Monday, December 29, 2014


Hello Blogger Family, It's been a while, but I have taken to blogging again. We will see if it sticks cause I have a pile of work on my desk, but I miss my friends so much. Hope that all of had a wonderful Holiday and Christmas. I have already celebrated the New Year, but for those of you who are waiting..... Well,... Happy New Year to you!!! May it bring your hearts much joy and happiness and lots of creativity energy! I have been doing lots and lots of books and things, but I haven't written and illustrated anything of my own in a long while. I was playing with some China Markers that I purchased and I really had fun doing so. It was nice to put pencil to paper again. I have been working digitally and hardly ever get to do that. I am working out a new style and different approach to my work. I am also working on my writing again. Kinda like a journey to me. Well, I put china marker to paper and this little girl came out. She is Lil V or Vanessa. A version of my 4 year old self. I hope to share stories of my childhood in a humorous way to excite and inspire children. I would love to hear your thoughts if you are willing? Wishing you All a very Happy New Year!

6 comments:

lorenabr said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 brings a lot of joy and happiness!
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Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Little V is adorable. Love the red!
Here's hoping you get many opportunities to be productive.

kj said...

i am most willing!!!

your 4 year old will be greeted with open arms.

i am so impressed with the volume of your work; how prolific you are and how much you are published. it's all well deserved and i hope the benefits are everything you hope for.

i predict a creative year in blogland.

love
kj

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks so much everyone for your sweet words. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!!

Shell said...

Little V is adorable. Yes, that's a
lovely idea to write a book for kids recounting your childhood.
Happy New Year, Vanessa.

donny* said...

Happy New Year, Vanessa! It's good to have a pile of work to welcome in the new year. Hope you have a happy, creative, successful in every way 2015!