Friday, February 13, 2009

Celebrate


Well yall, it's that time again. You know V day, Valentine's Day or love fest,
whatever you want to call it. I hope you get flowers and candy and a great card,
but for those of you who hate this day, do me a favor, will you take your own self
out? Will you buy yourself a card or some candy please? While you are waiting
for the right person to come along, take care, treat and love you.
However you choose to Celebrate, have a Happy Valentine's Day my friends.

59 comments:

studio lolo said...

I LOVE love love the image!!
And you are so SWEET to tell people to take themselves out. How thoughtful!

Happy V-Day sweetie!

ArtSparker said...

This is a standout image - the technique with the sexy image is a slightly startling and very effective. One of my favorites of yours.

Sabbio said...

Such a funny picture, she knows how to lead him, doesn't she? ;D

Diana Evans said...

you are so sweet and clever!!! great idea,,,and perfect for Valentine's day....

Tammie Lee said...

This is wonderful! Everything about it. And you have offered sage advice as well.

jane and the happy crow said...

Oooh is that what you are going to treat your man to tomorrow?! As long as it has chocolate on it my man will do anything!!!!!! Have a loving lovely day, Jane xx

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What a great image! I guess his are hands tied :)

Indigene said...

This is a wonderful illustration! I love it, love it! I hear ya! When I was single on various Valentine's day, I made sure I had a great dinner, lovely wine, a new dress and any and everything to make me feel special, because you know what, I was...and then 30 years later, a husband, two kids, a dog and a couple of cats, oh well...you know the rest...fat and happy! But, hey, I still like Valentines day...lol! :) Now that definitely, TooMuchInfo...lol!

Carole said...

Cool illustration

Amy C said...

this is so sexy and perfectly refined. Its such a perfect piece for Valentine's Day!

jazzlamb said...

I likes...isn't a part of this image the same as your 'voices' entry?

Asja said...

awesome work! it should be made into a Valentine's Day card! or a fabulous poster!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful - though not for the kiddies... it's a good thing my daughter wasn't sitting on my lap when I linked to your website :) (he he he)! Enjoy the holiday!

Connie said...

Hi! Love the illustration! I've got my roses and dinner and champagne are on the way. We'll drink one to you for your positive spirit!

ValGalArt said...

Vanessa you have the most wonderful style :) Your colours are sublime, love the man and the wonderful hand and fingers are perfection :) Happy Valentines Day!

ValGalArt said...

oh and the sparkley hearts are the mostest :)

Beatrice said...

Fab image! I love the sketched lines, the contrasts, the composition... it's flirty and clever!

2 Geechee Girls said...

Amen Sistah! If you can't be with the one you long to love, then love the one your with, yo own self! You make me want to blog mo betta! Love ya!

FrankenBarry said...

Another funny one, and so true. Fishing for guys must be too easy... looks like he's gonna take it hook, line, and sinker!

DEB said...

Chocolate covered strawberries are my ALL time favorite dessert!!! Yummy painting!

Jack Foster said...

Thanks for the sweet words on my illo. I just checked out your whole blog (I'm kinda new at this) and you are awesome! Love your "celebrate" and love your style.

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I love love love it! Happy Valentine's Day Vanessa!

Billy and Button said...

What a GREAT and CLEVER Valentine's illusration, I LOVE it! Hahaha, it made me laugh :D Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

Bella Sinclair said...

Mmmm-mmmmm-mmmmm! Chocolate seduction! Her stylish hand is so cool, and so is this handsome man. Love that empty space in between. Anticipation, baby!

There's still a few more hours of V-day left. Hope you're gettin' a lotta lovin'. xoxo

Kstyles said...

I love your style and your blog! Can I add you to my list of inspiring artist? I would LOVE to get into illustration someday.

Nathanael Lark said...

Love it!!!
Pink and brown - EXCELLENT choices! I just love everything about this image. Beautifully done!

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!

LuLu said...

HAPPY VALENTINE, VANESSA! Beautiful illustration, so sensual and so much fun! Guess what? YOU ARE THE WINNER OF MY JUST BECAUSE giveaway! Come and check my blog! I will need your full name and address to send your surprise! Ah! You never thought I would be sending you a Valentine, right? Take care, LuLu

Kay Aker said...

My, my tasty!Great image!

memi said...

Love your work!!!

isay said...

You really have beautiiful ideas. I like this a lot!

Louis said...

Nice illo. I like your work.

Owl Eng said...

this is stunningly beautiful!! Happy Valentine to you too ;)

snippetgirl said...

Fantastic design! Very clever....
I am so glad i found you through "the pink turtle".
xoxo
Carrie the SnipPet Girl

Matalonga Jorge said...

Great illo! ^_^
Very expressive drawing.

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

What a wonderful illo.As usual, Vanessa--I love your work. I was in Borders yesterday and actually saw one of your "Ruby Series" . It's great to see them.

http://mariamadonnadavidoffsblog.blogspot.com/

Eric Barclay said...

I feel like I walked in on someone else's moment. he he! Don't mind me, just go back to what you're doing, I'm leaving now.

Really funny, cute, sexy and sophisticated all at the same time.

Katie said...

What a beautiful illustration. So perfect for the topic and Valentine's Day. Hope your day went well.

bonaska said...

Thanks for the good wishes! That strawberry is sweet and it becomes even more with the chocolate above! Yummmm ....

bonaska

ladyd210 said...

Yes you know me, myself and I went out and quite enjoy loving ourselves. Sweet advice. Love you!

Kendra Joyner said...

Hey Vanessa! Hope you had a great Valentines!! Great illo...very sexy!! Ooh la la!

yoon see said...

Beautiful love shape! And a daring way to indulge Valentine's Day!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS !!!! This is so
fun!!!
Blessings,Flora

Roberta said...

Yummo and Yummo again!
I hope your Valentines day was full of hugs, kisses and chocolate!

Tomás Serrano said...

Beautiful, beautiful... You always find the appropiate colors.

Meridth Gimbel said...

You're stuff is incredible Vanessa :) and I have to say my goodness you have a fan club. Love love the new profile pic btw.

You always make my day... thanks for being you. (Meaning charming, sweet, funny and super talented)

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Wow. Love your work. Very inspiring. Here's to you.

Matalonga Jorge said...

Thank you so much for your many words of encouragement,
I'm really a beginner as illustrator... ^_^

Dada's place said...

He he... very clever... and beautiful! :)

Bobo said...

Oh! I love your sweet heart shape strawberry!

Heather said...

This is such a great Valentines Celebration piece. I love the strawberry. The piece is so perfect for the season and yet so new and different.

mariapacewynters said...

Very cool! Very sexy!

Juan said...

Great work!!!

marianne said...

hello! I am thrilled to find your blog. We share many interests and I too make dolls and paint and love to do craft. My daughter is a budding scientific illustrator and we both are on etsy if you stop into our blogs that would be super here is mine
http://clancysclassics.blogspot.com/
a vintage photo/art blog

and teen daughter who just started hers a few days ago....
http://amalgamalia.blogspot.com/

I am soo glad LuLu sent us your way.. you are a wonderful illustrator!

get zapped said...

Sensuous and yummy. Another lovely illo. I hope you had a wonderful Vday!

Peace and love.

Renee said...

Oh my God, I love it. I also love the girl above with her colourful cello.

You are divine Ms.

Love Renee

nessadee said...

Wonderful illustration! Great style and composition!

md said...

whooooooooow choc covered strawberries uhmmm. like the compostion in this.

sketched out said...

Amen to that! I gave my girlfriend that very same advice the other day. There's no crime in loving yourself, and being nice to yourself!

Love your image! Very cute and sexy!

rebekah said...

oh dear, this is absolutely delish!