Friday, February 9, 2018


I read a story recently about an underwater mailbox off the coast of Sasumi, Japan, the only one in the world.  That's pretty cool and something I'd like to see one day if I weren't such a poor swimmer.

If you ever go to Disneyland, you can see Monstro, the giant whale from Pinocchio.  When I was little, Monstro terrified me.  His eye!  His eye MOVED!  I swore he was alive, and I'd be in tears as my dad carried me closer to him.  I probably tried to claw my way out of his arms like a cat being dragged to a bath.  There's a little boat that you can ride that takes you through Monstro's gaping maw to Storybook Land, which to this day I have never done.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

So much catching up to do of your wonderful illustrations and work. Love the thought of a post box under the ocean and sending a letter from there.
Hope all is well with you and wishing you a happy weekend

Ted Blackman said...

I'll bet that mailbox is crammed full of old letters by now. Have you ever SEEN a deep sea mailman? Well, I haven't. Nice little illustration, makes me want to watch Pinocchio again!

Bella Sinclair said...

Thank you, Carolyn! Wishing you a beautiful weekend as well.

Oh, the cynicism, Mr. Ted. If I ever make it there, you'll be the first person I send a postcard to, and you'll believe in the deep sea mailman. Hehehe

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère Bella,

C'est drôle ton fond sous-marin m'a rappelé celui que j'avais peint avec bonheur à l'époque.

J'adore ta petite fille qui poste sa belle lettre...
Je te comprends lorsque tu expliques la peur que tu as ressenti lorsque tu étais enfant.
Ta petite fille n'a rien à craindre, les poulpes sont là pour la protéger du mauvais oeil !

Une sublime oeuvre ! J'adore.

Gros bisous 🐠

Bella Sinclair said...

Bonjour, Martine Alison, Your seascape is a colorful wonderland. I love it! And little Leo in scuba gear made me laugh. He's had so many great adventures. Thank you for visiting. xo

Tammie Lee said...

Such a lovely underground world you have created. I loved looking at all the details and colors. The rays of light add a magical and realistic effect. I understand about the eye and enjoyed picturing your dad attempting to carry you closer. Such an interesting thing, a mailbox in the sea.

Bella Sinclair said...

You enjoyed picturing my dad torturing me??? :D

Andrea said...

Well now this just makes my trip to the post office yesterday seem dreadfully boring (and dry)! ;)

martinealison said...

Merci... ma chère Bella !
Plein de bisous 🌸