Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Through The Wardrobe A Little Blue Dress And A Blue Moon

Stepping outside this morning I really wouldn't have been at all surprised to see Mr Tumnus walking up the garden path.


In fact, I was rather hoping I might?...
A fresh covering of snow fell overnight and how beautiful it looked once again. With weather such as this, you may have gathered by now, that I find it very hard to sit still and concentrate at my desk. So, just for a 'little' while, jobs inside came to a stand still once again.




Instead I went through the wardrobe so to speak, on an enchanting woodland walk.



Every step I took and each corner I turned, I captured it through my lens.


I took many many pictures and have lots of wonderful reference material for future paintings.



Meanwhile on the other side of the wardrobe, back home. Earlier this week you may have noticed a couple of new items listed for sale in my Etsy shop.


          Luna Fox with a Valentine heart 
And
A Hare Wearing A Little Blue Dress



And finally this evening, feeling refreshed from my walk. :) I finished my first painting of 2010...



I've named it 'Wishing On A Blue Moon' and it will be available to buy as a print later this week.

xx


36 comments:

  1. Everything looks so perfect in the blue light of snow...I love your latest painting...thanks.

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  2. Oh your pics are beautiful! Real magic! your painting is amazing!

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  3. Such a lovely snow, you're right it looks like Narnia! And the painting has that same magical feeling. Lovely!

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  4. It's like you captured a snowy wonderland.

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  5. Karen, "Wishing on a Blue Moon" is just exquisite and you've got an order waiting in the wings the moment it goes to Etsy! Please keep us posted.

    A most lovely post with lovely wanderings in the woods. Thank you!

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  6. Karen, your woods do look like Narnia. You've really captured all that is wonderful about winter.

    Love your painting with the blue moon.

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  7. I don't know how you got your page to snow, but love it!!! Love your pictures, love your wishing rabbit, love your gentle spirit! Thank you so much for being here!

    Robin A.

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  8. Truly a magical place to live and stroll. Thank You so much for sharing a glimps.... Deb

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  9. Both of your rabbits look so beautiful! Your winter photographs are wonderful as well.

    Gillian

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  10. Oh, I could never have stayed indoors! What a perfectly magical sight. I can only imagine the wonderful winter snow quiet.

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  11. Your new painting is magical,the pics are too!

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  12. Beautiful and enchanting.Isn't it satisfying when our reference material is right outside our door?

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  13. I absolutely love your new painting ... and your winter wonderland walk must have been so inspiring - can't wait to see what comes next?!

    Willow x

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  14. A visit to your blog is a little bit like a trip through the wardrobe also.

    Your paintings are wonderful, I especially like the way you paint eyes.

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  15. Lovely snow photos and beautiful work.
    Your wooden hangers and hare picture are stunning!
    Really magical post.:)
    Jo.x

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  16. If Mr Tumnus is around tho' then the White Queen, Jadis might be there too! Love those photos. There is something quite magical about a snowy wood... beautiful with a hint of danger. I imagine wolves and bears in pictures like that... and maybe even the faeries.

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  17. Oh yes...I could just see Mr. Tumnus peeping through some branches or around a tree in those lovely pics. So lovely magickal and beautiful...perfectly suited for your artwork.

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  18. The photos are just heavenly - a world of white shadowed in blue. It IS truly magical. :) I adore your newest works, and I shall look forward to the print of the Hare when it is available. Have a most lovely day!!! Theresa

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  19. Oh it must be mine! I'm going to wish on my blue moon that it can be!xx

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  20. Dear Karen
    So beautiful - truly Narnesque!
    I adore your new painting - so elegant and the colours are beautiful.
    We now have both Luna and the Bear hanging in our bedroom - on white walls it is making our room look like a set from Narnia or The Snow Queen! In the next few days I'll be posting about Luna & the bear :-)
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Denise x

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  21. What an enchanting snowscape, Karen. It is truly majestic. Your latest work is equally enchanting. Enjoy winter's magic. xx

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  22. Lovely Photographs, Lovely Paintings. You are very talented.
    Cindee

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  23. Karen 'wishing on a blue moon' is simply exquisite...I love your Hare and the plants in the foreground...I'd love a print.

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  24. Such beautiful photographs, I'm sure you did feel as if Mr.Tumnus might appear at any moment. Your work is so beautiful. I love your new items and your painting is enchanting!

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  25. What a beautiful blog, I found you via Pamela & Edward. I love moonlight and hares and had to go see. I shall be back.

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  26. Dear Karen
    Oh how I love this painting! Just beautiful..
    Blessing, Penny

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  27. Happy Weekend to you!
    I've awarded you a Sunshine Blog award over at my place - for bringing a ray of sunshine to my days and lots of inspiration too :-)
    Denise x

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  28. I've just fallen into your blogland and it's a beautiful place. Thank you for allowing me to visit.
    Best wishes,
    Birdie

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  29. Karen!

    Wow! Those winter shots are ridiculously impressive!

    I can see why you thought of "The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe".

    Just gorgeous!

    Love your newest creations too!

    -Dean

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  30. So Magical! Mr. Tumnus would indeed approve, infact I am sure he was ther in spirit.
    Your work is Beautiful :o)

    xxx

    Sumea

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  31. What lovely pictures of the snow, I too expected to see the snow queen and Mr Tumnus...I have had to work so had no chance to enjoy the snow...just struggle against it...have a good week...H

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  32. Such magical, beautiful photos, Karen. I like to think Mr. Tumnus is there alright. Just too shy to come out. :-)

    And more gorgeous things you've been busy making. Love that Luna Fox.

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  33. Your painting is beautiful. It has a lovely magical other land feel

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  34. Magical photo's... there is something really special about snowy woods...and you have certainly captured that..Loving your work as always...
    Bright Blessings to you
    Juliexx

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  35. Thanks for all the wonderful and kind positive comments about the painting. It will be available to buy as a print hopefully sometime this week?
    The snow was just beautiful...*sigh*
    Looking forward to the snowdrops now :)

    xx

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  36. Oooh, a beautiful and magical post, Karen. I love the painting, it's gorgeous and I love too the way you captured the magic of the landscape around you :)

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