Saturday, January 31, 2009

Flawed


Jasmine's confidence on the inside always took care of her "Flawed" outside!
YOU GO GIRL!
I find it so amazing how we as women and sometimes men, measure
ourselves by what we see in magazines and television.
Everyday products are shoved at us with a price tag and promise that it will make
us look better ,feel better and sometimes perform better. As a makeup
artist, I get people asking me to make them look like this star or
someone else. It's a whole lot of pressure honestly. Some of them look
nothing like the people they admire. I can use the same brand of makeup and
technique, but in the end you can only be you. Flawed or not
the only you, you will ever have is you! Don't let it get lost
in someone else's idea of beauty is. Sometimes the very thing
that we deem a flaw is the very thing that makes us unique and beautiful!
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made and my soul know it right well"
Psalms 139:13-14
Peace

56 comments:

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

I like the energy and colors. Can I link your blog to mine? I also collect vintage books and I love jazz.

soulbrush said...

oh i couldn't agree more, what a pity we judge ourselves by what we think others see us as, instead of ebing who we are inside.

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi Vanessa, hope this finds you well and a bit warmer. How right you are in this posting. Not being a very 'fashionable' person I do not look at fashion magazines but got a free one with my fave mag 'Country Living' and it was full of impossibly skinny really tall models, there was not one woman in that mag that you might have seen walking down the street. They keep saying woman are getting bigger and yet we are bombarded with images that 99% of us could never achieve and made to feel failures and freeks if we dont look like sticks! Rant for the day!!! I am lucky that I have a husband who likes curvy women with big boobs! And he says most men are the same. Loving your work as usuall much love Jane xxx

DEB said...

Very nice green lady! I couldn't agree with you more...I sell Avon, and people are constantly asking me if products "work" when what they really mean, is will I look like a supermodel if I use this item.

Tomás Serrano said...

It´s a great text with a nice illustration. I just know wath is "plasticienne", he, he.

Owl Eng said...

this is one of the beautiful blogs i would like to come back visiting again and again.

Lovely illo!! she is very beautiful with her energies outshining the flaws!!

isay said...

She is so confident! great illustration and texts. i also like the verse in the bible, perfect!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love your post. It makes a great statement. There's way too much pressure to look a certain way, and women have to be incredibly confident to accept the way they look no matter the flaws. Great job!

peg nocciolino said...

I love your illustration AND the message. Kudos! Love your work. And thanks for your comment on mine:) truly appreciated:):)

flower girl said...

Great and so lovely illustration Vanessa!!you know? at the first look she reminds me the lovely cute monster in "Igor"!! have you watched the movie? anyway, its awesome! =)

Kristi Valiant said...

I love that verse from Psalms. Thanks for putting that wonderful reminder out there.

Kim D said...

Amen sister amen! and i think jasmine looks lovely! ;o)

Asja said...

I think she looks lovely :)
I totally understand what you're saying.

Diana Evans said...

she is lovely...nothing flawed about her!!!!

wonderful work as always Vanessa!!!

Hugs
Diana

Tessa said...

Aaah, wise words indeed, Vanessa. And another wonderful illustration which, as always, speaks volumes.

Senta said...

Awesome awesome awesome, the illo and the whole sentiment! These are truly words to live by, I want to print this out and hang it up on my mirror.

I did not know you were a make up artist, you woman of many talents you...I wish I were closer so you could do mine just for fun (and no worries, I won't ask you to make me look like Nicole Kidman LOL). Since I am a redhead, would it be hard? During the only makeover I ever had, the girl gave me dark brown eyebrows and I looked like a man LOL!!

Molly Windsor said...

She is charming, GREAT illustration. I really enjoy see what you are working on each week.

nellita said...

yes!! is true!! ... and so funny too!;)

ValGalArt said...

Really love this :)

Peter Breese said...

Very fun and words of wisdom as always!

Of course she may want to see her doctor since green skin is often a sign of severe organ failure :).

Indigene said...

You can get an Amen, on that! Great illustration and view! Now, that's what I'm talkin' bout!

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi my friend from over the sea, if you pop over to my blog you can pick up the award I have given you and also I have tagged you too! Love Jane xxx

Bella Sinclair said...

I need to give this lady a big lovin' squeeze! You know what I think makes people attractive? Self confidence (without arrogance). The way they carry themselves. Now THAT's sexy!

Boutique By Bonnie said...

I've been looking over your blog and you are so talented. I just can't imagine having artistic talent like that.

Roberta said...

You are wonderfully made indeed my friend... and so very multi-talented!

...so now I feel free to throw away that sewing kit and wrench I keep in my makeup bag... who cares if my hand falls off or my bolts get loose!

claudio said...

I invite you to visit my blog. you can find my last works of art at:

www.claudiotomassini.blogspot.com

yours Claudio Tomassini

Sabbio said...

Great picture and your text is soooo right!

Lise Daulin said...

thanks a lot !!! nice blog ^^

Renee said...

You picture and your caption should be posted everywhere. And thank God for that confidence inside.

Congratulations on your 5th book collaboration. That is fantastic.

Love Renee

Beatrice said...

Well she found just the pink to perfectly complement her complexion! Lovely illustration, thoughtful and full of humor as always.

FrankenBarry said...

Ooh la la! I think you got her good side...both of them.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

She is beautiful! I would be a basket case if I was so worried about how I looked on the outside. If you are beautiful on the inside it can not help but shine through. Although I do wish my uniquely beautiful bum was a bit smaller (insert smile here).

tp said...

hey, i think shes nice!
very nice illustration n thought!

bonaska said...

Hey! Surely this is the wife of Shrek! It was made to portray you?

bonaska

Matalonga Jorge said...

Very good illo!
Excellent idea for the theme.
Thx for sharing your nice and inspiring tougths...

My Girl said...

Hello Vanessa
Thank you so much for writing me.Someone like you saying you like my work boosts my confidence to another level.I love your work it reminds me of the style of the works i've seen in 101 damlmations and old tom and jerry reruns.I don't always see people of color n the style that you work in and it's so cool to see.I would love to own pieces of your work if you should sell in the future.

yoon see said...

Yeah, we need to alert and not to be carried away merely by some influnces.
Thanks Vanessa for your insightful sharing and beautiful illustration!!!
Peace be with you always:)

Kassi Isaac said...

WOW! now thats one crazy character- nice illusrtation - I really like how loose she is drawn. I think we just found Frankenstein's girl friend! x kas.

Chris Kennett said...

I think she's cute and looks great in green.

Milkberry said...

Oh that's awesome! I love it! Looks so vintage!

Amy C said...

really cool piece, I love that she is green, and I love her fishnets - well I love it all....she is beautiful

Flying Colors said...

This is so perfect in every dimension...
Great concept and idea - I definitely learned something from this this image "she is balanced"
Thank you Vanessa superb job!

get zapped said...

Remarkable. Nice take on Frankenstein!

It's a sad truth. I make a point to not look at the mag covers (or the inside for that matter).

Thanks for sharing this.

aimee said...

yes yes yes! jasmine is just fine the way she is and i especially love her green skin!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

A great illustration, and great verse to go with it!!! Excellent!

Heather said...

Vanessa, I love her, flaws and all. You got such a great confident expression and that confidence makes all the difference. You're a make up artist--how cool is that? (I was a costumer and costume designer in my pre-mom life)

Eric Barclay said...

She is beautiful! Even when I take 'blog breaks' I can't help but peek at your work. I'm so happy for your success with the Ruby series.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Kimberly said...

I love her! You go Girrrlfriend (lol)

Kimberly

enigma said...

well said!
i like her as she is, even if she's green! :D

tanaudel said...

Oh, she is beautiful!

mitchowl said...

It's always good to be able to fix your own flaws, huh? good job.

Dot said...

definitely unique!

Love the take on the theme... funny!

Chris said...

Really nice work! I love the colors and the flow of the image. It's always great to see your work

Kay Aker said...

Wildly wondrous zaniness and such a wellput message! And a makeup artist as well - what a repetoire!

kathy hare said...

hilarious! :)

Ritu Ganguli said...

Hello! i think you are amazingly talented! I hope I can illustrate like you someday... not to mention multitasking!

Cheers!