Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In a Pickle


Would you rather....




...face an angry prickle of hedgehogs with dirty sporks...





 ...or a grove of well meaning teddy bear cacti who want to play trampoline with you?





Oh dear.  What to do.


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23 comments:

Ces Adorio said...

OMG! I think I love you so very much. I don't think I have ever known an illustrator who can transform anything so magically as you do! Oh my god, seriously. I love everything you do and you. When I grop up, I want to be like you, draw like you, sososososo full of joy. So happy! Thank you. Tsup!

On another note, my mouth will feel like it will be sporked by a million cacti on Friday.

Ces Adorio said...

Okay, I meant to type "grow" not "grop"e :)

Ces Adorio said...

Huh?! "like the butt end of a loaf of stale bread..." Even your downer expressions are grand. I love you even more. Next time say a high scoring vulgar word. That completely turns me on. Seriously, honey, I love this very much. My tapestry is a doormat compared to your prickly illustration.

Ces Adorio said...

I want to buy a book, The Complete Bella Sinclair Collection. I will be in heaven every time I leaf through the pages.

Andrew Finnie said...

what oh don't listen to Ces, she will just give you a biog head which will float away in the next storm .... lik a red baloon, u nless you are holding your breath, then it will be a blue baloon :) So why when I read this and see beautiful charming and just amazingly bubbly stuff do I think that beneath thes illustrations lies a dark secret that is dirty spork driven ? oh you made me laugh, which is unusaly given the amount of endone I have stopped taking :) hope you are well

AnnD said...

*Dies laughing*

One could almost face the sporks, but that they are dirty, and one could almost tolerate the trampoline, but that the intentions are good! The poor girl! The brilliant illustration! The cleverness! The sweetness of the central figure in perfect contrast with the looming terrors around her! THE HORROR! Okay, there's no horror. Also, I love the bunny. :D

On a tangentially related note, we used to play a verbal version of "Would you rather" to get our son through long hikes (would you rather be an astronaut or an undersea explorer, would you rather eat a flying steak or a hamburger with legs). Thusly trained, at the age of six he walked up to a friend we rarely see at the beginning of quite a short hike and said, "Would you rather get kicked down there one million times or get stabbed in the eyes until you go blind?" Ah, children. ;)

Tammie Lee said...

oh my gosh, you have me laughing out loud. You musts be such an amazing mom!
I love this!

Tammie Lee said...

Plus i love that you showed the bits one at a time, each one had me wondering and absorbed in to what might be!

Andrea said...

My son says the sporks, my daughter says both, and I guess I will try my luck with the cacti because they are too cute to ouch me!

Cindy D. said...

Has there ever been such a terrible yet adorable predicament?! A pickle if ever there was one! The world needs more hedgehogs with sporks. Not so clear on the teddybear cacti. Though, I should not be so quick to dismiss others just because they are a bit prickly!

Arija said...

Just what I needed. Something tax tree as I submit myself again to our quarterly tax statement.
I think I's swap for swinging to the next root and landing on the rocks . . .
Where do you get all these super inspirations??

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Que je suis, oui, que je suis heureuse de pousser aujourd'hui la porte de ton univers... Mais où étais-tu cachée ?... Ne me dis pas que devant ton clavier tu avais des hérissons en colère ou un peloton de cactus !!
Ce dessin est vraiment délicieux. Mon regard reste figé.
Gros bisous à toi et joyeuses fêtes pascales.

Lisa M Griffin said...

How cute! I love these... and the hedgies are just too cute. Really fun share. :)

Kaye said...

Ah Bella Bella you make me giggle and squirm and smile all at once !!!
thank you

Creations By Mit said...

Hee hee! Now THAT is a predicament! Loving that angry mob!!! Great story telling! I wonder how it will end......

k.h.whitaker said...

Oh Bella, you always make me smile. Hedgehogs with dirty sporks and teddy bear cacti...LOL

how do you come up with these things???

Ted Blackman said...

Excellent read, as the story literally unfolded before my eyes. I got a good laugh at the predicament, too.
ha ha hee hee ho ho!

Ted Blackman said...

I'll take dirty little hedgehogs any day of the week, if it keeps me away from those nasty Teddy Bear Chollas. A friend and I got stuck in the middle of those things while hiking in deepest, dankest Arizona. They literally jumped off the bush and embedded themselves in our legs. We had to pull them thru the other side to get them off. Well... it seemed like that.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Scream loudly! Behave badly? Scream some more. Hope someone hears and will come and help. Pray. Think. A dirty spoon fork ain't so bad. Cactus in your butt ain't fun AT ALL on ANYDAY! This is my situation illustrated! DANG, DANG, DANGGGGGGG! This is soooo awesome! You have done it again my talented friend. How fantastic. Sending you a massive hug and wishing we could hang out together on pun intended. he he he he he! Love you baby!

Kathy Jurek said...

My arms are getting tired, Bella, but I'm gonna try to hold on a little longer...


help


;)

Amy C said...

oh noooooo I wouldnt want either situation. But if I had the choice I think I would hang with the hedgehogs. Thing is I dont think I have enough arm muscles to pull myself up.
Adorbs illo as always.

Deborah said...

By all means, the hedgehogs. And now I am concerned about Ces groping. Oh my, what I have been missing!

**blows kisses**
Deb

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