Thursday, April 30, 2009
Okay, I gave the little marionettes a little break, but stay tuned
they will indeed be back. Are you and your imagination
in need of a good stretch or breathe of fresh air? Want to do some fun
and creative new things for your portfolio, get some inspiration, try a new medium???
Do you adore and love fairy tales and hilariousness through illustration????
My Soul Sister Loredan Avery of Loredanavery.blogspot.com and myself have created a new blog with all this
We have teamed up to create a new blog entitled Wibbly Wobbly Woods. Think of Alice and Wonderland meets Willy Wonka, with a dash of Beatrix Potter.
Basically, it’s a fictional forest, where each member will take on a fantastical persona, ie: fairies, witches, gnomes, mushrooms, and the like. And every month, or whenever an idea strikes, there will be some sort of prompt, in which you will bring to life whatever comes out of your creative genius.
If you are a painter, sculpture, crafter, sewer, stitcher, practically any creative endeavour, please consider us.
We’d like to keep the blog small, so we’re only opening up 8 slots right now. And we ask that you only join only if you are EXTREMELY SERIOUS. Because we’re going to be putting a bazillion percent of ourselves into this blog, we ask the same from our members.
The rules are simple:
1) You must post. You can post as often as you like. You don’t have to do all the prompts, but you MUST post according to the prompt. And if you don’t, you’ve got to give a good reason why, like vacation, or you’re eye has fallen out and you’re still looking for it on the floor.
2) If you have things to sell, we ask that you don’t use our blog to do it. We’ll be happy to provide information on the blog about your things if anyone’s interested, absolutely.
3) You’re work has to be family oriented, G rating.
4) Sadly, if you don’t follow these rules, we’re going to have to banish you from the wood. It seems harsh, but we really are looking for ONLY serious and dedicated individuals who truly want to be part of something magical.
Please check us out at WibblyWobblyWoods.blogspot.com, and read our first prompt and a brief introduction. If you’re interested in being part of a creative supportive group, and want to have some Wibb Wobblian good times, please write us at email@example.com, and tell us why you’d like to be a fellow Wibb Wobblian. Also include any website and/or blogs that you may have.
Looking forward to hearing from you all!
Lady Good Nectar Fairy- Supreme Fairy of the Wood
Scribbles the Do’Bug- Editor & Chief of the Wibbly Gazette
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 6:55 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
"My feet hurt like so badly." Said Mr. Hare. " I can't wait
until this kid goes to bed cause she has truly worn me out!" Said
Miss Clara. 3 shows in an hour took it's toll on the poor marionettes.
They'd planned to leave unless they were paid handsomely.
Will these two force the hand of the Theater owner???
Stay tuned! he he he!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I love fabric and I have loads and loads of it around the house. While visiting my parents I got to visit
a wonderful little Quilting store and spent some more money. I'm a collage freak. I collect all kinds
of fabrics and papers and use them in my artwork. While on vacation I created these little pieces of art.
Hope you like them.
I have a very good friend of mine Loredan Avery Hung. We are so much
alike it's scary! She tells the best stories ever! She creates what I call
word pictures and she inspires me in ways I can't even been to share.
LA this ones for you Baby Girl! I love you!
Lady Good Nectar
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Boy I feel like it's been forever since I posted anything. Yeah I know I've goofed of
from time to time, but that was all he he he! Thanks to each and everyone of you who came by
and left encouraging words and comments. Let me tell you they helped me get
through a lot of rough days! Words are so very powerful and I appreciate your
words from the bottom of my heart. Well, here is one of the projects that
I have been working hard at. "Let Freedom Sing" this book is one of
the first children's picture books I've ever done. Yes the very first.
"Ruby and the Booker Boys is for older children and not considered
a picture book. The book is written by myslef and Harriet Ziefert.
The Book is about the civil rights movement
and the people who brought change by letting their light shine.
As a matter of fact it was written to a tune that most of us learned
in Sunday called, "This Little Light of Mine" It
takes us right up to today with Mr. Obama as President of the United States.
This book is published under Blueapplebooks.com
It is the brain child of Harriet Ziefert. Harriet is brilliant!!!! The staff
over at Blue Apple Books is amazing! Each person is so talented and helpful.
I just didn't illustrated a picture book, I got to see how the whole thing
comes together. It's a lot of work that goes into creating great pictures
books for children. There are lots of people behind the scenes that work
to put the whole thing together. I was blessed to have the chance to
sit with these amazingly talented and gifted people for almost 3 months.
I learned so much from all of them. I'm working on my second book now
to be released in the winter. I will share pictures and updates with
everyone as we go along. To everyone of you,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Just wanted to post some fun this morning! Hope that you
all are having a wonderful day. This is an illustration I did
for Watercolorwednesdays.blogspot.com. It's digital watercolor
and collage is done in photo shop with just a little embroidery.
Okay I've got to start a job start. I'll sneak back a little later.
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 9:04 AM
Friday, April 10, 2009
It's been a great pleasure to receive this find award from my good
and very talented friend Yoon See of yoonsee.blogspot.com
Many of you know this very sweet and kind soul! Her Photography is out of this world!!!
She is talented and has one of the biggest hearts and spirits
I've ever known! Yoon, thank you so much for your words of encouragement
and this very sweet and wonderful award. You are the best!!!
Thanks so very much my friend.
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 5:12 PM
Look Ma it's a Breese!!! Hey Yall I just got my first Breese Award from
the talented Illustrator and Artist Peter Breese of Peterbreese.blogspot.com
Peter is a very good friend and a wonderful illustrator. I love his fabulous
retro style robots!!! His graphics are top notch and I love his humor.
Check them out on his blog. They are amazing!!! Check his older post for them.
Peter and his beautiful wife just received a wonderful package from
the stork just a few weeks ago. So, I'm rising my plate of peas
and rice to Mr. Breese! YOU ROCK DUDE.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I bring you country greetings from South Carolina's Low Country!
To say that I miss you all is an understatement. The Internet is
just not the very best where I am right now. There are not enough towers
to catch the waves man. You will all be happy to know that I
did finish one project!!!!! I'm happy doing the happy dance
in my chair right now. I am in South Carolina visiting my family and
getting inspiration for another book that I will be working on. I can't wait
to get back to Jersey so I can show you all what I've been up to.
Right now I'm enjoying the quiet of the country, very, very starry nights,
and chil' all the shrimp and grits, red rice, candied yams, fish, cornbread,
gumbo, homemade cake and field peas my stomach can hold. I miss yall
something awful and can't wait to start blogging again. Take care of
yourselves. Enjoy your Passover or Easter. Laugh a whole lot and of course
be your creative self!
Shrimp and Grits yall!!!!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 12:24 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
I received this wonderful from my friend Bella Sinclair of bellasinclair.blogspot.com.
Bella is such a talented and amazing illustrator. I love the retro and colorful
feel of her artwork. Bella always, always makes us smile and stare in total
awe of her work. This ward was named after a very special friend Renee of
Circlingmyhead.blogspot. Renee is just all that and a bag of chips. Very profound
she is. What a super talented lady and she doesn't mind telling it like is!!!! he he he
As my very geechee grandma would say," I lub she! Thanks so much for giving me this
award Bella. It means so much. I will cherish it. I will be handing out this fabulous award
as soon as I finish all this work on my desk!!!! he he he. I miss all of you so much!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 1:07 PM