Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Creative Tuesdays: Love Is In The Air


It's not that often I participate in Creative Tuesdays but felt this round was fitting since it's Mr. Toast's (aka hubby!) birthday. So, why not hop on board and wish him a happy birthday right along with the current theme... Love Is In The Air.

It's a "big" one for him, so there are lots of fun things planned over the next few days with a few gifts here and there, to boot! I do hope he enjoys every bit of his celebrations - he's certainly deserving of it all. So, here's to you, my handsome rugged Englishman. Happy Birthday! You're one incredible man, husband, father, friend and confidant! Thank you for who you are and all you do! We're all blessed to have you in our lives. xx
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  1. I love how you've depicted you two as cute 'hoggies'. Perhaps Michael, like me, grew up with one his English garden. Watching them snuffle around in the shrubbery, then roll up in the fallen leaves for a long winter sleep, we always felt blessed having hedgehogs around. They are so cute but need a lot of care now that humans having taken over much of their habitats, and traffic is now their greatest enemy.

    Many happy returns to your wonderful hubby - I know you will spoil him big time - and that's alright as he deserves it.

    Hugs to you both, have a fun time - Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary! And yes, we had a hedgie in our tiny walled backyard in London of all places! I love them. Wish we had them here in CO but I suspect they would not enjoy the snow too much! you are so clever to figure out that Alex was indeed doing one of us. How funny.

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    2. Awww, thanks, Mary. It was quite fun, although challenging at first. I loved you painting the picture of hedgehogs in your garden. So adorable! Thank you for popping in.
      xx

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  2. Love this. How precious is the love between the hedgehogs and you and Michael. Love comes in all forms but it what makes the world go round.

    I tried to leave a comment on Michael's but couldn't find a place to leave one. I thought his arrow was darling, and wanted to wish hinm a wonderful birthday. Sending love to the both of you.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda. You're so right, love does come in all forms. Hee

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  3. Well shucks! I'd blush if i wasn't able to hide behind this screen! thank so much, smoots for you very kind words. you are too much! To much good stuff, that is. You are indeed giving me a brill bday. I'm loving it. Adn I love this darling pic too. It is so adorable. So, I'm thinking he;s getting a card for her and jsut opened it but you jsut told me a while a go that actually hes giving it to her. Well, either way. I love their cosy no prickly snuggle. Perfectly says, love is in the air. ha. Thank you for even finding the time to do this...and for your art supplies to do mine! :)

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    1. I loved doing this and so glad I didn't give up on my idea....even when I told you and you looked at me oddly. hahaha I think he looks quite like you, don't you? :D hee Glad you're enjoying your birthday! xx

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    2. WEll, hahaha, as long as I'm not prickly, mind you! lol.

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  4. So cute, perhaps as hedgehogs are becoming less in numbers in the UK they will take heart from your drawing that people do love them and will try and help their plight. The flower and card in his pocket is a clever addition to a very lovely painting. No doubt you will spoil Michael on his special day and he will just love it all.

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    1. Ohhhhh...you caught the card, too. Love that. Thought Laurie was the only one to do that. haha Yes, M remembers little hedgehogs outside his window growing up. Awwww xx

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  5. the hedgehogs are so cute! Happy Birthday Michael!! Looks like a lovely card in Mr. Hedgehogs pocket too!! Have the best day,,

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! And you're the only one who's pointed out the card in his pocket! hee :)

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  6. Love the colors and overall cuteness but the pattern on the coat (left) really got me. Nice work and happy birthday to Michael!

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    1. Thank you. I've really been experimenting with creating patterns in my watercolors now. :)

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  7. this is so sweet. love the bathrobes or are they coats? perhaps this could be a morning scene? it's quite wonderful.

    I just came back from visiting mr. toast's blog but here again, happy birthday, mr. toast, aka Michael.

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    1. Thank you, Lissa. It was a lot of fun. Yes, their coats but I suppose they could certainly be bathrobes as well! :)

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  8. Alexandra, I am so happy to see you've made the time to participate in CT. And how perfectly fitting that you should draw and paint this adorable piece of who else, but you and Mr. Toast. How did you create the background? Signed, a curious Canadian. I know you're spoil your better half. Have fun celebrating together. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. I create pretty much all of my texture with watercolor and various brushes. Sometimes, I use Photoshop to enhance areas of my paintings so it stands out more.

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  9. Aww this is such a sweet piece and post, you almost have me in tears, have a great day you two!

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    1. AwwwWWWWW, thank you, Christine! I think M had a great birthday yesterday! :)

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  10. A real sweet piece, have a lovely celebration.
    Yvonne

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    1. I did indeed...and it;s still going!

      Thank you to everyone here for the happy b'day wishes. Means the world to me, really, that anyone would take the time, esp when not really knowing me as well. Thank you all.

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  11. ah, this is adorable! such a sweet tribute to the two of you and for Michael on his birthday!

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  12. Alexandra,
    When I clicked on this I smiled right away. I just love these creatures - huggable. And say happy birthday to Mr. Toast too - you can give him the hug.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  13. Adorable sketch and I love the little note in the pocket too. Hope Michael has a lovely birthday and Happy CT x

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  14. Aw, what a gorgeous picture! You have such a lovely style Alexandra!
    A very happy birthday to your husband!
    Was amazed to read that you had a hedgehog in your London garden. How special!

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  15. Awww, happy birthday to your wonderful hubby! Such a cute painting! I love the little love letter and flower in the pocket! Hugs!

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  16. You are so sincere and open and warm! I love your the pretty drawing )))

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