog to see what sweet surprise you had for us at Christmas, and see your heart is filled with thoughts for helping your friend battle those bats...Yes, to arm ourselves for our friends, with thoughts and wishes...the perfect gift!

Ces said...

I came here to once again enjoy your illustration. The fact that you took me along to fight the bats and armed me with a colorful sword is such a great honor. For starters, your drawings are gifts and to be included in it is the highest honor! I would rather be illustrated by Bella Sinclair than receive an award or recognition for writing a rule!

I pray that Renee finds relief from her ailments. I pray for a miracle. I also pray for my other blog friends who are suffering and struggling in other forms.

I pray for you my dearest sisterfriend.

May you find peace and happiness;
May courage and strength not desert you;
May your epsilons grow up to be brilliant and smart just like you;
May your parents be well and youthful;
May your peanut butter always be crunchy and name brand,
May Mr. Stubby not break in time of need;
May your equilibrium only be punctuated by happiness;
May your drawing board constantly support your carpals;
May your mental ninja moves always be ready during confrontations;
May Heinrich the eraser get a real name;
May your color pallette remain bright and vibrant;
May your pachyderms continue parading with their trunk upwards;
May you find yourself forever surrounded by loving family and friends,
May God keep you healthy and happy.

Amen

Sterilized XOXOXOXOXOXO

Amy C said...

oh Bella you are the sweetest awesomely talented, loveliest, kindest thoughtful person, I am going to ask Santa the same thing maybe if he hears it again he will send a few extras!!!
Love your adorable festive little scene, so cozy and delightful with the cheeky little slingshot action.
Wishing you all the very very best for 2010 and a super Merry Christmas from your blogggy pal
Amy x

Shirley said...

Oh Bella. Monsieur has left you a special box of peanut brittle for Christmas! And I am baking our favorite treat tomorrow - Jacques Pepin's chocolate roulade. It is a "gourmet ho-ho"..so I shall slice a piece and it is yours! : )

Carla said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year

Renee said...

Bella I just finished a bout of retching so hope that fucker has left me for the rest of the day.

I came to look at us doing battle.

I know everything you said and I hear every word of it. Peter and Sheldon are with us. I believe that to be true.

The kids, what saviours they are.

I love you so much Bella.

Wishing that you have much more joy than sadness today even though you will have both.

Merry Christmas.

Love Renee xoxo

laughingwolf said...

i echo your thoughts, bella...

happy holidays, everyone!

Renee said...

Bella your dear friend Aimee thought this was one of the sweetest paintings you have done and I must agree.

Thank you again darling.

Merry Christmas. Retching stopped and Nathan and I have just been lying on my bed while he takes pictures of us on his new IPhone.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Merry Christmas dearest sisterfriend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas morning to be followed by an even better afternoon and evening. I thought about you this morning, while preparing the corn bread dressing, I know, I know...I thought dang, I am a really good cook and I wish I cooked for you. Okay now that the conceit is out of the way, was Santa good to you? I had a very pleasant surprise today from The Viking and Marty exclaimed "It's great to not ask for anything because you receive even more presents. I wish there was a philosophical undertone to that but Santa really did visit them last night and the Viking and I gasped when they opened their presents.

Merry Christmas again dearest darling Bella. You are still the best gift I had this year and you have no expiration date! I love your family and I love you. Give Oz a pat for me please.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Bella! Didja get what ya wanted for Christmas??? Well, DIDJA?? Here's hoping you did! Hope Santa was good to your dear friend, Renee, and also to YOU and your sweet girls!
Christmas (((HUGS))),
~TattingChic ♥

Ribbon said...

Wow you are incredibly beautiful and I am extremely grateful to be able to visit with you.

Yes I love Renee too

x Ribbon

Merry Christmas xx

cindy said...

yes, rats to bats! thinking of you this holiday and so glad you've visited us in our little world. wishing you a happy new year!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I'm skipping over to our Renee and wishing her well. This is about the best post EVER in blogging history. It's really what this is all about. I was moved beyond tears. This has been such a rough year for You and Renee. I don't know why. We all wish that we could somehow fix it and make it all better. It's overwhelming when you see the people that you adore and love go through tough times. I have learned that tough times can ever bring us closer to one another or cause us to hide and retreat. There are so many of us who are pulling for both you and Renee. Healing in both of your lives. One for physical healing and you my friend for your heart and spirit. You have so many, many people pulling for you and your family and it shows with every comment. Sometimes I am just amazed at how many people you have touched with your art and humor and it is overwhelming, but the very special part is when it overflows and spills into someone else's life like that of Renee. Renee is the most honest and open person. Showing us all the good, the bad, happy and sad, angry and mad of it all. I sooooooo appreciate this about he. She is such a wonderful person and we just need to love on her as much as we can. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful picture with us. I along with the rest of the bloggers out here feel so very blessed to have you in my life and know you. Merry Christmas my very sweet and wonderful friend.
Vanessa

Ces said...

Happy Boxing Day dear!

Are you boxing or are you boxing?

I wish you awonderful weekend!

Ces said...

Whut?! Boxed in? Talk about being boxed in! I can'r even move. I am totally incapacitated by indecision but I found out that MS Office 2008 for Mac is a total piece of junk!

Ces said...

I mean "can't"

Ces said...

It is not compatible with windows current apps and all the reviews recommend not to buy it...

Marie S said...

I want that too. What a beautiful wish.
I love you!

aimee said...

i hope that everyone who sees this picks up their own weapon for renee and there will be so many those bats won't stand a chance. hugs and love to you and merry christmas bella. you are such a good person :)

Ces said...

Aaaw Bella dear! You are the sharpest pencil both in sentiment and lines!

nollyposh said...

YOU dear BeLLa are the ~wonderful~ One *ChriSSy kissez* <3

The Original Drama Mama said...

May those bats be banished! What a sweet and wonderfully supportive friend you are, and I hope Renee gets to enjoy a yummy New Year.

Renee said...

How was Christmas darling. Was there more happiness then sadness or did they just weigh each other out.

Love Renee xoxo

jcdillustration said...

Renee, I hope you feel better soon. Bella, hugs to you and your family! Thank you for your beautiful artwork and friendship!

encaracolada said...

I wish you the best for you and your girls, Christmas sometimes are a little bit sad, so my gift is a very big, big Smile to you.
Hugs

Renee said...

Bella I love this Santa letter, seriously if it was cake I would try to choke it down. Maybe I just better mix it up with the picture and drink it as a protein shake.

I love you darling. And it was more happy then sad because we were right in the moment of the day.

For Jacquie is was sadder than happy, but there was happy too.

I love you Bella.

Renee xoxo

yoborobo said...

Bella - I saw your drawing on Renee's blog and had to come here and tell you that I just love it. Count me in for some serious bat hunting. Normally I love bats, but these are evil bats and well, they have to be done away with. Even though I am normally a lovely passive person (ha!), in this case I will give Daniel Boone a run for his money. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Bella. Your drawings are so wonderful and charming. :) Pam

Nina Crittenden said...

What a lovely illustration! All our best to you for a Happy New Year!!!

shannon said...

love LOVE love your blog and your beautiful artwork. you just make me smile from ear to ear. :)
and, thanks so much for visiting my blog. happy to have connected with you and wishing you a peaceful, creative, and FULLY abundant new year!

cécille said...

I hope you have a lovely week in preparation for ther new year - the year f the tiger - RAWRRR!!!

Renee said...

I know you won't think this is strange at all.

But I almost felt like crying and thought I want to talk to Bella and then when I came on the blog I had one comment and it is from you.

I love you Bella.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

There is such sadness in our hearts sometimes isn't there Bella. Love too, but sadness nontheless.

I love you.

Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Is it because we live in a world of opposites dear Bella.

Where there is joy there is suffering. Where there is sweet there is sour.

A world of extremes. Death and life.

I love you.

Love Renee xoxo

Sausage Kolache said...

Do you know that yours is the only blog that makes me wonder whether my trackball will wear out from scrolling too much when I have to leave a comment? Oh no I am not complaining because it is my pleasure and you might set a comment quota for me. So I forgot what I wanted to say...RAWWRRR!!!

Ham Bone said...

All gone! Yum! Yum! ...salty! I think I'll have another one.

Purple PeaCock said...

aww darling, the sausage is not all what it's thought to be. It's just a bunch of mushy meat stiffened by heat. I prefer the dough. I may go meatless starting next year, what do you call that? V... it starts with a V...aaaah! Vegan?

BT said...

What a wonderful Santa letter Bella. Shoo bats, shoo. How dare they? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your girls too. Love the whale below too. xx

Jack Foster said...

Hi Bella, I'm a little late commenting... been a little busy. Just wanted to wish you a happy New year. I know you've been through a lot and I pray that God reaches down and wraps you in unending blessings in 2010. You have touched many lives Bella, I know that you have filled my heart with joy many times in 2009. Thank you God bless you and your family.

Silver said...

Beautiful letter to Santa! Love that darling woman.. to bits! And Amen to all the bats be off forever!

love,
Silver

Diana Evans said...

holy smokes Bella...I almost got a cramp from scrolling down so far to get to the bottom of all these comments!!!! you are truly loved by many!!! I just wanted to stop by to wish you and the girls a most healthy, happy and prosperous 2010....I know that the last year has been difficult and there are no words we can say that will change what has happened!!! but know I am here for you....Hugssssssssss!!!!

Happy New Year!!! and I look forward to more of your wonderful art and friendship in 2010!!!

Hugs
Diana

Carol Lawecki said...

My prayers go out to all of you! Wishing and praying that things could be different!!

Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Renee said...

And how I love you dear Bella.

xoxox

Ces said...

Aaack! I let a day pass without making a comment. I am slacking off! Oh it is still yesterday for you.

Ces said...

Hahahhah! No more folding baby. I just stuffed them inside the drawers shirts, socks, towels, everything. I am sick of being neat. I am going messy all the way - my new year's resolution.

Ces said...

Yes, I was! They were very noisy so I stuffed them with socks and put them inside the drawers. Very quiet now. I can hear the ringing in my ears.

Ces said...

Yes dear, I do what I mean and I mean what I do! Goodnight. Tsup!

Ces said...

I am writing you now before I start rewriting the rule because I am closing my office and shutting the world outside my door until I finish my modifications. So I just wanted you to know that I am in my quiet and very very veRRRRRy cold office, I have a shawl wrapped around my right shoulder and right arm because it is throbbing and painful from the cold BUT I am surrounded by beautiful, adorable, colorful and happy drawings of yours and the children's! I will emerge from my rules bat cave this afternoon. TSUP!

Janine said...

Dear Bella, I admire you for your strength and power and for your loving heart and for the big friendship you are able to give.
By the way , for me you are one of the most gifted artist and every picture you make touches my heart.
I wish you and your family and your friends a happy, healthy, joyful new year.
Janine

Ces said...

As you know I got out of the cave early and you brought me good luck because as soon as I wondered how you are doing, my rule fired its first succesful run. I am not kidding, no bs either. That really happened. Auspicious thought! Uggah Buggah Rah!

Ces said...

WHU!?!!! WHAT IS big and thick? WHAT?!

Ces said...

Hahahaha! No wonder it did not match what I had on my lunch plate today. I was thinking of Sunday's lunch topic. Hahahaha!

Yes, isn't it big and thick? It's extraordinarily large - HUMUNGOUS! But the servers are okay with it. It's tremendous but not monstrous.

I am happy (crossing fingers).

Renee said...

I'm hell on wheels and super irriated.

Mom was better today and will be going to live at Shellys' which we are all quite excited about.

Love Renee xoxo

shannon said...

Yipeee, hooray, woooo hoo! So happy you've joined me on the quest to continue creating space for the things we love most. I've added you to my "reduce clutter/create space explorers on my site. And thanks for adding a badge to yours. Are you on Twitter? If so, let me know and I'll add you to my twitter list. Happy times, Bella.

BT said...

Bella, I can't find your email address. I just wanted to thank you for the sweet message you left on my blog post. It's funny what you said about the washing on the line. I noticed there are 3 pairs of plastic pants to go over 'real' nappies - before the days of disposable ones. How horrid they were.

I've relished your friendship this year and shared your joys and heartache and hope we can be firm friends in 2010.

Love

Gina aka BT
xxx

Ces said...

OMG! Your blog looks so beautiful! Your drawings are superfantastic. I am seeing new things!!! I have new eyes! Hahahaha!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

Just had to come and wish you a very Happy New Year, my friend.
May you and the girls have a wonderful year ahead, with many blessings, much love and good health and prosperity.

Hugs
Carolyn xo

Eric Barclay said...

Happy new year, Bella. Lovely illustration.

Renee said...

You are personally someone I love very much. Our hearts have truly met dear Bella.

xoxoxo

Dusik said...

Dear Bella! thank you so much for your comment and warm wishes! in return, i wish all the best to you and your family! have a great new year celebration too (that is also important).

and yeah, i know about white tiger :)
i started making it red and didn't want to change it half way :)

(i'll try to desaturate it. i'll see how it turns out)

Dusik said...

thank you so much!
i am trying to make a human face now, but it is way more difficult.
i'll show it when its ready!

Lori ann said...

i am so late, but still i'd like to wish you a merry belated christmas dear bella.
BUt, happy new year tomorrow!
i think your wish worked. i think renee is feeling a bit better. you are an angel.
i think your painting are incredibly lovely.
where do you sell them?

Silver said...

"....wishing you and yours the longest intervals between periods of unhappiness in the new year."

To you too, my dearest dearest friend.

Embracing you with lots of love,

~Silver

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I came by to........ HAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPYYYYYY NNEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEAAAARRR!!!! HE HE HE!!! Can you hear me over there??? Sending you much happiness and joy and lots and lots of love!!! I hope that this year will be a year of fresh starts, mending of broken hearts and dreams, lots and lots of moments of creativity and a whole lot of hilarious laughter. YOU ROCK LADY BUG!!! Send you many hugs and well wishes too. Love you with all my heart!
Nester

Renee said...

You are my soulmate Bella. I know it even from afar.

To a good year for us all.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Ces said...

Since you are already Renee's soul mate, will you please be my baby doll? Happy new year to you darling!

Ces said...

Oh look! It's already new year where your blog lives!

Jenea said...

Bella, Happy New Year!! For you and for all who is around you !!! :)))

Ces said...

Happy New year Doll! Yowza 100!

Shirley said...

Happy New Year, Bella! We saved some of that gourmet ho ho for ya but now we're on to some good ol' fashioned cupcakes with creamcheese frosting. The girls love to make those..so we will save one for you. And, yes, those quill pens are wonderful! Even if you don't ever use one, they look smashing on your desk. : ) All the best to you as we sail into 2010...the countdown begins. Monsieur wishes for you a nice big hunk of fine fromage as he celebrates the new year.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

please..... please..... send..... sunshine..... must have... sunshine... to much cold.... and snow..... tried.. busted... snow... overload.. must ..have ... sun.. Happy New Year!!! he he he!!

justdoodleit said...

*** Happy New Year ***

Arija said...

Bella I'm with you all the way on your Christmas wish.

My golden orb was the night before the blue moon which we did not get to appreciate because of a passing cloudcover.

What a lovely tradition toasting marshmallows in the fireplace under the Christmas tree.

Just looking at your your fise saps me of energy. Our present temps. of 100+F are not exactly an energy boost for me. I tend to spend the hottest part of the day tossing and turning under a moist towel and a large fan.

Wishing you a year that brings you all peace of mind and joy.

With sugar bags full of love, Arija

yoon see said...

Happy New Year Bella, I also have been thinking of Renee:)

Silke said...

Dearest Bella,

I love your name (and you, of course), because it so fits your beautiful spirit and soul! My world has become brighter since meeting you and my other sisterfriends! Wishing you much happiness and joy this year - and many, many of your incredible illustrations (for purely selfish reasons)!

Love, Silke

Manon Doyle said...

Bella,
I'm sending you and your girls wonderful wishes for a beautiful 2010!! I look forward to seeing more of your incredible art and reading your inspiring words! Happy New Year my friend!!

Ribbon said...

There's a lot of love on this blog and I'm here to share in it :)

wishing you all the very best for this new year and once again thank you for all that you share

xx Ribbon :)

linda cardina said...

happy new year bella! i wish u and your girls much happiness through the new year. can wait to see more of your beautiful work...

cute story....meredith came into my room this morning after just waking up, remembering a post of yours of with many little girls. we had to search until we found it. we finally did and it was "IF -resolve" . after finding it, she took my laptop to her room and decided to see if she could draw the same kind of little girls. it makes me smile so much that my little girl appreciates good art...AND has a passion for it AND is inspired by it. i don't know who loves your work more meredith or myself??

love u bella.
xoxox
linda

Patricia said...

HaHa, the three musketeers :)
HAPPY 2010!!! xoxo

laughingwolf said...

happy 2010 to you and yours, bella :)

Manon Doyle said...

Bella.... got your comment.... I'm going to bed right now sisterfriend!! lol xo

Renee said...

Goodmorning, I want to sleep for fuck sake already. xoxoxo

isay (Marissa) said...

A blessed new year to all.

Ces said...

Good morning! wake up already and may I please have waffles!

Ces said...

Dang! I never knew I'd stoke your ire, just your fire.

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Bella.... I have a heart necklace but not like she's wearing. If I were a jeweler I might have to develop a *heart* line!! Thank you my dear friend!

Renee said...

Nice, so while I can't sleep, you are sleeping with me.

xoxoxoxo

Silke said...

OMG, Bella, I laughed out loud when I read your comment on Daniel's blog! You made my evening!! Thanks for that... Love, Silke

Ces said...

I don't think I can honey, even if I tried. I am a very nice girl and I have to be very bad to light your ire and be an arson to set your night on fire.

P.S. My emails are not exiting my server through Mail.

Nicky Linzey said...

Bella, I hope that 2010 is a good year for you and your girls. With love - Nicky.

Ces said...
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Ces said...

Good morning. I resolve to visit your blog everyday and leave a comment with every visit. Oy, that may be called spamming, better not do that. Wake up! Today is your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you dearest

P.S. Sorry, very bad grammatical error - had to delete and resubmit.

Shirley said...

YOU crack me up!! Bella, what is my darned word verification doing to you, spitting out that worrisome word..no, my dear friend, no one is sending you a message! I had to laugh though..I had one the other day that made me think it was swearing at me. Sheesh!

I hug you for your kindness. I think that if you take up watercolors, we will just be even more impressed and swooning at your work. I know I would be. Have a wonderful rest of the week - and hope that those word verification thingees get beaten back with a stick. How dare they do that to Bella! : )

Shirley said...

I thank Ces for letting me know it's your birthday! Thank you, Ces!

Happy, happy Birthday, Bella! Wishing you a grand, grand day (and year) ahead!

Ces said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes my Capricorn twin!

I had to wake up early today so I am going back to bed to take a nap for three or four hours while listening to Pink Floyd, Moody Blues and Beck. TSUP!

Ces said...

Oh I just read Shirley's comment about letting her know it's your birthday... I wonder if there will be a birthday party? It's also Manon's birthday today.

Renee said...

Bella I went to the doctor and when I came home there was the most beautiful drawing in my mailbox. Along with it was another picture of me and someone I have loved for millions of years, before time and space even.

Bella it is beautiful.

Thank you.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Oh Bella we have and we will. Angelique just loved how we are cuddling and says Mom you and Bella look like you love each other so much.

I said 'we do.'

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Good morning! Come and paint with me!

Ces said...

Aaaahhh! yes. Now I can!

Renee said...

I love you Bella.

Bella Shelly wants to get your email so I am going to give her your address. I will tell her to put Shelly loves Bella so you will know it is her.

xoxox

Karin Bartimole said...

the best Christmas request, and from the wonderful list of comments, one I believe was shared around the planet!! I hope your holidays were rich with fun and love,
Karin

Silke said...

Wow, I missed your birthday!! Well, even late I wish you all the best for this next year - much love, happiness and joy!! Love, Silke

Jenea said...

Hi dear Bella!!! How are you!?? :)
Bella! You know - Ces real address???I want to send to Ces something but I know address! Write me please( if you know) on my mail; liubovilost2@gmail.com

clairedulalune said...

Hello Bella and a happy new year to you! I love your art and Renee will be thrilled with your letter to Santa! Hope you are well!

Ces said...

Good morning and Happy Un-birthday to everyone!. Oh gee, poor Jenea coming over here asking for my address! I will take care of that!

thedoodlegirl said...

OH PLEASE tell me that Renee is better by now! I'm so sorry to hear that she had been sick at the time of this posting! Bella, you are amazing. NOT ONLY in your INCREDIBLE talent for artwork, but in your writing style. You have such a vibe for life. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) (You're truly amazing.)

Renee said...

I love you darling Bella. You and me magic dust in our wakes.

Shelly is crazy about you. What a wonderful idea about the charity Bella.

I love you.

Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Do the "off the shoulder thing" and I will have an art show. I promise.

Renee said...

I had on a fleezy to keep warm and just threw up on it. Now I will have a hot shower.

Notice that I cannot suffer alone and have to drag you into my miserableness.

Love you.

Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Aaaw man! I just read renee's latest comment. Poor baby.

Bella darling sisterfriend, I am so looking forward to the weekened I am like a kid on Christmas morning!

Ces said...

Oh I forgot to tell you. I heard the "in" thing is to have long straight hair so my waves will have to go bye bye!

Renee said...

And how the sentiment of love is returned.

xoxoxo

Ces said...

Good morning. I can't believe I did not comment yesterday. Not that I have something smart to say.

I like it that Renee is on top of me.

Tsup.

dintoons said...

May all your christmas and new year wishes come true bella, and wishing for you and all your loved ones a fantastic year 2010, filled and overflowing with love, love and more love!! which brings with it all joy and happiness and peace :) Take care and God bless you.

Renee said...

Now if I was really on top of Ces she would be screaming for a crane to come and get me off.

xoxoxo

Raluca C said...

such a beautiful illo and such a touching letter to Santa!
Hope your Christmas was white and full of warmth and you started the year with a smile on your lips dear Bella!!
Have all the best wishes in 2010 for you,your princesses,family and all dear to you!!

Renee said...

Love may not be enough dear Bella but it certainly is our most useful weapon.

Look at the girls and how in love you are with them. Nothing could make you stronger or better.

I love you.

Renee xoxoxo

deepazartz said...

AWWWWW, thats so sweet!!!

I totally share the feeling with you. Renee's such a wonderful person. And thanks to all your wonderful comments and wishes:)

Hope you had a nice holiday!

psst, I am bac:)

voz said...

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to you, Bella. I hope 2010 delivers only joy (and the occasional cookie.)

Thanks for sharing your fantastic art with us. ♥

Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!

Renee said...

I hope you are never planning on moving this picture as I love it.

I took my picture in to get framed yesterday. The large original and it will have a silver almost like pencil coloured frame under glass I think it will look beautiful.

We look so in love and cozy and we are.

xoxox

Ces said...

HELLO ANGEL!

Ah three peas in a pod, that's nice, but as you can see one is a nut. Hah! I want to linger but I have a pressing need to take a walk around and up and down the covered parking garage next door with my winter jacket. It's safer that going to the strip. Perhaps I can start shaking off the monster that's preventing me from eating, I am so hungry but feel awful if I eat. I tried a pomelo, have you had it? I shall report my walk later. It is very cold here but I have my Harley boots on. You really are my angel. TSUP!

Oh I will bring my cell phone. If I still can breath after my walk, I may call.

Indigene said...

Oh you sweet darling! I hope you enjoyed your time with those beautiful little girls during the holiday season! I was thinking of you and praying for a sweet and peaceful time for you! Happy New Year! I wish you wonderful memories and sweet hugs to you and the girls! Blessings, dear one!

Ces said...

What do you mean "get up and start my (your) day"???

I have been up thirteen hours already. I have slayed the dragons in the dungeons of my emotions; cleaned the cobwebs in my FPOT, scaled the Mt. Everest of my rule challenge; walked off the sloth inhabiting my lower extremities and about to embark on an experiment and see if food agrees with my el estomago.
How are you my dearest, beloved angel, sisterfriend, pea-in-a-pod with your pod-mate-Renee, darling favorite illustrator, the sweetest, one and only Bella Sinclair? Are you around?

Renee said...

I am glad you eavesdropped as you are part of us.

xoxo

Ces said...

So okay, if I have been up for over 13 hours that means, I have not slept at all!

Ces said...

Oh crud! Not only did I have to get up, I miscalculated the time I had been up. What's up with that?!

Ces said...

HAHAHAHA!!! 13 hours! I meant 8 hours then. But what is a five point difference, right?

Ces said...

Okay, I love Christmas. I feel like I am spamming you but I like to start my day with a visit to your blog. Yes, I had to get up today and go to work today. What's up with that?

All Around Nice Person said...

Good evening! I love visiting your blog!

Renee said...

And that is truth that doesn't hurt me in the least.

I love you too.

xoxox

EMILY said...

this is such a lovely painting... every one of your artwork is so cute and lively! i could never do cute..

E

Happy Without Drugs said...

Goodnight. Oh boy, This Ces person, she needs to visit other bloggers, doesn't she? HAHAHAH!

MONICA said...

Hi Bella! I wish a happy new year. you make me smile while see your illustrations. Thank you very much.

Hugs

Renee said...

Good news Bella because Camille is in and her and Jacquie have gone to see Mom today.

xoxo

Shannon said...

Bella- do you have an email address? I have a question for you. Feel free to email me directly livefreely@mac.com
happy day!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOOH My goodness, but you are nearing the 200 mark again! he he he!!! I guess all of us have been so busy with life and work. I feel like I'm so out of loop! I have been working and working and I decided that I would take a little break and come and visit my sister! How are you darling?? Hope that you are doing well. I saw your comment on my blog and dropped and rolled right on over here! All is well in the bat cave. I will soon come out to play once again. I can't believe we are almost at the end of January all ready. It's not fair! I'm still somewhere in November! I do plan on writing you a long, long email once I finish this project. Hope that you and the woman folk are doing well. You know I love and I think of you every single day cause you are in my constant prayers.
Hugs
Nester

Shtinky said...

Good morning! I am hungry! Where is my breakfast? I want some biscuits! Please ♥♥♥

Silke said...

Good morning, dear Bella! Just checking in to say I'm thinking about you and hope you and your girls are doing wonderfully!! Love, Silke

P.S. I see you had a visit from Shtinky as well...

She Who Smells So Good said...

Ah yes, something smells good here too, always!

Renee said...

Darling I know that you will appreciate what Ben has said about his Mom. Totally makes me bawl.

It is on the Times three post below Angelique's.

Love Renee xoxo

linda cardina said...

Hi Bella!!

Meredith posted something for u on my blog! i hope u like it!

love ya!
linda and meredith

Ces said...

Good morning! Start getting wild! How are you and the girls Bella? I hope you are all doing well. You must be very busy. I hope you find the time to relax and do things just for yourself. It is very important that you find the time. I think of you everyday and I wish you nothing but the best. Have a wonderful day my dearest sisterfriend!

Ces said...

I am totally turned on. I now think I am overdressed. It's hot in here! Where is Rod? Send him over.

Ces said...

I am falling in love with Rod. Send him over! I need something to warm me up! HAHAHAHA!

Ces said...

I can't paint! I keep getting distracted by Rod! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ces said...

So I guess Rod is well implanted and embedded? I shall assume he is stuck there for a while. I hope he stays long enough and remain firm and stout until I have a chance to feel him in person?

I is typing with two fingers because I is painting and don't wants my keyboards to get stained with oils.

Ces said...

so now that Rod is hung are you going wild and nekkid?

Ces said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!
OMG!
OMG!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Aaah!
Oh boy!
I am speechless.
Oh Rod!
I want to see wild and nekkid. Do you think Rod will come...
Crashing down, I mean.

A Proper And Pious Woman said...

Good Morning Starshine! The earth says "Hello!"

linda cardina said...

thank u bella! that made my week too!!!!
xxoxoxox
love,
meredith

linda cardina said...

hi bella!

i wish u could have heard the telephone conversation mer just had with my mom. she thinks she is a movie star having her pic in your sidebar! she is thrilled!

xoxo
linda

Renee said...

Darling Bella I realize you are not going to get this wish for Christmas. Boohoo, or the new year.

I love you darling.

xoxo

❦TattingChic said...

My GOSH! 184 comments and it looks like I'll be comment # 185! My you do make friends fast, Bella! :) I only get this many comments when I have a giveaway! LOL!
Oh, and thanks for your comment on my blog today it made my day! That is SOOOOO cool that you found an article in your magazine about tatting! Thanks for thinking of me! :)
I've already visited and told you how much I think this picture is too cute! LOL!
(((Hugs)))
~TattingChic ♥

❦TattingChic said...

Okay, Comment #186 coming for "Ms Popularity" here! ;) LOL
Well, I had a hunch there were comments from your closest bloggy sister friends, but still!

linda cardina said...

missing u! hope u are well. ((((((hugs))))))