Sunday, April 03, 2016

Sunday Sketches: Delighted Heart


As I continue to work through my online classes, custom work and picture books I'm illustrating, my childlike heart has been exploding in unimaginable ways! As the excitement and giddiness rises inside, memories from my childhood begin to surface. I reflect back to some of my favorites, such as spending time with my grandmother, learning to crochet or hot Sunday afternoon trips to the ice cream shop for banana shakes with my father.

Capturing all of those special moments on paper would be a dream, coming from an illustrator like myself. Not always easy to do. However, I certainly feel like I'm off to a really good start this past week and look forward to sharing more as the weeks progress. Simply exciting!

How about you? What do you like to do to capture those special memories in your life, whether it's photography, painting, writing - I'd love to hear about it.

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17 comments

  1. Your enthusiasm for that sense of discovery through art is contagious, even for me who gets to enjoy it every day. I love this write up and adore the illustration. Seriously professional and personal too. :D

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  2. I love to capture special moments with my camera, or at least my iPhone. I also use them for inspiration in my writing and Smash book pages. Love your little boy in this week's sketch. Blessings, my friend!

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  3. Alexandra, I blog and take photos and I think I have videos of most of the special moments in my kids' lives as they have grown up. I am a natural journal keeper.

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  4. I also journal,, and take photos, you have such beautiful memories and I think they all help to make you who you are,, such a kind loving talented person.
    Beautiful work,,

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  5. It used to be drawing, many, many moons ago :) Then photography took over my world. I am still capturing everything in photos both with a DSLR or my iPhone. Lately I have started an art journal, well, more a sketchbook, both paper and digital. But it is more for the fun and enjoyment of art than journaling.
    Thank you for hosting and for such an inspirational post, Alexandra.

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  6. Love your illustration, Alexandra! I journal and have many photos to look back on. Sometimes, I will do a sketch after a memory from the past comes to my mind. :)

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  7. double scoop ice cream?? there's nothing better!

    i like to make little sketches of things I remember from my childhood. at christmas, i take them home with me and share them with my siblings. we love to remember the good old days!!

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  8. Any Day filled with Ice Cream certainly is a good day and even better when you are with someone you love!

    Love your sketch and it looks like he's singing an ode to his ice cream.

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  9. Such a happy and delightful illustration of child like happiness of an ice cream cone ~ You have such wonderful talent!

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

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  10. Oh how sweet this illustration is! Very cute!

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  11. A cute illustration Alexandra,
    How lovely that he comes with all of your wonderful memories and even a cherry on top!
    I started to write my blog and take photographs when I lived in Melbourne. It was my daughter's idea and now that I'm back in the UK I have a great journal and a photographic record of our time there. I couldn't imagine life without blogging now.
    Thanks for hosting... it's always fun and inspiring to visit :D

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  12. It is always fun to learn new things. I think learning needs to be lifelong. Regarding memories, when I look through specific things I have from childhood, it brings it all back. I need to maybe start sketching some of them. Sometimes memories are more fleeting, like when there's a certain light or feel in the air at the end of the day. It takes me back to an experience from my youth.

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  13. What special memories! I love your art! So happy! I like to take photographs.

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  14. Illustrating your favorite memories is a great idea and addition to art journaling! Your sketch is very sweet!

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  15. O, I remember your linkup to late. What a pity. Next week, I try to be part of it. Greetings from Geri

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  16. Sweet and pretty sketch. :)

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