Sunday, July 19, 2015

SUNDAY SKETCHES WITH ALEXANDRA


 When you are the creator of a painting.  You can do anything you want, you can paint reality or wishful thinking.  

Today I'm doing the latter...do you recognize me?  HaHaHa... In my dreams this would be me.  What would I be saying...Darling, bring the car around, I'm ready to go."  In reality " Oh dear, it's Cookie Day, and I'm out of butter."

I guess you can tell I'm having fun playing in my paints again after a long sabbatical.

Have a great Sunday!

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  1. You made me laugh this a.m. with your "bring the car around!!!" So cute. I am enjoying your wonderful art!

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    1. Mission accomplished.... I made you laugh!!! HaHa

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  2. Love it! When I started college many years ago my first degree was in Fashion Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology NYC.

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    1. I wish I could have gone to Art School, but I chose a life of ministry with my Pastor husband. Never been to art school, but God gifted me with a love of watercolor and I've been doing it off and on for years. Now that we are retired after 50 years.. I'm my turn to paint. Ha Ha

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  3. yea, playing with paints is good medicine
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    such a classy gal she is
    have fun baking

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    1. Painting and baking...a nice combination, since our apartment is small so I do both in the kitchen.

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  4. She is totally beautiful.
    Last night I went to a play with a friend and there was complimentary valet parking. When I came out my car was already waiting for me. They had accidentally brought out the wrong car for someone else who was very confused but I was delighted. I thought I could really get used to this way of life.
    I am so glad that you are painting again and that we are getting to enjoy your work. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. It's fun to have that experience once in a while. That happened at a wedding recently...nice to have the car brought around. HaHa.

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  5. She's georgous and your post made me lol too! Happy Sunday and thanks for your visit today.

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    1. As I mentioned to Mildred.... if I made you smile or laugh...my work is done.. For the joy of others.

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  6. Love your fabulous lady, I am also guilty of wishful thinking, lol!

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    1. Christine...we need that wishful thinking sometimes in the stressful world we live in. So today, Darling...I'll let you wait on ME. HaHa.

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  7. Wanda, that's beautiful! I can totally see that lady saying those kind of things. "Thanks ever so much, dahling! You're so kind to wait on little ole me."

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    1. Thanks so much for going along with my "wishful" thinking and painting today. On the reality note...we just got home from church and I MADE brunch, dahlingn...HaHa.

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  8. dynamic illustration and so glad you are having fun with your creations!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. It's been a long time, and I am excited to be back in the art groove. Thanks to several art blogs, including Alexandra's Sunday Sketches.

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  9. hahaha You totally crack me up, Wanda. I LOVE it! Love the spunky personality behind your painting. Well done and lots of fun! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Alexandra. I'm having so much fun...Life is good when Art is in it.

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  10. I can totally see the personality in this painting -- awesome! I always enjoy fashion illustrations and your technique is lovely!

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    1. I love fashion illustrations too. The models are so tall and thin and curvy...lots of fun to draw and paint. I expect to do some more of these.

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  11. Love your fantasy. I'm so glad you are back to painting again.

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    1. I've been amazed how many artists there are in blog land.

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  13. Wanda, That is a pretty painting. You are very good. Think of all the greeting cards you could whip up. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I've done cards for years, but it became work and not pleasure... so now I just do it for pleasure. But thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

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  14. You sure look very sexy Wanda ;) :))
    I just love it! It has such beautiful colours :)

    Have a beautiful day
    Tinna ✐

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    1. You like my fantasy look... I love the dress. Saw one like it in a fashion magazine. I liked the colors too.

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  15. I love where the star hits her hip - sensual. I have noticed these wonderful blues and golds in a few of yours... the Girl from Ipanema, the Gerber baby, this one. I love how you use them to evoke everything from innocence to seduction.
    And I see her drawling, "Peel me a grape!"

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    1. You don't think it's to sensual for a retired Pastor's wife..haha. I love drawing fashion and when I was a little girl, make my paper dolls clothes. Nothing like this mean you...but clothes.
      Painting is such a fun way to take a break from reality. I do love those gold tones, and have a wonderful tube of water color called Quinacridone Gold. It cost about twice as much as a regular tube...but worth it because if gives such a golden glow.

      Yes, "peel me a grape and while your at it, fan me too......I see you could live in my fantasy world too HaHa.

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    2. Smiling. I think it's perfect for a retired pastor's wife. We have all different sides to ourselves which is wonderful!
      I can just see you making paper doll clothes - what fun.
      And that gold tone is worth double the price because of the beautiful presence it creates on the paper.
      Oh yes, a fan... and fan-er... Is definitely in order!

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    3. We made our paper dolls too, Drew a doll and then colored it and pasted it to the cardboard of a cereal box and cut it out. How I wish I still had some of them.

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  16. Well, I want to play, too! Dahling, I love your dress! Who did your hair? May I borrow that bracelet? :)

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    1. Of course Betsy...you in. You can borrow the dress because I drew it in a small size like you, and the bracelets are yours. Hair by Andre....tee hee.
      This almost reminded me of those fantasy Christmas parties we had several years back. That was a lot of fun.

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  17. Your Lady is beautiful.. her dreaa is amazing Wanda!

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    1. I dress is an idea from a fashion magazine. It caught my eye, and I wanted to use it. Actually I would like to wear it...but not my figure or size. HaHa

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    1. Thanks Sandy.... Getting back into my art makes me think of Crusty Crone and those fun art challenges.

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  19. Your post is wonderful! I laughed immediately when I read the first words! Oh, how often do I also wish that something like this will happen. And your stylish dressed lady is so beautiful! And now after reading your clever post I already know my word for 2016 ... it's "Wishes" for sure - many thanks for this great inspiration!

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    1. Oh Stephanie..... I'm thrilled you found your word for 2016 from my post. It's a great word. Now that I'm back into my art, I feel energized and can't wait to create paintings. You are a special friend. Thanks for following me.

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  20. Lovely work. I came by from Sunday Sketches to meet you. Your follow button isn't working. I'll try to come back by.
    Nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog.
    Have a Blessed Sunday.

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