Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gone Pear Shaped


What to do when your best laid plans go pear shaped, when they blow up or take a hard left turn?  You own it, handle it, deal with it.  And then you move on.  Next!  Quite a few events have gone the way of the pear here lately.  But that's life, right?  Not everything can take the shape of a Slim Jim.

Today's illustration might have been inspired by all the things-gone-wrong lately.  Or it might have been inspired by my bing-watching madness of The West Wing and seven seasons of President Bartlet.  But in truth, it was inspired by the bowl of pears I saw in a furniture catalog.  Vapid, yes.  But I like pears.

Right now, I'm obsessed with the Podcast Serial, which tries to unravel the true murder of a high school student and the perhaps wrongful conviction of her ex-boyfriend.  Riveting, I tell you!

A big salute and heartfelt gratitude go out to our Veterans, today and always.  Thank you.




18 comments:

Andrea said...

I will never look at a bowl of pears as dull ever again!! Adorable!

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Tes petites bonnes poires de femmes sont extraordinaires !
Je ne sais pas si je vais oser tout à l'heure mettre mes deux poires dans ma soupe de potiron !... je vais penser à elles ! sourire...
Cependant elles vont tellement apporter un goût délicieux à mon potage que finalement dans la vie il n'est pas sot d'être une poire !

Tes dessins sont si charmants, j'A D O R E...
La vie est tellement une drôle de farce qu'on doit essayer de la subir avec humour !

Je te fais de
Gros bisous ☂ (il pleut aujourd'hui chez moi !)

Nancy Grönholm said...

Yess, adorable indeed! And they do say pear shaped is healthier than apple ;) so cute lol

Tammie Lee said...

i love pears too, yum.
and their shape, irresistable ;-)
your series is such a joy to see.

i have never listened to a podcast, now i am curious!

Ces Adorio said...

Fantastic! Looks like my favorite comice pears, except this pear is adorable. I wish there was a Christmas ornament like this except some pear shaped people might be offended. Well, I am pear shaped and I am flattered. I wonder if this can be sculpted into a Christmas ornament? Hmnnnn....

theartofpuro said...

They look so cute:)

Shirley said...

Belllllllllaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I'm over here smiling at you..can you feel it?! First of all, I have been quite horrible in my absence visiting your amazing blog here. I've missed too many of your incredible illustrations. Please forgive me. I LOVE this pear sequence..how excellent is this?! But seriously, my heartfelt gratitude to you, Ces, Andrew, Karen, for sticking by me through the years and encouraging my artwork..I am seriously so very blessed to know all of you and have you as such wonderful friends. Mwah! Tsup! :) And I have to catch up on my bookshelf of YOUR books!! Off I go to spend some money on those beautiful works of art! Have a wonderful rest of November my friend!!

Arija said...

I watch a lot of detective series and love them. Quite a lot of things have had affinity to your pears in my life in the last few months as well. Wish I could illustrate them as well as you do.

Ted Blackman said...

Oh man, I'm gettin' da belly. I blame freelance, but as you know, we're in a drought, and when it does rain, you have to set out the buckets, sorta speak. Cool piece. When is your plush toy line coming out? Bella Babies? Sinclair Pears??

theartofpuro said...

Bella,thanks for the comment :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

Love your sweet pears!
Thank you for the kind visit and note you left me, I appreciate this very much.
Hope you and the girls are enjoying the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Linda said...

They are adorable!

Shirley said...

Bellaaaaaaaaa la la la laaaaa la la la laaaaa! Sung to the tune of Deck the Halls! Ha! I'm wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy, delicious, peaceful, colorful, memory-filled, joyful, healthy, and silly holidays to you and your family! Sending a big hug and a mug of hot cocoa to you with love.

Linda said...

Merry Christmas to you. :)

Armande said...

thank you for your visit on my blog. I wish a merry christmas and a happy new year. Armande

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas dear friend and wishing you a happy New Year.

Sending hugs
Carolyn

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Je viens te souhaiter une très joyeuse année 2015.
Qu'elle soit très créative... et que tes pinceaux dansent toujours aussi bien que les émotions de ton coeur.

Je t'embrasse très affectueusement,
Gros bisous ♡

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

THis is totally gorgeous!
Yes, that is Life with all those learning sessions of ups and downs!

Glad that you have the required humour to take it all lightly...God Bless :)