Monday, May 17, 2010

S M I L E…it's Monday!

Monday's should always start with something that makes you smile and this morning when I was checking my Facebook to see what my family and friends did over the weekend, I saw something that brought a big smile to my face. My dear friend, the other Shellbelle, posted something from her favorite artist Mary Engelbreit. Unless you've been living on a deserted island somewhere, you know who ME is and have seen her colorful, delightful illustrations.

Mary's work always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy; often she has brought back images of my childhood and the illustration I saw today included four of my favorite things — the beach, an egret, seashells and the cutest, darn beach huts I've ever seen! Ya'll know how much I love beach huts, so this Monday's smile was as big as the sky.

Did you know Mary has a blog? Yes, she does! You can read one of her recent entries here about her April trip to Sarasota, Florida and see some wonderful photos her darling daughter, Mikayla, took.

The image above was included in her 2010 calendar, which can be purchased in her online store or as a high-quality print, suitable for framing here. BUT, no matter what, I just know this illustration today is going to make you 

S M I L E ! ! !

Have a wonderful week, big hugs to all!
Ya'll make be smile everyday!

18 Thoughtful Comments:

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Too cute!!

Sahildeki Ev said...

You are right. wonderful drawing to start a wonderful week..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very fun, Rhonda! Love ME. She always makes me smile.


Sheila :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love ME, her art work is so bright and cheerful. She makes me smile no matter what the subject.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

PS glad to see you back in bloggersville.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Thanks Rhonda! That definitely made me smile! Love the images and colors! The quote describes me perfectly!

~ Tracy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've always loved ME and Susan Branch's illustrations. They do bring me back to happy childhood days. I bought ME's Favorite Nursery Rhymes book for my grandson as the illustrations were so wonderful!

Loui♥ said...

G'mornin' Shelle..
come a week from tomorrow,
I'll be singing that song for two weeks!!!
love the post!
love ME!
have a beautiful day..
you just made mine!!
(but then you ALWAYS do!)
warmest hugs..

nancygrayce said...

I love ME, but my sister loves her even more! I would love to get her something with that saying!!! I'm going to look at her website! Thanks!

rjerdee said...

Yep, know ME for a long, long time. I understand that she has a house on Casey Key (so does Stephen King), across the jetty from Venice. :)

SmilingSally said...

Mondays are always blue for me ... but it's a Happy Blue Monday.

Lindsay-ann said...

Love the beach huts. I am a beach hut fan too. In England they are just simple wooden sheds painted different colors. This is such a pretty picture. Thanks for sharing.

sealaura said...

hi there! glad to see you blogging again. Mondays are often spent with folks moaning and groaning (sometimes me!!) but I love your outlook today. hope your week is off to a great start.

Kat said...

I love this! It's adorable. Thanks for the Monday smile :) And thanks for stopping by and the congrats for Cait. We had a great weekend! Kathy

Mary Bergfeld said...

I am smiling :-). your post was a great way to begin the week. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Simple Daisy said...

So cute:)

Sierra said...

That is just darling, that is how i feel exactly!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I have always loved all the colors and illustrations she uses! So cheery! Love this one! Congrats on your win from Applestone Cottage too! Woohoo!

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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