Friday, May 9, 2014

Lady Bug Parade

I finished the "Lady Bug Parade" Ink drawing from the other day and figured you would like to see how it finally turned out ....

The original (5.5" x 6.75") is in an auction listing on eBay:

And I do have ACEO (2.5" x 3.5") Open Edition Prints for $1.00 each in my Etsy Shop:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ta Da! I Created a New Tangle Pattern!

Hi!  I am so excited, I have created an unofficial tangle pattern that is cute and querky!  I call it "Lady Bugz Parade" and have 3 versions of this tangle pattern.  I have been seeing this little pattern in my head for the past several weeks and I began a new tangle design recently and lo and behold the Lady Bugz Parade made its way into the design!

I think I originally got the idea for this pattern from my little sister.  Years ago she was always sending me snail mail with all kinds of fun stuff included in the envelope, was kinda like receiving a mini treasure chest in each letter.  Anyway, she would always doodle little things on the outside of her envelopes ... one of my favorites being her little lady bugs.   Anyhoo ... been seeing those little lady bugs in my head lately and finally had to get the pattern they developed into on paper so that I could share it with others!

Here is my very first tangle pattern:  "Lady Bugz Parade"

Aren't they just the cutest?!   I can see them being used as a border or within a tangle design.   They are fun and they do make one smile!

Here is the design I am currently working on where they just suddenly appeared as Version 1 and Version 2 Lady Bugz .... I think I need to add Version 3 into this piece ... what do you think???

I hope this post find all of you healthy and happy,
Big Hugs to You All!
Karen Anne aka Ireland Brady

PS  I submitted this pattern for consideration as an "Official" Tangle Pattern, but since it was too representative it was not accepted.  Representative means it is easily recognizable as something, and a true official tangle is simply a repeated pattern that is non-representative.  But they did like it and consider it cute and fun!

Update on Mom and Hubby ...

First, I want to thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes for my Mom and my Hubby.  On April 6th, 2014 Mom was finally reunited with Daddy in love after being apart for 30+ years.  We are sad for the loss of her physical presence but are happy that she is no longer suffering.  

Jim is still here and I have managed to feed him enough so that he has gained 6 pounds!  When they removed the cancer cluster from his colon they learned that the previous 6 chemo treatments had killed the cancer by 100%!  They were expecting 55% at the most, so this was good.  He has begun a second series of chemo treatments this past Thursday, but has the option to quit if the treatment becomes too much for him to handle.

I am very hopeful that by the end of 2014 he will have gained much of his weight back and well be on the road to a full recovery.

Plus, every time he lost a pound, I gained a pound!  I am hoping things will work in reverse now ... for every pound he gains, I lose one!  Please keep him in your thoughts, prayers and well wishes ... I kinda like having him around after 45+ years ...

Take care, be happy!
Karen Anne