Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Whimsy Of A Week!


Can you find me???


School's back in session, and I'm excited!!  I'm taking two new classes at Artful Gathering ~ Windows to My Heart with Diane Cook and Whimsical Teensies with Riki Schumacher.

This week I'm going to share the Whimsies with you ~ these are not worn as jewelry, but they are to adorn your home or favorite space!

Completely handcrafted, they may be personalized to suit all tastes....

Riki really encouraged us to break out on our own with pattern design, and that's what I did!

But first, let me share my debut piece ~ Riki's Star, which I completed according to her specific instructions....

I call her "Shine" ~


I love Riki's classes.  Not only are her designs remarkable, but her instructions and video presentations are top drawer ~ I'm always thrilled when she presents a new tutorial!

Here's another one of Riki's designs ~ isn't she a sweetie?  I just loved creating her!


I think I "student well" and so here are my very own original designs (except that I borrowed the "bone" and "wings" patterns from Riki - thank you, Riki!)


This is "Poot" ~ Kiki's black pug...


Here's "Peppy" ~ Shotzie's black oriental kitty...


Lastly, I created "Bubble Bliss" - a sweet angel in a winged heart...




I hope you enjoyed these lovelies.  I sure enjoyed making them!  I have a few more patterns on the drawing pad and will reveal when they're finished.  All Whimsies will be available in my Etsy shop, or contact me directly for personalization.

In the meantime, I'm hoping my two texture hammers arrive this week - the only thing holding me back from moving forward with Diane Cook's "Window to My Heart" cuff.  These cuffs are awesome and I've got 5 of them waiting in the wings!

Sending you love and thanks for stopping by... and good thoughts for a very happy week!

5 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

So exciting to see your creativity and artwork going in new directions...
good teachers can certainly springboard our creativity!

Your whimsy pieces are each so charming and wonderful...
you clearly are having a wonderful time...
hope your hammers arrive soon as I am anxiously awaiting more or your lovely art pieces dear Karen...

Happy new art week
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

Oh
and
that is THE cutest school picture
I know you are one of the pretty smiling faces...
but which one is the question!

lynn said...

karen these are so beautiful.. you are a great student.... looks like such fun to create these pieces of whimsy.. thanks for sharing..
have a wonderful week
xoxo
lynn

Fran. said...

Ok Karen are you the one in the front row? And I love the word you used for this post! Whimsy!! The dog and cat creations are just that!! Of course you are a great student you were a teacher and you know how important it is to listen and besides it's for you and that matters the most!! Let me know if I am right! And you keep on being whimsy! It is a good thing!! XOXO Love Fran.

Terri said...

Hello Karen,
Your summer art fun is fabulous! I love all these very creative pieces you have made! And the last post as well (so sorry about your dear friends moving away!) and the necklace there is stunning too. You are really letting yourself go in new and fabulous places! I LOVE your creativity! Wow!
hugs,
Terri