Friday, October 21, 2011

The "Humming Belles" are holding a Give Away!

As most of you know, I have two Etsy Shops and two blogs ... From our "Humming Belles Etsy Shop" and on our "Humming Belles" blog we are hosting a "Give Away" of one "Humming Belles" starter kit, of the winner's choice!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment at "Humming Belles" Blog under the"New Boy in the neighborhood and a Give Away!"'s as easy as that!

So pop on over to the "Humming Belles" Blog and post your comment!  On November 15th, 2011 we will put all the names in a hat and drawing the lucky winner.  Maybe it will be you???  Won't know unless you try! 

Once a winning name has been drawn, we will contact that person for their address.

Good luck to all!

Karen Anne

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Twin Horned Toad Lizards"

I have illustrated zentangle inspired salmon, flounder, crawdads, and geckos ... last week my husband asked me to create a zentangle inspired drawing featuring Horned Toad Lizards, when he was a young lad he had one as a pet and he really likes them! Well, I will tell you, this was one of the hardest drawings I have ever done! It took over two days of sketching before I finally came up with a shape that he was happy with and wow, was he ever particular! I am happy to say, we are still married!

So here you go .... Jim's "Twin Horned Toad Lizards"

Happy Day!
Karen Anne

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Surprise Came In The Mail!

Earlier this week I was having an ordinary day, sitting at my table and working on an illustration.  Danny Boy spotted the mailman, which set him off flying across the room and landing on top of the couch perch which affords him a grand view from the front room window, and he let go with his "Mailman Alarm"!  

Jim went out and gathered up the collection, and came back in with the usual amount of "Snail Mail" advertising, catalogs, sales promotions and a letter for me?!  In this day and age it is a rarity to actually receive a personal letter, it's like a surprise gift in the mail!  And it was!  It was addressed to me from my dear friend to the North, MagicLoveCrow!

I carefully opened up the letter which held one of Stacy's adorable Baby Crow cards, snugly enclosed inside where two beautiful ACEO's that she had picked out for us and sent "to make you smile!".   Well, she did just that - made us smile and turned an ordinary day into an extra special day!

Her gift was so special that I just had to share them with all of you (she said it was OK for me to do so)!   I hope these pictures make you smile too!

"Laugh" by MagicLoveCrow

"Just Married" by MagicLoveCrow

Thank you so very much special friend!
And, in Stacy's own words, "Keep On Smiling!".

Take care and may your day be happy!
Karen Anne

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Dance Of The Gecko's"

I have had numerous requests to illustrate a gecko design and this past week I finally did just that!  Here is my latest piece of art titled "Dance Of The Gecko's", hope you like it!