Thursday, October 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - Transportation

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76 comments:

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Oh how clever and magical, Bella!!! Poor little goldfish lost his home. Maybe it will come back with some moon dust! ....:) wheeeeee!
This is the first time I've been the first to comment on one of your posts!

Tammie Lee said...

that is simply so cute, I love the imagination of children and your heart overflows with that magic. Plus I just love peonies!

Patricia said...

Bella, wonderfull!!!! :)
I Love your daydreams!

Let's fly to the moon XO

Amalia K said...

Alrighty, Madam President Baldie... Heheh, I'm loving that confident thumb up of your wee barefooted character! It seems that all you need is a candy bar to go shooting to the moon.

Well, I have all my four thumbs up for her. And of course, all my sixteen other fingers and toes crossed. All in the same time!!!

(*O*)...(6_6)...(^-^)

Amalia K said...

By the way, do I get an extra door prize ticket for being early?

Heheheheehehee.......

Robyn said...

Bella Bella Bella.... Love is the word for you...

awesome as always x

Andrew Finnie said...

Bella I came to see the magic word and fell for your magic illustration instead. You fill us up with joy you know. Your illustraton is just fergolou - which is Greek for deliciously wounderful and just so happens to be my magik word as well :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Bella I came to see the magic word and fell for your magic illustration instead. You fill us up with joy you know. Your illustraton is just fergolou - which is Greek for deliciously wounderful and just so happens to be my magik word as well :)

Amanda Dilworth said...

i really love your interpretation of the theme, great imagination:)

Björnik said...

Dear Bella! Looking at your illustrations is like being transported to the depths of your great imagination. It's always a magical ride! Thank you for this Inspiration friday piece! See you later while I go over the moon.;) Weeeeehhh!

XOXO

messyfish said...

Conceptually brilliant! And of course loving your stlye as always. Just look at the moon. Love it... Bags not be transported to the moon that way!

theartofpuro said...

Amazing illo! Love the concept and colours:)

Barbara said...

Well, she's all ready to go, backpack and all. Hang on tight, my girl, it never hurts to dream.

Brilliant as usual, Bella!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love the peony buds Bella! Perfect fort he launching of little sweeties into the stratosphere!
Of course...I love peonies...
Beautiful color and content.
As Always! ;)

XXOO~~♥
Anne...the Bald Mooner....

Alicia Padrón said...

I wanna go to the moon too!!! I'm next, pleaseeeee :o)

LOVE this to bits!!!!!!!!!!!

The Original Drama Mama said...

It is so much fun to study your illustrations and find all the little pieces of the story. True whimsy!

I LOVE that moon! It glows right off the page (screen?)

Captain Dumbass said...

I like the look on the moon.

Krista said...

Wheeeeee! Don't drop the candy barzzzz! Write when you get therrrrre!

Simply charming, Bella! I think you must crack yourself up creating these things...

k.h.whitaker said...

love, love, love this Bella! wonderful, cute and cleaver. oooo, I like Andrew's word, fergolou, deliciously wonderful it is!

Lori ann said...

Oh my gosh!! how completely charming. I LOVE to study your drawings, they are full of little(big) details and surprises. LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much Bella. You are a wonder.

and oh that moon.

love,
lori

faerwillow said...

~oh i don't want her to fail...this is adorably sweet and with an the attempt just like so she needs to make it to see luna...wonderful piece...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Deborah said...

I should like to be launched!!! I brought my own fish bowl. What a wondrous mind you have. **blows kisses** Deb

rachel awes said...

honey,
it's countdown
to the amazing
budding
that continues
inside you
& that continues
to flower forward
to all of us
in your
precious, dear,
creations!
xox

Ces said...

Fail is a word never to be associated with you or anything you do. I don't know if you truly recognize the enormity of sentiment; the depth of feeling and the height of elation that your illustrations evoke. I know you always downplay them as simple lines, but you know what? The simple lines of the great children's books illustrators are the ones that endure throughout the ages.They are not the overly inked drawings. Kate Greenaway will always trump the Dalziel Brothers. Your illustrations pack so much whallop. This is why so many of us love you because you stir and awaken within us this sleeping mirth. God save your models!!! Tsup! Tsup!!!

Ces said...

I am so proud of myself. Only for you will I typed on teeny tiny buttons with my thumbs. the moon! The moon! I love thee to the moon and back!!!

Ces said...

Typois are forgiveble when typoin in phones while writing rules.

yoborobo said...

oooooh, I love Fall and I love this picture. :) Your art always makes me smile. I am smiling right now, which is good because I have to go clean the bathroom - lol!! xox Pam

thewillowsnest said...

aha.. delightful little adventure!!
Ridiculously beautifully illustrated in lustrous shades of olive and plum.. thank heavens for Bella!! Such a fertile , talented imagination!
hmm..( the word verification I got for you is 'dicsfaz'.. hmm.. don't need much of a fertile imagination to conjure up some funny pics for that!

Francisco Martins said...

Hi Bella, how are you my friend?
Wow, this looks so beautiful and sweet! I love the characters and the colours. YOU are the master Bella! :D

cindy said...

if failure looked that good and fun i'd go for it over and over and over ... love that adaptable goldfish. enjoy your weekend!

Marie S said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh Bella you are truly amazing!!
Have a great weekend Dear one!

laughingwolf said...

i don't believe they will fail, ever!

charming as always, m'dear :)

Sarah Pecorino said...

This is so sweet!

Draffin Bears said...

Oh adorable Bella, love this sweet little illustration.
The colours are so beautiful and the big old moon looking down on the delightful children.

Hope that your weekend is happy, dear friend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Magical, Magical, Magical!!!! More Magic! You know all I want to do is climb into your awesomeness and stay there. I have been sitting at my computer working long hours and I come to your blog Bella to be refreshed and renewed. I can just here the giggles and laughter and soft chatter of your characters and they lift me each and every time. This is stuff that dreams are made of. Spun of sugar and spice and everything nice.
I can just smell the berry tea and honey and blueberry scones.
" Table for one please right next to these wonderful little creatures. It's wonderful. Thanks again Bella for making my birthday extra sweet and special. I love you for it.
Hugs and plenty and more love then your heart can hold.
V

Johanna Urban said...

ADORABLE <3 <3 <3


a hug
johanna

Caroline said...

Bella, you never fail to delight me! x

Ces said...

These should be available in greeting card format. Sigh*** I sound like a broken record but I love everything you do and I can't get enough!!! Will you please make me an ATC version of this and I will exchange an ATC with you? or just sell it to me as an ACEO? Please?

HAHAHAHAH!

My word verif is "fartacat"

esque said...

Ooh, get ready for a wild ride! Cute!

Ces said...

You don't say! All those links! Egads! Hmn, the president gets to change the diapers? I am already potty trained. You are lucky.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Bella!

Did you retreive your head and give Deb back hers? (because I think you both might get confused after a while...hee hee!!!)
Yes, the monster is huge and is wearing me to a nub. I have been sewing nuts till my fingers won't work.
Ah that I could play chess....I am a dolt in that department. But give me a huge area and 500 fabrics and I am right at home.
(did you see Ces has me trying to crawl off the leaf to go smack someone? She does! She does!)
Okay, this Bald Baby is heading for a bubble bath and then a rest! There shall be no *full moon* tonight. ;D

TSUP!♥
Anne.....the ornery child.....

Juan said...

Wonderful piece bella, as usual!

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Tammie Lee said...

oh yes peonies indeed, they are so beautifully portrayed. I remember the first time I saw a peonie, I was thrilled and stunned at petal after petal opening and such a lovely scent as well. I have to agree, they are one of my cherished. Thank you for your lovely comment dear Bella.

Karin Bartimole said...

fail? FAIL? no way!!! I see magical propulsion to that sweet onlooking moon is inevitable! At least for a moment or two?! So adorable!! and beautifully illustrated...
And I love the BBB Club logo you and Ces have created!! So happy to a part of the bald baby escapades :)
xoxoxoxox

Diana Evans said...

oh what a super cool new blog look Bella!!!! you are so amazing....I love this little magical scene!!! you always make me appreciate everything around me....you are so gifted my sweet!!!

Wishing you a wonderful week!!!

Hugs
Diana

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Love you and miss you more!

esque said...

Hi Bella, in regards to your comment on me bloggy, I should have know that you have thing for cows (me too), so I request your next drawing to be that of a baby cow. Accept challenge?

Ces said...

Oh dear Bella, I want you to play Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall of The Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt Suite. Will you please arrange that?

Oh boy!

Some bruised heads especially after the prestissimo!!!

Slay him! The Christian's son has bewitched
The Mountain King's fairest daughter!
Slay him!
Slay him!
May I hack him on the fingers?
May I tug him by the hair?
Hu, hey, let me bite him in the haunches!
Shall he be boiled into broth and bree to me
Shall he roast on a spit or be browned in a stewpan?
Ice to your blood, friends!


The word verif is sauted. HAHAHAHA!
Good morning.

Ellen Byrne said...

Oh, this is darling! I LOVE your choice of colors especially, your concept too!

aimee said...

I absolutely adore this piece because my 4 year old too k me by the hand this evening and said, "come, let's race to the moon." BEAUTIFUL.

IVYALLOVER said...

Oh my gosh this is just wonderful!So fun and creative. Your work is magical ♥

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful Bella.

Juditha Holoferne said...

Wow! This is absolutely wonderful! Your work is so refreshing. Your humor has an intellectual flair about it.I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. What a delightful surprise. So propitious.

thedoodlegirl said...

*love* You are extraordinarily amazing. What must it be like to be in your imagination?? LOVE it!!

Megan Coyle said...

I love escaping to your world of illustrations :) yet another fun and cute composition. bravo!!

Ces said...

WTH! I am freaking wide awake! I think I went to the moon and back! Hahahaha! I am responding to comments. HAHAHAHA!

Ces said...

Good morning!!! Sunshine delivery!!! To work! To work! To work off I go! Have a great day. Tsup!

Ces said...

Good evening! I just wanted to greet you a wonderful evening! Tsup!

anil ks said...

..this is MAGICAL!!wonderful imagination..great piece..thanks for sharing..

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is so great!

Ces said...

Good morning! I am first again. Hahahaha! I have been commenting on this post everyday since it was posted. Do I get a prize? Oooooh! Someone left a yellow piggy bank for me yesterday. So cute! Have a great day. Tsup!

Still loving the illustration. What if Epsilon 1 really did thrust Epsilon 2 to the moon?" HAHAHAH!

Ces said...

Oh drats! I am no. 2. AtelierBridgitte is no.1.

thewillowsnest said...

Ooh such pretty background paper!!
Bella.. yes this wee puppy is so cute it's just precious.. people always say.. is he real?? looks like a toy! I know .. he does!!

PS.. thanks for giving me some Bella luv for my wee lemony birdie.
'preciate it! .. lots!
Luv H

Ces said...

Hello! I just got home, had to do some paperwork errands. Your blog is so beautiful on my phone. I turned on some features finally. Hahaha! I love looking at the miniature version of the blog. So cute especially with your illustrations! Heheheh! Now back to work! Tsup!

Giuseppe Bianco said...

You should create a fairy tale book without any words. You don't need them.
By the way, thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. I promise to let you know when my book is posted.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bella! I missed out on buying the prints you donated for the Houston Race for the Cure by 30 seconds! They were beautiful. Was wondering if there was a way to purchase other prints? Please let me know. faith-miller@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh dear make that 67 comments - your eyeballs must be spinning - but it just tells you what a great artists you are and people just want to tell you that . Is good. Is great.

Now I cam over to complain that you made me laugh. I have teken the vow of no gigling and it is supposed to last till the next witches sabbath....


(Yes we spell gigling with only two gees - any more than ten gees makes the blood drain too far)

anway these lines are the culprit:
snip:
As a footnote, since we are talking about tongues, did you know I often find mine sticking out at all angles when I am deeply concentrated in a drawing? No, it is not blue."

Heh :)

Well I have some great images in my head.

Oh toxic apple seeds? Well they taste like cyanide to me actually. I have been eating them for about 30 years and they havent effeccccetttttteedd meeee at oar.

cheesels from Oz

no but really I think that in quantities of less than three for a 130 kilo man they are safe.

my magic word is 'mointed' - but I think you will be dissamointed if I try and use it in a sentence.

tera said...

My first thought was "That looks like trouble!" But it is way too sweet for trouble. I hope they find the dreams they are looking for! :)

Manon Doyle said...

Could I borrow your brain for a day? lol. I need some of that awesome imagination you've got going on. Please don't lend it to Ces because her FPOT is huge enough!!
Love your work, my friend!!
xo

kj said...

bella, i can't get over the eyes of your little girl by your little girl. simply two dots and two lines equaling such surety and strength.

there is applause from my fingertips: great kid, great mom

xo

justdoodleit said...

Whatta way to travel to the moon
The very idea makes one swoon :)

Fantastic!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

This is just SO cute!! Your illustrations are lovely and magical :)

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Raluca said...

flying to the moon in a very eco way:))!so sweet illo!

BT said...

Wheee, off to the moon we go. I took a photo a couple of weeks ago of the moon 'sitting' on a hill! It looked amazing. I just love this and those flowers are incredible.

linda cardina said...

bella, i love the way u think. such an imagination u have. i can picture you giggling away while creating your picture. u do don't u?. well u make me giggle...my eyes wonder all over your drawings if i'm not giggling i am smiling from ear to ear. thanks for always brightening my day.
xoxox
lin

Amy C said...

keerrrrrrrrplonk, this is so so cute and adorable, I love peonies too.
I hope her lading isn't too rough!