new year ~

Welcome 2013!

I survived the New Years Eve festivities up at Donner's Bay Resort last night ... and was even tucked away into my cozy bed by 3 a.m.  It was a cold night last night here in northern WI.  On the way home (the resort is 22 miles from our place) the thermometer in the truck said it was 4 degrees out when we left and as we got closer to home the temps were dropping.  We had -10 BELOW ZERO when we got home.  First time this year we hit the double digits below zero! brrr...

So are you a maker of resolutions?   My resolution is not to make resolutions.  Then I don't feel bad when I break them ... which I always do. 

I do wish though that I had more will power to follow through on things I would like to do.  Yep ... I admit it ... I'm not quite perfect and have a few issues that one might call flaws. lol ... now I sound like Slim.  Note ... I ONLY SAID A FEW!! NOW I REALLY SOUND LIKE SLIM!!! LOL

a few more doodles ...

I love old coloring book pages for inspiration ... but this next one I was inspired by this scrapbook page I did a few years back of my youngest grandlove.  Bailey is now 7 but was 3 years old in the photo.  She's still just as adorable, beautiful and full of charm now as she was then.  I truly think she inherited it from me:)

It started with me trying to capture her eyes, and I also wanted to age her a bit more.  Does my doodle  resemble her??   Dear Hubby doesn't think so ... my son in law thought I was drawing my sister Colleen ... I guess I don't know who it resembles ... if anyone ... I was shooting for Bailey.

I spilled on the paper with some white out and it made a huge blob where her mouth was suppose to be ... drawback of drawing in ink ... no erasing ... so it turned into a bunch of flowers ... and the flowers, etc... spread out from there. I guess that's why I call it doodling ~ because I never know what my mistake is going to turn into.

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. You sure ARE a talented lady Mel. I gotta admit though that the flowers over the mouth gives pause to wonder..........AH! I've got it! You could droodle two more...one with flowers over her eyes and another over her ears and then title them: "Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil!" Now you've got it. lol.....New Year's party sounds like fun but not the tripple digits at home! brrrrr!

  2. Love your doodles Aunt Mel. :)

  3. Happy New Year. I love your talent when you display it. I wish I could make such art, as I doodle, just isn't there, no matter how hard I try to find it. I have only a 'little' talent, I copy pretty good. hahahaha!

    Love you girl and I do think the eyes are good.
    Hug Slim for us!!

  4. Happy New Year to yiu and brrr what a chilly start. The drawings were great see, thanks for sharing.

  5. I think your sketch looks like an older version that adorable little sweetie. Your doodle around her face is enchanting and puts me in mind of nature folks and unicorns.
    You are a truly gifted artist Mel. You're multi-talents never cease to amaze me.

    I wish you and your family the best in 2013. :)

  6. Perfect weather for staying inside and doodling! I LOVE the Bailey doodle and think you captured her quite well!

    Happy 2013!

  7. I agree with Ms.A, you did a good job capturing Ms. BaileyGirl. draw her cheekbone a bit thinner and you have her as she is today...nice indeed!
    Happy New Year Mel...no way I would have survived a celebration at Donner's Bay...even tho I suggested we come up. Yesterday was a long one.

  8. WEll goodness; the start of a very beautiful woodland elf if i ever saw one! and I think you captured the twinkle in Baileys eyes perfectly!

    Carry on with that please; you must add some little chipmunks and little birds holding up the foliage around her as her royal court..:)

    Happy new seasons to you and yours !

  9. I can't say if I see a resemblance or not, but I do love the doodle. Find a publisher yet? You've got a talent that needs to be shared!!!!

  10. Mel, anyone who knows Bailey should see the resemblance ... only difference is that she has her mouth shut! LOL I absolutely LOVE your doodling.
    'love & hugs from afar'