Thursday, March 15, 2012

Illustration Friday: Yield


"Did you hear that?"

Yielding to the irresistible siren song of






Girl Scout Thin Mints.  Mmmmmmmmm
Yup, got my year's supply, and now I'm a very happy girl.


Sorry, I could not finish a decent drawing this week.  Got...um...sidetracked.  :)




*Andrea asked me to please draw her enjoying the treasure.
This one's for you, Andrea!  




58 comments:

Shirley said...

YAYYYYYY ...you are so awesome..I love thin mints and how super cool to have your stash already! LOVE this sweet series of illustrations, Bella..you rock! Are those mint cookies I see in your illo? : ) Hope you have a wonderful week ahead my friend!

Shirley said...

PS - wow, I am honored to be the 1st to post...yippppeee!!!

Ted Blackman said...

You like 'em too? Yeah, those thin mints are dope!

I try not to keep them in the house, though, because your year supply would probably only last me through one good movie sitting, then I'd be rolling in agony and hatin' life afterwards.

Ted Blackman said...

I always take it too far, don't I?

rachel awes said...

we totally got these tooooo!
yummy yielding!!
+ i adore your girls so much
+ they are darling alongside
flowers...
lovelovelove to treasured you.
xoxox

Andrea said...

Oh I love how she is peeking, and I cannot believe what she found! Please draw her enjoying the treasure!

Angel said...

So great!
Something about chocolate and mint...mmmmmm.
What are you talking about, not finishing a decent drawing?!
She's adorable and the last one, where she finds Thin Mints waiting for her to rescue (eat) them? My gosh, wonderful.
I love your creative expressions.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh I love your work Bella! And...I adore a good GS cookie! Hugs to you hon..:)

Janine said...

This drawings are soo lovely. Absolutly adrable. Your girls are so sweet I love how she is into the flowers.
Have a great weekend
Janine

brandi said...

~i am shamelessly holding my head in my hands...you don't even want to know how many savannah sunrises boxes i ate...ALL BY MYSELF...worst part of it all is i am not suppose to have gluten...whoopsie...satisfaction verses pain!?! hhhmmm...this time i gave in to the sweet lemon indulgence calling out to me...

love your drawings...and enjoy your cookies...much love light and blessings~

Creations By Mit said...

Great stuff! LOVE the "Nom Nom Nom" one!!!! Still laughing!!!!

Steve E said...

BELLA...YOU are: Uncommon, Outstanding, Extraordinary, Magnificent, Towering, Unusual, Rare, Exceptional, Singular, Preeminent, Remarkable!!!!

You are certainly a standout.
Just completely out of sight.

And thin mints, Ummmm (Prefer the "strong" stuff HERSHEY BARS). I believe "Thin Mints" is a marketing name to make me think I can eat 1,000s and stay thin--or GET thin--grin!

Tsup!

Andrew Finnie said...

Well I am salivating :) Always a good sign! So you are giving away your secrets? There I was thinking you were as pure as I was ...... I only have three vices - mispelling, mistyping and I forget the other one . Heh, if only that was true.

Don't you love that first image, the girl looking backwards and goig "hey, what was that noise? do I here the sound of someone crunching on...."

Okay, back to my wholegrain wheat bix with first pressed virgin cow's milk sprinkled with bourhgul and fresh chillies and just a tad of ice-scream

Hey I don't even get a magic woprd so I will have to make one up .... hmm "Magg Spragwort", a famous character from Charles Dicken's unpublished first novel "Spragwort Saves the Day!"

Andrew Finnie said...

Haha "Nom, nom, nom" I love it, but what is that treasure she is munching on? We mustn't have them in oz.... Not yet anyway :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Sweet little illustrations, dear friend.
As for your Girl Scout thin mint biscuits, we do not have them here either.
Do like the plain biscuits, (my fav) though and I think they have coated them in chocolate now.
Chocolate and mint is such a yummy combination.

Hope that you are enjoying the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Amalia K said...

I hear girl scouts' cookies are one of the biggest culprits responsible for weight gain during this time of year in the US. If they're THAT good, make some room in your tummy, I say... You could always jog to China afterward, eh? Heheh.

I love your girls, Bella. They always make me crave for cuddles. :))

Michaele Razi said...

Love it! And those cookies are making me drool!

illuminary said...

Laughing~
Thin MINTS!
They better have my years supply left!

Lori ann said...

oh dear bella, now i need some too. i vote that this is an unfair post.

(but your forgiven since your illustrations are so very cute! hee heee)xxx lori

Cindy D. said...

Oh my gosh, how many Thin Mints is a year's supply? I got a couple three boxes. Er, had a couple three boxes. I mean, it's 2 servings per box, right?

Super cute drawings with their lovely flowers.

yoborobo said...

I think there has to be a 12 Step Program for Thin Mints. I bought a box the other day, and my two teens inhaled them. I got ONE COOKIE. Obviously, I need to be more discreet when I bring them in the house, and not dance around squealing "Thin mints! Weeeeee!". Lesson learned. Love your drawings...and I bet they all have a delightfully fresh minty smell! xoxox Pam

Ces said...

Hooray for the Girl Scouts!!! I, a lifetime Girl Scout, troop leader and former cookie mom, thank you for this tribute, although, Andrea appears to be savoring something more X-rated. It looks like she is being carried away by a giant dddd..i..l..aaaaah...I can't say it.besides, nog appropriate in line with girl scouting which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Hooray for Juliet Gordon Low.

You know, she had the most extraordinary lif. She married a very wealthy Englishman who was a philanderer and wanted her to live with his mistress in one house!!! Daisy, Juliet's nickname wanted none of it. Good for her!


Now, for your illustratuon. Yesterday, I bought the most beautiful books illustrated by masters. You know what they have in common? They were drawn by hand. Now granted we are now computerized, I am sure some if them may venture using the computer to color.

Now, what am I saying? Great illustrators are easily distinguished by their illustrations, no matter what the subject matter may be. They have signature lines and signature aura: pogany, racham, tenniel, Clarke, nielsen, w.h. Robinson. See an illustration and one exclaims exaltations or keeps quiet because one us afraid that the illustration will disappear, so one closes her eyes and is relieved to find the illustration again.

I say this, your illustrations this past three years have taken a turn for the classic - classic elegance, classic lines, classic precision, classic excellence. I swear that even if someday, the gods will main my heart, and make me renounce my ties, I shall never take back my words regarding your art. Your illustrations belong with the classics, never the disposable books. Alas!!! You are a true dilletante.

Ces said...

Alas, I type with one finger on this phone...that has a mind of its own. So please decipher nj cestype. Tsup!!!

Ces said...

my my my ...why is my changed to nj?

Ces said...

Dilettante!!!

Ugh. I need a dull keyboard
full keyboard!!!

Sigh.

k.h.whitaker said...

Oh, thin mints!!! I miss them so... I am really, really, really jealous and would love to go and get a box of them right now. I use to keep them in the freezer and they were always my favorite vice when I was pregnant. Oh, well, I'll have to enjoy them vicariously through you ;)

Val said...

Your little girls are always so loveable and irresistible. Mints?! My favourite thing too! Have fun drawing.

Tammie Lee said...

fun fun fun
and yum yum yum
such adorable pieces a story of cuteness, thank you~

otto björnik said...

Are those mint cookies yummy? They look like clay to me.hehe I guess that's what I get from working with it too much.^^

Lovely and inspiring illustrations as always Bella. Especially the last one, which reminded me to shave my sexy legs for the summer!^^ Have a wonderful weekend!\:D/

laughingwolf said...

awwwwwww sweet!

so... got a new beau? ;)

that would get you sidetracked! lol

Helena Milton said...

Boy, you´re so brilliant! I found your blog by Ces and I´m really happy for that. Have a nice weekend! :-)

theartofpuro said...

So lovable:)

tera said...

Aw, I love the girl with the flowers. The cookie thing is hilarious, and slightly wrong... :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

This is SO cute! I especially love the cookie nom nom!! :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he he he he he he he!!! You are hooooooot! Seriously you keep me in stitches and you say everything that I am thinking. Ray and Zoe went out and got a whole stash of thin mints. I had to stop her from eating a whole sleeve by herself. They are what this season is all about he he he, I love this fabulous delightful illustration. The whole series of illustrations are magnificent! Oh yeah, I have made a nice room for you under my rock. I changed the sheets and put smelly stuff and come cheese, grapes and wine in there. I Martha Stewart'd out for ya!
Love you so much and miss you more.
V

Andrea said...

Hee hee hee...look at her nomming away!

Caroline said...

I love the top illustration! No idea what girl scout thin mints are but they are no doubt too delicious to yield! I adore your work Bella!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! I adore the Nom Nom cookie drawing!!!! I love those thin mints myself...we have an australian version of it. Yum! YuM! No good for my diet regime though. Sigh.

deepazartz said...

O Bella...you come up so many different things...I don't have any idea about the mint cookies... but the illos are delicious and gorgeous!!!!! Loved the first two more... loving the flowers:)

Linda Hensley said...

I love the Tagalongs. Mmmmm. Really like that top illo too. A simple drawing, but it says a lot. Nice!

Barbara said...

Everyone loves thin mints! :) Your last illustration is exactly what we addicts all feel like when eating them!

A Cuban In London said...

The reason why I love your illustrations is that they're quirky and are full of a warped sense of humour. They're non-deferential and in your face, and yet they keep an innocent side, too. Many thanks. Loved that.

Greetings from London.

Shirley said...

Heee heee! So glad you sketched her enjoying her find...nom, nom is right! I had NO idea hedgehogs were illegal in CA..wow! Oh, they are super cute as babies..perhaps they multiply? Hmmm..you have me wondering now..wishing you a lovely week my friend!

encaracolada said...

sweeeeeet

Jack Foster said...

Those Girl Scout cookies alway get me sidetracked too! :o) I’m a Carmel Delight kinda guy! Lovely work and the girl riding and chomping on the corndog is hilarious! Off to go find a cookie! Take care and God bless!

Ces said...

What's going on here? Who ate my cookies?

I love "Thanks A Lot". That is my son's favorite. My husband loves Peanut Butter Patties and Thin Mints. My daughter loves Thin Mints. My favorite is Lemonades. I am eating one now with a cup of green tea.

Last week, the police arrested a man who robbed the Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of Wal Mart. He did not even steal them from Senior Girl Scouts or Cadets. He stole them from the Brownies!!!

Ces said...

Do you know why the youngest Girl Scouts are called Daisies? Juliet Gordon Low's nickname was Daisy.

A Juliette is a Girl Scout who does not belong to a troop. That is an individual program, usually for American Girl Scouts overseas or those who live in far flung areas.

Ces said...

When Juliet Low died, she was buried in her Girl Scout uniform.

Ces said...

I once played the role of Juliet Low in a ceremony. Heheheh It was a short role. They announced that a special visitor was present and then I walked across the stage. I wore a floor length Girl Scout uniform! It was so cool! I looked like I belonged in the 1900s!

Ces said...

I ate three Lemondes! Ugh. Now I am full of sugar. Tsup!!!

Ces said...

See you later! Tsup!

Amanda Dilworth said...

She is so lovely, great sketches Bella.

Andrew Finnie said...

.... I used to think that I was the only real person and everyone else was made up for my entertainment. Imagine my shock and disillusionment.... sigh.

Hey, that's me too :) Maybe we are the only two real people in the world and the rest are pigments of the imagination? That's a lot of pigment mind you, think of how many paintings we could do!

Katrillions and Katrillions :)

see you!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Your 'flower'girls are always so adorable. I wish I could see them in real life - where do they live? In my garden maybe?

Brian Lue Sang said...

Last drawing is my FAVORITE!!!

Ces said...

Tsup! Tsup! Tsup!!!

Amy C said...

sweeet and sweet in all senses of the word sweet.
Love those forget me nots!
Over the holidays I caught my niece and 2 sister in laws all in the pantry all at the same time with the door closed eating those mints - nom nom nom hilariousness.

Steve E said...

Did you hear THAT? Girl Scout THIN MINTS. Is that what will keep me thin?
('Thin' rhymes with 'grin'!)
PEACE!