Friday, October 10, 2008

"Strings" If's word of the week


Kurt Kite love to fly his children. They were his passion. He even manage to keep the strings from being tangled.

54 comments:

Vita said...

very dinamic! great colors too

frank h. said...

oh, this is wonderful - original and happy! - the background is great also.

very good.

Connie said...

How joyous. Thinking of you.

Dan szilagyi said...

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you very much for the comment and for stopping by!
i'm glad you like the pages :)

you have some really great work on here as well!

cheers~

Kate said...

SO CUTE! I love ther poses in this one.

Carli said...

what a funny idea. really cute illustration

Lisa M Griffin said...

sooo sweet. love the expressions on their little faces and what a wonderful texture to the background. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.

Kris-Tea said...

So nice!

Meridth Gimbel said...

So you said some really kind things on my blog that made me blush and want to write those kind words down in my journal. Anyway, so of course, being that I'm a detective by night I decided to "investigate." So I found that you are phenomenal. No really. You're art is incredibly inspiring. I love how lively your lines are your style is excellent. These characters make me feel like I'm a little kid again. Anyway... I'm officially a fan, so thanks for dropping by!!

FrankenBarry said...

Very imaginative! You have a really cool retro-illustration style... great stuff!

maryann said...

I love your artwork. There is a joy in your creativity and your work makes me happy I found you because of your kind comments on my friend Kay's Snipling's blog and I have to say you are also a wonderful encourager. I'd love to hear you preach! Keep up the good work on every level. "An encouraging word does wonders."

Katie said...

That's an adorable illustration. Very nice.

Oliver. said...

So lovely!
I'm browsing your blog right now. Thanks for you comment.

Teri C said...

It is so happy it just makes me smile!

Miss Kent said...

WOW! wonderful illustration! i love his feet! cuteness!!!

Dot said...

oh, how sweet! i love the little boy's pose :)

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful and airy, and Oh, those stylish trousers and the little girl...

Roberta said...

Oh my goodness... this is brilliant Vanessa!!!

Laura said...

I always love what you come up with! Your pieces are so dynamic! I need to learn to do that! ahh!

PotatoMamma said...

Gorgeous! What a cute, playful, child-dream-like idea!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Oh my goodness and oh la liscous! This is so cute, creative, original and sweet! You rock the web woman! I vote yours my favorite for the week

flower girl said...

Great illustration!! lovely :)

Sabbio said...

The reversal idea is rally smart and funny :)

travelandsing.com said...

Oh Vanessa - this is just glorious!!!! And so clever to be able to keep the strings from being tangled (I know from the experience of trying to untangle a kite after flying it in a gale:-) I love this picture - and as always, I come away from your work with a big smile and a great feeling:-) Thank you!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, linda xx

Edrian Thomidis said...

They look so carefree and happy! Fantastic idea and so well illustrated!

Flying Colors said...

So charming as always and great concept! Way to go Vanessa!
Keep flying with those children :)

Tomás Serrano said...

Beautiful, fantastic as usual.

TH3DEN said...

wow your drawings are really amazing! great characters, backgrounds and really really sweet colors. :)

SENTA said...

Love it love it love it! Every week it's so fun to come see what new lovely thing you will come up with!

Mônica said...

So much fun, Vanessa, so original and full of playfulness and charm! Your kids are always adorable, you capture their poses just right, and I always love their colorful outfits!

Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog. I do enjoy the work of Quentin Blake very much (as well as James Stevenson, Stephen Michael King and many others.) You've given me a truly great compliment! :-)

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, honey, you keep me flying high! This is just too adorable. They look so blissful. My daughter came home singing "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins (they're learning it in music). I'm going to be singing "Let's Go Fly the Kids!"

ratsliveon said...

This is so cute! I could totally see this being a children's book.

P.S. I've linked to you on my blog because I love your illos so very much

steve said...

haha, this is very imaginative and beautifully illustrated!!

old toad brew/aka froggie said...

i want that polka dot shirt and those jeans. this is terrific, vb! looovvve it as always!

(hee, hee...vb...sounds like your some heavy duty c.e.o. and i'm your lacky ordering office supplies for you. "i'm on it, v.b...i'll get more ballpoint pens and stickies."

ok, WHO needs more coffee? :))

Paula. said...

Really happy flying, :) ;)

Bobo said...

Wonderful idea! I like the kids, they look so enjoy to be flown!

Michelle Henninger said...

Hey V, what an awesome take on the theme! Very creative! I love the colors, and the composition!! Fun, fun, fun!!!

Diana Evans said...

WOnderful work on the theme this week...your blog is so much fun!!! I will be back...

June said...

What a clever twist on the regular Kite string thing, and great illustrations on your blog too.

I usually worry as soon as I see a Kite in a picture as so many are drawn bridled so they would never fly, but these children are obviously bridled just fine. The Kite knew just what to do :o)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Pea said...

so sweet.. the cute kids and the expression is so adorable.

Eric Barclay said...

What great concept and such a happy illustration! Just love your colors and the expressions on the children's faces. Beautiful.

Michael O'Connell said...

happy… happy… joy… joy…

Asja said...

this is so charming! i love your work, it always cheers me up.

Ms. Dee said...

Hi Ms. Newton,
We met at the Circle of Sisters. I told you that my little girl looks just like Ruby. I love your site and your artwork. You wanted me to send you a picture but I can't figure out how to do that here. Is there an email I can send the photo too? Or email me, would love to here from you (ddslumberparty@verizon.net). I showed my daughter the book and she said "that's me!" Her name is D'Ella and I'm Odessa.

Peter Breese said...

It's good to be #45! My goodness lady, you have lit this place up with comments... I can barely squeeze in here.

Great image as always, I really love the poses of your little folks here and the little girl looks just like my daughter. You can't go wrong with a kite.

Heather said...

Oh what fun. It would be so great to fly with your kite. Nicely done.

Amy C said...

so sweet

Joanie said...

Adorable!!

Solvere volo said...

Very lovely!

Kay Aker said...

Wow! Sublimely enrapturing! I can sense the joy!

yoon see said...

Great illustration!
I really like the kids joy & laughter. This makes a perfect play!

enigma said...

love love their expression. so peaceful and the colors are wonderful.

Chris said...

This is so great! I really like the way you drew the boy's body, almost folded in half, in the air.

toodlesandbinks said...

Hi Vanessa,

I couldn't find an email link on the blog or profile (but that's probably me being thick). I saw your comment on Kate Rietz blog re the stamp she drew for us, and quite a few of our Design Team feel the same as me that you would be perfect to do some designs for us too. I wonder if you could contact me to discuss.

Kay
Toodles and Binks