Saturday, July 11, 2015

SUNDAY SKETCHES WITH ALEXANDRA


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  Alexandra is a wonderful artist and children's book illustrator and she hosts "Sunday Sketches" She talks about joy and how it is portable in her sketch this Sunday.   This is my first entry.  I've been sitting on the balcony and sketching on the blank pages in my Prayer Journal and that has been bringing me JOY.  


The Tea Kettle with the Creeping Charlie was my subject for my first sketch.  


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My second is the 4th of July display on the bookcase on the balcony.  My Prayer is a source of Joy each morning as I read and meditate on the prayers.  


The sign that is partially hidden says " Office ~ Pastor Don".  This hung at the church for 27 years, and now it graces our balcony.

I'm using Prismacolor pencils instead of Watercolor for today.

To see the other participants in Sunday Sketches click on the Tree Badge on my sidebar.

47 comments:

  1. Wow Wanda!! So pleased you've joined in! I totally in love with your kettle and its red cloth underneath! Gorgeous! Beautiful bouquet too!! Vibrant and lovely!

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    1. I'm a happy new member. Isn't that tea kettle the perfect subject? Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  2. Great sketches.I love the 4th of July sketch a lot.

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    1. We live in an apartment with lots of rules so have to be creative how we celebrated the 4th. The bouquet and flag seems the best way...and fun to sketch too.

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  3. your kettle looks so joyous. I love it's being repurposed. Visiting from Sunday sketches. Have a lovely upcoming week.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I'm already so blessed to visit all the participants and see such magnificent art. So glad I joined.

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  4. Good Sunday Morning. I adore your sketches. You have such a lovely spot for inspiration. I love your husband's wooden sign, too. Have a blessed day.

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    1. Hi Mildred. We go to late Service on Sunday, so besides enjoying the balcony...I have time to visit a few blog friends before leaving for church.
      I love that sign too....years of memories.

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  5. You are so talented, Wanda! Love to see your work. And, I love Don't sign. =) Have a wonderful day. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. It is a stretch for me, Tanna, to use something other than watercolors...but I'm "stretching" in my sketching these days. This is the 3rd Art Co-op I've joined. Having a lot of fun.. Blessing to you too.

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  6. Lovely! I have loved your ivy and kettle each time I see it! And I know your balcony is the perfect place to sit, read and draw! So fun!

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    1. You know I'm stretching myself these days art wise.. Using the pencils was a rather fun change. I've got a lot to learn about using them, But yes, I so love our balcony.

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  7. Love your 2 sketches today Wanda! I'm a follower of Jesus too, and now I'm following you too. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Thanks fellow follower. I love meeting friends on the blog that are on the same page as me.
      Nice meeting you too.

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  8. You can see and feel the joy in your lovely post today. It's so nice to meet you today. Visiting from Sunday Sketches.

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    1. Thanks Ginny. I truly enjoyed your post today and your narrative. Looking forward to getting to know you through Sunday Sketches.

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  9. Lovely sketches ~ delightful composition and colors!

    Happy week ahead to you ~
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thanks so much Carol. I'm so glad I joined Alexandra's Sunday Sketches as meeting new artist and sharing the joy is great.

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  10. Nice work, you do have such a nice touch with flowers.

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    1. Thanks Janet...I do love flowers, but need to learn how to use my colored pencils for a richer deeper color. But time I have....unless the Lord has other plans..HaHa.

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  11. I know I say this all the time, but the artistic talent just oozes from your fingers. I like that you are sketching in your journal. It's a beautiful way to meditate and pray.

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    1. Sue...You can say it all you want...my little ears love hearing it...HaHa. It sorta happened by accident. I was on the balcony, where I had left my pencils...I felt like sketching...and the only paper available was my Prayer Journal..so what a stroke of luck...no that was from "above"...HaHa

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  12. Beautiful. Such life, and yet a sense of peacefulness too. And I am smiling at the treehouse balcony being Don's office. Perfect!

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    1. You know that was what I felt when it was said and done... a sense of peacefulness. I glad you felt it too. Love Don's sign..yes the balcony is his office among other things... ;0)

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  13. Welcome to Sunday Sketches Wanda, such beautiful warm, wonderful sketches today, love them.

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    1. Thanks Christine. Learning to work with pencils instead of watercolor is challenging.

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  14. Welcome to Sunday Sketches, Wanda, and thank you for your visit. Your Prismacolor sketches in your prayer journal are lovely. Have a very blessed week!

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    1. Thanks so much Arnoldo. I'm new at Prismacolors but enjoyed sketching with therm.

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  15. Love both your sketches, especially the tea kettle. Gives me a homy feeling :))

    Have a beautiful Sunday!
    Tinna ✐

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    1. Thanks Tinna....I lot my old tea kettle. I may try a watercolor of it next time.

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  16. Wanda, Very good sketches. I bet sitting on your balcony is so pleasant. I love that your husband 's office sign is still in use...even for just the memories. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks so much Susie. I sure had fun doing these sketches..looking forward to art on Sunday. Hugs and Blessings.

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  17. It's lovely to have you on board with us over at Sunday Sketches and your first contribution is wonderful. I just love your tea pot with the creeping Charlie tumbling out and down around it. I also love your sunflowers. Those are a more challenging for me when it comes to flowers. You've done a fabulous job. :)

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    1. Thanks Alexandra...I already feel so welcomed with all the lovely comment everyone has made. Looking forward to next week. It kinda fun, just doing anything you want...Let the Spirit Flow......haHa.

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    2. Yes, must say, I think it's great we've got the co-ops covered for whatever muse should hit one. :) hahahhaha

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  18. Hi Wanda, welcome and lovely to see your sketch and where you sat when drawing it. Beautiful way to display a plant too. And thank you for your wonderful comment:)

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    1. Thanks so much. I feel so welcomed. Everyone has been so encouraging in their comments.

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  19. Welcome Wanda. So glad to have you join us with your pretty sketches. Love the kettle you captured... Have a great new week!!

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    1. Thank you Jane. I'm now looking forward to next Sunday. I have enjoyed visiting all the other artists...what a great group and wonderful art.

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  20. Very colorful drawings you have and what a nice way to used your prayer journal too.

    Come on over to my blogs when you get the chance. Thanks.

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    1. Rosy ~ I'm sorry I keep forgetting you have a blog, I need to put you on my blog list.

      It's so handy to sit on the balcony with my prayer journal and my pencils...Win-Win. HaHa

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  21. You have a nice eye and talent. How wonderful to be able to share it with us.

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    1. That's Jim... I guess you need that "eye" for drawing, painting and photography.

      Wish I could share our balcony with everyone. A perfect place to create....

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  22. It's really joyful to discover your blog! I love the design of the bright flowers and your kettle on the balcony looks wonderful as well as the sunflowers. I also love it to look at your pencils. Pencils look always magic to me!

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    1. Thank you so much Stefanie. I'm so tickled to be a part of the group now. Looking forward to each Sunday. I will come by and visit your blog.

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  23. That's a beautiful pot and a beautiful drawing too. Alex was thrilled to see it as am I. I love how you are literally picking up pencils and getting back into the throes of things...creatively that is. :) WELL DONE!

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  24. Very lovely drawings, and welcome to Sunday Sketches!

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