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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary Raymond

This is one of the scenes from a commissioned picture book that was
requested by Scholastic employees for their boss's retirement.
They told me that He an his wife of many years, love to travel.
On August 4th My best friend, lover, husband, and yes baby daddy
will be celebrating 14 years of marriage. Ray says that it's 14
years I say it's more hee hee hee! Ray, You are truly one of the
best choices I've ever made in life. We have been through so much
together and yet here we are. Still standing. Grow old along with me
the best is yet to be! Though tomorrow is not promised to us,
I just want to let you know today, I LOVE YOU BABY hee he hee!


Debra Keirce said...

Happy Anniversary indeed!!!!!

Shell said...

Happy anniversary to you and Raymond! Makes me happy to hear about real love stories.

Cheryl Lynn said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND! (Can you tell I'm happy and yelling? HA!)

Glad to see you, lovely lady. I hope we can talk soon.

Have a great day!

Charmaine D'Silva said...

V!! Welcome back! I just got an email from you that you sent on July 24th! Will call you furst thing in the morning k?...Cant wait to hear more about that project for your friend!

xoxo Charm

Tomás Serrano said...

Happy anniversary! It´s a great illustration, with a perfect background. You make a awesome simplification of the monuments. I miss your drawings too. I had two weeks happy holidays without internet in Ibiza, a wonderful island. I recommend you, he, he.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thank you family! Yall are much to kind! LOVE YALL!!!

Owl Eng said...

Happy anniversary!!!
Love your creation for these specific occations in your life and your friend's. It is lovely and beautiful, unique and touching

Unknown said...

aww, happy anniversary!

Janine said...

I love your pictures more than I can say. This is another fabulous one.
Happy anniversary to you lovers.
Allthe best

Loredan Avery said...

Happy Anniversary Ray and Nessa! I hope you guys have a wonderful day, and thank you for being one of the finest examples of not only a married couple, but individuals as well!
Lore & Family

Carla said...

These responses are evidence that you are a great person. Happy Anniversary!

P.S. Thanks for that sending that positive energy in the comment you left on my blog. It was much needed.

R.Dress said...

Imagination is the highest kite that can fly. When you have nothing but dreams, that's all you think about, all that matters, all that takes you away from humdrummery.

-Lauren Bacall

Wonderful illustration. Keep them personal as always.
Best of luck on the next 14 years.

indigene said...

Oh my, Happy Anniversary Darling, he must know what a wonderful person he's married! Congrats and many, many, many more!

Peter Breese said...

What a wonderful image V, nice work... this has such a warm feel to it.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, divine Miss V! I'm so glad I'm not too late for the party. Happy anniversary to you and your dearest Ray! Hug each other tight and appreciate all the little things you do for each other each and every day. I am so very happy for you. Ray is one lucky man! :D

Coming here and seeing all the glory of your happy artwork makes me beam with pride just to know you. You are a wellspring of joy and inspiration. I love you, sweetheart.

ps. You cannot imagine how happy I am to see Ces's beautiful oak tree here.

Unknown said...

oh how sweet!!! wishing you a wonderful Anniversary!!! you are so sweet and special and deserve all the happiness in the world!!!

I also love this piece you did...adorable!!!!


Unknown said...

oh how sweet!!! wishing you a wonderful Anniversary!!! you are so sweet and special and deserve all the happiness in the world!!!

I also love this piece you did...adorable!!!!


Angela Matteson said...

Beautiful, touching illustration! I love the background. And congrats on 14+ years of marriage!!!!

yoon see said...

Nappy Anniversary Vannessa!
Great dedication, touching creation!
The theme mute colour so romantic and it's like turn back the clock, gazing for more lovely past moment together!
I have finished the making the gifts for you. Please come over and have a look!

Unknown said...

Soo romantic

P said...

La vida es esto. Prestémosle atención a los
detalles. Al calorcito humeante del pis, a sacar la basura, a viajar apretados
en colectivo. Si no disfrutamos eso, ¿qué nos queda?

LILIDOLL said...

Lovely :))

Kay Aker said...

Very oo la la! Congratulations!

Roberta said...

Aaaw... when I read this I got the goosey bumps!

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
-Amy Bloom

Happy miracle making!!!



Ces Adorio said...

Hello dearie! Did I see you once write about a trip to S.C. Yesterday we were in Greer, S.C. buying peaches. I thought about you. Happy anniversary!

justdoodleit said...

Congarulations! That's a wonderful image :)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog and art are always so much fun... and I loooove your header!!! :)

Nessa Dee said...

I love the style and color combo in this illustration!

Happy anniversary!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

awwwwww!!! happy anniversary! :-)

Debbie Egizio said...

I love this illustration! It's Sooooo sweet!!!! Happy anniversary to you!

Tessa said...

Now that has to be the sweetest, most loving and completely adorable picture I've seen EVER! It says so much about love, about growing old together, about sharing adventures and just delighting in each others company.

I just know that, one day, you and your Ray will be the ones standing in that scene, arm in arm and still truly, madly deeply in love. Happy, Happiest Anniversary and happy, happy days, beautiful Vanessa and Raymond! Always... and in all ways.

Anonymous said...

That is just beautiful - elegant at first glance, then sweet and then *fun*. And what a wonderful idea for a gift - a commissioned picture book!

"Maggie & Kevin" said...


Thank you so much for stopping by and for your warm comments! I have been remiss when it comes to illustrating for IF, I need to get back into it. I love the "wrapped" illustration you created and particulary the "Happy Anniversary Raymond" illo - just delightful! I'll be back to visit again, it's always a joy to view your work! Have a great week ahead!!!

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