Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Sketches: A Little Bit of Me


It's early Saturday afternoon here and I'm enjoying some comfy cozy time with the mister on the sofa. Although doing work stuff, he's got his hot water bottle by his side and a buttery slice of toast in one hand. As for me, I'm having a small bit of porridge and a latte. It's chilly and quite dreary here today. Unusual for Colorado when it's known to be sunny 90% of the time!

Yesterday, since I was feeling a tad better, we ventured off to our favorite little bakeshop in Old Town. One of my preferred pots of black tea here is their Assam (originating from India). Besides its revitalizing bold taste, it's known for a list of fabulous health benefits too! Who could ask for more?

For those of you wondering about the little doodle of myself and our doggie, this was something I whipped up for the Colour Collective art co-op on Twitter that I participate in throughout the year. This challenge was geared towards introducing artists to one another, including things we like and dislike. Of course, my "like" list is much longer than what I had room for. Other things I enjoy (and sometimes love) include dark chocolate, fresh flowers on our dining room table; the smell of autumn leaves; how newly fallen snow sparkles like a million diamonds under the morning sun; buttered popcorn, knee socks and more!

While extending my list, I mustn't forget about all the things I love/like about my mister, either. Uh-huh. One cannot ignore his dashing smile (as listed above) but also his incredible humor, fabulous hair, the way he walks, his big caring heart, his splendid homemade lemon shortbread and when I'm dancing on his toes in the kitchen while waiting for the kettle to boil for our first morning cuppa! In fact, most would say, we've certainly found our own recipe for love.

OK, so now that you know a little bit more about me (and a lot about the mister!), I would love to know more about each of you! What are a few things you like and dislike? Have fun with it...

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52 comments

  1. What a lovely post Alexandra .... so positive, happy and full of love.
    I'm afraid that I like a few of your dislikes !! I love Sushi, olives, hot days { that's because we don't get that many !! } and honey { which is really good for you } but, it's a good job that we all like different things.
    So pleased that you are feeling better ... rest up this weekend and you'll be 100% in no time. XXXX

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    1. Hee. Thank you, Jackie! I had to chuckle when you mentioned pretty much liking my dislikes. Too funny. To each his own, right? I'm glad my dislikes bring you joy. :)
      xx

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  2. Love your drawing, especially with your doggie in it. Adorable. I love tea, sunshine, beaches, books, painting, music and chocolate. Dislike, rudeness, marmite, fish, horror films and celery.
    Happy SS and glad you are feeling better!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. I was initially not going to put him in but then I thought to myself, why in the world would I NOT include him when he's such an important part of my daily life here at home working on art, while M is away at work. :)

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    2. PS Love your little list. Thank you for sharing! xx

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  3. How fun to dig a little deeper into a dear and sweet friend, Alexandra. I loved your lists, and although your sketch of you is darling...it can't match your cuteness and personality. Your little doggie just completes the sketch perfectly. Love and Hugs.

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    1. Awww, thank you, Wanda. Very sweet of you to say. :)

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  4. you have such a beautiful love story,, it makes me smile when I read it,,

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. Makes my heart smile, too - every day! xx

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  5. LOve your LITTLE BIT OF ME post!! so cute and how fun to count those blessings.... Me, I love scarfs too... I love to sit with my paper and extra fine tip sharpies... love chocolate.... love spending time with my two little grandsons.....I love diet cokes. . . . on the other hand, I do not like spinach or sushi.. .. I do not like being stuck in traffic.... i do not like to have to push 1 to speak in English.... I do not like rude people..... I do not like coffee or tea.... LOL.... but pretty much can have my glass half full most of the time instead of half empty. Have a great new week!!!

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    1. Ohhh, have to say although I don't like sushi, I do like spinach. :) Love your list and can relate to the push the button for English. lol Hope you have a lovely week. :)

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  6. Sweet self-portrait Alexandra! Lovely and happy post, I like flowers, coffee with a bit of cream, sunny walks. I dislike mean people, dusting, and never iron.

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    1. Thank you very much, Christine. I have to say I think I've transitioned from liking ironing to no longer liking it. It's funny how I've managed to get out of having to do so now. hahaha :)

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  7. Lovely painting and always lovely to learn a little bit about each other. Once again thank you for your encouraging comments.

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    1. Thank you and you're very welcome! :)
      xx

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  8. Love the drawing,super sweet and what a great idea too
    Hope you're feeling better now
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Yes, I've finally feeling better, Donna. Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

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  9. Another lovely post, Alexandria! Delightful illustration! I enjoyed reading your Likes and Dislikes.
    My number one Like would have to be spending time with my three Granddaughters and sketching, of course. hehe My number one Dislike would have to be people who spit on the ground. It turns my stomach. :(

    Happy Sunday Sketching to you! xx

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    1. Thank you, Serena. It was fun and a great way to get to know people more. Thanks for sharing your likes/dislikes. Have a good week! :)

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  10. It's so wonderful that you've found your recipe for love. I like cake, tea, long walks, cuddling (my guinea pigs) and cats and babies, fall weather eso in England. Dislike drinking milk, going to gym, talking in the phone, driving.

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    1. Thanks for popping in and I love your list. Mmmm tea and cakes. I can stop there and be happy for the rest of my life! lol :)

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  11. I love that post and your art. I like: chocolate, my grandkids, reading, quiet time, traveling. Dislike: mean people, smoking, whiners, liars, the aches and pains I feel as I am getting older.

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    1. What a wonderful list of likes, Linda. And I can relate to you on your list of dislikes as well. Have a lovely week! :)

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  12. Adorable as always! Love your art work ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Hope you have a good week as well. :)

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  13. what a cute sketch of you and your darling pup!!

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  14. Love this idea of an illustrative portrait with likes and dislikes! Totally agree with the love of cakes and dislike of smoking! Wishing you a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks for popping in Juana. It was fun doing the illustrative portrait. :) Hope you have a lovely week. :)

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  15. This is such a sweet post and super idea! I also like animals, tea, and drawing -- hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Abigail. Loved learning more about you. Tea and drawing! - What could be better? :)

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  16. I love it so much how you have described your receipe of love :))))) and I also went through your blog and it's phantastic to see what you have achieved and how your art business grew up within the last years. Congratulations! You are doing such a great job!

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    1. Awww...thank you, Stefanie. I've now had the song stuck in my head since then. ha ha :)

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I sure appreciate it.
      xx

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  17. Hello Alexandra - I came visiting via Mary.
    Love your cute self portrait sketch, and your recipe for love sounds perfect.

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    1. Welcome, Rosemary! Thank you for popping in and lovely to meet you. I do hope to see you return. xx

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  18. that is very cute and a good idea actually :) I don't like sushi either, but maybe if I was in Japan I could try the proper sushi and might like it...probably not tho :p

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. It was quite delightful doing this. I imagine if either of us lived in Japan we'd like sushi. hee

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  19. What a fun and sweet illustration. I also like tea and dislike hot days, but I love honey! It was fun to learn more about you and your wonderful mister!

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  20. Lovely learning more about you and the mister! I forgot to say, I find working with glazes challenging, but worth the challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Aha, I imagine I'll avoid any sort of glazing at this point. lol

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  21. Great post. I loved getting to know you better. Sorry I've been AWOL.
    I have been sketching though. And have a few to share. I'll write my post and come back over.
    Glad your feeling better. Have a good week.

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    1. Lovely to see you back! Hope all is well and look forward to seeing your sketching. :)

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  22. What!? You don't like honey?! I simply adore honey. Smoking would be top of my list of dislikes, but I would have to reclassify it as a HATE!

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    1. haha No, sadly, no. Hubby does so hopefully that counts! :)

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  23. Aww, you really are a 'big softy' as my Dad would say! I do agree with most things on your lists, though I love olives and sushi, so they'd definitely go on the 'like' side! Hmm, what do I like best? Cuddles, family, art, tea and candles. Dislikes? Deadlines, 9-5 work, creative block, cold and sprouts!

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    1. Hee that's sweet of you to say. Awwww.:D Love your list of likes and dislikes, too. I have to say, so glad I'm not under a 9-5 schedule anymore. lol Hope you have a lovely week!
      xx

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  24. I don't like olives either, but olive oil I can have.

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  25. You made my heart melt with you and your hubby! You don't like olives or honey?? Wow! I love olives, feta cheese, mom's pirogies, mom's homemade bread, let's just say any of my mom's food! LOL! I love the snow, when the world sleeps and there is peace and calm. I love to many things! LOL! What I don't like? People who are controlling, smoking, fake people, rude people, people who live in beige homes! LOL!

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    1. Awww....hee. But yeah, no olives or honey! lol Thanks for sharing your likes/dislikes. :)

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  26. me too on the scraves, cake, tea, rainy days, doodling

    your dislikes list is almost the same as some of mine.

    your drawing is so cute, love the scraf and your dog, super cute with his little scraf

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    1. Thank you so much, Lissa. It was fun and so glad to have you pop by. :)

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