Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday Sketches


Hello and welcome to another week of sipping on tea and sketching.  It's been a very busy 24 hours, dealing with a family emergency, but wanted to pop in to say hello and wish everyone a safe, holiday weekend.

As you can see above, I'm beginning to work on my Autumnal illustrations and Mr. Hedgie is my first introduction to this year's theme.  What do you think?  He's already prepping to make his own punkin' pie!  Hee

OK.  I'll be away this evening so will start to visit peeps in the morning.  Be back soon. Happy SS!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW - My creative journey during recovery



It's been awhile since I've posted to the lovely Julia's - WOYWW.   About 4 months ago, I was involved in a terrible car accident, flipping my life upside down in many ways.  I've had to learn to re-adjust to so many things, losing my day job on the college campus and having to drop classes.  The accident has also left me unable to sleep in my own bed (still), along with having to depend on others to get me about since I still cannot drive.   I spend 3-4 days a week at the doctors for physical treatment and am still about 70% away from a full recovery.  Sigh!  lol

However, during these past few months I've finally been able to find my way through the challenging moments and found a special JOY amidst my illustration work.  Let me tell you just HOW refreshing it's been and my creative journey has exploded into the most incredible one.  I feel beyond blessed to be where I'm at this very moment, despite the horrible car accident.  Although my current workspace is the coffee table in the living room (as I'm not able to sit up in a hard chair for more than 2 hours without pain!), my illustrations are coming alive in the most incredible way!  Uh huh.  ♥

For more of my incredible journey, visit my art page. I'd love to see you!
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday Sketches

"A friend is someone who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden."

It's time for another fabulous, creative Sunday Sketches - accompanied with tea and cake, of course!  I'm so glad each of you could join me and it's been wonderful seeing previous participants re-join the co-op.  Yeah!

Above is a quick sketch and watercolor I created in about 10 minutes at a local coffee shop this morning, sipping on a latte while people watching.  It's been raining here the past few days and it's been wonderful.  It makes me long for the soon-to-be Autumnal days.

OK.  Off to see what everyone else has been up to.  Happy creating!  Happy SS!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Paint Party Friday - Hedgie LOVE


I've been on this creative roll for developing my own little "Life of a Hedgie...in Colorado"!  Hee  A few weeks ago, I simply designed one for my first art fair and was surprise that it not only immediately sold but how many more peeps popped by my booth asking for hedgies.   So, as you can see, our September booth will be filled with this little guy.  Now, he just needs a name!

I'm off to rest.  As most of you know, I'm still recovering from the terrible car accident 14 weeks ago.  I'm still in physical therapy and body treatment 2-3x a week for another 4 months or so.  Oy!

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For more contributions to Paint Party Friday, make sure to visit HERE!  ♥
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creative Tuesdays - Poppies

This CT was quite challenging for me - so much, that I almost gave up!  I'm still not quite pleased with the final results but in the end am content.  It was a great way to push me outside of my current comfort zone.

I'm looking forward to not only seeing what everyone else has done for CT but to catch up with my Sunday Sketches peeps!  I'm a bit behind due to my birthday celebrations.  ღ¸¸.•°”˜”°•.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

For more Creative Tuesdays contributions, make sure to visit Mr. Toast over at his cozy little spot.  I'm sure you'll find him with a hot cuppa in hand and a slice of bread with peanut butter on it.  Hee,
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

Celebrating my birthday with Mr. Toast and later with my step-children.   I'll be back soon to follow-up with everyone from Sunday Sketches - and then some! 

In the meantime, enjoy a piece of cake and hot cuppa with me.  :)
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday Sketches

Hello my wonderful peeps and welcome to another round of Sunday Sketches.  I feel blessed to have each of you join me every week for a day of creative fun.  So, grab your cuppa, pull up your favorite chair and join me for another cozy Sunday Sketches. :)

Above is a simple cake illustration I'm almost finished with and was created during my very first art fair today at the Fort Collins French Nest Open Air Market.  It was such a success and I loved meeting so many new people as well.  If you're in the area, stop by my booth in September!

OK.  Off to see what everyone else has been up to this past week.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Sketches and Back to BLOGGER - O.M.G.!!


Hello and yes, call me crazy but after several weeks of deliberating on whether to (at least) move my "blog" back to blogger, it's been officially done.  I truly apologize for all of the going back and forth but honeslty, one never knows if something else might work better until you try it, yes?  :D

With that said, my blog has been transitioned back here, however, my portfolio and such will remain where it's currently at.   You'll be able to access my portfolio, studio work, etc still over at www.bluechairdiary.com.

THANK YOU for your patience and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with many of you who were unable to leave comments and engage on the (squ**espa**ce) blog.  lol

I've re-posted my Sunday Sketches artwork for everyone to see here.  WELCOME BACK - to you and me!  OOmwah!

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