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 🌸

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Bella,

Ta visite m'a énormément fait plaisir... Je suis heureuse que tu aimes toi aussi les cactus !... Peut-être vas-tu mettre en route une belle oeuvre avec de majestueux cactus !
Je te souhaite un joyeux weekend rempli de soleil... Je m'en vais rejoindre mon chevalet et me replonger à Majorelle.

Gros bisous

Amy C said...

oh this is so utterly charming and magical, and I too would love to see that underwater mailbox, did you know there is a mail route in Maine that's all done by a special mail boat around some of the lakes, I waited around for a while last time I was there to try and see the posty but I never did.

Cindy D. said...

I saw that story too! So interesting and neat and funny and aren't humans cool? (When they're not being terrible, but let's not go there today!)

So sorry your dad was mean to you but my impression from this giant eye is an enormous and enormously sweet and gentle creature. Which is why all the adorable other critters have not run for the hills! Er, swum for the... trench? :)