Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WOYWW - Mini Tea-themed calendars



It's been quite some time where I've been able to participate in Julia Dunnit's weekly challenge, WOYWW, and I'm excited to jump back on board this week.  What a great way to start the new year!  So much unfolded in 2014, specifically the terrible car accident I was in, leaving myself and my hubby in a place of great loss, forcing us to re-arrange life and everything in it.  For awhile, it was quite challenging but I'm thankful we're finally in a place today where things seem somewhat normal again - or as normal as life CAN be!

Although I/we suffered great loss from the accident, it has brought some unexpected and joyful things along the way - like my illustration world blossoming into such wonder, I couldn't be happier.  Although I don't understand why things happened the way they did, I'm very lucky to be alive and am blessed to be where I'm at today.  I'm more than thrilled to be illustrating for several different children's books which are scheduled to publish early in 2015.  Keep an eye out for the announcements!

With that said, let me close this post, grab a perfect cup of tea and make my rounds to all of the other beautiful ladies who are a part of Julia's WOYWW.  Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year!
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23 comments

  1. I just peeked in on 'the car accident' post!
    Looks horrific ....so sorry that happened ...
    So glad you are okay and creating all your lovely illustrations ... I will be looking for those children's books as I am always buying books for my granddaughter.
    Oh, I do love your work :)

    Wishing you a most wonderful New Year , may you be surrounded with joy!
    And so glad you found me out there in Blogland and you live close by, in Fort Collins , we live close enough to meet up (someday) :)

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  2. I am having my cup of tea as I read this. I am so glad you are back to somewhat normal, and doing these wonderful illustrations. I look forward to the announcements. I wish you a better year in 2015. #43

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  3. Happy New Year to you too!
    Wonderful artwork - adorable watercoloring!

    xoxoxo
    Susi
    from Austria

    FROEBELSTERNCHEN
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

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  4. I LOVE your tea themed calendar illustrations. I'm thrilled to hear that your artwork is bringing you so many blessings, and look forward to seeing your published books in the future. Happy New Year!

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  5. just stopping to wish you a blissful and creative 2015. happy new year!

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  6. So glad you are better now. Love your illustrations!
    I wish you and your family a very happy and successful New Year!
    Hugs
    Gabriele 25

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  7. It is wonderful to see you are better! The illustrations are wonderful!
    I wish you and your family a very happy and successful New Year!
    Hugs
    Gabriele 25

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  8. Your illustrations are great!! They say there are reasons behind everything; I'm glad this proved true for you. Have a Happy New Year! (and thanks for visiting...the area normally has a bit of room for my elbows! LOL!)

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  9. Good grief, you poor thing....I'm so sorry to hear of your accident and the repercussions afterwards. But isn't it weird the way that something so positive can come from misfortune?
    Wishing you continued recovery and all success in 2015,
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

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  10. such a charming project!
    so happy for you with your art work! Lovely new year to you!

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  11. Beautiful illustrations! I've always loved that watercolour look! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy New year! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #26

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  12. Oh my goodness, those are darling!! I love them!

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  13. Cute litte fox! Happy New Year!

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  14. What a terrible accident - you have really been through a traumatic time Alexandra! So pleased to hear you are recovering and that your illustration work has taken off. These pictures are really gorgeous!
    How lovely that all your hard work will come to fruition in 2015 in the form of the children's books - so exciting!! Happy New Year!!

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  15. Oh my word what a dreadful accident. Glad you are recovering and your art work ( which is beautiful),is going so well. Happy New Year. Anne x #28

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  16. So sorry to hear about your accident. The universe works in a strange way and I've come to accept that what will be will be and some things are out of our control (or are they?). I love your illustrations and look forward to hearing more about the projects. Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. You can find out more about Gelli art here http://www.gelliarts.com/ it would take me forever to try and describe it. It's fun but very addictive. Anita #42

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  17. You have went through so much my friend! You are an inspiration! Children books? So much fun and how exciting! Love your latest pieces ;o) Here's to a great 2015 ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  18. These are wonderful illustrations! Happy New Year to you!

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  19. Lovely illustrations! :) Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog, in answer to your question about where Brixham is, it's on the South Devon Coast near Paignton and Torquay. Your husband might know where they are? :)
    I'm so sorry to read about your terrible car accident, it's so good to hear you're on the mend.Congratulations on the children's books, how exciting 2015 will be! Jess xx

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  20. What delightful illustrations! I especially love the squirrel with his striped scarf and the bunny with his spotted one.
    Is that watercolour pans you have? - it looks like a marvellous range of shades and colours.

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  21. Ohhh love your illustrations - .... and I hope 2015 is wonderful for you - and no car accidents! I need to look through more of your drawings.

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  22. Oh my goodness! These pieces are absolutely adorable and so charming! NO surprise that you're doing so well in the publishing world! Congratulations and I look forward to hearing more about the books ;) xo

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  23. So sorry for your accident but I'm glad that things are getting back to normal for you. These illustrations are darling! Love.

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