Wednesday, December 1, 2010

IF_Savor and They Draw and Cook!












Here are two of the illustrations I did for They Draw and Cook, the second one is for the Christmas Contest. I did the first one but it turned out to be not very Christmas-y.  I guess I wasn't in the Christmas mode yet.  The second one, I did in about three or four hours.  They were fun, but I will now savor the fact that they are done!  Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!! It's beginning to feel a little like Christmas season now. : )

40 comments:

  1. Hey Karen! Yay! I’m the first commenter! I love these! Your grasshopper characters are so great! You are so clever> What a perfect recipe to showcase your character design and your artwork! I really love the Christmas recipe as well! That polar bear ROCKS! Your little holiday treats are a perfect accent. I see you even brought along your grasshopper goodies! That background is like a winter wonderland :o) Such a perfect layout too, allowing for the binding. You really struck gold... or should I say silver and gold with these contributions for TDAC and IF!

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  2. awwww, thanks Jack you are very kind

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  3. I was just thinking I hadn't visited you in a while (HOW did that happen???) and what do I see but lots of fabulous new stuff! Hooray for you-- it is wonderful, as usual, and Hooray for ME-- I get two new holiday recipes!! Its WIN/WIN! And those sneaky little squirrels! (Reminds me of when my son left a soda in the car with the dog-- woo-eee, what a mess!)

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  4. Great illustration.I love the little crickets.
    Deb

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  5. I found your blog from seeing your polar bear on They Draw and Cook. I love him! And then looking at the art on your website, so many gave me a warm smile and made me think of my own son.

    I was blown away by the fact that you do most of your drawing/painting now digitally! Awesome! Is Corel Paint intuitive to learn? (I love to draw and am just picking up the oil crayons and watercolors again.)

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  6. thanks Krista, I've been missing your visits!
    Thank you Debbie and Momsicle, I didn't even know it was on there yet :) I think it's an easy program, you just have to play with it for a while till you get a feel for what works for you.

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  7. They are both so cute and sound so yummy!

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  8. Oooh oooh OOOOOH! So faboooooo! The French macaroons are tres jolie! Cute little grasshopper guys. And the polar bear sure smells something yummy! So nice of the green friends to share some macaroons with him. And of course, plated so beautifully on a doily! These look GREAT! In four hours?!! Awww, now you're just showing off. :)

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  9. oh no ;0 !!! not showing off Bella, not meaning to anyway. I just reused some elements, made some new ones and put it together, because I messed up and didn't make the first one holiday-ishy enough and I liked how it turned out so rather than re-doing the grasshoppers I just started over at the last minute. I'm ridiculous, I know. I actually just realized that the one I sent to TDAC was missing a layer... ah well, see what happens when you rush, or would that be when I rush?

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  10. for some reason the first image won't get bigger when you click it.... Hmmm, weird!

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  11. Karen dearie, I hv an award 4 u.. coz you're one of my favs :).. Come by & collect d award when you've the chance..

    Have fun!

    www.doodledsgn.blogspot.com

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  12. Oooh, holiday goodies! I love them all! Good luck with your "tdac" submissions! :o)

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  13. I love your grasshopper characters, they are adorable!

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  14. thanks Michele and Faruffa and thank you for the award doodledesign!

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  15. I missed these! These are fantastic. Wow, these are so festive. You are a digital art whiz! The polar bear especially reminds me of cold winter nights but sitting warm and snug wrapped in a blanket. So comforting!

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  16. wow, thank you Ces, you are so sweet. I wish I could figure out why the grasshopper one won't get bigger, no one can see the recipe. Maybe I just need to delete it and re-upload it.

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  17. these are fabulous! Nice style and composition!

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  18. awww, thank you Candace. I really appreciate it

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  20. I like them both, but especially the bottom one. I also am fascinated with your daughter's artwork. She is very gifted. I used to teach art to teens, and seeing her art makes me miss teaching. It is very honest, and also insightful about Aspberger's. Thanks you for sharing it.

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  21. Thank you Mr.Spoqui(not sure which one of you this is from, Ogait maybe?) and Kathleen. I found teaching art very rewarding, I miss it too. I would imagine that you were a great art teacher.

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  22. Hi Karen! I'm peeping out of my den to say hello - and to say how AWESOME it is to see your recipes and recent posts. I've missed my friends out here but wanted to just say thanks for your kind words at TDAC. Loving your little crickets up there...wow! And your daughter's works are fantastic..it's great to see the posts of the descriptions of her work as well. Wishing you a wonderful December and holidays ahead.

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  23. Hi Shirley, so happy to hear from you! I hope everything is wonderful where you are. Have a great holiday season!

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  24. These look wonderful, Karen! And very, very tempting! I especially love your little green characters. And, I too am quite impressed that you did one piece in 3-4 hours! Hope you have a great holiday season.

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  25. Thank you Marion! Happy holidays season to you too!

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  26. Girl I need you to whip up a batch of dems cookie, and some of dat dare chocolate cause a sistah is hungry!! Oh my goodness does all of that sound delicious and tasty! Are those your recipes??? Girly you've got all the talent. You can DRAW and COOK he he he he he! Who knew??? This is most wonderful and now I am going to have to clean up my keyboard cause I have just drooled all over the dang thing. Wishing you and yours a truly blessed and Happy Holiday Season.
    Hugs to you with marshmallows on top!
    V

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  27. Thanks, Karen, you are very kind with your comments. I realize I did a long time since I came here. but I have not lost anything, I saw it now. I loved the illustrations of IF "sneaky", but I do not know if I would dare to try this delicious green! (Although it is a very good illustration) ja ja.
    (Below the illustration of my header says, "while I go back home, the moon sleeps"
    Bye .!!!!

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  28. oh, sorry, Nessa, yes they are my recipes... I made macarons until I had them everywhere, now they are all in my freezer for Christmas.

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  29. Great recipes! The grasshoppers are really cute!

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  30. Hi Karen! Ha! My freezer is full of cookies too-- like I really need THAT temptation in my life! I have forbidden the kids to sneak them-- can't say I'm doing so well myself! ;)

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  31. thanks Krista, Juan and Doodlestreet. Looks like it's time to put up some new work ;)

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  32. Hey Karen, well I'm finally back. Hey and these are just fantastic - they look like they belong in a cook book :)

    You have really come an amazing way - your work was wonderful when you started posting and now it's just singing

    see you soon

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  33. Thank you Andrew!!! I'm glad your back!

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  34. Both of your images are amazing!!! Great work and have a lovely holiday :)

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  35. The macarons and vanilla peppermint cocoa looks really tasty in these illustrations. Nice pieces! :)

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  36. I love both of these so much!! I thought the polar bear was fantastic and very holiday-ish even though it's more subtle. The polar bear was also one of my husband's favorites.

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  37. These are absolutely stunningly lovely!

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