Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Classic Dragon

It's been quite some time since being a part of Scribble Picnic so I'm quite chuffed to be hopping back on board this week with the current theme, classic. What do I have to offer this week? Well, the classic Pete's Dragon, of course! I have loved this movie for as long as I can remember and still play, "Candle of the Water" on my piano from time to time.


I've decided to include the sketched version of where I started before choosing to color him in. He's more like a child/baby version of Pete's Dragon and still oh so very cute! Once he wakes up from his nap, he'll be sure to grab his favorite snacks - minced meat pies and a bag of apples!

For more wonderful contributions to Scribble Picnic, hop on over to Michael's cozy blog.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From my cozy home...

It's been quite awhile since I've been able to sit down and write a few words. Goodness it feels like life has been non-stop these past few months. So many good things happening...and sadly, some not-so-great things but my family will push through those and onto the other side for bigger and better things.

I've returned home to Colorado and enjoying some time with Michael, along with my mother and step-dad (aka poppa). It's been gorgeous weather overall and looking forward to showing them more of the beautiful Rocky Mountains before they return to Kentucky the beginning of June.

There are some pretty amazing art projects coming up and can't wait to share some awesome news! Until then, enjoy these Spring photos from outside our cozy home.

Much love to each of you! Thank you for sticking here with me through all of the changes going on.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Pajamas

It's been awhile since I've been able to participate with Scribble Picnic and so glad I've had an opportunity to pop in for a quick bite and fellowship with everyone. I've missed all of you very much!

So, here's a little peek at what I think Michael looked like as a little boy, sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of the night for a snack in his pajamas. hee hee

For more wonderful contributions to this week's theme, pajamas, make sure to visit Michael and his blog.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Start HARE


Oh gosh, I'm having way too many late nights lately...and tonight is one of them. It's 1:30 (Kentucky time) in the morning and I'm just squeezing in under the wire for getting my Scribble Picnic submitted for this week's theme - egg hunt! Phew!

Every year, the rabbits in Thickleberry Village holds their annual egg hunt. You surely don't want to miss it as one will find plenty of snacks and things to nibble on throughout the entire day. Uh huh. Including Mr. Puddlesworth's 3-Tier Vanilla cake filled with strawberry jam.  Mmmm

Here's to a wonderful picnic event and wishing everyone a wonderful Easter week/weekend!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Alexandra H. MacVean
 
Anna Marie loved to bake.
Her favorite was making a strawberry cake!
But today she was making
chocolate chip cookies,
in hopes to cheer up
her best friend, Susie.

To cream her butter,
she swooshed and swished.
Then tossed in the eggs and flour and mixed...
...and mixed and mixed until it was just right.
"Ahhh, that's it!" she said with a smile.

But oh, she mustn't forget the best part!
And she dropped in the chocolate,
with a dash of love
from the heart!

For more wonderful Scribble Picnic contributions of this week's theme, cream, make sure to visit Michael's blog! And as you can see, Anna Marie and I brought cookies to this week's picnic!





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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Across the Universe

I've missed a few Scribble Picnic's with so much traveling going on. So, this week I'm jumping on board for the current theme, Across the Universe. As most of you know, Michael and I've been apart these past few weeks and I wanted to illustrate something that showed not only our love for each other but the fact that I know just how much he loves me. No matter how near or how far, he will always catch the moon and stars for me.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scribble Picnic: I'll Always Be With You

...rain or shine, happy or sad, I’ll always be with you, said Mr. Tugglesworth. 💕

This week's Scribble Picnic theme was, "fill in the blank" and as Michael announced last week, everyone was to incoporate a rectangle into their art piece. Above is my contribution and if you look closely, you'll find a few rectangles here and there.

Little Lois was having a bad day as no one would come out to the special hideout and play. Mr. Tugglesworth was out for a stroll when he noticed Lois crying...and I'm sure you can imagine the story after that! 

I'm off to the picnic, bringing with me a cherry strudel and plenty of tea for everyone!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Mushy Love


Scribble Picnic's mushy love....our house is full of mushy love on a daily basis as Michael is such a romantic and I love it. Hee Hee This little illustration is just a peek at all the things he does for me every day to show me just how much he loves me. I'm such a lucky girl and am so blessed to have him as my husband. He would jar up anything and everything he could, to show me the depths of his love!

This sketch/illustration was designed for the Manuscript Pen company in whom representing here in the US. I've a list of illustrations I'm creating for them to use across their social media platforms. You can see a video of me sketching Mr. Hedgehog by visiting my Instagram page.
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Let's Dance


The gang at Thickleberry Village had so much fun dancing and celebrating their newly found friend, Mr. Tussle, the rabbit. Isn't it wonderful to have good friends in life? Uh huh Maybe all of us here at Scribble Picnic can join them in their celebration? Come on - let's dance along and then afterwards, gather together for a wonderful evening feast of all sorts of goodies and delicious drinks.

For more wonderful contributions of this week's theme, make sure to pop on over to Michael's cozy blog and say hello to everyone!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Tablecloth

Well, I'm not sure this really qualifies as a tablecloth anymore for this week's Scribble Picnic. Sigh. When I first started sketching this illustration, my idea was to have these cute little guys playing on a tablecloth outside in the grass. Somehow, my mind made changes along the way and now they're inside playing! Oops!

So, if you're OK with them still joining the picnic, here they are. They've got a lunch sack with peanut butter and jam sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies and a juice box I'm sure they'd be happy to share!
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Hot Chocolate


Every afternoon after school, Charlie would venture off into the woods behind his grandpa's house to play with his new friend, Olaf the bear. They loved playing hide-n-seek with Olaf's woodland friends. Afterwards, they would carry berries to the rabbits across the river, buckets of nuts to the squirrels and then shared delicious cups of hot chocolate at the end of the day. Charlie couldn't imagine his world without Olaf. He was the perfect friend...

With that said, please welcome Charlie and Olaf to the picnic. Olaf has brought his favorite peach cobbler pie while Charlie brought along a jug of his grandma's secret hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint. Mmmm.....divine! Me? Oh yes, I've packed a little basket of multiple goodies to make up for missing the last few picnics. There are mini raisin scones, chocolate croissants, snicker-doodles and my favorite....manchego cheese biscuits!

OK....hurry....it's getting a little nippy out. Grab your warm coats and cozy scarfs. Let's snuggle up around Olaf's warm fire and toast to a wonderful new year.
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Maxine's New Friend & a Special Announcement


Maxine....she's not quite sure about that bear. Does he really just want to be friends? A cute doodle I started working on a little over a week ago. If you visit my Instagram, you can see where this illustration started compared to where it landed in its finished stage. Can you spot the differences? :)

In other news, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now an Ambassador for the Manuscript Pen Company located in the U.K. Do you remember those daily sketches I did back in October of last year? Well, they love my work and I'm collaborating with them a bit more and will be attending some upcoming events with the first one in Dallas, Texas this coming March. I'm super excited and looking forward to sharing more about this in the coming days.

For now...happy Friday, everyone! Wishing you a lovely weekend.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scribble Picnic: The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit children's story has been a longtime favorite of mine and although there are other fictional characters I love and have drawn a time or two, I decided to bring this story to life in my own way. I love dreaming and am confident this is how I keep my child-like heart alive within!

I'm so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Michael's Scribble Picnic. It's wonderful to be challenged to not only come up with new ideas but the fellowship at each week's picnic is something to cherish. Thank you to each of you for your well wishes. It seems I'm finally on the uphill and should be fully on my feet by the end of the week. For now, I'm sad to miss the festivities of food and delicious drink this week as I must remain in bed resting, snuggling my hot water bottle...and dreaming new dreams for this year.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Hot Water Bottle Hugs...


I’ve spent the last 8 days hugging my hot water bottle here on the sofa. It’s not how I planned to start the new year but I’ve allowed this required “down time” to heal my creative heart/soul. Sometimes, we get too busy in life or overcome with worries and fear of all the ‘what ifs’... this year, may we live in the now and focus on loving ourselves and those around us. When we do, everything else will fall in place.
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Friday, January 05, 2018

New Year doodles

As you all know, I'm horribly sick and have been housebound all week on the sofa, discovering yesterday at a doctor's appointment, that I've bronchitis. Yuck! So, for now, please enjoy these few doodles and I hope to return in a few days to share some thoughts on my heart and mind about the coming new year. Love to you all and thank you so much for your ongoing love and support. I'm truly, truly grateful for each of you!
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Scribble Picnic: New Year!


We're back from our holiday visit to Kentucky with my family and I've spent the entire time on the sofa sick! Thank goodness I did my illustration just before leaving to fly back as I would have missed the new year prompt for Scribble Picnic with Michael and the gang!

Most of us tend to create resolutions for the new year....I thought it was fitting to create an illustration on "renewing love"...these two adorable hedgehogs are renewing their love for one another...something it seems our world is in more need of lately.

I've personally not made any resolutions at this point due to being sick. However, all this time on the sofa has allowed time to think about this new year and where I'd like to be or go, not just with my work but with family. 2017 brought many, many joys and blessings but it also brought some of the most stressful months near the last half of the year as well. I'm praying 2018 will be a bit gentler on us!

With that said, this gal is going to have to skip the picnic this week. I'll remain home under the covers sipping on lemon tea, eating salty potato chips and blowing my nose every 2 minutes! Ha! But please do enjoy Mr. & Mrs. Hedgehog as they have lots of yummy goodies to offer!
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