Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hey Everyone just wanted to let you know that "Auntie Mabel"
will be coming to store near you soon. I just found out today
that it will be released on my husbands birthday day July
28th 2010! If your family is as hilarious and crazy as mine
you and your children will enjoy the book! The book is
produced by Blue Apple Books and Chronicle.
Fish and Grits Y'all!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 8:01 AM
Friday, April 23, 2010
Sure Richy was tall for his age and still wore his sneakers
on the wrong feet, but Zack and Tyrone
would put his over active pituitary gland to work
to get the trio Ahead.
Nobody dare step to these nerd boyz. These boys
had a wonderful relationship and even put a tall roof
on their tree just for Richy. Ain't frienship grand?
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 5:25 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
Have you ever just felt like you just don't fit in???
I would say I have been different the whole of my little life.
Question is why do we feel the need to fit in anyway???
At 46 year old, I feel the need to be honest and true
to myself. I feel that as illustrators and artist, before we ask
other people's opinions of our work, we need to have our
own opinion. Trying to please everyone and trying to fit in their box
makes me tried and zaps me of all my creative energy.
Sometimes being the strange birdy is what takes you to the next level.
I'm just saying...
Have a wonderful week everyone!!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 10:07 AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Boy did we have fun at the Brooklyn Library. As my daughter says, " It's the bestest place in the world!"
he he he he he!! We read and sang ,"Let Freedom Sing" and did a few songs from "Neo Soul Nursey Rhymes".
We had a ball! The children seem to really enjoy themselves and I even had them scatting along to
Spider Jazz he he he he!! They make great background singers. A very special thank you to Deloris and
Angeli from the library staff. You ladies are the bestest!!! To my sister Coy I love you sooooo much!
Rosa I love you girly your are the bomb! Thanks to all the beautiful children who came to share the day!
You guys were AWESOME!!!!!! I agree with my daughter the Brooklyn Library is the bestest place in world!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 6:50 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I finally caught a little break so that I could come out and play for a second.
It's really busy around here and we are happy about that!
This is a scene from a new book that I wrote and Illustrated called
"Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table"
What happens when Auntie Mable blesses that table??
Havco and a little chaos is what! The guest get a little irritated
and hungry while Auntie Mable says the table grace and that's
all I can tell you right now. It will be in stores for the Thanksgiving
Holidays and is being published by Blue Apple Books.
I'll keep you posted. Have a great weekend!!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 6:51 AM
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hey There good People,
Just wanted y'all to know that I didn't fall off the planet.
Lots of work on my plate and that's a good thing!
Just need to take care of some work and I'll be coming around
again with some new stuff. Have a wonderful week you
Eat, Pray, Create!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 11:54 PM