Gifts for a Pink Saturday


Hong_Kong_Washline_final_fabric_ed_highresoday is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting another pink day. Please stop by and visit all the pink posts.

Hong Kong Wash Pink

Sooooooooo here's what happens...

Spoonflower announces a new contest.

Hong Kong KimonoI take the theme, like Windows and Doors,

Hong Kong Kimonoand I begin to design.

Hong Kong KimonoThen one thing,

Hong Kong Kimonoleads to another,

Hong Kong Kimonoand another,

Hong Kong Kimonoand another...

Hong Kong KimonoThen I end up with so many designs,

Hong Kong Kimonothat I hardly know which one to enter.

Hong Kong KimonoThen I remember a valuable lesson...

Hong Kong KimonoIt really doesn't matter if you win or not,

Hong Kong Kimonowhen you are in love with the process,

Hong Kong Kimonoof creation.

Let me always remember that it is not important to win awards
and accolades.  But rather to feel the joy of sharing the gifts
given to me by the Grace of God to honor Him, the Great Creator.

What a gorgeous theme in life to always remember God in all that we do.  Songs I first heard when I lived in Hong Kong made me fall in love with the music.  The song for this post is a Gorgeous Theme.

Hong Kong KimonoPlease take home any image that you might like to use, as my gift.  The name of this design is Happy Hong Kong Washline.  I wanted the design to make you feel the happiness which I found while living in Hong Kong...among the people, the places, and the music.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are beautiful, sweet friend! I am going to save your images and enjoy them! I love giving God credit for the beauty and inspiration that surrounds us. Thank you! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the image of the beautiful tunics hanging outside the big windows with the geraniums on the sill the very best! Good luck in the contest Karen:>) You are already a winner in my book!

julietk said...

I love the original piece you cut up and had such fun playing with

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous, Karen! Such an inspiring and generous post!!!

Vee said...

How bright and cheerful. I love the clothes on the line and the vivid colors. I know nothing of Hong Kong, but perhaps I'd recognize it having seen your artwork. Love that quote! It fits you to a tee!

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen,

Wow! You are a genius!

I really love the one with the windows and the jackets hanging.

Good luck!

~ Gabriela ~

Anonymous said...

This is amazing and so smart and creative. My first love in the world was collage and this is really uplifting to me. Thanks for sharing your talent. Angela of StellaPearl

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Sweet Karen how delightful! I love your designs and colors, your choice of music. You are TOPS Friend. Just Magnificent! God Bless you,

Joyce said...

Incredible as always. You would have my vote!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

What beautiful images you have shown today ~ thank you for your kindness and showing us all this beauty.
I was amazed at the washing lines in HongKong, all the clothes were hanging out the windows and on the decks. I had not seen anything like it.

Have a happy weekend

Alison said...

Karen funny how one thing leads to another and the outcome is so beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are the most generous artist I have ever will be greeted in eternity with many surprises and accolades from the source that matters the are amazing dear friend. Anita

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, this is so appropriately named "Happy Hong Kong Washline". It is so happy looking, but then all of your art is happy looking. The happiness just glows in your art. Thank you sweet friend. laurie

Elyse said...

how sweet, karen! i could see this being part of a wonderful childrens' book.

(i am having a big blogging catch-up session tonight.)

happy weekend!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Both the song and the playful designs have put me in the happiest of moods. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us--I know you will be blessed for having done so.

Happy weekend,

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

your amazing gift of creativity shows in all of your art and your words....hugs...m..

Loui♥ said...

how creative!!
delightful and airy..
I love your work..
and the music is just that:
lighthearted and fun!
thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You will always be the winner in my matter what you do! Those designs are all fabulous, Karen. You're a wonderful artist and a kind soul!

Happy Pink Saturday!

L, Dana

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Karen Sweetie...
Oh my goodness what a beautiful post you have today. I love your creations. It looks like you have put all your laundry out on the line.

Sort of how we do with our faith, we put our hearts out there, and know through faith that God is going to wash it and clean it, and make it all new again.

Oh Karen I love this share. You will always ne a winner in my book. Thank you for sharing with us first.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Candi said...

What lovely images you came up with. You have such a wonderful attitude it's no wonder they're so pretty.
hugz:) Candi

Rebecca said...

How cute is your creation! The way you shared it with us it fun! Happy PS!

Jeanne said...

Hi karen, I'm back to visiting in blogland. And I am a happy blogger once again. This summer has been a trial to keep blogging and responding to my visitors. Now I am home with nothing on the calendar until October.

I adore your process and the result of this work of art for a contest. Everything is lovely and I can see a happy memory for you. My fave is the window with the geraniums. Gorgeous!!!

Keep on creating Karen and we can all share your lovely works of art.

Have a wonderful day and happy PS.
Hugs, Jeanne