Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Sketches: The 'secret' Loft Garden

It's hard to believe that in just under a week, Mr. Toast (aka the hubs) and I will be boarding a plane to start our new life/adventures abroad in England. Although it's only through November, there have been a lot of changes, letting go of things and living out of a suitcase since last Wednesday through next Saturday.

We've certainly been amazed by how everything has fallen into place, as well as, the support from our close friends and family. It's truly humbling. At the moment, we're living in a beautiful loft apartment at the far end of a gorgeous yard and garden of our friend's here in town. It's been incredibly inspiring, nudging me back into an illustration routine and moving forward with my book work that was set aside to pack over these last few weeks. 

Above is a snapshot of just part of the "Loft Garden" we're surrounded by right now and one of the many illustrations coming to life with all of the wonder and magic found by simply gazing at such beauty every morning and evening. These quick sketches are a part of my daily doodle journey where I'll be capturing something from our journey all the way up until we return in November. So, if you're not already following me on my Facebook art page, make sure to pop over and do so in order to keep up with my daily posts.

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  1. the loft garden looks nice! safe travels to you and Michael!

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    1. It is so very nice and thank you! :)
      xx

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  2. how wonderful this sounds. To have finished the packing in good time to be able to enjoy the garden. Love your sketch of the girl picking flowers :)

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    1. Thank you! And I wish I could figure out how to share the beauty and magic of this garden more! :)

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  3. What a beautiful garden! Travel well to England.

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    1. It is! I'm so blessed to look at this over the next week while painting. :)

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  4. I know you will have a wonderful time on the next leg of your adventure. Look forward to seeing your visual diary.

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    1. Thank you. It will be joyful overall. I pray we can be the love and support his family and mother need over the next several months.

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  5. love your sketch and your secret loft garden. What a magical place to be . Have a wonderful, safe trip to England... looking forward to your trip through your art eyes!! happy Sunday!!!!

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    1. Awww...thank you, Jane. It has been incredibly magical. I'm almost considering putting up a live video tomorrow so peeps can see. :D

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  6. The sketch is adorable!! Enjoy every moment of the coming adventure and let the world around you inspire and delight every day while you are there!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicolas. Thank you... :)
      xx

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  7. Dear - I just commented on the other blog you and Michael share - know I'm thinking of your both, wishing you a safe journey, and may your time in England be rewarding for you both and the entire family.
    I don't do Facebook so am hoping you and Michael will continue to blog whilst away!
    Bon voyage -
    Love and hugs - Mary

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. We both appreciate your visits here and warm thoughts of love and care. I'll be posting here as often as I can. Especially since a few bloggie followers don't have a FB page. :)
      xx

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  8. the garden looks wonderful!! so many flowers begging to be painted :)

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    1. Totally! I'm sure you can imagine the pictures taken for future inspiration. :D

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  9. Adorable illustration ~ another wonderful series I see coming ~

    Are you moving to London permanently or just for a few months????

    Happy Daze to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Yes, you are correct. A new series/style I'm working on. I feel like I've found my niche' with my sketching. hee We're moving through November.
      xx

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  10. pretty garden to leave even if only temporary, safe travels!

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    1. I know. It sure makes me appreciate nature that much more. I love watching all of the birds and squirrels playing around. In fact, there's a beautiful hummingbird who keeps chasing a particular chickadee around. lol

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  11. What a lovely garden and illustration! So pretty and sweet!

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  12. What a wonderful garden, love it. Looks like a nice oasis to tank up on relaxing and good vibes for your journey ahead. I'll be curious to see your 'doodles' (knowing they'll be much more than that :). Have a good flight!

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    1. It certainly is an oasis and I love your thoughts about fueling up! ;)

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  13. A lovely loft garden and a beautiful garden sketch. Have a safe journey to the U.K.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Isn't it, Yvonne? I feel blessed to have this view for a week! :)

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  14. Adventure awaits...quite exciting! I'll look forward to following along via your FB page. Your sketch is so sweet.

    Wishing you both a safe journey. xx

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    1. Thank you, Serena. I appreciate your warm thoughts and well wishes. I'll certainly try to post here as often as I can, too, as a few peeps don't have FB pages. :)

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  15. your new journey sounds full of the unknown and i wish you blessings each step of the way.

    your sketch is so charming.

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    1. ...awww, thank you, Tammie! Appreciate your warm thoughts.xx

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  16. I'm not on Facebook!! Wishing you and your hubby all the best in this journey of your lives!! What a gorgeous garden! I love your drawing!! Big Hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you and no worries, I plan to make updates here as well. Big hugs in return. xx

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  17. wow, adorable illustration and congrats on the new adventure! When i get done adventuring myself...i hope to join in more.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sandy. Looking forward to having you join us each week. :)

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  18. I love this sketch! Loving the style you are developing too whilst here in this lil' abode before we leave.

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    1. Awww...thanks, Mooks! I'm enjoying the view and (unexpected) inspiration. :)
      xx

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  19. I can see why you would be inspired! Beautiful garden and I love the lilac flowers! A magical illustration indeed.

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  20. That was such a wonderful repreive of a place to be during that transition. Beautiful photo and illustration, to boot!

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