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Meet Tinsel

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Oh My Gosh Is He Just To Cute!


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He came so easy to sketch, as I have mentioned many times my characters come from people I may know! He is no exception! When I was way little, there was a boy named Bobby, (fictitious name to protect the innocent) “I have always wanted to say that.” He was scruffy, smart and wore glasses and oh sooo cute! I had a little crush on this guy; unfortunately one did not share in those days. Then again I was only 8 years old! We made mud pies, collected worms; the worst was when we dug up all the vegetable in his parent’s garden to make a pretend vegetable soup! That did not go over well, but we survived it. Eventually he moved away. Remembering those warm hot summers, when you needed to be in when the street lights came on, building forts in the woods, smell of fresh cut grass, windows were flung open (most of us did not have air condoning), barbeques and swimming pools. Summers were simpler then, sharing adventures with friends and many of those friends stayed in my heart forever!

I have many scraps of paper with all different shades of hues that I have made. Loving the color on my grandmother’s teacup, I got busy trying to recreate it. Searching my scrap draw like a squirrel burying in nuts in the ground for winter, pulling out a few here and there, I read my paint recipes as if they were novels. The blue was bits of this and bits of that, Always aware how easy it is to produce mud looking wash with watercolor! Happy with what I have produced, my scrap bit finds it rightful place in the draw…

I wonder is there someone you might know who reminds you of Tinsel? I would love to hear from you!!!

Hoping you enjoy Tinsel as much as I have!

Warmly, Cheri

Teaching Children

Monday, July 29, 2013

As parents we are our childrens guide through life…

Warmly, Cheri

H. Jackson Brown Jr. … Inspiring Quotes

Hanging Out

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Around the House

I love, love, love summer! I am just crazy about it! Morning sunshine that wakes me up early and say’s “Hello World!” The salt air the flows through the windows and gets into your very soul, the smell of flowers and the sunny season is everywhere…

There is nothing better then having fresh veggies, herbs, and fruit at your fingertips. No matter what day, one town or another is having a farmers market. Tou can choose what ever you like – fresh farm eggs, homemade jams and breads – there is something for every one!

Whether you are spending time at a family gathering, tiptoeing into a lake, or feeling the fresh cut grass under your bare feet, these are the simple things that make me happy as a clam!

What about you? What are some of your favorite summertime memories?


BlowingKisses girl

Warmly, Cheri

Simplistic Notions

Monday, July 22, 2013

“How nice it is to find pleasure in the small things

in life.”

Warmly, Cheri

Free Printable Paper Doll

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bonjour Coco

Please visit Kettle Cove Map, click on the rocking boat, print and enjoy!

Ohhh how I loved paper dolls when I was little! Do you want to know a secret I still do!  Years ago before personal computers were even a thought: there were paper dolls. Sitting on a floor cutting out my paper Barbie with her beautiful full dresses and pencil skirts, and let me not forget my National Velvet cut out doll. She had a strong resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor who played in the movie when she was a young girl.


A few years later I would still be on the floor but cutting out my own handmade Paper dolls. I would sketch out the beautiful ladies that graced the Sears and J.C. Penny catalogs and created my own dresses with color pencils and paint.


Nothing has really changed I still have a major infatuation with paper and paint that has brought me delight in each and every project I complete. 


Please take a look at Kettle Cove Map click on the rocking boat and print out Coco Dubois and her clothes!  Wishing you and your little ones…happy play!

Warmly, Cheri

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