Friday, June 5, 2009

Craving


Stanley's pet octopus had a real thing for fashion.
Stanley gently sat her down one day to tell her
that she would have to control her horrible
"Cravings" for socks and stockings. He explained
that he simply could not borrow against his
allowance any more. He was already 3 weeks
in the hole because of her cravings.
hee hee hee!
Happy weekend everyone!

44 comments:

Kelly Light said...

So this is where all the socks go in my house -octopi. - it's awesome.

Natura said...

Fun story! Would like one of her socks to my own, They are so pretty :)

DEB said...

Vanessa, I love how your illos always come with a silly story. I think your art is magnificent on its own, but your humor and creativity just shine with the accompanying prose!

Susan Faye said...

Cute socks are so hard to resist...

Loni Edwards said...

Oh this is just delightful! I love it Vanessa! Thanks for the giggle!

ArtSnark said...

too fun!

Mechelle Harrison said...

So cute Vanessa!

Amy C said...

oh so incredibly cute, I want a pet octopus, love the little pink bow on her head too.

Owl Eng said...

LOL...this made me 'wow' seeing this cute octopus crave for fanciful socks! what a creative take on craving!!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Great work! Delightful even! Seriously I touched an octopus the other day. It stuck to my had. It was "Floating Lab" for kids to see and touch marine creatures. Cool stuff.

rmsmi said...

Whoa! Great idea. Nice socks!

Tomás Serrano said...

Here in Spain we have an excelent dish: the galician octopus. I thing the colors of Stanley´s octopus would give it an awesome touch, he, he.

Roger Simó said...

Fun story! And you have an special "touch" in your illustrations, some special charming... They make me stop, watch and enjoy...

Emila Yusof said...

how cute!!! i love the colorful socks!

justdoodleit said...

Octopus and colorful socks! What a combo :)

Peter Breese said...

Ha ha... that is one wild looking dude! Great colors and one very brave therapist :).

Cheryl Lynn said...

I don't really know what to say. Each sock and stocking is so original. I didn't realize that Octopi were so very stylish. And how fitting for the young man to put himself in hock for such a fashion conscious, leggy woman.

You are most brilliant, my lady. I cannot wait to get my fix from your blog. It makes me smile incessantly. I'm truly addicted.

You have a great weekend.

Silver Knight said...

what a lovely illustration! really nice Vanessa! :)

marcus said...

Vanessa - I love your blog! Your work is really fun to scroll through.

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog. I agree with you -- I often get lazy and neglect to show proper appreciation. Here's hoping I can keep up good habits!

Omi said...

Gorgeous story, brilliant! Looking forward to spending more time at your blog.

MONICA said...

Very imaginative!!.Dear Vanessa, I've included a translator in my blog in order for you to have the content in English. Regards. Monica

Terri Henson said...

Love the illustration...cute and funny!

amgs said...

Great idea! I really love ittttt ..sugar is my favourite!!!

Carli said...

I love all those yummy socks! I too have a thing for great socks

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

oh poor cephlapod, no more fancy feet! You work is so fantastic.

Bella Sinclair said...

Wooohooo, Vanessa! I bet that octopus does a lot of slipping and sliding across the waxed floors when Stanley's gone, just like Tom Cruise. That's why she keeps needing new socks. She keeps wearing them out!

Oh my goodness, girl. What is it like in your head, I wonder! The stories you come up with!! HAhahaha! They are just as fun as your illustrations!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi Nessa. So glad you stopped by. You know I mean every word I say. You are such a precious soul, I can feel it. And we will have a leisurely talk one day, sharing the wondrous works of God in our lives.

You have a great rest of the weekend, my Dear.

Kassi Isaac said...

thanks for your post hun- its always a pleasure to hear from you!! :) its been a while! I was recently made redundant so kinda was a bit low for a bit... and went off the net for a bit.. but Im back now! :D better than ever with big plans (I hope !) :P
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Love the illo and why what beautiful bright colourfull socks! the height of fashion im sure! :P

ArtSparker said...

Intriguing setup - as if a horror story was retold as comedy.

ValGalArt said...

this is so delightful and clever! Always a pleasure to come here and view your wonderful art and beautiful colours :)

twinklestarart said...

I think your octopus friend has been fishing around in my washing machine lately. 'Pairs' go in and 'odds' come out ;)

Very cute illustration and thanks for dropping in :)

Ken said...

Thanks for your fun comment on my blog, especially since my thumbnail did not load properly in this week's IF list. Your work is great fun! I don't know how I've missed your postings before. It's tough to look over them all when there are so many.

The next time I give blood I'll think of your art work. Also I see that your into Fiep Westendorp. I found her very inspriring as well and have briefly commented on her in my blog. I see some of her line and shapes your work.

I wish you coninued success in you work!

donny* said...

oh my! wonderful entry. very nice work all around.

Ri.S.K. said...

Great illustration, and I love the accompanying story!

PS - Thanks for stopping by my blog!

adrienne trafford said...

it makes sense now where all the lost socks go - very sweet and funny - so clever!!

Michelle Henninger said...

You are so fun V! Your illustrations are always a hoot! I love your octopus! Thanks for putting a smile on my face! (By the way, I think my youngest daughter takes fashion advice from your Octopus!!) :)

thefridayfrog said...

bbbbwahahahahahahhahahahahahha!

lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve this one, vbn! :)

yoon see said...

Wow! So mobile, I have never seen such a cute octopus!

Shiva said...

Cool :)

Kristi Valiant said...

This is so fabulous, Vanessa. I'm going to have to bookmark this and study it more. Love it!

Kay Aker said...

Your imagination knows no bounds! Quirky fun!

Mary Hall said...

Fab image! I love Stanley's face...and his outfit...and his chair..oh, and his octopus!

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

Vanessa,

What a hilarious story and great image of the octopus. I like your sense of humour in your illos.

黃立行Stanley said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool!
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Thanks!