“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ....Oscar Wilde

Friday, 8 April 2016

Is it really Friday? PPF

Well here we are again... another week done and dusted. 
I always thought that it was an age thing, to comment on how fast time flies by, but this week I actually heard my son comment and he's only in his twenties... so maybe it's a fact time is flying!
I thought it couldn't possibly be that I'm getting older. 
Do you remember as a child how the summers would last forever?
The school holidays would stretch ahead for what seemed like months, instead of just six weeks. 
Or Christmas took an age to finally arrive. 
I just wish that these cold, grey, rainy days would fly by... let's get on with spring...PLEASE!

So what have I been up to this week?
Well, I have to admit I haven't done much in the art department, but here's a little something for the Paint Party Friday link.
I wanted to practice some more lettering and found this doggy quote.
The doggy paw prints are something I've wanted to do for a while... well ever since I saw Mufftypup's wet paw prints all over my new clean floor.
There's something about a paw print that just gets to me. 
I'm not sure why, but it just does.
It's like new born babies feet... I just melt when I see them. 

Along with the lettering, I also wanted to practice blending colours.
I may carry on with the blending, as I'm not sure that this is actually finished.
I always seem to have trouble knowing when to call it a day. 
Once I'd finished the lettering, I remembered that I should have measured and drawn lines in order to keep the letters uniformed. 
Oh well...
I had a lovely afternoon catching up with another old friend today.
We don't see each other for months on end, but have no problem carrying on nattering from where we last left off.
We first met in Qatar years ago and clicked straight away.
She now lives in Spain, but regularly returns to Scotland to ensure she keeps her Scottish accent! 
(haha... she'll like that)
She brought these beautiful roses for me... see I told you we get on well. 
She certainly knows how to make me smile... I in return baked her a cake. 
Personally, I think I got the better end of the deal.
So what makes you smile? 
Cake or flowers... or perhaps something else?

As usual I'm joining in with Paint Party Friday
Click above on the PPF link if you'd like to see more art. 
Thanks Eva and Kristin for hosting once again.


I'm also linking into Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Thanks Alexandra for hosting the Sunday link and providing so much inspiration.


I'd also like to thank you for popping into my place.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

35 comments:

  1. I agree with you entirely - we just commented the other day how we couldn't believe it was April already (although it still feels like February up here!) I love paw prints too and that is a lovely quote. Nice job with the lettering and the colourful wee paw prints!

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    1. It's chilly and misty here again Nic,
      Surely it's time that it warmed up soon. Maybe well be in for a tropical week ahead... but don't hold your breath!
      Thanks for your visit and kind words... it's much appreciated.

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  2. You got lovely roses from your friend. Love the dog/baby paw prints.
    Happy weekend xx

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    1. They were beautiful roses Sirkkis and I can't help but smile when I look at them.
      Thank you for kind comment and I wish you a happy weekend too.

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  3. Lovely Denise. That photo of the flowers is perfect for painting, perhaps your next?

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    1. Hmm... perhaps Laila, I'll have to give it some thought. I'm not promising, but they are beautiful. It's just if I can do them justice.

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  4. a perfectly sweet quote and you did a great job with that lovely writing and the paws! I see you painting those flowers-they are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank so much Linda, I enjoyed painting it and that quote is something that just touched me. Ooh you are the second person to suggest painting them.
      Now I'm tempted... but not promising.

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  5. such beautiful sketching and beautiful words,,
    so many things make me smile,, I smile easy and sadly I cry easy,, I am such emotional person lol,,

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    1. Aww Laurie, I hope I made you smile and not sad. I'm very emotional too. It used to be a standing joke that I would cry at a Lassie film, but I think they were very emotive old movies. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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  6. You are always so good Denise - your lettering is gorgeous!
    sandy xx

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    1. Well thank you Sandy, I just drew the letters freehand so was surprised and pleased with how they came out.

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    1. Isn't it just Clare, there were a few to choose from, but this one appealed to me the most.

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  8. Composition with dog footprints and very beautiful letters, and lucky to have a friend who gives you those precious roses, I definitely prefer the roses accompanied with cake and coffee with warm milk well.
    Saludos desde España-

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    1. Thank you Mari, I appreciate your lovely comment, although I'd have to substitute the coffee with tea I'm afraid. The roses and cake would be perfect though.

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  9. def cake since flowers make me sneeze if they are in the house lol

    really nice art, and lovely quote :)

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    1. Aww poor you Jennifer, I have two pollen sufferers in the house, but thankfully I'm able to constantly have vases of flowers in the house. I think my two suffer more with grasses than flowers.

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  10. Its always wonderful to catch up with old friends, especially ones you can sit down and pick up where you left off. The dog quote is perfect and how true!!!

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    1. It's was very easy to relax and enjoy this friends company.
      We meet up every few months and have done since we first met. Even in different continents. I think that's special.

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    1. Hehe... that's what I thought too.

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  12. Oh how I love that quote and dog prints....beautiful...love the font too! Really well done! Stunning roses...and to me cake and flowers are equal straight across the board...bring me either and I am smiling ear to ear!! Great post...glad you had fun...speaking of..."time flies when we're having fun." We usually have it figured out when we're older so time does go faster!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I love the quote and paw prints too. As for the font... there really wasn't one. I just drew the words freehand. It wasn't until I had finished that I realised that I should have measured and ruled up the paper to make things a little easier. Trust me to make things harder than they need to be!
      I think I have to confess that flowers do it more for me than cake. I tend not to eat it once it's cooked, although I'm not saying that I love to clean the spoon... but that's just between you and me.
      Hugs back to you

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  13. love your doggie prints and gift of roses. Baking a cake's good too!

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    1. I think we might even say it's a hat trick, having all three Christine.

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  14. What a sweet dog quote and so beautifully lettered. The paws are so cute too! Gorgeous roses also.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, it has been a good week. Lots of inspiration from unlikely places. Don't you just love that?
      I hope this week is just as good.
      Have fun.

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  15. Wonderful illustration and words are so true!

    Wishing you a Happy Week Ahead ~ ^_^

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    1. I think so too Carol. I can't imagine life without my little furry friend.
      I hope you have a happy week ahead too, with lots of creativity.

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  16. Hi Neesie, I came over from PPF as I was intrigued by your name. My family nickname is also Neesie. My husband adopted it when we met and he heard my family. He has been calling me Neesie for 40 years now :) Great blog, love your paw print sketch.

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    1. My brother is the only one that really uses Neesie... but then it was him that started it. I'm glad that you came to visit and it's a pleasure to meet you.
      I hope you have a wonderful week ahead too.

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    1. Hehe... thanks Denise (Neesie) x

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  18. This is fun, Neesie. I LOVE your lettering. Something I wish I could "master" but still have yet to do. Hope you're having a good week. :)

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