Thursday, April 30, 2009

Illustration Friday- "theater" + 100 posts!

Here is my illustration friday submit  for " Theater" - {I know its Thursday!} I had this ready to go on Tuesday, but I have had been running around like crazy this week. When things get insane at work, my creative + blogger impulses fly out the window...hopefully things will calm down soon {?} 
This is also my 100th post! I am thinking about doing a little jewelry giveaway in honor, but haven't figured out details have my word now! I am working on an etsy refresh- hopefully get some new items posted in the shop this weekend!
Anyways- I hope your week has been more relaxing than mine- enjoy my little birdies on stage, having their big moment! 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

my little spin on the catwalk

I know that I have been a terrible blogger the past 2 weeks ! I have had lots of excitement with the engagement + lots of stuff going on at work! I am trying to get back to my normal schedule...
But I haven't been totally slacking! Above is the necklace that I made for my friend Becca of 2709 for her and Bonnie's  clothing line debut at Voltage tomorrow night! She will be wearing it with one of their signature dresses and it looks fantastic! 
Good luck tomorrow ladies! I am so happy for you and so excited to attend!  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My prince has come...

I found this charming fellow, hiding in a golden egg in a birdcage on easter morning! I'm engaged to my best friend in the world and am so so so happy! We are in the process of choosing the setting together. {so fun!} Its hard to choose something that you will wear for the rest of your life! The actual date won't be for probably 2 years, but I am so excited to start thinking of a totally creative, crafty, DIY wedding- send me your ideas! 
{xoxoxo from the luckiest girl there is} 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

new necklace! {for me}

I haven't made anything for myself for a long, long time! So as a little Easter present to myself, I'm gonna keep this one! { yay }
I have a new fun project to work on over the next week- the lovely Becca, one half of 2709 Designs, has commissioned me to create a necklace for her to wear at their runway debut, the Voltage fashion show that is coming up later this month! I am so excited for the show, and now I feel like I have a {mini, mini, mini} runway debut as well, since my necklace will take a spin on Becca's neck! Does that count? 
xoxo, kara

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Illustration Friday- "talisman"

My Illustration Friday submission for "Talisman"...I have been trying not to post prior work for illustration friday submits, but for some strange reason, I haven't been able to come up with anything that I liked for this subject! {which is weird if you know me- I am a believer in good luck charms and a collector of my own "talismans"} I tried three times! However, I have been ill this past week which makes me very uncreative, which then makes me grouchy! 
So this is a pattern that I created in college and although it was controversial because of the spiders, it has remained one of my favorites!  I think it represents "Talisman" perfectly- it makes me think of stumbling upon a treasure trove of vintage jewelry in an attic, covered with dust and scary spiders. {dream come true} 

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Moo mini cards have arrived! {finally}

My mini cards from Moo have finally arrived, {after the first round arrived at someone else's mailbox} and they are really cute! I am glad to have some business cards to tuck into Etsy orders and hand to new friends. It is a cloudy peaceful Saturday around here...I hope that you enjoy your weekend! 

Friday, April 3, 2009

My illustrations on Jess Gonacha's Pecannoot!

Above is my FAVORITE print by artist Jess Gonacha {which you can feel free to purchase for my birthday right here...hint hint} Jess has been one of my favorite illustrators for awhile and she has very kindly posted a few of my illustrations {"celebrate" and "intricate"} on her blog, Pecannoot! Pecannoot is all about remembering the abundance of happiness that we can experience through art and pictures when real life gets you down. Check out the post here! Thanks so much Jess