Dried Roses

dried-roses-stamp-butterflyToday is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this very Pink Day filled with beautiful pink posts to see.

nce upon a time when we lived in Hong Kong, there was a beautiful bazaar filled with lovely creations. A friend created the most gorgeous little pots of dried roses. I loved them so much that a bought a bunch of them and have enjoyed them for many years.

lily pond at hong kong parkview

During that time I created a composition using her lovely pots of dried roses. I painted so many of these paintings and gave them to friends who eventually moved back to their homeland. I think that is why roses always remind me of friends.


These paintings of roses live in many places, from Holland, to India.

dried-roses-stamp-envelopeWhenever I see this little pot of flowers, I am reminded of how she has bloomed all over the world. So, when I read about the PINK ARTISTS block party, I knew exactly which painting to paint.

Rose Quilt

The PINK BLOCK PARTY HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN. Monica of Girl Gone Thread Wild, asked artists to also donate a piece of art created by the artist for the 2009 PINK ART BLOCK PARTY.



pink-art-original-watercolor-paintingI wanted to donate a painting of one of my favorite things. I have painted an original watercolor painting of my composition of a pot of Dried Roses.

pink-roses-for-a-pink-saturday I used Arches Watercolor paper 140 lb. I used Winsor & Newton watercolor paint. The painting image measures 8 x 10 inches with a white border. I am including a white mat board measuring 11 x 14 inches.

original painting pot of roses

pink-art-original-watercolor-paintingThe painting is presented in a white mat for framing.



pink-roses-for-a-pink-saturdayI look forward to seeing all the PINK ART that will be created for the 2009 PINK ART BLOCK PARTY. You can click here to see the gallery of prizes or you can view a slide show on Monica's blog. The GRAND PRIZE is a beautiful quilt created by the PINK ARTISTS.

This quilt was created by individual blocks of stunning designs created by the PINK ARTISTS. What a grand prize! You can click on the photograph of the quilt to enlarge it for a better view.

My Quilt girl approves. I can't sew, but I love to illustrate and design quilt patterns. I am designing some Quilt Girl greeting cards, which I will have printed for my little shop. If I could sew a quilt it would be made up of many dried roses, so that I could remember each friend that I knew and loved during the years I lived in Hong Kong and Canada. I have always thought that quilters piece the memories that can sew our hearts together. Certainly these PINK ARTISTS have stitched together a vivid expression of their hearts for a worthy cause.

The song for this post is Good Friends.

Rose Quilts

fairmaiden said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Karen. I received your package in the mail today. I am overflowing with gratitude....overwhelmingly blessed. A note is in the mail to you, and a post is on my blog to you! You are amazing.

debbie said...

I love your Quilt are just awesome and so very talented...every little touch
Thay Quilt give-away is just blessed is the artist that wins that....I will certainly put in my vote for you
Amy goes to see the surgeon Monday...she is down to 76 pounds...THANK YOU, TO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER for all the means so very much
angel hugs

Beverly said...

Karen, thank you for sharing this wonderful post. I am amazed at all of the incredible artists.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
I've missed visiting with you while I was away. The pink artists are inspiring and your roses painting is beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Tami said...

Hi Karen..beautiful post today!
Have a perfectly pink day!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Karen!
How very, very beautiful. I love your roses painting. So someday when you win it big, I can say I knew her when. You have such a beautiful talent Karen. You capture not only every little detail but I can see the personality in your Quilted Girl. She is you. I am putting in my vote for you. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you so much for sharing with us. Please stop by and say hi, as I love it when you do. Country Hugs, Sherry

g said...

Great post, Karen, and what fantastic designs. I love the way you let us into the process of your work, too, telling us how and why you used a certain idea, and how you made the painting.

Have a great weekend, and a wonderful PInk Saturday.

Terri Morse said...

Hi Karen! Your pot of pink roses is adorable. That was a wonderful post. I lived in Portugal for six months and brought home a pile of quilt squares made by friends I'll always remember. Your rose painting is such a wonderful way to remember your time abroad and all the friends you made along the way. Happy Pink Saturday!

Suzie Button said...

Karen, just lovely! Your paintings are always just a PINK BLESSING each Saturday! Suzie

Look in the Nook said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Wonerful artwork.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday, chick! It always gives me a thrill to see a comment from you and to visit your blog where I see so many lovely things you paint. Thank you so much for commenting, sugar. Loved all of your eye for me is ABOUT eye candy!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I have found my day beginning with you. What an inspiration!!

Your talent is beyond words. So lucky am I to have stumbledd upon you.

thank you so very much for the gift.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

♥Mimi♥ said...

I know I sound like a broken record but it's raining and cold again this weekend in Michigan. Summer, sadly, may never make it north so ♥Pink Saturday♥ is one of the bright spots in my day! Thanks so much for participating this week and giving me a little lift out of the clouds☺

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Again, such lovely art and a feast for my eyes dear one! Thank you for coming and YES KAREN! You must see Babette's Feast. It will bless you and remind you of your blessing of being gifted and the opportunity to use your gift! Oh please go out and rent or buy it and then tell me what you think!!!! Blessings, Anita

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very pretty mosaics and the quilt is lovely too. Nice to see bright pinks. Hope you are enjoying your day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen - not only is your painting very lovely - so is your entire post! I love the artistic flair you have! I want to try my hand at watercolors this year! I've been free-handing roses and do-dads for years, but never watercolors. Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pot of flowers! Your creativity in your posts always amaze me. Just visiting your blog for a few minutes always lifts my day!

Love the quilt girl, too!

Happy PS!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Rosemary said...

Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Very pretty blog post you have.
Chat again soon,

Jennifer Froh said...

Everything is so beautiful!!! WOW.. you're an incredible artist!

Amisha said...

I love that painting!

Claudia said...

Such incredible talent - Love the Quilt Girl and your roses painting is just wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday!

TattingChic said...

Such a beautiful post! Love the painting! :)

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Pink Saturday, what a cute post. Your artwork is just stunning! Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just love reading about how your art comes from your heart as well as your paint brush. Your dried roses painting is so pretty and a lovely contribution to the pink artist party. laurie

RobinfromCA said...

I just love your work and all of the creative blog things you do with your different pieces of art. What a beautiful post!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,

Your pink post is beautiful. Your blog is always so lovely . . it makes me smile every time I visit.
Thank you for the information on the pink quilt project.

Have a lovely week.

caren said...

I don't even know where to start. When I scroll from photo to photo each one takes my breath away. Amazing artist you are.

Marina Capano said...

Thank you, thank you for your nice comment! I had so happy all weekend for your words!
I love so much your fantastic and wonderfdul watercolors!
all is very special!
I send you email


vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday (late)! I love this post and all the pretty pinks.
The quilt is beautiful. Thanks very much for sharing.