Thursday, January 22, 2015

Creative Tuesday: JOY & COURAGE

My Boys bring so much JOY into my life!
They filled my heart with love over the holidays by coming home for a short visit.

 COURAGE to start promoting my love for illustrating. 

This year I will be focusing on two words, JOY and COURAGE.
I'm a pretty up beat person for the most part but depression likes to pay a visit more than I care to admit. It makes me doubt my talent and tends to hold me captive at home.
This year I will spend more time with friends and family and enjoy every minute, along with getting out there promoting my talent and selling my work!
Stop over to Creative Tuesday's to see what words the other artists have chosen.

~ Karen


  1. Karen - I've been following your blog for a while now. I LOVE it! How do you get started promoting your artwork? I'm very interested in trying to sell my designs but I don't know how to get started.
    Thanks for any help or information you might give me.
    G'ma Nancy

    1. I'll keep you posted on my progress. This is new to me also. :) thanks for being a loyal follower.

  2. Karen
    What a perfect word for someone who needs to trust what talent she has been given! Thanks for visiting me. Happy to meet another CT member. Your artwork makes me smile.

  3. Love your words and your drawing! Wonderful words to take you through the year!

  4. your word choices are wonderful. I don't really have a word but if I would to choose now, I might pick joy and courage too. wonderful illustration, it's very joyful.

    hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. Karen, you have handsome sons there. A handsome family all round. So happy for you.

  6. Also, I'm going to post this piece on the new post for peeps to see your late CT entry. Can you add Creative Tuesdays here as I know you just got to this late but wanted to do it? :) Thank you.

  7. I think this is a great word for you to focus on and I love what you've done here, Karen. Great thoughts too. Quite agree. maybe that love acorn grown into a beautiful tree of security and shelter through the year as you branch out with your art and expression. :)

  8. Your cup is overflowing. I love your piece.

  9. Great post Karen! Love what you have made, and your boys look wonderful, as you do, too. Hugs, Valerie

  10. Hi Karen, I think this is the first time I've stopped by your blog via Paint Party Friday. What a wonderfully honest post and I wish you every success in getting your art out there this year. Your work is beautiful.

  11. Never doubt your talent, you are brilliant! Hugs!

  12. Your heart bounty drawing is beautiful, as is the rest of your art. You're a wonderful illustrator! A super post :)

  13. What a courageous entry! Depression can be so crippling - and so 'hidden'! I love your conscious choice of Joy, & your courage in stepping forward with your illustration. & what beautiful sketches in the sidebar!

    My words for this year are Juicy & Miracle! & my blog post on transforming the voice of the critic into the Muse dovetails with your words!
    Happy PPF

  14. always such a happy occasion to have the grown children visit. Lovely illustration! Beautiful inspiring word choices! I chose "nourish" but today I posted a journal page about courage. All the best with moving your art forward. Happy PPF!

  15. Good luck on your promoting! I am still trying to figure out the best approach to that one.

  16. Hooray for joy and courage! Lovely linework and design!

  17. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.



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