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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bonjour Tag You're It!

I'm remembering old school days of playing tag with friends. My family and I have an on going game of Tag constantly. You've got to be so careful because you never know when you'll get tagged! My crazy bunch will pretend to be injured or tell you they just want hug or anything just to lay it on ya! My friend Lisa Griffin of has just tagged me! I'm so very honored!
Now I have to go around and tag seven other fantastic illustrators.
Here is my list
Peter of
Kelly of,
Mystele of
Meridth, Darrah of
Debra of
Michelle of
Tomas of
You all are such Fabulous and wonderful illustrators. Each week I look to see
what you will do to inspire and uplift. I truly love your illustrations and style.
Your the best! Now, you all have been TAGGED! he he he he.
Here are the rules.
1. Link to your tagger and post the rules.
2. Post 7 Random facts about yourself
3. Tag 7 Friends and link to them
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving
a nice little message on their blog.
Okay here are somethings you might not know about me.
1. My name means butterfly in greek
2. I watch Nanny Mcphee on a regular
3. I will spend my list dollar on a children's book
4. I come from a very long line of Ministers and Singers
5. I collect tons of scrapbook paper for collage
6. I do voiceovers (like commericals and children's audio books)
7. I have never left the USA. I hope to go to Paris next year
I'm done!


Lisa M Griffin said...

So fun Vanessa! Really cool facts about you, and some surprises too... voiceovers, really? =)
Glad you had fun with this.

Sabbio said...

You changed your banner... it's really nice!

I know about Vanessa's etymolog as 1) it's my sister's name too and 2) I'm fond of etymology ^^ Concerning the voiceovers, congrats!

For the last point I will just say, as a tiny piece of Paris (well France) : Bonjour et bonne journée à toi Vanessa :D

Peter Breese said...

Thank you so much Vanessa! I am so honored to be on your list! I'll make sure to send it on today :).

Kathleen Rietz said...

I always loved the name i do even more!

I'm with you on the children's books....even if I have NO MONEY, I can scrape enough together and buy a children's book (with a coupon!) : )

darrah said...

thank you, vanessa!! i feel so honored. really.

and i really like your 'bonjour' illustration! i believe you'll make it to paris...

Meridth McKean Gimbel said...

My goodness gracious. I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole wide world. Because really... I absolutely drool over your stuff. (That's why I have to check out your blog in private, because it's quite embarrassing to slobber in public ;) Your colors, and your design.... I love the beautiful shapes you create.

I think it's pretty neat that you do voice overs! Which audiobooks have you done? (I love audiobooks)

Anyway... again I've blabbed enough.

thanks again for the inspiration and making me feel all squishy inside. :)

Kelly said...

WOW, HUGE honor! Thank you very much! I admire your work so much. I'll work on sending out a tag this week to 7 others!

Lynn Alpert said...

Cute illustration, Vanessa! I dream of going to Paris someday, too. (I've never left the country, either). And I love your new banner!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Vanessa! Bonjour et tres bien! I love this illustration with the two little French art lovers. And your new header is a gas! Really great, love the turtle hat.

I really enjoyed learning these facts about you. Voiceovers! Sounds like a lot of fun. You have way too much talent. My friends used to tell me I could get a job as a Don't know if that was supposed to be a compliment or not. :D

INDIGENE said...

Your amazing style has been noted and cited! Bravo! Come and see at:

yoon see said...

Hi Vanessa,
Your new header is fresh & inviting!!!
I love your new header's composition, colour and style....
It's fun to know more of you from the tag.
I also love the little art lovers admiring the great illustration in an open & fun way like this.
Just like us eagerly dropping by each time to rediscover your creative side.
Thanks, it has been a great pleasure to know you as friend and a insightful illustrator that makes us rock with you:)

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

HI Vanessa! Love the new banner with all the different characters! I've always heard that change is good! Loved learning some things about cool that you do voiceovers! You are so talented!! God Bless!

INDIGENE said...

You're so very welcome! Oh honey, I know how it is with the job gig, I have 2 of them! It's driving me insane! But, visiting your blog is always so wonderful, thank God for artists!

Anonymous said...

hi!!! thank you so much for the tag, and i love your new banner!

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, your tag is a pleasure for me. And your communication mesage is so favorable I´ve read it once and once again, he, he. I´ll tag soon too. Thank you very much.

aimee said...

vanessa! i just went to the scholastic website to find some coloring pages for my daughter, and when i saw the 'ruby and the booker boys' printables, i thought, 'oh these are darling illustrations; i'm going to print out a few of these for her'! and when i did, at the very bottom, it said, 'art by vanessa brantley newton'. what a super cool surprise to discover find your beautiful illustrations in these books. tomorrow is her birthday; i am going to fly over to borders in the morning to see if they have any in stock, and if not, i am going to order the set on amazon.

as you can tell, i am feeling very starstruck right now :)

p.s. love your new banner!

soulbrush said...

i really love reading tags, it gives me such a new insght into other people's lives.

Kimmi said...

Love this! I also love the new banner!!!


Roberta said...

My... you are an interesting lady....
All that talent and such a kind heart!

2 Geechee Girls said...

This thing is just too cute! I love it! Keep the good stuff coming. The more you are pressed, the sweeter your fragrance.

Lisa Rivas said...

I just love this picture. It has everything and so fun! Like everything you do Vanessa :)