Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year

My creation

painting-french-9Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet the Sound is hosting this pink day. Bev asked us to share a project we want to work on this year.

DSC04540My project for this year is to take some beautiful antique artwork from some of my old book collection and repurpose it to share. I already started my new blog For The Love of Old Books, and I have already begun restoring some artwork. Besides prints, cards and bookplates, I am thinking about shadow boxes, miniature book editions and mini canvases on easels.


For the love of reading


hot-air-balloons-sway-to-the-rightTo begin the new year right...


Vintage-treeWishing you a wonderful 2010. I feel hopeful that this year will be wonderful. To celebrate, I thought I would give you this calendar to print out. I created this calendar for my Spoonflower Fabrics, as a wall hanging for one of their weekly contests.

A Story in the Moon Calendar

Vintage-treeI called it There was a story in the moon. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is in the moon.

Vintage-treeThen when I printed it out on paper I loved how it looked. Just click on this calendar below to make it large and then save it to your computer.

Vintage-treeOr if you prefer, just go to my flickr site by clicking on this small calendar below. Then click on the image once you get there, and and then click on ALL SIZES and download whatever size you would like.


I hope you have a lovely day filled with the promise of a beautiful new year. The song for this post is Celine's These are the Special Times. No matter what year we are saying goodbye to, or welcoming in...they each will hold special times which will become our cherished memories.
Zuzu said...

A most delightful beginning to the New Year! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us, Karen! :)

I'm wishing you and yours A Very Happy New Year!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I'm looking forward to more of your delightful posts and images in the coming year - happy new year!

by the way - LOL - I just voted for your fab mystical spoonflower fabric - it's just terrific - and I want some!

rosabeer said...

I wish you, and all the people you love around you a great 2010.

Lisa Oceandreamer said...

Happy New Year. Here's to a new beginning of great things to come for all! I can't wait to click and see your fabrics. You are SO talented!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning and Happy New Year Karen!!! What a beautiful gift you have given us, so generous and from your talents! I am so looking forward to another wonderful year of learning much from great artists are yourself. I am having a beautifully quiet day with my husband; I am drawing and making a little book for a friend. It is so funny how God brings you full circle. The music or rather, the first song on my post actually is from the movie, Mambo Kings. It swings like Latino music usually does!! Have a beautiful day dear friend, Anita

Tara said...

Hi Karen

Thanks for the calendar--will use it in my office! Happiness to you this year!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy New Year Karen! I njust took down my calendar today and realized I needed another to keep in the office. Now I can use yours and think of you whenever I see it:>) How sweet and generous you are. Many blessings in the coming year.

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

Thank you Karen! What a beautiful gift to receive.

Happy New Year!

Vee said...

What a scrumptious and generous gift, Karen! Thank you. I hope that you don't mind if I linked to you in my sidebar for it. So many would love it! (I really should've asked for permission first. Sigh. Must get stuff in order...if it's a problem, though, do let me know.) Have a happy first day of 2010!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Karen,

What a lovely calendar...thanks so much! Thanks for visiting..I'm always glad to see you!! :0)

Have a great New Year's Day,

Snap said...

Happy, Happy New Year, Karen. What a lovely gift for us!

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy New Year Karen! I love your calender and especially the saying.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, thank you SO much for this delightful calendar, and you know how much I love Orchard House! :-)

Getting to know you this year has been such an extreme pleasure. You are not only super talented, but you have a heart to match. Keep spreading the joy that is you through the Land of Blog. We are all so much richer for it...

Love to you and a Happy New Year!


Sheila :-)

LiLi M. said...

Hello Karen,

Wishing you and your family and your mother too a very happy and healthy New Year. Here is too a creative 2010!

Suzie Button said...

So pretty! Thanks for creating a beautiful calendar for us! Happy 2010 and Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

❦TattingChic said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Karen! Thank you for your bloggy friendship this past year! Your visits and comments have meant a lot to me! I have truly enjoyed each of my visits to your truly artistic and inspiring blog! What a gifted and creative spirit you possess!
Here's looking forward to many more bloggy buddy days in the year 2010!
~TattingChic ♥

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I so love it and will cherish this special gift from you. i want to run it off on some good cardstock...hugs...m..

Kdottie Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Wishing you a wonderful 2010! Happy PS.

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday and A Wonderful New Year!

Regards Karen.


thestonerabbit said...

Happy New Year, Karen, and Happy Pink Sat., too!

What a lovely New Year's thoughts....and what a wonderful calendar. I will print a copy as soon as I quit typing!

I hope your New Year is filled with the best that life can offer.

L, Dana

suesueb said...

A wonderful calendar! I love all the old book images-going visit your other blog next!! Happy pink week and Happy New Year!

Grace said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Such a Beautiful 1st post of the New Year...I love it Grace

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Karen Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and I so love this post. Your calendar is just beautiful and serene. I so love it. Thank you for being so kind to share it with each of us today.

The art you shared is beautiful. I could sit and look at these old charcoal and black and white photos of old pictures forever. They are so detailed and you don't get lost in the color, you actually see the picture.

Thank you for sharing you pink post with me today. Happy New Year sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year, dear Karen.

Thank you so much for this wonderful calendar. I will keep it here beside me every day. You are so kind to always share.

I am heading over to visit your new blog right now.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Karen ~ What lovely images.

May 2010 bring you great happiness & joys!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Treasia Stepp said...

CAn't wait to see more of your ideas.

Pam said...

Your projects look wonderful. Good luck with your new projects in 2010.

Thanks for sharing the calendar.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

My sweetie Karen...
You are my first stop every time i sit to visit my blog friends.

When I get my printer up and running you know I will be getting your calendar.

Also....my Goodness!!! your fabrics are something else -- wow... how cool are they??

Always such a joy to stop by... I know you are very busy -- but if you ever get a moment i would love for you to stop by and say hi.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Antique Therapy said...


You new site is great!! Pictures are amazing!! I tried posting a comment but it wouldn't let me. Thanks so much for putting Antique Therapy on your new site, that was so nice of you. I hope you are enjoying the new year and I hope to see you again soon.



Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. Agreed. Whether we are leaving behind an old year or welcoming a new year, we always have the memories.
Joyce, IL, USA

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

No, I guess we are never too old to dream new dreams. I shall have to remember that one. Happy New Year!

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Happy New Year, Karen! I'm looking forward to jumping back into blogging and reading more of your delightful posts. ~Kathy

Chic card creator said...

Karen you are such a powerhouse of creativity and kind and kindred spirit. May the new year hold all good things for you. Happy New Year!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Thank you, Karen. I always love your work. Have the best and brightest of Years. xoxo Nancy

Purvail said...

I love what you are ding with this calendar..Thanks for sharing with us Elaine