Sunday, August 02, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It's been a lovely week spending time with family visiting from out of town for my step-daughter's wedding. The remaining peeps left on Friday morning so Mr. Toast and I are now enjoying a more laid back, peaceful weekend.

With August now arriving, I thought it fitting to do a tiny "hello august" illustration at one of our favorite coffee shops in town, The Little Bird Bakeshop. We visit this darling bakeshop almost every weekend, enjoying time with good friends, tasty baked goods and a warm cuppa. Uh huh. Come join us some weekend if you're ever in the neighborhood. :)

Wishing you a lovely weekend and remember, be your own kind of beautiful! Always believe in YOU!

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20 comments

  1. Hey, Alex.

    I love how you manipulate your watercolours and the colours just blend beautifully. I need to explore watercolours more.

    I'm back after a long time away, and it is fantastic to return to your wonderful Sunday Sketches. happy Sunday!

    Best wishes,
    Liz

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  2. Oh Alexandra she is lovely. I love seeing her from the back...her shoulders, the side of her face, her hair...that gorgeous dress..... I want to jump in the picture and see the front of the dress tool. You usually do your whimsical, and this shows such variety. Love it.

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  3. I love your girl Alexandra! Love those blue,purple colors. She is very elegant... Great job. I hope you have a wonderful new week!!!

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  4. opps... I left a long comment, but it's gone. I love this sketch. Her shoulders are perfect and the dress from the back, the side of her face, her hair....it's just lovely. The colors are stunning. I want to jump into the picture and see her from the front. Love your work...Usually you are so whimsical, but this shows such variety and fashion. Love it. Hugs.

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  5. beautiful sketch Alexandra! Love the dress.

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  6. The watercolours are beautiful and the girl is so elegant. You have a happy taste in color. Great job. And thanks for another week of inspiring arts :-)

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  7. Good morning..... Just love your little fashion statement:) Sorry I haven't gotten back to you regarding an on-line shop. I've been waiting for hubby to finish / update the shop on my website http://karenmaggioart.com/. There is a link to my e-mail on the site. Let me know what your interested in and I'll give you some prices. Have a fabulous day!

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  8. Fashionata ~ Elegant and a bit different look for your sketches ~ new side to you?

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  9. She looks beautiful Alexandra! Love the colours in her dress :)

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  10. Your girl welcomes August beautifully. Love her! Also the way you describe your neighborhood coffee shop sounds so inviting. I need to find me one of those in this neck of the woods! Happy Sunday!

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  11. Your work is delightful. I've enjoyed joining. I have a new sketch I linked the WIP. Hopefully I'll meet the deadline and can post the finished product!
    Have a great week.

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  12. Beautiful welcome to August. Looks like she is ready for whatever comes her way. Wishing you a lovely, laid-back weekend.

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  13. Oh what a sweet and lovely painting! It's gorgeous and the colors are beautiful!

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  14. beautiful drawing. I've never thought to do artwork in a cafe before but that sounds kind of nice.

    have a lovely day.

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  15. Your beautiful girls wears such a gorgeous dress! I love it how you have created the purple gradient of her wonderful gown! This will probably become an exciting month ... :)

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  16. beautiful painting and the coffee looks yummy!

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  17. Ooooh, stunning - love the way her the dress falls from her shoulders in a beautiful shade of purple... I especially loved the message you gave in this post....

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  18. Looks like a bridesmaid dress?

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  19. What a beautiful illustration -- I always enjoy fashion art and the gradients in the dress look so lovely and chic!

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