In my own little corner with my paintbrush


Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this lovely pink adventure.  So please stop by and read all the posts celebrating Pink today.

Watercolor bird yellow

DSC00205I have lots of little corners where I can create in my home,

yet, this time of year I love to be where I can also see the view outside.


DSC00205In my own little corner I find my creative muse patiently waiting for me.


DSC00205Tomorrow is painting class.


DSC00205So, to practice brushstrokes I decided to paint two versions


DSC00205of this little bird sitting on her nest.


DSC00220The bottom one I planned and sketched first.


DSC00205The top one is sketched with my paintbrush.


DSC00205dribbles, splatters, thin lines and all kinds of strokes...


DSC00220Painting two paintings at one time gets me back into painting again.


Well, I am organizing my carry case tonight and packing my things.


DSC00223Tomorrow morning I drive to my class and meet my friend Joyce.


DSC00206Speaking of creative spaces, you would not believe the gorgeous art studio that we will be enjoying tomorrow.


DSC00206The studio overlooks a gorgeous pond, surrounded by trees boasting yellows, oranges and reds thanks to mother nature.

Painting my garden watercolor

I'll try to get some photos to share.


Sigh, it feels so nice to be painting in my own little corner again.  The song for this post is In My Own Little Corner.  


Of course, I haven't forgotten fabric design, if you click on the Little Yellow Bird below, it will bring you to the fabric on Spoonflower...

My original Little Bird painting is available now in my etsy shop.

Watercolor bird yellow

Wishing you a very lovely weekend, and a very Happy Pink Saturday.

This song is from Cinderella, and well I got a little Cinderella carried away and created this treasury on etsy called Cinderella Inspiration.  You should see all the lovely pink finds and dreamy inspiration.  Please take home this little Pink Bird, as my gift.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, you are my joy. I feel as if I am in the living room of an old friend, with whom I have shared many cups of tea over the years, yet it has only been a short amount of time. Your corner is a place I would like to live. Beautiful my dear, just beautiful. Thank you for everything. Fondly, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Karen, I want to ask you if I may snatch a photo from your blog because I am making a little photo album of blog friends that I want to mention....Let me know. Anita

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such an interesting post, Karen. I always love to watch an artist work and this is the next best thing, seeing a bit of the process. I love both paintings!

Have fun at your class!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love getting to see you create, Karen! And I like both versions of the bird. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Can't wait to see the pics of the studio and to see what you create there. Be sure to share it with us!


Sheila :-)

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Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

The Lord has Blessed you with so much talent and I know you use it for His Glory!! Happy Friday to you.....m....

Kathleen Grace said...

Yay! you are back at work:>) I love the top painting that yu didn't plan out the best. Have fun at your lesson, I know you will come back with beautiful things to show for it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THANK YOU SWEET KAREN! It is always wonderful to "see" you come through my blog door! Bises, Anita

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You amaze me! Your art is a true joy! The colors and pretty bird lift my spirits! Enjoy your evening! ♥

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Sandra Evertson

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

How wonderful that you are in your owne little corner, painting again. You inspire me so.

I LOVE the first painting...the tope one sketched with your paint brush...and I love this song from it!

Suz said...

You dazzle me twice in one day. I am glad your muse awaits you for then we get to share the beautiful creations you make. I love the little bird...all along. And even the photo of your paintbrushes glows!

lila said...

What fun! I love your little bird on the nest!
Have a wonderful class!

Sara said...

what a fabulous studio. you are so lucky. I love those gorgeous birds you painted too. Hugs Sara

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Karen, loved seeing your painting area and your beautiful little watercolor bird...just lovely.


Vee said...

One's own place for creating is very special... I know that you've said that the dining table is one of your very favorite spots. Love the whimsical little bird...

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Karen,
it's so beautiful painting!
you're so talented..

Your little bird on the nest looked so gorgeous!

Wish you have a wonderful painting class with your friend Joyce.

The Paint Splash said...

Karen, Love your work. Watercolor is something I have done very little of, I guess it's scary to know there is no taking back a stroke with water color! Happy Pink Saturday have a great week. Debbie

Anonymous said...

These are GORGEOUS - how lovely to see you getting into your painting again. Delicate, full of life, full of light! Love them all.

Happy Pink Saturday - and please note I've moved to WordPress.

Hugs from Susie in the UK.

Dru said...

Beautiful pink post - love all your art! It must be such a joy! Happy pink Saturday!!

Beverly said...

Seeing you create makes me very happy. Because, I know it makes you happy, too.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh how I wish I could paint like you!! I've always been afraid to try watercolor yet you make it look effortless. I love your bird paintings!!

Kathy said...

Hello! You're doing beautifully! I have not tried watercolors - I need to venture forth and give it a go!
Happy Pink Saturday,

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen....what a delightful every design that you shared with us! I am glad you are finding such joy in your "little corner". We all need "our spot" to create sometimes. That's great that you are going to classes, too, even though you certainly don't need them! (Unless you are the teacher in this one, but I didn't get that from your text). I love to spend time by myself...but it's wonderful to be inspired by like minded souls.

Hope your PS was wonderful. L, Dana

A 2 Z said...

Hi Karen,

I love the bird in the nest. I love the color choices and the angle of the bird. The pink bird dazzles me. It should be used as a logo to represent Breast Cancer awareness. It only needs a little pink ribbon in its beak. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Donnie said...

I love what you put up for Pink Saturday. The paintings are so nice. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Loving your paintings, I wish I could go to these classes with you and Joyce.

Rebecca said...

What a talent-and it gives you time to really study and enjoy the things(like birds) God gave us to enjoy! happy PS!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful..Thank you for sharing..

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art!!
Hugs, LisaKay