Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mud Flap Jack

Mud Flap Jack
Knew where all the local mud holes
where at!
His mama tried to keep him clean
at him often she would scream
"Jack you best come back here
as clean as when you left here!"
Jack had magic sneakers that stayed
clean no matter what he did!
Mud Flap Jack such a special little kid.
he he he he!!
Happy Week to all.

44 comments:

Shell said...

Mud Flap Jack is adorable. I can relate not that I was a mud lover. My hair always was nicely done, after coming from outside my hair was all over the place. Sometimes, my mom wasn't amused.
I have a little gift for you on my Wednesday post.

Melinda Stanley said...

Oh, Mud Flap Jack reminds me of myself when I was a kid. Accept, maybe he is a little more mindful of his safety? ;) I was the type of kid who always jumped before looking. Mud Flap Jack, on the other hand, looks as if he knows exactly what he is jumping into! Cute illustration, Vanessa! I love it!

Krista said...

Sa-weeet! Where can we get some of those sneakers? On e-bay? An etsy shop?

lakhsmita indira said...

Oh Vanessa, Mud Flap Jack is SUPER FUN! I wish I had that little cowboy's energy :))
As always, you are a gem!!
Happy week to you too as well, V!

xxoo

k.h.whitaker said...

Cute,love the teeth, looks like Mud Flap Jack has lots of fun.

Kelly Medina said...

So mischievous is he! Very cute and fun. :)

Joyce Ann Martin said...

He is fantastic!!! Hehehe, everyone would be so happy if we just went out and had as much fun as Mud Flap Jack. :D Lovely work, as always!

roberta baird said...

Be still my heart for Mud Flap Jack!!
You've got to love a boy with a grin like that!

The best thing about being a children's book artist is that you get to stay in touch with that child inside... Love it v!

Tomás Serrano said...

Fantastic illustration. I like specially the face, the mouth with the visible gum, he, he.

Janine said...

Yippie, Jack seems to have a swell time.
Isn´t there something more funny, than to jump into mud.
Have a great week
Janine

nina seven said...

great, fun little character, vanessa! love the way you did the mud - it's fab!

Bella Sinclair said...

YIIIHAWWW! Hahahaha, his sneakers may stay clean, but what about the rest of him, hmmmmmmm???? Fabba dabba doozy, Vanessa! Hey, I know that red hat. I KNOW THAT HAT! Hahahahahahahaha!

You make me smile BIG time. I can always count on you. :D

Ces said...

I love his outfit his sneakers and his lentiginous cheeks!

Vanessa you are an illustrator of mirth! Just like Bella - peas in a pod.

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linda said...

Fantastic work! I love the expression on the face :P

Abz said...

like the face!

michael robertson said...

fantastic! I love his expression and all the energy you've got going here! another beautiful illustration!

Alé Mercado said...

Great illustration!. Really nice use of colour!

get zapped said...

Totally fun! Such great colors and expression. I wanna play!

heart charlie said...

How cute ;) Love this!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I loves me some Mud Flap Jack! I wish I could find a pair of sneakers like his for myself. Of course, they'd have to be stiletto sneakers that stay clean, no matter how much wear they'd get during New York fashion week! HA!

Love you, Momma. It was great to hear your voice last week. Hope we can talk again soon, girlie!

Diana Evans said...

oh so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeee Vanessa!!! you are always coming up with these fun characters!!! well done my dear friend!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs
Diana

justdoodleit said...

That toothy smile looks so mischievous. Fun illo!

Katherine L. White said...

He's got that mischievous smile. Like his momma told him to stay clean, but he played in the mud anyway. Very awesome. Love his expression and movement.

Megan Coyle said...

What a fun illustration - his grin is fantastic.

Shirley said...

OH, he's stylin, Vanessa! What a great illustration..and love those red sneakers..wow. I always enjoy visiting you..you make my day! : )

Vicki Smith said...

Jack is just too cute. Love the stitching on the overalls and those retro sneakers.

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow!!! You go Girl...Awesome creations V...There's just no stopping you, Gods really put the blessings on you Sweetie!!!
Hugs Dena

Indigene said...

Where do you get this stuff? lol! Are you sure you're not a stand-up comedienne? You really could take your show on the road and make millions...I'd sell tickets for you! Wonderful illustration...lol!

lakhsmita indira said...

no, Vanessa, YOU are amazing.

xxoo

Shirley said...

Oh Nester, I woke up to your message, and just wanted you to know that I'm sending big hugs your way! I found that awesome Japanese proverb and I think it just captures exactly what I must always remember during the difficult times - so I am so happy that I found it to post this week of all weeks. Give yourself the gift to allow yourself to feel those emotions, move through them, and then "stand up eight" again soon. You know that I'm rootin' for ya way over here on the West (or Left coast as my No. Carolina friend calls it). xoxo - Shirley

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Jack Foster said...

Hey Vanessa! I was a Mud Flap Jack... except for those magic sneakers. I could still use a pair of those. I always buy a new pair and say " I'm keepin' these in perfect condition!" but, since they aren't the magic variety, they soon become old,worn and dirty. I actually had a red pair of Converse just like your adorable fellow. Great stuff Vanessa! God has truly blessed you with a special talent. I love stopping by and seeing what special treat you'll have in store. you never disappoint!

Peter Breese said...

Brilliant V, just fantastic. And those teeth! Ha ha... long live Mud Flap Jack.

donny* said...

hey, hey i want to join jack. i used to be a top notch mud slosher back in the day. :) wonderful illustration, vanessa!

translucentblue said...

Hey, V!! How's life? Hope you're having as much fun as Mud Flap Jack... xx

Michelle Henninger said...

Awww, I love MudFlap Jack. What a wonderful illustration! You can feel his personality shining on through! I hope his mom doesn't get too mad at him! heh heh! Love the action V!

Kay Aker said...

The ultimate in impishness!

Francisco Martins said...

He he he! this is Funnn!!!
I used to do this all the time when I was a kid (I think that there isn't one single kid on Earth that doesn't love to do it! :D)
Another great piece for your hugeee colection of masterpieces! Have a great Weekend V.! :)

Kiss

Bella Sinclair said...

We got no troubles, Life is de bubbles, UNDER da sea! Hahahaha!

Wahooooo, V! You're WHAT? Jack's comin over? AAAAHHHHH! Okay, okay, I'm gonna get everything saran wrapped real good and scotchguard our butts. Send Jackie Boy over! So EXCITED! We'll take extra good care of him for ya. Have fun in toyland, babe!

Mary Hall said...

Lovely pic! Love his expression, the stitching details and his shoes (sorry, should probably say sneakers, but I'm a bit too British!)

Susan said...

Oh how fun! Where were those sneakers when we were kids? Love the colors and his smug expression! Mucho congrats on the book, that's wonderful!

Linda said...

Ooo I love his grin!! So cute!

An said...

Beautiful work. By true I have known that you illustrated a book of Espelin...I expect that it be good, if no, your work open it saved. Kisses and embraces