Sunday, March 21, 2010

If's Expired


Tanya and Mya's playdate would soon expire , but
there lasting friendship never would.
Good friends are a joy forever!

62 comments:

SonatasWelt said...

This is happy and lovely work, as always. Tey are too cute :)
Have a nice Sunday :)

Ginger*:) said...

Once again you prove why your art has such a warm and lasting impact. It surely will never expire.

Ces said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I LOVE THIS!!! I love the details, the sisters' photograph on the wall, the decor, the smiles on the girls' faces, the love visible in the illustration. I had so many great friends. They are bright stars in my life. Some have passed away and some were just going through and lingered for a while, still each of them gave me so much happiness. I am older now (ugh, why do I have to remind myself) and hopefully wiser. I will work so hard to keep my friends forever, if they are willing. I love you too Vanessa and you know how I feel about that Bella girl. Oh Vanessa.

TJ Lubrano said...

Hello Vanessa! How are you?

Oooh I love their outfits!! Just looking at the illustration makes me happy ^_^.

Have a lovely Sunday!
Ciao TJ

Edrian Thomidis said...

You have such magic with your characters! This just put a nice bright smile on my face!

k.h.whitaker said...

This is wonderful Vanessa, it has such a great feeling to it. Great little details and the outfits are fabulous! Very sweet.

Tomás Serrano said...

Super-wonderful costumes!!! Spectacular!

Krista said...

Awww... so sweet-- they are so wrapped up in their dress-up! Love the gap-tooth smile! (Hey, whatever happened with Rodney and Tasha?? Did she say yes? Are they in love... or was it all a big mistake?)

Susan said...

Oh wow Miss Vee, another fun and beautiful illo you treat us with! What a glorious thing to be reminded of - great friendships will never expire indeed! Like Ces said I love all the little details, and those wonderful dresses, I wouldn't mind a pair of those earrings either!

Like Krista said, what did happen with Rodney and Tasha? Inquiring minds want to know! Enjoy your Sunday, Susan

Amy C said...

oh my word, this is so adorable and so very sweet, they look like the bestest of friends foreverrrrrrr.

Bella Sinclair said...

BANG BANG BANG BANG
DING DONG DING DONG

We are here, we are here, we are HERE! Let us IN! We want to play with you. I brought all my dangly jewelry, Ces has brought all her exotic fabrics, and we both are banging our own drums. We wants to play! Oh, you are so right. Good friendships never expire. They have a looooooooooooong shelf life. Forever fresh. Squeezably soft. I love you, Nester! I love Ces, too. I love these pure friendship joy in these wee little faces. This is friendship boiled down to its essence. Wooooweeee!!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Okay, the cuteness over here is overwhelming. The cute-o-dometer is off the scale! It's just dripping with the cuteness!

You are so good at this, its astounding. You give me the inspiration to get back to work (which as it happens, I'm taking a break from working right now, to come visit you). Those two are absolutely gorgeous. I have a similar theme of friendship and fun. Hope you like it, I'll be posting today. YAAAY! FINALLY!

Beautifully rendered, Momma. Love you much!

Tamara said...

these little girls are so adorable!

Deb said...

Love your color palette. The girls are adorable!

Indigene said...

I adore your work so much! You know I'm buying your books, I figured I'd save them for those grand children, I hope to get one day...granted it'll be a long wait, but I figured, I could memorize them by that time! What a darling duo in this illustration! We didn't have play dates growing up, we just went outside and played all day! :) Bravo love!

Nicola said...

Such a sweet happy little picture, lovely take on this weeks theme!

Gloria said...

What a great work of art. They look like they will always be friends, a lifetime of true friendship. Thx for sharing. The colors are great. I think it's called the "WOW" factor. Take care and have a great week.

nina seven said...

what fun clothes they found to try on. very cute!

Shirley said...

OH geee!!! This is SO very sweet, Nester! I love this..love their outfits and those sweet smiles. You really know how to send love in your work. : ) Hope you're having an awesome Spring day! Hugs to you and have a lovely week ahead!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thank you! Thank you!!! thank you!!!! Just had to come back and thank you for the lovely comment. I could feel your positive energy. You are too much! You put a smile on my face!!! :)

Dot said...

Very cute, Vanessa!
I so adore your little girls...

nancy

Abz said...

absolutely love the black childs mouth! perfection!!!!!!!!

Shirley said...

ONLY for you, will I put on a coconut bra and shake. HA! You have me praying for the sun for you over here...rain, rain, go away! : ) Thank you for being so awesome to me..your words keep me going, my dear, on this quest! So I must now go back to my mountain and paint...and every so often, I will shake away on your behalf - watch out everyone, it's not a pretty sight! : ) HAAAAA!! Have a super week, sweetie!

JooJoo said...

So delicate and soulful! Love your style :)

Alicia Padrón said...

oh, oh ,oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADORE this!!!! I do, I do!!!!!!!!!! :o)

Charmaine D'Silva said...

V...how are you?? Its been ages but I hope you are doing well. I loooove this piece; its absolutely darling...look at those outfits!!

Janine said...

I Love, LOve, Love this one.
That would have been the painting I would have made, if only I would be able ;0)
Me and my collegues organize holiday- games, as we call it.
During the summer holidays children from 7 to 12 years can come every day for two weeks and discover africa!!
The food, the cloth, the wildlife, the music and the dark and poor sides too. At the end there will be a party for the children, their parents, and siblings and friends, and we are going to collect money for Africas children in need.
OHHH it is perfect....

Shell said...

This is picture is so sweet and true of how friendship bonds us.

Ces said...

I really love this. This illustration speaks to me. I can feel the love it conveys. Oh Vanessa, you are fantastic! Have a wonderful day dearest Vanessa.

Brad said...

fanstastic illustration vanessa. such wonderful expressions, it doesn't get any better then this!

Janine said...

You are such a darling.
It is wonderful that you allow mw to use that picture.
Of cause I will tell everybody ( and write it down) that it is from you, and that you are one of the nicest persons I have never met.
xoxo
Janine

Bella Sinclair said...

Man, you sure took your time in the ladies room! Good thing we brought all our GOOD toys with us. What was it, the slaw???

Bella Sinclair said...

Soakin' in the Long Wind. BAHAHAHA!

I have a deep desire to shower now.

Diana Evans said...

oh so so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Vanessa!!! you pull at our friendship heartstrings...beautiful work!!!

Hugs
Diana

rachel awes said...

i am sooo happy to find your blog & follow! you have creations of an ooh la la nature to be sure! i LOVE them. & for this adorable couple of friends...love their outfits & happiness & EVERYTHING about them. lol your way.

Katherine L. White said...

Very sweet. Nice costumes and expression.

Eric Barclay said...

That is so cute! Love their expressions.

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Lisa M Griffin said...

And that includes wonderful web friends! Great work as always Vanessa with your patented dose of charm, positivity and STYLE!
Have a great day, Lisa =)

Amalia K said...

Isn't friendship just grand?? I love this, V!! You just gave me something else to smile about for today! (^+^) xx

Glen Batoca said...

Hi Vanessa!
Beuatiful message!I love this!!!
Congratulations!

Mariana Parrotta said...

Lovely!As always... ^-^
And I love the clothes!

Francisco Martins said...

Hey V., whassup girl?
So cuteee!!! this reminds me of my best friend! she moved far away and now i only get to see her from time to time. I miss her so much...but our friendship stays the same since we were babies. Whenever i see her it's like we where together the day before :D
I'm sure this is what you have in mind when you did this piece!
Good friends are a rare and precious thing...when one finds that king of love, one should treasure it forever!

Beautiful, beautiful piece and post!

hugs

nella gatica said...

lovely!!!;)

roberta baird said...

"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."

You are not only a great friend but an incredible talent Lady V!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely charming characters!!!

Ces said...

Vee?! How are you doing? Where are you? How is the rain over there? Has the weather improved? Just thinking of you.

Gay McKinnon said...

Vanessa, I really admire your work! and will be a regular visitor!

Don said...

This is soooo charming!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous piece! THey are so sweet. It's really charming, Vanessa.

Mónica said...

Wooo :) love their expressions and costumes. Congrats and a happy weekend for all :D

Francisco Martins said...
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Francisco Martins said...

Hey V.
Just came by to tell you that your new layout looks awesome...very fresh!! :D

Have a nice weekend too!

Francisco

k.h.whitaker said...

Love the new spring like blog Vanessa, it's so green and I really love green!

Mónica said...

Hi Vanessa! I just nominated you for a "Sunshine Award". You can find out more on my blog. Happy Sunday :D hugs and kind regards.

Francisco Martins said...

Hehe, don't mention it V, I really like to see your blog wirh the new layout! I love this color! :D

Have an awesome week yourself, you multi talanted super-girl!! kiss

Kay Aker said...

What a rich and sprightly throwback to bygone times!

Simply Suncera said...

NESSA!!!! Here's a link to some things I like about you :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utr3vAXuuOs
(What's so special 'bout Nessa?")

Diana Evans said...

Hi Vanessa!!!oh la la is right...I am loving the new look here!!!!

Hugs
Diana

JRonson said...

This is so cute !!!

justdoodleit said...

Awesome folk costumes on them :)

donny* said...

oh vanessa, vanessa, vanessa! it certainly is a delight to peak my head out from all this crazy work and stop by here. this is soooooo amazing! from concept to colors, jaw is dropped. have a great weekend!