Sunday, October 21, 2012

IF Sky


Instead of singing "rain, rain go away",  Lizzy and Arabella wanted it to keep falling from the sky. Playing in puddles is just too much fun :D 

My son's favorite days are rainy days. I love the rain too, as long as I don't have to drive in it, and as long as it doesn't last for days on end, because my yard becomes a small pond when it does. ;)

Illustration Friday's prompt this week is sky. I've been having a bit of a dry-spell with personal work. I have started illustrations for the IF prompts for the past three or four weeks without finishing one or even posting a sketch,  so, this is a carry over from water.

Yay, I finished it. Now I need to go back and do the other ones that I started...

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  1. when I was young, loved and unexpected torrential rains of summer, especially when we were in the swimming pool, but we left it only because my mother said: "Get out of there, could be struck by lightning in the water"
    Now I like the rain at night while I'm in my bed.
    Wonderful illustration, Karen, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. thanks Roberto, for sharing the story and for the kind comment :) HUGS!!!

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  2. Awww, that's very sweet - puddles are fun!

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  3. OH MY GOSH!!! A POST! A POST!!! I had Puddle of Crumbs withdrawal! Heheheh! So glad to see a new drawing from you and of all things, raincoats. Oh my. I love rain boots and rain coats. As a child I always wanted to have rain boots, we were too poor to have them, though we had rain coats and umbrellas, Hehehehe. This is a darling illustration. I love their expressions. Aaaww, that poor dragonfly! You know, I think I will buy a pair of rain boots. Hah!

    Thank you so much for your visits and comments, Karen. You are such an awesome friend. Hope you are well. TSUP!

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    1. Yes, A POST, A POST!!! I have surfaced :) Yeah, rain boots are the best, I never had them as a kid either but I always wanted them. I did however, have a red umbrella and I loved puddles. Now, every time I walk over one I'm tempted to wade through it ;)

      ...and You are to welcome my sweet friend. XOXOXO

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  4. Greetings Karen! "Ello Ces, Hi Tony et Roberto :) Just like hanging out at the pub but my sleaves aren't sitting in the beer at the bar :) Not that they ever do cause I don't wear sleaves :) and I don't go to the pub Oh and the art is pretty good here .. heh, nough sillyness. Wowza Karen you have fallen right into the groove - beautiful and so much fun. The compostion leads us around the image (leads us :) and we can just put ourselves in this place - and still feel nice and warm fuzziness (courtesy of the beer I guess ) Hhe, the dragon fly is a great touch.

    I think with this one you have placed us back in our childhood Except we had galoshes :)


    Nice to see you back in action. I can put my whip back in the cupboard!

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    1. Yes, hopefully I can stay above water at least for a little while ;) I'm so happy that you approve. You and Ces really brought a smile to my face yesterday. I've had this thing lately where I do lots of sketches but don't get any further because all I can do is see what I don't like about it without even giving color a chance. My little crit monster has been strong.
      Hopefully I've shoved him back in the closet for awhile.

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    2. yes feed him so he goes to sleep and wakes up happy "_"}

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  5. Perfect for the prompt AND for the name of your blog!

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  6. Brings back so many good memories of childhood and waiting for the rainbow after the rain storm. I love your take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you Betsy! Rainbows are great aren't they?

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  7. You are a Puddle of Awesomeness!!! You make me want to go stomping in the rain. The ripples in the water are so beautiful and inviting! Lucky girls. Fantastic painting, Karen. I hope you get to do more!

    I'm going to go do the rain dance now. :D

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    1. You are so sweet Bella. I'm grinning over the puddle of awesomeness comment. thank you so much. I will strive to post another illustration soon. :D

      I hope your rain dance was fruitful so you could go out and stomp in the rain ;)

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  8. Hooray you finished it and it is adorable! I don't always go back and finish things, but sometimes I do. Or sometimes I forget about it and then find it a month later and finish it with a new perspective. :)

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    1. I have sketches that I have forgotten about or never felt that they were worthy of color. Sometimes I'll find them and think oh, I should go back and color that... but often times I just move onto something new. Thanks so much for your visits and kind comments Cindy. I really appreciate it :)

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  9. and i just LOVE the rainbow in YOUR sky!!!! ♥

    (but honestly i dont like it when it rains... it ruins my hair, my clothes, my shoes, my makeup, my plans, my blablablablablablabla hahahahah)

    :DDDD

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    1. Thank you Mita, I couldn't resist adding the rainbow. I am sooooooo happy to see you :D These days I find the rain is much better when I am warm and cozy and have no where to go.

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  10. This looks great, Karen! You've been very busy too! Some lovely new things here!

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    1. thanks Marion :D So glad you stopped by!

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  11. Haha, way to work in both prompts! Lovely splashy fun.

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  12. awww...i really like the way you did the water swirls :)

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    2. oops, I meant to type, thank you!

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  14. Really sweet. I hope you finish the rest!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth; working on it today ;)

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  15. Saved as a favorite, I love your website!
    Here is my web-site ; anunturi.ws

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  16. Gorgeous, Karen!! I love this..there's so many layers of beautifulness (is that a word?!) that I just keep poring over it and seeing more and more. It's lovely and so playful! Happy birthday month to you and Myles! What a super month to have a birthday..full of fall colors and warmth. I just love this time of year. Thank you for your sweet visit! I hope you are well..we are with a bit of a bug right now, but we'll get through it..darned colds! Have a lovely rest of the week my friend!

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    1. Oh thank you Shirley. We have cold too. That time of year I guess. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Myles is very excited. He is counting down the days. I wish that I still looked forward to birthdays like that ;)

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  17. Hi Karen, How are you?
    I just came to say
    Hi Karen, How are you?
    :))))))))))))

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    1. HI ROBERTO!!!! I guess this means that I should post something new ;)

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  18. How fabulous!! This is wonderful. I love the colors and the characters are soooo sweet. I miss you too. I have been under my rock finishing up projects before the end of the year. Sending you much love!

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    1. Hey sweet lady. I've been taking a computer break. A virus got the better of me ;) I hop that you are staying well up under that rock. ;) Don't work too hard. Hugs :)

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  19. okay times up Beep, time for another wonderous image Beep... you have twelve point eight minutes beep - sorry Karen I been sleepin' as we say out west :)
    been getting ready for a show , so working my bottom off. that makes it hard to sit down :) hope you sent out something today!!

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    1. Ahhhh, thanks for waking me up Andrew. I've been asleep all week ;) I promise to work on getting something new up in the morning. For now, I'm hitting the snooze button again... I'm shaking off the dregs of a lovely viral infection. Its been about as much fun as a barrel of venomous snakes.

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  20. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you, Myles, and all of your family, dear Karen. I am so grateful for your wonderful friendship!! Sending a virtual slice of pie your way. : )

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    1. HUGS!!! Virtual pie, yummy, and no calories ;)

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  21. It's just deliciously beautiful!!! What a captured moment K!! It's awesome and soooooo sweet! Love it.
    Hope that you had a most wonderful and sweet Thanksgiving with your family. We had a wonderful time too. Ate to much though. Now I am paying for it!!! Sending you love much love.
    V

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    1. Thank you sweetie! I'm sorry your suffering ;) but happy that you had a lovely holiday with your family. love, love, love to you and yours

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  22. Such a lovely blog!!!
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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  23. that wet is really effective!
    feels really soggy!
    nice drop in contrast on the trees in the background too.
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  25. Sending you much love and thanks so much K for stopping by. It really means so much to me. Love you baby girl.

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