Friday, November 30, 2012

Tire Swing

Hello lovely people :D  Just a little bit of fun to help get me back into the swing of things. Thank you for all your wonderful and kind comments on my last post. You all are wonderful!

33 comments:

  1. Ooooooooooohhhhhhh, Karen so happy to see a post from you!!!! This one is just so marvelous because it reminds me so much of so many little boys. I love everything about it, his expression, his pose, the colors and skull design and I love the rope!!! So happy to see you. Tsup!

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    1. Oh Thank You Ces!!! You and Roberto made my morning :D I hope to get back in the swing of things. Cyan and I have been drowning in Physics and a literary analysis of Shakespeare's works ;) plus birthdays, the holidays and a horrific virus, blah, blah, blah... soooooo, not much extra time lately. I'm so happy that you like him. He's been sitting on my computer screen for a couple of weeks.

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  2. Hi Karen, your illustrations are "your" illustrations, with this I mean that you have a unmistakable style!!! :)
    I congratulate you.
    ...and good weekend!

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    1. Well, your comments just make me smile Roberto.I am so happy to know that my style is shining through.You certainly have an unmistakable style too and I love your work, so your comment really means a lot to me.

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  3. WOOOHOOOOO!!!! You found some time to let those creative juices flow!!!! Aw, he's fantastic! He's got such a great expression and the colors are gorgeously rich. I want pants like that! Hehehehehe

    Gluten free baking -- oh my, you are a much better baker than me! Happy birthday to Myles!!!

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    1. Awww, thanks Bella. Myles has skull pajama pants, so I thought they might work. I think I'd like a pair too ;)

      Yeah, the gluten free baking is kind of hit and miss at this point. I miss traditional baking the gluten free stuff is challenging and baking something yucky is frustrating, to say the least.

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  4. Aw cute! He looks so happy, he makes me happy too. Maybe I should spend more time swinging?

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    1. yes, swinging just makes you feel good ;) thank you Linda

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    2. I tried it once but I am not aloud to talk about it... :) just kidding of course, - I kept falling off the tyre....

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  5. Is that Myles? I can see him swinging on this swing and zooming all over your house, Karen : ) What a wonderful illustration!! So much energy and oomph. I hope you've been enjoying December so far...and getting ready for the holiday goodness. Sending you a heartfelt happy holidays coming up and thank you for being such a supportive and lovely friend!

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    1. No, not this time, but he is a monkey ;) Thank you Shirley, I'm afraid the holidays always seem to sneak up on me. I think that I have plenty of time and then boom, they are on me before I know it.

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  6. What a superhero! I love the skull pattern on his clothes. Great posture and hands, too. Lovely!

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  7. :urro, well I was sitting there staring at the wall and I thought, I wonder if my computer still works, and then"who will I gurgle," err.. I mean google :) did you know there is a band called Puddle of Mud but only one "Puddle of Crumbs"? How cool is that :) Love this work of course Karen, the look on his face is joyful mischief, the lines of the composition is flowing and I even laughed at the 'swing" joke - swinging back ionto things :) Your work is getting suberbular! (bet you can't find that in the dictionary!) see you hugs from oz :)

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    1. well, I'm glad to see that your computer is still in working order. I'm so happy to "seeee" you Andrew. Yes, I'm familiar with "Puddle of Mud", I am glad to know that I am the only "puddle of crumbs" though. suberbular that's a great word and such a nice complement too. Thank you so much.

      (((HUGS)))

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  8. oh and the patterns on the clothes add another dinmension - it's all in the fine details they say - and I reckon they "is" right

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    1. thanks Andrew, yes it just doesn't feel finished without a little pattern ;)

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  9. Oh what fun! Love this guy Karen! I had a blast catching up on your work. Wonderful work. I love, love, love your sky illustration! Great redesign of your blog! Happy belated 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving :o)

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    1. JACK!!!! Long time no see, though I do keep up with you a bit on facebook from time to time. Thanks so much for the belated holiday wishes and the birthday wish! I hope that you are well. I know you are busy by the amount of work I have seen you post. Take care.

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  10. He is just beautiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! I love the action. Beautifully illustrated lady.
    Thanks so much for voting for me. I love you for that!

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    1. Thank you so much Vee!
      You are so very welcome and I am sending you much love and tons of luck!

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  11. Good morning!!! You are absolutely correct. I could not find white Christmas lights. I had to settle for multicolored lights and the ones left were expensive!!!

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    1. I guess we just have to settle for what we can get, which means I have to be a little less of a perfectionist, lol. Myles can see the white lights a little better but he's be happy with any lights. He adores Christmas because it is filled with the only thing he can see ;)

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  12. i sure do love this :) the colours are rich and perfect and the image is a delight! have a lovely holiday season :)))

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I hope you have a lovely holiday season also :D

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  13. This IS a fun illustration. It looks JUST like my boys' childhood. Yeah!

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    1. thank you Coreopsis, yes, this is exactly how my son used to play when he was little

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  14. what a cooooooooool t-shirt!!!!!!!!
    Rock on! \m/

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    1. awww, thanks Mita! I hope you are doing well!

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  15. Hya Karen :)

    Wishing you and your family a happy Chrissie - as we say in the Oz outback :) See you soon!! and more often next year I hope. hugs from here

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