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Monday, February 24, 2014

eye test....

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Not so precise to my eye, more free form.
'Around Monday'©
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Precise....almost an exact cut out from 
the original rectangular design.
'Around Monday'©
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Original piece from 2009...
I drew this right before my daughters wedding...she and I spent a wonderful week hobnobbing around Columbus, Ohio before the big day.  We also sat around watching movies in the hotel while I played with my Prisma pencils.  I forget how many different colorways I did of this piece that week.  She used them for thank you notes.  
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One of the original cards.
You've seen this piece many times...it was my banner along the top of this blog for a long time in stitched form.  Its also an inset in my Weekender bag from Lee's Needle Art.  [aka nylon tote]

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'Monday'
[because I drew it on a Monday....]
So back to the top...which do you like best...precise or free form?? I'm not sure now that I have both painted.  It is possible to make oneself go in circles.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Around...Monday...

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Keeping track of my marbles...
at least three of them.
It's been said that artists are flighty...
I don't totally agree, my theory,
different focus.
Sometimes the focus is very single minded.

"Not all those who wander are lost."
J.R.R. Tolkien




It's a process...this is my second attempt to turn a rectangular design into a circular one.

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Not there just yet...
'Around Monday'
a Kimberly design©

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's not the position in which you stand....
it's the direction in which you look.  
Whether you're up North staring at feet of snow or fearful of stepping out your front door because of the slippery ice, make today special on your own terms.  Be present, Enjoy!

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It's a process...converting card art to canvas.
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Tada!  I'm on a roll here.
'Heartful'
a Kimberly design©
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Valentine Collection
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[cards are available through Brooke Pottery click here]
Next in the line up is
'Flower Power' far left, then 'Happy Hearts' in the center.
No...I'm really not having any fun.... :-)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

a trunk show !


BeStitched in Scottsdale, Arizona is having a trunk show featuring artists from Ruth Schmuff...of which, I am one!  Yay!  My first public trunk show!  Have fun shopping, click here for more information. 
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Most of my designs start out as illustrations.  Blossom was actually a 'trading card', that grew into a greeting card, that grew into a painted canvas.  


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Designing, painting, I love ...

...from me to me.
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a flower bloomed...
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the dew fell and a butterfly happened by....
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and the story grew...with more to come!
Dream Fragment©
a Kimberly design©2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Focus....

 Santa has a face...now he just needs his beard and a spectacular pompom on his hat. 

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Santa Up Close
a Kimberly design©
Close observation will show that he had a portion of beard...
and that didn't work.  Ripped and waiting for more thread. 
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Dream Fragment
a Kimberly design©
Watching the snowy weather up North made me really want to paint flowers today.  Beginnings of a new piece.  Thought you might enjoy seeing some of the process.  
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Pretty happy with this so far.
Dream Fragment
a Kimberly design©
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All together now, eight little Biscornu!
Photo by Whitney Hussey©
My daughter took many beautiful pictures during her visit last month.  The above was my request, it was hard to choose which one I loved best!  Now to search out the perfect pottery bowl to display them in.
She also took my new profile picture, she makes me look pretty amazing!  Just a glimpse of parental pride.