Thursday, September 10, 2009

It Cost to much to live here in Jersey

Well, my husband and I are considering relocating.
IT'S STRAIGHT SCARY PEOPLE!!!!!!
I can't imagine living any where else. All I have ever
known is New Jersey exits 145, 143, and 130!!!
WHAT IS WE'S GONE DOOOOOO!!!!
Okay, I know, " Man up and deal right?"
I will know by Dec 1 if we have to move. The only way for
me to shake the scary feelings was to draw so I came up with this.
The only person that really won't mine is my cat Kirby the fearless
and the over weight lover. I will keep you posted.
Pray yall! I AIN'T READY TO LEAVE JUST YET!!!


33 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Ahhh naahhh, Lady V. No no uh-uh. I hope it doesn't come to that. Change is scary and daunting. But I know you. You can make lemonade out of a bag of salt and some broken lightbulbs. Why, just LOOK at the confidence and optimism in this beautiful drawing. (LOVE the tilt of her glasses, by the way.) I'm getting down right now on my knees and praying.

xoxoxoxoxo

mauricio salmon said...

haha, very cute! i am actually moving at the end of the month! crazy.. this miami guy is moving further north to Mass. New York is cold but Mass. is colder! what a guy will do for his GF..haha.

Eric Barclay said...

Something great is in the works for you. Wonderful illustration!

Tanja said...

it's so good!

glorv1 said...

Love that illustration Vanessa. As long as you are with the one you love, you can do anything. It's strange, I was born and raised in San Jose, CA and thought I would always be there. As of yet I haven't moved out of state, but my hubby and I move to Modesto, about an hour and a half away from San Jose. Smaller town it was and now 20 years later it's grown quite a bit. Now we are actually wanting to find a smaller town, but we've put so much work into our home, that it's hard. Don't worry Vanessa, all will be all right, we adapt easily. Let us know what happens. Take care.

Shirley said...

Vanessa...first off...your illustration absolutely positively knocked my socks off! Now I'm walking barefoot in our home and you know what? I love it here. We moved three years ago..and it was right before the bust. Truly. We sold in the knick of time, rented a dilapidated (kids called it "haunted") house for one month, found our "dream" home..and are here now. I have to tell you, you will just be phenomenal wherever you go...home is where your love(s) is(are). You will be with your family and your oodles of art gear, and you know you have all of us out here in blogville. I will keep good thoughts for you!! : )

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay, yall all got me crying here. Thanks so much for the encouragement! I really truly appreciate every kind word. Thank Bella, Eric, Mauricio, Tanja and Gloria. Yall are the best!!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Owl Eng said...

Home is where your heart is. Wherever you and your family are relocated to, the place and its neighbourhood is going to be blessed with your artistic talents and beautiful artworks! I love the contrast you have placed between the mother and her boy. Uncertainty versus joyful anticipation towards new place. The kitty is cute!

Ces said...

That is some incredible lemondae ingredients Ms. Bella is talkin' 'bout up thar! But I know you can do it sister! Just wrap up that lovely home and family of yours and wrap them in a bag of sunshine and send you down to a less expensive state. Hmn, let me see what that would be? Hmn...5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths for 250. Where can that be? Hmn...HOT HOT HOT! But we gots no color here - autumn, no winter and summer is hell! Except I'm here! HAHAHA!

Shell said...

Dec 1 is months away. Maybe it will happen you can stay in Jersey. Don't give up hope. Ooh, I love to see a picture of Kirby.

nina seven said...

awesome illo, vanessa! i LOVE it soooo much! good luck to you whatever happens with the move. change can be a good thing.

Abz said...

Lovely! :) cute cat!

Loni Edwards said...

Yes, moving is scary! But its also an adventure too! I don't mind the actual move, as its rather exciting to me. The thing I hate is the leading up to it. Packing, sorting, throwing away. I read once that moving is like cleansing your soul, out with old in with the new. I like that. I love your illo depicting your feelings! Well done! :)

MONICA said...

Wonderful and nice expresion ;)
Congratulattions :) kind regards and nice weekend and travel.

justdoodleit said...

Great illustration and change can be fun sometimes :)

Charmaine D'Silva said...

V!! Great Illo. That's crazy that you may be moving although I'm sure you will find a way to make something great out of it. Call me sometime when u aren't so busy and we can chat!
Miss ya lots...xoxo Charm

Amy C said...

Whhhat oh no, we moved last year from beautiful Virginia to Illinois, I miss it so much, I really really REALLY hope you get to stay where you are, I completely understand how you are feeling.
Beautiful illo, I want a car like that.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Okay, YOU know that I know, Ms. V!
I'm still not sure what's up, meeting with the LL today. But I love you, and I believe every word Ms. Bella said about that darned lemonade! You can do anything, including care for a cry-baby like me. (Tears are forming as I write this).

I love you so much, and I will call you when I get the chance. I believe whatever is in store for you and God-driven so it gonna be Good livin'!

Love you THHHHIIIIIISSSSS much!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oh, by the way, that illo is SLAMMIN'! I love Kirby the fearless and the O-W-L!

Awesome!

Ginger*:) said...

Your illustration is lovely. I hope that new acorn is a happy home.

Change can be great. We moved from NJ 5 years ago and never wanted to look back. Our New England home is perfect for our family, even with all the snow!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

Exelente!

Tara Sullivan said...

Ack. Don't give up on Jersey just yet!!! We Jersey girls have to stick together and stick it out!!! But, trust me, I know how high the cost of living is and how tempting other locales are! Coming to you from Exit 105, Tara

Lisa Thompson said...

Beautiful illustration! I have been ogling your blogs for the last two days, you have been doing wonderful work!! Good luck whatever happens. From your IF illustration this week, it looks like you might be ready for a move up here to Canada! :)

Roberta Baird said...

With change is a world of opportunity Vanessa and you'll be loved where ever you go!!

BTW.... Texas would love to have the divine Ms. V move here!

Angela Meijer said...

I pray for a knowing confidence and peace with all this decision making. We made a big move this last March from northern California to Des Moines. Wowie, it's been challenging but amazing. You'll know what to do. You're clearly surrounded by love and support, and lots of prayer... (sounds like the making of a great adventure, as your drawing clearly illustrates) Love to you and yours.

cata said...

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
Bruce Barton
Don't worry Vanessa everything will be the best for you.
Cata

Mechelle Harrison said...

I pray for God's wisdom for your family as you make this important decision. My family lived in Maryland for 2.5 yrs. We moved back to the ATL almost three years ago and we love that you can get so much more for your dollar down here than up north.

Kay Aker said...

You'll flourish wherever you are! Love, love, love this charming image!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Don't you worry!! Change is a good thing. I still can't believe I moved from nyc to ann arbor, michigan just a month ago. Life is very different here but I'm so grateful for the change of scenery and a different life experience. Whatever your decision will be, you'll do just fine :-)

Oh, and super super awesome illo, of course :-)

Angela Matteson said...

Sorry I'm a little late chiming in here. I just moved May 1st all by my ownself for the first time in 9 years. (My second solo permanent move.) I was way overdue for the change. It helped that I moved back to my old college town where I have friends. My whole life feels refreshed, and I'm lovin' it! Be brave! And I just love this illustration!!!

Heather said...

I'm catching up on blogs. But as a homebody who has had to move 3 times in the past 3 years--to 2 different states--I know you can do it if you end up having to. It's like illustrating a book--you get a "story board" of all you have to do and then break it down into little chunks. And I'm sure you will have NO problem making new friends :)

rebekah said...

awesome illustration! and cat kirby the fearless is way coooool! i'm sure a new place will bring you new inspiration :> ganbatte!!

Simonette said...

Berets are great! I'd love to own that car...