Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday Sketches

I'm so glad you could join me for another fun, creative week, here at Sunday Sketches! Everyone is welcome!  Whether you draw, paint, mixed media - whatever your creative spice is, hop on board!

Above is another Mr. Cromwell in the making.  He was first inspired for Creative Tuesdays this past week and he became a hit!  I'm certain you'll continue to see him as the seasons draw closer.

Until then, sleep well and I'll catch everyone tomorrow!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Creative Tuesdays: Red Apples



I couldn't quite decide what to do for the C.T. theme this round.  My little creative mind continued to toss different ideas around for days until I landed on this one.  Which, only came to mind about three hours ago!  Mr. Cromwell, certainly turned out far better than I had expected and I'm so in love with him and his fuzzy blue sweater and scarf.  Hee

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunday Sketches


The past few days have been spent preparing and attending the local downtown art fair - The French Nest Open Air Market.  We had alot of fun and it was a huge success!  I'm so grateful and blessed to have such wonderful support.  Thank you to everyone who came out and said hello.

Above are two illustrations I've been working on the past several weeks and was able to complete this morning while attending the art fair.  Both illustrations turned out darling!

Happy SS to everyone!  I'll be visiting peeps tomorrow.  It's time for some much needed rest!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Paint Party Friday

Here's my rendition of one of Beatrix Potter's illustrations. She is the main inspiration behind my work and what I continue to do with my work.  I've always felt the "connection" I have with her is the (unfortunate) great loss we each had in our lives - losing someone we loved dearly, unexpectedly.  Her story of love and loss, taught me how to transform the heartache/loss in my life in to joy.

It seems each time great loss happens in my life, my art transforms. I've been truly amazed and humbled at the marvelous growth regarding my illustration work. In just under a month, I've grown over 4,000 followers, hired by 3 individuals for children's books (and still doing Jolly Jake Adventures!) - as well as, enough custom orders to keep me busy through the beginning of next year!

THANK YOU to all of you for your love, support and encouragement to follow my dreams! Thank you, especially, to my husband, Mr. Toast, for all he has taught me and his encouragement to keep persevering, despite life's challenges. :)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday Sketches


Hello and WELCOME to another creative week here at Sunday Sketches.  It's so exciting to see this co-op continue to grow each week and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

My weeks continue to be (happily) busy, filled with sketching, painting, and also planning my two upcoming e-courses, ("Hello Courage" and "It's a Polka-dotted Christmas").   Hopefully, one of these days, I'll be able to sit down and share a bit more with each of you.  Currently, I'm enjoying my life sipping on tea and illustrating away!  I've a full load now, all the way through the end of this year and then some!  Exciting! ♥

The first illustration above is another one of my little gals in my special girl series.  She's quite precious with her adorable little Scottie dog.  The second illustration is one I stumbled upon earlier today, while spending time in my studio for the first time since the terrible car accident 16 weeks ago.  This was one of my very first sketches when I started drawing back in 2008.  Crazy how things change!

With that said, I'm off to visit everyone.  Wishing you a fabulous Sunday Sketches!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Paint Party Friday - Bluebirds Fly!


It's been a great week filled with multiple illustration projects. prepping for our next Art Fair, and working on my two upcoming e-courses.   It's been a long journey these past four months, recovering from the terrible car accident I was in (and lucky to be alive, no less!), but it's also been one that has brought a new JOY in my life; both creatively and personally.

In fact, it's truly humbling and amazing to see my art page grow over 3,500 peeps in just about three weeks time!   The interaction, love and support has been wonderful and I pray my illustrations continue to bless individuals across the world.  ♥
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Creative Tuesdays: This Old Barn


After a few days of sketching and painting, I've finally finished my contribution to the Creative Tuesdays theme, This Old Barn. I'm a big fan of old barns, especially red ones.  I grew up around many and they often bring great comfort and peace to me.  This theme couldn't have come at a better time as the Autumnal weather is slowly creeping in and leaving its footprints everywhere.  From the cold rain to the yellow leaves; it's perfect!

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Sunday Sketches

I'm so glad you could join me for another week of Sunday Sketches.  WELCOME!  Grab your favorite cuppa, pull up a chair and sit down with me for awhile.  It's a cozy per-Autumnal weekend here and perfect for sipping on tea and hanging out with wonderful peeps like you.

It's been another busy week filled with doctor's appointments, prepping for our next art show (Only 2 weeks away!) and knocking out customer orders.  With that said, enjoy my latest little lady in yellow.  She's the 6th girl in my ongoing series.  Take a spin over to my art business page to catch a glimpse of all the wonderful creations from this past week.

Ok.  Off to catch up with each of you and see what's keeping you busy this time of year.  Happy SS!

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Doggie Love

Life has had its ups and downs...its good days and quite challenging days.  You know what's best about them all?  Regardless, our doggie always fills our heart with compassion and love, knowing just when to curl up next to us or cover our nose with puppy kisses.  He truly is the best! ♥
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