Friday, July 8, 2011

July

July has arrived and I haven't blogged. So here I am with a new painting.
                                                              Waking The Ghosts
It seems words have ran away again. They have hidden underneath moth wing and clover leaves. This time last year they did the same thing... I've been a hermit shut away in my workspace.  Four paintings on the go and a stack of wooden things to paint. Until they are ready here are some things I've been dreaming and humming to.

Jackie Morris lead me to the bewitching voice of Emily Portman and I was lucky a couple of weeks ago to hear her sing locally on a wonderful apple journey. A magical hour and a bit, well spent indeed.
Another lovely song  below is beckoning me to the sea again. And I will be journeying twice next month. One of which will be to my sister's wedding. 

This last week the days have been a little rain washed. By the evening though the sun comes out  and we've followed the itch in our feet to walk by the river. I captured some magic along the way.

On our way home we glimpsed  fox, heron, swan, duck, rabbit, wood pigeon and a white horse that secretly I think was a unicorn in hiding.
The new painting can be found as a print in my Etsy shop.
Have a great weekend everyone. I shall be back soon with a summer giveaway!  x

26 comments:

  1. Great music and wonderful, enchanting image.... I seem to have gone somewhat blog-mute myself these days, spirited away by the garden faeries.... soon I WILL post. Look forward to seeing more new work! July blessings from the forest.

    Oh, BTW, my word verification word is "makes". That's fitting, I think!

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  2. Beautiful! I always love to see your work and you have a lovely place to walk through...Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Love the new painting. The little bird is perfect. :)

    I checked out the link to the apple journey. I wish we had such entertainment here. It sounds fabulous. Happy weekend! :)

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  4. Magical photos and painting. I discovered Emily Portman via Jackie as well, and bought her CD...and I'm not even sure how I came across Martha Tilston, but I have "Lucy and the Wolves" too. Two marvelous singer/songwriters I would never have come across if it weren't for the treasures revealed in the blogs I follow!

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  5. A very peaceful, ethereal painting. The photos are similar. It is a bit like having a little window at the breakfast table. Can I be like Alice and climb through?

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  6. love the new painting. I have a white arabian horse who looks just like a unicorn.

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  7. A very Dreamy and Enchanting post Karen..Beautiful voices..Beautiful painting...Beautiful photo's..You have captured the light so well in the last photo..You truly live in a magical place..
    Thanks for sharing..
    Love and Light
    Julie xxx

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  8. Heavenly painting - I adore it :)

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  9. Wow love the painting and the music is beautiful too.

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  10. Beautiful painting, wonderful music and serene images from your evening river walk. Lovely.xxx

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  11. I just added your new painting as one of my faves...it is truly enchanting, Karen! Your talent just amazes me each time. :)

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  12. Beautiful words and pictures as always. Your blog is very inspirational and fey. I love peeking into your world.
    I had a birthday this week and my lovely daughter gave me a set of your cards! so entirely gorgeous , they will be going into frames.It just made my day.We are in the middle of winter here, so what a special present.

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  15. (Blogger is giving me a hard time today. This try will hopefully work...)

    Your post is just beautiful, beginning with your magical painting followed by sensitive sounds and the pictures of the path down the fields. It's like being there myself. Thank you very much!

    xxx
    Kathrin

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  16. I'm in love with this new piece, simply magical.

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  17. Beautiful images as ever, Karen. Hope you are enjoying the holidays and you are getting some sunshine over your way!

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  18. Enchanting as ever.

    I bought a couple of your prints last winter and I simply wanted to say that they are greatly enjoyed.

    Thank you for sharing and good luch (and inspiration) with your work.

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  19. I visit your blog quietly now and again....enjoying the enchanted faery tale like quality of all your work. It reminds me of Jackie Morris's work, and here you have mentioned her! I live locally to her,and was fortunate in December to sit beside a fire, in a rather lovely old mansion, drinking tea gazing at the huge, original painting of this http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/print6.htm
    above the fireplace. The following week, I went back for a Christmas bazaar and met Jackie briefly. She is lovely. :~)

    I love your blog :~)

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  20. Thank you for the music. These are two albums that are now on my wish list. I have just framed my 'magpies' print that you sent and it looks beautiful.

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  21. Dear Karen, your post is like a breeze in these monotonous, lazy, hot summer days and nights - even the prevailing blue colour makes me feel better!:) The white forest is enchanting and I imagine tiny bells ringing in the air... Thanks for the nice music - such good singers, it's a pleasure to listen to them! I wish you a lovely month of July (August is already promising to be remembered forever!)!:-)

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  22. I like the paint ^^ so cute

    I have award for you, come to my blog
    http://princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com/2011/07/lovely-blog-award.html

    have a nice day.! keep going, your blog and art are awsome

    Ruzu.

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  23. Hi Karen, I loved your new painting so much, I just had to buy a copy. It arrived today and is beautiful, can't wait to get a frame for it. Thank you so much. Lesley x

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  24. your painting is magically wonderful.
    fun to hear of all the animals you have seen and beauty too.
    thank you for the music

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  25. The music goes perfectly with your art in this post. Both beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous painting, as always.
    And thank you for the music suggestions. I always find wonderful new music here! Happy July to you.

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