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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Guess Who I Got to Meet?

I was so very excited
when I got the chance to meet the wonderful
and oh so talented illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton
last night at Borders Books on Park Avenue in NYC.
She was there along with the author, Tori Spelling,
to sign copies of her new book,
 "Presenting Tallulah"
It was so great to meet someone whose work I admire so much.
I love her illustration style, it's so cheerful and whimsical, take a peek here.
 Vanessa was so very gracious and full of joy, too....Just like her illustrations! 
She took the time to sign 3 copies of the book for my little girls (which they loved, btw)
and one I will be donating to our school.
Really, thanks so very much Vanessa, your were such a JOY!
It was such a pleasure to meet you!
Best of luck with Tallulah....
little kids of all ages will adore this book - add it to your collection, today!

16 comments:

Marlene said...

I am glad you got to meet Ms Newton. Thank you for sharing her art with us it is fun and whimsical. The photo of you is wonderful. Just between you and me (and whoever else reads this comment) I think your work is as good or better, I love your characters,especially Madeline. It is a hard business to break into but I wish you success.

Betsy said...

Oh how very fun! And that picture of the two of you is just adorable!

Kelly Medina said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Vanessa is such a happy and sweet person - what a joy that must've been.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

look at you 2...you are both adorable...i saw tori spelling on the Today show with this new book...just CHARMING illustrations...you girls are so talented....

so HAPPY you got to meet each other...what FUN !!!!!

kary
xxx

Nicola said...

Oh you lucky thing! I love Vanessa's work and she has made some lovely encouraging comments on my blog!

I love that pic! And the book looks fantastic! How exciting!

michele said...

Wow! Now those are a couple of smiles! I could feel the good vibes all the way out here in California! Just beautiful! :o)

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, too cute! I will have to check this out, I used to LOVE picture books as a child, since we don't have kids I am sort of out of the loop, but I this is making me think that I need to check them out again, would be really fun to have some as coffee table books! XX!

Together We Save said...

That is awesome...love that picture!

AtelierBrigitte said...

That must have been such a great meeting! It's fun to see you on the picture - you are really having a good time.

Krista said...

You lucky girl!! Two talented cuties together in on spot! Rock on, ladies!

Fair Rosamund said...

That is wonderful, her work looks amazing!! Its so wonderful when two talented creative paople are able to meet up! :) ~Lauren

Sophia said...

That is so cool that you were able to meet one of your inspirations!! :) Yeah for you.

Shirley said...

Woooooohoooo!!! I'm SO jealous, Heather! Look at you, two...I know you must've both been hootin' and hollerin'. What an awesome day it was for dear sweet V. I know she is as genuine as it gets - her exuberance for her work, her peers, this industry, and to all of us who are so fortunate to get to know her through the blogs is just so amazing and generous. I just love her to pieces..I'm so happy you met her and bought those books! I'm sure they will be cherished. Hope you had an awesome time!!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is awesome!!! Vanessa is wonderful and her new book looks awesome too....you lucky girl!!! I wanted to be there too...but I am so far!!!

Caroline said...

Oh, that looks like it was a fun meeting!