Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Sketches


It's time for yet another wonderful Sunday Sketches.  I'm posting this a little early for a few reasons, but I'm sure you won't mind.

This afternoon was spent at a local bookstore listening to an online show while painting away.  I managed to squeeze in a few little pieces and am pleased with the results.  Nothing terribly exciting but ones where I continue to challenge myself to paint first then add the lines later.  I'm actually liking this process better and finding it eliminates alot of unnecessary expectations.

While there, I managed to inspire an elderly lady walking by to begin painting again. Aww.  She shared with me a little of her story and why she put down her brush years ago.  Smiling here and praying she'll find the same joy that I've found these past few weeks in allowing art to heal my heart.

Happy SS!  Looking forward to visiting everyone. :)

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27 comments

  1. Sophia ~ this a wonderful sketch and love your story about inspiring a woman to get back to painting again. All your art has a loving, magical charm about it ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

    PS ~ Thanks for hosting this event ~ ^_^ I am trying a blog hop on Mondays ~ still learning how to ~ LOL ~ any tips let me know. Enjoy Sunday ^_^

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  2. You are an inspiration for many's. And one for yourself too. I am so very proud of you.

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  3. I love your new painting Sophia!!!!! and your paint pallet looks so wonderful !!!! the colours just make me smile!!!!

    Thank you for hosting !!!! always enjoy this!!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  4. It is so sweet that you inspired that lady....what a wonderful gift you gave her Sophia!!!

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  5. allowing your art to heal your heart,, thats beautiful,,

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  6. Smiles... nice to see the creativity filling with small smiles again. Art is a wonderful healer.

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  7. you are growing so much in your art...and good for you encouraging that lady.

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  8. Hi Sophia I'm loving this new way of creating your pieces they look very relaxed and free. I think I'm going to have to experiment with that too! :0)

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  9. Thanks for a Sunday Sketches Link up! Loving your new watercolors..so fun!

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  10. I love this inspiring story Sophia! What a treasure you are - keep on being wonderful you!

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  11. Awww I love this sketch. What a lovely story, I do hope that lady gets her materials out again. Speaking of can I ask what brand of paints you are using? Much love and warm wishes, Jennibellie xx

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  12. Good Morning, This is adorable. What a sweet story, too!
    These would make great bookplates, too!
    Enjoy your Sunday! Keep up the postive thinking! xoxoxo

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  13. How lovely that you were able to inspire another person with your art. I hope you are looking after yourself x

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  14. I love the titles you put on the books! That's a wonderful story about the lady at the bookstore. I hope she really does get out her paints again.

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  15. What a wonderful story :)

    I love the new direction you are taking and I think being uninhibited by pre-drawn lines makes a big difference in your work... Beautiful :)

    Enjoy!

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. It is lovely to see how your art has evolved over time. I love this sweet little illustration. :)
    xo

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  17. Wonderfully touching story! And I love this sweet painting - inspiring message.

    Smiles and hugs
    xoxo

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  18. Great story! Yes, your line work is just the "right" touch. I like the titles of your books.

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  19. Isn't the art community just great! So wonderful that you brought the lady back to sketching.
    Love your books.

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  20. What a lovely piece and I also enjoy your one from last week and how cool that you inspired someone like that, awesome!

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  21. What a sweet story Sophia! So happy to hear that you are back to creating and your art is beginning to help heal you. :)

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  22. So glad to be here, you are such an inspiration Sophia! I agree Art has a fantastic way of healing our hearts.
    manonX

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  23. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon and sweet story about how you've inspired someone to pick up brushes again.

    Love the books art piece.

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  24. Thanks for coming by my blog ;o) I love your painting! And, I think it's very special you helped someone to paint again!

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  25. I love books as the subject for yor sketch and the colors are so wonderfully vibrant. I've been focusing on the lines and then the color. I might need to try your way. Your results are fabulous. And your little birdie's too cute!

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