Sunday, April 21, 2013

IF_Train

Did you know you could train a cat to follow you around? Well, Izzy did. She trained her kitten to follow her everywhere she went. It might have had something to do with the rabbit pull toy. 

I finally found time to post a little something. I can't remember the last time I did Illustration Friday. It's been awhile since I've posted anything. I'll have to get myself back into the blogging habit. I've been trying to stop by everyone's blogs, not as often as I'd like to, but whenever I have a few minutes. I hope you are all well. I've been busy working on a few jobs plus my son and I are trying to finish up the school year. He's a junior now. One more year! I can't believe he's seventeen. Soon I'll have to find something else to keep my brain young. ;)

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  1. Oh Karen!!! I am so delighted to see a post from you. This one is especially sweet. Her face is gentle. She displays a certain aloofness but also cleverness. I like her smile. So busy indeed. I hope you manage to pamper yourself once in a while. Take care. Tsup!

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    1. Thank you dear Ces. I am working on taking care of myself. It's what I'm least good at ;) (((HUGS!!!)))

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  2. Awww, that's adorable - very well done! :)

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  3. Hi, Karen! very beautiful illustration!!!!
    is nice to see your work, never forget us, we always want to see your work!

    ah, the kids grow... but they always keep us young, we should not see that we get old, they are our contact with everything new that happens in the world.
    we must harness their energy :))
    good week for you!

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  4. Never fear--there will be plenty for you to do to keep your brain young. When I was taking my older son to college for the first time, at the parent meeting, we were told emphatically to GET A LIFE, and when I told my son that, he laughed, and said that shouldn't be a problem for me. But do enjoy this last year. It really truly will never be the same.

    This picture is very very sweet.

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    1. Oh, I know there will always be plenty to do and I have my five year old grandson who is blind to take care of. I will never be bored. Just absent minded ;) It's just sad to have my youngest getting so close to 18. We are so close. I just can't imagine not being with him everyday... But it's the way it should be of course.

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  5. Well now, I just put my whip back in the draw (I have a special set of drawers with all different sized ones) But seriously, hey, this is back to the old Karen, I see that it works on several different layers - all good ones. The texture on the dress is zinging :) And everything just the right amount of lovable and cuddley. Not too much, just right! Now I hope you are back at the drawing board trying to guess what next week's IF prompt will be so you can just magick one up.

    See you! Good luck with the projects and great to see you posting again. !

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    1. Well, how did I not reply to this? I thought that I did. Must've done it in my head ;) Keep the whip handy. I may need it. Although I have a new drawing board. I got a cintiq last week. I've been wanting one for years. I've been drawing like a mad woman! Ha, now I just need to post some of it on a regular basis.

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  6. Ok, the bunny is following the girl, and the kitty is following the bunny, and now I am following the kitty. Choo chooooo!

    Hooray! I'm so glad to see that you found some time to play! This illustration is so sweet. I love how the little girl is so confident in her caboose that she's not even checking to see if it's still following. :)

    Thank you, dear Karen, for the hugs and spare parts you sent me a couple of weeks ago. They were greatly appreciated and must have done the trick because now, especially having seen your work, I want to play too! xoxo

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    1. You are so welcome Bella :D So glad you feel like playing again.

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  7. This illustration takes me back to my childhood. This is so wonderful and beautifully illustrated. Has a vintage feel to it.
    I miss you so much. I have been dealing with deaths and works and traveling and posting on Facebook and I miss my blogging and blogger friends. Facebook is nice and all, but I miss what you are up to with your beautiful work. Hopefully I will be able to come and around and blog some more. Sending you big hugs!

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    1. Vee!!! How are you darling? I miss you like crazy too. Big (((HUGS)))

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  8. Oh what a fantastic illustratio, Karen! I'm soooo so pleased to see your wonderful work and read of what's cooking in your world. Wow. 17! That is incredible. I am wishing you and your son all the best as you prep him for his Sr. Year and the beyond. It's always a treat to see your kind visit at my place. I have been amiss at visiting, my apologies! Have a lovely week and May ahead, Karen!

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    1. Thank you Shirley! It's so good to see you. Thank you for the well wishes. I haven't been great about visiting either.

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  9. Hi Karen, how fun to discover thus post from you, even a little late! See what happens when we follow the links? They lead us all over the place! Now, where is that WW header that I missed? You've been busy, lady! Enjoy the time with your teenager- this is such an exciting year! :o)

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  10. Happy Mother's Day, dearest Karen!

    xxxxxxLove,
    Mita

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    1. Thank you so much Mita!!! You are such a sweetheart. :)

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  11. Wishing you a spectacular summer, too. I hope you find more time to doodle!!! :D

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  12. It HAS been ages since you posted to IF! But this was a month ago so apparently it's been ages since I stopped by. I completely understand the whole, time passing by and not enough time to post and visit. I do hope you'll find some time to post more!

    This is a completely darling little illustration! That tiny rabbit toy and the cat are super adorable! And I love her bright pretty skirt!

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    1. Thank you Cindy. It's so great to "see" you ;) I'm trying to find a little time to post something...

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  13. Hi Karen I must to ask apologizes because you let to me a lot of comments and I dont came to your blog to say Thank you very much!
    I am wishing you a beautiful spring weekend, OK?!!! :))

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    1. No apology needed my friend. Thank you for the spring wishes. :D

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  14. Thanks you for always leaving such kind comments on my blog...you have always been so thoughtful this way. I love this illo and that bunny is the CUTEST!!!

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    1. You're so very welcome. I love your work. It really does make me smile. Thank you. I really don't even like this illustration very much. I just needed to post something and I can't post what I'm working on. I need to post something new.

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  15. Thanks so much Karen! Hope you're enjoying this lovely Sunday with your family! Happy Father's Day to the daddies out there. Hope you're also finding time for yourself as I know you are an awesome momma and grandmomma..take good care and thanks so much for your support about these little sketches..I'm really trying to challenge myself each day..it's been fun!Looking forward to seeing your latest piece! Hugs!

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  16. So cute. I especially like the little kitty :)

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  17. Hi Karen, I just came to say Hello!!!!! :)

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  18. Helllooooooo Karen!! I am SO happy to see your lovely visits...you are too kind. How are things? I hope you're having a wonderful summer so far!! I hope you also have some time to yourself for your own fun things. By the way, my daughter is absolutely into tie-dyeing! I'm sure I spelled that wrong. Anyway, boy, I know you're the pro. She can't wait for me to get more supplies. So fun. : ) Anyhoo...just wanted to say hello! Take good care!

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    1. You are so sweet Shirley. Tie dying is kind of addicting, but messy... I'm working on a couple of books and can't seem to find the time to post anything new. I also went to LA for a week to visit with my sister for the first time since my youngest was baby and he's turning 18 in August! Summer will be over in a blink. I've got to make myself get something new up this week!!!

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  19. this concept is so adorable!! Perfect for the theme and such a beautiful illustration!

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  20. Hay! looking looking looking for another post :)

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    1. owwww, I'm out of town, when I get back, I promise :)

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  21. Thank you so much for your wonderful visits, Karen! I hope you've been well!! It looks like you're out of town for a bit and I hope that it's for fun and relaxation!! :) Take good care!

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  22. You hug made me cry…. Thanks so much my darling! Merry Christmas to you and yours! LOVE YOU!

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