Friday, August 17, 2012


When negative thoughts,words and people come a buzzin' just keep thinking big. I have had some major blows over the last couple of weeks and some of them took the very wind out of me for minute, but I have learned that what doesn't kill me fattens me for this journey. It's not enough to survive, we must thrive and live. Sometimes what is meant to hurt and mame can quickly turn out to be what cause us to move forward and grow. Encouraging all of you to live your best life and keep reaching for your own dreams. Have a sweet weekend. Shalom

24 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

Sweet, love it Vee. Even when you are sad, you are overflowing with encouragement. (((HUGS))) Buttercup!

C.P.Adorio said...

Good for you Vee! Remember you are loved. The world is full of vermin. You know who your friends are and those who truly love you without strings attached. Delighted to see you on my personal page. I love you, Vee!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Love you right back ladies!! Have a good one.

yoborobo said...

Hi V! You are the best. We, out here in Blog Land, are your devoted fans and anyone who says you are not the sweetest most talented person EVER needs a wedgie. I'd be happy to oblige! :) Happy weekend - xox!

kj said...

we come back stronger in the broken places (hemmingway) (loosely quoted)

think big: okay. i will. ♥

love
kj

kj said...

aww, pam got that comment in before mine. i agree with everything she said, even the wedgie part i don't understand :^)

take care, ms vee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey guys thanks so much for lifting my spirits he he he he!! You beautiful folks are the best.

Melissa Saylor said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Love, love, love your new header and new illustration. Your talent blows me away as well as your wisdom.Thank you!

Carin Bramsen said...

This post is just what I needed to see/hear today. Your strong, beautiful spirit is infectious. Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us. And I adore that new header, too!

michele said...

You're one of my "go to" girls for giggles and all around good cheer- It's hard to even imagine that anybody or anything would try to block the positive energies here! Now let's talk about getting fattened up for the journey- I've seen enough to really put on the "poundage," so to speak. So if you need a little "bounce" or boost, I think I have enough to cover for both of us! Keep smiling! :o)

Indigene said...

I love you!!! You are such a talented artist and wonderful person, whose soul just bursts with so much love and creativity! Just say the word, and I'll be your "sit" woman, just point 'em out and I'll go sit on them! How dare anyone mess with my gurl!

As my grandma used to say, there's always a breakdown before a breakthrough, so you're break through is here, love!
Love ya always.

Tamara Henderson said...

That is so true. I have felt that way many many times but I keep going. I don't care what anybody say you work is AWESOME! I love everything you create. You and your work are a BIG inspiration to me! You keep doing your thing that's what make you unique and stand out!

yoborobo said...

Not you, V, THEM! Lots of wedgies to them, the naysayers! A six pack of wedgies. Wait, is that possible? he he he. xox!!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Ooh-La-La! LOVE the fresh-faced new look of your blog!!!!!! LOVE YOU and this post! *hugs* You inspire me and keep me moving forward.

Amalia K said...

How are you, Miss Vee? Remember me? Hehe. So glad I stopped and visited, your words of wisdom couldn't come at a better timing.

I hope you're well and happy. OXOX

Tami Traylor said...

Thank you so much for this little spark of encouragement. I need to post it on my bathroom mirror to remind me this bit of wisdom every day. I've had kind of a bummer week of rejections and just plain bummers so you made my day! You big sweetie! Thanks!

Thoughts for the day said...

oh yes the comment "If it doesn't kill us it will make us stronger" is SO true and I like your version, too. (I am a bit rounder these days)
LOVE your blog and your joy and positive 'out look' take care and God be with you.

Ted Blackman said...

I agree; what doesn't kill you can flatten you! So pick yourself up from the road and show that big truck who's boss!

Oh wait... you said 'fatten'. never mind...

Anyway, great words of advice, and bitchen illustration as always.

lorenabr said...

You are gorgeous :) Stay strong and beautiful!
Rocking illustrations :)
Happy weekend!
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cathi mingus illustration said...

You are so incredibly talented Vanessa! Love, love the new design/header at the top of your blog. If people say mean things it's because they are envious of you.

Keep up the fabulous work. You and your art are a blessing to the world:)

Michaele Razi said...

Exactly what I needed to hear. You truly are a bright, inspirational spirit. I'll be sending you healing, loving thoughts!

tammi sauer said...

Whenever I stop by your blog, it fills me with joy.

Thank you. :)

Shell said...

I'm sending you mad love and hugs, Vanessa. It's been that kind of summer with all kind of nonsense going on. I've had my share too.

carla bianca said...

Your words inspired me to pursue my dreams. I won't give up 'til I reach it. Thanks so much for the boost.
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