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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Waiting for Snow

"While we try to teach our children all about life,
 Our children teach us what life is all about"
Angela Schwindt

This week we had another snow storm, yes, another day off for the kids....and a day of playing in the snow for me! I put away the pencils, shut off the laptop, and spent the day just playing with my kids and our dog in the snow.... Remember how good it felt to ride a sled down a hill covered in fresh fallen snow...Have a snowball fight, and lose? Or scoop up the snow and actually taste it? Or fall down in the snow and giggle?
  Yes, I needed a day like this....Thanks girls!
This little sketch is a tribute to all of the little kids and big kids out there waiting patiently for the next snow day....and the call....NO SCHOOL, TODAY!! Yippeeeee!

and Yes, It's Sunday, time for my friend Sophia's Sunday Sketches. Please do pop over and say hello. Why don't you join in this week? Hop on over here, to The Blue Chair Diary. That's where you will find, me!
 - xox - Heather 

35 comments:

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

so sweet, reminds me of my little redheaded granddaughter.
cheers, dana

Marlene said...

Good Morning Heather, what a great sketch. It has been a long time since I played in the snow - I'm afraid my old bones would not allow that now. Glad you got to enjoy the girls day off with them.

Christine said...

She can't wait to get out in the snow! I see the look of anticipation on her face! Glad you're enjoying your snow!

Nelly said...

I love snow days. We only had a 2-hour delay, oh well. I love your sketch, I loved being a kid and waiting for the snow. Then listening on the radio for your school to be named. I am still like the kids, I tell them at work that I am following the school schedule so I pray for snow days too.

pinkglitterfae said...

what an adorable sketch! that could be me looking out the window, lo1!
so glad you can get out and have some fun in the snow with your kids. I used to love sledding down the hill behind our house, then going inside for some hot chocolate.
You've got to enjoy all these wonderful moments in life :-)

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh, Heather. I love the quote and she is my favourite sketch of yours. It really spoke to my spirit and the childlike heart and faith I keep trying to push to the surface of my life. Still trudging through but determined this is going to be a better year for me! I feel it deep inside. Thank you for your encouragement this Sunday morning. Hugs!! :)

Reflections said...

Oh what a fun day that was! We had snow here (enough to actually stick) on the 2nd... for the first time in many years (last was '87, I believe) so I had spent the day catching pictures, etc. Stopped to watch some young ones sledding down a small hill.

Thanks for the beautiful reminder in your sketch. I was missing the childhood days of winter wonderlands.

Julia Christie said...

What a wonderful day that sounds Heather! Just lovely and makes me wish the snow we had earlier this week had stuck around for more than half a day!

Embrace that inner child!

Love the painting too. You capture children so well - magical...

Smiles

WrightStuff said...

It is great fun isn't it. I spent hours out in the street with all the kids just before Christmas. Best bit was making snow angels! We also made a huge stack of snowballs while we were waiting for two kids to come out! Your sketch reminds me of me as a girl wishing it would snow!!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a wonderful sketch and a wonderful quote... Such a great post (It sounds like a perfect day!)

xo
Kristin

Brian Miller said...

smiles. love the joy on her face as she sees the flakes....would not mind a bit more snow this year...

Tammie said...

ah, this is so cute and I love your choice of colors.

how fun to take a day to play with your children in winters wonderland!

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens Heather!!! this Character is so so sweet!!! I love her...and I love waiting for snow and looking out the window!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

EVA said...

How wonderful all the girls got the snow and the ability to play in it!!

Are you and your girl's redheads Heather?

Lovely sketch!!

Betsy said...

Oh sounds like you had a great time out in the snow! I haven't done that since my boys were a bit younger. It's good exercise, too...pulling sleds, climbing back up the hill...and for me..constantly counting 4 heads! :)
Nice memories!

Linda Pruitt said...

I loved the sketch, but I love what you wrote more. Making time for our kids and grandkids is what memories are made of!

art2cee2 said...

Cute! It brings back so many memories of hoping for snow days. Glad you got to enjoy your "sow day."

Shayla said...

Oooo yay sunday sketch! I love it! I am becoming quite the fan of your artwork.

Heather said...

What can I say Heather! I love everything you do!!! Wonderful illustrator. I do remember those days of waiting for them to call off school. What a great feeling it is. I love the snowed in feeling that you get when we have a blizzard. Let it snow!!!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

I love that quote and this illustration is so adorable !!! Lots of snow here too.. but not enough to have no school =)
Your illustrations are always such a joy to look at ! xoxoxo

Kelly Medina said...

Aww, she is so sweet. I love her read hair!

Jenny Blair said...

oh what an adorable piece and a wonderful post! I often give thanks to my girls as if it weren't for them I'd be the only solo thirty seven year old sledging down a hill/going on the rollercoaster/ helter skelter slide/ flying fox.....
I think I will still be doing the same at 60..may just have to borrow a small child to take with me! :)

Helen said...

A sweet sketch and I love the colours you have used.

Glad you enjoyed the snow - it's great to have such fun with the kids.

Lenora said...

I can totally relate! Your picture says it well!

Kylie said...

Oh man do I wish it were snowing here...hot, hot, hot! Sweet illustration Heather!

Shelinwa said...

Love your blog!!! you should definitely come play with us over at Inspiration Avenue

Gallery Juana said...

sweet drawing and I loved hearing about your snow day off.

studio lolo said...

it's been a long, long time since I was wishing for a "no school day" but this brought the sweet memory back!

Very nice ;)

eyecontact said...

Your work is pure delight! It makes me feel good to look at it. The kindness and movement = all so wonderful. Thanks for commenting on my heart 4 art blog. I too am excited about the Pantone 2011 palette! :-)

LadyCat said...

This is so darling! It reminds me of the "Eloise" Christmas movie that my granddaughters watch over and over. The little girl 'Yuko' keeps waiting & watching for the snow : )

Tracy said...

I think that sketch could have been me when we didn't have school a week ago :) but on Sat. when we had to go make it up, well, I wasn't smiling like that!
I'm glad you spent time with your girls; we can't ever get those moments back with our kids!

Nicola said...

I love this quote, such a sweet picture too! I had a day with my boys yesterday where I put away all my art stuff and played with them. IT's a bit different over here at the moment, we have a paddling pool out the back as it's so warm and I made a tent out of bed sheets for them with the paddling pool in side so that they would have some shade for the sun, then we played in their cubby house, and I really enjoyed it so did they, these are the days that create lasting memories for our kids and so nice that you guys had a day off together to play :0) Thanks for your kind words on my blog too, they mean alot :0) xoxoxox

Aspiring Kennedy said...

no snow here yet- in fact, it's kinda toasty here in oxford. in the low 50's today!

Jennifer Bower said...

Adorable. I love how you captured the anticipation in her expression. So glad you had those moments with your girls. Happy snow day to ya and I hope you have a great week.

Mmm said...

This is amazingly drawn Heather. you are an inspiration to me, let me tell you. Sophia must be very glad to have you in her SS too.