Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Illustration Friday- "poise"

My illustration friday submission for this week's topic, "poise"... lovely lady in her boudoir. I used prismacolor pencils for this week's illustration and remember why I love markers and watercolor SO much better! Check out the other submissions here!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunny LA + organized collection, beach edition

We made it back from LA early this morning {exhausted and slightly sunburnt}, but we had a really great couple of days seeing friends, soaking up the sunshine, driving the 405, picking oranges, eating delicious mexican food, sightseeing, and vintage shopping {which included a "sunday sale" where a variety of vintage lovers gather early in the morning for a literal clothing free for all in a parking lot- it got dangerous, but who isn't willing to throw a few elbows for amazing clothes at only 1$ a piece! I would be there every Sunday to fight for some treasures!!!}
I did my Sunday "organized collection" at the beach! I found everything within an arm's reach of my beach blanket... 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Illustration Friday- "subtract"

Kind of a stretch...I "subtracted" the text from an old book page...check out other entries here!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Conservatory in St. Paul, MN

Hi everyone! I have had a super busy week and have been preparing for a much needed mini-vacation in Los Angeles to visit some long lost friends this weekend.  I visited the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul, MN last weekend with my parents and thought it would be great to share some fun pictures that I took in honor of my upcoming vacation to the tropics of LA! I took the bottom picture when we first stepped in and my lens fogged up immediately! 
Thanks to all for the love sharing on Papernstitch! I really appreciate your support!
I will be posting my illustration friday  submit tomorrow (later than usual-sorry!) and hopefully some great pictures from LA when I return!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Papernstitch- up and running!

Hi everyone!!! My papernstitch shop, a paper bag of pearls, is up and running for the next month!!! Please please please visit my shop as well as all of the other shops that debut this month on this fantastic site that really supports artists and designers. Thanks Brittni!!!
If you have a chance to visit my shop and like what you see, please help my shop's rating! {just click on the heart near the banner}
xoxo, kara

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Organized Collection Sunday

Hello! I feel like I have posted a new organized collection every Sunday for a few weeks. So maybe I will try to make it a regular occurrence...today's installment:
Teal hair accessories+Pineapple Quartz beads
Vintage Keys and Pineapple Quartz beads
Have you made one yet?!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Ruby!

Ruby, (Princess Rubalee of Clovers, if you want her full name) turned 4 years old today on Saint Patrick's Day! She is my best friend and the love of my life (and she just tooted and ran away from it as I write this). Where would I be without moments like this?! 
Please notice the adorable heart that the spot on her side makes!
Happy Saint Patty's day everyone!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Illustration Friday- "legendary"

"Her feathers were legendary, but she preferred to hide amongst the leaves...."
Prismacolor+opaque markers. Check out the other "Legendary" illustration friday submissions here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Organized Collection- red

Here are some new organized collection photos: Red! Check out more here!
I have had a busy weekend-
* I am getting ready for an upcoming exhibition at papernstitch next month! Check out this month's shops here! Yay! I can't wait...will keep you posted as the exhibition begins!
* I made some super cute new mini business cards at MOO.com for my etsy shop! Check out MOO's site- super easy and super fun to use...you can upload directly from flickr! I am dying with anticipation for the mini-cards to arrive...might be 10 days though!!!!
*and next week, my cute puppy turns 4 years old! WOW! and my parents are coming to visit next weekend...so, a busy next few weeks around here!!! And spring is just around the corner- things are looking up! 
xoxoxo- keep you eyes peeled for an illustration friday post on Monday!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Honored and Excited!

Hello, Friend, detail
Originally uploaded by Katie Runnels
I was lucky enough to be featured on the beautiful blog, The Constant Gatherer, by Katie Runnels (a fellow SCAD alumni) who makes the most lovely artwork from vintage treasures. She is well known for her yarn wreaths (see detail photo) which are AMAZING!
Please check out her blog to read the very kind post about my etsy shop, a paper bag of pearls!
Thanks so much for your support Katie!
(visit Katie's etsy shop as well, here)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Illustration Friday- "intricate"

This is my Illustration Friday drawing for this week's topic, "Intricate". Intricate is a good topic for me, since it is actually really hard for me to draw something "simple". I think that I inherited that from my Dad- I have been exposed to his extremely detailed and amazing artwork my whole life. Anyways- I did attempt something new, detail work with watercolor on the stones.  Please click the image for a larger view! And check out the other "Intricate" entries here

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Yellow+Blue Collection

Ok...the Organized Collection thing is really fun! Might be a new obsession... 

Pink! + Organized Collections on Flickr

One of my favorite groups on Flickr (so far, I am sure there is so much that I have yet to discover) is the Organized Collection pool, that was created by amazing artist Camilla Engman. 
I added my the top picture to the group and just by peeking around the other photographs, am inspired to start arranging everything I own into curated collections! Go check it out immediately here.
So, this is my "pink" collection...I just desperately love pink. Can't help it.
(and a happy happy happy birthday to my beautiful sister! I can't wait to post about what I got for her- but I have to make sure she got it first so I don't ruin the surprise!)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Daily drawing

I drew you some pretty amoebas for you.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Illustration Friday! Breezy

This week's topic is Breezy! I was thinking about how delightful a warm, sunny, flower scented breeze would be...
See the other illustrations here!