Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Illustration Friday: Nature

Liana the Siren
Music was in her nature.  Just like drawing things in groups of three seems to be in my nature.  I just noticed that.

Here's something I drew for last week's prompt (Treasure) but never got around to posting:

How was your All or Nothing Day???  I hope you were able to accomplish, or at least start, something wonderful.  Thank you so so SO much for sharing my enthusiasm for the book project.  Jeepers, I guess I'm committed now.  I can't very well go back on my word.  We had a health scare in our family last week (all is well now), so I was unable to make huge strides on it.  But here are a few WIP pages to start.  

Several years ago, my kid discovered a glass doorknob in my purse.  (I was renovating a closet door and was intending to take it to a store to find a match.)  She asked me why I kept a doorknob in my purse.  And I replied that it was to open doors, of course.

And that is the start of an adventure....

Because as it so happens, this doorknob has special powers.  It can open doors anywhere.  Even if there is no door there at all.

To be continued.


Mónica said...

I love your sensibility for draw!!. congrats Bella. Make me happy visit your blog. Have a nice summer.

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Your imagination is endless and I so enjoy all of your drawings.
Viewing your drawings always makes me smile, even if I am down.
Thank you for sharing your artwork!

Tammie Lee said...

so many wonderful pieces to enjoy!
Your blog header is SO much fun!

the beach piece brought a smile to me, lightness and joy to my heart- so lovely, i can almost hear the music.

Treasure: oh those kitties will be happy forever. I love all the details and noting, yep; 3 here, 3 there.

I am so glad the heath scare did not last, that is never fun.
Fun to see the beginning of your book. I love the idea of a door know opening stories, perhaps endless stories.

Ces Adorio said...

Your a sweetheart. You r to wonderful, a woman of principals, their is no one like you.

Hehehehe. How did that make you feel reading that illiterate statement above?

I love my mother very much but sometimes, I wish you're mine because I love your drawings so very much. I hope all is well with your beautiful family now. Your drawings are like Hawaiian sweet rolls after a carbohydrate fast. Gee what a comparison. You know what I mean. I am so happy your are drawing, because I have not been and I miss drawing and making art so much. I live vicariously through you! Have a wonderful day, sweetie and keep up the awesome ways!!!

Ted Blackman said...

Oh my garsh!... I want a magic doorknob now. Oh the places I would go and the creatures I would see. Very fun post, your imagination is working overtime, and glad the health scare is behind you. Now, tell me more about this group of three, OCD thing.

Unknown said...

Great!!. Always a pleasure to read you. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I am like a child. A child sitting on her hands lifting and shifting from side to side hanging on your every word. You paint words on pages with pencils and pixels that take us on long journeys away from the world and stress. How delicious are the first words of a story!!! I can just see children begging there parents to go to the hardware store and buy magic knobs LOL!!! I know i need one. You and Shirley have always had this awesome way of making us all just want to jump into your stories and pictures and go to other places. That is a power that one should not take lightly in that it has such powers to inspire and encourage even the most devastated of us to cross the lines imagination. I love all of this. I can't wait Bella!!! TSUP,TSUP!!! Lots of love. me

Shirley said...

OHmygoodness, Bella..you are magical, ya know that? I love the doorknob story!! Your work is always so powerful and just sends me to another place in time and space, all in a very positive way my friend! OH, I just noticed my name up there...let me read this..
oh gosh dagnabbit, dear Vanessa writes such an incredible sentiment. I am overwhelmed that she honors me along with you up above. I am going to write to her. Wow.
But truly, Bella, your work is exactly what she writes. I am so grateful that we are friends through the years and wish for you a great start to the new school year and end of summer. I cannot believe it's already come and near gone. We were able to enjoy a quick trip to see Mickey, which was truly one of the best trips we've had so far, and I am so grateful. Sending you lots of hugs!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

Love this illustration and playing the violin is dear to my heart, as my beautiful Mother used to play the violin.
So happy to hear that the health scare is behind you.
Take care and hope you are enjoying your summer weekend

steveroni said...

Hey, girl! I have a doorknob like that--opens doors which are not even closed...violin-playing girl reminded me of some of my playing venues which some thought weird.

Cindy D. said...

Absolutely brilliant idea for a book and the illustrations you included here are fantastically adorable!

I love the treasure illustration with the cats and stuffies and lights and bottles, oh my! And the cute little dress made from chip bag designs!

theartofpuro said...

What an Amazing idea:) Love it :)