Saturday, September 26, 2015

SUNDAY SKETCHES WITH ALEXANDRA

"Like a Nest
Home is a place
Where you can feel secure
Even when you lay an egg!"

Sunday Sketches finds me doing art journal pages.  I have this sign hanging in my kitchen and I find it very true.  We can be ourselves in our homes, and if we mess up we know we are still loved and accepted.  A lot like how God treats us.   When we mess up, he doesn't send fire bolts from heaven, He loving holds us in His Nest, and forgives us and treats us like His children.  Don't you love that?  (I John 1:9)



When I was just a young child my father taught me a silly little ditty which I have share some time ago.  But it's fitting today since a Dominecker hem has made it into my journal.

Image from googleimages.com


One Zip
Two Zip
Little Ziggy Zan
A bob tailed
Dominecker
Tee, Toe, Tan

It doesn't make any sense, a silly little rhyme, but because it was taught to be by my father, which I loss way to young to cancer, it's very special to me.

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34 comments:

  1. Very nice. And you still remember it, that makes it even nicer.

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    1. That's Patty. Can't remember where my glasses are...but can remember a poem I learned 70 years ago. Go figure...HaHa.

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  2. Lovely 'nesting' pages so suitable for the season. That's a cute rhyme, I think little kids would love that one.

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    1. Thanks Christine. I'm sorry to say, my grandchildren were not living close to me when they were young so I couldn't repeat it over and over...but I did tell them the story of their Great Grandpa.

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  3. I love that!!! Its a great saying with so much love behind it!

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    1. Love and acceptance....makes a better family and a better world.

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  4. It's good to have a place to be when you lay an egg or are a bad egg and especially when you're a good egg.

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    1. HaHaHa....Oh Janet, I loved your comment. Thanks for your wit and humor.

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  5. oooh WANDA!!! You got your white jelly roll pen!!!! I can see how fabulous it looks in your eggs and hen! How awesome your little vintage book looks being loved in its new re-purposed way. I love your message - so very very true!! I hope you have a wonderful time away - take your little book and gelly roll pen!!! Sounds very peaceful - blessings and hugs xx

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    1. So you noticed? HaHa. I love this little vintage book, and am always now on the lookout for cute quotes and ideas. Where do you come up with all of yours....I know...you just have a wonderful head full. Love and Hugs.

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  6. I love your little Dominecker sitting on her nest! And you know I love my little nest home, as you do yours. I'm all done laying eggs, though, ...how about you? lol.....

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    1. I tried to use your method for the nest, but you are the pro when it comes to drawing nests. I'm all done laying eggs (as in children) but I still lay a few eggs as in (Opps I shouldn't have done or said that)..Hopefully fewer and fewer. HaHa. Love and Hugs.

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  7. I lay far too many "bad" eggs. I'm so grateful for forgiveness and a loving Hubby.

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    1. Boy, what would we do without forgiveness. In the last two days... I dropped 2 eggs (literally) on the floor...what a mess.

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  8. I always love your Sunday Sketches!!

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    1. Thanks Linda...and I always love your visits and comments.

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  9. Such a darling sketch, my friend, and the words you added brought a smile to my face.

    Wishing you a beautiful week. Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie... This new art form is really fun and fulfilling. I'm going to try illustrating some Proverbs and Psalms. Much subject matter there. Love and Hugs.

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  10. Love your journal pages Wanda. Have a lovely Sunday, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie...love your visits and comments. It's been a good Sunday. Hugs

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  11. So true! And a perfect accompanying sketch. Lovely.
    I once dropped a dozen eggs... that clean-up was not fun. Not fun at all. Left me eggs-acerbated!

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    1. I'm laughing.....not at you, but knowing how that feels...it wasn't a dozen, only two...but a mess anyway. I guess I was eggs-acerbated too. Sending Hugs.

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  12. Love the Ditty and your journal page is a beautiful tribute to the memory of your Father.

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    1. He had many others, and stories too. He was a great storyteller, and could spin a tale on the spot. So many years have passed (1968) but the poems and stories will always be with me.

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  13. wanda, I love the saying with your drawing. I am going to try this old book sketching . So fun. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Oh, Susie...I'm excited for you. Thrift Stores are great places to find old vintage books or even hardback novels work really good. Can't wait for you to share a page. Sending Hugs.

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  14. Wanda, love your journal page, and the memories shared. Have a wonderful new week,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane...These journal books can serve so many purposes...memories, art, thoughts, quotes, whatever is on your mind. When it's done, it's a good coffee table book as you start a new one.

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  15. What a beautiful idea of home and sweet image too. Such great memories too...

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    1. Yes, if our homes can't be a safe place...where can we go. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a good word. Hugs.

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  16. I've never heard of a/the Dominecker! lol But you did a wonderful job with him. Hee Hee Thank you for sharing with us again. :)

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  17. Your beautiful hen looks so cute in her nest and I love your note about coming home very much. I often have this feeling how good it feels at home when I come home from work. It looks great how you use this old book!

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