Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Sketches

For more wonderful sketches head over to Blue Chair Diary and visit our lovely hostess Sophia, and all the other wonderfully talented artists that participate. 
Or better yet, join us by sketching something, and linking up!

This is a new lady I will be working on in the next few weeks ~ I wasnt able to get much more than a rough sketch done because we have been banished to our downstairs all week due to having our wood floors replaced upstairs.  I had no idea how big a job that was going to be and let me tell you it's no small joke to keep five kids out of the main living area and kitchen of a house! 
On the upside, I have enjoyed eating breakfast out every morning because I can't get to my kitchen! :-)

To top off my week, I am now in possession of a wonderful head cold, so have wanted more than ever to just cosy up in my bed and sip tea and read...Sigh...Not to be as our bedroom is on the main floor and the flooring guys are using it as a staging area, shoving all the furniture they can into our bedroom, along with trim pieces, padding for under the new floor, etc! 

So chin up and charge forward I must.  I wish you all a wonderful week!

Smiles

23 comments:

Sophia said...

Oh I do hope your head cold gets better soon! It's no fun feeling ill. Hugs

Like your sketch thus far and cannot wait to see it in colour. :)

Jenny Blair said...

Oh what a wonderful beginning! I look forward to see where this lovely lady ends up! Mmmmm, breakfast out sounds fab but the 5 kids and no living room plus a head cold is not to be envied! Hope the floor gets finished soon and your cold is banished :)

Tammie said...

oh, a cold and no bed to curl up in. I wish you health!

Your lady is so lovely!! I look forward to seeing her as you continue on.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Julia!!!! I love this sketch !!! and can't wait to see what you do with it...sorry to hear you are ill...get better soon!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Linda Pruitt said...

Looking forward to seeing how the sketch (and the house) turns out!

WrightStuff said...

Ooh, poor you. When you're ill you just want the sanctuary of your bed don't you. Still, art will relax and rejuvenate so make the most of this lovely lady you are creating and feel better soon.

Heather said...

Love your sketch! Can't wait to see it when it is finished. Now hang in there. Just keep telling yourself that it will be worth it. Hardwood floors are awesome!!!!

Heather said...

Julia, Happy Sunday. So sorry to hear you are under the weather. It's been a rough year of colds and stuff going around. do take care of yourself!
I love the sketch here, the big eyes and the flower in her hair are standouts to me...I saw "tangled" yesterday and am loving the look of the big eyes...and flowery flowing hair...hmmm, what color will you do her hair? looking forward to seeing it finished.
the floors will be worth it....but seriously any amount of "house work" is difficult with the kids! xxxoo

Christine said...

She's looking good already. Good luck with your renovations, not easy being sick as well PLUS kids!

EVA said...

How you managed to get anything done under those circumstances is amazing Julia!!!

Lovely start! looking forward to seeing more. Hope you feel better soon!!

hugs!

Helen said...

It looks like it is going to be a great picture.....look forward to seeing it finished. Hope you feel better too!

Lenora said...

Great features!Look forward to the colour!

Reflections said...

She's beautiful already, wonderful features and love the eyes especially... can't wait for the final stuff...

Hope the floor don't take too long, sounds challenging with 5 children!

Gallery Juana said...

it sounds like a full house indeed.
Your sketch has such expressive features.
Hope your head cold clears up quickly.

Shayla said...

I actually can't wait to see the final piece, it is so beautiful already as a sketch. I really like how you do hair on your ladies.

Sarah Lounsbury said...

hello julie! thanx for the comment... this is so so beautiful! I love your art! and i can't wait to see the finished product either.

Heather said...

Julia,
i just read your comment on my snowman hug, you are so sweet!!!! Really, just so thankful to have people like you around here in the blog world, giving me more and more confidence, I am sending you a huge hug for your nice words, today! xxoo i so needed that!

bicocacolors said...

cada vez mejor y mejor y mejor tus dibujos y tu español!!!
espero que ya estes bien,
besos,
elena

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness - I can't imagine! You must be so looking forward to your floors being done, lol! I hope you feel better and enjoy working with your beautiful new girl - LOVE how Naturally turned out - she is stunning, xoxo

BECKY said...

Hi Julia! I apologize for not stopping by in so long. You've changed your template and background since I was here and I love it!...especially the old phone on the wall!!

outdoor.mom said...

oh dear i hope you feel better soon!! hope that floor is done soon too :-) Godspeed to you my bloggie buddie!!

Amalia K said...

Aah, she is going to be wonderful, Julia!

I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you get better soon and your floors done in lightning speed! Many hugs! oxx

Ces said...

Feel better soon, Julia! I already like the sketch. Can't wait to see it finished. I always like to see how artists begin creating a new drawings or painting.