Saturday, 5 December 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 58













*artwork by my darling friend Bella Sinclair

46 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ignorance is bliss? Looks like fun!

Sarah said...

I just love this piece by Bella..the meaning really touched me..I can so relate to this one!
Hope you are doing ok hon..am thinking of you. Love always, Sarah

Annie said...

Oh, I love this painting, so full of hope, like coming out of the darkness into the light. Have a happy weekend dear Renee. xoxo

Micki said...

Fabulous artwork I love it!
Micki x

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Yup, ignorance is bliss :)
Not crazy for Christmas yet...we take a very relaxed approach to Christmas...most things are handmade or if not, under $50 to save stress. We do small dinners, I love it :)
Love you too, hugs and prayers to you,
Meg

Angela Recada said...
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Deborah said...

One of my favorites of Bella's. Lovee, I have a very important date this morning with The Mall. And then to help me regain my strength, dinner and Margaritas at Nandos tonigh with our neighbors...so late in the night, by the twinkling of Christmas lights, I shall return to sit with you a while. Prayers constantly upon my lips, never ceasing. **blows prayers to Heaven** Deb

Doris Sturm said...

Yeah, that's where I need to be for a while to regroup - I just want to be blissfully ignorant - stick my head in the sand and pretend everything's aok!

yoborobo said...

I love this painting!!! Bella is so talented - her lines and colors and whimsy! :) And I want to go through that gate! Come on, we'll go together, and nothing will bother us. I'll buy you some cotton candy. We'll win some goldfish. Ride the Ferris Wheel. Love you - Pam

ToM KiDDo said...

nice painting...

may you have a (not)soundless and fun saturday :)

RNSANE said...

This is my type of playground...such a cheerful Saturday picture!

Lori ann said...

Oh I love this painting. It's full of delicate images and imagination. I wish I could paint like that.Please tell me where can I find more of her work dear Renee?
love on saturday,
lori

Ces said...

Darling indeed, every inch of the drawing paper and beyond. My favorite lifetime illutrators are Arthur Rackham and Bella Sinclair! And I don't blame that lady at the gate for getting attracted to the innocence and naivete of a child's world, unadulterated, stress-free and if blessed and lucky with loving parents, a refuge from this scary, threatening and outside world.

I am off to my own dreamland, the bookstore where I will camp with my laptop, my blackberry, my drawing pens and Bristol boards and a cup of java while The Viking and Girl Epsilon browse.

Marion said...

A wise, amazing painting! Yes, in some instances, ignorance is pure, unadulterated bliss. Thanks for sharing this, Renee. xoxoxo

madtexter (corey james) said...

You sure know a lot of artistic people. I'm still thrilled to have one of Tessa's prints! Still searching for the perfect frame for it.

~Babs said...

Ah, yes,,,it's a small world,and magically inviting. Bella has it down!
I am sitting with the clay today,,,making ornaments for the little guy's tree.
Who knew Buzz Lightyear could be so tedious???
A fine, non-tedious Saturday to you, Renee!

Diva Kreszl said...

there are definitely days I would gladly turn over the reins and live in complete ignorance and bliss!

in the light of the moon said...

Just Perfect,and where I dont mind spending some time.It's ok to want to escape every now and then, it may even help our sanity.Warmest Regards,Cat

yoborobo said...

But that's exactly why I belong in the Land of Ignorance! I didn't know the cotton candy was free! And I thought they charged admission! You have to let me in!!!!! xoxo

lakeviewer said...

And to think that your friend Bella painted this! What a beautiful token, what a gift for you.

How is it that I'm always behind the curve here? I'm always catching up.

I know, you're on wings of hope and wishes of everyone who loves you so, and you are soaring day and night to catch us all, to tell all that's in your heart.

Whenever I come here, I feel lifted too. Thank you dear, loved, Renee.

Jaliya said...

This is fabulous! I guess for this little person, ignorance is bliss ... Ah, for that ignorance / innocence again, eh?

Loving you, Renee xoxoxoxoxoxox

P.S. Can you like to Bella's site? I want to see more ...

deepazartz said...

Bella's painting..thts so wonderful!
It is indeed a treat to view her pictures..they are so full of fun and innocence.
I had already admired it..nw doing it once again:)

studio lolo said...

They say ignorance is bliss ;)

The painting is definately blissful. I think that little girl needs some color in her world.

How are you feeling today, dear sister?

xoxoxo

sinnlighet said...

I like too, very nice!

Agneta

kj said...

you can almost feel those flowers dancing! and that hand extending on the left.... to me, bella's deft hand and sparkling view somehow takes 'simple' and makes it 'universal'. it's always a pleasure to see her view of the world.

ah! the password is nonya--pretty close!

A Cuban In London said...

Sorry, but does the sign read 'ignoramus'? If it does, it's one of the smartest signs I've seen in a long time.

And if it doesn't it's still a fantastic painting.

Greetings from London.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Hi Renee, hope you are keeping well and having a great time.
It has taken me too long to visit you. Seems such a life time.

I have your boards ready, which is a start.

Mark made me some shaped arched wood today and though it would be great to make a family tryptich.

I don't get idea's for ages sometimes and it frustrates me so much. Hooray, have made progress.

Still have some paintings to do. I keep getting asked for more, help!

All I want to do is paint some for my family and then paint yours and Aisha's!

Sending you my love and havn't forgotten about you.

Huge HUG!

Julie

soulbrush said...

ooh i remember when bella did this one. thanx for always making the time to come visit my blog, and i am fine just racing about with end of term and xmas activities at school. lotsa hugs coming your way today.

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

I adore this painting... It's so cute and yet meaningful.

Manon Doyle said...

Ooooh! what a beautiful piece by Bella!! Love it!!

love,
manon
x0

Ribbon said...

Renee ... You're simply the best.

I believe that you are a wonderful curator and I would visit your world beyond blogland gallery everyday :)
and in another life I would be buying lots of paintings :)

another thought... maybe you would just be an awesome cat burgalar!

whatever... still love ya xoxo

glorv1 said...

I like Bella's neat style. Very nice and hope she is doing okay. I hope you are doing okay too Renee. Just popped in to say my daily hi and have a great Sunday.

Linda said...

I love Christmas too! Hot chocolate with marshmellows. Cedar and fire smells. Gingerbread. Sparkly colors, sounds of singing voices, packages with bows. Grandchildren's squeals. Families eating together. Warm toasty laprobes and snow hitting the windows. Carols. Jingle Bells. Love is in the air.

xoxo right back at you.

(Angela Recada is right. All I care is that you hear from me. Don't feel you have to answer me, honey. Relax.)

Poetic Artist said...

I love this..Stepping thru into a no stress world. My thoughts are with you often.
Katelen

Woman in a Window said...

I'm in!

Your friend did this? It is gorgeous.
xo
erin
(have a wonderful weekend, renee)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Renee,

I love this sweet Artwork from the beautiful, talented, sweet Bella.

I have been thinking of you dear one.
Hope that you are feeling better.

Hugs
Carolyn

Dede said...

Looking at the world through the eyes of a child. We all need to do it once in a while and some days more than others.

(((HUGS)))

Anonymous me said...

I love the way this little girl is hesitating. Is this really as good as it looks? Do I really want ... hmmm ... if I play and play and play will I be truly happy?

Ignorance can seem so appealing sometimes, akin almost to oblivion ... and yet ... there is joy in knowing.

I find such joy in knowing you dear Renee. I hope you are feeling OK today. xx Jos

yoborobo said...

Morning, Renee - just stopping by to give you a hug. Caity made chocolate chip cookies and I have already eaten FOUR. Should I eat two more for you? That would make a nice half dozen. haha. :) xoxoxox Pam

secret agent woman said...

Ooh, I need to spend a little time there.

Betzie said...

Hello Renee!!!
You always manage to find the most intriguing, thought provoking, amazing artwork!!! Love this one, just precious and profound at the same time. xoxo

Angie Muresan said...

Love this painting! Love her style!
Hugs!

Sophia said...

This piece of artwork is simply beautiful and pure. Wow. I clicked on it to look at it larger, and it totally melted my heart. I feel like I am that little girl...exploring a brand new world with brand new eyes.

LOVE how you help me see the world in a brand new way, in this brand new life of mine.

Sophia said...

OMG, Renee. I totally forgot about the Claymation Christmas. I found myself with tears in my eyes as I sat there and watched it. It brought back warm memories of being with my grandma...and how I am still not too old to dream.

zoe said...

what a sweet picture! that little carnival sure does look attractive...hmm... :)

jacquie said...

bella, your artwork is like eye candy....love it.