Tuesday 6 December 2011

A mug I covet...

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday.  Bad pain day unfortunately. I'm off to see my regular doctor again this morning as my gynaecologist is away on holidays for nearly 8 weeks! 

Anywhoo, I did this mug sketch a couple of days ago and I still haven't done any journaling on the page....maybe today.

Pencil-free sketch using Pigma Micron & ZIG Millenium pens, Derwent Inktense water soluble pencils and Mungyo watercolour crayons in A5 sketchbook.

I love this mug but it doesn't belong to me. I just covet it from the sidelines. It actually belongs to my daughter, Michelle....a gift from her sister-in-law.  I am drawn to its colour and detail every time I see it and maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to find one very similar.

Here are some of the different process stages -

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Mikayla's (granddaughter) first birthday is this Saturday and we're all looking forward to celebrating her big day with her. I'm just praying I don't end up in hospital before then. It's hard to believe a year has nearly passed since she made her grand entrance to the world. I had the honour of being a witness to her birth and the experience is something I will treasure always.

~ Love, light and peace ~


  1. Hi Serena,
    What a gorgeous mug!
    I thought it was a photo to start with, then looked at the big picture. lol Wonderful!
    I'm glad you're off to the Doctors this morning and hopefully you'll have some answers by the afternoon and pain free.
    Healing hugs,

  2. That is a striking mug! I can see why you covet it. ;)

    I pray you get some relief or answers today. I know you would be heartsick to miss Mikayla's first birthday. She is such a huge blessing in your life and brings everyone such joy! (Including me!) Please let us know how you are doing, my friend...when you can. I went through hell before my hysterectomy, so I can empathize. :(

    Prays, gentle hugs, love, and well wishes. :):)

  3. I see why you covet that mug. It's beautiful. I love the color and the design. There's something about black and turquoise that just seems so perfect together.

    Sending you big hugs and lots of healing thoughts.

  4. Happy birthday to Mikayla.
    I agree with you the mug is very desirable.
    Hope you will be ok.

  5. Oh my.....what a pretty 'MUG SHOT"....no pun intended!!

    LOL LOL.....

    Stay well sweet lady,


  6. Same here. I love the mug, it's just beautiful, and I am hoping that you will be getting better and that the doctor is actually able to help...

  7. Beautiful mug, I can see why you covet it, I would too. All those lovely textures and the colour is one of my favourites.
    I hope you get some pain relief

  8. lovely colour that mug! hope youre feeling better... did the primolut work/help with your probs?

  9. Hi Serena,
    Love that mug and it's color! No wonder you want one! :)
    Sorry to hear you had pain again.
    Please take care.

  10. Happy birthday to baby Mikayla... I hope you are feeling better (and better about things) tonight.

    The mug drawing is really fabulous!

  11. That's an awesome mug, Serena! I can see why you like it so much!

  12. A big big Happy Birthday to Mikayla and how time flies. I can't believe she is a year old already. I'm still picturing you making her blanket and her painting for the wall and other things and now it's Number Uno. Thats great and so is that cup you sketched. Great job. I do hope you feel better. Take care.

  13. Hey Serena, I love your collage of your creative work. And that mug just pops with the beautiful color and the black. Lovely! Glad to hear the boys had a great time at the concert. My first real concert was Aerosmith in the 80's and my ears rang for days afterwards. :) Hope you are feeling better. Happy almost birthday to Mikayla. I've not been sleeping well of late either, and finding it hard to visit blogs as I would like. Hope your day is great. Best wishes, Tammy

  14. Oh...I can see why you'd love this mug. You've rendered it so beautifully..and with love. And - sending you healing thoughts and wishes. Feel better!

  15. Serena, the blue in this is absolutely YUMMY. I also love the dots - of course. :-)
    Hope you find your own blue mug one of these days...
    Happy CED! xoxo

  16. Serena BIG wave of healing love being sent from the West. Hopefully you'll be well soon.

    I covet your drawing of the coveted mug! Those blues! Just gorgeous.

  17. What a beautiful sketch and the colouring also so beautiful. Hope your health issues get sorted out soon.

  18. Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. *Hugs*

    You could always get one of those "design your own mug" kits and duplicate the mug for yourself.

    Happy early 1st birthday to Mikayla!

  19. Now *that* is a mug. Hope you're feeling better soon! (and a big Happy Birthday to Mikayla, too!!!)

  20. No wonder you love this mug - the blue is so vibrant with the black! Hope you had a wonderful time with your grand daughter - my son is 24, and although I am not anxious for him to get married, I look forward to the day I might be blessed with a grandchild!

  21. Beautiful! Thank you for showing the process too :) hope the pain leaves soon dear :( x

  22. ooh very pretty blue :D

    happy birthday to Mikayla!

  23. I am so sorry that you aren't feeling well and hope that you are well for the little one's big day.

    Time sure does fly, when there are little ones around, doesn't it?

    That mug is beautiful and thank you so much for photographing the stages! I love that.

    Take care, FranT

  24. LOL, awww Mum you are so cute! I didn't know you liked the mug that much. I will keep my eye out for one similar. Kate bought it over seas when on holiday so it sux we can't just get another one.

    Yay! My baby girl will be 1! So happy you will be able to come. Wouldn't have been the same without you. Plus I've already told Mikayla that Grandma will be there, so you have to be now :P

  25. I am always so amazed at your talent. I could never grow tired of seeing the beauty you create. :)

  26. I can see why you love the mug. The colors and designs are wonderful. I hope that you are feeling better and that you will enjoy every minutes of Mikayla's special day. Happy Birthday to her.

  27. lovely seeing the process and the finished sketch is lovely... I would covet this as well...xx

  28. Hi Serena! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colour and details! :)

  29. Ooo...I love the lush details of this mug. It's like a flamenco in mug form! ;o) So sorry you've had another bad day...I hope you find some ease soon. And happy wishes for Mikayla's very first birthday...how sweet! :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

  30. love the mug also...Happy Birthday Mikayla...first is such a magical party...take care thinking of you....

  31. Your sketches never cease to amaze me, Serena! You have such great drawing skills! :-) Sometimes I just want to draw and sketch all day and not think about other things.... maybe that way I can be better with my drawing skills. haha. :-)

    Happy Sunday!


  32. Hi Serena, just popping in to say hi! Hope all is well over there. Best wishes, Tammy

  33. Hi. I like your style in drawing. I am looking for samples of watercolor crayon samples and I found your page. Great inspiration to start mine.