Monday, August 17, 2009

Illustration Friday Topic: Wrapped

Wrapped in beautiful striped green rind....
It's Mother Nature's gift to the Summer....
Watermelon! :)  

Watch out for the seeds People! 

xoxo :) - Kim

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stay Tuned....

We have an announcement!
Stay Tuned!
Kim & Krista

Monday, August 10, 2009

Family Portrait

O and I decided to paint together.
He immediately wanted to paint a fleet of Clone Troopers from Star Wars
...But I talked him into a family portrait instead.
It definitely was a collaboration on both our parts.
We had such a grand ole fun and messy time that
silly me forgot to take pictures of the actual painting process...

But anywaze....
Without further ado, it is my honor to introduce to you....

The Turners
by Owen & his Mom

Dad & Mom, the Boys
Halo & Gracie Gray (our felines)
Golden Beach (our retired racing rescue greyhound)
& of course...
The Soggy Dog.

Well off to the park we go...
Thanks for taken a peek! :) oxoxoxooooo - Kim

Friday, August 7, 2009

Illustration Friday Topic - Impatience

We live in an impatient world these days... 
Gone are the days of pen pals and postcards.   

You'll see this little love note girl is tucked all over the place, 
but I was too impatient to create something new today.

Thanks for taken a peek!  :) xoxooo - Kim

Thursday, August 6, 2009

VoTe 4 Emily... Again and Again! :)

to all of you that have voted for my 
little sister's photo...
She is getting closer and closer with each vote! 
Please continue to VoTe!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meeting My Muse!

I attended the Craft Super Show today in Orlando.  Although it was a little more Scrappy & Crafty than Artsy, it was still a sweet treat.  I met an artist, who's art I grew up with hanging in the halls and all over the walls. Mary Engelbreit! She was my mother's most favorite artist of all time...besides me :)!  And though my mom has sadly past away, Mary's artwork still hangs from the walls of my childhood home.  Her inspirational art will always be an influence to me.

Mary told her story of how she got started, drawing as a child, working several artsy jobs, contributing to greeting cards, then starting her own company and so on.  Her journey to success was just what I needed to hear.  During these irritable economic times, thoughts often cross my mind if I should pack up the paint brushes and paint and join the outside workforce. 

And then she said it.... ME, the Queen of Everything said...

 "There are lots of ways to make a living making art".  

My ahhhha ha ha moment.... My living CAN be made with paper, pencils, paint & paste, some imagination and a whole lot of faith!  Mary's words of wisdom gave me hope that I am doing what I need to be doing, and if I paint it, they will come. :)

Excuse the blurry photos... 
Where is my photo-genius sister when I need her?

And now I begin my collection of ME on the walls and in the halls!

So folks that's it for the Saturday Evening Post....
I am off to the Farmers Market for a nice hot & steamy Sunday morning!

A Big Fat Thank You for Taking the Time!  :) xoxoxo - Kim

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