Monday, January 18, 2010

IF - Wilderness


Sheesh, I go away for a little while, and my doodles have gone feral. Serves me right.

I read about three little kids in Germany last week who waited until their nursery school teacher wasn't looking. And as soon as they saw their chance, they made a break for it, off to catch a plane to the wilderness of Africa! Seriously, that was their plan.

But!

Their plan was foiled, because they first had to stop at a toy store...presumably to stock up on supplies. Hahahahaha!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year. Long live the spork.

135 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Wild and nekkid, just for you, Ces.

Ces said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHHAHA! What a story.

OMG! This is SOOOO precious! I love it so much! HAHAHAHAHAHHAH! I love their butts! They have cute little tooshies! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I love this wild and nekkid. And thank you for posting because I was beginning to look like a professional spammer on your previous post.

Hahahahha! So CUTE! Thank you!

MONICA said...

i like very much, Bella!!
So cute.
Hugs and kind regards.

Arija said...

Priceless Bella and so inspirational!

I wish I could join them although that little apron/skirt would not cover much of my posterior.

I have missed your posts very, very much.

Caroline said...

Oh so glad you're back!! Now, this one is just too funny (as is that new story!!) - love these little characters and all that patterned background too! Wonderful! x

Karen said...

Very sweet! I love their costumes and their glee!

cally jane studio said...

So cute Bella! And a wonderful palette!

Janine said...

I didn´t heard of that story, sound a bit like "Madagascar" to me (hihi).
I love your painting, your girls are such wunderful beings.
Have a great week.
Thank you for making me smile again
Janine

Silke said...

Hahahaha, that made me laugh out loud! Sometimes (having grown up in Germany) you've just got to break out and do something wild... Love those naked tushes!! Fun, fun, fun!!! So glad you posted - it's always a treat!! Too cute! Love, Silke

linda cardina said...

hahaahhahaa my husband thinks i'm NUTS. it's rare i wake up in a burst of laughter but when i do it's only when i wake up, reach for my laptop and open to your posts! hahaha what a way to start my day bella! thanks! :D u know how much i always love the little feet well these tooshies and bellies are just as ADOOOORABLE!

u know none of us like when you go away for even a little...but when u come back with work like this..well it makes it all ok. :))))

can't wait to show mer...this will be her next project hahahahah.

k.h.whitaker said...

this is soooooo, very cute!

lakhsmita indira said...

LOL :D

Manon Doyle said...

I laughed my "butt" off when I saw your piece! I LOVE their little butts too! I want a little butt like them...lol! OMG.... I have to stop now...lol!
Great piece Bella!!

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic work, excellent interpretation of the theme of the week!
Would be happy to invite you to visit my site www.ruisousaartworks.com.

If you have time you can also see my idea on the theme of the week
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Thank you and greetings

Rui Sousa

Diana Evans said...

hahahahahahhahahahahah.....what a cute story Bella!!! you are a riot!!! This illustration is as cute as can be....they look like they are having a blast with their wild escape!!!

Wonderful work and nice to have you back!!!

Hugsssssssssss
Diana

Cyn Narcisi said...

Fantastic, fun, unique! Great expressions on those troublemakers! I will come back to see more:)

Krista said...

Adorable! Kids are amazing with their wild imaginations, and you have indeed captured it here! Wonderful work!

Caroline said...

Love your illustration, always a smile & laugh stoppin by this precious blog!
thanx C

Faruffa said...

A delightful response to the topic, absolutely adorable!!!

tera said...

Your "doodles" are so cute! Isn't that just like kids?

(ps- my verification word is "smootlin"...sounds like it should be a story by itself!)

Ces said...

Such cute butt cheeks! They were meant to be kissed. Ha!

deepazartz said...

So very CUTE!!!!
Omg, they are too lovely...what a superb thought for wilderness!
Too good, Bella!!!

Misd u:)

Ces said...

Smiling just for you sweet thang! Where have you been all morning? I am stunktified.

Peter Breese said...

Amazing illo and great story to match. I'm pretty sure I just saw that scene played out in my house ;).

esque said...

He he! I love it! The background pattern is awesome!

That is cute story about the three German kids - childhood sweethearts the article said, so cute!

aimee said...

look at those sweet little tushies!! this is exactly what happens when i try to steal an hour to doodle - the whole place goes feral. really, i'm not kidding. just last week i saw the three year old fly by in her birthday suit, caboose fully tattooed by her older sister.

Epanorthosis said...

Among derriere illustrations, this is a chef-d'oeuvre. Chomp! chomp!

studio lolo said...

This really makes me smile Bella!!

I love the story as well as this fantastic illo ;)

Barbara said...

I mean really, Bella. You can't go to Africa without the proper wardrobe. And a toy store would have it.

Patricia said...

YES, I want to go to Africa ..... let's GO!!!

cindy said...

they are so cute. love that little tush!

clairedulalune said...

Bella this is great! You always make me giggle!! So good to have you back!
((hugs))

Renee said...

Oh my God what dolls I love it.

Renee xoxo

❦TattingChic said...

That is sooooo funny! What a cute post! Kids are so freakin' cute! :)

Lori ann said...

Oh My gosh! this is SO Cute! i think i see a lion, an ostrich and maybe an ellie? LOVE the african patterned background, but best is the naked babies!
I heard that story, soso charming.
glad to see you post sweet bella.

laughingwolf said...

omg, nakkers kids... what'll they think of next? ;) lol

2010 MUST be better'n 2009, wuff sez so!

Ces said...

The Viking wanted me to tell you that he thinks these babies are so cute, you made him smile and he visited you three times today!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Very cute little natives! I always adore your drawings.

Valerie Lorimer said...

absolutely love it, bella! great little naked characters they are.

Tammie Lee said...

this is soooooo cute!

Indigene said...

Bella, this is wonderful! It reminds me of my daugther (now the dreaded-teen); who use to take off her diaper as a little one, and run freely through family and friends after dinner and before her bath! She would just die if she knew I was telling this story! lol! They are the cutest when they are little! I know your darlings bring you much joy! :) Big hugs to you and them!

Terri said...

everything's coming up feral.

i L O V E them! cutie little wild nekkies.

Inner Toddler said...

I have one word for you. Tushy. That is the best little tushy ever. And the snarl on the one up top. Best ever.

yoon see said...

Wow! It's a cool and thoughtful one.
I just wrote to you and hope you are having some good time to rest:)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he he he he he! Okay now I have the giggles for the day! All I can see is little running poppy butts heading for the doors of the nursery trying to make a break for it. I have laughed out loud this morning at this one. They look like they are on a serious mission too. It must be that horrible nursery food they serve. I'm sure it's revolting and that's why they had to split!!! LOL!!! Omg good how funny. You've done it Bella. you've taken over the world MUWWWWWHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
My husband is now wondering what I'm laughing at. I told him that he's not a blogger and he wouldn't understand he he he he he!!! This ROCKS!!!
Thanks for giving me the giggles all day long he he he he!!

Ces said...

Good morning! I hate seeing people's butts, butt these I can look at all day and I have to gently pinch each cheek!

Nicky Linzey said...

This made me laugh out loud Bella - in fact my face hurts now. 3 little banshees!

Sonia ;) said...

LOL...that is adorable..amazing artist you are.

xoxoxo

thewillowsnest said...

Brilliant.. brilliant!!!!
Yay for Bella Doodles!

Shirley said...

HHHHHHHAAAAA! I just love those naked doodlebums. Can I say "bums" here? Isn't that the English way of saying "arse"? Ha! That is so fun, Bella...and what a story. I am late to the party, but wanted to check in and see what's new..and here you have rompin' kidlies. Thank you for the smiles..it is always a treat to see your wonderful art. : )

clairedulalune said...

Bella, you have won, you have won! Go over to my blog to have a peek, this is not spam mail, i promise! ((hugs!!)

happychinchilla said...

sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing the story, I´ve been smiling since I read it.

EMILY said...

this is too cute!! i like how you incorporated that background too, works quite well :)

E

Renee said...

Bella funny thing with me. People that always want to be seen become invisible to me. Someone interesting and lovely like you are always in my heart. Always in my mind. You are the person I care about and see.

Love Renee xoxo

Itziar San Vicente said...

Lovely! Happy new year!

BT said...

Oh hello, you've posted. Hurrah! What a fantastic, wonderful drawing too. OOOOOH, it's those yummy squishable bottoms that do it for me! What a wonderful story too, you have to laugh don't you. You can just imagine them stopping off at the toy store, then at the chemists to buy some nappies!! lol.

Bella, you're a star.

Marie S said...

Oh Bella, LOL!! these babes are just darling!! Sprite and naked, I love them, just love them.
Happy Happy New Year Bella, may it be your best new year.
Love and extreme hugs.
Marie

Marie S said...

I mean nekkid!! LOL!! you have made this day wonderful!!
Thank you!

J Perrault said...

I thought I had the family market cornered on nudes? Lovely, funny, cute... made me smile. thanks!

justdoodleit said...

The crazy cuteness of the whole story is well captured.

Check out this from last year
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/05/german-children-elope-mika-annabel

Kids in Germany are turning out to be charmingly romantic as opposed to the techno-geek babies elsewhere.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

You have captured "wilderness" and "mischievous"!! Great!!

caren said...

Bella ~ So glad you are back - I was worried about you!

So darling and such cute little butts!

Renee said...

Bella you won Claire's giveaway. She made a comment on my blog today so you can get to her site from there if you need too.

xoxoxo

Björnik said...

This is hilarious Bella! I can't get over those butt cheeks. I couldn't believe my eyes that there's nudity in this blog. Wild girls... whew!Hahaha

Ces said...

How come they don't have boobies?

roberta baird said...

Adorable Bella!

get zapped said...

I like the female version of "The Wild Things". This is so full of wild adventure and play.

Always a joy to visit you.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Bella, what a very sweet story and just adore, your little drawing.
Glad to see you back dear one and I hope that your new year is starting off well.
Have been thinking of you.

Hugs
Carolyn

voz said...

haha LOVE the sporks. So awesome.

That story is crazy. How is it possible they had such a clear plan? And with enough forethought to stop at the toy store first. Brilliant.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Bella! Happy New Year!! Great post! Have you ever seen or heard of the movie "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen? I think this is the preschool version. The movie was set in Germany too! I don't believe he was nekkid tho :o) Thanks for brightening a cold and rainy evening.

Renee said...

Bella I love this picture.

xoxox

encaracolada said...

I almost miss this post! It is such a funny story. Love the picture. The toy store was in the right place at the right moment. Thank God! (hahaha)

Ces said...

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I heard a story about a farmer who did something so clumsily...

Good morning! Give thanks for life, love, friends and good beautiful daughters.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey beautiful lady!! Hope that all is well with you and the girls. Just wanted to drop by and see those wild nekkid running around. I still get the giggles from it all. Hugs and love you so much! V

Idora Aciloeci said...

I think I will paint my face, get nekkid except for my wrist splint and run around my neighborhood this morning.

Francisco Martins said...

Ha ha ha, so cuteee!! that's really sweet. loved teh story as well! :)

hugs!

Francisco

Renee said...

Bella didn't Meredith do a fantastic job on your girls. I just loved it when I saw it.

Can you believe it I actually wrote a whole sentence that was not about me. har har.

Glad you are still putting up with me.

xoxoxo

Ces said...

Hello Sallie Rablinc! How are you this afternoon?

112 times Wearing The Inside Out so far! After today's painting session I will be a certified schizophrenic except I take showers and don't stink. Now about my delusions of persecution and grandeur...

I love everybody! Peace and love even to the liberals!

Idarie C. Loocai said...

My favorite ant! Bite me! HAHAHAHAHA!!! I love ants.

Shirley said...

I'm sittin' here just smilin' cause it's awesome to know that you enjoyed the Tea Party! You are so generous and kind, Bella. Thank you. Little Miette and all those woodland creatures live in that little piece of property next to yours in that beautiful illustration/post you did awhile back. Having tea and goodies and chattin' it up, some! So anytime you want to visit, you're always welcome. : )

My goodness, I am really humbled by your words..thank you, Bella! You're much too kind. I thank Vanessa for the inspiration from which it came about, and for a portfolio piece..I am so very thankful for such kind and wonderful women as you. Thank you, my friend! HUGS!

Shirley said...

I feel the same way about your work, Bella!
It's taken me awhile, but now I see all of your wonderful visits..thank you sweetie! : )

Sedulousagoraphobicperiphrastic Eremite said...

Good morning Oh queen ant of the hill, do you bite? Okay I need to fatten myself with breakfast so you can have a sweet bite. Hah! The word verif is 'resse' pinut butter kups! Hahaha! TSUP!

...and I read what you wrote at Manon's!!!

Lori ann said...

you are such a kind and generous person, thank you for the visit and for leaving such sweet words. i can not get enough of your art, it is really so precious.
♥ lori

Deborah said...

Oh how did I miss this one?!?! Spank me! Beyond adorable...love the wee little butts! I missed the news story too...ah the minds of little ones. Thank you for your sweet words on Bear. She lived a very good, long life, but she really was a special, once in a lifetime type dog. **kisskiss** Deb

Wearing The Inside Out said...

BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

You forgot your pants again?!!! At least the ant is still queen!

Oh my, very funny... and where are the girls' pants? They decided to go to Africa with their white butts out in broad daylight? Are they trying to be discreet? HAHAHAHA!

Rayanna said...

I just LOVE your work. Very cute.

Renee said...

And now you sound exactly like Ces. har har

xoxo

Shannon said...

SO glad to see you back on your blog. :) Thanks for making me smile.

Ces said...

Did you read what Deborah wrote on my blog? She said that she stares at my nuts, they are right on their face. Do you also stare at my nuts? Do you like my nuts? They are smooth, aren't they? Oh never mind, you encased them in glass.

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Bella,
I can not find an email for you, so I am leaving you a note here. You mentioned that Along the Waters Edge, You could almost hear as a song. Well that poem came through as a song. I did not have to think much, it just flowed and I had a recorder to capture it. You are amazingly tuned in! Most my poems are not songs.
xo

Silke said...

Dear Bella, oh, how I love a visit from you!! You win the award for most comments on my blog tonight!! :) Still love those naked wild things... Hugs, Silke

Ces said...

OMG! There ought to be a category for the comment you left on my blog. Whatever it is, it wins top prize. I don't think anybody can top that. Seriously!

Ces said...

And one more thing, I was at first so shocked I was speechless as if if my mouth was full of big nuts I can hardly breath.

nancy said...

hehe, nekkid babies are cute! Although you could prolly get away with bigger people, too :p Love the pattern!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You haven't caught these little Mawgaws YETTTTTTTT!!!! OH Bella, they're reeking havoc somewhere in the house!! We must find them and put pampers on all of them and then, YES! then give them knock out juice! MUHAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW! That'll teach them little butts!!! he he he he he! Love you!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You haven't caught these little Mawgaws YETTTTTTTT!!!! OH Bella, they're reeking havoc somewhere in the house!! We must find them and put pampers on all of them and then, YES! then give them knock out juice! MUHAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW! That'll teach them little butts!!! he he he he he! Love you!

Emily said...

Oh this is one of my favorites by you!!! Wild things!
Just too cute for words Bella!
Hoping you are well!
Cheers!
Em

Ces said...

I have been patiently waiting for two people to comment here so I can be the third one. DANG!

Oiroda Ailecec said...

I can't stand this anymore! I am going for it.

Ces said...

YES! YES! YES!!!!!!

Hello! This is a beautiful day and I love your nekkid girls.

Ces said...

Do you know what a Dux Litterarum is? I have something for my favorite Dux Litterarum on my blog. Hahahah!


I is not SHTINKER. You is SHTINKER!

Ces said...

I hear there is a quacking duck here? I figured the only way I could learn to truly love it is t associate it with you. besides those are your hydrangeas.

rachel awes said...

i have SO enjoyed looking through your blog! your illustrations are adorable & loveable!

Ces said...

IAh! I get it! Not so-subliminal streaking!

Renee said...

And then I look at you and I know.

xoxox

sketched out said...

Adorable! Wild and adorable... sporks and all!

Ailicec Oiroda said...

I am changing my name to something exotic that will match my gypsy persona when you and I share Renee's wagon. Do you really think someone obsessed with rues will make a good gypsy? If you go, I'll go.

Ailicec Oiroda said...

I mean 'rules'

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Somebody say Cabbage???? Man I haven't had it in years. You make me want to go and get some too. How are you girly? I need to send you along email this week and see how you and the fam are doing. i love you and thanks for making me wet my depends with your comments he he he he!!

adrienne trafford said...

just so funny and sweet - a beautiful illustration - and the story is hysterical - the naked butts made me laugh out loud - we are transferring old vhs tapes of my little ones to dvd - taped a few of them so that my 12 year old can be horrified when she's older!!

Ces said...

I am lost here without you. I have been wandering off to some strange and far away land called Facebook and there is strong magic there but I know not all the candies there are good, only a select few. Ugh. I am without a muse, help me!

thewillowsnest said...

thanks for visit Bella... come on now stop cleaning/sorting /purging and give us our next Bella IF fix!!!

Ces said...

Aaah1 I get to live another day!

Aaaaw Bella! Au contraire. We were being polite. The Viking thought he were going to see a photo of a newborn baby and was too polite to say anything. We have never seen a man gush so much over a bikini-clad woman! It was so funny!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I loves yo' nekkid yungins! You's a serious Rocker Chic artist extraordinaire!

Love ya, babe!

Renee said...

I feel you.

Renee xxooxo

Arija said...

Bella, beautiful Bella or should that be Bellissima?

Yes, the wolf moon had me totally captivated, I howled at it and had quite a response from all the dogs near and far. Being an alpha female, what else could one expect.

Dearest your visit certainly made me smile. I do so fervently hope that things are working out for you. We never know where our road leads, but have to follow it anyway.
My heart went into overdrive with the heat or was that failure. Anyhow, it has not been an easy summer.
The ways of the Lord are truly mysterious. Last year's drought ravaged my beautiful garden. This year, my strength and ability to bend down to weed has even been taken...on the other hand, when I cannot sleep at night, suddenly I am painting again.

My oh so great love for you bright angel.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Bella!!! just popping in to say hello!!! and see what you are up to these days!!!

Hugs
Diana

Jenea said...

hihihii!!! You make me laught!!! You are the best!! It's very Awesome and Amazing life story! ;)

Ces said...

I miss you. :(

Renee said...

My darling Bella just rolling myself out of bed and I was at the hospital all day yesterday and will be there again tomorrow.

I am tired right now but I will get back to you as soon as I can. Mom is still hanging in.

I love you Bella. Don't worry about me okay.

kanishk said...

I was beginning to look like a professional spammer on your previous post.

Work from home India

Shannon said...

hey bella-
I wanted to share with you that I started a Free Spirit Knits fan page on Facebook. If you want to share your blog entries about your creative journey, as well as your "reduce clutter; create space" exploration..please share with us!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Spirit-Knits/277629364411

Happ Day to you.

Lois said...

Hey Bella!
Love the feral little ladies.
Too cute!
Lois

Ces said...

Heheheh! The girls' butts are turning blue from the cold. HAHAHAHA!

Ces said...

YOU made US a constellation! I also noticed that the previous post where I used the same painting had me adopting you!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You are to funny!! Of course you know that hat he he he he! Where are you???? I miss you and I am thinking about you. It's time to send another care package!!! he he he he!

Deborah said...

Dee is currently working out a bet with Yard Boy where she can win a free car detail...

Marie S said...

Thank you!

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Bella,

Thanks for your comment earlier, my friend!! I hope all is well with you!!
hugs,
manon
xo

Baldie said...

Definitely baldies over fatties. No pigs on sleeping bags, just pansit, egg rolls and the guys took care of all the meat. Yes, it is always good to have an umbrella handy.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Bella!!! thank you for the sweet and kind comment....you always make my day with your visits....bless you and your sweet girls!!

Hugs
Diana

Dusik said...

Bella! My dearest friend! thank you so much for the warm wishes and nice words! i am so excited!

i haven't heard about that book, but my mother-in-law gave me a book, but it is not the one you mentioned. is there something special about that book? i probably should look for it

:)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Ms. Bella.
Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments. I will be showing my renewal real soon.

I see that your nekkid yungins are just as cute as ever. Makes me smile.:)

Shannon said...

hey beautiful. just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting free spirit knits. i always get so excited to see you. your comments and your energy always make me smile. happy day, bella!

thewillowsnest said...

haha Bella ...you weren't supposed to notice!! you li'l rat!!

I jus dunno why I couldn't seem to get my hands dirty in the mud.. seemed like a great topic.. I tried .. I sketched..it was all 'yucky/crappy'.. hopefully this week will be better!
I better go check the topic!
Ciao Bella!