Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Sketches (From England)

A lot has been going on here this past week. Between caring for Michael's mother, helping with chores around the house and catching up on book illustrations, this weekend has been welcomed with open arms. I've been working diligently the past 3-4 days to complete the last few illustrations for my latest book, "Ladybug! Ladybug!", and you don't want to miss it! As you can see above, it's going to be a darling children's book - this one filled with various charming poems about ladybugs. So, keep an eye out for the release date!

Until then, please do keep Michael and his sister in your thoughts as the last few days have been quite challenging with their mother. Thus, making it a bit hard on them both emotionally. Here's a little photo I was able to capture last week before things started going downhill quite a bit these past few days.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. Happy Sunday Sketches and I'll catch up with everyone very soon. It will be lovely to see what each of you have been up to this past week.

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  1. Alex, that's such a sweet photo of Michael and his mum. Tell him I'm thinking of him and wishing him well - I know it's not easy at this point in time for all of you.

    Your book will be adorable.
    Hugs to you both - Mary (off to Africa Monday!)

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    1. It is and I'm happy to have captured it when I did. I shared your little message with him and he said thank you.

      Have a safe trip! xx

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  2. Beautiful sketch Alexandra and a wonderful family photo!

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  3. I love your illustrations so much, beautiful. Thinking of you all during this time and many blessings for you and family. Hope the coming week will be easier.

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    1. Awww thank you very much and appreciate your warm thoughts regarding my husband and his family. xx

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  4. I'm glad to hear that you are managing to get some work done. It is such a hard time for you all but that lovely photo will be a lovely keepsake and a reminder of happier times.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it's been nice with it being quiet here this past week for the most part. Other than suffering from food poisoning a few days ago! :/

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  5. a turtle and a frog, searching for the princess ladybug, maybe. :). Nice work.
    I hope everuthing works out with his mother.

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    1. Thank you! Doesn't it? :) Thank you also in regards to my husband's mum.

      (PS You left me another comment saying you couldn't comment due to not having Google+?? Not sure what you're referring to since you've commented here.) :)

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  6. Gorgeous illustration Alexandra... I mean who doesn't love a ladybird (bug)?
    Good luck with the book launch.
    I will certainly keep your family in my thoughts because we have a similar thing happening with my hubby's mother and father.
    I lost my father when I was 16 and my mother a few years ago... but it is so heartbreaking to watch parents decline. It's a beautiful photograph, so well done you for capturing the moment. Try to relax and enjoy your weekend... it sounds like you've had quite a week!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment and encouragement! And we appreciate your thoughts during this time. As you know, it's not easy and it comes with ups and downs. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your father at such a young age. I lost my father about 4 years ago and thought that was too young to die! So sad. Sending you hugs!
      xx

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  7. really nice photo of him and his mom :) hoping things are better this week for everyone involved

    very cute drawing, love the little frog

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I think so, too! Thank you for your lovely comment. xx

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  8. your work is always so adorable!! what a great book this is going to be! love the pic of Michael and his mum :)

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    1. Why thank you! Appreciate that! ;)

      I'm glad I was able to get this photo. So few and it's a lovely one.

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  9. the book is going to be amazing, I'm sure! I love how the turtle, frog and ladybug look like pals off on an adventure.

    beautiful photo and glad you two could be there for that moment.

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    1. Awww, thank you!! They are certainly little pals. There are a few adventurous stories throughout it. :)

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  10. Such a sweet photo of your husband and his mother. Sorry to hear things have been tough for them all lately.
    Your new book is going to be great! It looks so bright and happy.

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    1. It is, Paula. I'm glad I was able to capture it when I did. Thank you for popping in. :)

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  11. The book looks like it will be amazing! Your art is so charming. I'm sorry things have been hard, my thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

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  12. What a lovely photo of Michael with his Mum. So sorry the past few days have been tough. I understand how hard it can be...thoughts and well wishes headed their way.

    Love your sweet illustration....it sounds like you've been quite busy.

    Have a lovely week. :)

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    1. Awww isn't it? Thank you. We appreciate your warm thoughts.

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  13. Prayers being sent for Michael, his sister and their mom! Beautiful picture!
    I love your drawing! I am so happy for you!
    Big Hugs and much love!

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  14. Sending nothing but light and love to Michael, his sister their mum and YOU. May the tide turn back to lighter and happier moments ahead.

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  15. sweet painting - so sweet!! And lots of blessings and good thoughts for Michael and his mother. Nice photo.

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  16. Aw, that is such a lovely write up photo of Mama and I. gulp. glad she is doing well, all things considered now there in Filey adn thank you for all the support here from others as well as you, of course, always!

    this art page is looking truly fabulous! Totally magical. LOVE LOVE it! Well done, smoots. You are working so hard there. I hope the author is paying you well and appreciating it. Lol.

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