Sunday, 14 September 2014


Hello friends.
I've been away on holiday - no Internet, no computers, no phones, no radio, no television, no newspapers - just a lot of walking, reading, eating, puzzle-solving and a little art-making.

Before I left I made a going-away card for Mr. Esmeralda and me which fitted this month's "Soartful" challenge theme "The Motor Car".

Would you like to make an artwork on "The Motor Car"?  All of us at "Soartful" would be so happy to see it.

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The theme at "Mix it Monthly" is "Trees".

Hope all is well with you and I'm looking forward to visiting you soon.


  1. Love that car, wouldn't mind having one like that to drive through the forest of colourful trees. Glad you enjoyed your quite holiday, nice to have you back in the world. Valerie

  2. Welcome back from your holidays, and glad to hear you had such a restful time, remote from modern communications! Your 'going away' car seems from bygone era, I just love the orange, purple and pinky-
    yellows tones, and the curvy running board. The trees are surrounded by such vibrant colours, each so well co-ordinated with the tree colouring - you have such a lovely colour sense, Sheila. Hugs xx

  3. I swear, you must live in the land of gumdrops and lollipops where all is happy and colorful and never a care in the world. :-) And everyone there gets to travel around in cars that look yummy enough to eat and the trees too! I think it must be a little like Whoville. Your happy art gives me a spring in my step for the day!

  4. Happy that you are back again, Sheila.
    Your art pieces are like a colour firework - beautiful and colours delightful.
    Have a wonderful next week, hugs!

  5. Your creations have again totally her own design colors and Asmeralda look!
    Love it as always.
    Wish you a nice evening and a good start in a new week tomorrow,
    big hugs Anja

  6. Hi Sheila, I hope you enjoyed your holiday! Your car is very sweet. Is that the one you took for your holidays??? It looks like a car which can find it's way by its own. A very clever car!
    I hope I will have the time and an idea for your challenge... I'll do my best!!!
    Best Beate

  7. Hello dear friend, great to see you are back. Such lovely trees and that motor car is a real favourite! I'm not at all into cars but this one would be fun to have a ride in, I love it!

  8. Ahh, your car is wonderful. Reminsicent of the one in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, lol. I can't imagine a holiday without modern contacts, they are all so engrained in our lives now aren't they? And how quickly that happened, compared to the thousands of years previous without them. How strange that for many of us, we live our lives barely speaking to our close neighbours, if indeed we even know who our close neighbours are, or what they look like, yet we can chat happily online, to people from all around the globe. *gosh* all that at nearly midnight!! Lol
    Your trees are beautilfully coloured and are perfect for any festive time of the year :D
    Have a great week ahead :D

  9. Welcome were missed dear Sheila!
    What a lot of adventures one could enjoy in such a fine motorcar and getting to spend time in your magical forest would be really wonderful too!
    Mr M and I are headed off for two weeks at the beach end of this week...time to twinkle our toes in the sand again

  10. Fab to have you back Sheila!
    I love your car ... seen on SoArtful and your trees are superb.. hope Orange Esmeralda and you have had a fantastic vacation!

  11. Welcome back... really wonderful holiday, Sheila! Your car is so cute and I love the super design. I also love the lovely trees and the fantastic colour combo.
    Mar x

  12. Where did you go on your trip? Love your funky car?

  13. Back in business !! Keep going, love them all, Awesome

  14. i love the car as well as the trees... good you had a stressless time!

  15. I love your car and would have fun to drive a bit with it up and down the hills ;)...thank your for your sweet trees, Sheila... they are quadruplets, I am sure, each one shines in its own color...I guess they remind me, that time flies by and christmas is near...but ssshhhhh slow down, breathe...enjoy every second...than time gets slower immediatelly ;) Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  16. great creations, love the trees!
    Groetjes Karin

  17. These little illustrations are so cute! I love the colors so much and the shape of this lovely car :)

  18. Sounds like you had a fun, peaceful and very restful holiday with Mr. Esmeralda. I love your trees page, because it's very colorful and has a paper cut feel to it. Blessings!

  19. Your watercolors are amazing my dear they take my breath away...LOVELY!!

    I just have to ask...are you for or against an independent Scotland?

  20. Nice card for the Mister. Love your trees and their colors. xox

  21. Hello SheilaI love your very happy and colourful car, the shape reminds me of cars when I was little. And the trees such lovely colours. You certainly know how to design and put together the most fantastic colours.


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