Thursday, January 21, 2010

Finding Beauty Friday & Pink Saturday

Claudia from Dippity Road is hosting Finding Beauty Friday. A celebration of finding the beauty around us. One night on the way to a class, I spotted this hot air balloon in the distance. My camera was sitting next to me and I was tempted to turn the car in the direction of the balloon to capture it's beauty.

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloonInstead I traveled toward class, when all of a sudden the very same hot air balloon landed right in front of my car.

Hot Air Balloon

Well, I just couldn't resist, so I got out of my car, captured the moment on film and still got to class on time.

Landing safe and sound

Pink skies, hot air balloons and dreamsI am away for a long weekend, so I thought I would also post my Pink Saturday post.


hot-air-balloons-closeupToday is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this very Pink Day.


hot-air-balloons-closeupYou know I just love this song.


hot-air-balloons-closeupWell, of course it's all about a hot air balloon ride.

hot-air-balloons-closeupI understand that this group is going to be on the soundtrack for the new Alice in Wonderland moving due in theaters in March.

Brag Monday

hot-air-balloons-closeupBeing an Alice person, I am thrilled and I just can't wait. I wrote a post on my other blog about some new Alice in Wonderland artwork. Or you can see it on my etsy shop.


hot-air-balloons-closeupOh and then there is Raggedy Ann too, I wonder how she is liking her hot air balloon ride.

Brag Monday

hot-air-balloons-closeupThe song for this post is Hot Air Balloon.



Tara said...

Hi Karen

Gosh, what is not to like here? Your work is so you--if I saw it hanging in the Whitney, I'd know it was a Karen Harvey Cox original! :0)

Blondie's Journal said...

I know how much you like hot air balloons...these are so neat. Ever care to take a ride?


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I always love your hot air balloons! laurie

myletterstoemily said...

so creative and whimsical

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Karen sweetie...
I have always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride, but nobody is brave enough to go up with me. We see quite a few of them here in the valley where we live, but we do not get them over our house. They like to glide over the desert. I have see the ones from the hot air balloon fest several times. It is breath taking. Maybe next time I can get some pics for you.

I love "Pinkie" from Alice and Wonderland. She is my favorite. Alice has always been my favorite and I have many pop up books and other treasures from Alice and Wonderland.

How ironic that this balloon has this beautiful message on it. You have posted a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing again today.

Have a beautiful weekend. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

BailiwickStudio said...

Hot air balloons are the coolest things! How considerate of the driver (operator? balloon-person?) to land in front of you! ::Jill

luna miranda said...

very creative. a hot air balloon landing in front of you is asking for it--good thing you have your camera ready.:p

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi you sweet thing!

What a beautiful post! For some reason-- hot air balloons touch my soul. They are so magical.

Such a talented friend i have here! Ty!!

BE safe seee you soon.


My Crafty Little Page said...

What a fun post, Karen. Aren't the balloons just the most amazing things. I almost got to go in one once but didn't. Still hope to one day. Love your art - lovely as always. xoxo

LiLi M. said...

You might like the movie 'Up'. I like your creative balloons, have a great start of the weekend and a happy Pink Saturday!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh my .. how beautiful that hot air balloon is and what serendipity that it landed right in front of you!!! I've never been for a ride in one.. have you???

Well enjoy your long weekend. It is also one here for Australia Day xx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! That hot air balloon you were able to capture is stunning! BRAVO eye is always ready to seize the beauty of the moment!! Anita

Shellbelle said...

Well, this was a shot that insisted it be taken and what a glorious shot it is! I love hot air balloons. A few months ago my niece was in one and they had to make an emergency landing right, smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood in Arizona. I'll bet the neighbors will talk about that for years.

Love Alice with the Flamingo, one of my favorite birds.

gabrieladelworth said...

Hello Karen,

Happy early Pink Saturday!
What a fabulous post and loving your work...

~ Gabriela ~

Vee said...

Karen, it feels like joy all over the place in here from the music to the art to the story about the balloon landing right in front of you. Sometimes, God really does drop things into our laps. ☺

Have a very happy long weekend!

Jay said...

What an amazing co-incidence, to have that balloon land just where you wanted it! You got some great shots, too!

ellen b. said...

Fabulous! I always get so excited when I see a hot air balloon!!

Porch Days said...

Lucky you! To make the decision not to follow the balloon then have it land right in front of you! It is beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an adorable post, Karen! I loved this. And I posted about my beautiful Christmas tree painting and my other blog wins for Pink Saturday. And I truly love it, Karen, and can't thank you enough.

Sending big Pink Saturday hugs...


Sheila :-)

Self Sagacity said...

HappyPink Saturday! Very creative in the way you created the Balloon pictures.

Kdottie Designs said...

Such a beautiful post.....again! I love hot air balloons. My Dad and I went in one and it was breathtaking. The world just seems so different up there.

Happy Pink Saturday!

grey like snuffie said...

Wow, Karen, what a fun post...very creative. I LOVE hot air balloons. Riding in one is definitely on my soar through the sky....ahhh. Hope you have a grand weekend!

thestonerabbit said...

What great balloon photos you shot. . .weren't you totally shocked when it landed right in front of you at your class? I would say it was meant to be! You turned that experience into a great post! grand girl is an Alice fan, too. I saw tid bits of the movie on TV and it looks a bit scary for her. I hope it's not, cuz I'd love to take her to it. Your Alice pictures are wonderful! You are such a great talent!

Hope you're having a good weekend! L, Dana

NicNacManiac said...

Aaahhh!! fortunate that you were this close and were able to experience this snippet of magic and then return to your original path with renewed joy!!
Happy Pink the song..really get's me in the mood for Alice!! xOxO Nerina

Mary said...

Karen, this was a wonderful post and ranged from the whimsical to the fabulous. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images with us. Have a wonderful weekend away and enjoy Pink Saturday.

Nancy said...

What a great experience. We had one land in a pasture behind our home in PA once. Very exciting.

Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

We have a big hot air balloon festival here every year. You would love it Karen. Sometimes they fly right over my house. It is amazing. Have a wonderful weekend~!

♥Mimi♥ said...

It never fails. If the weather is all gray and gloomy Pink Saturday always cheers me up! This week is no exception. Your post this week is just wonderful! ♥Thank you so much for making my day a little brighter!♥

Sending warm wishes to you from northern Michigan - where the cold winds blow and gray clouds pepper the skies.

PetraB said...

I love your hotair balloons - each one of them, they are terrific. Petra. xx

Rhondi said...

That must have been so thrilling to have the baloon land right where you were! Have you ever been for a ride in one? I'd like to some day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Karen

I love all the wonderful hot air balloons! It has always been on my bucket list to take a ride in one so this was fun!

Hugs, Pat

Kathleen Grace said...

I have always been enchanted with hot air balloons. Each one bright and different. I will never forget when the girls were little a ballon landed right in our yard! They were so excited, the whole neighborhood came running, young and old, to get a closer look and help fold up the balloon:>)

Elizabethd said...

What amazing photos!
Thank you for joining me in France, nice to meet you!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,

Oh my goodness - your hot air baloons are such a treat to look at and what a wonderful experience for the baloon to land right in front of your car. It was meant to be.
Have a lovely week.

vickie said...

Wow, I love your Friday and Pink Saturday posts! The balloons are so cheerful. How exciting to have one land in front of you!

Beverly said...

Karen, what an awesome experience this was for you. I would have loved it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend. I've have you and your friends in my prayers.