Thursday, July 26, 2012

What can I say...

Morning folks...it's been quite a week so far...sad times in the cubbyhole but I've been keeping myself busy with commission projects and there's always a silver lining to every cloud and light at the end of the tunnel. It's not often as you will probably have gathered by now that I am lost for words but right this minute I've been stunned into silence...am absolutely gobsmacked at the kindness of one of my bloggy buddies.  The lovely and very talented Alexandra recently won our Summer Distress Inks give-away and contacted me to ask if she could do a  pencil sketch of The Furry Boy as a thank you.
Wowee how kind was that...to say we were thrilled is putting it mildly so I sent off some pics of my bundle of golden deliciousness and oh boy was I blown away when not one but two sketches arrived in the cubbyhole this week...



Words can't describe how I felt when I saw Alexandra's sketches of my beautiful Furry Boy...she's managed to capture him to a "T"...the likeness is uncanny and I can't stop looking at them...gorgeous...fabulous...too beautiful for words and they are sitting in the cubbyhole where I can just stare at them in wonderment until I decide on a permanent home. It's been a sad time in the cubbyhole this week but Alexandra's kindness has lifted my spirits and the tears I'm shedding today are tears of joy.  What can I say...thank you doesn't seem enough to describe how much this means to me...thank you so much lovely lady...I will treasure your beautiful sketches forever and love love love the tag.
Time to get organised and packed up for the Christmas Altered Art Workshop at The Papeterie tonight...fun and Christmas frolics here I come.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

37 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow Kath. These are beautiful and are so like Sir Buddy. Alexander has done him proud and captured his character so well. A very clever and generous lady. Debbie

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...OMGoodness how superb are these sketches, Alexandra is one very talented girl, and yes she has captured the beautiful handsome Buddy to a 'T' oh Kath you must be thrilled to bits! and the Tag is mighty fine too...a loVely heart warming posting today Kath...Melxx :)

Caroline said...

WOW WOW WOW these are incredible what a talented lady. Carolinexxx

Alexandra said...

Good morning Kath and Buddy, you are very welcome.
I enjoyed drawing these pencil portraits, the good looks of your furry co-pilot inspired me.
I only got back to drawing during 6 weeks of time off work due to a horrendous chest infection around May/June this year, this was after an eight or 9 year gap from art, I even decided to try blogging at the end of this sick period, so I turned this time into something positive. My creativity during these years was re-directed to card making, stamping and altered art. Working full time eats into my creativity time but allows me to buy pretty crafty supplies. I love visiting your blog, it's so inspirational and I love your sense of humour.

Helen in the UK said...

Alexandra is really talented - these drawings are fantastic :)

sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my word, truly stunning drawings by Alexandra. Such a lovely and thoughtful gift

Sue

Carol D said...

Wow! The drawings are just amazing. What a talent. I can't draw for toffee. Something to treasure. Buddy is such a handsome chap. Have a lovely day.
Hugs Carol x

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I must tell you that when I saw the first one yesterday on Alexandra's blog I came out in goosebumps because I knew immediately it was the lovely Buddy! That's how good the drawing is. I never fail to be impressed by Alexandra's work, yet she is so modest and so very generous with her kind comments on mine and other blogs. She is a proper little heroine! The tag is absolutely gorgeous and I can see your inspiration in it too Kath. Have a wonderful day.......A x

May said...

Wow!! Kath, What a wonderful gift to receive from the talented Alexander.. she has captured the beautiful Buddy to a T... it must have melted your heart Kath as I know this week was not good for you with sad events.. The tag is Fabulous too.. enjoy Kath you deserve some good news & happy post... Hugs May x x x

Stella said...

Kath you are so lucky to have these beautiful drawings.I wish i could have had a drawing of my beautiful cat Rosie who was very precious and is sorely missed.She gave me 18 years of love and devotion.Congratulations to Alexandra.
Stella X

hotpotato said...

What a very talented artist, those drawings are fantastic and yes Buddy to a T.

Anesha said...

What a talented lady. Buddy looks wonderful in those sketches. Lots of hugs to you both. Anesha

Irene said...

OOOOOOOOOH Kath, how heartwarming is this, you must be so happy!!!

xx Irene

Ann Rosie said...

Morning me dearest Kath, what a wonderful personal keepsake of your gorgeous Buddy. Alexandra is one very talented lady. I had only scrolled down my screen enough to see Alexandra's first sketch and was amazed at the likeness to Buddy boy, but when I saw how perfectly she'd captured the photograph I was truly astounded. Isn't it lovely when something arrives in our life from a kind heart to brighten up a sad time.
Hugs
Ann

Liz, said...

Oh my Kath, these are super and will be treasued for years to come. What a talente4d lady,

Liz x

nnalorac said...

Wow Kath what lovely sketches of your Buddy to treasure, what a talented lady Alexandra is. Love her tag too. Carolxx

toscania-art-life said...

Woow Kath what a beautiful gift. It's the one and only Buddy.

lilyf said...

I can well imagine how you felt when you received these wonderful sketches of Buddy. May I say that Alexandra is a very talented lady but she had the most wonderful model to start with!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful drawings from a very talented lady. Choosing where to put them will be difficult - I'd want them in the same room as me all the time! Just don't let this go to the Budster's (handsome) head LOL!

tilly's crafts said...

aren't these sketches stunning? such a handsome boy and she's done an incredible job!
Kim x

Debbie said...

Wow this is fantastic.Crafter's really are so generous.What an amazing keepsake, I bet Buddy loves it too.Hugs Debbie x

Kat said...

Wow Kath these sketches of Buddy are stunning. They are absolutely just him. No wonder you're delighted with them, I'm sure you'll treasure them forever. Bet Buddy's pretty chuffed with them too! Alexandra's very talented and generous and her tag is gorgeous too.

Kat xx

Laney said...

WOW!! Kath these are brilliant and such a lovely thing for your blogging buddy to do, I bet it warms your heart hun that this lovely lady has captured your bestest friend in these fine sketches..a beautiful gesture
hugs
laney

Paula (PEP) said...

A lovely thing to do & very generous indeed. A lovely talent put to wonderful use. The likeness in both is so endearing & really captures that "Buddy" butter won't melt in the mouth look.
Take care of yourself & hope tonight goes well.
Paula (PEP)

BethanyR said...

WOW! Those are beyond words!!!

Crafty Cat said...

They are absolutely beautiful, I'm sure you will treasure them always. Alexandra is a very talented and generous lady. xxx Carol V

Karen said...

these are stunning. they are so like the photo's you show us of Buddy - the cheeky look in his eyes. hope all is okay for you Kath, but sending hugs anyway Karen x

wendyp said...

Wow - these pencil sketches are absolutely stunning - how wonderfully generous from the very talented and kind hearted Alexandra. I'm sure they must have warmed your heart - so glad you've had something good happen this week. Love, Wendy x

butlersabroad said...

Stunning sketches, no wonder they cheered you up. Alexandra really has a talent they're beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Saw one of these on FB today, absolutel wonderful, wha a clever ldy, would be lovely to be able to draw like that. Bet Buddy loves them too.

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, no wonder you will treasure your drawing they are wonderful. What a talented lady Alexandra is..

scrappyjen said...

Amazing sketches - just perfect. To treasure forever. jenx

trish said...

What a lovely gift and what a wonderful talent Alexandra has I wonder how many of us wish we could do the same.

KraftyKaren said...

These are simply beautiful - she has captured his beauty so well xx

Ellie said...

wonderful sketches of a handsome boy they are a remarkable likeness and capture Buddy's character so well

Dragonlady said...

Wow she is one talented lady - I am jealous - always wanted to be able to draw - but my stuff looks like a 5 year olds!!!! Stunning.

Ali x

Liz Miller said...

Wow Kath. These drawings of Buddy are beautiful keepsakes to treasure. What a talent Alexandra has to be able to draw like this.
Liz xx

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