Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Dream A Little Dream With Me..


It's been a lovely, snowy holiday weekend thus far. Between the freshly fallen snow, Christmas lights, my first holiday children's story-time at one of our favorite local bakeshops, it's been utterly cozy and magical! To add that final touch to our Saturday, I painted the darling polar bear looking up into the sky and dreaming. Once again, it really brings home so many of the reasons why I love this time of year.

Most of my [good] memories as a little girl are during Christmastime. I was just telling Michael today how I would pretend to fall asleep on my grandparent's sofa while visiting them, just so my parents would leave me there for the night. My favorite part of all was waking up in the wee hours of the morning, lying there watching the giant colored lights glisten in the dark. One of the many memories I'll cherish for life.

I feel like a lucky girl and blessed to have a husband in my life who loves Christmas just as much as I do. From our little drives at night to look at the area homes decked out in lights with a hot cocoa in hand to decorating our own home in beautiful lights (2nd photo above) - nothing could be more perfect.

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  1. I love that you have your storybook life with Michael. It sounds wonderful, and I am so happy for you!!! love the little polar bear looking to the sky but I equally love the real life picture of your porch and the lights. Just gorgeous!! I wish you a very merry Christmas season!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend..

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I'm truly blessed. Happy Christmas!! :)
      xx

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  2. Aww your polar bear sketch is so sweet, I really like it. So glad you and Michael are having a magical Christmas complete with your lovely memories.

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. So glad you're still here in our bloggie life, celebrating everything with us. :)
      xx

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  3. Happy Sunday Sketches!!
    I always love reading your posts! <3

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  4. Your polar bear painting makes me think of dreams and possibilities! Beautiful. And it's a perfect time of year to remember what we have and cherish.

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    1. You're exactly right, Juana. Thank you. xx

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  5. I always get taken back to my childhood when I look at your art! So magical and playful. Delightful really sums it all up! I am so glad it is in real books that children can hold and enjoy over and over again. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Wow, that's a wonderful compliment, Lynn. Thank you so much! Happy Christmas to you and yours as well. xx

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  6. Oh I so love your polar bear! Just adorable! I'm glad that you enjoy this season so, it can be so beautiful.

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  7. A magical time of year and it sounds and looks like you're having the best time.
    I love your polar bear...it's a gorgeous painting. I wonder what he's thinking?
    Enjoy the festivities and perfectly timed snow ;D

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    1. Thank you, Neesie. It's definitely Christmassy here. :)

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  8. Such a beautiful illustration! Love the stars :)

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  9. Many blessings my friend! I am so happy for you! I love your polar bear! We have no snow ;( Looks like a green Christmas! Yucky! LOL! But, I will keep smiling! Hugs!

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  10. Your polar bear painting is truly delightful, I can feel the peace of the fresh snow.
    I agree, it is so lovely to see the Christmas lights shining from so many windows, light of hope.

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