Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sugar High





I could use some potato chips right about now.

93 comments:

Caroline said...

These have to be some of the most adorable of your 'gals'!! Love their little Japanese patterned dresses!

encaracolada said...

haha... Too much sweet. Brilliant and cute as always.
Big hug!

get in here comics said...

Absolutely adorable!

Ces said...

OMG, sweet sweet darling Bella! Haaaay, I am running out of superlatives. Whatever you do, it is magical. How I wish all of these images were in a book and that will be my bedtime reading and I go to sleep with happy thoughts and then in the morning browse it again and wake up happy.

Instead I open my laptop and view it on your blog, at present, I count my blessing of being able to enjoy your art one more day, everyday...

Thank you for sharing your gift, my dearest Bella!

Mónica said...

Ohh, Bella! amazing scene, so sweet and delicious sketche.
Hugs and thanks for make me smile this morning. Have a nice monday

rachel awes said...

bella oh bella,
i was just telling my hubby
LAST NIGHT
that i'd like cupcakes
for my may birthday
because i've really
always loved them
& now i see them
carried
(& fallen, with much empathy from
a dear friend)
here!
i adore their dresses (oh,
the bunny hop love!)
& flowers & sweet movement.
love it all.
xoxox

Val said...

Can I PLEASE be in the queue for those cupcakes? Pretty please?

yoborobo said...

Bella, you need to illustrate children's books. This is so charming and wonderful, I have no words. Such talent!! xo Pam

Faruffa said...

Ohhh Bella another wonderful illustration!
I agree you need to illustrate children's books ...or rather you need to write a book with stories of your mini characters!!!!

cindy said...

your cupcake girls are just wonderful! they are some of my favorites. i love m&ms & potato chips or skittles and popcorn ;)!

Robyn said...

Hi Bella,
sugar high... that's a fun time and yes always good followed by salty chips :)

love love it ...
thank you once again for sharing all these wonderful creations of yours.

x Robyn

Silke said...

Oh, please, please PLEASE can I be one of those girls?!? You know how much I love to eat and especially delicious sweet things. I'm thinking I might want to be the one under the cupcake - to be coated in icing ... could there be anything better than that? Oh, you make me hungry!!

When is your first book coming out?! I would like to preorder several copies!

Love, Silke

justdoodleit said...

Salted potato chips garnished with extra capsicum is surely needed to partially balance all this sugary sweetness! Too very cute.

Eleonora said...

I am officially in love with the cupcake fairies. Is there a way I could post them on my sidebar (duly crediting the artist, naturalmente)?

Here's a bag of Kettle Chips for you. Sea salt and balsamic vinegar, enough to cut down on the sugar high.

Love you,
E xx

laughingwolf said...

mmmmmmmmmmm got milk? :O lol

cally jane studio said...

Oh my word! That is the cutest art ever!! I wouldn't mind falling in a giant cupcake :)

clairedulalune said...

Oh bella, I do love this! I would love to see you at work! thank you so much for your comment on my blog, great to hear from you as always! Hope all is well Bella! ((hugs!!))

k.h.whitaker said...

Bella dear, your little girlies are soooooooooooooo cute. I love all the patterns and the cupcake parade, it's just the sweetest illustration it's making me grin!

Jia Min Lim said...

Haha I LOVE THESE!!! xx

Owl Eng said...

we need the sugar to fight the monday blue!! your beautiful illo comes at the right time ;). sweet and witty

the GyPsY said...

Me, too, I'm in love with the cupcake fairies. They are adorable. Sooooo cute!
Want to exchange some of your artwork for one of my semiprecious stone bracelets? Let me know: fadwaqasem (at) yahoo.com

aimee said...

dang it, bella, you've done it again - your illustrations never fail to flatten me with delight! that one in the middle was totally me this morning - i did not have my coffee early enough!

we need to think of a name for these gals. they are rising stars and need some sort of moniker!

nina seven said...

so, so cute, bella!

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Oh my gosh, these are the most scrumptious cupcake girlies ever! I especially love the last frame when one gets "frosted" heehee.
You are very talented :)

Lori ann said...

I'm with Silke, i want to be one too!!! Bella it's hard to believe your not on your tenth book right now. PLEASE hurry up and make one, I too cannot wait to get my hands on one, i just love love love your art (and girls).
have a wonderful monday ♥
lori

Krista said...

So, this is what little girls are made of!! I'd be the one with my fingers in the icing! Yum, yum, yummy!

Marie S said...

Madi and I are laughing with delight!! Nom nom nom, we love cupcakes.
Bella, only the sweet could make sweet like this. You are the sweetest. I am in love with these little girls!
Well done you!!
Love and hugs.

messyfish said...

I hate cupcakes! But I love your illustration... Of course!! Your sense of humour is great xxx

Diana Evans said...

oh you did this for me!!! I love cupcakes...how "sweet" of you Bella!!! I think this is spectacular...what a fun piece and the girl with the one that fell on top of her is me!!! lol....

Thanks for making me smile!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Ces said...

Now getting squished by the cupcake may not be so bad...imagine getting licked all over...

esque said...

Ha ha, Ces! I'd only want to be cupcake-squished by a red velvet one in one of those cute outfits!

Caroline said...

It would be an honor to have your work hanging in my gallery and at the show!
You are so sweet and kind!
I will be posting all the details this month!
I hope to make this my biggest show to date!
Absolutely adorable work!
Love Caroline

Soph said...

aw wow! this is so sweet and beautiful! I love their dresses and the girl with her tongue out hehe! you are so talented :D

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh oh Bella..I just adore this one...so much fun...sweet little treats..I have to say that the little one squished under the cupcake made me giggle..am bad..but I just could not help it!!
Hope you are well!!
Hugs and love, Sarah

Eleonora said...

I loved this so much, I wrote a post around it (and linked back to you) HERE

It's an article in Italian listing the places in Rome (where I live) where to find cupcakes. See what you've done? Created a craving wave all over the world!!

Love you,
Eleonora

Susan said...

Oh my goodness Bella, this is absolutely charmingly delicious! The whole world has fallen in love with your dear little creations! Love your little touches like the patterned dresses, and the girl's sweet expressions. Yup, that's what happens when ya got too much sugar, trip all over yourself - love it!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Little girls really are made of sugar and spice!
This is such a sweet piece, I do love your work and makes me smile every time I see what you have done.
Thanks for sharing and giving us a lovely start to the week.

Happy week, dear friend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Andrew Finnie said...

Hello Bella, I didn't realize that your work was so good, you know.

How silly am I?

Very silly :)

Inner Toddler said...

AHHHH!! The girl who got clobbered by the cupcake! That's how I want to go. Smothered in frosting.

Ces said...

Ooooh absolutely! I can untie anything with it...

hanna-happenings said...

adore :)
and now of to the kitchen...

voz said...

Cupcakes are always WIN, even when they fall on your head. I love this, as always. Now I'm hungry...

tera said...

They are too sweet!
I have been meaning to ask for some time, but forgot, until seeing their lovely print dresses...
How do you do your wonderful textures? Is your are all done by hand w/pencil or something or do you use digital means?
Either way - gorgeous!! And so fun :)

Ces said...

Are muffins considered cupcakes? What if I serve birthday cake slices on Fiestaware cups? Would they be considered cup cakes? Yum. I think I will eat a doughnut with my tea now.

get in here said...

Muffin Hat. I'm saying, Muffin Hat. I'd like a muffin hat, please.

Valerie Lorimer said...

These are so funny, Bella! I adore them. All of your pieces just have this wonderful magical quality.

Landlady said...

This is my favorite blog in the whole wide world. I love this more than I love Pig Sty Alley

Megan Coyle said...

I can't get over how adorable your illustrations are :) I love the cupcakes and the girls are so cute.

Deborah said...

Bella!!! **squeals with delight** The very idea is so adorable, and the cupcake is pure genius! Wee little hands on the mouth in shock! Just too cute. So much detail in your work, almost as if you try to hide it...the pattern in the cake holders, koi on the dress...what appears simple to the eye initially is not. But the joy you convey is your greatest gift. Thank you for the squeals and giggles! **blows kisses** Deb

Deborah said...

P.S. Icing on the finger and little chubby legs...these are a few of my favorite things ♫♪♫

caren said...

hahahaha.....I love the cupcake cuties! Darling as always.

I'm going to e-mail you the info....just haven't had a minute to sit down and write you.

Karin Bartimole said...

HA - yes, I always need a good dose of salt after an indulgence of sweet!! and your power of suggestion has me wanting both cupcakes and potato chips :)
Ces is right - these would be wonderful all together in a book. xo K

Joy Steuerwald said...

Bella, you have such a sweet soul that can be seen in all of your illustrations. Such a loving, beautiful, delicate touch in every piece. Please tell me you are illustrating children's books? You should be! I'd buy every one.

Maria Bogade said...

Oh Bella, what have you done! They are soooo cute, can't stop looking at them! And so funny, the poor little thing underneath this huge cupcake! Let me put it that way: I love them!

Amalia K said...

Bella!! This is priceless!!! Oh, can I come join your cupcake parade??? I wanna be chocolate with raspberry frosting...Oooo, YUMMM!! (*O*) oxox

lakhsmita indira said...

hello bella sinclair doodlespot thank you very much you are very nice to me i dont know what to say are you a friend of grande witch? i believe so...
i hope you could use some potato chips but dont eat too much because grande witch and i stay skinny and you do too.

Ces said...

Good morning my merry maker, my dearest darling sisterfriend, cupcake baker and doodler! HAHAHAHAH! "Grande witch stay skinny". "Skinny" is relative but I believe the little witch is truly skinny. HAHAHAHA! Ahhhh, well today I a working from home so gotta get ready for an 8:30 conference call.

Barbara said...

Oops! She got a mouthful of frosting!
So adorable, Bella! I love their dresses...everything you do is a delight!

Diana Evans said...

oh so sweet of you to think of me!!! you are like an angel....I love your cute work Bella!!! and you always are so sweet when you pop in...thank you for the kind words...

Hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Diana

Medulla Oblongata said...

I Just adore your art and I'm savoring your sweetness.

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Are you kidding me? This is the sweetest (no pun intended) art ever. Is there any way to buy this, Bella? I so want these little cupcakes - they make me smile from ear to ear! Especially the darling girl who's given in to the weight of her dreamy dessert...I know how she feels! I just love it!

Medulla Oblongata said...

Ooh pleaze beybi, let mi tickle your fes wid my fashal heir.

Nasi Goreng Istimewa said...

Hello! I am back!

Fried Dumpling said...

Help me! Save me from mean Manon. I want a cupcake!

Manon Doyle said...

OMG.... this is so cute Bella! I just adore all your work. It makes me smile every time!!
Hey....btw.... I have some chips over at my blog...lol!

nessadee said...

These little cupcakes are too precious! I love this!

serline said...

I love high-sugar treat, just thinking about it now makes me want some. Those floral print dresses are way too cute! I want them all for myself.

Muffin said...

how can I NOT love this? :D Awesome!

Cintia Yamane said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!! I have no words to say how much I loved it!

Shelly said...

Bella,
I love your cupcake carrying girls, they are so fantastic!

I love your humor and burst out laughing at the potato chip comment....so talented and so funny, Renee always told me you were perfect!

xoxo

theartofpuro said...

They are adorable!Love the textures!

Shirley said...

SOOOOO precious!! I love them. I've missed your wonderful work..hope you have been super! I think these are the epitome of sweetness, Bella. Truly! Happy Mother's Day coming up..hope you're little ones give you tons of squishes.

AtelierBrigitte said...

These little girls are soo adorable - and I love the textures on their dresses - all so different!

Peter Breese said...

Magnificent Bella! Simply marvelous. Let me know when you're selling prints ;).

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How the heck did I miss this wonderful bit of sweetness????? Where the heck have I been????? OMG!!! How sweet and delightfully tasty!! Oh it's just jumping off the screen at me! I just want to eat every last one of them up they are so beautiful and sweet!!!!!! Of course you know Nester is the clumsy one that dropped the dang cupcake. Count on Nester to make a mess! It just makes me so gosh darn happy inside! WOW!!! Girl these cupcakes have power. The dresses and the expression are priceless! This is super cool!!!!! Goodness ME how preciously uplifting!! I needed this on Mother's Day today!
Love you to heaven and back with a plate full of tasty girls! Happy Mother's day to you my sister. Hope it's filled with lots of love and rest and pampering for you and the girls.

pumkyn said...

Your art is adorable and amazing.

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lyptis said...

OMG, those are so cute!

Totally adore ur work and ur blog!

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is amazingly adorable. I can't tell you how delicious...er...how delectab...er, I mean delightful:)

You are brilliant to say the least, girlie!

Raluca said...

sweet and adorable beyond believe!!!!
what a beautiful story will make!!!

BT said...

Oh Bella, how gorgeous they are, I'd be the one in a mess!

Shugar said...

Lovely.... and really sweet too! :P

Ces said...

Well, right now I am eating a slice of cake, in a cup. Is that a cupcake?

Lisa Holtzman said...

Oh, SO cute, enchanting!

Ben Clanton said...

Very funny! :)

Giuseppe Bianco said...

These are adorable.

Ben Hatke said...

Cupcake Girls! I love your cupcake girls!

❦TattingChic said...

Ah, yes! Potato chips to even out the sweetness! LOL! So cute!
~TattingChic ♥

Donica said...

Oh my gosh! I've come to your blog via freespiritknits and I'm LOVING your illustrations. This is by far killing me with cuteness.

platitudinal said...

Ohhhh, absolutely adorable and sweet. I was craving some candy, but looking at this picture filled I'm satisfied already.

Angie Magoo said...
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Angie Magoo said...

So sweet - Bella, do you sell your work? I'd be interested in a print ((rather than a poster) of this one and the one of Totoro.

Hope to hear from you soon

deepazartz said...

SO Lovely!!!! We had our heart's laugh:))))

Ysabel Beaumont said...

I absolutely love these cupcakes girls...