London Bridges

London at Dusk

100_0174I was watching an old movie the other evening,


100_0174that took place in London.


100_0174Lovely memories came flooding back.


100_0174Inspired, I created a treasury on etsy, my new passion.

london corner colored pencil

100_0174I called it London Bridges, oh please stop by and leave a comment for these lovely finds on etsy.

Big Ben

100_0174What a wonderful city.


100_0174Everywhere you turn


100_0174there is a bit


100_0174of interesting history.

london thames colored

Watching the street performers


100_0174in Covent Garden.

street act coventry garden colored


the london eye closer

100_0174the vistas

colored pencil the london eye boxcar

100_0174from a boxcar

The London Eye

100_0174on the London Eye.

the london eye closer

100_0174I love London, it is such a magical city.


100_0213Speaking of London, have you ever visited Debi from A Tale of Two Cities, she writes an adorable post about Paddington Bear. She just visited a wonderful Antique Market in London yesterday which she wrote about on her blog.


I added a new photo to my etsy shop today. It's a photo collage using my photo of Buckingham Palace as the background.

100_0174The name of the song for this post is Never Say Goodbye.


Please feel free to take any other photos from this post for your personal use. I enhanced them with the love I knew from memories belonging to another chapter of my life. Have a lovely day.

My creation

Claudia from Dippity Road is hosting Finding Beauty Friday.

Beauty can be found when we walk through the memories that defined special chapters of our lives.

Please stop by and visit Claudia's reminders that beauty is around us every day and days gone by.
Tina Eudora said...

I will definitely set aside time to go see your treasury on Etsy tomorrow morning Karen.
The pictures you posted are amazing and I do wish I could visit London someday.
I think though I would pass on riding the giant Ferris wheel, just a little too daring for me, :)
Tina xo

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a fascinating collection of London views in several different mediums. I really enjoyed looking at them all here and on Etsy. Thanks for mentioning my blog today--I'm off to meet some gals for lunch near Covent Garden for some Mexican food today. A little bit of Tex-Mex for a gal who misses it from home.

You are inspiring,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Karen...I have never been to Londres, but Europe, HERE I COME, again sometime in the near future. I so love the way you enhanced the photos; they look as lovely as the watercolors that you create, speaking of which, your wonderful advice to me about watercoloring has really opened my eyes! I was visiting a friend yesterday whose son, only 11 years old is a remarkable watercolorist. His paintings that were on her mantle, looked as if they were done by an adult seasoned artist. A SUGGESTION, as you put it, made these pieces stand out to me, negating any former idea I had about illustrating first and then using watercolors as if I were using a crayon!!!! Now, to find the time to do it....but thank you so much for all the encouragement. Now, to go and get into Spoonflower and proceed with the order!!!

Good day my friend, Anita

Vee said...

This is the joy of reading your day in Massachusetts and the very next in London. Blessed me to enjoy all the places I may never get to visit. London has always been on my list, though.

Beverly said...

Karen, you have been so busy creating such beautiful things.

I loved seeing London's wonder through your eyes.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

We share that love of London, Karen. I think it might well be my favorite city in the world. It is just a paradise of architecture and wonderfulness, and this post speaks to that. Thank you. I feel like I just took a trip there.


Sheila :-)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I've never had the chance to visit there. But the photos here are stunning!

Vicki said...

Hello, Karen,
Thank you for the magical tour of London, such a great city!! Wishing you a wonderful evening and the best of weeks, my friend~ Vicki

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful. I lived 30 mi from London for 2 yrs so this brings back fond memories to me.

Alison said...

What wonderful photos of a city I would love to visit one day

Anna said...

Thank you for the magical tour. I've never been to London but dream of going someday (especially being a huge Jane Austen and Harry Potter fan!) These are just beautiful.


Kathleen Grace said...

A trip to England is my dream, I hope to some day see London for myself and explore the flea markets and shops and history. Beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I like you, loved visiting London ~ so much to see and all the fascinating history of the City.
Your photographs are amazing and it makes me want to go back and ride the double decker bus again and walk along the old streets and take in all the sights.

Have a happy weekend

Kiki said...

Wow..double wow!! Hi Karen..this is a mega-gorgeous post! Your creations are magnificent and beautiful! photos are all stunning..really wonderful textures, colors and atmopshere..and powerful energy to them all..gorgeous!!
yay..that was fun..thanks for sharing your magic and creative beautiful!
Have a happy wkd..and thankyou for your super kind words!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest friend! Thank you for visiting my post this morning....and yes, I just barely discovered Sandra's work of art yesterday via a young tech worker at the Apple store! I am in the middle of preparing an article, and the inspiration theme I am working on just coincided with what I saw. I had sent you an email, and I haven't heard from you, but what would be the total for the final decision that I made.....please let me know when you can dear friend! Merci, Anita

Anonymous said...

Memories just came flooding back for me as well. I visited London back in 1998 with my eldest daughter - gorgeous city & wonderful times.
I love your photos, Karen. Especially the enhanced ones. :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Angel said...

Oh How Lovely! :) Your photos, the paintings, London must hold such Wonderful memories for you :) Your Love for London shows. A Beautiful post ~ Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me,and for your Lovely comments :)
Nice to meet you,
Have a Wonderful weekend ~

Olivia said...

Beautiful pics!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos from London! Very creative! London is a great place to visit and your photos reminded me of my trip years ago.