Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Day Before Christmas

The Day Before Christmas

We have been helping with the cake, 
And licking out the pan,
And wrapping up our present,
As neatly as we can,
We have hung our stockings up,
Beside the open grate,
And now there's nothing more to do,

Both my illustration and poem were inspired by anonymous artists from the 20th century.

Merry Christmas
~ Karen

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Little Boy w/ His ChristmasTree

  Gian Patrick with his sister, Jessie looking more like themselves. 

Happy Holidays.
~ Karen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Cave Digger

This is absolutely amazing and beautiful. I just had to share with my blogger friends.
A place to visit and add to my bucket list.
Enjoy your day.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Sketches... Pine Cone Santa

 Well the Christmas rush is upon us all and I for one can't find the energy to get everything done. I'm behind doing everything! Haven't completed a watercolor painting, a gift for my daughter Jessie. It must be completed today and in the mail by tomorrow or it won't get there in time. The tree has lights but no decorations yet, haven't set up my Christmas Village, and haven't made any cookies or my chocolate pecan candy to give as gifts this week.  I didn't even sketch every day.
A lot of  students are sick at school, maybe I'm fighting off a cold which could be the reason I'm sleeping so much when getting home after work.
On a positive note I did manage to draw this cute little pine cone Santa which was a gift from my daughter Jessie, several years ago. You can't see the white glitter that was added to the piece but I think he turned out quite well... Maybe I should frame him and send to her, would that be called re gifting?   ha ha.
Have a great week.

~ Karen

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Sketches

This is the second week I've been keeping a promise to myself to draw in my sketch book every night. The watercolor was added to Saturday morning. I've chosen two of my favorites to share for this weeks Sunday Sketches.

I'm also super excited to share that my new website is up!
Stop by to see my new Acorn Holiday Greeting Card Series. The cards also make wonderful hostess gifts when displayed in a frame.
You can purchase them in sets of 6 w/envelopes for $24.00. They'll be sent right to your door.

Have a wonderful week and make sure you visit Sunday Sketches to see what the artists in the group have posted.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

We GOTTA PRAY by Alica Keys

Very emotional and so true.  We gotta pray! Thank you Alica Keys ....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Creative Tuesday "Dreaming of Christmas"

 My first drawing for this weeks Theme "Dreaming of Christmas."
 I love the simplicity of this drawing, but the little girls feet, face and waving hand looked strange to me.
So I decided to give it another try and this time add a background to the scene.

 2nd drawing
Well..I didn't get to finish the revise as you can see. I had sketched out the background in my sketchbook and was still revising the children when I realized I wasn't going to complete the piece by today's dead line. I ended up cutting out the children and gluing their feet onto the background. My little girl seems to have aged and the little boys face got puffy. It still needs work but I made the dead line Michael.
Would you believe  I was thinking of calling in sick this morning just to stay home and finish it properly. I'm starting to take Creative Tuesday a bit to seriously. haha
I love my concept, it brought back so many fond memories of my own children when they were small. We always cut down our own tree and would dress up just to visit Santa at the Art Gallery. I remember their Grandparents telling us "This is the best time of your life, enjoy every minute with your children when there young."
I must admit, it is so true.

Happy Holidays


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