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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Illustration Friday and Inspire Me Thursday

So before you think this has turned into a craft blog, here's my latest painting. Yes it's been a while but with so much upheaval last year I just lost any will to pick up a brush. Knitting and crafting became almost like therapy, its easy to pick up and put down and requires no emotional involvement whatsoever. But now, 2008, we have moved house and settled in and ready to face the new year and all it's challenges. I haven't set any new year resolutions as such except for one. Focus. If I don't achieve anything else this year I want to look back and say I gave it my all. 100 %.

8 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This piece is really effective! Such a great mood you created.

suesviews said...

Congratulations on getting through all the upheaval last year, Karen. Now you can begin to reap the benefits, and if this beautiful piece is anything to go by, it will be a wonderful year! Wishing you every happiness :)
Sue x

Shani Thomas said...

I think it's a very beautiful piece, well done!

Gabrielle said...

Absolutely beautiful

Anna said...

Beautiful work! "Focus" is a great work to choose for new beginnings...

surrealmuse said...

I know exactly what you mean. Last year I lost my focus when it came to creating art so I decided to take a spiritual sabbatical, but I'm ready to charge straight ahead now.

Looks like you're definitely off to a great start. The flow and softness in this painting is very eye catching. cheers!

Charlie said...

It's beautiful. I like the soft feel and how she's so lost in her thought.

laurel said...

She is beautiful! I wish you much success in your resolution to focus.