Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays!


We are about to embark on two weeks of madcap craziness and festivities around here, so I'm cutting out a little early.  But before I do, I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season.  I hope you find time to squeeze the people you love and to be squeezed lovingly in return.  Thank you, truly, for your visits and words of encouragement.  You've made me smile and giggle and dream.  Here's to a better and brighter 2012.

With love,
bella

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Brigade that Arrived Too Late



This was supposed to be for last week's Illustration Friday prompt.....uh...yeah.....


When Emma and I walk to school in the morning, we each get into our imaginary pods, strap on layer upon layer of imaginary protective gear, and then engage in fierce candy war.  We try to think of the stickiest, goopiest, most creative way to pummel each other with sugar.

"Candy apple mace!"

"Argh!  Marshmallow absorption shield.  Spun-sugar web!"

"Fredward!"

"Fredward?"

"Yes, Fredward.  He's my giant jellybean who eats your sugar web."

"Ugh.  Sour Patch Kids, attack Fredward!"

"Fredward womps them flat.  Poprock cannon with lemonade sprayer!"

"Arrgghghghgh, ow ow ow!  "


By the time we get to school, we are both a gloppy, battered mess.  Luckily, we have the gummy bear brigade to lick us clean so the teacher will never suspect a thing.



Have a spectacular weekend!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Illustration Friday: Round

Row, row, row your boat.....
                         Row, row, row your boat.....
                                                  Row, row, row your boat....


I love singing in rounds, don't you?  What did you say?  Sorry, I had my fingers stuck in my ears.


Jeepers, where have I been?  In a food coma, apparently.  And then battling the cyber-crowds while cyber-shopping in the cyber-malls.   I didn't get to finish my drawing for this week's word, and I can practically hear tomorrow's IF word knocking on the door.   Ah well.    Snagged some pretty good deals, though.


In other news, I received a great surprise in the mail yesterday.  A while ago, I worked with the fabulous Caren Krupinski of Kdottie Designs on a personal project.  Caren had written a heartwarming and enchanting poem and asked me to help her illustrate it.  She put everything together into a little book and sent me my very own copy.  How wonderful!  Thank you, Caren!!!!





And finally, the book I've been working on with Donna Shepherd is still in production, but a coloring page is available here for any crayon-wielding kiddies out there.   Doh!  Don't color your computer screen.  Print it out first.  Gah.






Wishing you a fantastic weekend!