Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Princess and the Pea


So, I am tentatively finished with this one, finally.  It's didn't turn out exactly the way I had envisioned it but other than the fact that I keep finding little things to fix, I am pretty happy with it, I think.  Sorry, I have been away from blog-land so much.  Summer is near and I should have a lot more time to be creative in the coming months. School has really bogged us down this year and we are still dying and selling t-shirts.  We even opened up an Etsy store.  There is a link on the side bar, so be sure to check it out. We are still donating a percentage of the sales to charity and 10% of the sale price of the womens shirts has already been donated to Japan.  Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind and gracious comments. I appreciate it!

30 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Amazing and wonderful illustration!!! I love it!!!
    Sonata

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  2. Yesterday I got a new bed and it is approximate as high as from you painted ones.
    I have slept very well in it also without pea!

    Wonderful drawing!
    Have a nice night
    ♥♥♥Rosine

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  3. Oh, yes, yes, YES! This is gorgeous! I love the softness all around. GORGEOUS! And WOOOOOHOOOO for the Etsy store!!!

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  4. Oooo...This is gorgeous, Karen!! I love the softness of the veil, the tree bed post, everything! I sure wish I had a bed like that.

    And congrats on the new shop... You did really great picking out that catchy name! Lots of luck, of course. I hope you get tons of sales. :)) oxx

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  5. Yipeedoohdah! Hey what's a doodah I hear you ask? I don't know either but it's yippee for this one :)

    Gee I sound like Bella (I wish)

    Karen looks great! all the different textures are in such good taste and harmoniious. Of course the piece de resistance (French Resistance?) is the daiphanous veil (gee I can't spell I am getting red squiggles everhwere :) ) The crown is great as the focal point (see I can spell great) and the dynamic assymetry (love saying that must be 'assymmetry???? no more red squiggles!') and the dog as the lead in the bird as the crowning part of the whole composition - and the food sticking out is a superb touch....!

    I'm glad you stuck with this one it was worth it.

    And great name for the etsy shop - wonderful luck with that! Should be a ripper with those patterns - I can see Klimt in there !

    Can I see them being appropriated to your texture library in Photoshop :)?

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  6. Heh, lucky I read my own post! Make that 'foot' sticking out - :)

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  7. Wow! This came out great Karen! All those different patterns and textures! WOW! NICE!!!

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  8. Andrew, either I am more obvious than I had thought or you just have a great eye. Yes, that is a tie dye texture. In the banner for the shop and on the princess and the pea one above. (I'm not sure which one you are referring to) Actually I imported them and made them into brushes and patterns so that I could make the banner, hang tags and labels. They are just too cool to resist so I used one here too. All those great colors flowing into one another reminds me of watercolors.
    We just did a bunch of reverse dye shirts, but I haven't posted pics yet. They are proving difficult to photograph.
    I was wondering what food I had sticking out. I had intended on putting in the pea so I wondered if I had done it and forgotten...

    Thank you for the comments, you all are so sweet :)

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  9. Waw, beautiful prints on the mattresses and I like the see true fabric a lot!! It looks so light and airy, a dream picture! Amazing accomplishment!!

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  10. Love this! Using pink in the curtains was a nice touch to add another element of softness- I can drift away to an imaginary cloud with this illustration!
    Good to "see" you again! :o)

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  11. Thank you Michele, good to "see" you too ;)

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  12. Happy Mother’s day Karen :o)

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  13. This is stunning!!! I just love it, it may be my absolute favorite of yours! The atmosphere is amazing-- foggy, misty, floaty, dreamy. Bravo to you!!

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  14. Hi and Hello! Hopped over from Ces' land of wonderment, and ever so happy I did. I have a stack of fabrics like that in my sewing cabinet, so even though yours are mattresses, I am seeing the dreams that fabric creates in the mind. Lovely. **kisses** Deb

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  15. That is so sweet Deborah, thank you. I have read many of your comments on Ces's blog. I used to sew a lot and I have a huge collection of fabric gathering dust in my basement as a result :( I really should do something with it.

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  16. Oh Karen! I love this. Your sheets are so fabulous, they look so soft and luxurious! I think you should also be a fabric designer. Heheheheh.

    I love the honeycomb pattern. I am drawing bees today and I could not remember now many angles there are in a honeycomb cell!

    Thank you so much for your visits and kind comments. I also noticed your follow up comment on Illustrious Critters. I think that guy is a lot of fun but if he is to teach and inspire, starting a lecture with Steal and following it up with Fake, that's just too much for me to take. I especially recoil because I have seen so many copycats and they call themselves artist. But who am I to complain or argue, I never called myself an artist and I recoil being called one. Hahahaha!

    Have a great weekend!

    Tsup!!!

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  17. Oooooohh my darling sisterfriend Deborah came here! How sweet! Tsup!

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  18. Thank you Ces, I get it, I just related to some of the things he said. I hope that doesn't make me an imposter :o. I can't wait to see your bees, I am sure they will be fabulous. You make me feel lazy Ces, you are non stop productive!

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  19. Hahahahah! Definitely not you! When he says "Nothing is original" I find that an insult to so many artists I admire including you.

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  20. Awwwww, thanks for making me smile today Ces. You are too sweet. I admire you too :) You are definitely and original and so is your work!

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  21. Thank you for your words Karen.
    Ever, is a great honor for me, let me comment, someone who has the talent to make great illustrations like this that you share in your blog
    I noticed the texture you put in the background, is really very delicate.
    you have created a subtle atmosphere
    congratulations

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  22. OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH My Goooooooodddddneeesssssss! It's beautiful your masterpiece! How absolutely wonderful K! It's awesome. Great job on this project. So light and airy. I love it!!!
    Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I so appreciate it. You touched my heart darling in ways I can't even say. Please keep us in your most powerful prayers and thoughts. It's all working together for the good.
    Best to you,
    V

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  23. oooooo.... Gala would love a sweet bed like this...loooove this!

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  24. oh, Clau, I miss you!!! So glad you stopped by :)
    You too Miss Vee, Hugs to two of my favorite ladies ((((Hugs))))

    thank you Roberto, glad to see you again too

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  25. I like all the patterns, the soft canopy and her little foot!

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  26. Hello sweet karen. How are you. Oh man, that bed is what I need tonight. I did not sleep last night because of calls and had to go to work today, so I have been in dreamland all evening dreaming of painting. Darn! I finished a painting in my dreams and when I woke up, I was very disappointed that the canvas was still white! Have a great evening. Tsup!

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  27. Just popping by to say hello..it's been far too long and I wanted to visit. WOW, Karen...this is GORGEOUS! I love how it turned out..and I hope you are also very happy with it! Hope things are well in your world, Karen!

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  28. Thank you Ces and Shirley. I'm great, I just got back from my daughters graduation from college :)

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