Tuesday, September 1, 2009

With Bells On Her Toes

September today and already an Autumn wind has arrived to begin shaking the yellowing leaves off of the old cherry tree's branches.
I have been lately enjoying the last book in the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke... 'Inkdeath'

As its pages unfold I've become lost in an Inkworld alongside blue fairies nesting in trees, tiny men made of glass and the adventures of Meggie, Resa, Fenoglio, Farid and Mo, now the Bluejay. In the books, Mo (Silvertongue) has the ability to read characters and creatures out of the pages of books. This week I have felt a little bit like Mo, bringing some of my own characters from paintings to life in wood.....Remember the painting I did a few weeks back......'The Keeper Of Time'


Well these owls have flown out of that painting.....

And the fox....

Her name is Luna and she has music wherever she goes, as she has tiny faerie bells on her toes, or should I say paws!.....

These will be for sale on Etsy very soon.
And so will these..........

Happy September to you all!

27 comments:

  1. Many thanks, Karen - I love the owls, the fox and ... everything!
    Invitation for you over at mine (for the new - and, I hope, improved! - blog).
    Happy September to you, family and all your other keen followers.

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  2. Happy September.
    Autumn already, and not much of a Summer to remember, but I do so love that Owl and Fox. Such great work you do.

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  3. Oh, how I love that fox!
    The mushrooms are so cute, too!

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  4. Luna is so fabulous! A fairy fox if there ever was one, perhaps she's a kitsune!

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  5. Wonderful. You are a wizard bringing magic to life!

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  6. Oh Karen, how wonderful, i have yet to see Inkheart all the way through, the only time we watched it it was interupted. Your owls look wonderful i shall have to keep my eyes wide open so i can check them out along with your mushrooms :-) Happy September

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  7. a trilogy... i didn't realise... we loved the film inkheart...love luna the fox.
    x

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  8. Happy September! These are beautiful, I love luna the fox!

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  9. These are beautiful. You're so clever :)

    x

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  10. Oooh I shall investigate the books!
    And Luna is so magical...beautiful:)

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  11. Hello Karen,

    I too love the Inkheart series. They're so fun and imaginative. I absolutely adore the owl and the fox...cannot wait to see them in your etsy shop. I am so especially fond of the fox!!! ;) Hope you enjoyed a lovely September day.

    Sincerely,
    Theresa

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  12. Lovely writing and beautiful foxes and owls- my favorite animals! They are so poetic. I adore your blog!

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  13. Oh Karen I lOVe the addition of the little bells! My favourite is the white fox, the whiteness makes it show up so well and it looks as though it's running! The cover of the Inkheart book makes me want to read it. Thanks for the inspiration :)x

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  14. Dear Karen
    These are stunning - the white fox is so elegant and beautiful. They all seem to suit these early Autumn days - you are a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing them.
    Denise x

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  15. I love those owls!

    We had a baby to stay this weekend, she was entranced by your white hare, I think it was the way the glass caught the light.

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  16. Hi Karen...I have always fancied reading the books because I loved the film and the book is always better...I love your paintings...

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  17. so beautiful! oh how glad i am i found your blog, dear, for it's so dreamy and lovely :) the white fox is amazing, amazing. that sounds like a book i would enjoy reading, i will look up to it. or is it a series, actually? i think that's what i understood.

    much love <3

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  18. I love the owls and the fox and the toadstools too. I haven't read any of the Inkheart books, they sound intriguing must look for them.

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  19. Thankyou so much for all your lovely sweet comments :) x

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  20. I always love your creations.

    Let me know how you like the last Ink book. Didn't love the first one, although I enjoyed the movie (Cornelia Funke always leaves me unsatisfied for some reason).

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  21. They are all so wonderful! I don't know which I like the best, I really can't choose, but when I look at them I can feel autumn in the air and it is truly my favorite time of year.
    Kim xx

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  22. What a lovely idea. I loved Inkheart but haven't read the others.

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  23. Those are fabulous! Amazing work! I love the white fox best of all

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