Sunday, June 27, 2010


Katie had to be fitted with a really good GPS system so that
her mom could located for school and playdates via satellite.
Katie's parents thought she was just out of this world!
Have a most wonderful and creative week!
Peace!

48 comments:

Ces said...

It's a long way from the old method of locating the children: with mothers watching them play. This is so cute Vee! The colors are so crisp and lean. Do you remember my favorite illustration of yours? The Halloween one? I was looking at it last night and it gives me so much joy. Thank you again! Tsup!

Christina Zemelka said...

beautiful composition! I really like your style!

Lavennz OSY said...

This is a happy and beautiful art! And the poor horse, just hope that the coffee won't drop on it (^o^). Btw, where is kathy now?

Is this a digital illustration?

hugs* Lavennz

Sophie said...

aww, really sweet, I love your style :)

Amalia K said...

Hahahaa, you are so full of crazy ideas, V! I love the movements in this, I feel like bouncing!! (^-^) oxx

soulbrush said...

great interpretation

bee said...

Fabulous interpretation! Katie sure looks like has had some fun whhheeee! :D

Janine said...

Dear Vanessa,
I don´t know, if you read my last comment under your last post.
I have the recipe fpr you. It is the pork- dish my granny used to cook for me every sunday (sweet childhood).
I posted it ( just for you)
Have a great weekend
Janine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Honey, at this point with the time I've been in the studio, Gary needs a good GPS to find ME in the house! AH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Now I gotta hustle or I'm not going to make it to church and I don't think there will be any heavenly intervention on a speeding ticket! (Da Boyz at singing with Aaron.....PEEP!)

XXOO!!
Anne

Caroline said...

This is such a fun illustration - novel interpretation too!

salli s. swindell said...

your work lately has been just spectacular!!! full of such great energy + style...always a joy to see a new posting!

zime said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I'm feel so honored! :D

AtelierBrigitte said...

Wonderful! She looks so happy, that it gives a good feeling just by looking at her!

Damion009 said...

I love how free they look!!!

k.h.whitaker said...

Vee, you have just been creating like crazy. I don't know how you do it. I can't even get one piece a week done and you are doing all this and working on book layouts too. You are amazing my dear. I just love the energy in this one. Simply fabulous darling girl!

studio lolo said...

Great concept...and lots of wonderful movement here!

michele said...

Ah, the carefree days of being able to disappear on horseback and "fly under the radar!" But thanks to technology, your cheerful illustrations can bring smiles to so many! Have an inspired week! :o)

rachel awes said...

oh, your blog layout is so happy, fresh, & lovely for the eye & heart!
love this girl so free
in her life travels & being...
i can see where this would
make it challenging for parents!
lol!xox

Tamara Henderson said...

Very fun and free illustration! Katie is really enjoying herself! You have wonderful week too!

Shirley said...

Gosh, you just kick it out to the moon and back, Vanessa...these illustrations are out-of-this-world AWESOME!! I'm so blown away by this visit..firstly the gorgeous, gorgeous new blog header! LOVE it!! And then scrolling through your recent posts is just fantastic. I love this piece..full of fire and fun and frolic. I am always so inspired by your work, Vanessa, truly I am. I wish you a wonderful rest of the weekend, sweet friend! xoxox

Peter Breese said...

Adorable little lass! Nice V!

Eric Barclay said...

Brilliant work, V.

Roberto said...

I like it. When I see your illustrations, I can not doubt that you made. You have your own language.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! This is soooooo cute! I love her expression and gravity defying personality! very terrific!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Fun image & great interpretation.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

So much to see here on your blog !
Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving me a wonderful comment, Vanessa ! I reall really appreciate it =)

Ms. Amy said...

awww I love how cute your design style is. I LOVE her sweet face.

Cereal Kiddo said...

Aunt Vanessa I love this! I also love your new book Drum City!!! Love Emma

nello said...

love the fun, whimsy and grace in this illo. your style is amazing - so many textures and colors!

Julie said...

Sweet!

Eve said...

Vanessa, just want to thank you so much for your comments for me, you always make me smile so much.

Katie's parents are pretty tech savvy :D Good thing my Mother wasn't when I was a kid. :D

Diana Evans said...

oh heavens Vanessa!!! could you get things any cuter!!! you are awesome...I love this piece and the cute story!!! you rock girl!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs
Diana

Owl Eng said...

it is very delightful and beautiful, and it has helped keep my monday blues away ;)

Daniel said...

Fantastic illustration! I love your use of colors, materials and shapes!

cally jane studio said...

Beautiful work Vanessa! Love the new look blog!

michael robertson said...

I'm just glad there was no such thing as GPS when I was growing up-I never could've gotten away with half the stuff I did!

Beautiful work, as always, V! Have a great week.

Tiffany said...

HAPPY! I love this. ♥

-Tiffany Patterson

Bella Sinclair said...

Aaaaaaahhh, so sweeeeet! And she's got milk! Soon to be all over her clean white sweater. Aaaaah, kids. Gotta love 'em.

How ya doing, Miss V? Hope you're livin large on lemonade and rocket pops! XOXO

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Beautiful, fun, playful, happy!!! Your art makes me smile and giggle! You are amazing! Thank you!!! : )

Willa said...

Great blog. I love your characters. Thanks for sharing. x

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, my dear sweet Vanessa. I am so very sorry. I know you are extremely close to your family, so it does not surprise me that you felt something was horribly wrong. It is tragic and senseless and so very devastating. I wish I could embrace you. In fact, I will pack an extra warm hug in my suitcase just for you. Prayers and bundles of love to you and your family.

xoxoxoxoxoxox

Ces said...

Oh Vee, I am so sorry. Truly sorry and sad for you. I hope you find strength in the loving embrace of your family members. Take care Vee.

IVYALLOVER said...

aww how wonderful I love the movement ♥

Shirley said...

Sweet Vanessa! How are you? I am going to swim with the girls right now but wanted to pop by and thank you for your visit...thank you so much for always being so kind to me. I'm glad it brought you down memory lane too! YES! Swanson dinners! Though mom never let us eat a full one...just bits and pieces for some reason..perhaps she was saving them for Dad! : ) Anyhoo...always good to reflect about our childhoods. I hope you've been well and creating and taking some time for yourself. Hugs to you!!! : )

donny* said...

how does one get a chance to dance with horses and chocolate milk because i'm definitely down for some of that action! a fantabulamagnificent illustration, vanessa!

Ann Pilicer said...

quite charming! love the movement! Great illo! :D

SonatasWelt said...

It is so cute and happy illustration. I love it!!!
Sonata

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