Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scene from "Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table"


Hello Everyone,
I finally caught a little break so that I could come out and play for a second.
It's really busy around here and we are happy about that!
This is a scene from a new book that I wrote and Illustrated called
"Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table"
What happens when Auntie Mable blesses that table??
Havco and a little chaos is what! The guest get a little irritated
and hungry while Auntie Mable says the table grace and that's
all I can tell you right now. It will be in stores for the Thanksgiving
Holidays and is being published by Blue Apple Books.
I'll keep you posted. Have a great weekend!!

35 comments:

rachel awes said...

oh my heavens! congratulations!! it sounds delightful!! cheers to shining, published you! xo

Lauren Castillo said...

Hahaa, this looks hilarious! Congratulations—can't wait to read it Vanessa!!

Doodle Isle said...

Wow congrats on your new book :D it sure does sound and am sure it will be an awesome book to read!!!

Abz said...

:D congratssssssssssssssssssssss! looks fun and has your signature style posted all over it! I love it when artists have their own flair to everything!

Happy Sunday-- and boy, is it sunny!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Congratulations, it looks like it will be a fun book. Great illustration.

Kassandra Heller said...

WOW! I just ran into this blog and your work has left me in awe! Sounds like a fun book! I think a lot of families have an "Auntie Mable" at the thanksgiving table! Haha! Great style, Vanessa!

Tamara Henderson said...

Congratulations on the new book!It sound like it's going to be a very funny one! Have a great weekend!

Ginger*:) said...

The illustration is fantastic, Vanessa, I love it.

We had an "Auntie Mabel" in our family ... oh my did she bless and bless and bless our table. I will be looking for your book!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh GEEZ, let me get my sunglasses out. This SPARKLES! I don't know how you do it, but you pack so much pizazz and style into your characters. Their faces say so much with just an upturned chin and a sideways glance. That doggy just CRACKS me up. And I love that guy with the long up-do. And their struts! Oh, man, you really know how to bring it on with your lines and your paintbrush. Maybe the table isn't getting blessed anytime soon, but YOU certainly are. Glad you could come up for air, Miss diVine. Hope you got a good dose of sunny, warm weather. Love you!

Amalia K said...

Ackh! You are the coolest, coolest dancing ladybug ever!! Never short of ideas, I see?? A mountain of congrats and a HUGE hug to you, V!!! Can't wait to meet Auntie Mable in person... oxx

Lisa M Griffin said...

Look at all your great characters... even the dog! It sounds wonderful and quite lyrical too. Can't wait to hear all the details, and thanks for coming out to play. ;)

Chrissy Fanslau said...

Love the colors & love the expressions! Nice work!

Susan said...

Wow O wow Ms. Vee - this is spectacular! Love your fun characters and your cool retro style! I can't wait to meet Auntie Mable, sounds like we're gonna like her a whole lot more then her guests! A huge hug of congratulations to you, wow you are on a rooolllll!!! Great stuff!

k.h.whitaker said...

Yay, a new book for my collection! Love it as always Vanessa. They all have so much personality. I absolutely love it. I knew this was going to be a great year for you and I'm so happy for you!!! (Did I say this already?) I am just so excited for you.

Cheryl Lynn said...

OMG! This is just another wonderful blessing for you! I praise God that you are experiencing so much success. All I can say is congratulations to you, wonderful artist lady!

I look forward to adding your beautiful works to my collection.

Love you so much and hope to talk with you next week.

Have a great evening.

Jack Foster said...

Congrats my dear Vanessa! I didn't know you were a writer too! Wow! You are one talented human being! If your writing is anything like your illustrations... you are soon to be on the best seller list. Great work!... and God bless you and your loved ones.

linda said...

Oh fantastic, must be exciting waiting for the book to come out...lovely illos!

Jane Wilson said...

Can't wait for this to come out! It looks hilarious! Great Work Vanessa!

Don said...

What a wonderful illustration! Congrats on the book. Looks like fun!

michele said...

Ohhh boy, I can totally relate with these characters! Looks like a hungry crowd! "C'mon, Auntie Mable, dont' let the food get cold!" Best of luck with this project- I'm sure it's going to be a success! : )

Kelly B. said...

Vanessa! I saw one of your book covers at the store the other day! I love this piece and all of your work!!!!!! Hope you're doing fabulous. It sure looks like you are!

Krista said...

LOVE, love, LOVE it!!! So many awesome characters in such a small space! Sounds like a really fun story!

Robyn said...

Hello... I have an invitation for you to join myself and others in a creative project.
This invitation comes from me via Bella Sinclair and I hope that you are able to join us.

Please visit my blog to read the post 'creativity and an invitation for you', to see who else is involved and for more details.

I hope you can join us.
Thank you,
best wishes
Robyn 'fragments treasures memory'

Shell said...

I love the picture and title. What's even funnier is that my cat's name is Mable, too!!

Shirley said...

I'm grinning EAR to EAR this morning, Nester! This is fantastic..I can't wait to hear more and more importantly get my hands on that wonderful book this Thanksgiving! Awesome! It's already full of great energy. Thank you for keeping us updated on you...take good care and hugs to you!

Eric Barclay said...

Woohoo!

tea time and roses said...

A Big Congratulation to you!! You inspire me greatly, thank you so much! Looks like a beautiful book indeed!

Smiles....

Beverly

Heather said...

Oh this is AWESOME! Congratulations. I can't wait to see it! Love the topic, and the illustration! Looks like you had a great time at the library, too! Lucky you!!!

Brad said...

fanstastic! i can't wait for it! your style is so awesome!

Kay Aker said...

Can't wait! I'm getting giddy with anticipation!

Tomás Serrano said...

Uh, I see you have so much work... and great!

justdoodleit said...

This is surely works up an appetite for more cool art :)

Janine said...

How wonderful, that you are going to illustrate this book.
I hope you will get so many many more jobs.
Your illustrations are the best.
This lovely people with the dishes, thats priceless, DELICIOUS!!!

Ann Pilicer said...

Wow congrats on the new book! How wonderful. I can not wait to read it! It looks like a winner! :D

the enigma said...

ha ha this is so cute!