Wednesday, December 22, 2010



May love reign in your house this holiday season.

I received a card yesterday, and I loved what it said so I will pass it on to you:

Merry Everything . . . Happy Always

xoxo
bella

110 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I get to comment first, I get to comment first, I get to comment first!!! Yippppppppy! Go Nessa, Go Nessa, Go Nessa! he he he he! Oh Honey Bunny, I just wanted to come by and tell one of the most special people in my life Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's to you! I wish you all the happiness and joy that your little heart can hold and that you and the girls will have so much fun together loving, sharing and caring. You have been such an encouragement to me Bella. Your words and your humorous spirit has gotten me through some really rough days and I so appreciate and love you for that. We even got to meet and spend time together. I can't wait to do that again. Next time I'm coming to you he he he! I send you many, many hugs and well wishes for a great year ahead. I love you with all my heart. You know I do! Have a good one.
Love,
V

Hard Dog Cafe said...

merry christmas!!!

martinealison said...

Grâce à Ces je me suis agréablement promenée dans votre blog et j'y reviendrai...
Je ne vous connais pas mais je me permets de vous souhaiter tout plein de bonnes choses puisque la nouvelle année est à notre porte.
Je souhaite des journées remplies d'amour et de partage... avec ce bagage on abat des montagnes de difficultés...
Bisous et à bientôt,

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh it's a rush to be here :) HI hope you are as good as your art. We have this thing in Oz that if you are really good at stuff we don't like you because we aare jelous. So by rights I should not like you - but your work is so good it negates it. In fact it coket's it actually.

But seriously, I hope you have a wonderful and stunning everthing as well. It's just good to breath sometimes eh?

thanks for sharing your work. You are a classic artist in the classic sense of the word.

cheers from the land of the bluebottle.! :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Oh when I say Rush I mean that we are all trying to be first - or in the first four hundred commenters.

My new word is 'ganging'.
I am starting to worry about google. :)

Arija said...

Bella dearest, your little snow angel makers are just wonderful. Thank you. Thank you for your lovings comments and wishes.

May you too have merriment and love always. What else is there to wish for? Enough is as good as a feast and the richest man on earth still has to put his trousers on one leg at a time. Even if sometimes we do not have enough, with love, it can be stretched to satisfy all and a few extras as well.

Hugs to you all . . . Arija

HeatherU said...

I like that a lot, merry everything and happy always. I love your comments and your art work. I hope your holidays are filled with happiness :)

Heather

Ana said...

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones too ♥
That's a great message to spread.

Ces said...

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
Love
Joy
Peace
Please!

Amalia K said...

Oh, oodles and oodles of twilight dust for you, my sweet, darling friend!!! I want to go inside your illo and hug each one of those adorable little babes!!! So delightful like yourself... (^_^)

I wish you lots of shiny sparkles this holiday season! Many hugs, oxox

Jos said...

How lovely to see you come up on my blog list Bella. T'is a magical time of year and I think that card says it all. Merry merry merry. Hope you and the girls have a wonderful Christmas. xx Jos

Lori ann said...

What a lovely thing to pass on Bella. I love your little snow angels, such a beautiful beautiful christmas card.

ME HA to you too!!
love,
lori

Maria Bogade said...

Oh this is lovely and yes a merry, happy, wonderful holiday season to you too!!

rachel awes said...

dear bella, may love reign in your heart & home as well! love your circle of sweethearts & love your sweet heart! xoxox

laughingwolf said...

thx bella... holiday blessings to you and yours! :D

Patricia said...

Dear Bella,
I wish you a lot of love,
peace, health and happiness!
May your wishes come true ;)
I see many new drawings...
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
See you later aligator...

XOXO

theartofpuro said...

Me and my boyfriend Andrea wish you a Merry Xmas full of love and peace:)

k.h.whitaker said...

Beautiful Bella, your work and your person, I wish you and your family and Happy Holiday and a wondrous and wonderful new year! I can't wait to see all the beautiful new work you do in the new year. XOXOXO

encaracolada said...

OHHH! peace to you as well. I wish you all the best for this year and merry christmas!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Thanks for passing by!. Needless to say, I think this image is great and I love your characters. Looking forward to next years' batch of drawings!

Sarah said...

Oh Bella..I love that..just perfection! May your home be filled with peace and love this season and through the whole year! Thinking of you hon! Happy Holidays!
Love, Sarah

Caroline said...

What a super little circle of friends! Merry, Merry Xmas Bella - to you and all your family! Thank you for all your delightful illustrations which have given us all such joy! Thanks for every visit you've paid to me too - aways so appreciated!x

faerwillow said...

~aaahhh...i have to say i just l♥ve your art...it fills our spirit with only goodness and happy feelings...thank you for your words you have shared with me...a blessings you are to each of us and to me...i have enjoyed getting to know you these past few months and look forward to what the new year will bring...i wish for you and yours a beautiful holiday to come...may it be filled with only magical moments and memories that forever fill you spirit...warm holiday wishes and brightest blessings upon you always dear bella~

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Bella!

I wish you the very best of holidays and a new year sparkling with abundant blessings! The very best of everything!
Your art is a delight to my tired soul~~thank you!
Now celebrate---Vanessa already is! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Nicky Linzey said...

Love that sentiment - I can't better it, so the same to you and your girls Bella

Janine said...

Dear Bella,
I wish you a very happy cristmas with your friends and family.
I just read Vanessas comment and she is so right. You are an inspiration and a wonderful person.
I think it is so great , that you and Vanessa will meet soon.
How wonderful!!!!!!
You two are my absolutly favourite artist and two of the nicest and warmhearted persons I never met.
Big hug
Janine

Captain Dumbass said...

Merry Everything . . . Happy Always? That's so good I'm going to steal it. In the spirit of the season, of course.

Silke said...

Oh, I love it!! And Merry Everything to you, too, dear Bella!! Thank you for making me feel wonderful with every comment you leave and for making my heart feel happy every time I visit your blog!! Much love, Silke

Shirley said...

Oh my Bella!! I wish you and your family the loveliest Christmas and New Year's..you have been such a dear friend and I consider myself lucky to have your sweet visits to my little world. Thank you!
I'm loving this illustration, and the previous one too - need some lubriderm? I've even got some of that Cow cream (to lubricate their udders!)..doesn't smell so good, but my mother-in-law swears by it. : ) Yes, but I digress...this illustration and the sentiment are so wonderful. To Happy Always. I send my heartfelt hugs your way.

cindy said...

oh to be in a bella sinclair doodlespot - pure joy! wishing you and your crew a wonderful holiday! xo, c

Abz said...

super cute! lol

♥Suzanne♥@AbbyShabbyB said...

You always make me smile with the cute antics in your artwork,,, May you and your family be forever blessed!♥

Jack Foster said...

Hey Bella! Stopped by to wish you a very merry and blessed Christmas. Thank you for delighting us all with this warm , well wishing, wonderful and any other word starting with the letter “w” card ;o) I also wanted to thank you for all the kind, encouraging and humorous visits throughout the year. I get the "Andrew Finnie rush” every time I see your little blue, bubble blowing profile pic in my comment roll. I can’t imagine the blogosphere without your wonderful artwork and your fun-loving personality. Have a great new year too. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Punctuation Mark said...

have a fantastic christmas and wish you tons of gifts under the tree!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Bella! My heart just skipped a beat when I saw your name pop up in my comments. Like a little Christmas present to me! I hope you & your kiddos can soak up the magic of this season and hold it in your hearts all year long. Merry EVERYTHING - right on! Big hugs to you!

Diana Evans said...

oh you are so wonderful Bella!!!! you always make everyone feel so special and your work really has something about it....something that cannot be explained in any simple way....outstanding!!!!

I am so grateful to have met you in blogland and I wish you and your wonderful girls a magical holiday season filled with old and new traditions!!!! bless you all!!! each and every one!!!

Hugs
and I love this piece and the quote!!!! just perfect!!! like you!!!

Marie S said...

And a very very Merry to you and those darling girls!
Love and huge hugs dear one!
I love the illustration, it is perfect!

Faruffa said...

a delightful piece Bella!!!
Merry merry Christmas to you, a big hug
Faruffa :o)

SonatasWelt said...

Thank you for your lovely comments!!!
Merry Christmas, Bella, and a wonderful 2011!

tera said...

I like that sentiment a lot!

I told Ces I was feeling a little breathless because both my family and hubs' family are here all weekend and it is non-stop! But I love that they are here, so no complaining!

Merry Everything to you too!

Muah!
-tera

Francisco Martins said...

Bella!!!!! Happy holiday my friend, all the best for your and your family, I wish you a great Christmas with your loved ones. And all the candy you can lay your hands on! he he he
Huge hug!!!

BT said...

What a wonderful message, I fully concur with those sentiments. Have a wonderful 2011 Bella. It's a pleasure to 'know' you in Blogland.

❦TattingChic said...

YAY! I ♥ your illo! I swear you should do a book or cards or something... if you already are you should come over to my place and correct me! Thanks for coming over to my blog and saying hello! I will try to do a blog post tomorrow if I can get my old computer (That has my camera software on it) to turn on. If not...then I am sore out of luck! :(
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours! YAY!
(((Hugs)))
~TattingChic ♥

Tammie Lee said...

I agree, I love that greeting and your art is a perfect celebration.

I wish you and yours a wonderful winter and holiday season. May your days fill you will joy and give you dreams come true.

aimee said...

thank you for bringing so much joy to my e-world and my real world with your words and your drawings! love you bella!

Loni Edwards said...

Happy Holidays, Bella! I love that card saying! Great illo too!

anil ks said...

..beautiful work bella!!..wish you and your family merry christmas and a happy 2011!!

Dusik said...

Hi Bella! Wow, thank you so much for your comment! Thank you for not forgetting me :))

I wish you all the best in the coming New Year and I hope you had a great Christmas!

Back in September I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He is our life and joy and treasure... any everything else. At the same time my husband became very ill. He has a rather severe case of myasthenia gravis. It is not a very common disease for a young man. It is more often found in older women.

Anyways, it's been rather hard for me, to tend to a newborn and my husband, who is home, but cannot do anything.

I have been working with our public health services in treating my postpartum depression. I have a family visitor, i go to the weekly meetings of depressed mothers in the "early years" center. My life is pretty much scheduled around breastfeeding on demand, cooking, cleaning and my groups.

I kinda made my blog more about my art, rather then my life, and since i haven't been drawing much recently i haven't been updating my blog.

i did make a present for my in-laws for this christmas, an acrylic painting, and i was actually planning on posting it here. i will do it, i promise!

i hope you and your girls are doing fine! i will read back your blog to see the updates in your life :))

With best regards,

Dusik
(Natalie)

xoxo

AtelierBrigitte said...

What a great text on that card - wonderful wishes for everyone.

I love your illustration and I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones.

Eric Barclay said...

Love this illustration. Hope you and the girls had a wonderful Christmas!

linda cardina said...

HO HO HO!!!! MMEERRRRRY CHRISTMAS!!! good girl u say to me? ??? but bella my "dear Santa" letter started something like this,. dear santa, but i can explain..... hahaha
i hope u had a lovely one. so nice that you stopped by my place.. thank u.. x0xx0x from our family to yours. love u bella!

lin

Sami said...

So beautiful is the theme of this post. And I love the simplicity with which you deliver the message :)

Cheers!

yoon see said...

Although I am late here but I always thinking of you Bella.

You are very humble and caring person, I guess you are the only few good friends that care for each others nowadays!

Thanks for your Christmas message and card. Also dropping by in midst of of business, your kindness and thoughtfulness are highly appreciated!

I got so many things wanting to share with you. As much as Let me write to you now!!!

Megan Coyle said...

what a joyful illustration :)

Have a happy, happy New Year!!

Debbie Clandening said...

Happy holidays. I love your beautiful blog.
Deb

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

Wishing you and your sweet girls the peace and magic of the season.
You are always such an inspiration and it is lovely to be able to come and visit you. Thanks for visiting me.
Happy holidays and hope that you have a fabulous 2011.
Your artwork and the quote are beautiful, thank you dear friend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Barbara said...

I LOVE that: Merry Everything. Happy Always. I'll write it down! Something to aim for.
Thank you for the lovely card, Bella. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I'm wishing you a Happy New Year. It's been such fun having you as a friend!

Lori Saul said...

What a joy to discover your beautiful art blog- so many enchantments! I look forward to visiting again- may you have a wonder New Year full of surprises!

Cheryl Lynn said...

HIIIIIII BELLLAAAAA! I miss you! I just recently stopped by my own blog Positively Lovely (isn't that Positively Horrid?) and saw that you had visited. I haven't been drawing too much,lately, I've been doing a lot of writing. So I thought I'd stop by and visit with you a spell.

I've missed so much of your lovely work, but I'm not disappointed. This is fabulous! It's so cute and so appropriate for this time of year and for all year round.

Love you much, my darling and can't wait for next year's surprises you have in store.

P.S. I wrote a book of poetry, hope you'll check it out. Go to The Urban Muse, http://theurbanmuse2458.blogspot.com.
Hope your Christmas was Merry and that your New Year is extremely, wonderfully prosperous!
MUUUAAAH!

Giuseppe Bianco said...

One of these days, someone will be smart enough to offer to create an animated film using your art style and the amazing stories you share. Happy Holidays!

caren@kdottiedesigns.com said...

Love this!

Alina Chau said...

LOVELY! Happy Holidays!

Mónica said...

Thanks Bella, my best wishes for you.
Hugs. Nice and happy christmas card.

Giuseppe Bianco said...

Hi, Bella. Thanks for the sweet comments on my book cover. Hope you and your family have an amazing New Year. By the way, no pressure, but my novel is finally done and posted on the web. Please take a look when you have a minute.
Thanks!!!
Happy Holidays

http://www.willowkrimble.com/

Nina Seven said...

oh, i love that, too! best of luck to you in 2011, it's gonna be a great one!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

What a lovely drawing, like a star of all the colors in the world...wishing you grace and peace in 2011

Ces said...

Helloooooooooooooo!!!
Happy
New
Year
Dearest
Beloved
First
Original
Sisterfriend!!!
TSUP!
TSUP!!!

Ann Pilicer said...

Happy New Year to you Dear Bella! May all your days ahead be filled with laughter, and memories! :D

Giuseppe Bianco said...

Bella, I can't tell you what it means to me that you not only took the time to read my book, but I am so glad you enjoyed it. You have always supported my art and encouraged me in all of your comments and your latest comment has made this an amazing New Year already. I can not thank you enough.
Here's hoping that you will have an amazing 2011.

BT said...

Happy New Year Bella, love you special talented lady. xxx

Jack Foster said...

Happy New Year Bella! Thanks for the visits and comments in 2010.. and thanks for sharing your wit, your humor and your wonderfully sweet talent with us. you are a blessing! peace and joy in 2011!

Manon Doyle said...

I hope you and your girls and a *merry everything*!! I hope you have a very happy 2011, Bella!! xoxo

Gai said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Bella. I have missed out so much in 2010. I am h opeful for a better 2011 and get more opportunity to share your wonderful art.

Juan said...

What a beautiful post Bella!
Wishing you a wonderful Year!

flutietootie said...

Agreed. Thank you for sharing such nice words. It is a great idea to start off the new year with.

Sherman Unkefer said...

Happy New Year Bella! I love your little snow angels, such a beautiful christmas card.

Johanna Urban said...

Thats a really cute image! Happy New Year Bella!!!
xx

johanna, sweden
art

Krista said...

Awwww... if that isn't the most heart-melting drawing EVER!!! I just want to eat them up, but then I wouldn't get to make hot chocolate for them!! I have a soft spot for snow angels, when my husband and I were dating he made them all over the parking lot outside my apartment for me. And both my kids had bear snowsuits. Aw, I'm blathering, stop me before I turn into a pile of slush!!

Happy New Year, Bella!

Faruffa said...

Bella, I wish you a wonderful 2011!

Ces said...

Do you know that the greater siren, Siren lacertina has a slender body resembling that of an eel? It is nearly one meter (3 1/4 ft) long.

Ces said...

It has forelimbs but no hind limbs and is equiped with lungs as well as gills. They are exclusively North Americans.

Ces said...

Why am I telling you this?

Ces said...

Because I want to tell you about Neoteny.

Ces said...

Neoteny is the phenomenon where animals including both amphibians and reptiles acieve sexual maturity while still retaining many juvenile or larval characteristics.

Ces said...

The siren lacertina has 3 pairs of gillslits and four fingers on each hand.

Ces said...

I have six fingers on my left hand. The sixth finger is not really a finger, it's like a hanging long grape. I always hold it with my left fifth finger. It creeps people out.

Ces said...

Oh have you heard of the Unken reflex?

Ces said...

Unken reflex is assuming a poture involving arching the body with the tail perpendicular to the body to show off the gaudy discoloration to warn predators of toxins in their skin.

Ces said...

Now wouldn't it be wonderful if some young women or even men have unken reflex? We don't have to deal with toxic people then!

Ces said...

Okay, that's our siren lesson for today.

The siren belongs to the Order Caudata. I always liked that name.

Kingdom animalia, Phyllum chordata, etc etc. I always like ordering things. Too bad my life is in shambles sometimes.

Tsup!

Ces said...

I am stopping by here this morning in the hopes that I absorb and inhale every positive ion this beautiful blog emits in this Wide Wild Wonderful space.

Hummunahummanahummana....Ohmnnnnn Ohmnnnn...

Thank you Bella Sinclair. You are the absolute best phenomena that ever happened to me in the WWW and in COW (Ces's Own World).

You are a poet and only you can topple Joyce Kilmer off his perch as my my favorite poet. Your TREES poem is absolutely divine but also kinky by including my polydactyl grape.

TSUP! TSUP!!!

Ces said...

Dear President of BARF (Bella’s Art & Random Finds)

I, Ces, do hereby appoint you as president of the Ces Fan Club and I in turn, would like to be President of the BAAM! NO? (Bella’s Art and Mental Ninja Organization).

I am a Bella Sinclair fanatic. You are the coolest illustrator ever. Your art elevates my spirit, better than any drug. Your art is my medicine.

Thank you.

Pffffft Sincerely,
President of PUKE (People United in Knowledge Eandeavor)
Also
President of CRAP (Ces’s Rants and Art Posts)

Ces said...

Can February March?
No, but April May.
(Narnia)

Marie S said...

You are magic. I love you Ces inspired alligator, well done.
A third over, what are you trying to do to me?? LOL!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Sugar darling baby girl! Oh my heart is so full. You are better than Jimmy Choo's woman! How blessed am I to have you in my life. Thank you so much for your friendship and love. I appreciate you and you know this, but I have to say it again and again. I miss you. Soon as I get some funds I'm coming to visit. I need to get out of Jersey. To much snow!!! We are due for a whole bunch tonight into the morning! Would love to be there with you sitting on your couch drink hot chocolate and eating pasta and yapping it up he he he! You are the bestest from the eastest to the westest!
Love you
V

Caroline said...

Dear Bella; words can not express what your wonderful card did for me that day, life appeared bleak and I was really in a bad place. Your wonderful words of encouragement, and your donation meant the world to me.
It was just what I needed to get me going again.
Thank you!
I know I have been busy, and I wasn’t sure if I told you, or not!
(Memory thing, it happens with MS.)
So… I always look forward to your posts and again.
Thank you!
caroline

Ces said...

Hey! You copycat! My house is First Work of Art! I call it "Absence of Motion And A Big Butt."

Ces said...

Ooooh! The word verif was "antstri"

Ces said...

Not that it meant anything...

Ces said...

Except give me this opportunity!

Ces said...

BAM! Pffft!

Ces said...

Size DOES matter. Only those with puny and teenie-weenie doodads say that! They won't say it if they have a HUMUNGOUS doodad! That would be too obvious. SHEEHS! (She Has Extra Enormous Honker Size)

Andrew Finnie said...

Hullo Bella :)

Have you heard of the "Dyfus affair"?

Dyfus was a Captain (Medic) in the French Army Circa 1903 who was thrown out when it was discovered that, not only was he a duck, but that he was also a Quack.

Yes, you guessed it, my magic word is "dyfus". Which are, of course, those really small flakes of dandruff that fall out of your hair and land, not on your own shoulders, but on the shoulders of the other people who are also waiting for your bus.

Hope your new year is ripping :)
I am being quite because I am unusually actually trying to complete a project.

Normally I jump from a to gamma.
But am taking small leaps. (read 'steps")

Do you do children's books by chance?

Andrew Finnie said...

hey I forgot to say no more resting on your laurels! Looking for another of your masterpieces!

cheese from wet oz

Diana Evans said...

Hi My Sweet Bella!!!! I am so behind on my visits and wishes for you to have a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011....

Have a wonderful day!!!

Shannon said...

Your space looks awesome here. I see you've been taking a break. I'm just getting back to the blog world. It's nice to be back to see what everyone has been up to but the break was wonderful and very much needed. Happiness to you always...

Deborah said...

Wishing you the happiest of New Years, sweet, sweet Bella. I do believe you are as sweet at the faces of the wee children you draw. Yes, one evening Ces was bored and walked and walked and walked and there she was in my front yard, painting glory in the sky. You are both my JoY. **kisskiss** Deb

thewillowsnest said...

oh yes Merry everything and happy always to you too'.. with a dash of magical sparkles!!

Raluca said...

A beautiful 2011 filled with love, peace for you and all dear to you!
May all your wishes come true!

Emily said...

This would make such a wonderful logo not only for its style but for its message!