Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I've Gotten Rid Of the Monster Ads


Hey Fellow Bloggers,
I want to thank each and every single one of you that have
come to visit the blog while I have been away. I really, truly
appreciate each and everyone of your comments and can't wait
to get back to leaving messages on your blogs. I am also writing
to make an grand apology for the recent ads that have shown up
on my blog. To each his own, but some of these ads did not reflect
Vanessa Brantley-Newton. I was horrified when I saw them
and tried to fix them through the host and It still didn't work.
The last thing I'd ever want to do is to offend any of you beautiful
souls and if I have offended any of you, I am truly sorry.
I want my blog to be a safe and happy place where families
can come and visit and my fellow artist/illustrators can
be encouraged and inspired.
I promise you that you will not see these ads anymore. I have removed
them all. My desire and hope is that I will always have the joy of
posting illustrations and pictures that speak to the child in each
of us and bring much inspiration, laugher and creativity.
Thanks so much for your understanding. Okay, I've taken care
of the monsters. Have a good one.

46 comments:

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I don't even notice the ads because your art outshines it so much! Welcome back!

SonatasWelt said...

Welcome back Vanessa :) Everything is alright!!! I love all your work!!!
Have a nice Thursday!!!
Sonata

Ces said...

I missed the ads. I should pay more attention. Like Redheaded Stepchild, I zoomed int to your art immediately upon arrival.
Welcome back and now I am staying away. I am trying. HAHAH!

Maldito Columpio said...

Don't worry Vanessa, to visit your blog is always a great pleasure!
ads or no ads. But the green vampire you made is soo cool :)

hug
clara

Doodle Isle said...

great to have you back and blogging. never really noticed and like Redheaded Stepchild says your art surely does outshine them all ...
by the way, love the green vamp :D

Eric Barclay said...

Love this little monster!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Honestly You Folks are way to kind!!! Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I really truly appreciate it!

Sarah Pecorino said...

I stumbled on your blog yesterday and got sucked in with your fantastic illustrations! Monster adds or not, I'll be visiting back often for eye candy and inspiration!

Amalia K said...

Ads? Well, I'm sure anybody who comes here will only have one thing in mind.

To see you fantabulousss art!

So now worries, ladybug! (HUGS)

Abz said...

I didnt really notice them! but keep on postin- you know you have a huge fan base!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I never pay attention to ads on any site, unless they gum things up and won't let it load! (I've often wondered how profitable they are for companies....just an aside)
I always come to see your work, and ♥LUV♥ your little *Ad Monster*!!!
Take it easy dear one....

XXOO!!
Anne...and yes, it is finally TOO HOT for gumbo! Dang...

k.h.whitaker said...

I too ignore the ads, it's easy with your wonderful illustrations, no worries sweetie, your work outshines any ugliness that may have temporarily reared it's head. We missed you! by the way, I loved the mermaid you did for the Ripple Blog, you are now the "Illastratice Juenesse Extraordinaire" (an extraordinary children's book illustrator who is female) wow, so Ms.IJE for short. Sorry, I'm in a silly mood I think ;)

k.h.whitaker said...

oops, my dyslexia is showing, Illustratrice, I can't spell anything right lately and the little capticon boxes are taking me multiple tries... lol

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa!!!!!!!! Cool green monster! I'm sure he scared the ads away besides I haven't notice any weird ads.

Eve said...

So missing you right now. :D Hope you are having a great summer so far.

I do notice ads on blogs I really like, because I click on them to send you guys money! haha.

I must say I've seen offensive ones on other people's blogs but didn't happen to catch any here. Anyway, I would have known that they don't represent you, 'cause you're cool beans and rice! :D

Well, I think I better go check what ads are coming up on my blog! :D Big Hugs! Eve

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a sweet and considerate post. Honestly, I don't think I've ever noticed any of the ads. I'm too enamored with your fabulous art. Your latest monster is adorable, by the way. ; ) Hugs! C.

Tomás Serrano said...

Cool monster, Vanessa.

Cheryl Lynn said...

You are such a sweetie! I really didn't pay much attention to the ads at all. Your brilliant work is what catches my eye!

Love you much.

salli s. swindell said...

ads? what ads??? i only ever notice the awesome illustrations...this little monsters pants are cracking me up!!!

Amalia K said...

Oh, V!! You came to my place and brought the sunshine with you...!! Thank you, ladybug, I'm dancing again! Hehehe..

Maldito Columpio said...

Thanks for your kind words, you're so generous!!
It will be great if you finally come, if you need anything let me know :D

Krista said...

Ooooo, Vanessa! I have been away and have missed so much of your illustrative awesomeness! I do hope Pansy and the good doctor will hit it off!

Happy Summer!

Tracey said...

Love the new look of your blog!

justdoodleit said...

ADs or not...the illos rock!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks Tracey!

Andrew Finnie said...

Adds, what adds? :) I just think blogger slips them in from now and then to make sure that we aren't watching!!!!

nice monster :)

Joy Steuerwald said...

Hi wonderful lady! I agree, never even noticed the ads because we're just looking at your joyous, gorgeous, inspiring work! I have to tell you, it makes my heart jump when I see you've commented on my blog. I feel really honored because I know how busy you are and let's face it, you're a rock star! Thanks for always stopping by and encouraging me :o)

Rico said...

Hi -- thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comment -- had a quick look around here and your work is very inspiring and I will have to come back for a proper visit.

Ana said...

welcome back,
I didn't see those moster ads either...only this green monster in a cool tuxedo haha...and it's really cute :)

Eve said...

Hmmm, am I the only one who looked at your ads? hahaa

V, I checked out my own blog ads and found a funky one- so my ads are now taken away too. You trend setter you! :D

Amy said...

Vanessa, I agree with the commenters that your work is so full of verve and spirit (just like you) that I just don't notice ads. And this little guy (not scared of his own shadow!) is pretty fabulous!

Abigail said...

It's my 1st time visiting your blog and I LOVE your work! It's got such a fun retro feel and makes me so darn happy :-)

Ann Pilicer said...

Welcome back Vanessa! You sure did scare them nasty ads away. Never noticed them and visit your blog often for inspiration! Thanks for always taking the time to comment on my blog. It means so much coming from u! :D Great scary little vampire dude! :D

Meridth Gimbel said...
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Meridth Gimbel said...

Dearest Sweetest Vanessa,

Seriously you are the biggest blessing to the earth. You absolutely made my day. I'm delighted to be even associated with you. You are a ray of sunshine to the art world, and you are so talented, and most certainly you are a big inspiration to me. (That all sounded so cheesy, but I don't think I can properly express how amazing you are). Thanks for checking in. Edward and I have moved twice and have two moves to go before we settle, fortunately for about 3 years this time. Running a business has been difficult through all this and I'm going to have to start all over again with somethings. But we'll get there. I have a lot of projects and a lot of ideas. I have to say I'm so impressed with people like you that are full time moms and freelancers. I know you have a lot on your plate. (What's your secret?) I'm hoping I can figure out a rhythm sometime soon.

Anyway... warm squishy regards,

Meridth

ps. As per usual, I LOVE this illo. Everything you draw and paint turns to chocolate covered gold.

Shirley said...

You're the sweetest, Vanessa! I've emailed ya, too..but wanted to pop by and tell you that I just appreciate your visits so much..you're a friend through and through!! : )

Melissa Kojima said...

Always nice to hear from you. Thanks again for dropping by my blog.

Glad you got rid of the scary ads (although I didn't notice them either).

Love the googly monster though.

Have fun!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Three books+ other freelance stuff +moving + being a wife/mom!!!! My goodness you are certainly a super-hero. Thanks one million times for the tips. I'll figure it out. (It will be a bit easier after the move, as you know). Wow. Impressive.

Seriously dear sweet V, you melt my heart and I feel super dooper lucky to know you. Glad you finally got some "time off." You deserve it. You are stellar!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Vanessa! Welcome back! Never saw the ads... but I'm sure that everybody pays more attention to your wonderf work instead anyway :o) Love your new header and YOUR monster :o)

AtelierBrigitte said...

Welcome back!
Like others, I didn't notice the ads - I only looked at your artwork.

I love this illo, makes me almost feel that ads are cute.

Kelly Medina said...

Welcome back! Adorably fierce monster :)

I didn't see the ads but glad you got it all ironed out.

Abby said...

So many ads pop up on people's blogs, I don't even notice them.

Your artwork here is so fun! I doubt any stray ads would detract from it anyway.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment!

Jen Valvert said...

I really love everything I find here!, I enjoy a lot seeing your work :D

BMX said...

totally awesome monster design!
remember me with the character on Monster Inc. movie 0_0

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Janine said...

I did not care much about the ads but it is better without.
This should be just yours.
by the way, I like that little monster.
Hugs
Janine