Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New illustrations and fairy paper doll outfits fit for a Monarch (Butterfly)!

I recently finished a couple illustrations of a Monarch Butterfly for a special acquaintance and the "Humming Belles", of course, were on hand to lend their guidance, council and support.  When the drawings were completed the little darlings loved them so much they beseeched me to create an illustration, that could also be used as a coloring page, as well as Monarch Butterfly fairy wings and matching outfit for them to wear!

Well, looking into those sparkling little eyes and sweet smiles ... how could I deny them!  Now they have asked me to post them on the "Humming Belles" blog and share them with all of their friends.  So here we go .......

This first illustration  and coloring page are titled "Monach Butterfly Fairy II"

The second Illustration  and coloring page are titled "Monarch Butterfly Fairy III"

And finally we have the Monarch Butterfly Fairy Wings and Outfit  that are ready to be colored, cut out, and worn by the "Humming Belles"!
The little sweethearts just love these latest illustrations but they are especially delighted with their new set of fairy wings and matching outfit and tiara!

What you think of these latest additions?  
The "Humming Belles" would love to hear from you!

Take care and be happy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Camping Adventures with the "Humming Belles"!

The weather has been wonderful these past several weeks in the great Pacific Northwest, we have finally been blessed with summer!  Since late August we have gotten in some good camping times starting off with White River, then  to Trask River, onto Kilchis River, and ending up at Whalen Island.

On our latest excursion to Kilchis River the "Humming Belles" asked if they could tag along on our adventure.  Of course we were delighted to have their charming company and they happily made themselves all comfy in our mini-motorhome and off we all went!

When we finally arrived at our destination the little darlings took off and began exploring and found some delightful spots just perfect for having some fairy fun!

This was a magical little spot they found where two trees roots were intertwined forming a delightful area for the wee ones to climb over, under and discover wonderful hiding niches!

This was an area they chanced upon that was like a miniature forest, made just for the spirits of fun seeking little fairies.

After a day of exploring and new adventures the "Humming Belles" came trooping out of their newly found "Fairy World Forest" filled with tales of new discoveries and hidden little treasures.

Several of them wanted to help me set up my portable art studio and help me along with my latest illustration.  We had caught three cute little crawdads earlier in the day and they thought I should capture them in a drawing before returning them to their river home.

So here we are, starting a new drawing and wondering how it will progress.

We've gotten off to a nice beginning.  We have our images drawn, shaded in just a bit with colored pencils and beginning to add details.  We all agreed that zentangle inspired designs would work well in this illustration.

They drawing is beginning to take shape, the crawdads are completed and the background design and border are needing to be added.

  Here we are about half way finished with the background and border designs; we are pleased with the direction this piece has taken and are looking forward to it completion.

Finally!  The completed illustration!  We like it!
We titled this piece "Kilchis Krawdads"

We all had loads of fun on this expedition and hope you liked our sharing this time with all of you.

Happy day!
Karen Anne and the "Humming Belles"

Saturday, September 3, 2011

25% Discount offered in both Etsy Shops!

I'm currently offering a new 25% discount on your entire purchase (doesn't apply to shipping and handling) in both of my Etsy Shops, just use the code SALE4U in the coupon box of your order form when checking out.....
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Happy Day!
Karen Anne