Wednesday, February 22, 2012

IF_Fluid



So, I'm pushing it a little for fluid, but melted chocolate will have to do :)  The fairy was an idea for a project and didn't get used. I thought she was kind of sweet.  She reminds me of Spring.  I'm finally feeling somewhat better and busy, busy trying to get caught up. 

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  1. melted chocolate!!! :P
    Even fairies can't resist.
    I love the pink wings.

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  2. she is a beautiful fairy, Karen,
    she looks sweet as hot chocolate
    but if it reminds you of spring time, she is sweet as chocolate ice cream :)
    Hope you have a good weekend (which is already close) and thank you very much for your visit, you are always, always!!! very nice to me
    thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. thank you Roberto. You are always kind to me too :)

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  3. She is sweet, and I think melted chocolate works just fine (actually, chocolate in any form is just fine ;) ). Cute illo!

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    1. Yes, I agree Elizabeth, any kind of chocolate is fine with me too. ;)

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  4. This is one of the nicest pieces that I've seen so far this morning. I like your controlled, whimsical drawing style and soft washes.

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    1. thank you Bron, that is very kind of you :)

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  5. Ooooh Karen! I love this style of yours. Do more like this. There is a certain retro feel to it. Melted chocolate!!! Well, yeah! Who can resists that! Just as long ast it does not melt in your hands or your pocket!!! At least on the hands, you can lick your fingers.

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    1. Ces, you are back!!! I really have missed your beautiful self. Yes, melted chocolate in the pocket is never a good thing ;) Myles tried to sneak a piece of chocolate with no wrapper, just the square, in his pocket to school one morning. Of course he then had to tell me that he had chocolate in his pocket, but he had on pants with many pockets. It was like a harried game of hide and seek trying to find it before the bus pulled up.

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    2. Hahahahahah! I love Myles. He is a constant source of excitement. What a lively child!

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  6. Very sweet...in more ways than one. i love how the clouds create the frame.

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    1. oh, thank you so much Ms.Moffatt, you are very kind and I appreciate your visit :)

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  7. Such a cute character! Nice colors too :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Cheers,
    Junko

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  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! She is so sweeeeeeet! I love her ponytail and her little out-turned feet. So CUTE! Melted chocolate, my choice of fluid. :)

    Glad you are feeling better!

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  9. The pens at the airport: Not scan them one at a time but I had to gather all of them and they had to put them in a separate bin to scan. Then they manually inspected them and opened the caps.

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    1. That is so funny. Thank you for the visual. I can just imagine them inspecting each pen. I'm sure it was not all that funny at the time though.

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  10. She's so cute, Karen!! I don't know about you, but Valentine's Day went by and I'm still stealing some moments with chocolates hidden in the cupboard. Now, melted too?? Ugh. Temptation, temptation.... :))

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    1. I'm glad you are finding time to steal moments with a chocolate or two Amalia. You deserve to pamper yourself a bit :)

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  11. Chocolate is always a good thing! Such a cute fairy :)

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    1. yes, chocolate is always good;thank you Linda :)

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  12. Oooooooooh how sweet and cute! She is soooo cute he he he he! I just love the way she is sitting. Great illustration. Thanks so much for stopping by. It's been crazy around here, but I had to stop in and see what you where up too. Hope that you are doing well and that you are doing great. BIGFATHUGSANDKISSES!!
    Me

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    1. Hya Vee!!! BIGFATHUGSANDKISSES!! right back at ya :)

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  13. Chocolate seems like a good choice to me, too!

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  14. hihi :D Karen, actually i am on a diet... but ok i will join you for some melted chocolate!!!

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    1. we will just smell the chocolate, and think about eating it ;)

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  15. She is ABSOLUTELY adorable, Karen!! I think you've got a lovely style of illustrating children that is so warm and tender. This is one of my favorites of yours. I hope you've been well..sorry for being so missing in action here! Doing tax-prep today..ugh!! Thank you for stopping by my friend!

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    1. you are so sweet and uplifting Shirley, thank you :)

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  16. Yeah? You like black oak? :)

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    1. black oak, white oak, oak oak... ;) and of course any oak you choose to draw!

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  17. Hey Karen
    :)
    well for an angel she has a truly wicked grin on her face, it must be the chocolate! It's like the apple i n the Garden of Eden - but instead it's a chocalet in Heaven. and here I am my mouth watering while I type! The colours are beautiful in this, all aery and angelic and soft.

    Very fluid! I'm glad you are feeling better. Spending St Valentine's day with a fish sounds like enormous fun. I think I will try it myself next year!!

    see you soon :)

    PS your son's drawing is a ripper. He has talent! See it IS genetic!

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    1. ANDREW!!! you are back :) I hope that your vacation was fabulous and that you are well rested. ummm and not tooo sunburned ;) You were missed. oh, and thank you, thank you for the gracious complements. Cyan will very much appreciate it.

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  18. Chocolate will do nicely. I hope that sweet little fairy won't eat it all at once. Adorable illustration.

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  19. She is so delightful Karen. I love her expression and hairdo! Thanks for sharing this!

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  20. ..cute fairy! very well done!

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  21. thanks Anil, I hope that you are well.

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  22. Heya Karen, watchaupto? That's my new lingo, I received a kindle for Chrissie and am learning to text :) hah, that will be the day!
    After three sentences I would have to go to the hospital to get them to unravel my thumbs ....

    Well, I bet you are cooking up something - hopefully an illustration or two :) see you soon!

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  23. Well, thanks for the giggle Andrew. You never fail to make me smile. Unravel your thumbs... that's a great visual. I hope to post something new very soon. The day just slips away. Before I know it the day is gone and I've posted nothing new! Ahhh, maybe by the weekend, I hope. I'm illustrating and doing the layout on a cookbook. It has a lot of black-line drawings, it's 200 pages and I'm only about halfway through it. It sucks up a lot of time.

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  24. well 200 pages! how do I make an icon where my eyeballs are popping out! But your halfway through :) It's wonderful that you are doing this. It will be great to see.

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  25. I can post some of the line work. It's kind of old school filigree ad stuff on about half of the pages. Plus there are several spots used repetitively throughout. The rest is all graphic design stuff. It just takes gobs of time :) Your' eyes shouldn't be popping out, you spit 200 pages of awesome illustrations out fairly frequently. ;)

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  26. Hi Karen, thank you, you're always so kind
    There are a thousand beautiful moons, I do not think mine is so beautiful as you said :), is just one moon more, surely! :)
    Thank you very much!
    good weekend!

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    1. Well, I think she is a very beautiful moon :)

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  27. Hi Karen! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead..I'm always so happy to see your kind visits. : ) Hope all is well in your world!

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    1. Wishing you a wonderful week, as I am late in responding to you ;)

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  28. Hugs and Hugs and swishes, and hugs and sweet thoughts to you today. Thanks for coming to check up on me under my rock! Thanks so much for stopping by K. You don't have too, but I truly appreciate it!
    Hugs and love,
    V

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  29. Soooo cute! She does look like Spring! What a sweet pose.

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    1. awww, thank you Krista. I obviously have let time slip by and need to post something new!!!

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  30. hya Karen :) Boy you should be up to page 196 and a half by now :) I have a spot for you at our next jogging party - !! Ahh I only jog out of vanity actually - the trick is to run for as far as you can then turn around - and realise that you better run back, otherwise you will miss dinner! Called compulsory exerisize !!


    see you!

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  31. ha!!! I wish... I like your compulsory jogging idea, maybe I should give that a try. There is no back home for dinner on the elliptical, just back up the stairs on wobbly legs after ;)

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  32. Hey we have an elliptical - it makes a nice sculpture :)

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    1. yes, I have to admit that at times, mine isn't much more than a decoration...

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  33. Yes, she is very sweet! Is this a digital painting? Watercolor? Nice work! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!

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    1. yes, it's digital, thanks so much Lynette

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  34. Well ain't she CUTE! Love her cherubic face and expression!

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