Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you! Thank you for all of your constant love and support. May this holiday season bless you in many, unexpected ways. Here's to a beautiful, prosperous and wonderful 2018!

We're off to Kentucky to visit my fact, this will be the first time Michael will be meeting my family!

Much love to you all!
~ Alexandra xo

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Pat's Chrismtas

It's been a joy attending Michael's weekly picnics and all the festivities they include. From scrummy foods to meeting wonderful new people like each of you...and today, Pat! This is his first Christmas as he's a brand new character in one of the two upcoming children's books I'm illustrating and scheduled to launch in 2018. As you can see, one of the presents he's discovered is a shiny, yellow spinning top!

Pat is a charming young boy who's about to take each of us on a journey on how kindness can change the world around us. Coming, Fall of 2018 - "The Ripple" written by the lovely Monica Moyer Stoltzfus.

Now, off to explore under the Christmas tree Michael has put up this week. There seems to be a beautifully wrapped pressie underneath for each of us! Ohhhh please do share what you got! Oh, and don't forget to grab a slice of my 3-layer red velvet cake with vanilla icing and peppermint sprinkles on top I brought along!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

A few more holiday illustrations to enjoy

Deadlines are looming so I've been working pretty full-time lately. Nevertheless, here are a few other illustrations I've done and wanted to share with each of you. After this week, we'll be on the road traveling. First, with the kids for our annual "Christmas in the Cabin" and then off to Kentucky to see my family, as my mother is remarrying after 18 years! :)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A Little Scandinavian Woodland Christmas

Christmas is coming and there's no better way to celebrate than with a Scandinavian Santa and his woodland family. Uh huh. This week's Scribble Picnic theme was more fun than I could have ever imagined! Everyone is dressed in their favorite Scandinavian sweater, to boot!

Now that the candles are lit, we're off to Michael's wintry picnic. It may be getting a bit chilly out but there's plenty of my famous hot chocolate for everyone. Oh, and I also have a basket of warm, chocolate chip muffins. If you close your eyes, you'll capture the waft of that delicious smell coming up over the horizon. Mmmmmm

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Holiday Window Art

I've had the unexpected delight of painting winter wonderland scenes not one but TWO business windows here in our cozy town of Fort Collins, Colorado. It was my first time painting 10 foot windows so getting the hang of painting my ideas backwards was a bit tricky at first! Here are photos of both store fronts. The first one is a fabulous local clothing shop (Kansas City Kitty) and the second set is one of many cozy coffee shops (Starry Night). Enjoy and happy holidays!
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