Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Saturday



The-Tightrope-Walker, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.



The-Tightrope-WalkerWhen I was in Kindergarten we put on a Circus show for our parents. I chose to be the tightrope walker. I can still remember the thrill of performing. I had a fascination for the idea of being able to walk and balance on that tiny rope with only a parasol to keep their balance. Years later I watched my daughters and their friends perform le cirque's Allegria in the backyard. We all love the magic of the circus



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The-Tightrope-WalkerToday Is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting the event. If you stop by HERE you will find lots of pink posts to celebrate Pink Saturday.



The-Tightrope-WalkerLisa Kettell from Faerie Enchantment has recently published a book called The Altered Art Circus. Inside she shares techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards and Assemblages. If you go to any book store or Lisa's blog you can purchase the book.




The-Tightrope-WalkerI was browsing the Barnes and Noble near me the other day, and squealed with delight when I saw the book.



The-Tightrope-WalkerI couldn't wait to come home and be inspired.



The-Tightrope-WalkerLori from Faerie Window is also featured in the book along with some other lovely artisans. I love Lori's work and her creations are gorgeous.



The-Tightrope-WalkerSo many pink treasures and designs to be found. Lisa is also hosting a swap and if you click HERE you can join in the circus fun.

Inspiration

The-Tightrope-WalkerAfter browsing the pages of The Altered Circus I was inspired to create The Tightrope Walker.

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and then some cards...

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The-Tightrope-WalkerI just added some Summer Breeze blank notecards to my shop.

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The-Tightrope-WalkerI also created some journal pages which are hand-painted on lovely textured watercolor paper.

Journal Pages




The-Tightrope-WalkerI hope you enjoyed the trip to the circus and that you take home some inspiration this Pink Saturday.



The song for this post is Allegria.



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HAPPY PINK SATURDAY.
Happy Circus Memory

25 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Whow what a beautiful post again Karen, my comments are like an old record player, when the needle got stuck, remember? Saying the same thing over and over again. There is a difference though; I really mean it, and I'm not stuck by accident! Every drawing of you is beautiful!
We are going to visit the States in Spring and I am going to buy that book too. The shipping costs are always so high, so I have to wait a couple of months.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love the Thightrope Walker.
She is adorable! Great pink post!


~ Gabriela ~

Marie said...

very beautiful. your art is amazing.thank yo
marie

Joyce said...

You are a very talented lady. Your artwork is stunning. No wonder your blog is so beautiful!

OliveStreetStudio said...

I LOVE pink! And my Saturday plans include finishing up a custom pink and green chenille baby quilt. I'm going to post pics later today when it's finished. I like the PINK SATURDAY theme!

faerie enchantment said...

I love love love your pink post, I'm ready to host a circus/carnival tea party in my home, or maybe a virtual on line. Your posts always inspire my day, this one has lifted me to my own tight rope today complete with a pink carousel, all under the Big Tent.

Your blog stories, your artwork and the beautiful cards in this post are wonderful, so warm and yet magical too.

Thank You for all you do!
Magic and Joy!
XO!
Lisa!

Mimi said...

Your blog is w♥nderful! Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing this week. It made the cold up here in northern Michigan a little more tolerable :)

Linens and Laurel said...

Lovely tightrope walker. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday. Nancy

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card. That sounds like such a fun theme for kindergarten. I am hoping that you didn't really walk a tight rope ☺.

The cards you made are so pretty!

take care,
Dawn

RobinfromCA said...

Wonderful post! Love the book too!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Dee Light said...

I loved this post!! The pink girls is just wonderful and I have been wanting to learn more about altered art. Thanks for sharing. Have a perfectly pink day!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your little tightrope walker. She reminds me of my daughter when she was a little girl.
♥Have a wonderful Pink weekend♥

TRES BELLE said...

Hello Karen,
I'm new to the group starting next Saturday and I just wanted to stop by to say "hello". Your post is the second one on the circus that I have seen today. Very nice artwork!

Kris

Kathleen said...

Hi Karen....I bought this very book about 1-2 weeks ago. I am very inspired by it, but also just love looking at all the beautiful and fanciful creations in it. There are wonderful new techniques to learn as qell. I am so glad you showcased this fabulous book today. Hugs, Kathleen

MARIA said...

Dear Karen,
I finished my post, please tell me if you see some errors.
That my post I dedicated for you.
Sorry, for my English.

Have a bless weekend!

Snap said...

Thank you! I loved Alegria when we saw it many years ago. I loved the circus as a child and I love Cirque soliel today!

The Tightrobe Walker is wonderful.

Thanks again for keeping me enchanted!

CC said...

I love your notecards and the Tighrope Walker. They are just beautiful. Wishing you a happy Pink Saturday and a lovely week.

Beverly said...

Karen, you have been inspired and busy creating loveliness. I love your little tightrope walker. She is such a sweet little thing.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

One of my favorite pink saturday posts yet!

The tightrope walker is just terrific - and the notecards are lovely.

happy pink saturday!

Riet said...

A beautiful pink post Happy pink Saturday

KatCollects said...

That looks like a great book, your picture is amazing. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Karen

Susan

Melinda Cornish said...

I love you put the photos, the words and the music together...It is really beautiful and relaxing...Love the tightrope walker! Melinda

Lori said...

Karen, first of all thank you much for the mention! you are SO sweet to do that!!! i love your tightrope walker, she is just lovely and what a pretty tribute to the color pink...your artwork is so beautiful...the colors just sing!!!

Deanna said...

Hi Karen!
sorry for the belated comment, but my laptop crashed this weekend so I'm trying to catch up for Pink Saturday.

I love your painting of the tight rope walker. I have to tell you that she looks like me when I was a little girl. I had the exact same hair-do. You always have such wonderful posts.

Deanna :D