Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Sketches (From England)

Now that I've finished a recent children's book project, I've been spending the past week or so just simply being and enjoying North Yorkshire. With the completed timeline, it's allowed me to visit various local villages with my sister-n-law and it's been absolutely lovely!

This week, we ventured off to York, Helmsley, and Pickering. All bundled up in our warm coats, fluffy scarves and woolly mittens, we set off to visit adorable quaint, local shops and yummy tea rooms while enjoying the autumnal color along the way. The photo above is the Rose Inn situated along the canal in the middle of Pickering. The second view is an adorable little sandwich store on high street in Helmsley. Both villages will be a part of my very own written and illustrated children's book titled, "The House On Rabbit Hill." (Thus the quick practice doodle in my sketchbook!)

Happy Sunday Sketches! I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to. Only 3 more weeks of Sunday Sketches in England and we're back home in Colorado!

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15 comments

  1. I love your rabbit drawing Alexandra and, what a beautiful part of our country you are staying in { although it's a difficult time for you both } I am sure that you are looking forward to getting home but I hope you will miss little ole England a tinsy bit. XXXX

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  2. Congratulations on finishing your latest book project. Looks like a wonderful start to your next book! Beautiful villages to visit too.

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  3. I love that photo of you on your blog!!! And, I love your drawing!!! I can't believe only 3 more weeks and you are back. Time goes by so fast! Big Hugs

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  4. Alexandra, oh how I would love to be there with you to visit these wonderful little cities and try out the coffee shops!! I know you are having a great time with some new found free time, and no deadlines... Love the little bunny sketch with his scarf! Have a wonderful new week and enjoy these next weeks there...

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  5. another wonderful project completed!
    The photos are amazing such a beautiful area, I hope you are well.

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  6. Beautiful inspired sketch! England looks so lovely and quaint! Thanks for hosting and congrats again on your book!

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  7. I do love your art ... and your photos are wonderful. I know how it feels to finally finish a work of love. All children will benefit from your talents ... Thank you. Where in Colorado? I have a wonderfully talented friend who just moved to Colorado and she is very involved in artistic activities. You would love her :)

    Andrea A From the Sol

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  8. Beautiful illustration... especially the branch frame. I just wish you had had better weather whilst being here, but I know the timing was out of your hands.
    Great to hear you managed to complete your project and can now explore a little more.

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  9. Congrats on the completion of your children's book! That's awesome!! The photos you posted are so inviting. I'd love to visit either place, one for drinks the other for sandwiches and coffee. Enjoy your beautiful surroundings and making magic happen with your art!

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  10. I love bunnies and yours is sweet! Congrats on finishing your book. The place you are at looks so beautiful too.

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  11. Love the framing on this sketch. Do you think all the picturesque village scenes will influence your sketching after you get back to Colorado?

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  12. Wonderful that you finished another children's book and then was able to visit the area ~ Lovely sketch and delightful photos of the village ~ fun time for you and home soon ~ Wow where did the time go ~ eh? thanks.

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  13. I do not have talent for art, but I have been told I have very good taste in art. You have an amazing talent and this is such a great post and lovely photos. Congratulations on the completion of your children's book! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  14. Your touch is so unique and SO YOU! No one can copy you....you are the best ever.

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  15. Congratulations on finishing your recent book project. Your illustrations are adorable! The twig frame is a nice touch. :)

    Enjoy the sightseeing!

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