Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wrapped


Auntie Harriet had kept the poor thing hidden in the back of the closet
until just the right time. She had worn Trixie to her high school prom
and wanted Jillian to help keep the tradition going.
Poor Jillian she had always known that Auntie Harriet
wasn't "Wrapped" to tight. Trixie was still alive and kicking!!!
hee he hee!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!

60 comments:

Sorrel Sparks said...

Wow, that's awesome! I love all of their expressions!

studio lolo said...

OMG I remember my Grandmother's fox stole and the way you clipped it on my it's jaw! Gross.

Your expressions are always, always right on!!

Diana Evans said...

oh Vanessa!!! what a cute piece...and the expressions are so cute too!!!! This is so creative and fun!!! just like you....

Hugs
Diana

Diane Duda said...

i love this! especially those plaid stockings. too cute!!!

xo
di

nellita said...

hello Vanessa!!! this is so funny, you are a genious!!;)
have a nice weekend too!

Pat said...

I think everyone's aunt, mother, or grandmother must have had a Trixie in the back of the closet and can totally relate to this illustration. Nice job.

Eugenia Gina said...

look at trixie, with a grin on her face.. ! brilliant expression :D

Fabián Fucci said...

Hey Vanessa, thanks for the visit! You have interesting material here.

I am looking for a publisher for my sketchbook, please let me know of any past experience you might have in that field.

Daslav said...

awesome ¡¡ nicee and cute pice of work :D :D

cindo said...

Auntie's shape is so fun! I love it.

MsDabble said...

Funny! By coincidence I recently had a conversation about those old-fashioned fox pieces. By the way, you certainly are deserving of those awards. Thanks for stopping by me and commenting.

Susan said...

The facial expressions are hysterical!! So clever!!

Shell said...

This is funny!

Katie White said...

Ooh, my thoughts exactly. What a funny and wonderful illustration. Your characters are so full of life.

Angela Meijer said...

Laughing so hard right now. This is hilarious. You've got such creative ideas, and the expressions of your characters are priceless.

krisztina maros said...

great characters I love both of them! and the fox's expression as well :) lovely work!

Ginger*:) said...

Oh Poor 'Trixie'.... I have seen some Fox Furs that come with tails, paws and claws. And the clip on jaw..oh yeah!

Wonderful illustration, great humor.

ArtSnark said...

Fab characters! Love the expressions

rmsmi said...

A hilarious scene! This is great!

Ces said...

Hahahaha! Alive! You are a riot. HAHAHAHAHA! You are so clever. HAHAHAHHA!

michael robertson said...

this is absolutely hilarious, vanessa. my aunt used to have one of those fox stoles with the head still attached and as a kid, it creeped me out totally. what a great take on the topic and beautiful illustration as well. once again, you amaze me.

cata said...

OH! Vanessa!!
Love Auntie Harriet she is adorable.
Your characters are plenty of happiness and good energy.
Bellissimo.
Cata

lida said...

i love your illustration too .... nice :-)

Owl Eng said...

excellent!! i am intrigued by their lovely expressions! love the background colours too

Vickie said...

Delightful characters. I love your use of color and pattern.

Jennifer Appel said...

Pour Mr Fox - in the back of her closet all this time!

Love the illo!

Tomás Serrano said...

Of this I put my attention on the Lady´s dress and the shadows of the woman´s dress. I like both.

Indigene said...

I wish there was a way that you could hear me screaming with laughter! My side is hurting! I had a great auntie who had one of these, it scared me to death as a kid! lol! Thanks for that memory! You're good! Fabulous illustration! And don't we all know some folks who aren't "wrapped" to tight? lol!

mathilde said...

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
So cute !

Nothinglikeit said...

Marvelous as usual! I love the faces in this one and I love the girl's outfit!

Robin

ValGalArt said...

clever and absolutely wonderful!!! :)

R.Dress said...

Haha Nice one! I love the set up in your story.

Carla said...

Wonderful and Ewwwwwww all at the same time!

Heather said...

You crack me up! And so creative. So how has Aunty been keeping Trixie alive in the back of the closet? She got chickens in there too?

Charmaine D'Silva said...

V...this is super cute! I love her outfit by the way...great colors and I would totally wear it. Love the stockings..funny girl!

Asja said...

Oh, I'm glad Trixie is still alive and alright! Very imaginative and creative work, as usual!!

xenos said...

i love the way you have her decked out in the funkiest clothes. if only more people dressed like that, i think people would smile more...

NANCY LEFKO said...

so funny .... love their expressions !!!

the enigma said...

great idea and cool illo!

Candace Trew Camling said...

love love love! SO hilarious!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Trixie looks extremely happy to be out and about. Even if it's just for a short time. This is sooooo funny, girlie. You ROCK for real!

Love you much!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Love the double meanings about wrapped! Funny expressions... Great work!

Dot said...

weird. and funny!

really cute as always, too!

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome illustration! Love the expression on the fox's face.

Debbie Egizio said...

Look at Aunt Harriet's expression! Pure joy! You are a riot! I love this!!

justdoodleit said...

Aunt Harriet is thrilled and Trixie seems amused to be back in circulation :)

Janine said...

haha, how clever, how cool, how sweet.
By the way I love the checked stockings.
Have a nice day
Janine

yoon see said...

Great style and expression!
A happy illustration to start my day!
Thanks and this is one of my favourite too:)

Amy C said...

my mum was given one of those by her sister, she never ever wore it but we used to peek into the box and close the lid quickly.
As always a truly fantastic piece, I especially love her tartan stockings!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I absolutely love this piece! Wonderful characters, colors, details, line work and a great background!

Your work is so delightful!

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Roberta Baird said...

Trixie might make a pretty good chaperone... let's see... what does one wear with live fox?

:)

Roberta

Ellen Byrne said...

LOVE your work!

Francisco Martins said...

hahahahaah! Poor foxie...your auntie Harriet souns fun!! hi hi

Awesome piece Vanessa! Cheers!

Francisco

Caroline said...

Ha ha! This is a really amusing piece - love all the characters and such a fun twist that foxy is happily living in the back of the closet!

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Shirley said...

Absolutely hilarious, Vanessa! Love all of the details, the characters expressions, textures...all of it...You ROCK, girl!

Mary Hall said...

What fantastic characters! And I really love those tartan tights...

Sarah Preston-Bloor said...

Great illustration! Your characters are so expressive!

Anonymous said...

too funny nice play on words and expressions on their faces is priceless. michaeldailey

tanaudel said...

Trixie's expression is perfect, but I especially love the socks.