Sunday, July 25, 2010

Love Stinks


Billy Bob had ridden his Mama's Wonder Mop since he was three.
Then his parents purchased him a play pony and it was love at
first site. Now Wonder Mop is upset. The only time it gets
taken out is when the floor needs cleaning. Poor Wonder
Mop. Love stinks. he he he he he!!!
Hope that you all are enjoying your summer. Thanks so much
for all your fabulous comments and calls. I really miss you
all so much. Just working is all. I just had to come and leave
something he he he he! Thanks again everyone. Enjoy!

27 comments:

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa! Cool illo! I remember having a horse like that when I was younger and bigger rocking horse to was my favorite! I always sat on it when I watched favorite cartoons Rainbow Brite was favorite back in day. You have a good one V!

Eric Barclay said...

Wonder Mop was such a trusty steed. Such a cool illustration-- the cow print chaps are a nice touch. Hope you had a great weekend!

Ana said...

This is so sweet!
What is written on the barrel?"The horse express"? hehe
Billy Bob's pants are really cool :D

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

After hearing from a few of you about enabling my comment feature, I have put it back. I just didn't want anyone offended if I didn't response back to. I appreciate you wonderful people SOOOOOOOOO much that it is never my intend to make anyone feel bad if I don't get around to make a comment. Just busy with work is all. I will be back in a couple of weeks. Thanks in advance for your comments I really appreciate them so much! Hugs to you all.
V

Christina Zemelka said...

what a cute character, very nice style!!!

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks for stopping by to visit me! I understand when you say your busy I have been little busy myself. I know whatever your working is wonderful and I can't wait to see! I have been trying my best to keep cool this summer. The heat here feel like an oven especially when my car has been sitting all day in the sun it's the worst. I keep a liter and half water with me at all times and it comes in handy keeping me hydrated.

Ginger*:) said...

So glad to see you made it to the surface. This is so darling. You have a great sense of humor to match that wonderful style.

Eve said...

The imagination of children! :D At first I couldn't leave a comment but now I'm back! heheee

Miss ya, but know that life must be lived. Do it lady! I Love the illustration, as always. Bye.

k.h.whitaker said...

Don't worry about commenting back, we know you are busy and are happy for you that you are! love this of course, I'd already checked it out before you turned the comments back on, great details as usual, very fun...don't work too hard ;) ~hugs

Heather said...

ha ha ha! Love this little story!
good luck with your work! happy summer, vanessa!
xo
heather

michele said...

Poor Wonder Mop is not feeling the love here, either- but for different reasons! Hee hee! Sending you a cool seabreeze for summer from southern California via Pony Express!

Squirrel Girl said...

Wow.. LOVE your style!!

michael robertson said...

well I'm glad you came out of hiding long enough to post this completely adorable piece...I was starting to go through vanessa withdrawal, and that ain't pretty!

Shirley said...

My sweet Nester! This is a wonderful illustration...LOVE Stinks! Love the twist - and your awesome world. I wanted to invite you to visit my new website. I would love for you to visit and please send me an email to let me know how you are and what you think. And please don't do this now..only when you have a bit of time. I just don't want to add one more thing to your plate, but just wanted to let you know that I miss ya and value your input immensely. You rock sis'! : )

roberta baird said...

Poor Wonder Mop.... maybe he could find renewed hope as an actor in a Swiffer commercial!

Miss you girlfriend!! Keep up the good work!

justdoodleit said...

Wohooo! Nice, pants remind me of Toy Story :)

Angela Matteson said...

Well it is a very nice pony, so I can see why it gets all the attention. :)

It's like music to my ears to hear that an illustrator is busy! I'm excited to see the results of all your hard work in the stores soon!

Happy summer Vanessa!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Yea ha! Great illo and story!

Ann Pilicer said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks for popping in to visit with us again! Great illo! So playful and fun! You also have a way with words! I am looking forward to checking out what ya workin on! Have a great summer! :)

DEB said...

So sweet! And your story reminds me of that markeitng campaign that Swiffer has out, where the poor discarded mop tries all he can to get back into the house. Great illo again Vanessa!

Ces said...

It sure does. I hate love, sometimes.

But I always love your illustrations.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hah, he walks Like I do :) But seriosuly, err seriously, this is great fun, love the story and the way the elements zing with each other - except the poor old mop!

Shirley said...

My sweetie pie..thank you SO very much for such kindness! I just think you are the tops - thank you for visiting and taking the time to visit the new site..it was like giving birth to my 3rd! Ha! Thank you for being such a supportive rock through all of these many months..I couldn't have done this without you - and the inspiration is all from that one piece, my dear - the Tea Party in the Woods all cause of something YOU said. Thank YOU!!! Hugs to you!! : )

tea time and roses said...

Hello Vanessa!

I remember my wooden horse!:o) Love your work!

Continue to enjoy a beautiful summer.

Smiles...

Beverly

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks so much everyone. I so appreciate your kind words and your visits. I'll be back for just a bit. Take care.

donny* said...

oh vanessa, vanessa, vanessa! it wonderful to come back to your brilliant, and i mean BRILLIANT, illustrations. i say wonder mop or horse doesn't really matter when you've got cow print chaps!

hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Bella Sinclair said...

WONDER MOP, I love you! I love your redness and the clean geometric shape of your head. I love how your brain is like a sponge, soaking up your surroundings. Especially if it is wet and sticky. Sure, newer and more elegant models will come along. But my heart and nostalgia will always belong to you first.

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH, so much GOODNESS here! I am prepared! I came here with my trusty paper bag, just in case I need to breathe into it so I don't hyperventilate from all the fantastic treasures I've missed!

HEEE HOOOO HEEEE HOOOO HEEEE HOOOO..... just breathe!

My sister just left to go back to your neck of the woods, and oh, how I wish I could have snuck in her suitcase! First thing, I would have popped out of her bag and said, "Thanks for the ride. Now I have to go visit Miss V!"