Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fun with Handlettering


As some of you have noticed I have been posting a lot of late.
Only because I will be back on the work clock in a second or two.
I just wanted to spend a little time blogging with my friends.
I so appreciate ALL OF YOUR VISITS and COMMENTS. I really do.
Forgive me if I don't get back to you. I try. Mostly I always want
to leave you feeling good and inspired. The world takes so much
out of us. Leaving us empty and frustrated and sometimes depressed.
I encourage you to put back some joy by caring for you. Do something
you want to do. As said in the movie" The Help"," You is kind, You is
smart and you is important." You really are. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.

26 comments:

rachel awes said...

i LOVE those words from the help! + there's always so much to love here...handlettering, her hat, her hair, YOU! XOX

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay good People I am going to say with all my heart, "Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such kind words. They are truly priceless to me. I so appreciate your show of friendship. Have a great week!"
Best to each of you. If I don't get around to make a comment please know that I will get there eventually he he he he!

Heather said...

that quote made me so happy - i say that to my girls ever since reading it...fabulous piece - i love your handlettering!
xo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love you too V; you keep me laughing and inspired~~keep making those wonderful, unique illustrations! Spread the love!!!

Much love from crazy-woman...
A.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for your inspiration, Vanessa. And, those words broke my heart in the movie. I'm glad you've had some rejuvenating time between big projects. Good luck on the new beginning!

k.h.whitaker said...

Awwww Vee, you do inspire me and make me feel blessed to have such a beautiful friend. I looooooooooooove, love, love, this illustration!!! and your wonderful words. (((Hugs))) Buttercup!

Thoughts for the day said...

I LOVE visiting your blog. It is inspirational and wonderful and you are so gifted, wish I could get back into art. Can't wait for you to do a book.

Shell said...

This illustration is lovely!!! Makes my heart smile. Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend.

Minnie said...

If not hearing from you for a while means you're working, I understand and don't mind a bit. Good luck and God bless you even more,little sis.

Indigene said...

Well, I comment on your FB page and I'm here, too! Hmm...gotta work on my stalker presence! Lol! I love the style of the lettering and of course, that amazing cap on that chile's head! :)

I never worry about your absence, since I know some good stuff is cooking and we all will see the wonders, soon! :) :)

Michaele Razi said...

Wonderful! Thank you for such a lovely post and reminder! Always love visiting your blog--totally recharging!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, honey, you do. You sure do. You always leave me feeling good and inspired, every time I come here, and every time I close my eyes and just think of you. I just love, love, love your hand lettering! It is fun and full of character and personality, like they just can't wait to wiggle and dance off the paper! You remember to take care of yourself too, okay? Love you!!!

Janine said...

Dear Vanessa,
Sometimes it is necessary to take some time off, we all know that.
It is allways wonderfull to see your smashing artwork, whenever you have the time

Carin Bramsen said...

This is gorgeous!

Ellen Byrne said...

I sure leave your site inspired every time I visit. I think you are a genius. And one of the most generous of souls with your consistently kind and thoughtful comments when you visit sites. A marvel, you are. You have a wide circle of influence!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Great post! I love your lettering skills and I am jealous. I suck at it. I am trying to get better though. Your work is always so inspiring and reading your post put a smile on my face :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Looking fabulous as always my dear. And I have noticed your flair for font work lately... BRAVO!!!
Hope all is well with you and the family. ((Hugs))

Monika Roe Illustration said...

Thanks for the inspiration Vanessa... reading your words and seeing your illos always lifts my spirits!!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

The amount of inspiration you exude is uncanny in and of itself! You are clearly one of the best things that's ever happened to me and as a friend and mentor, you are second to none!

Have a great and wonderful day, my lovely!

bee said...

This is just beautiful Vanessa!! Hand lettering is hard to get right and you have made this look AMAZING!! Oh I love the little sunshiney flower on her hat too - I want one hehe! Just saw your hand-made plushies in the posts below too, OMG girl! You are a talented sewer too!! They are divine, my goodness you just overflow with creative goodness :) xo

Erin K said...

This has put such a smile on my face today and has really lifted my heart, which after this last week was really needed.

I just love your handlettering...it's so perfect! Your blog is always so full of love and encouragment...it's a joy to come and visit you. <3

donny* said...

It's been a while, V. Hope everything is going well. I'm loving all these posts. And hand lettering! There's certainly nothing wrong with that. Have a great week! Glad you found some break time.

theartofpuro said...

Love your handlettering and how you menage to create all this fantastic illos:)

Shirley said...

YOU is awesome, Nester. I mean it. I always feel a good dose of "yes, I can" after reading your posts and comments. I think you were born with wings. : ) So glad you got to enjoy some time for you - your lettering, her awesome cap, your illos..all so fabulous!! And that tooth fairy piece..soooo wonderful. I'm wishing you time each day for a little piece of peace (I just mentioned that to Ces, our lovable nut). I am trying to find my little piece too. Big hugs to you Nester! : ) xoxo

Kay Aker said...

Love the way you did the hair! This would make such a great poster!

Valerie Lorimer said...

That line from The Help is fabulous! We should say it once a day to somebody. Love your lettering also!