Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Hello and welcome to another week of Sunday Sketches.  Most of Saturday was spent working on the two holiday custom orders of gift tags and cards.  The photos above are a few sneak peaks at what I've been working on.

Thanksgiving was a bit difficult, forcing me to push through some feelings of anger and loss over my father.  It's not an easy time of year but doing my best to move forward and "celebrate", as I know he wouldn't want me not to.  So, the tree is up and the lights sparkling. Yeah!  :)

OK...off to visit everyone else.  Happy SS!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Matchbox Love


Do you remember when I participated in the Matchbox Christmas last year?  This was a special project where a group of ladies (including muwahhh) decorated and filled 25 matchboxes for the holiday season.  Once this was completed they were packaged up and sent them off to a location where they were mixed up, divided out and returned for each of us to have the joy of opening a "present" every day in December - all the way up until Christmas Day!  :)

I found such joy and excitement doing this; waking up each morning in anticipation to open the next tiny box and discovering what delicate gift was tucked away inside just for me.

This year I decided to pass this on to another lovely lady and newly found friend who is in need of a blessing and touch of love this holiday season. I had such fun decorating and tucking away little gifts and ornaments inside each box.  Along with the boxes a little tree, white lights and red baubles were purchased to make it complete.

I know what it's like to feel alone and isolated during the holiday season and what a great way to touch the heart of another simply by giving.

May the upcoming holiday season find you where you're at, wrap you up and show you what true love, hope and joy is all about.

From my heart to yours...
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Good morning and welcome to another Sunday Sketches.  My apologies for running behind this morning.  I wasn't able to get to my own SS until late last night, leaving me no "real" light to capture a good photo of it.  But, I'm here now and loving my piece for this week.  :)

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday full of hope, love and joy.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday



It's been a busy week with misc things, therefore limiting my time on several art projects.  These are part of the custom order of holiday cards that I'm currently working on (and quickly running out of time to complete!)  Nevertheless, still oh so cute and am sure they will put a smile on that special someone's face this season.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Sketches


It's that time of the week again and so glad that each of you could join me.  I really look forward to each Sunday, sharing our talents and encouraging one another along the way.  :)

Here is my contribution for this week.  Along with this adorable little inspiration, I'm finally in that perfect creative mode and have completed a few more holiday cards for one of my customer's.  Keep an eye out for some show and tell this week.

Now, off to start visiting others. Happy SS! :)

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Harvey the Yorkshire Pups


Introducing "Harvey" the Yorkshire puppy. A nice little tag I made along with a batch of snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies for the little elderly gentleman who lives all alone next door to me. It felt good to make him smile.  :)

It was the best thing I could've done over the weekend in lieu of going down a path of complete frustration over some much needed car repairs that have yet to happen.

Seeing his face light up, knowing someone was thinking of him, filled my heart with joy in return.
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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday Sketches



It's time for another fun week of Sunday Sketches and I'm so delighted you could join us.

This past week was a bit bumpy, thus making it a little difficult to get into my artwork this weekend.  However, I did push through and after piddling here and there, finally managing to create the above piece.  Another Beatrix Potter inspiration but I love it and I can't help but wonder how much my father would be loving my pieces as of late.

OK, I'm off to put on a pair of my stripey socks, grab the hot water bottle and curl up on the sofa for a wee bit.

Happy SS! :)

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Cozy Time of Year

Photo by: Image: Sacramento Street.

I'm loving the cozy weather lately.  Although it does bring in a bit of emotions for a number of reasons, especially my first Thanksgiving and Christmas without father, it still is my favourite time of the year.

So keep bringing the snow, the perfect hot cuppas, cute cozy socks and all the warmth this time of year brings to my heart.  Ahhhh....anyone care to join me? :)
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