Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two special Birthdays-our family celebrates...

First of all...a very merry Christmas to each of you.

From our family to yours!

(Our Christmas card this year
...for my blog, I edited on Photoshop, our names on the bottom :o)

Our family celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus...
 (This is on the back of our family photo Christmas card)

...and also December 25th marks the day when my Mr. B was born :o)
Born at 4:38 
at the Kona Hospital
weighing 10lbs 4.5 oz.
(first day home~at 3 days old).

I love to look in his baby book and photo albums that his mom gave us when we were first married. His baby book has a newsclipping of his birth, locks of his reddish hair, growth chart, etc...

Here is a video I have shared before, of some of my hubby's past birthdays...& of course, which also are his past Christmases :o) (Although these celebrations were on the same day, his mom always made sure to have something separate and special for him growing up).


Joining in with:
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme .

Also Thank you to all those that entered for a couple more giveaways of the art that I do.  If you are interested and have not yet entered, there is still time.  Just go HERE to my last post on Dec 18th to enter.  Open for entries until Dec 31st, midnight EST. 
Here are a couple of my most recent orders...will be posting more in future posts.

These two are taken from the same beautiful photo, to be given to two different family members.

Sara's request:
"Here are a couple of pics. Let me know if you need more. I was wanting 2 sketches somewhat like the middle pic. I know you typically do one dog but can you do 2? I am wanting to give these as Christmas presents to my husband and his parents. I love your sketches!..."  

(It took me a little longer to get started on them, since I was waiting to find out what names Sara would like to have each one drawn with...and we both finally realized that she did not know when she found me on google search and when she sent this request with the photos, that the art I do is drawn entirely with a name. I think that is neat that she was interested in the art she had seen, even without knowing how they are done.)

(This is the middle photo~They are so cute!)

Since I do the art individually, there are always some variations, but I try to do them as close to the photos as I can.

Sara received them and sent this email to me:
"I just received my sketches. They are beautiful! I have told all of my friends about your wonderful work! I have a friend Danielle that will be emailing you soon. She is interested...." 

This one was an order for Amy:

"Hello again.  Was wondering if you would be able to sketch this  (image of a hummingbird and flower) by Christmas.  My boyfriend LOVED his sketch of the maltese cross & wants to have a hummingbird sketched for his mom."

Thank you for stopping by, commenting and I will be by to return your visits...still catching up!

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Anonymous said...

Have a very wonderful Christmas Maria!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Merry Christmas! What a wonderful family!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

This makes me feel so guilty for not making baby books for my three girls. I hope my blog stories over the years will make up for it. Wonderful sketches.
Merry Christmas, (visiting from Jenny's)

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

baby books and photo albums are so fun to enjoy. I'm back logged on photos but love the fact I can have memories held dear in my mind and photos to remember the years gone by of our wedding, time in the military and our children and friends and family. It's fun to see real old baby books as well and what was received.
Merry Christmas!

Judie said...

Maria, you are such a gifted artist! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Hope you well, season's greetings!

Awards 4 U, Merry Christmas, Thanks 4 Being My Friend!


Awards 4 U, Stay Blessed

Jen Price said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. B! And Merry Christmas!

Susan Anderson said...

I always envy an artist! Nice work.

And Merry Christmas.


Janet Rose said...

Merry Christmas! (and Happy Birthday to your Mr. B!) Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Bearly Sane said...

Dear sweet Maria, as busy as I have been I couldn't let this day go by without wishing you and yours a Joy Filled Christmas. Will endeavour to catch up on some reading and pop by again soon.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your artwork is beautiful. I posted the recipe to the marble cheesecake
Happy Holidays!

More Than Words said...

I love your Christmas card. So beautiful. And Happy Birthday to your husband. What a great collection of photos!

Vivek said...

Hi Maria ,

Wish you and your family A Merry Christmas !
Bring lots of happiness in your life and around.
You are such a great Artist ..your sketches are so amazing ..

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Take care
And have a super
weekend :)
Keep smiling.

Vivek said...

And A very Happy B'day to Big B :)

Bacardi Mama said...

Just had to stop by and say Merry Christmas to you Maria and your beautiful family. Make some special memories today.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Merry Christmas Sweetheart!! may you and your loved ones Be Blessed!!!


mrs. c said...

You are so talented! I know you are a ray of sunshine for your family and friends! Have a merry Christmas, we have 6 inches of snow, our first white Christmas in 42 years! We are snowed in but that's o.k. we will have our family Christmas tomorrow.

xinex said...

Pretty neat video! Happy birthday to your sweet hubby! I hope you had a nice Christmas and hope blessings continue to come your way throughout the years to come....Christine

Cheryl said...

Great video! Those Santa shots were perfect.

Hope you and your family had a fantastic holiday.

Jo said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas ... love your Christmas card with your family ... and that dog drawing is just amazing!

Veronica Lee said...

Merry Christmas, Maria and a very Happy Birthday to Mr. B!! Beautiful post as always.

Jenny said...

Sending belated Happy Birthday wishes to Mr. B. I know he is already richly blessed in love and family. Please give me a late hug from me.

Maria. What can I say? I have so enjoyed your blog this year...I appreciate and admire your life and your art and your devotion to your loved ones.

You are an amazing lady.

I am proud to know you.

Hugs and thanks for linking.


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