Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday Snippets and Sunday Sketches

Photos from my week -

It was Father's Day here in Australia so
I hope all the Dads had a great day!

I had Mum and Dad over for Sunday lunch.

A pic of my Dad
He will turn 80 later in the month!


Flowering cactus
cactus in flower

Cody grabbed the free shelf as I was folding up the birdcage covers to put there.
cody on shelf

He makes a cute shelf-sitter
cody shelf sitter

Cody with Jack, both waiting to see what my next move will be.
They follow from room to room. lol
Jack hates the camera!
Every time he sees it, he gets all self-conscious and tries to look away. lol
cody & jack

Today was the first time I used my new Crock-pot,
A roast for the meat-eaters who
declared it a great success.
I made a delicious vegetarian meal for Beau, Mum and I.
Sunday roast

We played Yahtzee in the afternoon...
Lots of fun!
Yahtzee

Yesterday, I had to do some mending to my favourite tunic
mending tunic

Wearing mended tunic
wearing mended tunic

A beautiful morning sky earlier in the week
early morning sky

To play along with Sunday Snippets each week
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sunday snippets by tinniegirl


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Unfortunately, my first entry in Sunday Sketches is pretty dismal.
I didn't get much time with it being Father's Day but
here is a quick ballpoint pen sketch I did of Cody
in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook.
Amazingly, he actually stayed still long enough!
Cody - quick ballpoint pen sketch

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I hope you've all been enjoying a beautiful weekend!

~ Love, light and peace ~

54 comments:

  1. aww that is lovely, looks like you had a wonderful day... and.... you are looking so well!!! intersting about that crock pot...didnt know you could make a roast in it? wow sounds good!

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    1. Thanks, Krissie....I feel great now! I would never have guessed about a crockpot roast either but my daughter did her roast in a crockpot and it turned out beautiful and tender so I did the same. Just brown the roast on all sides before placing it in the crockpot. Add beef stock to almost cover roast....I also added a diced onion, some Worcestershire sauce and some tomato sauce. Then cook on low for eight hours. The meat eaters loved it. :)

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  2. Lovely! I never use my crock pot, but whenever anyone talks about using theirs, I get inspired to try to get it out again.

    That cactus is beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I've never had a crockpot until recently. My daughter uses her crockpot all the time so I bought one too.

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  3. Happy birthday month to your dad and happy father's day, too. I cracked up when I saw the look on Jack's face -- it's like he thinks he did something wrong. Ha! Such sweeties they both are. Vegetarian meal for me, please. Yahtzee is one of our favorite games to play around here. And you, my dear, could never have draw anything poorly. Even your quick sketches are better than anything I could hope to do. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Yep....he gets all self-conscious every time he sees the camera coming his way. lol For the vegetarians, I made satay tofu which we had with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes...the satay gravy was delicious! We had a great time playing Yahtzee as it's been a while since we last played. xo

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  4. Great post - enjoyed your sketch, and your newsy news - your dad looks like such a nice guy.

    Love that tunic.

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  5. Oh what a lovely day you had. Cody and Jack look adorable and I love the sketch you did of Cody.

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    1. Thanks, Shashi! We did have a lovely day ~ x

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  6. Cody and Jack are so cute! My kitties like to get on empty shelves, too.

    Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful day. Your dad looks happy and I'm sure the dinner was delicious.

    LOVE the tunic!!

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    1. Thanks, Janet! Usually clothes that need mending will sit for ages before I bother to fix them but not the case with my favourite tunic. lol

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  7. Well, I think it's a great sketch!

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  8. happy birthday to your dad! sounds like a great family day

    very nice and colourful tunic :) def. worth mending
    that cactus is gorgeous :D but deadly looking too :p

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Yep, that tunic gets a lot of wear, especially in summer. :)

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  9. This is a beautiful sketch! Welcome to SS. Enjoyed your wonderful snippets, Happy Father's Day to your dad!

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    1. Thanks for the welcome to SS, Christine. Glad you enjoyed the post ~ :)

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  10. I love your Sunday sketch and the photo of Jack made me laugh... he does look self conscious... classic... and your tunic is gorgeous... look the textures and colours...xx

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    1. Thanks, Trace. Yep, Jack is too funny! xo

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  11. aww Jack, so cute, don't be shy. you are gorgeous and very photogenic

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    1. Thanks, Midge. I hope Jack will break through his shyness of the camera one day. I can never get a decent shot of him. lol

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  12. Happy Belated Father's Day to your dad. Looks like the meals were a success. You have been busy and you look like you are feeling better, too!! :) Jack does look uncomfortable and almost guilty--LOL! Cody had the perfect sunny spot on that bottom shelf. I think your quick sketch looks great! Have a super week. :):)

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    1. Thanks, Rita. I am feeling good....I notice when I overdo things and then I just rest for a while. Jack is such a hoot when the camera is around. lol xo

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  13. What a cute sketch! And a fun collection of pictures.

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  14. I think you sketch is way too cute! Don't be so hard on yourself. Happy bday to your father. :)

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra! I'm happy to be on board with the Sunday Sketches finally. :)

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  15. I actually thought the sketch was Jack at first glance. I might consider joining sunday sketch too. Great photos xo

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    1. Yep....I thought the sketch resembled Jack too. I think it's because I went a little too long with Cody's muzzle. It would be great to have you join Sunday Sketches, Beau!

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  16. What a lovely week there, Serena! And Happy Father's Day belate... Your Dad is a sweetheart! LOVE the pic of Cody & Jack--they are too cute! And your sketch of Cody is really charming... it looks like it should belong in a story book. :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! Your beautiful comments are always welcome ~ xo

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  17. I wish I could sketch half so well - it's great. And I thoroughly enjoyed your snippet photos - it's really fun to see what caught your eye to document throughout your week. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my inspiration post - it seemed to strike a chord with lots of folks.

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  18. your sketch is awesome! Cody is so cute!

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  19. LOVE the sketch!!!! Nice to meet you through Sunday Sketches!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'm glad to be on board with Sunday Sketches ~ :)

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  20. Gorgeous pictures. I love the shot of the cactus. And I think you're sketch is great.

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  21. Wow Serena..your sketch is sublime..beautiful!! Your dad is a sweet heart..so cute! and such a gorgeous lovely post..thanks for sharing your magical world!
    Victoria

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  22. Hi Serena,
    Thanks for the visit on sunday sketches.

    Your sketch of cody is sweet and I know what you mean about pets holding a pose long enough to draw. Love that tunic too!

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  23. You are too cute! Sounds like you had a good holiday with your father. I love that bashful picture of Jack - made me laugh out loud a little! I think your sketch of Cody is wonderful. Have a great a day, Serena! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! Yes, it was a good day. Jack always makes me laugh when he goes all weird at the sight of a camera. lol Have a great day too ~ xo

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  24. Oh I wouldn't say your sketch was dismal! its a gorgeous sketch of your pooch!! i love it:))
    The photos are lovely and the tunic looks great on you. Your dad was so lucky, sounds like it was a grand day! Glad to see you looking so well and smiling big:D
    Fran xo

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    1. Thanks, Fran....glad you like my sketch. It was quite rushed as I was worried he was going to get up and move like he usually does. lol

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  25. Love the flowering cactus and the mended tunic very much. x

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  26. what lovely photos (especially the one of YOU!)... you look beautiful in that lovely tunic.
    And Cody and Jack, waiting for your next move. Too funny... so nice to catch up here Serena.
    You're obviously as wonderful a person as you are an artist. Your sketch is amazing. xox

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! So glad you dropped by ~ xo

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