Friday, May 27, 2011

the "joy" of JAZZ

When I think of jazz, I think of this little guy, Owl Jolson! This cartoon was the best. All he wanted to do was sing jazz tunes instead of the classical stuff his dad wanted him to practice. It all turned out well in the end when his Dad saw his potential as a jazz singer! Here's a link to a blog that has screen shots, the video and words to the song

Do you remember this toon? What do you think of when you think about jazz?

Thanks for stopping by and remember, it's International Jazz Day on Saturday, so be sure to listen to some jazz!

- Joy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Live Life like JAZZ

Yeah- I went back to the bunny. It was a no brainer for "jazz". I wish I could get James Earl Jones to read my little blurbs about bunny.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guest Lynn Alpert-Jazz

(Heather is taking a break to get ready for Bead & Button. On Wednesdays we'll be featuring some friends who have so kindly agreed to step in for the next  month.)

"It's Goldilocks and the Just Rights!"

(Thanks so much, Lynn! You can see more of Lynn's fun work here and here!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Chef Barkley knew how to jazz up any baked good with his special blend of spices!
(I have blueberry muffins on the brain thanks to Nina! :D)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Priscilla ~ Jazzy Delights!

of course, i had to listen to jazz while i created this sketch! (what a life)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

the "joy" of May flowers...

Ah May... the month you can still get rain but Summer is right around the corner! A time to kick off your rain boots and enjoy the fresh grass and blooming flowers. I for one can't wait!

Yay, May!!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Diandra-May Flowers

April Showers bring May flowers...

and daisy chains!

When I was little my friends and I had a seemingly endless list of clapping games we would play. My favorite was Rockin' Robin. Did you play any clapping song games?
(I like where this is going. I think it's time for a little color, what do you think?)

update: I couldn't wait! Here's the color sketch!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

The "joy" of mothers

We shouldn't need a holiday just one day a year to celebrate Mom, every day is Mother's Day! Just thinking about Mom, telling her you love and appreciate her, that's what it's all about. Well, and breakfast in bed once in a while doesn't hurt!

This year is my first as a Mom. I had no idea how wonderful being a mom could be!

Remember to tell your Mom you love her today!


Moms - the original social network

Blogger deleted my post- which My Mom didn't read-:(

Well- here's the sketch again.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diandra-Mother's Day

 One of the things I love most about young kids: their enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Priscilla ~ Mother's Day

Hoping your Mother's Day was simply delightful and relaxing!
I shared a bit about another Mother's Day image here.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dancing and sketching - Happy Cinco de Mayo!

A quickie as I rush off to get my daughter and spend the evening at the horse stables! I will come home and have a margarita... and dream of sipping it on a beach in Mexico!  My messy sketch longs to be cleaned and colored- but that's why we're called The Sketchables!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Priscilla ~ A Week Of Celebrations!

This week we are celebrating both Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as Cinco de Mayo!  So many reasons this week to smile, be thankful and especially appreciate those who invest so much in the lives of children!!

Find the recipe to make this very sweet and fun "s'more" teacher appreciation gift here!  

Cheers and chuckles!