Where is the Queen

Have you seen the Queen?

Queen victoriaWhere is the Queen?

The English Garden, 1910

Queen victoriaHas she gone to walk underneath the rose arches?

A walk with the queen

Queen victoriaOr has she gone to stroll,

The English Garden 1910 walk

Queen victoriathrough her English gardens?

Queen in the garden

Queen victoriaNo doubt that if the beautiful Queen Victoria was around to see her lovely portrait become part of a mixed-media collage she might find it odd.

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Queen victoriaI found this lovely etching created from a painting by Thomas Sully inside my volume of St. Nicholas 1914, a children's book of stories. In the book, Hildegarde Hawthorne writes:

"It is less than eighty years ago since the princess Victoria was crowned queen, and yet the world is extraordinarily different now from then. Almost all modern methods of travel, of living, of thought, have come in since that year 1837. The structure of society has altered: people look at things in a different manner."

windsor castle

windsor castle colored pencilWindsor Castle, it is magnificent. I took this photograph, while visiting the castle in 2004, I altered my photograph and turned it into this frame on flickr.

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Queen victoriaI took the original black and white rendering of Queen Victoria and added a bit of color and some pretty frames. I wonder what Hildegarde would think of today. The art world of our modern times seems to combine the beautiful images of long ago with today's world of altered art.

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Queen victoriaOne of my favorite things to do is create designs using my digital paintbox. For about a month now I have had to rest from the computer as best I can because of my eyesight. So, I have been enjoying creating once again. To celebrate I love giving these creations away.

Queen butterfly

Queen victoriaPlease feel free to take any creations from this post. These images are created from copyright free artwork, so if you would like to include them in something for sale, you may. Wasn't she beautiful?

oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day.

Where is the Queen

Queen victoriaThe song for this post is Completely Free. A song about Easter. The garden renderings are from a lovely volume in my library, The Ideal Garden by H.H. Thomas, 1910.

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A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, great mosaics....

Bobbi said...

Very lovely mosaic!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful work Karen and I enjoyed going with the Queen for a stroll in the magnificent garden.
The roses over the arch are beautiful.

Happy week

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful as always, Karen! Absolutely lovely!

Just wanted you to know that I LOVE Alice and company. They arrived. You are the sweetest one. Be expecting something from me in return. I am leaving to go work on my St. A. house (we have a potential buyer), and this is the time of year we do all the spring maintenance. So please keep me in your prayers.

Glad your eyes are doing better.

Love to you...


Sheila :-)

Naturegirl said...

A lovely presentation!
Fit for a Queen!

BailiwickStudio said...

I've always loved reading about Queen Victoria. She saw a lot of changes during her lifetime, to be sure. ::Jill

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love your blog- that portrait -of the queen is amzing, Would love to make that pic into a pillow or framed art. SO beautitful but has a Vintage Look.
Love Your Blog

Mary said...

Oh Karen, I have the hugest smile on my face right now... this is so beautiful, so whimsical, so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talent at MM. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, this was simply ravishing and breathtakingly beautiful. You are so generous to invite us to use any of the art; I must take the larger portrait of the queen! This was so magnificent. Oh, how we all have our own magic and style! MERCI!!! Anita

32˙North said...

You've created something really wonderful - I can see it's application as children's book - beautifully done!


Laurie said...

What wonderful photos and mosaic - I enjoyed seeing how you altered them. She was beautiful indeed! You have a special talent!
Blessings to you!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful art Karen. I hope your eyes are doing better, I will be praying for you. It is so amazing how much has changed in a relatively short time. Do you think we would recognize anything 80 years form now?

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen this is a fabulous post. Love what you do with your photos.
Marvelous mosaic for Mary's Mosaic Monday.

Joyce said...

Karen doesn't this sound like fun(www.lisapatterson.typepad.com)? If you're interested in going we could drive down and have a blast. The price is amazing even without the workshops. Think of the photo opportunities! Let me know and I'll send off my deposit. It's just so nice just to get away. Love the queen. Your images are always so amazing.

❦TattingChic said...

Karen this is lovely! You are quite the artist! I am having my 2nd blogoversary party over at my blog. You are most welcome to come over and celebrate with me! I'm keeping it quite simple.
~TattingChic ♥

Chatelaine said...

Great mosaic. Love all the images. Especially the one of the gardens.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Truly beautiful. I loved, loved the music...m..

Carol at Serendipity said...


Just absolutely lovely as always.


Susan said...

What beautiful pictures, absolutely beautiful music that will start my day out on an inspirational note. I suffer emphysema and that is why I blog, for therapy, and this is just what I needed to get my day going.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful page.

Beverly said...

Queen Victoria is one of my favorites. I have always found her fascinating.

Did you see The Young Victoria?

Jeanne said...

Hi Karen, I just returned home from a 10 day trip to Florida. I am trying to catch up with my blogging friends. It has been way too long since I have visited your lovely artistic blog.

'Where is the Queen' is fun and beautiful. You are so sweet to offer your lovely photos to your blogging friends. Thank you. I do love the beautiful gardens.

Also the little girl looking out the window with her dog and dolls is darling. I know when I come to your blog I will see beauty everywhere.

Enjoy your day and have a blessed Easter Holiday.
Hugs, Jeanne

Sharon said...

Oh Karen what a lovely post. She was very beautiful and I love what you have done.

❦TattingChic said...

Karen, my blog friend, thanks for stopping by to wish me a happy blogoversary! I hope you enjoy your blog break and that it is productive for you and your vision!
~TattingChic ♥

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