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Christmas With Heart

My mother and I years ago! The holidays are my favorite time of the year. It's a time to wrap gifts and sing carols...to send holiday cards and bake cookies with my daughters...to string lights and hang garland. Then there are those impromptu nights when a friend stops by to say "hello," and the [...]

When I Wake Up…

When I wake up thinking about the book illustrations and I go to bed thinking about the book illustrations. Every day is anew and I feel so lucky and privileged to be doing what I love. I start my morning with a walk on the beach (it clears my head: the smell of the sea [...]

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your family an Easter filled with Peace, Love and may you have the Joy of Spring in your Heart!   My Happy Easter Bunny will be showing himself off... on soon to be tote bags! I will keep you  posted! Warmly , Cheri

Spring Cleaning

Miss Elderberry It was wonderful to wake up this past Saturday morning with the sun shinning and the warm spring air. After such a cold harsh winter it was wonderful to open the windows which gave me just the right amount of encouragement to do some early spring cleaning. Just like my character Miss elderberry [...]

Spring Flower

" Spring Flower "  Spring Flowers is just one of my favorite things, there is inspiration everywhere I look...flowers truly make my heart sing! As the warmer temperature starts to creep in (Warm for me right now is about 35 degrees.) I get this happy feeling. I have to warn myself that it is too [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|Life Quotes, My Cottage By The Sea, My Illustrations|0 Comments

Spring Purple Flowers

“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Saturday felt like Spring...I opened several windows. I felt like Julie Andrews in the "Sound of Music", you know the song..."The hills are alive with the sound of music..." [...]

Christmas Tidings

It's upon us, the hustle and bustle! Do you feel it yet? All the craziness! The rushing of mailing out the Christmas cards! Every year I say the same thing, "I am going to start my cards in November!" but it just never happens. I bet that happens to a lot of people. Oh! And [...]

Nostalgic DIY Halloween Gourds

DIY Material List Mature dried Gourd Dust Mask & Safety Glasses A Basin To Wash Your Gourds In Dish Detergent & Bleach Scrubbing Pad Wire brush Metal spoon Paring knife Fine grade sand paper Small hand-held dermal drill (I purchased mine at AC Moores) Primer (optional) Paint of your choosing Block of Styrofoam Toothpicks Matte [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Handmade DIY, Kettle Cove, My Cottage By The Sea|3 Comments

Halloween Gourd Ornaments

Hand Painted Halloween Ornaments Please Go To The DIY! Measures Approximately 1 3/8" Wide x 1" Long This Project Was A True Labor Of Love Tomorrow I will put up a DIY so you can make your own! And if you do I would love for you to share them with me! Warmly, Cheri ttp://www.skiptomylou.org/

Procrastination

" Mornings in Paris " I started my day out in Old Port (Portland Maine)...just lingering. I just had that hunch It wasn't going to be a productive day! Walked Around The City Took In A Few Good Shops   I new I was procrastinating...I have been working on the illustrations for the book and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Kettle Cove, My Cottage By The Sea, Out & About In Maine, Portland|2 Comments