Friday, February 27, 2009


I drew these chickens yesterday...I guess they are practicing their balancing act, you know...just in case. On another note, I listed a few new things in the etsy shop here:

and also opened a new flickr account here! Check it out and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Celebrate! Illustration Friday (late) (whoops)

Dear Spring,
Won't you please come to my party? I baked you a cake....
Kara in Minneapolis
My illustration friday submission for "Celebrate".
PS: it is snowing in Minneapolis.

a few new things in the shop...

Good Morning! I just added a few things to "a paper bag of pearls" last here to visit my shop for more pictures and descriptions.
Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Daily drawing

Hello...not having the greatest week at work, which makes me un-creative at home. I haven't figured out how to really separate the two. Today, I drew just to draw. It made me feel a little bit better. 
I am still working on my illustration friday drawing for "Celebrate" (which ironically turned into a difficult subject...haha). I am planning to finish it tonight-just might not be as fabulous as it could be.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a sunny day and a shiny new ring...

'Nuff said. Happy Sunday!!! Off to work on my Illustration Friday- this week's topic is "celebrate"

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays, not really because of the actual day, but more because I really love all of the cute stuff! Especially these very sweet vintage valentines (circa 1930) that were all given to a Miss Helen Blue. I really wish that children still exchanged beautiful cards like these... I rescued them from a box in an antique store! Helen Blue, are you out there?
I also love pink, red, cupcakes, conversation hearts, and the little red gummy hearts! (my mom waits desperately all year for those) So what can I say?! I am a sucker for Valentine's day.
It is a beautiful sunny but snowy day here in Minneapolis! Perfect for cooking a romantic dinner for my valentine...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Illustration Friday- "time"

Hello...I had a bit of an un-creative last week! I think the winter blues are beginning to get to me. I am going to work to push through it and get back in the groove this week! Here is my Illustration Friday drawing for the week. The subject is "time". I have been drawn to images of clocks lately and I envisioned them hanging out like birds on a power line. So there you go...
See you soon! Oh, and check out other artist's take on the subject here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Etsy Shop is up and running!

The etsy shop is up and running! Welcome to "a paper bag of pearls"! I have been working hard to photograph and list most of my inventory and plan on adding new items to the shop every week! Click here to visit!