Sunday, January 3, 2010

Man Up and Press On

Rodney Pinkney would let absolutely nothing get in his way of asking Miss Tasha Jenkins
to the school dance. Not even the huge volcano of a pimple sitting right by his nose!
Moral of the story. In 2010 let absolutely nothing and nobody keep you from doing
what is in your heart to do. Man up and go for it!!!!! I'm cheering you on he he he he!!

43 comments:

Melinda Stanley said...

My thoughts exactly, Vanessa! 2010 is going to be a great year for everyone!

Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

I love Rodney Pinkney's shy awkwardness. :) So cute!

lakhsmita indira said...

heh heh... you really start my day, Vanessa!!!! :D
love this one :)))

k.h.whitaker said...

So true and so cute!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Vanessa, with you cheering me on, I can conquer the world!!! (in my high heels, fishnets and can-can petticoat, of course! LOL!!)
Today is my first *Art Day* since the surgery and I am so excited I don't know if I will get out of the PJs......or just go start slopping gel medium and paint and cutting papers! (yeah, I am the consummate sex-goddess at the moment....NOT!!!)

XXOO!!
Anne

Janine said...

May all our wishes may come true my friend.
No one shall stop us !!
Yeah!!!

Shirley said...

Ahhhhh-some! Wonderful Vanessa! I love these characters..they are fantastic. Cool yet sweet. You know how to pump people up! Happy 2010 to you, sweet friend, and I look forward to hearing all about your work this year as I know this is gonna be Vanessa's year! : )

Abz said...

love the simplicity

Krista said...

Well, she is so adorable how could he not go for it?? (He's pretty charming, himself-- she's sure to say yes!) Wonderful message-- You go, girl!

Roberta Baird said...

I hear ya Vanessa! And remember just like those getting ready to erupt volcano pimples.... this is temporary.... this too shall pass!
Happy New Year Girlfriend!!!

Diana Evans said...

adorable Vanessa!!! and what a wonderful message!!! I am going to press on!!!

Have a wonderful 2010!!!

Hugs
Diana

Bella Sinclair said...

....or WOMAN up! Hahahaha! Fantastic way to start the year, Honeybunch! That's right, nothin's gonna hold me back this year. And I've had Mt. Vesuvias erupt smack in the middle of my nose, and between the eyes, just about everywhere. Just gonna keep pressing on, right beside ya. 2010, bring it on!

Francisco Martins said...

Hey V.!! Thank youuu girl! I wish you have an amazing 2010 with lots of success and all the good things!!! You're right...it's gunan be a fabulous year for us!! yayyyy :D

Amazing illustration as always, Vanessa! and i love the story too, hehe :D
My new year resolutios is to man up and tell my boss to GO TO HELL! for once! well...I'm just not sure if it's gunna be in the begining or in the end of the year - hahaah

Kiss!!

Francisco

michael robertson said...

Hey Vanessa-I hope you had a great holiday and got to spend time with friends and family...and eat lots and lots of good food too!

Once again, you've come up with yet another stunning piece-I love the colors, the simple background and especially that zit!

Have a happy and healthy 2110, and keep amazing us with your talent!

donny* said...

oh, dear! what a fascinating scene. you are inspiring. hope you had a great holiday!

Shell said...

A great message for 2010! I do
hope Rodney gets Tasha to go out with him!

Denise Scicluna said...

that's so sweet. very cool style!

Michelle Henninger said...

Ooh, a large pimple ... that's going to be difficult to man up too! hee hee hee!!

But I agree totally ... you've got nothing to fear, but fear itself! Here's to "going for it" in 2010!

get zapped said...

Hooray! I'm all for this post. You inspire us all, and I thank you! My goal is to let go of inhibitions and holding back. I'm setting my sights on living abroad and you've helped me stay positive with this message.

Peace, health and happiness for you in 2010!

Vanessa said...

Cute Illustration!
Wishign you all the best in 2010, make it a great one!

Iva said...

this is just AWESOME!!

Jamie Davies said...

Haha love this and the message being portrayed. Beautiful illustration btw, absolutely gorgeous! :)

yoon see said...

I, totally agree with you Vanessa.
Let us be positive and not fearful.
God is good and gracious, he is always in control of all things.
We should surrender all things to him.
Another word, we do according to HIS will!

Shirley said...

Oh Vanessa, you my dear have the seat of honor at any tea party I would hold. HUGS to you for your lovely visit!! I will be in touch (I am still working on that somethin' somethin' for ya!).... : )

TJ Lubrano said...

I love LOVE this illustration!

Indeed! If you want something...GO FOR IT ^_^.

Happy Illustrating and all the best in 2010!

Asja said...

Wonderful characters and great moral of the story!

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is an amazing post! It is so apropos for this year of yet "another chance." Your characters are amazing, I have a similar drawing with a different theme I'm about to post.

You are, as always, such an inspiration to me and so many others.

Love you much, Momma!

Eric Barclay said...

I'm manning up! Awesome as always.

Glen Batoca said...

Very nice!!!Beautiful style!
Congratulations Vanessa!

Renee said...

Wonderful as always Vanessa.

Love Renee xoxo

Tomás Serrano said...

I like it too much! I remenbered you last saturday night when I watched a documentary about the black music history and all the related events was in your wonderful book...

Jack Foster said...

God bless you and your loved ones in 2010 Vanessa!Thought I'd stop by and see what you were up to. Love the illustration and the caption! Great expression and color!

Jmontiel said...

Cute illustration and great message!!
Happy New Year to you!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I love it! I have a similar take on 2010 - I told my Fear Fairy that she needs to go on a diet!! Have a great year Vanessa!

nina seven said...

yay for 2010! just stopping by to say hi and wish you all the best.

justdoodleit said...

Like their shy poses. Yeah, take a chance and press on Rodney.

dintoons said...

hahaha! 2010, the year of living fearlessly!! here's wishing you a happy blessed new year vanessa, filled with love and joy and all the creative delights that make your heart leap with joy! God bless you :)

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

Your characters have such character....LOL I have seen this couple at least a dozen times. :)

Ces said...

Woman up! Right on. That is why there is make-up. Vanessa, I hope 2010 will be a good year. I am getting old and for the first time I do feel old. Happy new year dearest sisterfriend.

caren said...

I love it!!!! Happy New Year.

Heather said...

Vanessa, thanks so much for all your lovely comments. I'm sorry I haven't been visiting as often lately--life is getting in the way of life!

Indigene said...

Hmmm....I'd say a lot of guys these days, need to "man-up" but, Lord, that's another story! Lol! You make my day, week, month, and truly year!

Kelly B. said...

LOVE this one!! So much character and fun!! Happy New year!!!

Angela Meijer said...

to the best year yet!