Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

 Little Blue Fairy
5x7" - Graphite & Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

This one is a very late Christmas present for my fabulous Aunt, who is the best and most supportive aunt anyone could ask for! (But Shhhhh! Don't tell her, she doesn't know yet! ^_-)

One of the reasons I was so late with everything this year is that my little white cat Bonnard got very sick the week before Christmas and had to stay at the animal hospital for several nights. He finally came home in time for Christmas because he wouldn't eat when we weren't with him! He's on several medications right now and still needs more tests, but he is doing so much better and we are so happy to have him back. (So is his brother, Berlioz, who has barely left his side since he got home! That was the first time they have ever been apart.)

 And, right in time for this blog post, look at what I got in the mail!!! This is a gift from my very talented friend Anita (go check out her website and her blog)!

She made the most beautiful cards, which are printed on such gorgeous paper! I'm so happy to own a card with her illustration!

She also included gorgeous handmade ornaments and the cutest little lion sticker! You can't tell, but the sticker is glittery and has the coolest texture. Also, the ribbons for the ornaments are so nice and velvety...

Gosh, I am going to have to step my cards up next year! tehehe

I hope that you all have the most wonderful New Year! Do any of you have resolutions for the new year? Any special events to look forward to?



  1. Happy 2011 :) Hope your cat gets well. Beautiful drawing. I like the textures. x

  2. I love your latest artwork! It is so lovely! I love seeing your new work on my blogger feed, you are the shading queen! I also love the card you received...I checked out her blog and she is a great artist as well!!

  3. Happy, happy new year!!

    I'm sorry your kitty was sick and I hope he is better very soon.

    Your illustration for your aunt is really lovely.

  4. Wishing you and your kitties a wonderful 2011! Loving the latest piece from you!

  5. Now, I'm sure your Aunt will be ecstatic to have her present! Your fairy is lovely, indeed...

    And thank you for your kind comment on my last post. Actually, I sprayed the drawing with workable fixative first before applying the tea stain and paint. I still have plenty to learn, but it's been fun experimenting.

    Happy new year, Sara! ox

  6. oh, your aunt will be thrilled, that piece is simply wonderful!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2011!

  7. I'm certain your Aunt will love this! What a lovely gift to give her, there's nothing better than receiving a hand drawn piece of art for a gift :)
    I hope your kitty will be in full health soon, he looks so adorable in your photo!

  8. Your poor kitty! I hope he recovers soon.

    Making and receiving hand made gifts is the best part of the holidays!! They look great.

    My new years resolution.... get organized and find more time to relax

  9. Send my love to Bonnard, I hope he is doing better now.

    Congratulations on winning my painting 'Paulie'. He's ready to be sent to you. Just email me your address and ill post him to you. :)

  10. Happy New Year to you as well. Enjoying your blog and your art, it has such a delicate feel to it.

  11. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I just popped by to say hello and Happy New Year. I love your beautiful artwork, your drawings are so delicate and pretty. I wish i could draw this well
    hugs June x

  12. What a beautiful way
    you see the world:)
    Shiny new year to you!

  13. beautiful gift for your Auntie! I'm sure she'll love it! <3 <3 <3 please give my big hugs to your beautiful cats from me :) Happy Happy New Year!

  14. Aww, Bonnard, Hope you stay well for the rest of 2011! :D Jabbuh and I wish you guys a great 2011 ahead.

  15. Happy New Year- Hope 2011 is the best one yet! :)

  16. she's a gorgeous fairy. happy new year!

  17. what beautiful gifts...both the one you gave, and received. sorry to hear about kitty though!

    happy new year!

  18. Sara I love my fairy! Thanks so much for drawing it for me! It was the best Christmas present ever! I will always be supportive of you because you are talented and make lovely pictures. I am so Happy you had time to make it for me :D and that I have a wonderful niece like you.

  19. Hi Sara,

    Hope your cat get well soon and may you have a great start in this 2011 :) My new year resolution is just to add more members to the whimsy family, hehe XD

    On the other hand, just to let you know that I would like to give you the "Stylish Blogger Award" for your awesomely stylish blog! :)

    How this award works is that it's passed on from blogger to blogger, so I received the award from someone and I pass on the award to others. Part of this award is to write 7 things about yourself (on your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserves this award too.

    You can see my post and the link for the award here!

    Thank you and have a great day!
    Yee Von

  20. Wow, some very cool work on your blogspot SaraLynn,

    Check out my shoe designing blogspot also? All my designs are hand-drawn too! Take care and keep up the great work x