Thursday, November 17, 2011

IF_Silent

Sorry my blog has been so "silent" lately.  I haven't posted anything for IF in eons.  And I am just getting it in at the very last minute.  I mean to post more often, I just don't seem to get to it though. For those of you who don't know, my grandson is blind.  He rides his big wheel around the house.  I am grateful that it is not completely silent or else I'd have been run over multiple times already.  The wheels make just enough sound on the tile for me to know he is coming so that I can get out of the way. But it's so great that he can ride it and rarely run into anything other than me.  He has the entire living area mapped out in his head and rides around quickly, leaning his body when he turns. It's really cute, unless he runs over my foot, which has happened on occasion.  This is another illustration from the ebook/app that I am working on.  Sorry to keep this short, but I am working, working, working.  So more about the project later... Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it! You all are the best :)

26 comments:

  1. Oooh Karen! I love your mo! Very debonair. hehehe. I love the tire tracks. Those big wheels sure do announce the coming of those hell rider tykes! I miss young children. Your illustration is so endearing. I love his hair!

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  2. thank you Ces, you are such sweet friend :)

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  3. Thank goodness the tires are not silent! Maybe you should wear steel-toed shoes when he's on the speedway, hehehehe. Your little boy is cute as ever. Great tire tracks, too!

    Love your goatee too. Peace!

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  4. WON-DER-FUL post and adorable illustration of your grandson..you are on fire, Karen! I can imagine how sweet he must look swooshing around on his big wheel...that is awesome that he's mastered his path. Love your 'stachio and goatee..so cool you know. Hang in there - I can't wait to see the final book/app! Big hugs to you.

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  5. My boy loves big wheeler as well...also loves to get into the corners with a lean too!

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  6. heh this is awesome i love your work :D

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  7. Hi Karen, beautiful picture and beautiful your grandson. People, beyond the senses, they are worth, for his heart, I'm sure you, your grandson and your family are people of a great and gentle heart.
    good weekend for you and all your family!

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  8. Have I said how much I appreciate you all? Well, I'm saying it again. You are all such lovely people. :)

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  9. This is just the cutest little trike rider! Just watch out when those wheels are coming your way!
    Good luck to you as your project progresses- looking forward to hearing more about it! :o)

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  10. Looking forward to hearing more about your project. I love this post, and your adorable illustration. Your grandson sounds so capable, and fun-loving! :)

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  11. So cute, and I love the tire tracks. I think the book will be a hit when you're finished with it. I also think you must be a wonderful grandma. I can feel the love. He's a lucky little boy :)

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  12. Awwww! I can just imagine him charging around your house--What fun! I love this character!

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  13. Thank you Elizabeth, Linda and Krista :) He is pretty amazing, most people don't even realize that he is blind.

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  14. Very special piece, Karen. I loved the piece when I saw it, but after reading your post it is extra special. You are a wonderful, talented grandmother. I'm so glad for the way your grandson can enjoy his wheels withn you!

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  15. thank you Marion, I'm so happy to "see" you ;) thanks for the visit!

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  16. Ahh Karen, great that you are working, working, working. I am very excited about this project. It should be a rip roaring success!

    This is so fine, this image, so delicately balanced, the way you lead the eye, that sinusoidal curve that snakes through the composition - wil it lead to text? It looks so fine with empty space.

    What does it look like back to front I wonder? You know how in some picture books we lead the reader from left to right, so they keep turning. And yet somnetimes we get a loveley space, a visual silence when we lead them the other way...

    sorry about your foot (feet) :)

    amazing Myles has the whole mapped in his head!

    sorry to be late. I followed this rabbit (he had a fob watch) and fell down a hole....

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  17. Well, you should be careful following small woodland creatures dressed as humans. You could get yourself into all kinds of trouble that way ;) Thank you so much for the very generous comment. You are such a lovely friend Mr.Finnie!

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  18. Gee, I have been so bad at visiting! So how are you, K.H? I'm glad your lovely grandson is having fun with his bike - and keeping his nana busy too! Haha! I love this image...especially the cheerful look on his face:) oxx

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  19. Well, you have a very good excuse for not visiting. I think it is amazing that you find the time to visit at all these days. Thanks Amalia. Glad you found time to stop by.

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  20. Isn't be just the bee's knees! Oh my goodness he is just cute, cute, cute!! I hope that we will be seeing more and more of him for sure.
    He is wonderful.
    Yes we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was down near you. I spent Friday in Savannah with my sisters. It was so much fun. I didn't do much shopping at all. I just hung out with the girls. Hope that you had a wonderful Holiday with your family.
    Best V

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  21. Hope you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving, Karen! Many thanks for your lovely visit recently. I'm so sorry for the delay and hope your work has been going well! : )

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  22. I love this- hope you have time for more IF soon, I love what you do!

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    1. that is really sweet! Thank you!!! I have made it a goal to do more IF's this year :) Thank you for the encouragement!

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