Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IF - Hatch

Down the hatch. Cheers!

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I did a quick drawing for Crunchy last week but didn't get a chance to post it. Whoa boy, when my kids got a whiff of this, they were horrified and called me evil incarnate. Ssssshhhh, don't tell them I posted this, okay?
Om nom nom nom

86 comments:

Indigene said...

Lol! I absolutely adore it! They will one day grow up and realize that Mommy has many different sides of humor! It's so different, and that's what amazing about it! :) You are truly the best at anything you do!

kathi said...

Love love love this one! May I copy and shrink it for a little art in my dollhouse? Pretty please???

Ces said...

AAAAAAAWWWWWW! Oh. Aaaw! Dang! I am speechless which is very rare. Aaaaw! Dang it! I love the blues! Dang dang dang!Every time you post, it is my new favorite. Dang! AAAAAH! Oh my jaw hurts because I can't verbalize my joy. Oh my back hurts! AAAAHHHH!Oh you color my black and white world.

Ces said...

Oh your friend must have been so overjoyed! I love crucnh. Don't let your epsilons see me eat animal crackers.

nessadee said...

Such adorable illustrations! Love them!

Silke said...

Oh, that made me laugh out loud! I LOVED the Crunch interpretation - at first It reminded me of the times when Ramses was still young and would catch the occasional mouse... And your Hatch illustration is gorgeous - I just adore the colors you used. You are published, right? If not, you will be! Love, Silke

Eric Barclay said...

Both are really cute. Love the wrongness of the gingerbread illustration.

Val said...

Bella, you know Hatch is absolutely my favourite! Yum, gingerbread man...

Alex said...

brilliant - they're both awesome - love the colour for hatch

The Original Drama Mama said...

Ilove the Sailor Suit, adorable! Is there a cupcake for Mr. Whale?

This brightened my day Bella, thank you!

Owl Eng said...

Awesome!!!
You are truly talented!! i can't help keep coming back to visit these two beautiful illos!! as usual ;)

Marie S said...

Nom nom nom I can eat them both up!!
Love and hugs sweet one!

Jen Anderson said...

Hee! I love both of your drawings.

Diana Evans said...

Bella Bella Bella!!! these are fantastic!!! you are so talented and your work always makes me smile....I love the cupcakes....you know me and cupcakes....

but what I love even more is your wonderful sense of humour!!! you always brighten up our days with your friendship and your fun way to make us laugh...and just take a break if only for a minute!!!

Hugs
Diana

Arija said...

Bella, how utterly delicious!
Bella, these are truly bellissomo!!!
I loved to see you having a whale of a time, even if with cup cakes.

I have been waiting and waiting for your next post and checking - disappointed - every day, but now I can smile again.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha, Indigene, I'm sure that's what the psychotherapist will tell them, too. Thank you, lovely lady.

Aaaaaaah! Kathi, of course! I'd be incredibly honored to have it dwell in your dollhouse. Mi ballena es su ballena.

Aw criminy, Ces! Please send me your doctor bill. Ouch!

Thank you, Miss Nessadee.

Silke, ACK! Now I cannot get the sound of crunchy mousebones out of my head. Thanks. ;)

Eric, it's wrong, but it had to be done.

Hello, Val! This piece brought me the most amazing treasures.

Thank you, Alex!

Drama Mama, krill flavored cupcakes, of course. But they are very, very tiny, so you cannot see them.

Owl Eng, coming from someone as awesome as you, I'm truly flattered.

Marie, tea and cookies. Enjoy!

Jen, thank you so much.

Dear Diana, yes, I knew you'd love the cupcakes. Ok, minute's up. Get back to creating.

Awww, Arija. You don't know how much that touched me. Thank you.

Björnik said...

Hihihihi! It sounds creepy but I am giggling at these drawings!:P This just made my day Bella!

I can see you answering the comments. Way past your bedtime lady.... goodnight!>:D<

Caroline said...

These are both so adorable - I love the whimsical tea party there and I'm so glad you posted the wicked 'crunch'!

translucentblue said...

Now that's one way I should try for the next tea party... The little starfish is so cute! (^_^)

Tatskool said...

beautiful drawing, love the tatted teapot.

deepazartz said...

Both are Absolutely Gorgeous and Adorable!!!
What a blue! Love your style...

The craving has died down for now...will wait for ur next post:)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he!! I won't tell if you won't tell he he he! You have such a sense of humor. I'm just loving each piece!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I'm still laughing!! You are brilliant girly! The colors are so beautiful and really pop! This is what I call feel good art! You get to laugh till you pee on yourself and then comes that warm feeling! Oops! he he he! I love you!

cindy said...

we promise not to tell because then you won't share your wonderful secrets ;)!

Manon Doyle said...

Awe Bella! These are both so gorgeous! Your sense of humor is awesome girlfriend!! The colors in hatch are perfect!! Love em both!!

SonatasWelt said...

Your illustrations are so nice and cute!!! I love them all!!!
Sonata

k.h.whitaker said...

super cute!

Carol Lawecki said...

Lovely illustration Bella. I think the starfish is going to jump down off the tail and join in on the party!!

I think your tatting friends are influencing you and trying to get you to join us and learn to tat. I love the tatted teapot your sweet little girl is using!!

Happy Holidays!!

Sarah said...

Oh I love them both!! To sweet Bella! But the second on..I adore..I do. Nom nom nom .. a favorite saying around here and I will show this to my son when he drags out of the sack!! Only 6am here. Wonderful!!! Hope your holidays are going well..thinking of you, Sarah

Janine said...

Wonderful as allways.
I love the picnic on the whale.
It reminds me of my childhood.
I used to picnic with my teddy-bear very often and I did it at most stunning places. For the others it may have looked like a picnic on the living- room floor, but teddy and I knew the truth.
Have a wonderful christmas my friend.
And thank you for bringing so much joy in my live with this most wonderful pictures.
Hugs
Janine

fashion fucsia said...

Hi Bella! I really adore your "crunchy" illo, is super cute!! and the illo for this topic week, too! That picnic is adorable!
^_^

Jenea said...

I like very-very much this great and Awesome idea with Whale!!! Whales is my favorits animals in the worlds! :o)

Renee said...

Crunchy is hillarious but down the hatch.

That may be my favourite picture of all time. Oh Bella it is amazing.

Love Renee xoxo

Deborah said...

Oh Bella, how I love BOTH sides of you! The delightful and the witty. That is just so dang cute! I can just hear the little gingerbread man from Schrek yelling NOOOOOOO! Big Gigantic Love to you, Deb

get zapped said...

As always, you inspire me and make me smile. Thank you. Wonderful illos!

About said...

That is a mantra in our family! So funny.

AtelierBrigitte said...

They are both so cute!
I like to look at your different styles.

aimee said...

i keep wandering into the children's section in the bookstore asking for books illustrated by bella sinclair! get started already!

Draffin Bears said...

Absolutely adorable Bella.
This really made me smile, love these two drawings so much ~ the sailor suit is so sweet.

I hope that you are having a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Patricia said...

Ha ha, a teaparty on a whale :)
Do you know who is in my head now?.......Pinocchio!

Sonia ;) said...

So amazing beautiful and whimisical. I love them both.

xoxoxoxox

michael robertson said...

this is amazingly cute!

Ribbon said...

Bella you are amazing!

Your work makes my heart sing :)

big hug and love to you...
Merry Christmas
best wishes
Ribbon

NANCY LEFKO said...

Adorable. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Whut? Bjornik, you can see me??? Ok, that's creepy.

Haha, thank you, Caroline. I've been in a wicked kind of mood.

Translucentblue, most definitely. Just don't sit on the blowhole....

Hi, Tatskool. I knew a tatter would spot it immediately.

Oh, Deepa. Thank you. I'm glad I satisfied your craving. Hope it didn't give you gas.

HAHAHA, Vanessa! Too much information, girl, too much information!

Aww, Cindy. I'll always share my secrets with you.

I tell ya, Manon, no one gets my jokes in this house. No one.

Sonata, thank you. And you have a lovely name!

Ms. Whitaker, thank you!

Carol, tatting is one of those things I'd love to try one day. You guys make such gorgeous things!

Aw, Sarah, you are sweet. Happy noms to you!

Janine, I love indoor picnics! And teddy bears make such sweet company. Plus, they never eat all the cookies while your back is turned.

Fashion Fuscia, thank you so much.

Jenea, whales are incredible creatures, I agree!

Renee, xoxoxoxoxo. Meet me for tea in the Atlantic in the spring.

Deborah, while I was drawing, I kept hearing "Oh nooooo, Mr. Bill!" Yes, I am sweet and sour, like a classic Chinese dish.

Zapped, I see you smiling. Thank you.

Hello, About! That's the mantra in your house? I want to live with you!

AtelierBrigitte, I only have one style -- big round heads, beady eyes.

Oh, jeepers, Aimee. Your local bookstore much think you are nuts.

Hello, Carolyn. I like sailor dresses, too. Too bad grown women cannot wear them without looking funny.

Oh, Patricia, let him out, let him out!

Sonia, thank you, thank you.

Thank you, Mr. Robertson!

Sing, Ribbon, sing! But no rapping, please. :)

Nancy, thank you!

Cheryl Lynn said...

"Down the hatch" just makes me smile. The bear with the bowl up to his face reminds me of myself when...well...whenever I'm around food. LOL!

As for "Crunchy," do I hear shades of Homer Simpson?

You are brilliant beyond measure!

Inner Toddler said...

Crunchy indeed. And FUZZY. Those little guys are so adorable. Om nom nom. You make me laugh Bella.

Shirley said...

Bella. My eyes tear up to see your work. I just adore your creations and it touches my heart to read of Daddy S's amazing trek in honor of your husband.

Your beautiful whale tea party is just adorable. I want one of those magical amazing teapots! Or are they having hot cocoa?

And those little crunchers are fantastic. Hope you and yours are well. We just came back from a long holiday and I am catching up now..I wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season. Take time to squish your little ones and enjoy.

Angela Matteson said...

I love your wonderful whale party. So sweet, and such a creative idea! Also, love your doggie enjoying his gingerbread man treat! The softness of your pencilwork is so beautifully soft!
Have a happy holiday!

Peter Breese said...

Absolutely wonderful Bella, such tremendous personality in both - dig the whale's wee little eyes. Of course, I do hope the rest of the gang can swim since that near sighted whale is probably going to bump into something eventually ;).

Barbara said...

Oh Bella these are wonderful, as usual.
The tea party (could that be Pooh?) made me smile and nom nom nom made me laugh.

Renee said...

We have the same heart dear Bella.

Wahid did that in Trinidad and didn't tell anyone (mind you he still would not have gotten anything) and that broke my heart.

Hearing about your uncle gave me a lump in my throat.

It is the children and their disappointment that I can't bare.

By the way someone made me a stocking too, same idea as yours last year and I seriously don't like it, I'm with the girls it reminds me of Halloween.

xoxoxo

nina seven said...

totally adorable whale tea party, bella!

caren said...

I love it!!! Don't worry, we won't tell your girls!

justdoodleit said...

Now that's what I call having a whale of a time :) Is the poor starfish being made to "walk the plank?"

Nina Crittenden said...

Two lovely pieces. You are so good!

Ces said...

Hmn. I am hungry. Do you have some more of those gingerbread men? I love the whale drawing even more and that tatted teapot is wonderful. it can hold liquid! YOWZA!

clairedulalune said...

These are really brilliant Bella! I love your imagination and sense of humour! ((Hugs))

❦TattingChic said...

Nom nom nom nom nom! Oh, this post is so very cute and very inspiring because I am actually quite hungry right now so I am going to go and get me some nom noms now!
Toodles,
(((Hugs))),
And Merry Christmas!
Love,
~TattingChic ♥

Art Fan Ako said...

EVery one of your illustrations on your blog is splendid! You're so talented! Merry Christmas to you!

theartofpuro said...

Absolutely adorable:)!
Merry Xmas!

Renee said...

I could look at that picture all day Bella.

xoxoo

Dusik said...

hi Bella!! wow, this is so nice! as all of your drawings. i just can't get over what a great artist you are.

i have been out of reach, out of touch, out of the internet. i was on vacation in Dominican! yay! this illo reminded me of our great times on the beach and in the ocean.

Tammie Lee said...

I LOVE both of these. You humor tickles me pink, that is a good thing!

voz said...

Heehee! The gingerbread man's little frown is so sad. Poor little dude.

What are you telling your children that they don't already *know* you're evil incarnate? You must be snowing them good. Have they forgotten about the Venus Fly Trap flower girl so soon?

Love the tea party on the whale. Does he get some too?

esque said...

He he, poor gingerbread men! Delicious indeed!

I always wanted a whale friend to share cupcakes with! :)

Raluca C said...

OMG what a sweet and adorable drawings(the second one has melt my heart completly!!
Have all the best wishes from here dear Bella,a very beautiful and peacefull Christmas and a New Year full of fulfiled wishes and sunny days for you,your princesess and all dear to you!

laughingwolf said...

mum's the word, mom... ;)

and excellent work as always, bella ;)

Faruffa said...

Awww, so enchanting!!!
Merry Christmas to you Bella :o)

yoon see said...

Hello Bella, I always love your illustration.
Your characters are so facsinating. Always telling stories!
I have wrote to you and I need your new address to send you Christmas gift.
Please take good care and I am looking forward to hear from you.
Merry Chritmas and Happy New Year!

laughingwolf said...

merry christmas and the best of the new year to you and yours, m'dwear :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

Your work is truly amazing! So touching! I've been MIA and probably will be for a while... just too much going on, but wanted to stop by to wish you and your loved ones very warm and Happy Holidays!!!

Lois said...

Hey Bella.
As always, your talent just blows me away. I love your work. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
I wish you and yours a Blessed Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year in 2010.
Lois

Nicky Linzey said...

Love the strength of colour in this one, it is beautiful as always. Wishing you and your girls a Happy Christmas too.

Manon Doyle said...

Bella... i'm so glad to have met you girlfriend! I hope that you and your girls are surrounded by light and love this Christmas and into the new year!
manon
xoxox

Ces said...

Good morning! Last night my daughter read me a story in bed (yes, she was reading to me). It was the story of the Gingerbread man. I found out that the fox ate the gingerbread man and I found out why. My daughter was very sad. I was smiling (mean mother) then I told her that she can see for herself what happened to three other gingerbread men and when I mentioned your name and your drawing, she looked at me sternly. So there it is! Our daughters are alike.

Renee said...

Bella we have the tree up. Oh and I wasn't able to bark as I was sleeping.

I love you so much Bella.

Love Renee xoxoxo

k.h.whitaker said...

thanks for visiting Bella, I love your work, thanks for the sweet comments and happy holidays!

Sonia ;) said...

Thank you Bella...Have a wonderful holiday, christmas, and new year.

xoxoxoxxo

michael robertson said...

incredible work!...what an awesome talent! Have a wonderful holiday, Bella.

Diana Evans said...

oh my sweetest Bella!!! I am sending you and the girls a big hug all the way from up here...and wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with love....your friendship means a lot to me!!! thank you for being so sweet and wonderful!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Carol Lawecki said...

Happy New Year Bella!! Wishing you and your family Good Health and Happiness in 2010! (HUGS)

donny* said...

just wonderful! great work!

Emily said...

hihi...it's perfect!
I won't tell them Bella I promise!

rebekah said...

how deliciously evil!! absolutely love ur doggy. yumm crunchy!

sketched out said...

Love love love it and adore crunch as well.

kanishk said...

! I love the blues! Dang dang dang!Every time you post, it is my new favorite.

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