Thursday, April 26, 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights



Whut?  What the heck is this?  Toast is not even my favorite.  I don't know where this came from.  Maybe my subconscious wanted breakfast after looking at all of Ces's eggs.

Well, like toast, I had to resort to something quick and easy this week.  My brain is on hiatus and all that's rattling around up there are random dregs, so that's what I'm serving.  Don't you feel special?  I'm on jury duty and also dealing with a colossal tax mess.  It's not pleasant when you get a love letter from the IRS saying they are seizing your property because you owe over $415,000.  Yes, I managed to pop my eyes back into their sockets, thank you for asking.  No, no, don't feel sorry for me.  I only mention it because I think it makes for a great story.  I can only laugh about it at this point.  It all has to do with identity theft and so on and so forth. It will all get sorted out.  So no worries.

Happy Thursday!

50 comments:

Andrea said...

Toast IS the most, but why can't I have a toaster that looks like that!? I could be queen of breakfast. It is puzzling where this thought came from for you, but I sure do love it!

Ces Adorio said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH BWAAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Ces Adorio said...

WTH? $415,000. Where did that come from? Oh gees. No wonder people fly lanes into the IRS building. Sigh.

Okay. I love this BUT BUT BUT you are the one who inspired me to do the Lesser Known Dumptys series. Argh. It wants me to spell id as Dumpties. Gah.

Ces Adorio said...

So who among you has bunny slippers? :) Toast on top of Mt. Fuji. You are giving me ideas!!! Tsup!

k.h.whitaker said...

ewwww, taxes and jury duty in the same week. Bleckkkkk, sounds yuckkky. Toast is good. Tea and toast is better. Yeah, I just found out that all of my info was stolen from the hospital and had to flag everything to prevent identity theft. Arghhhh, what a bummer. I hope they clear it all up soon. In the meantime, this is an interesting piece. Toast on top of a mountain :)

Hannah Sommerville said...

I love something about this so much and I can't put my finger on it... It's got attitude or something.... Hope your week gets better :-

martinealison said...

Un grille pain qui est à la hauteur de toutes nos espérances...
Un grille pain qui fait de la luge il fallait y penser!!! je comprends maintenant pourquoi la neige fond !
Il y a peut-être des grilles pain sur la banquise?...
Merveilleuse illustration...
J'espère que tout s'est arrangé pour vous...
Gros bisous à vous ou à toi je préfère.

Ces Adorio said...

We have Picachu slippers.

I have a date with the kitchen.

Also, have you heard of El Greco's "The Burial Of Count Orgaz"? Well imagine, The Burial Of Count Eggaz.

Tammie Lee said...

oh my gosh!! so glad it will all get sorted out.

i love the little girls stance on top of the toaster, so much strength and ta Da, in her stance. such a fun piece.

wishing you the best with all that is going on in your life.

Ces Adorio said...

Oh my god!!! BWAHAHAHAHHAA!

Creations By Mit said...

Absolutely love the absurdity of this!! Great detail -love the bunny slippers & the toast is burnt to perfection!
So sorry about the identity theft! Scary stuff! I've had it happen to me, but thankfully not to that degree! I hope it is sorted out quickly & you can move on from that horror!!

Angel said...

Oh no! What a goose egg, jury duty and tax stuff in the same week, blah. Glad you were able to find your eyeballs and pop 'em back in!

Again, this is so fantastically great. Your creativity and original ideas...I'm on pins and needles each week to see what you're up to next!

Steve E said...

So your brain is taking a 'break'? Mine is on vacation. I've been looking everywhere for it--might have to climb on my scooter and scoot somewhere. It may just trun up. (That's turn up! But ya see what I'm dealing with here?--grin!)

Finally, someone (YOU!) has made Ces LAUGH on here, even though she still writes things like "...wants me to spell id as Dumpties."

WHAT IS "id"? Idaho? Indonesia? (.id), Identification? Idem?

Actually--as you might know--I REALLY DON'T GIVE AN ID!--grin!

Now, about Identity theft...does that mean some of your Illos will be forgeries? Hope that issue does not linger as a morning fog--but the afternoon will come.

Friend of mine spent time in prison on account of identity theft. Of course, he was the one who stole the identity.
(Sorry for that insertion here, Bella!)

NOW! Ah, yes! The TOASTER-GIRL! "Smart-Crumbs" falling from the toast, to dorm the word "IS"...what an inspiration. Scarf and hair blowing in the wind: "Don't FALL OFF that thing, Peep!"

Bella, I was hoping you'd post soon. I need constant art-fixes from you and Ces (I'm serious!). It is 'medicinal' and besides, my heart smiles when you peeps post.

Please keep active your wonderful sense of humor, as this ordeal plays out. Know that I join my prayers with all the others for your serenity. The goal is less stress.

Love and PEACE, bella!

rachel awes said...

sweet heart! identity theft?!!
you sound like you are working through this, but oh me oh my! i am sooo sorry that you are having to go through such eye socket loopty loos!
i would be toast after all that!
+ of course, your kind of toast is always the sweetest!
big hugs! OOXXO

Cindy D. said...

Oh my gosh! I thought Hannah wrote, "It's got altitude"! And that was terribly hilarious. And then I realized she said "attitude", which it certainly does have, but she didn't have "altitude". Now I am wondering if I can claim that "altitude" thing cause wow! It's got altitude!

I certainly would like to know where I can get a toast robot of my own, as it clearly lends more then just the awesome power of toast. If I can't have a robot, I would at least like the oven mitts and bunny slippers, because they are the coolest. Also the bit where some of the words are made of toast crumbs. Hooray!

☼Illuminary☼ said...

life is either a daring adventure or a kick in the teeth..
~laughing~
I go for the laughter , before the rant..
just to be safe..
*wink*

Lori ann said...

oh shoot bella, that sounds awful, although i can see why someone would want to steal your identity. you are so brilliantly talented. i would like to climb that toast mountain!

Ted Blackman said...

Gawd, you're weird. And weird is what I love.

Toaster man with bunny slippers is so dang cool I could just jump up and click my heels. Let's see more of him.

barbara r-g said...

i love your art. so creative and full of wonder. thank you it always makes me smile.

Nicky Linzey said...

Sorry you're going through this Bella. Makes my story of being hassled by the Inland Revenue for 5pence seem tame! The number of letters and forms I received cost about 500 times what I owed. On the upside your dilemma has created a very unusual masterpiece!

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Perrine Renoir said...

$415,000... oooh... my nose bleeds... oops, it's just a small pinch of my cerebrum and cerebrospinal fluid --- i thought it's blood.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Bella! You have lifted TOAST to new heights! Love your toaster robot :o) I think his name is Oster :o) How come the IRS never says that they owe us 400,00 dollars?

Deborah said...

NOOOOoooooo, Bella, you cannot eat the Dumptys!!! Toast of course! MMMmmmm pumpernickel with peanut-butter. Bunny slippers! Oh so sweet. Ugh. IRS. Ever so sorry. **kisses** Deb

tera said...

Oh, Bella - I hope you get your tax mess sorted out soon. But as long as you can keep your super cute sense of humor I think you'll be fine! :)

hugs

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Holy crap!!! Goodluck with the whole IRS mess and I hope it sorts itself out soon. I am liking the girl with the giant toast....

Steve E said...

Interesting(?) story about how Humpty Dumpty got his name is posted in comments at Ces' place, if ya got a minute.

But don't tell the IRS that I donate to the EGG HALL of FAME...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

NOoOOOOOooooOOOOOoOOOOoOO!! What the heck is that??? Oh my goodness! Please say that this is joke. It's crazy that's what it is. I love this illustration and are you sketching while on Jury Duty. I doodled my way through grand jury. That was a hot mess girl. I wanted to jump out of the window on somedays. It was crazy. My blood pressure was up and down. I was so glad to get out of there finally after 17 weeks! Well my darling sweet woman, I send you love as always and tea to go with the dang toast.
Love and tsup,
Me

theartofpuro said...

Love the illo!And I think a good taost with jam would be great now:)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I learned a lot in 17 weeks. I learn that home ain't as bad as we make it out to be. Just when you think that some people can't go any lower they surprise you and DO he he he he he he he!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Oh no, jury service and taxes in one week is just too awful.
So sorry, dear friend and do hope that you can get it sorted soon.
Tea and toast sounds like a lovely breakfast to start the day.

Sending hugs and good luck
Carolyn

The Original Drama Mama said...

Bella, it's been so long since I popped by to say hi! Yes, toast is the most - especially...as I just discovered this week, when spread with a heavenly substance called Nutella. :)
Yikes on the taxes and identity theft - but good for you for having such an amazing, zen-like attitude about it! I hope to visit you more often, your doodles always make me smile!

Barbara said...

Oh Bella, I'm so sorry about your tax mess...identity theft is scary and it takes forever to clear it up. Keep us posted.
No wonder you were thinking toast....it's comfort food. :)

Linda Hensley said...

I love this idea :) Good luck with the IRS! Some people say what doesn't kill us serves to make us stronger, but I'm not sure if that applies to the gov't or ID theft. Sending you happy thoughts!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so sweet!!!! I have missed you so!!! and your sweet art too!!!!

yoborobo said...

I love toast! Especially raisin bread with peanut butter on it - but I guess that's less about the toast and more about cinnamon, raisins and peanut butter. :)

$$$$$$$415000!!!!!!!!! Can you hear me shrieking from Maryland? Jury duty was bad enough. Cruel and unusual, I say! I hope it all gets straightened out soon! xox

Arti said...

Oh! This is creative! And I love the hot gold colored crispy toast laden with butter!!! Its Yummy:)
Hope you are having a great week Bella:)

Andrew Finnie said...

yippeee i just read something so exciting on your blog i just had to type this

YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

YOWXA er i mean YOWZA!!!

okay now to go and wipe the silly green off my fsace ;0

Vicki Smith said...

Oh my!!!! Good luck with the IRS and unraveling the identity theft. And jury duty on top of everything is toooooo much. I like your painting and always find toast comforting.

Giancarlo said...

buona giornata....ciao

Owl Eng said...

Cool! love everything in there -colours, composition, characters...

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

It is my sincerest wish for you that you get it all sorted out! Yikes!! Meanwhile...toast is good :)

Amy C said...

whaaaaa - major botheration with MR IRS - hope all is sorted out by the time I write this.
Super cute toasty piece
I want those red bunny slippers and some toast

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh, I'm SO SOOO very delayed at visiting my friend! I'm so sorry. Gosh, I cannot believe the $415K story!!! I do sure hope it's sorted swiftly though with the IRS, I don't think it's possible..but if there are miracles I am wishing for one for you!

Toast on Mt. Fuji with a robot..this is just the tops (pun intended!)..I love toast, I love robots and delightfully creative pieces that only you create.

I am sending good vibes your way, Bella!! Big hugs to you!

Amanda Dilworth said...

Hope everything gets sorted out for you Bella. I am loving the toaster robot with his groovy slippers and spotty oven gloves :)

AtelierBrigitte said...

mmmmmm toast
*getting hungry*

Best wishes for sorting out the identity theft-thing. Must be an akward feeling, knowing someone 'used' you.

Arija said...

Yoiks!! You had me worried there for a moment. Tax is bad enough at the best of times but conjoined with identity theft, now that would scare me ... -(w)itless!
I have just had my accountant help me sort out our quarterly tax, the big one hits at the end of June.

I have never been on a jury so choose wisely my wonder-woman.

Jen Anderson said...

Jeez. I hope your final response to the the IRS was: Dear IRS, No I don't. Neener.

Perrine Renoir said...

bella -- i miss you. :(

Janine said...

Hi hi hi, the ultimative breakfast- poster,. This should be the decoration in every British B&B.
You are great.