Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sunday Sketches: Mr. Dandy on a Saturday


Between saying good-bye to an old friend at breakfast this morning and venturing off to Barnes & Noble for my story-time and book signing, I'd say it's been a pretty busy weekend thus far! Uh huh. I had a wonderful time reading to the group of children and look forward to the art classes I'll be teaching at the store this summer.

Above is Mr. Dandy...a little guy inspired by one of our long walks this week. Michael had taken the most incredible picture of a dandelion field as the sun was setting - amazing! Maybe we'll all be lucky and he'll post it on his own blog this week.

It's been quite nippy here with it raining cats and dogs all day. I'm off to cozy up for the evening.
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  1. Very cute Mr Dandy! Thanks for always finding the time in your busy life to host SS!

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    1. Thanks, Christine and my pleasure! :)

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  2. This reminds me of the folklore connected with dandelion clocks - he loves me, he loves me not; using them to tell the time; blowing the seeds is said to carry your thoughts and dreams to your loved one; of course ultimately blowing the seeds gives you even more dandelions everywhere. Yesterday, like Mr. Toast, I too was photographing a dandelion meadow which caught my eye.

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    1. I wasn't aware of that folklore. Thank you for sharing it with me. :) Hope you have a beautiful week. xx

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  3. wonderful photo of you and its such a beautiful journey you have been on,, congratulations on your success,
    Mr.Dandy is mighty fine indeed!

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    1. Aw...Laurie, I really appreciate your sweet and supportive comments. Blessed to call you one of my dear friends.
      xx

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  4. Hello my lovely friend, so wonderful to see and hear what's going on in your world, congrats on all! Gorgeous art as always! Beautiful shot of you and the kids!
    Have a magical May!
    Victoria

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    1. Victoria! So glad to reconnect with you! I'm following your blog once again. Thank you for popping in. Have a lovely week!
      xx

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  5. You are cooperating with B&N? Wow, that's awesome! Mr. Dany is such a cutie-pie. And I love turquoise. And dandelions, love macros of their intricate details. Raining cats and dogs, huh? There's a picture to create - lol, it's the same here in NJ, btw... Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Yes, I am and thank you! :) Mr. Dandy is SO cute! I think he should become a character in one of my books. Hee hee

      Hope you're having a lovely weekend there in NJ. :)
      xx

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  6. Love seeing you reading to the children - lucky little kids!!!!

    Mr. Dandy is adorable - dandelion clocks recall so many childhood walks through Devon's countryside - and a slew of them growing in our lawn along with daisies. Making daisy chains was a summer pastime - English daisies are so sweet.

    Alex - 'Cake Talk' illustrations are an article/page in the current May COSTCO magazine. If you can't get one I can send mine - threw it out but rescued it from the trash when you mentioned it. If you want it, but it is wrinkled, I can send it to you - just leave me your mailing address in an e-mail ASAP - I leave for Ireland Wed.

    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Awww, thanks, Mary! I had a lot of fun and am looking forward to the art classes I'm teaching to the kids this summer at Barnes & Noble. :) I enjoyed your walk down memory lane and feel honored to get to hear them. Thank you!

      Yes, I'd love the Cake Talk illustrations if it's not a hassle. I'll email you.

      xx

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  7. Mr. Dandy looks so happy and carefree, we should all make like Mr. Dandy now and then.
    Your own book, and art classes at Barnes & Noble - wonderful news, hope you enjoy every minute.

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    1. Ahhhhh, I LOVE your thoughts on Mr. Dandy. Wouldn't we all be in a better place if we just took time out to simply..."be"? :)

      Thank you in regards to my Barnes & Noble news. :)

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  8. I got a warm tingling feeling seeing you sitting there with your book reading to the little ones. You remind me of my days as a kindergarten teacher. Your Mr. Dandy is just TOOOOOOOO CUTE :-) He looks like he is very happy with himself. Maybe he is following his dream.

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    1. Awww....thank you, Genie. I had SO much fun. I love kids and working with them. I'll be teaching 2 art classes to the kids this summer at Barnes & Noble and am looking forward to it.

      Mr. Dandy is just too darn happy! :)

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  9. Every week I tell you how proud of you I am. Now, I just wait to see what new adventures you are going to tell us about for the new week.I love what you are doing with your talents!!! Love to you today!!!

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    1. hahaha awwww, thank you, Jane. These past 2 years have been a significant change in my life (since the bad car accident). I fought it at first but when I let go and let God...things just exploded! :)

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  10. What a sweet and cute mouse! How wonderful to be doing a book reading.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. The book reading was a lot of fun. :)

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  11. great photo :D and its been actually pretty arm here the last few days finally :)

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    1. Aww...thanks so much, Jennifer!!

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  12. Yes, I agree, Mr. Dandy is adorable! It looks so sweet how he blows the dandelions. I also love the picture that shows you story telling between the children. It's such a wonderful atmosphere.

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    1. Awww..thanks, Stefanie. I took the idea from a gorgeous photo my hubby took of a field of fading dandelions under our Colorado sunset. :)

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  13. Congratulations on writing your first childrens book. Its a lovely photo with you reading to the children.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! :) Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

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  14. Mr Dandy is another delightful and colorful character illustration and so fun to see you with the little children and being an 'out there' author ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol, and yes, I had a lot of fun reading to them. :)

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  15. Congratulations Alexandra, you deserve all the success coming your way. You work so hard and are so talented.
    I loved your whimsical illustration.
    I wish you a wonderful week ahead xoxo

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    1. Awww...thanks so much! :)
      I hope you've been having a lovely week!

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  16. Mr. Dandy is an inspiring little fellow. Taking time to make dandelion wishes. . . which we should ALL do this summer! Congratulations on the book and may it lead to winding creative roads yet to be traveled! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Nicolas, and so glad you like Mr. Dandy! Have a great week! :)

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  17. How Wonderful!!! Congrats on the book signing! I love Mr. Dandy! Would love to see the dandelion field! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! I'll see if I can get hubby to post those photos! :)

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