Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everybody!
I have been so busy making gifts for my kids, grandkids and friends that I have been neglecting my artwork.  But soon I hope to get back into my art groove and share more "stuff" with you all.

In the meantime, if you happen to purchase something from my Etsy Shop there is a 20% discount on all items!  Simply enter the code XMAS20 in the Shop Coupon Code Box on your order and you will be credited when you check out.

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas blessed with love and good cheer!

Your friend,
Karen Anne

My Etsy Shop

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Second Design for PIY(print it yourself) Christmas Stationary

I posted my first Christmas Stationary listing yesterday and decided it would be nice to have a design that was a bit simpler with Christmas colors. The end result is this delightful three ornament PDF or JPEG file in red and green holiday colors! Each ornament is filled with its own holiday zentangle design.

I am offering this to you in PDF format (3.7MB) or JPEG format (3.8MB), please comment in "Note from Buyer" which format you prefer; if no comment is made, the PDF file will be sent. You'll be able to use the file for years to come!

In this listing I have also included an example of how adding a monogram can make the stationary personalized. So many people now days like to send Christmas letters to family and friends letting all know what they have been doing the past year. This design would make your Christmas greetings really stand out!




Happy Holidays!
Karen Anne



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Something New!

The other day I was doodling away on nothing in particular, after awhile a design began to emerge and I realized I was creating a unique pattern for Christmas Stationary! I decided this is a nice time of year to make this available to others to print out stationary using their favorite paper. So I am offering this to you in PDF format (5.3MB) or JPEG format (7.9MB), please comment in "Note from Buyer" which format you prefer. You'll be able to use the file for years to come!

I am using this to create a unique Christmas card this year and have included a copy in this listing as an example of usage. So many people now days like to send Christmas letters to family and friends letting all know what they have been doing the past year. This design would make your Christmas greetings really stand out!

If you choose the PDF format you will need PDF reader to open the file. Please make sure you have a PDF reader software installed before you purchase. 

Once payment has been confirmed, the PDF or JPEG file will be emailed to the e-mail address that appears in your Etsy. The PDF or JPEG file will be mailed within 48 hours of receipt of payment. Upon receipt, simply download to your computer and use!





Happy Holiday Season!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Nine Christmas Santa Elves"

Over the past several days I have enjoyed the pleasure of creating nine ACEO Christmas Elves, each has their own unique personality and derive joy from their chosen Christmas profession and helping to spread happiness throughout the Holiday Season. As I was looking at these nine charming little individuals, I thought "Wouldn't it be delightful if I could combine them all on one page?!" and so, with help of my handy dandy scanner, I created a unique art print complete with all nine Christmas Elves! 

This charming authorized art print is made on an ink jet printer using 140 pound weight white acid free card stock, size 8-1/2" x 11". The print size is a non-standard 7" x 10", and the individual elves images are slightly smaller than the regulation ACEO size of 2.5"x3.5". But for those of you who would like all nine elves, this is a unique way to do so. Besides being able to frame the entire print, one can cut them apart and use them in a variety of creative ways.



You can find the "Nine Christmas Santa Elves"  for sale in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print.



Merry Christmas everyone!
Karen Anne Brady aka IrelandBrady

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Three New Elf's have arrived!"

Merry Christmas!  Three new elf's have arrived and become part of the Christmas Elf Family!  They are:

"Bell Ringing Elf"

"Santa's Wish List Elf"

"Gingerbread Decorating Elf"

Merry Christmas to All!
Karen Anne


Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Candy Cane Elf"

We are now up to six members of the Christmas Elf's Family!  "Candy Cane Elf" has just arrived in time to share his candy canes with you!


Happy Holidays!
Karen Anne

"Wreath Decorating Elf"

Hello All!  I enjoyed making the elfs so much so that another just popped up and is joining my Christmas Elf Family!  Introducing the latest edition to the family ....  "Wreath Decorating Elf"!


Happy Holidays!
Karen Anne

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ushering in the Holiday Season with Karen's Christmas Elfs!

Happy Holiday Season to All!

I just completed a set of Christmas Elfs that I'd like to start off the Holiday Season by sharing with all of you!  Here they are .....


"Gift Wrapping Elf"                             "Tree Trimming Elf"

 

"Christmas Stocking Elf"                         "Ornament Painting Elf"


Happy Holidays!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Christmas ACEO's"

Hi!  I finished my Alphabet Series and decided to try some holiday ACEO's, here are my latest creations for the Christmas Season!  Enjoy!

"Christmas Goodies"

"I DO Believe!"

"Snow Globe SnowMan Family"

Happy Day to All!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Eureka! "The Letters E & U" ....

EUreka!  With the completion of "The Letter E" and "The Letter U" I have finished "The Alphabet Series"!

I began my quest to complete a zentangle alphabet series on 9/18/2010 and finished this project on 11/21/2010.  One letter takes approximately 2 to 3 days to complete.  Many a day I would wake around 6AM and be so drawn to the letter I was illustrating that I would work on it until 5 or 6PM that evening.  Each letter has been lovingly drawn using India Ink on plain white paper, then carefully cut out.  After which I painted a water color background and applied the completed letter to the dried water color.  

I have listed the letters "E" and "U" in My Etsy Shop available with color backgrounds and plain white backgrounds as authorized art prints (8"x10") and Open Edition ACEO's (2.5"x3.5").  

So, with no further ado, I happily share with you ....

"The Letter E"

"The Letter U"

Happy Day!




Monday, November 15, 2010

"The Letter K"

OK! - I'm on my way to the finish of my alphabet series with completion of "The Letter K"!  This is the 24th letter, leaving only two more to illustrate!  I have already listed "K" in My Etsy Shop as an Authorized Art Print (8"x10") and as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").


Sandie of Arizona, one of my Etsy Shop's loyal patrons, was the first to guess that I was working on "K" and I am now working on another letter for her.  Out of the two remaining letters, which do you think I am working on right now???


Once again, iyou are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the only letter remaining but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.



"The Letter K"

Happy Day!


Friday, November 12, 2010

"The Letter V"

I feeling victory coming on with the completion of "The Letter V"! This is the 23rd letter in my alphabet series, only 3 left!  E, U, and K.  I have listed this in My Etsy Store as an authorized art print (8"x10") and as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").  In addition to that, I am now making all the letters available with a white background as well!  


Chris, Paint1Chris, was the first guesser of "The Letter V" and she has kindly chosen from the vast amount of remaining initials, the letter of her choice.  What letter do you think Chris chose?  


Once again, iyou are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.



"The Letter V"

Happy Day!


Monday, November 8, 2010

"The Letter F"

It is just fabulous to finally finish and feature "The Letter F"! With the completion of this letter I am left with only four letters to illustrate ... E, K, U, and V.  I have recently listed this in My Etsy Shop as an Authorized Art Print (8"x10") as well as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").


Stacy, MagicLoveCrow, has once again been the first guesser (I am beginning to think Stacy is psychic!) and has very kindly selected the twenty-third letter for me to illustrate.  Please venture a guess as to which letter Stacy has chosen!


Once again, iyou are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.


"The Letter F"

Happy Day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

"The Letter I"

I invite you to inspect "The Letter I", the latest addition in my alphabet series! "I" is the twenty-first letter to be illustrated, leaving only five initials to be completed!   I have listed this in My Etsy Shop and it is available to you as an Authorized Art Print (8"x10") or as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").


Sandie of Arizona, one of my Etsy Shop's fantastic customers, was the first guesser of this initial and she has favored us with her choice of a new letter to be illustrated.   There are now only five letters left to choose from, they are E, F, K, U, and V.  Which one of you will be first to guess which letter Sandie favored us with?


If you are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.


"The Letter I"

Happy Day!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

"The Letter P"

Proudly presenting "The Letter P"!  This is the twentieth letter in the alphabet series, leaving only six letters to complete - E, I, U, F, K, and V.  I have listed "The Letter P" in My Etsy Shop today as an authorized art print (8"x10") and as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").

Stacy, MagicLoveCrow, was first guesser of this letter and has chosen her next letter and stated she wanted to keep everything interesting.  Stacy has done a fine job of keeping things interesting!  Can you guess which letter Stacy chose?

If you are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.


"The Letter P"

Happy Day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

"The Letter G"

This is a good day to present to you "The Letter G"! We are drawing near to the completion of the "Alphabet Series" with only seven letters to yet be illustrated; those being "E", "I", "U", "F", "K", "P", and "V".   It seems amazing that I have come this far and the distance to the finish is now not that far away.

Sandie, of Arizona (one of My Etsy Shop's wonderful patrons), guessed that I was working on "The Letter G" and has graciously chosen the next letter for me to illustrate.  Which letter do You think Sandie chose?

If you are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.

"The Letter G"

Happy Day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

"The Letter X"

I guess one could say "X" marks the spot in this posting!  It does mark the eighteenth initial to be completed with only eight remaining to be illustrated.  "The Letter X" is currently listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print (8"x10") as well as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").  


Stacy, MagicLoveCrow, has once again risen to the challenge and surmised that I was working on this particular letter.  Stacy has happily provided me with a new letter which I will begin illustrating later this day.  Since there are now only three vowels and five consonants left, I am not giving out any clues - this time you get to randomly guess which initial I am working on!


If you are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.


"The Letter X"

Happy Day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"The Letter W"

Wha-Hoo! I have complete a whimsical "The Letter W"! My trek through the alphabet is proving to be an enjoyable adventure.  A great part of this journey are the wonderful people who have joined along in this series sojourn.  Seventeen letters are now completed and only nine remain to be illustrated, three vowels and six consonants. 


Pam, AlwaysArtistic, was first guesser of this letter and has chosen a new letter for me to begin illustrating.  This is a fun letter that brings to mind fond memories of a age old childhood game.  Can you guess which letter Pam chose for me to complete?


If you are the first guesser of the letter I am currently working on, you will not only be able to choose the next unknown (to others) letter but you will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your alphabet choice upon completion of the entire series!  Please limit your guesses to one per day.


"The Letter W"

Happy Day!



Sunday, October 17, 2010

"The Letter N"

I am so enjoying my sojourn through the alphabet! With each new letter I discover something new and am excited by where the pen and my mind take me next. In this case, it was to the completion of "The Letter N"!


I have listed the newly completed "N" in My Etsy Shop earlier today.  It is available as an authorized art print (8"x10") and as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").


Stacy, MagicLoveCrow, guessed that I was working on "The Letter N" and has provided me with another letter which I began illustrating today.  If you are the first guesser with the current letter, you will be able to provide me with the next letter to illustrate as well as receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of the letter you choose.


In order to give others a chance at being first guesser, I humbly ask that previous first guessers please wait until the day following this post to submit their guesses, and that guesses be limited to one per day for each person.  


OK ....  The clue for the new letter is:  It is a consonant and there are only seven of them left to illustrate.  This letter generally starts a question.

You can see which letters have been illustrated so far, go to my latest Etsy listing ("The Letter N")
 and beneath the description of the letter is a list of completed letters ...


"The Letter N"

Good luck guessing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"The Letter Q"

Happy Thursday!  

And here is the latest letter in question, "The Letter Q"!  "Q" is the 15th initial in my Alphabet Series, only 11 initials are now left to illustrate!  "Q" is now listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print (8"x10") and as an Open Edition ACEO (2.5"x3.5").

Lorrie, DivineDesignStudios, discerned that I was working on "Q" and has chosen a letter of her choice for me to illustrate now.   The letter Lorrie chose is also the first letter in the name of eight states within the USA ... any thoughts on which letter that is?  If you are the first to guess, you will be the one to choose my next initial, plus you will receive an Open Edition ACEO of the letter you choose.

"The Letter Q"

Happy Day!



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"The Letter R"

"The Letter R" comes marching in on a red hot background!  "R" is the 14th letter I have now completed in my pursuit of completion of "The Alphabet Series", only 12 letters now remain to be illustrated!  I have listed "R" in My Etsy Shop as an Authorized Art Print, size 8"x10"; and as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

Debbie, CraftyMoose, figured out that I was working on "R" and has graciously provided me with my next letter to illustrate.  If you are the first person to determine which letter Debbie chose, you will be able to furnish me with your choice as well as receiving a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of your initial!

Clue for the new letter:  it is a consonant, only nine remain unillustrated at this point.

"The Letter R"

Happy Day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"The Letter M"

HooRah!  The 13th letter is now completed and I am half-way through the alphabet, it's all downhill from here on out!  I am happy to share with you "The Letter M", which is now listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10", and as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

I have decided that whoever is the first to guess the unknown letter I am illustrating, besides getting to choose the next letter for me, will also receive a complimentary Open Edition ACEO of the letter(s) they choose.   For those who have provided me with letter choices in the past, I have noted their picks and will be sending ACEO's to them as well.

Stacy aka MagicLoveCrow guessed I was working on "M" and has provided me with her choice for our next letter in the alphabet series.  Can you guess Stacy's choice?  Clue:  This letter is sometimes used in reference to three basics.

"The Letter M"

Happy Day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

"The Letter H"

Happy Day!  Make way for "The Letter H"!  Hoo-Ray!  I have listed "The Letter H" in My Etsy Shop today.  I have it available as an Authorized Art Print, size 8"x10"; and as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

CraftyMoose correctly guessed that I was working on "H", good going CraftyMoose!  The letter I will be illustrating next begins the word of something her husband loves, you can check out CraftMoose's Etsy Shop or "CraftyMoose Blog" for the clue.  It is in one of those sites!

"The Letter H"

Happy Day All!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"The Letter O"

This is my eleventh letter of the alphabet, "The Letter O", we are almost half way through!  HooRay!  I have listed "The Letter O" in My Etsy Shop this morning.  It is available as an 8"x10" authorized art print as well as the reduced ACEO Open Edition format of 2.5"x3.5".

Lorrie (aka DivineDesignStudios) discerned that I was working on this letter and has already chosen the next letter, a letter that is dear to her heart.  Clue: this new letter is a consonant.  Do you know which initial Lorrie chose?


Happy Day!


Monday, October 4, 2010

"The Letter Y"

OhBOy, OhJOy!  I have just finished my 10th letter of the alphabet, as chosen by Stacy (aka MagicLoveCrow), and so present to you "The Letter Y"!   I have listed "Y" in My Etsy Shop earlier today as An Authorized Art Print, size 8"x10"; as well as the reduced ACEO Open Edition size, 2.5"x3.5".

Debbie, aka CraftyMoose, was the first person to guess I was working on "The Letter Y" and has chosen the letter I am currently illustrating.  Can you guess which letter of the alphabet Debbie chose?  Clue:  It's a vowel.

"The Letter Y"

Good Day to all!
Karen Anne

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"The Letter L"

If you haven't figured it out by now, the letter Lorrie of DivineDesignStudios chose was "The Letter L"! This latest illustration will be listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; as well as an ACEO Open Edition, size 2.5"x3.5".   I now have nine letters completed and only seventeen more to go!

And the person who guessed "The Letter L" correctly was Stacy of MagicLoveCrow, this is the second time Stacy has been the first to guess a letter.  So you are all up against some stiff competition!  Stacy has chosen another letter and I am currently happily working on it.

My clue to this new letter is, which letter is common to four months of the yearly calendar?

For now, I am happy to share with you

"The Letter L"

Take care all!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

"The Letter D"

HeLLo!  I am dee-lighted to present to you "The Letter D"!  This latest illustration will be listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; as well as an ACEO Open Edition, size 2.5"x3.5".   I now have eight letters completed and only eighteen more to go!

Lorrie, of DivineDesignStudios, figured out that I was working on "D" and has happily provided me with the Letter of her choice to now work on.  Can you guess which letter Lorrie chose?  The person who first guesses correctly will have the opportunity to choose the Letter they would like to see illustrated!

Until then, here is

"The Letter D"

Take care all!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"The Letter T"

Today is Tuesday and what better day to tender "The Letter T"!   I will be listing "T" in My Etsy Shop  today as an Authorized Art Print, size 8"x10"; and also as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

MagicLoveCrow guessed that I was working on "The Letter T" and has graciously provided me with the letter of her choice to work on next!  I really like guessing games and puzzles, so the next person to guess the letter I am now working on will choose the next letter they would like to see completed.

Until then, I plan to have a dandy day Doodling on my next letter!


"The Letter T"

A Dandy Day to all!
Karen Anne
  

Monday, September 27, 2010

"The Letter S"

I everybody!  Well, I am off to a good start this week.  I completed "The Letter S" and have it posted in My Etsy Shop.  This letter is available as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; as well as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

I have begun illustrating my next letter, want to take a guess which one I am working on now?  The first one to guess correctly will get to choose which letter I work on next!  As for now, I am going to sit back with some Tetley Tea and doodle away!

"The Letter S"


Have a good Monday all my dear friends!
Karen Anne



Friday, September 24, 2010

I Wonder.....

I wonder, do people actually know that when an artist shares his/her work to the world that the Artist is actually sharing their soul with them? It is something to think about......

"The Letter J"

This has been a good day, I finished "The Letter J"!  I find this "Zentangle" doodling quite addictive, it's a bit like putting together a puzzle; you begin with lines going every which way, going up and down, side to side and round and round.  Then you pick a blank space, begin filling it in with a design that comes to mind and see where your imagination will take you from there.  In this case, it took me to ....

"The Letter J"

Later today, I will be listing "The Letter J" in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; and in ACEO Open Edition format, size 2.5"x3.5".

Until then, I have tossed the remaining letters of the alphabet (Scrabble tiles) and found my next project.  Which letter could that be?  Take a Guesss?

Your friend,
Karen Anne

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"The Letter C"

"The Letter C" is now complete!  All the while I was working on it I kept thinking of cotton candy, so when it came to painting the background I tried to make it look like pink cotton candy with sugar flecks.   I think it came out rather well.

I will be listing "The Letter C" in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x 10"; as well as reduced ACEO open edition format size of 2.5"x 3.5".

I have decided to randomly select the remaining twenty-two letters, so in the future I will be surprising you with "Which letter is she working on now?"!

For now, I am pleased to present ....

"The Letter C"

Happy Day to one and all!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The Letter B"

Hot diggety dog!  I finished "The Letter B"!  Three down, only 23 letters yet to do!  I'll be adding "The Letter B" to My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8" x 10"; and in ACEO Open Edition Format, size 2.5" x 3.5".  I am really enjoying this project and eager to get started on the next letter ...

"The Letter B"

Happy Day to all!
IrelandBrady

Monday, September 20, 2010

"The Letter A"

I completed "The Letter A" this morning and am happy to present it to you now.  I will be listing it in My Etsy Shop in authorized art print form, size 8" x 10", as well as ACEO open edition format, size 2.5"x 3.5".


"The Letter A"

Well, I'm off to work on "The Letter B"!  Have a grand day!
Karen Anne

"The Letter A"

I completed "The Letter A" this morning and am happy to present it to you now.  I will be listing it in My Etsy Shop in authorized art print form, size 8" x 10", as well as ACEO open edition format, size 2.5"x 3.5".
"The Letter A"

Off to start work on "The Letter B" ... have a grand day!
Karen Anne

Saturday, September 18, 2010

An Idea For A New Series Of Drawings....

As I was viewing my latest drawing "Jury Room Doodle" I was struck by how much it reminded me of the letter "B".  I thought, hmmmm, this might be fun, doodling my way through the alphabet.  So I began with the letter "Z", not a very often used letter and thought I'd see where "Z" would take me.  As it turns out, I am very pleased with the final outcome of "Z".   I will be listing "The Letter Z" in My Etsy Shop in 8"x 10" art print format as well as the reduced ACEO format of 2.5"x 3.5".

Hopefully, within the next few days, I will have completed the letter "A" and be able to share that with all of you.  In the meantime, it is my pleasure to present to you .....

"The Letter Z"


I thank you for looking and I appreciate any and all feedback you'd care to share.
Sincerely,
Karen Anne