Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Sketches


Welcome to Sunday Sketches!  I've missed everyone and I'm terribly sorry I've not quite been in swing of things these past few weeks.  Between moving and (more than) drowning in my first week of exams, it was all I could do to keep myself together under the huge amount of stresses on my plate.  In fact, I remember pulling into the garage this past Thursday after classes and just breaking down in tears.  There was this incredible feeling of simply having enough and being ready for a reprieve from things.  Thankfully, that did happen on Friday night when Mmmm surprised me for Valentine's and took me out on the town to some of our favorite, cozy places - just the two of us.

Now late evening is rolling in and I find myself curled up on the love seat, cup of tea in hand, relaxing and taking in the sight of our new home together.  I look forward to sharing photos once we've fully settled in and decorated.

Until then, please enjoy my WIP of a lovely card I've been working on over the past few weeks.  I'm really looking forward to getting my studio set back up and diving back into my illustration work.  Lord knows I've got a pile of unfinished custom orders patiently waiting for me to complete.

OH - and please hang tight - I'll be announcing the SS Anniversary winner very soon!  :)

Happy SS!  I'm really looking forward to catching up with everyone!  :)

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19 comments

  1. A really lovely WIP. It looks like it is coming along great. Sometimes a good cry helps. You are going through a lot of changes, good changes, but changes none the less and at times it can get a bit overwhelming. Hang in there, and before you know it you will have it all mastered and going easy with the flow. Hugs.

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  2. it is a lovely card coming along.

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  3. You've had a whirlwind of events and changes just recently, so it's more than understandable that you'd feel like your mind and body haven't quite acclimated. Looks like you had a great valentine's day! Great to see your wip too:)

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  4. Thanks for hosting this link-up! I am so excited to have discovered it. The link-up that I participated in last year is no longer running, so it is nice to have this weekly challenge.

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  5. Good luck with the moving and the exams!!!
    Thanks for the chance to share our work here!!!
    Sweet greetings from Belgium, Saskia

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  6. Love the Wip. ditto what jehanne said. A good cry is great. Good luck with everything. You have had a very busy few months, I'm not surprised your tired... hang in there, Spring is just around the corner and that makes everything better :) xx

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  7. Love your WIP and can't wait to see it finished.

    Moving home is one of the most stressful things and exams are incredibly stressful too (I know that one!) so having a cry is our way of releasing the stress. It's good to hear that you had a lovely Valentine's Day and I hope you settle in well.

    Big hugs

    Helen xx

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  8. Gorgeous ..wonderful art..she is looking fantastic..!
    HUgs..hang in there...feel sparkling my friend!

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  9. I'm sorry you've been under so much stress lately! Prayers are being said right now...your art this week, looks great, i wish i could draw hands as well as you! xoxo

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  10. I agree the comment before. You have had a difficult time with many changes, it takes much power. But it will be better later on. Happy Sunday Sketces!

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  11. Glad you let the tears flow ~ natural built in stress reliever ~ and YOU have been rather maxed out ~ Lovely creation you are working on ~ thanks, xxx

    carol and artmusedog
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  12. Sweet of you to do this while under inordinate amount of stressful events. Thanks! Your WIP is lovely and I know will be even more so when finished in due time. Be gentle with yourself. All is well. Happy New HOME!

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  13. Oh Dear! You had so many exciting moments and hours and days within the last months and this needs so much energy. Take your time and relax as far as you can do this between the boxes in your new home and the exams. I always love it to see your blogposts and your art!

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  14. That sounds like so much stress at once. I'm glad you're taking some time to relax. Your painting is lovely indeed. Her face is already so very pretty.

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  15. Your WIP is looking great, and completely understandable! You've had a busy month, so I hope you're taking it easy!

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  16. Moving and college courses sounds like a two handfuls. Hope you had a blessed Valentine's day as a newlywed. Happy Sunday Sketches!

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  17. Sorry to have missed the Sunday deadline....I to have too much on my plate and with working Saturdays find I don't get things finished till Monday :) You can only do so much. Like your work in progress look forward to seeing the finished piece.

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  18. I'm happy you and your hubby had a great Valentine's Day ;o) Your work in progress is looking good ;o) Take Care ;o) And, keep on smiling ;o)

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  19. Like that pastry she is holding. Simple lines. I can imagine the finished product.

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