Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome Back Zoe

Well today is my daughter's first day back at school and she has
mixed feelings about the whole thing. "Will I see my old friends?
Will I like my new teacher? Will she or he like me? And by the way,
WHATS UP THESE UNIFORMS AGAIN?" The girl has been wearing
a school uniform for over 3 years now and we are still stuck
here! Her dad and I thinks she looks pretty COOL in her
burgundy and plaid. She would prefer wearing her regular
clothing. I have to say though, it's something so wonderful
about seeing a playground full of girls and boys in fabulous
uniforms. Just makes me want to stop and draw.
Zoe, Have a wonderful first day!!
Love you!


Ces said...

Good luck Zoe. You will be fine! You will find a cute boy and then Mommy will get nervous. Imagine that! I think uniforms are cool but I undertsand. I wore uniforms since I was five years old. I even wore them in COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY and WORK! AAAAAAACCCCCK!

My kids are both in high school and finally liberated from uniforms. I don't know what the big deal is about uniforms. I always altered mine. Hahahah!

Good luck Miss V. I love you.

Ces said...

Cool drawing Vee. Always a pleasure.

rachel awes said...

(same over here/except boy world!).
looooove your art!
these girls are darling
& i'm sure the music
they are listening to
& the music of WHO THEY ARE

Tamara Henderson said...

I wish I wore a uniform to school everyday when I was a kid because they look pretty cool especially with the long stockings. The girl's uniforms in your illustration are very cute and fab illo by the way! Have fun at school Zoe!!!

Mechelle said...

I hope your daughter has a great school year!

My kids started their fifth week of school today. I wish they wore uniforms.

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome illustration- you've captured that first day beautifully! Tell Zoe the Barclays wish her a happy first day back!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Here's to a successful school year, and take it from a gal who wore navy and white uniforms for 8 years of school, you certainly make that plaid work!!!
Thanks for sharing. ;)

michele said...

Good luck, young ladies and gentlemen! Such a stylish "Welcome Back!" As much as we miss our kids when they return to school in the fall, do you find yourself asking, "Is it recess (for the parents) yet?" ;o)

Ale said...

Good luck for your daughter!!! Zoe: This is a beautiful age! and the oportunity for to learn so much, to make friends and ENJOY!!

Vanessa, Talking to learn, please help me!! I´m to lear english and I need to practice so much with people with this beautiful lenguage, if you see a mistake (I hope not...jejejeje!) tell me please!!!

Many hugs from Guatemala for you and Zoe!!!


Hard Dog Cafe said...

me either! i wanted to wear casual wear going to school when i was a student

Desiree Cassidy said...

I think uniforms are great! My school almost got uniforms at one point and i was dissapointed when they didnt! Great illustration, it has a lots of life and energy to it :)

Eve said...

All the best for this school year Zoe! I've always loved going back to school after summer break. So exciting!

Great illustration V. And thanks for such a cool cool comment before. LOVE Ya! Eve

Kay Aker said...

You capture it all the excitement mingled with trepidation! Masterful!

Peta-Ann Smith said...

I'm the opposite of Zoe. I loved wearing a uniform! :D Took the guesswork out of what to wear every week day, and left my regular clothes for my weekends off.

The fact that I also attended one of the premiere schools for girls in the city also helped a lot. The outfit of prestige, baby!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love the illustration Vanessa as it reminds me of the uniforms we wore at St. Vincent DePaul, when we lived in San Francisco. Bought them at the most marvelous store, "City Of Paris", which sadly is gone,but was a world of wonder in and of itself.....sweet memories! ;)


k.h.whitaker said...

Awwww, I remember those days well. We have a uniform policy here too. Today was my son's first day in high school "eeeek" my baby no longer... Love this, I loved the one from last year too! Ok, so I love them all. I hope she had a great day! Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope she had a great first day of school and forgot about the uniform being on her :)) I wore it one year, and think it to be practical and cute. Kids do look cute and very inspiring as you said it... it makes you want to stop and draw :) Love the drawing as any other of yours and am trying to inhale the spirit of them and make you my inspirational teacher for my first illustrations. So happy to have found your blog recently.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a lucky girl Zoe is to have such a wonderful, talented, and loving mom! I hope Zoe has a great year, uniform and all. I'm with you, by the way--I love uniforms (but then I don't have to wear one every day). Still, your gorgeous artwork makes them look ever so fabulous!
Sending hugs, V!

Heather said...

awesome illustration. good luck to Zoe!!!!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Well? WELL? Did she? Did she see her old friends again? Did she like her new teacher? Did she have FUN? Did she have the most awesome first day of school ever? Inquiring minds want to know. Awwwww, I sure hope she did. If not THE best day ever, at least in the top 10. I, personally, like school uniforms. Sure they can be expensive and made out of cheap material, but they certainly are durable and you don't have to spend 20 minutes in front of the closet. That morning time is precious! And I agree with you. Something about seeing a sea of little girls all in school uniform is adorable! (High school girls in uniform are another story. Once they're out of the house, they start rolling up the waist until they have mini mini skirts!) You want to know something? Sometimes my Emma puts on her school uniform from Tokyo, just because she liked them so much.

Woooo! Okay. I think I had too much coffee.

LOVE your sassy and beautiful school girls, Über V! You can make ANY uniform look good.

Shirley said...

Ohhh, Vanessa! Happy 1st day for Zoe! I hope she had an awesome day..what an amazing illustration to celebrate all of that anxiety and excitement.
You're just such an awesome mom, ya know that?!

Wonderful uniforms - my girls wear them too, but the fight is on this year, I tell ya!

salli s. swindell said...

zoe is a doll!!!! and her mom is one amazing artist, storyteller and creative wonder!

Alina Chau said...

wonderful characters!

Missy said...

Fantastic drawing, love it!

Tomás Serrano said...

I´ve just readen your interview and now I know why you are so good people. Beautiful story.

Tamara Henderson said...

Your welcome! Thank you for your kind words...I really appreciate it! May God continue to bless you too!!! :)

Tara said...

Suuuper cute! I love her little socks :) And I agree about the uniforms - I <3 uniforms, but then again, I never had to wear them :)

Marián Lario said...

A very good illustration!

children illustration step by step

Megan Coyle said...

I hope she had a wonderful first day!

I love the uniforms you drew for these characters - and I like the movement in this piece. I can just see that girl swaying to the music.

Francisco Martins said...

VVVVVVV!!! How are you girl? how was your summer?
Hehe, I love school uniforms too, i think they're cool (but i have to confess that i used to hate them when i was a kid and had to wear them :P)
Lovely illustration, I love the characters and their uniforms! you're the best!!!!!
I hope that Zoe had lots of fun on her going back to school day!

hugsssssss from Lisbon

roberta baird said...

I'm sure Zoe shines in her sea of plaid and burgundy!
Just look at the fine examples of womanhood that encircle her.

Hugs from Texas to Zoe and my friend the divine miss V!

Jmontiel said...

Great job!. I love the contrast between the background and color characters

xenos said...

this is so great on so many levels, the coloring, the rough textures, the poses! just can't get enough...

AtelierBrigitte said...

Beautiful drawing. Zoe will be just fine in school and I love the uniforms.

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