Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Sketches (From England)

I'm feeling like a little nap-time is in order here. Thus, influencing the above illustrations and a brand new series to fill my shop over the next week or so. With the cloudy weather and gusts of wind/rain, it seems fitting to simply stay under the covers with hot water bottles, drinking continuous cups of tea! But who could resist the beautiful seaside weather and smell of the ocean air today? Not I! Especially when we'll be boarding a train in just one week, returning to London for the holiday lights and then flying home to Colorado a few days later. We'll be reuniting with family and friends we've not seen or hugged in four months!

We've been spending the day cozied up in a few of our favorite coffee shops, sipping on lattes/tea, nibbling on the occasional cake and tucking our scarves snug around our necks in order to stay warm on this soggy Saturday. With Michael knee-deep into work and me working on a special Christmas project announcement, it's been quite the productive yet, relaxing day. Life can be crazy at times, so I'm thankful for days such as these.

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17 comments

  1. Love that napping polar bear! It's always a good feeling to see how much can be accomplished in a period of months. Nothing like getting a breather in between projects. wishing you well!

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  2. I love the peacefulness of a sleeping animal. Blessings!

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  3. How quickly 4 months have gone by it seems, love your pieces today! We all feel like napping as it gets colder!

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  4. I just love logging on and finding these precious sketches. What a treat for my old eyes to behold. I know your family and friends will be so excited to see you and Michael again when you arrive home in Colorado. Stay warm and stay well for that upcoming trip!

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  5. have a great last week in England and enjoy the festive lights in London, must be amazing, I follow your blog every week.

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  6. love both your napping critters. My day is also this kind of day :)
    Thanks for hosting :)

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  7. Snuggling up all cosy and warm is one of the best things about an English winter! These illustrations depict it perfectly :) Safe trip home!

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  8. It has still been amazingly warm here, however during some of the nights we had the first frost. But in any case - snuggling up is always good. Your drawings are lovely as always. Enjoy the last few weeks in England!

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  9. These napping animals are so sweet, perfect for the walls of a child's room. I love rainy cool weather, so your description makes me wish I was there.

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  10. I love your artwork and your book arrived in the mail this week ... it is precious. The kids will love it and learn from it as will I and the mother of the children. I am so grateful to have found you.

    I love to snuggle and at the same time feel the refreshing chill in the air ... this is my favorite time of year for many reasons. I know you will be happy to get home in time for the holidays, but at the same time there will be a bit of a tug at your heart as you leave England. Enjoy both to the fullest ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  11. Sorry to hear about the weather over there, although it makes for cozy, indoor activities. It's all blue skies and sunshine in Colorado at the moment. Loving the nap theme you've got going!

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  12. Lovely illustrations as always ~ love them ~ thanks ~

    Wishing you a wonderful week ~ ^_^

    ps. stay warm ~ weather in New England is rather chilly and did rain Sat/Sun am

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  13. Oh such gorgeous cosy snuggling critters Alexandra.
    You will be ready for that homeward journey for sure. They'll be no napping then... it'll be full on party time xx

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  14. Love the cozy little animal watercolors.. So so sweet and makes me want those snuggle times when the weather gets cooler finally!!! Have a great new week and again, congratulations on your success!!! so proud of you!!!

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  15. Adorable drawings, your time in England seems to have passed so quickly. Have a safe journey home when you travel.
    Yvonne x

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  16. def nap weather. you just want to stay under the covers here and now that there is snow on the hills, winter is def here

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  17. I love your new napping animals! So precious!

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