Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Sketches: Terra Cotta Plants

I've been playing around with ideas for the adult coloring book many of you have asked me to put together. My idea book is filled with countless ideas and this is one example. Most of you know flowers and potted plants bring me joy (especially displayed in the kitchen window) so it seemed fitting to create a page with various kinds of flowers and succulents tucked within Terra-cotta pots.

Above is my initial sketch in which I later painted with bright colored pots and is on it's way to my lovely friend L to hang in her home. The colored illustration posted here is definitely my favorite version. With a limited color palette (for the browns and greens), it seems more appealing to the eye on paper. Anyway, I'd love to hear what you would like to see for a page inside my coloring book.
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    1. Thank you very much, Christine! :)

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  2. Lately I am in love with Cacti. Love your little plants!! <3

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    1. Thank you. Maybe I'll do a cacti page :D

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  3. I love your drawings of pot plants and great idea to make a colouring in book!

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  4. I think your little pots are smashing. Look forward to seeing more sketches for the coloring book.

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  5. I LOVE your pots. Anything you put into your coloring book I will adore, but I would love to see some of your cute little animals and children. They always make me smile and fee happy all over. Happy week. genie

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    1. Thank you, Genie. You're the second person who's suggested my cute animals or people. Hee Hee So, I'll be sure to include that. :)

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  6. Wonderful post and love your terra cotta plant illustrations ~ you make it look so easy ~ Beautiful!

    Happy Day and Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Awww, Carol, thank you. Hope you've had a lovely week this past week. :)
      xx

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    1. Oh! Now that is a brilliant idea. It never crossed my mind...so that makes you brilliant! :D

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  8. What beautiful little pots and plants! I don't have any ideas offhand for your coloring book, but I know whatever you put together will be brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! You're so sweet. xx

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  9. Adult coloring books seem to be the latest rage. Good for you Alexandra! I also love Terra-cotta planters. Fill them with any colorful flower and it puts a big smile on my face! :)

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte. You should post a photo of your terra-cotta planters one day on your blog. :)

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  10. Wonderful planted pots, a colouring book would be a great idea, they seem very popular these days.
    Yvonne

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    1. I know. TONS of them so have been hesitant in putting one together but people still keep asking so that's what I'm doing. :)

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  11. So pretty! I love your smiling animals and smiling little people! LOL!

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    1. Awww...you're so cute, Stacey. Thank you. :)

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  12. Regarding the coloring book, how about filling an entire page with buttons? Some overlapping or piled up, and buttons of different shapes and designs, as well as round ones.

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    1. OHhhhhh what a SUPER fun idea. I LOVE it. Thank you! :)

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  13. These Sunday Sketches posts have become a regular part of my own Monday morning "inspired time" with coffee before hitting the studio. :) Lovely little planters and so many wonderful other artists this week. Never fails to make me smile! :) As for the coloring book? A page of Petite-fours might be fun.

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    1. Aww....what a sweet comment, Nicolas, and so glad they're now a part of your (almost) daily routine. THAT put a huge smile on my age. I love your idea for Petite-fours. SUPER cute! :)

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  14. Such sweet pots and succulents. I am sure people will love to color them.

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    1. Awww, thanks, Claudia. It was fun. :)

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  15. It's beautiful. I love it. Especially the little spots of color on the various plants.

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