Sunday, September 04, 2016

Sunday Sketches (From England)

Just this past week, I had a few minutes to pop in at the local fabric shop here in Scarborough. It truly is my absolutely favorite - Sewing Centre Scarborough. Needless to say I purchased a few different remnants; some to make our own tablecloths and some to incorporate in my illustration dresses, as you can see above. Finding inspiration in the smallest and sometimes, sweetest places...that's me!

Michael's cousin, currently living in Addis Ababa, came to visit this past week and it's been wonderful walking the seaside with her, showing her the various quaint shops, while discovering new coffee shops along the way. As you can see by the photo shared in this post, we've had some incredible sunsets these past few days.

Thank you for your patience over the past week or so with us moving and transitioning things. As of yesterday, I believe I've caught up on Sunday Sketches. Next, my regular blog followers. So, off I must go!

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27 comments

  1. I love the sweet way in which you posed your cute little fashionista. That seascape shot is glorious. Blessings!

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    1. Awww..thank you very much, Arnoldo. Blessed by your comment. :)

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  2. This illustration is adorable, and the fabric patterns look so cozy on her clothes.

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  3. Alexandra, I just love your little illustration girl and her dress. She is absolutely adorable. That fabric inspiration from the fabric store worked perfectly. Great job! Love reading about your adventures you are on and all that you are discovering. Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I've still be struggling in getting into the swing of things..getting my mojo back, etc. Sigh. Bit by bit. :)
      xx

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  4. your little girl got herself a beautiful fall dress :)

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  5. you have a knack for finding inspiration just about anywhere!! love your little girl's dress :)

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  6. Oh she has such a charming sweetness! I love her so. It's wonderful that you find inspiration so creatively.

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  7. It's fascinating to hear how you find inspiration for your illustrations. I often struggle to find inspiration, but you have made me realise it is all around me.
    The little girl is so cute and looks just perfect in her new dress!
    Great sunset too :D

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    1. Why thank you, Neesie. I agree with you but not always easy to keep in mind. Especially with all the change going on around me. xx :)

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  8. Your little girl is adorable! Perfect colours and pattern!

    It's lovely that you spent time with Michael's cousin this past week. I had to google - Addis Ababa. :) Beautiful sunset view!

    Have a lovely week! xo

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    1. Thank you, Serena. It was lovely to be with her as it's only about once a year we get to visit with her. Hope you have a lovely week as well!

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  9. Such a good idea to use actual fabric for the design on the girl's clothing. The little scarf looks as soft as the real fabric.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. You made me smile about your scarf comment. awww :D

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  10. Yes, like great puppeteers, your images convey so much through simple poses and the suggestion of movement. They really do seem to come alive! Beautiful sketch and images of your seaside retreat. Hope it is all settling a bit more each day. :)

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    1. Awwwww....thanks, Nicolas! Quite chuffed! Things are starting to settle in. Still looking for that "spark" for my art to start flowing again. :)
      x

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  11. enjoyed the post and will look at the links. cute drawing.

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  12. Such a cute little sketch! I am so happy things are going well! Love the photo! Hugs!

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  13. Wonderful photoand ADORABLE illustration. I relaly love how you capture the sweetness of childhood which is super hard to do (I can't) and made all the more incredible when considering your own background! You are a joy giver to the T with your art. I really think God has gifted you to bring smiles to others and one day what happens when your art is on th elevel of your natural born talents with music? Whoa. WATCH out world! :)

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