Friday, October 24, 2008

Repair



Mama Shirley could repair anything. Even broken relationships between sisters.

48 comments:

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love how well you captured everyone's expression! Isn't it great how mother's can always make things better? Very nice!

Sabbio said...

It's a really sweet scene ^^

Joanie said...

This is great. I love all their expressions, it tells a good story. I also like the small details, like the patterns on the bear.

kathy hare said...

mama shirley must be a pretty amazing woman if she can repair feuds between sisters! another wonderful illustration Vanessa.. :)

Amy C said...

so cute - I love the expressions on all of their faces

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful, what a pleasure to find yet another cheerful illustration at Ooh La La!

Great expressions

Connie said...

Adorable illustration. Mama Shirley is sorely needed in the world.

K Spoering said...

I absolutely love your work! This one is so cute...

cserháti hajnalka said...

:))

Kimberly said...

Yep, my mama Alice always knew what to do too! (I just wish that she had thought about this idea) :) Vanessa a job well done!!!

Kimberly

Heather said...

What a wonder sense of a story going on here. I can just see what happened. (and what might happen next...)

TrishiaK said...

A house divided against itself cannot stand. This is a mother with wisdom.

ArtSparker said...

Of the three observers...well, EVERYBODY isn't a critic, but it sure is easier to do that than the repair work...the situation seems familiar. On the other hand, the little girl whose dolls I believe are getting fixed seems to have plenty of confidence in the process.

Fadas & C.ª said...

Great idea! Love the expression of the characters! It's a very familiar scene!

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, every day I rise more and more your drawings... Now I pay my attention in the filaments. The characters´ faces are fantastics.

Deborah Ross said...

It just kills me how you can come up with so many great illustrations! I can draw, but I can't think of things to draw. You just have a wonderful imagination. I'm watching you, too, my friend. :-)

Dada's place said...

Wonderful! All is just great! :)

murphy girl said...

good woman! super, love this fun family!

FrankenBarry said...

Great work... as always!

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

OK- that little doll head with the tread where the eye came off and the stubble hair- that's awesome. Can I just say great story telling, character and appeal. I also like the illo just below this one too. Thanks for the comments! No sleep for me today (kids soccer game this morning, visit from Granddad this afternoon and then a big halloween costume party tonight at our house. All good stuff :) Keep up awesome work...

Roberta said...

Oh my... I just love how they're all waiting to have their doll heads sewn on...reminds me of my sisters and thank goodness for Mama Shirley!

You always capture the moment perfectly Vanessa!

Kendra Joyner said...

Cute story...great characters!!

Carli said...

your little girls look great. I love thier expressions. really nice illustration

Fourborne said...

I love your blog. I hope you don't mind if I add it to my blog roll.

Bella Sinclair said...

Mama Shirley is my idol. No, scratch that. YOU are my idol!

soulbrush said...

omg this is so cute... we moms are whizzkids at repairing anything...love it...am going to add you to my list of favourites on my blog.

flower girl said...

Such a lovely illustration Vanessa!!
I love all of them, your work is always adorable =)

Brandi said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my IF piece. Your work is wonderful. Such a variety and great concepts!

steve said...

Haha, I really love this! Especially after looking on it enlarged. Beautifully done!

Kris-Tea said...

Thanks for your comment! Aaw..what beautiful memories..^^ Great illo!:)

aimee said...

i wish i could be that kind of mama! beautiful illustration, vanessa!

Paula. said...

Very beautiful picture of repair, I love the bears. :) ;)

INDIGENE said...

I love this piece! Their expressions and the color is amazing! If only repairs could be that easy!

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Kate said...

Very sweet! Remindsme of my siblings and me as kids.

Christina Zemelka said...

very cute illo

Flying Colors said...

You are just wonderful Vanessa and I would consider this a self portrait. Lovely details, gestures and expressions on their faces!
Superb concept, have a great day and week :)

Pea said...

lovely illustration ! Love the expressions ..very cute !

Shani said...

My own mother's name is Shirley, so I can really relate to this one. Great job! I so love the look on the little girls' faces.

NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful illustration....it tells a great story

Dot said...

how cute! great expressions..

ratsliveon said...

Ever so cute. Really a very sweet moment you captured here

Katie said...

I love your down to earth illustrations. Very wonderfully illustrated as well. You've got talent!

Michael O'Connell said...

we need more mama shirley s in tis worldæ wonderful illo……

Lisa M Griffin said...

Ah a superwoman MOM! I know a few of these. Love the expressions on the gals... fun illustration as well. I have missed seeing your work while I was away, it's fun catching up with all you have been up to.

Eric Barclay said...

Brilliant concept and wonderful characters.

get zapped said...

Very cute! Nice colors and expression.

SENTA said...

SOOOO sweet, I don't have any sisters and my brothers are pretty easygoing so I guess I'm lucky...But watching my mom with HER sisters, I can imagine this is an amazing talent Shirley has here!! You ROCK!

Kay Aker said...

Charming and wise!Great image!