Monday, June 2, 2014

Illustration Friday: Temptation

Go ahead.
Take the flower
and see what else comes up.
Don't be afraid to

June 2nd is the most amazing day!  Happy birthday to my dearest sisterfriend Ces.  These pen and ink critters are pitiful, I know.  I simply cannot hold a candle to her and her amazing microns.  Nevertheless, they insisted on coming out to celebrate the human wonder that is Ces, she with the diligence and artistic skills of legends and a most frustratingly vast vocabulary.  She keeps me challenged and inspired, and my whole journey into art would have been painfully dull without her.  I am so blessed to know her.

But wait, there's more!  June 2nd is also the birthday of Ces's beloved sister.  And, coincidentally, my beautiful sister-in-law's birthday as well.  Whew!   So much grace and awesomeness to be thankful for on this day.  Happy birthdays all around!

Tsup Tsup and Tsup!!!


Andrea said...

Oh but I love them all! I want to pick that flower and the little sloth hanging there is adorable!

Ces Adorio said...

Wowwowowowow! Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwe! I love this. Thank you. I love them all, especially the pen and ink. Hehehehe! Look at the sloth! It is so cute, and the oak and acorn lei, and the wheels and the party hats and my favorite animals and and and look how cute that girl is. The only thing not in the pictue is my beloved sisterfriend, Bella Sinclair. Thank you very much. I love you so very much. I love you! Thank you!!!!! Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

By the way, you are kicking butt, you have been on a winning streak, yes, just look at the scores!!! Go Number One Bella! Yay!

AnnD said...

A of all, I love your brain. Number B, THAT ELEPHANT! *Swoon*

Also, I appreciate that everyone is commenting on the sloth, who is every kind of adorable, but what about the frogs? Because FROGS! Swimming! With the magical elephant! So cute, the illustration.

So clever, the you.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The show of love around here is contagious!!!! How awesome a Cescelebration too! This is sooooo beautiful Bella. What a way to show such love. I really love the sweetness of this piece!
It is sheer poetry. Brought tears to my eyes! Love you all so very much! Happy Birthday Ces darling!!! Hugs and much love to you Bella!!!

linda cardina said...

bella, these are so precious as usual. i hope u are well. xoxxoxxo

Tammie Lee said...

ahhhhh, i love the lotus flower piece
and your words made it wonderful!

Ahhhh again, your celebration of Ces is so dear and fun and cheerful!

Happy birthday to all, a day late!

by the way, i like, very much your ink style here!

Pamela Smallcomb said...

Dear Bella,
I actually shrieked with happiness (it was a little shriek, but a shriek nonetheless) as I scrolled down and saw the elephant. So freaking cute.
Thought you should know.
Your drawings might need warnings.
"Please keep scrolling, but move away from sleeping people and puppies because you might shriek from the sheer cuteness."

Creations By Mit said...

OMG!!! Scrolling down to the unexpected elephant was just AWESOME, Bella! What a fun art "experience!" And I LOVE your tribute to Ces & her unique style! (Especially the sloth!!)Being familiar with both of your styles, it was very cool to see! As always, darling characters all around!

Ellen Byrne said...

Bella! Bella! Bella!

k.h.whitaker said...

Awww, I love your Cesabration!!! Look at all the squiggles! Well actually I love it all :D So much awesomeness...

Kaye said...

omg - so BEAUTIFUL the surprise of the elephant scrolling down wow it took my breath!!!
And lucky for Ces she has such a one as you!!!
thank you you are a gift to us all :)

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma très chère amie,

Je ne suis pas très présente, même pas du tout en ce moment, sur les blogs ! Je suis en mode pause !!
Je suis avec un groupe d'amis que je retrouve chaque année. Nous sommes en Bretagne et sincèrement les promenades sont vraiment incroyables.
Mais je suis très heureuse aujourd'hui d'ouvrir mon ordinateur et d'entrebâiller la porte de ton univers qui me séduit à chaque fois.
Déjà ma chère par ton intermédiaire je voudrais souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire à Ces et lui dire que c'est une coquetterie que de souffler une bougie supplémentaire.

Je suis resté scotchée en admirant tes merveilleuses oeuvres. Il y a tant de poésie, d'humour, de douceur, de grâce et de charme.
Ton talent est immense...

J'A D O R E... ❁ ♡ ❁
Gros bisous à toi.

Cindy D. said...

Oh my gosh! LOL. I was so surprised! Could it be any more adorable. It could not. It COULD. NOT. The frogs! The tiny paper boats! Utterly enchanting.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

So much sweetness here, love your illustrations and a delight to see your work.
You are so very talented dear friend.
Happy Sunday

Diana Zipeto said...

Beautiful, soft illustration, with so much to see and feel and think about. Innocence and abundance! Lovely storytelling.

Deborah said...

Oh lovelovelove! I have been missing so much.

**blows kisses**

Amy C said...

oh sweet Ellie goodness all round, this is adorable.
I'd be totally honored if someone did something this adorable for my birthday! Happy Cesebrations to all!

Ted Blackman said...

Nice surprise on this one, Bella. That's strorytellin'!
It isn't easy for an elephant to hide, but this one found a new way. Oh yeah, I'm back. glad you never left.

Ces Adorio said...

Aah! A home called Wit's End. I think every family lives in such a home one time or another. My dearest Bella Sinclair, I am thinking of you, I have been thinking of you. Well, I think of you everyday just because I do and also, I love you. I hope you have not moved to Wit's End. I hope you are starting your stay at Summer Breeze. Some nights when I am able to stay up past my bedtime of 8PM or 9PM, we will party and talk about sweet nothings. I wish you a lovely Saturday, a safe journey for Epsilon One and no hair tangles for Epsilon Two.

Shirley said...

Just fabulous, as always, Bella!! Lovin' the love for dear Ces!! And your ele is fantastico. Many thanks for your super support through the past year of my little sketches, I really appreciate it!! Hope you and your sweet ones are enjoying the summer so far..and really diggin' in to the rest and time together. I'm trying to do more of that and treated us all to a day at the beach and boardwalk yesterday. Much needed! :) Happy Summer dear friend! xoxo

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Awwww! This is so gorgeous...won't the lil girl be SURPRISED!!!Bella, my God! What imagination dear!!!
And all the celebration of Bdays...Belated birthday wishes to all of 'em :D
Lucky :)

Dulce said...

There is something so beautiful and magical about this photo. The words are the icing on the cake. I could see it on a poster or something big. It's so lovely and inspiration.

been a long day at work. they have to keep me for OT. This image is so soothing. love it, Dulce

Arija said...

I learned a long time ago when you are offered something, even if you don't want it, it is best to take it and say thank you. Giving a gift from the heart makes the giver feel good, who are we to take their pleasure away.
Love, love, love your work as always.