Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Sketches - Jolly Jake & Pirates!



Happy Sunday Sketches!  It's another wonderful week of planning, creating new illustrations and lots of studying as the Fall semester begins to wind down.  As the days fly by, I'm getting excited about wrapping up another successful semester, wonderful new art projects and of course - getting married!  Woot!  :)

Jolly Jake and little bear, Blue, are on yet another adventure.  Uh huh.  They're pirate hunting!  This is the second children's book cover I'm designing for this series.  The first one is now available on Amazon, so make sure to check it out his jungle adventures.  Elleanor Bird is a fabulous children's story writer and I'm so blessed to be a part of this journey.

OK.  Off to see what everyone else has been up to!  Happy weekend to everyone!  :)

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Sketches

It's a wonderful weekend here in my little corner of the world.  The snow clouds are rolling in and the wind is a bit chilly but it's perfect for sitting at my favorite coffee shop with my favorite hot cuppa

Last night, I held my 1st annual "Little Handmade Holiday Sale" on my business Facebook page and it was a huge success!  There were a lot of smiles and laughter from the Christmas Carol game and everyone enjoyed my brand new illustrations posted only for this special sale.  I'm so blessed and went to bed smiling.  Thank you again, to each and everyone who pulled up a chair and joined me for my online art sale.

So much has been going on these past few weeks.  I've been studying for exams, writing research papers, painting new illustrations (such as the two above), and most importantly, planning my wedding and honeymoon.  I'm utterly excited and can't wait to share more details with my wonderful bloggie peeps soon.

May each of you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WOYWW - Favorite Things

Just a quick little sketch/watercolor of a few of my favorite things in life.  The perfect hot cuppa, cozy socks, yummy cakes...ahhhh!

Life is getting very busy as the Fall semester is wrapping up.  Only 4 and a half more weeks to go and then it's winter/Christmas break.  Yippee!  I can't wait.   Add to that, all of the wedding plans, decorations, dresses, etc.  I'm getting SO excited!  Keep an eye out for a special blog in which myself (Mrs. Tea) and Mr. Toast will be sharing together.  We'll be sharing photos of our wedding, upcoming trips and so forth.  You don't want to miss it.  Hee

Until then, much love to all of you!  :)
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Sketches


I'm taking a small break this afternoon to set up Sunday Sketches for this week.  I've been studying for almost three days straight now and seriously ready for a big break in studies.   Only a few more weeks and I'll be on holiday from school until the Spring semester.  Woot!  :)

Since last night, I've been working on putting together a draft of my 20-page paper due tomorrow for my English III class.  It's been quite challenging and overwhelming at times, to say the least.  Thank goodness for those perfect cups of tea to get me through.  Uh huh.  Otherwise, I'd probably be fast asleep by now!

Throughout this past week, I've also been updating items in my shop, working on new projects for customers as well as prepping for my upcoming "Little Handmade Art Sale".   I'm thrilled at the responses so far - make sure not to miss out!  All you have to do is grab your favorite cuppa and laptop, have a seat in your favorite chair and join me for some fabulous, whimsical illustrations that will be on sale (15% discount!).  Perfect for holiday gifts and/or stuffing stockings.

I'm off to finish wrapping up my English paper.  Once that is completed, I'll make my rounds to all of my wonderful bloggie peeps.  :)

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Digital Doodling


Just a little digital doodling this morning before diving back in to major homework and paper assignments.  I'm no way officially trained to do digital artwork but was inspired by another lovely lady, Jennifer at Studio JRU.

Happy Friday to all of my wonderful bloggie peeps.  I love you all VERY much and appreciate your support, encouragement and love over these past several years.  I've been through alot and each one of you have (virtually) stood by my side.  I'm SO blessed!  xx
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WOYWW - Mojo Flow




It's been a fantastic week for creating and designing new illustrations - and I'm loving it!  Uh huh.  From new hand-painted cards to clip-art, to many more whimsical creations.  I'm sharing just a few of the items above that will be a part of my "sweet collection" and would LOVE your opinion on the illustrations thus far.  :)

In fact, let me invite you to my 1st annual "Handmade Holiday Art Sale".  It's SO easy!  This is all you have to do:

When:  Friday, Nov. 15th
Time:  7pm - 10pm (MDT)
Where:  In the comfort of your own home.  Simply grab your laptop, pull up your favorite chair and view the sale items (15% off all items)!  Woot!

So, mark your calendars and be sure to stop by for a cup of tea, whimsical creations and tons of fun chatting with many other fabulous artists. 

For now, I'm off to visit everyone else and see what they've been up to for the WOYWW!

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Special Memories



I'd like to share with everyone the wonderful photos we had taken by a dear friend, Jon, over the weekend.  These are a few of our official engagement photos.  To answer your question - yes, this is myself and Mr. Toast!  Enjoy. :)
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Monday, November 04, 2013

Time to CELEBRATE!

Happy Monday!  Today started with the most incredible sunrise.  Radiant colors of oranges, yellows and reds danced across the sky early this morning, offering joy and hope to those who gazed upon it.  It's been a very long and difficult journey these past several years but somehow, I always found the strength to press onward.  I'm so thankful for the many blessings in my life!

With that said, it's time to celebrate (for a few reasons) and because of this, I'm offering FREE SHIPPING in my shop on all items.  Uh huh. All you have to do is use the following coupon code:  FREENOV and tada, it's all yours!  How sweet is that?  ♥ ♥ ♥

So, what am I celebrating?
Jolly Jake and Blue - "In the Jungle" is now for sale on Amazon.com.  Yeah!
-  I got an A (100%) on my recent English III paper.  Woot!
-  My ETSY shop has been renovated with some darling updates and NEW items for sale.
-  It's NOVEMBER!   Who says we can't celebrate November?

Enjoy your Monday and the new scrumptious "Let's Celebrate" cake card above I recently painted!  I don't know about you but I'm ready for a slice of that cake along with a perfect hot cuppa.  :)
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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sunday Sketches


I've been in the studio working on various projects this past week.  I've really enjoyed it and have so many things to share with you.  LOVING the creativity flowing from the tips of my fingers lately. Uh huh.  :)

Above is a holiday card I doodled a few weeks back, now developed into a card.  This whimsical holiday tree, along with several other items, will be available in my shop throughout the weekend.  Enjoy!  I'm looking forward to visiting everyone!  Happy weekend and happy SS!  :)

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