Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Down The Rabbit Hole Again

Hello Family,
Oh well, It's that time again. I have to go under. Lots of work has come and I am grateful for each and every job as my wonderful and talented husband has been out of work for almost 6 years. It's a sign of the times. The tables have turned and now I am the bread winner for the family for a little while at least. Zoe is resting and we will not be sending her to school if she is not feeling better by tomorrow. That's the last thing any parent needs is another kid coming to school sick and spreading the joy! And all the parents said, "AMMMEEENNNN!" I will post on the weekends or when I finish a few things until then Yall behave yourself!! Have fun and laugh alot and be very, very creative!
Hugs and Plenty
Okay it's down
down
down

36 comments:

yoon see said...

I hope Zoe is fine by now:)
Please Vanessa, you are a great parent, an understading wife...
There are times for family, friends & self, work & play....
I hope your down, down down rabbit hole will provide you you sufficient time out for creative explosure, recreating new games and challenges to come!

Have fun, yeah down..down...down..!

Sincerely from Yoon See
Also planning forward for digging a rabbit hole ^^

Diana Evans said...

oh wonderful to get all this great work Vanessa...and not to worry we will be waiting at the top for you to come up for air and enjoy some cupcakes with us!!!

Hugs
Diana

Mechelle Harrison said...

That virus has spread to my child as well. She came home yesterday not feeling well, and today is her birthday, she has never been sick on her b'day.

I love the illustrations of the bunny and Zoe! So cute.

Tracey said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring. All the best to your family. When you come out of your rabbit hole, I'll be sure to check out your new designs.

DEB said...

Even your bunny is so expressive and full of movement! I struggle with trying to make animals look more "alive" and it's hard to do with rabbbits and hamsters - creatures that don't have long limbs or human - like movements. Great illustration Vanessa! Best wishes for Zoe to get well (and for no one else in your family to catch it from her!)

Renee said...

I love the picture of the rabbit.

How are you dear Vanessa?

I have used a picture on my blog today and I seriously can't remember if I got it from you and I want to put your name as the artist. Can you take a peek and tell me if it is yours Vanessa so I can put your name there.

I downloaded so many from when I was on chemo but I don't remember where I got most of them.

Love Renee xoxox

Kacey said...

Very nice blog, sorry to be catching it for the first time when you are going to be busy for a while:( Your blog header is lovely! Good luck with all your jobs.

Angela Meijer said...

My Emma's home from school too, sore throat and all. She's been a couch potato all day, doodling and watching videos. Hope Zoe is up and at em soon!

Hope your down the rabbit hole time is super productive and rewarding!

Eric Barclay said...

This is just pretty darn awesome. Great character and a snappy dresser too. Hope Zoe is feeling better!

yoon see said...

Thanks Vanessa and you are welcome:)

caren said...

We will miss you...hope Zoe is feeling better.

C.B. Canga said...

nice job

Mechelle Harrison said...

Vanessa my daughter is doing much better now. I am going to keep her home today, but she should be good to go for tomorrow. She had a good birthday in spite of the yuckies and sniffles.

I hope Zoe is feeling better.

Thanks for your encouraging words!

Mechelle

Cheryl Lynn said...

I have a love-hate situation when you disappear. I miss you wonderful illustratons so much, but I am extremely happy, happy, happy when you get the great projects to do. You are so wonderful; a wonderful friend, mentor, mother, wife, and artist.

I'm just happy I know you.

I hope Zoe is doing better and I will be waiting to see your illos when you're done.

Loredan Avery said...

Nessa-
Take care of yourself and that beautiful family of yours. And enjoy Wonderland!

Scribbles

Eric Barclay said...

Are you done yet?

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

No Eric, I ain't done yet and of course everyone wants their projects yesterday. I need a truck load of Joe!

Meesimo said...

Great looking Rabbit!
Good luck down down down there

Tomás Serrano said...

Best wishes for your family.

Brad said...

Very nice work. Do you have a web site with a portfolio? I could look at? Brad Teare

bradteare@yahoo.com

Alina Chau said...

Love the wabbit!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

thanks so much family. I really appreciate all of your comment. We are doing much better and Zoe is fine. She will be going to school in the am!!! Yayyyyyy! mama needs a break!

Roberta Baird said...

Glad to hear you are both on the mend.... good luck with the projects. What a lucky lady to be so busy!!

Bella Sinclair said...

I hugged myself so hard that I'm now the same shade of purple as you. We could be the next California Raisins. I'll be your backup singer, baby. You have a great, great big jar, Miss V, and it's filled with the sweetest honey I've ever tasted. I love you something fierce.

Yay for Zoe! Have a wonderful first day of school, honey! Go knock 'em crazy..

Ces said...

Hello Sweetheart! Go Go Go! I am right behind you. If you need to doze off, and take a power nap, lean on my shoulders or find my crooked back all humpedin front of my computer learning new eunuchs stuff (UNIX).

I hope Zoe feels better soon. Oh isn't school year opening fun? Lots excited children and germs!

Cheryl Lynn said...

You are the most hilarious person I know, Ms. Nessa! Your comment on my fashion blog is a HOOT! I luz you very much. I'll call you this weekend!

Have a great day!

Lacy Snarr said...

Hi Vanessa I found this review of your book, don't know if you have seen it yet...
http://www.justonemorebook.com/category/illustrations/

"Bridges to Obama: Let Freedom Sing
Wednesday, August 26, 2009. "
:o)

GhettoFab said...

love the whimsical design! Fun fun fun

Edrian Thomidis said...

I'm glad Zoe is better, and thank goodness for your truck load of work! Just keep that cup of Joe by your desk and take a streching break here or there and you'll get through it! We'll be waiting to see when you come up for air!

Edrian | view my blog

Peter Breese said...

Dig the rabbit... or does the rabbit dig ... and I just like the illo.. he he.. ehhhh... how about I like the rabbit ;).

See ya later Alice ;)

get zapped said...

Good luck with your endeavors and as you know, you'll be missed. Can't wait to see what you've been up to and find your inspiring comments dotting the blogsphere.

Peace to you.

Giovanna ♥ said...

All the best to your family and have a lovely weekend!!
Love your work!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Debbie Egizio said...

I'm at the top of the rabbit hole, shouting down a message! Hope your daughter is feeling better, don't work too hard, stay away from that Madd Hatter and hurry back! ;)

Shirley said...

Oh Vanessa! I hope Zoe is feeling better now! I've got a 3rd grader too! (and a 5th grader) so I know how those germs can spread.

You go girl. I know you're creatin' some amazing work. I love the rabbit illustration and Zoe is just darned amazing..you have a super way with "swing" in your pieces. I wish you a productive and happy weekend..get some rest and lots of hugs from your baby and hubby..and stay well! : )

Francisco Martins said...

I love this one! I'm obcessed with Alice in Wonderland! It's my favorite "fairytale" EVER! Your white rabbit rules!

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