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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Got to Get Gone for a Minute

Hello Fellow Bloggers,
Well it's time to go and and make a little change (as in cheedar, green backs money, hee hee hee!
In other words, I'm going under. Got a few things cooking
and must be taken care of. I'm working on two books
and few other things. Can't come outside and play right now
but I will be back soon. Of course you know I will sneak
out every now and again hee hee hee!
Stay cool and stay creative .Take care and
have wonderful 4th.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Hey Folks,
I love Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes"
It's the best!!! One of my favorite illustrators Quentin Blake
Illustrated it. It's fabulous. I love the looseness in his
wonderful illustrations. When I grow up I want to be like
him (sigh.) Anyway, my very dear Sisterfriend Loredan
Avery at Wibbly Wobbly Woods and myself posted a prompt
for our Wibblins to try and illustrated one of the poem and
either do a spread or a cover for a book. We are looking to stretch
the imagination. I can't wait to see what the others will come
up with. It's exciting!!! Here is a cover and the verse that I chose to illustrate.
Hope you like it!
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
He wrote to every magazine
And said, 'I'm looking for a Queen.'
at least then thousand girls replied
And begged to be the royal bride.
The kind said with a shifty smile,
'I'd like to give each one a trial.'
However, in the end he chose
A lady called Miss Maclahose,
Who brought along a curious toy
That seemed to give her endless joy-
This was a mirror framed in brass,

Friday, June 19, 2009


Tara just couldn't resist the gassy baked bean served at lunch.
Being so full of gas she was often found "Drifting" by her dog.
Marshall always wanted a human balloon.
hee hee hee!
Happy Friday Yall.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Neo Soul Nursery Rhymes

Hello Everyone,
I would like to share some wonderful news with you all. My baby Sister
Coy Curry of
along with our sistergirl Wendy Jean of
are about to release a brand new fabulous
CD of children's music called Neo Soul Nursery Rhymes Vol. 1.
I am so excited for them! They have really worked so very hard
on this awesome project. This is something fresh and new I promise.
Have you ever been stuck in the car with your child or children and asked
to play the same songs over and over again??? You know, those songs
that make you want to.... oh well.... umm... pull your hair out and
scream to the top of your lungs??? Okay this is the remedy for that.
Neo Soul Nursery Rhymes has something for everyone. It's old
school rhymes set to a neo soul sound. If you like Jill Scott, Nora Jones,
OutKast, or Common then you are going to enjoy this little slice of
heaven. I kid you not, you will find yourself singing the tunes along
with the kids. I had the joy and honor of doing the CD art as well as
writing some of the songs and yes singing. Some of you know that
I am a musician and singer as well. You will get to hear
my big mouth on most of the songs like "The Wheels on the Bus
and Hey Diddle, Diddle. You can check out what it sound like at their website
You can also purchase it there as well. It will be released at the end of
the month, but you are welcome to pre-order if you would like.
To Coy and Wendy, thanks so much for letting me share in your
joy! You make me so very proud! You ladies, of course,
I want to Thank all of you for your support in advance. It means so
much! Thanks again.
P.S. just click on the link on the side bar to the right.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Who knows what will ,"Unfold" when we dare to dream.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Watercolor Wednesday's Post

I did this for Watercolor Wednesday's "A day at the Beach"
Girly's going to have a whale of a time trying to clean
this guys teeth. hee hee hee!
Have a good rest of the week everyone!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ole to Bread

He wakes up way before the rest of world to bring his delicious delights
to customers near and far.
His warm crusty breads and cakes fill the air with their sweet scent.
Causing big girls like me to break
down doors and drop kick open refrigerators and bread binds, open like
some crazed bank robber! There I sit crusted face and crumbed growned.
Butter on my face and hands. On my walls and table. Busted, disgusted, can't be trusted.
So now here I sit with 10 other addicted Foodies confusing my sins,
of honey wheat, potato and 7 oats, of sour dough and rye, trying to tame the
hunger within. Hello my name is Vanessa and I'm addicted to bread.
Hee, hee, hee!
Have a tasty week everyone!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Stanley's pet octopus had a real thing for fashion.
Stanley gently sat her down one day to tell her
that she would have to control her horrible
"Cravings" for socks and stockings. He explained
that he simply could not borrow against his
allowance any more. He was already 3 weeks
in the hole because of her cravings.
hee hee hee!
Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tomas Is Geechee!

Hello There,
A couple of months ago I posted some low country recipes that I often cook
around my home. Red Rice and Pineapple Upside down cake Low country style.
My very talented and very funny friend Tomas of
did something so darn awesome that I just had to show yall!!!!
OMG!!! Look at what he did. TOMAS!!! YOU ROCK MAN!!! How awesome is
this???? he even added his own touch with a slammin' pineapple design.
I was so thrilled and honored. Many of you know about Tomas awesome
and hilarious illustrations! He is super duper talented and very kind.
The only downside to this post is that I could get a piece of it!!!
I'm drooling all over my key broad. Excuse me. I'm so very proud of him.
Tomas you're the best!!!