Sunday, June 10, 2012

IF_Shiny



Bigsby loves shiny things, but so do all the other hedgehogs.  So he tied his shiny trinkets to a balloon, which also happened to be shiny and went in search or a new home.  My grandson loves hedgehogs and one of my daughters has a pet hedgehog named Bigsby, so of course I had to paint a flying hedgehog.  I seem to have a thing for flying animals lately. ;)

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  1. Oh my gosh, the tiny feet! And just the right amount of fuzzy. Love him! Tragically, I cannot read the text of the note! The tiny key and heart-shaped lock are super cute, too.

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  2. uh, oh, I forgot to check and make sure you could click for a bigger image. I'm fixing it now. :) Thank you!

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    1. Yay! And great touch that it's real notebook paper! So cute.

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    2. thanks, and your awesome for checking back!

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    3. Well of course I had to find out what the notes said! (Hehe, sometimes I check back more than once.) ;)

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  3. Aaaahhhh! That is a cute hedgehog. He looks so happy. I don't think I have ever touched one. I have touched a porcupine but not a hedgehog. They seem cute. I like those hedgehog snow boot cleaners. I was wondering if you were creating a series of flying animals! Have a great Sunday. Tsup!

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    1. thank you Ces! I've never touched one either. Maura says he feels like a stiff hairbrush, kind of. ;) Myles has never held one either. I have no idea why he is so obsessed with them. Maybe he just likes saying the name Hedgehog.

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  4. Hi Karen, one night in New Zealand walking barefoot through the grass (in NZ many people usually go barefoot)
    I stepped on a small ball, and was a little hedgehog, ha ha!
    I felt my foot tickled
    This picture I think it's best that you have shown. is my opinion
    I congratulate you!

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    1. thank you Roberto. That must have been a surprise. I hope the little guy was ok after you stepped on him ;)

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  5. How fun! I love this. What lovely work :)

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  6. I really like the last one (close up detail) as a composition all by itself...
    mystery, movement, and rhythm...

    nice!

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  7. Cute little hedgie!! Like the collage aspect of this as well!!

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  8. Oh, Bigsby is so sweet! I just love seeing the bottom of his feet. I wonder if he knows how high up he is. The three different views give a nice feeling of movement too. Very nice, Karen!

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  9. So cuddly! I'd leave shiny things out at my place, if he would fly by and visit! Very fun! :o)

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  10. hi Karen i have never seen a hedgehog in real life, haha poor me :/
    i like the second image, so cute! :D

    wishing you a nice weekend, xxoo

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    1. Hya Mita! My daughter loves small animals and her hedgehog is nearly a pocket pet. ;)

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  11. Oh my goodness, how wonderful!

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  12. Hello Karen, well they let me out of the funny farm and I thought now whom will I visit.... hey well I see that soemthing has bought new spangling oomph into your work. But seriously I larve these floating animals. They are whimsical and beautiful and they just tell me that you should abandon everything and keep on drawing. Never let your talent sit because you've got ooodles of it just hammering to be expressed

    see you don't tell my nurse I was here she is Helga and has bad tatts :)

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    1. I'm so happy to see you out and about Mr. Finnie! We won't let Helga find out. Bad tatts? That's very scary ;)

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  13. ahh abandon everything that is not making art I meant :)

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    1. Ah, yes, there are so many time consumers. I feel like I've been spending all of my time learning to make gluten free bread with no time left for art :O you'd be proud, I spent several solid hours working yesterday afternoon and evening. It was glorious! Well, I say solid, more like broken into bits, but mostly productive hours.

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  14. How delightfully sweet and fun! He is adorable. I love this! I wish it was me he he he he he he! Hope that you are doing well. I will have time to blog once again my friend in July! I can't wait. I will have a little bit of a break! Hugs Honey Bunny!

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    1. Ahhh, Buttercup, I am so glad that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you are staying cool. Although it really hasn't been "hot" here. The weather has been unusually mild for this time of year.

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  15. Hey! How did I miss this?? Ooh, I love hedgehogs...especially those albino ones! Yours is so adorable, Karen. I just hope he doesn't get too close to the balloon. Hehehe... oxox

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  16. Yes, he likes to take chances ;) Adrenaline junky, maybe? I love the albino ones too.

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  17. Thanks, Karen, yes, you're right, I'm having lots of fun, fortunately. I'll keep doing that.
    wish you a wonderful day with family!!!

    ha ha that time I stepped on the hedgehog, nothing happened, he was walking in the dark, I was scared :(

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    1. Well I'm glad the you and the hedgehog both survived the trauma. ;)

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  18. This is awesome! Love all the detail! Great name for a hedgehog too! :D

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  19. Karen!!! Your background and blog header are AWESOME!! I love it..it's fresh and so playful and full of great energy..goodness, look at the little girl as she splashes! Thank you for your sweet visit..it always makes my day!! Hope you are well!

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  20. Oh thank you Shirley. I was afraid it might be too busy and hard to read. But, I thought it was time for a change. I hadn't changed it since I started blogging :o

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  21. Hehehehehehehehehe, so cuuuuuuuuuuuute! Oh, I love hedgehogs! I wanna tickle those little toes, hehehehe! I love his little note, too. Such a clever fellow!

    Wow, I just LOVE your new header and background! The giraffes made me giggle. FUN! Hope you have been well, Karen. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Bella! Good to "see" you. I hope you and your kids are having a great summer.

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  22. oh, this is wonderful... you have amazing talent. i checked out some of your other posts too... awesome work!
    i'm a new fan. xoxo

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    1. you are very sweet Pauline, thank you :)

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  23. Bigsby is an adorable little character, I'm sure he'll find the perfect home.
    I love how you did his feet, the key and padlock ♥
    I've never seen a hedgehog in real life but many children want to have one as a pet here, they have become very popular. Now I can see why :)

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  24. Thank you Ana, they are cute little creatures

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