Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Sketches & Contest Winner

My heart has been heavy with all of the tragedy that continues not just here in America but across the world. Yesterday, while catching up on news, this little girl came to life in my sketchpad and felt it was quite fitting for all that's occurring. It's titled, "Love not Hate". This world needs SO much more love than ever before. May each of us always find a way to show kindness to one another as we walk the path of life each day.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent "Sunday Sketches from England" logo contest. I was so blessed to see your ideas, and super cute ones, mind you. With that said, it made it very difficult in choosing a winner (thus taking so long to decide).

I finally narrowed it down to my top 3 favorites and in the end, chose Denise from Neesie Natters. Her illustration captured everything Sunday Sketches is about with that little, special touch of England. Congratulations, Denise! Please email me your email address so I can get the Dick Blick e-certificate sent to you for shopping!

Have a great weekend, everyone! I'm looking forward to catching up with each of you tomorrow.

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  1. Big congrats to Neesie, well deserved!

  2. And a lovely tribute sketch here in light of the recent painful tragedies.

  3. Oh congratulations to Neesie! I love the sketch!

  4. Love your little girl, but not that she is needed. :(
    Thanks for hosting. :)

  5. So sad what happened in Nice, only three years ago we walked on that same boulevard and it is such a beautiful city, we have lovely memories of our days spend in Nice. Thinking of the people in Nice.

  6. Alexandra, your little girl is just sublime, she says everything for us. This should be an picture which goes round the world, so many people would love it.
    I love her heart flag and her broken heart which she has mended.

    Well done, Neesie, it's a lovely painting.

  7. It has been quite a week with world events Alexandra, and I certainly didn't envy you picking out a winner for your competition either.
    I am thrilled that you chose mine... Thank you.
    I loved all the other entries so feel very lucky to have been picked x

  8. I'm thrilled Alexandra because I saw the other entries and I certainly wouldn't have wanted to choose one. Your tribute sketch is beautiful. She's gentle and epitomises just how we are all feeling.
    Thank you once again xoxo

  9. Yay, Neesie! I knew it - your pic is my favorite one of the bunch, too. Well deserved.
    What a beautiful sketch in the light of recent events.

  10. that is a great logo andyes, it is all very sad

  11. this week has been a horrible week all over the world :(

    congrats to Neesie! :)

  12. love your sketch of the little sad girl. too much sadness these day.

    congrats to Neesie! very nice design!

  13. COngratulations to Nessie!! great job!! Alexandra, thinking of you with all of the big days you have coming up in front of you. Good luck!! love your image of love, yes, we need a big dose of it!!!

  14. What a sweet illustration Alexandra, it's so heartfelt. Congrats Neesie, it's beautiful.

  15. I don't envy you having to choose! They were all so lovely and each had it's own unique flair.

    Keep on pushing love Alexandra. . . every little bit does truly matter! The world events are bad enough but when they are followed by the trail of rhetoric, fear and hatred, most of it barely thinly veiled, that's what truly gets me discouraged. Thank you for sharing the positive message and the lovely sketch! :)

  16. Your little girl is so special!! Yes, LOVE everyone! Please LOVE!!!! Congrats to Nessie!!! Beautiful image! Love it!!!

  17. I love it and think it's absolutely perfect! Congrats to Nessie!! :)


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