Sunday, December 12, 2010

Who's Child Is This???


Who's child is this???? Huh? This little boy has been reeking
havoc and chaos in my head for days now. Kept asking if he
could go outside. When I released him from my creative head,
all you know what broke loose! His name is Little Ray.
He talks and talks and talks. I thought that if I gave him
a PBJ sandwich he'd shut his mouth, but noooooooooo.
First he left his chocolate fingerprints all over my new
white sofa! Now my cat is missing his left eye and I'm
sure he had something to do with it. He went shopping with
me and we were asked to leave the store y'all! Oh don't let
deem big old blue eyes fool you this one is a trip! Just look
at him standing there lookin' all innocent. You should have
seen what he did with my toothpaste. He is proof that parenting
ain't for punks!!! So here is my Christmas gift to all of you.
Little Ray. Right click all you want.
Merry Christmas
he he he he

57 comments:

genie espinosa said...

merry xmas dear! little Ray is just too cute!! thanks a lot!!

Janine said...

OHHHHH Thank you!!!!
He is a great gift and I am willing to adopt him, I give a damn about my new couch and the cats are old enough to take care for them selfes (hehe).
I thimk I told you before, that I work as an educator with youngsters, and I allways liked the bad boys the most.
Have great day
Hugs
Janine

Lauren Castillo said...

Haha! Aww, I love him AND his cat! Nice work, Vanessa :) A very Merry Christmas to you and your family~ xo

rachel awes said...

ray & his talk talk talking
cracks me up! & how he sways
to the side! he sure knows
how to be who he is to be!
merry christmas, darlin'!
xoxox

Nita Jo said...

Thank you so much! He's adorable, and the little cat is sweet too!

Merry Christmas to you!

Nita Jo

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You are all so very welcome. Merry Christmas Enjoy!!

Ces said...

Oh indeed! Parenting isn't for punks nor drunks. I am a punk and I am drunk. Poor kids! Ah, it's a good thing that humans make mistakes and don't learn their lessons. If they were smart and remember, they would stop having children! Merry Christmas, darling!

Amalia K said...

I swear I could see two tiny horns hiding underneath that big hat!! Hahahaa... you crack me up each time with your stories, Miss Vee! Now, right click, eh? Don't mind if I do!

Cheers, ladybug!

oxox

michele said...

Little Ray has won my heart! What a wonderful gift of humor that you share with all of us through your creative and artistic offerings! Merry Christmas to you, my dear! :o)

k.h.whitaker said...

are you sure he doesn't have curly red hair to go with those big blue eyes? Sounds too much like my grandson. He talks from the minute he wakes up until the minute he goes to bed and his little hands get into everything he can touch. Now his favorite thing to say is " I said NO!" yep, he thinks he's the boss. Love, love, love this illustration Vee, sorry bout the kitty's eye. Hope you can get little Ray under control. Maybe a "time-out" would be in order. ;)
Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Bella Sinclair said...

Right-click!
Right-click!
Right-click!
Right-click!

Little Ray. Hehehehehehe! Awww, but how can you resist those baby blues! Should this be your next book? "If you give Lil Ray a yummy PBJ....."

I think I need to mail you my pirate eyepatch for your kitty! Awwwwwww.

Ho Ho HO and a bottle of rum!

XO XO XO XO

Tamara Henderson said...

Funny character and a cute kid! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

bee said...

Awwww... he sure has me fooled - he looks like a lil'darlin!!! What a lovely Holiday surprise, thanks Vanessa!! Just wonderful as always :) Merry Christmas to you!

Peta-Ann Smith said...

*side eye* It's always the angelic-looking ones.

Hard Dog Cafe said...

merry christmas vanessa!

roberta baird said...

It sounds to me, like it's a good thing he got out of that creative head of yours... He could wreak some havoc in there!
Sheesh...It must be all those frogs and snails and puppy dog tails he's made of!!! ;)

Tara Sullivan said...

Lord, I adore you! EVERYONE knows a "Little Ray"...thanks for scooting him along out of your head and into the world-where, I'm sure, he'll be causing a ruckus wherever he goes! xo tara

Juan said...

Wonderful work!! and Merry Christmas!!!

Brad said...

oh little ray ray! such a marvelous creation. it is no wonder why your characters are always so sucessful, because you know their personalities so well. i love your little stories that go along with the fantastic illos you lay down! BAM! You rock Vanessa! Thanks for the kind words big sis, they mean alot to me. hope you and the fam are rocking the holidays soon to come. We just got 21 inches of snow :( not much i hate more then snow....

cheers

Heather said...

He's one cute lil' partner! Great little story, too! Hope you are enjoying this magical holiday season! xxoo

Eric Barclay said...

AWESOME!

Nita Jo said...

I just came back to thank you for visiting my blog and entering my Giveaway! My husband will be drawing the winner today! Good luck!

Your artwork always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Blessings!
Nita Jo

Ana said...

love his eyes,they make him look so innocent ♥

Diana Evans said...

oh he is so so so so so so cute!!! I am thrilled you finally released him!!!!

wishing you all the best my sweetest friend!!!

michael robertson said...

I'm not buying that little innocent look-they're usually the ones that are up to no good!

It's always so inspiring to come and visit, V. You're work just never ceases to blow me away-and your little stories are icing on the cake!

TJ Lubrano said...

Have a lovely time around the holidays Vanessa and may 2011 be filled with creative awesomeness for you!

Lovely illustration!! I love the cat's tail and nose haha

Happy Holidays! Xo!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Lovely Ray! He is adorable, and his little cat. Have great holidays!

Gay McKinnon said...

I know whose kid that is - Tom Sawyer's! Check the hat and shirt - hand me downs from Dad. I don't know if the cat is a relative of Mark Twain's cat but you never know. Merry Christmas V, and a very Happy New Year,
xx Gay (in sunny Tasmania)

Ken said...

aww very cool... Merry Christmas to you when it comes!

Amy C said...

Well thanks very much, I think he's adorable and I am sure butter wouldn't melt!
Merry Merry Christmas to you tooooooo.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

LOL! Love little Ray (but, then, he didn't mess with my cats). Thank you for this, V! You are so amazing. A very, very merry Christmas to you and your family! hugs, C.

Kay Aker said...

Oh those eyes! I think I knew this kid back in Indiana in the 50's. We stole some rhubarb from old man Gleason's yard. When the old man caught us he just gave us a ton of the stuff. The old man's niceness made us feel kind of quilty for trying to steal from him. But anyway Little Ray and I were always getting into some sort of mischief. Merry, Merry!

justdoodleit said...

Ray is a cool cat and his cat is cool too :)
Happy Holidays :)

Krista said...

Ha! This just might be my Asher! It's been so quiet around here, maybe I better go look for him... Would you believe his favorite bear was named Little Ray! It's gotta be him! I'll be right over to pick him up!

Merry Christmas, Vanessa!

Megan Coyle said...

Happy Holidays!!! :)

and I love this illustration - what an adorable cat and kid.

donny* said...

Oh dear, dear, dear! The always wonderful Vanessa with another amazing illustration. I hope you have the most wonderful holiday season and Christmas there is to have! It's almost time for me to sign off and take that much needed break and I'll see you on the other side of January 1st. Have a great one!

Indigene-Theresa said...

Something tells me, Lil'Ray has a lot in common with you! Lol! Now have you fallen over hearing from me?!

It's been a long haul, but I'm back! Happy Holidays, you gorgeous doll! See you in the New Year!

michael robertson said...

Hey V! Just wanted to swing by to wish you and yours a merry Christmas-I'm looking forward to all the little gems you'll be posting in the coming year. Have a wonderful holiday and a productive new year (like I need to tell you that!)

Debbie Clandening said...

Little Ray is awesome. I love the look on the little cats face. Have a merry christmas.
Deb

Tomás Serrano said...

Nice couple. He could be a Tom Sawyer of our times.

thepickledlemon said...

I love this post, it was a very funny read that went along with an adorable illustration! I love his and the cat's expression! Your work is so inspiring!

Francisco Martins said...

Awww thanks for the present V.! you are awesome and this little ray looks like a great kid - apart from being a menace to public safety :P
Really cool illustratio!

Just came buy to wish you an amazing christmas with your family and friends!
World sized hug to my friend V.!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Tsup (this is me quoting Ces :P)

DEB said...

I think Little Ray knows my daughter! Merry Christmas Vanessa!

Bella Sinclair said...

Go Nessa! Go Nessa! Go Nessa! Hahahahaha!

I'm thinking of you, honey. I think of you every single day. You mean so much to me, and I aspire to be like you, spreading cheer and encouragement and happiness everywhere you go. Good luck with all the packing and the moving. Have yourself the merriest Christmas, surrounded by family and lotsa lotsa love. And hot cocoa. And should it ever get too cold in the east, come out west. You'll always have a room here! Love you more than all the presents in Santa's sleigh!

XOXO

k.h.whitaker said...

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas to you Vee! I am missing you and thinking of you. Hope you are having a beautiful holiday season surrounded by family and friends. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement this past year. XOXOXO

theartofpuro said...

Merry Xmas!This illo is fantastic:)

Janine said...

Dear Vanessa, I just dropped in to wish you a great and merry christmas, and to say thank you for your d generous spirit and kindness.
I just read your comment under Bellas latest post, and I think it is wonderful, that you to will meet soon.
I like you both so much.
All the best to you and your family Hugs
Janine

Shirley said...

Little Ray...wowza! He's a gem..thank you for sharing his goings-on cause he sure looks to be a cutie on the outside. I'm sure he's a sweetie on the inside too though. : ) Happy Christmas to you and your family, Nester! I am so blessed to know you and feel so lucky that I can call you friend. I often thank my stars for having people as you in my life..how'd I get to be so lucky?! I hope things are busy, but great in your household. I am enjoying lots of family time myself, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks so much Nester..I send you my heartfelt hugs to you and look forward to seeing your wonderful work in the new year. Hugs and xoxo!

SonatasWelt said...

Merry Christmas, Vanessa, and a wonderful 2011!

Duncan said...

Wonderful illustration. Merry Christmas to you and your kin, and a Happy New Year too.

Heather Fonseca said...

What a great Christmas gift! Love it. He reminds me of my little boy.

Love,
Heather
http://heathersdesignblog.com/

Ces said...

Merry Christmas my dearest Vanessa. May you and your beautiful family have a blessed holiday and I wish you a prosperous new year in your new home! Tsup!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, seriously??? So gonna right click. LOL I have always wanted a Ray...

You are a crazy lady...I hope you had as equally a crazy and lovely Christmas as you so completely deserve much joy. :)
XOXO

anil ks said...

..LOVELY ILLO..wishing Merry christmas and a great 2011 to you and your family!!

Sami said...

You have such a beautiful blog :) Love all your posts. And love the expression of the cat in this one.

Keep rocking :) Cheers!

Cambrils Art Total said...

Feliç any nou.

Dipankar Sengupta said...

wow! i really love this one!