Pink Saturday & Singing in the Rain

Today is Pink Saturday at Bev's How Sweet The Sound. If you stop by you can read all of the pink posts for today. A PINK invitation is also awaiting all of us over at Girl Gone Thread Wild.

What better way to celebrate Pink Saturday than with the Pink Art Project. If you are an artist who would like to contribute Pink Art for a wonderful cause, please stop by HERE and sign up.

inging In The Rain announces my giveaway. If you leave a comment I will enter you in my giveaway, which will be announced on Monday, June 15th.


Spring Flowers & My sister's artIt's raining today, but the flowers are singing. Flowers, they make us smile when we are in the garden.


Spring Flowers & My sister's artThey make us smile when we arrange them in a bouquet for the table.


Spring Flowers & My sister's artFlowers help you greet the day.

Fence Decoration

Spring Flowers & My sister's artFlowers make me smile all the time.


Spring Flowers & My sister's artSo, I thought...


Spring Flowers & My sister's artWhy not have a giveaway.

The Secret Garden

Spring Flowers & My sister's artLeave a comment and tell me about your favorite flower and I will create a watercolor painting just for you..

pansies purple

Spring Flowers & My sister's artI will announce the winner on Monday, June 15th, 2009. You can expect your painting completed in about two weeks.

Tulip Pink open

Spring Flowers & My sister's artThe giveaway is a custom watercolor painting of your favorite flowers. I usually paint on a quarter of a full watercolor sheet. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will enter you in the giveaway.

I can paint it any size you would like. A garden scene with your favorite flowers, or perhaps a vase boasting your favorites. Whatever you would like.


I hope you have a glorious day and that you feel like singing in the rain with the flowers, or celebrating your sunny day.

After The RainThe song for this post is Singing In The Rain.
SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, my goodness, your posts are like fresh spring water.Your painting are devine! I would love to have a watercolor in soft pink roses. I never learned how to paint like your gorgeous works. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photogaphy too. Blessings to you,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What beautiful pictures - the real flowers and the painted ones!! I want to win your generous give-away! I love hydrangeas, but if I win, you can paint any kind of flower you'd like! (Does that give me a better chance?!!!) laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love your flower photos Karen, I don't think my camera is equipped to get that close to the flowers and I don't get that luminous, textured result that you do. I love Hollyhocks, and hydrangeas, and peonies, oh Karen, I don't think I can choose just one!

Casey said...

Oh my Karen....what a fabulous gift you are giving away!! Your kindness and generousity are simply amazing to me!! Your photos were fabulous today Karen. What an inspiration!! I would love it if I had a painting of daisies. To me they are such a "happy" flower!! I always think of my favorite movie..."You've Got Mail" and the scene where Tom Hanks gives Meg Ryan her daisies. She said it so perfectly about my love of daisies!! Hugs to you.....Sally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh! I love your painted flowers. I would love to win this giveaway.

I love red geraniums and yellow sunflowers...those are my favorites!

Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Your watercolor paintings bring such a radiant light~~Beautiful~peaceful~a glorious delight.
We would be honored to have your blue hydrangeas grace our wall.
Thank you for including us all!!!!
(a non-blogger)

Anonymous said...

Wow... What a generous give away. A gift from the heart ♥ Your paintings are all so beautiful. My favorite flower is the rose. Thank you for having such a lovely give away.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

You're gifting a painting to a winner?! Oh, my! What an incredibly generous gesture!

Please enter me. Oh, my. I'm still shocked!

As you know, I love your paintings - and I love your photos. By the way - how DO you get them to load so large?!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Your words, your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring. I would love to have a graden scene filled with wild flowers. I love so many different flowers each one in each season filled with so much beauty...hugs to you...m.

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway! Your paitings are so fresh and lovely. My favourite flower would have to be lily of the valley - my grandmother had it in her wedding bouquet and even though I was no where near born when she got married, it none-the less reminds me of her. I also really love forget me knots and snowdrops - tow flowers that I loved as a child.

TattingChic said...

Hi Karen! What a super fabulous giveaway! I love your watercolors! If I won I don't know what I would pick because I have SOOOOOO many favorite flowers, but I do think that a water color of Queen Anne's Lace coupled with some tatting would (Or queen anne's lace made to LOOK LIKE tatting...ooooh!) would be so heavenly! :)

Vickie said...

Dearest Karen
I am new to the blog world but blessed that I found your site. Each morning I check with you to see what is new. It has given me so much inspiration. You see, my bucket list includes learning to paint watercolors and I could only hope to be as talented as you are. I love delphiniums and peonies...but with your wonderful paintings it is too hard to make a choice..I would be honored to own any of them. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Blessings to you,

Mo'a said...

You have an amazing way with words and pictures. Your flower photos are amazing.
I love all flowers but my favorite would be Pansies or the Icelandic Poppy they remind me of my home, Iceland.
Your giveaway is so wonderfully generous.

VintageCrafter said...

I just love visiting your blog! I always feel like I have visited the most beautiful garden after viewing your amazing watercolors. I would be thrilled to win your generous giveaway so please add my name to your draw box.
If I am so lucky as to win your draw I would lOVE to have a picture of roses!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my dearest artist, how I want to join in on the give-away! My favorite flower is lavender. It is the flower that I believe was once called spikenard and legend tells that Mary Mag. poured the fragrant oil of this flower on Jesus' feet. Could you just imagine the scent that wafted through the air at that sacred moment? Lavender is my choice. And thanks for visiting; so lovely to see you. Anita

My Vintage Studio said...

This is my first time visiting your blog...SO LOVELY! Your art work is beautiful! I would love to entered in your blog give away! My favorite flower is hydrangeas, but any flower would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos. Sharon

stefanie said...

Beautiful flowers, so glad I found you blog. My favorite flowers are the old fashioned cabbage roses with lots of petals.

Elyse said...

GASP! this is such a generous giveaway, karen!!! gosh, i love so many kinds of flowers. if i won (sigh) i would love a painting like the one pictured -- happy flowers in a window box or basket. fingers crossed!


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Karen! Gorgeous pictures! Pick a favorite flower? Very hard... Daisies make me smile.. stargazer lilies smell divine... hydrangeas are beautiful in all their detail...roses are delicate but beautiful... and yt I also like the greens that go with them...the wispy ferns... the graceful hostas.... sigh...Thanks for sharing your photos.~

I wish I could draw and paint!Susan

LiLi M. said...

Your photos of flowers are simply stunning Karen, all of them, but I like your art even better. Ah to ask about my favorite flower is like asking who is your favorite child. There is a flower for every occasion: a Lily because of the smell, Lavender the same, Violets because they are so sweet, roses, peonies, hollyhocks, ah I simply cannot choose. You are too generous Karen. I'm sure that the winner is a lucky person and that every flower you paint, or every bouquet, is gorgeous! Good luck to everyone!

Mary said...

Your photographs are simply stunning. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Suzie Button said...

Oh, I'd be delighted as peaches to win a watercolor from you! My favorite colors are softer greens, pinks, reds, violets... Oh, thanks so much for a chance to win! Suzie

Heather said...

Wow! What gorgeous flowers and incredible artwork! I don't think I could draw a stick daisy!!

Tell me- what is that blue and purple flowers? It looks similar to a lilc stem or something? I don't exactly have a green thumb- can you tell?? LOL!

My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and white lillies. In the garden or in a vase..... they make me happy.

Have a great day!


Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what a wonderful post. All those gorgeous flowers. Wish we had some sunshine after the rain but hey it is Winter here in Australia so that't not going to happen

ffroggie said...

I LOVE your blog, it cheers me up on blue days.

I love sunflowers, they have such happy faces, they make me smile, just like your blog does :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Well,you certainly ARE blessed-- and now look at how many of us are blessed by stopping by your lovely blog.

Your photographs are devine. (especailly love the close up first one.) You have made us all think and delight in our own loves.

If I am not the lucky winner... we have all become them just by stopping by. I am putting you on my blog list... i can't wait to be inspired again and again.


and ohhh hydrangeas and lilacs are my favs but any painting from you would be a serendipitous find. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes yes flowers do make me smile :-) And you have beautiful ones posted too.

Awww what a sweet giveaway you're having. Roses have always been a fave of mine. Though lots of blogs have been posting geraniums and my they're beautiful too. But I will always have roses near to my heart :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Snap said...

Oh, my, Karen. How nice of you do this for one of us. Can I pick more than one flower? !!! I love iris. We had beautiful iris of all colors when I was growing up in New Mexico. I can't grow them here -- too wet and humid. Then there is the pansy -- all those delightful little faces! The rose (especially if it *smells*), tulips -- they make me smile. The daisy .... well ... I could go on and on! Thanks for dropping by! :D

Beverly said...

Karen, thank you for being you. You are so thoughtful, kind, love and generous. And, it comes through to us in every post you write.

I'll just bet you already know what my favorite flower is, but truth be known, I love them all.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

My smile is BLOOMING!

wow, what a NICE beautiful gift YOU give!

the colors, the photos, the dreaming, weaving of storytelling..

all amazing!

My fave flower: Mexican Poppy. It erupts such IMAGINATION in me, while the color is absolutely intoxicating!

Thanks for GOING PINK with us in '09!


a woman who is said...

Wow, I am sure glad I stumbled over here this morning. I adore your work.

If you came to my blog you would see what flower was my favorite ;D

Anonymous said...

A chance to win one of your beartiful paintings?? I'm in! :) Your flowers are so gorgeous, Karen! My favourites are lilacs (surprise!!), hydrangeas, roses and lavender. You will be showing the painting you do for the winner, right?? Even if I don't win, I'd LOVE to see it!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to your generous giveaway! I would LOVE to own a Karen Original! =) Poppies are especially dear to my heart, I think neck-and-neck to peonies! Your photos are just gorgeous! We had loads of rain here today, as I am sure you had, too. All my flower photos lately are usually rained-on-photos!

Francy said...

Such pretty flowers.

I LOVE Calla Lillies. White ones, orange, or pink.

Carol said...

Another beautiful post full of your gorgeous photography and art! If I won, I couldn't choose. I would have to be surprised. Thanks for the excitement of a fabulous give-away!

Margie said...

Hi Karen, what a great idea, your post is like the rainbow (sunshine through the rain) and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My favorite flowers, they change all the time, but right now two types, firstly peonies, (the ones with the mauve trim in the centers, the scent is divine),the other pink rose buds. They were the flowers at my daughters wedding a few weeks ago.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
hugs Margie.

Tara said...


Such a sweet idea! I am such a flower lover of all kinds, if I am the winner, I'm going to say whatever you send will make me happy, all of your paintings are such celebrations!

xashee's corner said...

soooooooooo refreshing is your blog and i thank you for it!! :) another giveaway?!! hmm,, well, i LOVE hydrangeas for the ball clusters of flower heads that they make. and azaleas are absolutely one of my faves too! but my absolute FAVE has to be the lilac!! when i was a littl, er young girl (i will AlWAYS be little lol) we had two HUGE lilac bushes in our yard and it was the BEST smell to awaken to! when i smell them today, i am instantly thrown back to those yesteryear days!! Thank you for hosting such FUN too, Karen! :) Have an AWESOME weekend!! :D

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, Your flower photos are gorgeous. You are as great with the camera as you are the paint brush. What a wonderful giveaway. Any flower painted by you will be wonderful.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

shopannies said...

these are beautiful upclse shots of lovely flowers

Blondie's Journal said...


Your photos in this post are spectacular. Does that have any connection to your love of flowers perhaps?!!

The painting of the pansies is just beautiful. Watercolors are perfect for pansies it seems.

My favorite flowers have always been white daisies. They are so simple and sweet. I'm afraid they wouldn't make for a very colorful painting though!!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. And by the way, I haven't forgotten to mention the beautiful journal page you gave me. I am preparing a post with some recent gifts from friends like you!!


Mary said...

Oh Karen, how beautiful!!! And what a generous giveaway! It's really hard for me to choose a favorite flower, but I think I'd have to say violets -- because of their color, and because they are such harbingers of spring. :)

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

debbie said...

Dear Beautiful Friend,
Hello and HAPPY PINK SATURDAY WHILE SINGING IN THE RAIN.....absoutely gorgeous post and as much as I would love a water color of my favorite flower I will not enter this give-away because I received some of your breath-taking, elegant art work and everyone should be able to experience the beauty of seeing your art work come out of the package....a breath of fresh air and GOD'S love will drift over them.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Lovely! I stopped by for Pink Saturday and found beautiful pics here.

My favorite flower is the hydrangea.

Happy PS! (even if this is not the right post.)

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
My favorite flowers are daisies and delphiniums. I would love to win a painting from you. What a generous giveaway! The photos of flowers today are so beautiful. As I listen to the music I picture Gene Kelly dancing!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Charlene said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Flowers... how I love them all! In fact i usually post photos of flowers on Pink Saturday (this week i did something a little different to fit in with the other posts of the week & I am missing my flowers already). A favorite Hmmmmm so hard to say but, I think pansies are at the top of the list. I would love to have one of your water colors. I have visited you blog for a long time & always loved your work. Please enter me & have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Karen,
Wow! Beautiful pictures! What a great post and giveaway! I adore pink roses and hydrangeas. Have a divine Pink Saturday weekend.


MiniMadWoman said...

Hi Karen, I love all the flowers in your post today . . . they're all so happy!

Your water colors are gorgeous . . . and so is your graduate! Congratulations!

It's kind of you to have a give-a-way . . . if I should win I'd love to see Tiger Lilys and roses!

Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! Your garden pictures and your watercolors are as gorgeous as always! I think roses are my favorite flower but I really do love all flowers.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol Ann said...

As a 16 year cancer survivor I think that it is wonderful for so many people to help give of themselves for cancer research. Bless you!!!!!

If I were lucky enough to win, I would love a painting of roses.

Thank you,
Carol Ann

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday; What a very lovely post. Your flowers are just gorgeous, and they do make me smile. How kind of you to have such a special give a way, I would love to enter... My favorite flowers are the sunny Daisy's and Lavender. How generous you are.... thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us...


Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! Your work is just beautiful - I would love to be a part of your giveaway. I love pink roses, red geraniums, and zinnias - what a mix, huh? Blessings - and Pink Hugs!

caren said...

Oh my, how generous of you! I could spend hours just looking at your paintings and wishing my flowers looked like yours!

My favorite flowers are either blue hydrangeas or blue irises - the big ones!!!!

Happy PS and thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful blooms! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Beautiful pics & wonderful it.

Lots of luv,

Anonymous said...

Your photos are lovely. They make me feel so happy!! My favorite flower is the lilac. It reminds me of my Grandma's yard in the spring. I would love to win a painting of it. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my precious friend,
Thank you for visiting on Fathers Day. My daddy did leave me a wonderful gift indeed. He was also a great artist!!! I can't wait to see who wins your fabulous give-away! Anita

Susie Jefferson said...

Lovely paintings, and a lovely (and unusual) blog design. I adore that header! What are my favourite flowers? I would always have said roses (preferably red) or poppies - but having seen that sunflower against that hot blue ... Oh, decisions, decisions. Never met a flower I didn't like - so if I win, I'll leave it up to you! Happy Pink Saturday!

Pondside said...

I think I'd have to say that my favorite flower is the Peony - pink, white, but never red.
Your photos are beautifu!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Singing in the Rain is my daughter's favorite movie! We watched it the other night, for the 100th time, give or take a few!
Who wouldn't love a flower painting! Please include my name in the giveaway.

Deanna said...

Color everywhere...and it's so stunningly sharp and clear. I always marvel at your photos and of course the song that accompanies the post.

I would definitely like to enter the giveaway. If I am the lucky winner, Lantana please. A little one.

Deanna :D

The Painted Garden said...


Goodness - gracious - your post is beautiful and I love your flower collage. Your photographs are fabulous. What a lovely and generous give away. If it is not too late I would love to enter your generous give away and win one of your lovely paintings of a little watercolor of red geraniums.
Hve a lovely week.