Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Sketches


It's been a lovely week here in my corner of the world.  The Autumnal weather just continues to unfold; from the beautiful colored leaves on the surrounding trees to the gorgeous sunsets in the evenings.  I love my little, cozy world.  Uh huh.  :D

Above is a watercolor/sketch inspired by the lovely "Le Road Trip" found at a local used book store.  Inside of it are pages filled with sketches and watercolors illustrations, documenting Vivian's travels to France.  I LOVED it and it's inspired me to do a similar watercolor journal for my own upcoming travels.  I look forward to showing you snippets of my art travel journal as it unfolds over time.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday Sketches.  I'm off to catch up with all my lovely peeps.  :)

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Scotties: Ruffy & Binko


Remember these adorable fellas - Ruffy and Binko?  They're all done and available as a original, hand-painted greeting card.  Melt.  I love them and look forward to being able to make these into printed cards at some point and time.

What do you think?  Should I make more fun illustrations of these little guys?  :)

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WOYWW - Jolly Jake


There's a huge mess on my desk at the moment.  Unfinished projects, multiple watercolor palettes, paint brushes, sketch pads and so forth.  It's been a bumpy couple of weeks but I'm crossing fingers that the worst is behind me now!  Uh huh.

My current focus is this little guy above - Jolly Jake and his little stuffed bear name, Blue.  This is a working illustration, which will be appearing on the cover of a children's e-book on Amazon in the future.  Yippee!! I'm quite excited about it.  You can keep up on Jake's various adventures at his "home", alongside the illustrations I'll be posting here.

Until then, happy WOYWW!  I can't wait to catch up with everyone.  It's been way too long!  :)

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday Sketches


Hello and WELCOME to another fabulous week of sketching, doodling, painting and, well, anything creative!  Uh huh.  You've arrived at the right place to unleash your inner creativity to the world and I'm so happy you could join us.  :)

Above is an ongoing illustration in which I shared with you a few weeks ago.  Remember this little duo when I first introduced them?  They're slowly coming to life as a little greeting card and I absolutely love them so far.  Ruffy and Binko have a special message to announce -- Miss Alexandra is GETTING MARRIED!  Uh huh.  Oh yeah!  It's high time to do a little more celebrating, don't you think?  :D

OK.  I'm off to visit everyone else and see what you've been up to these past few weeks.  Yeah!

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Recovering/Pushing through

It's been a long journey these past few weeks.  I've mentioned previously about being sick off and on.  For some reason, I'm really struggling to get over whatever it is that's been attacking my body.  It's a bit discouraging, to say the least.  However, I'm still pushing through and choosing to focus on things above.  I didn't come this far to throw up my hands and quit!  (Flexes her arm muscle!)  Hee

I'm off to catch up with homework.  For now, please enjoy my little girl who's finally completed for a wonderful lady I've been blessed to work with.  She really makes my heart smile!  :)
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Sketches


It's been another long week of studies and catching up from being very ill on Thursday and Friday.  I'm happy to say I'm back on my feet and plugging away on things.

Above is another idea for a holiday card I'd like to do.  I want to add more doodling to it but not sure as to what at this point.  I'll have to play around with it when all of my studies are completed!

Here's to a wonderful weekend to all of my wonderful bloggie peeps.  :)

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Music - from my heart

Many of you know I recently had the opportunity to see my younger brother (picture above) a few months ago, for the first time in 15 years.  It was a time filled with mixed emotion of joy and heartache.  In fact, tears fill my eyes tonight as I sit here at the kitchen table, sun almost down, praying God could somehow reach his heart and heal it.

This afternoon, I felt this little soulful urge to sit down in front of the piano and wrote the song attached below (words and music).  Keep in mind, this was only recorded by the use of my cell phone.  I would be honored if my lovely blog peeps would not only listen to the song but if you would send up a prayer for his very broken heart tonight.  He needs a miracle of healing and hope in his heart.

Love you all, very much!

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

10-minute Holiday Warm-up

I'm just thrilled to have squeezed out another one of Diana's 10-minute warm-ups.  Uh huh.  With the holidays quickly approaching, I felt it appropriate to sketch out some misc ideas.  Above is one of the several ideas I put to paper.  I can't wait to develop it into a holiday greeting card.  Only thing is, I need a holiday quote or saying!  :)

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Balancing my creative soul

I took a break from studies to toss together these cozy, little punkins.  I've really been missing my creative time these past few weeks.  There were several moments through the weekend where this little craving to just DOODLE kept nudging my creative soul.  Being a full-time student is challenging in many ways and doesn't always allow me to just stop all I'm doing to meet that inner creative need.  Sigh.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to return to school and get my degree and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.  The end results will be worth it all.

Have you ever had those moments where you're just so busy you fear losing your creative mojo?  It bothers me a little.  So, I'm going to do my best to join in on Diana's 10-minute warm up a few times a week to hopefully keep those creative juices flowing amidst all the hours of doing homework and taking exams.  :)

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Sunday Sketches

It's been a long couple of days, trying to keep up with homework while fighting a terrible cold.  I'm ready for the sneezes and sniffles to stop so I can breathe once again.  Sigh.

The weather was utterly beautiful today.  It felt wonderful getting out into the fresh Autumn breeze this morning to sip on coffee and nibble on cheese biscuits; my favorite, by the way.  Uh huh.

Between the homework I'm buried in this weekend, my little creative projects will have to be placed on hold for now.   In the meantime, enjoy Jake and his little blue bear.  He's a new whimsical character developing in my world of creativity and dreams.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Illustrations coming to life

One thing I love LOVE about sketching is adding color.  To me, this where each sketch/character comes to life.  I've got alot going on behind the scenes but doing everything possible to continue making time for creating whimsical illustrations to put a smile on the faces of those around me.

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