Designing 2015

It's that time of year when we create calendar tea towels to print on Linen-Cotton Canvas for Spoonflower's annual tea towel contest.

I just love this song...

This year it was an easy design created with my original oil painting as the background for the calendar.   I call the painting The Cottage of Abundance. 

I decided to create two designs, one with the text WELCOME and one without.

My Tea Towel is called Welcome 2015 with text,

The Tea Towel design called Welcome 2015 without text.

Both versions of the design can be found in my Kitchen Tea Towels by the yard fabric collection.  I used the calendar design with the word Welcome  for this year's contest entry.

As I listen to the words of a song that was sung during the WW II, I can't help but think how we need these words today.

As we welcome the new year, let's expect miracles.  No let's plan on receiving miracles.

I had to share a new photo of Brayden.  I took this one when Ashley and the boys were visiting.  I just get lost in Brayden's eyes.

Have a beautiful day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful blues! My eyes are bright blue...and so were my Dad's and so are my mother's! I love the pretty linen calendar! Enjoy your day!

Kathleen Grace said...

I would get lost in those buttery little cheeks! Brayden is just so precious! I have always loved your cottage of abundance painting, I still have the copy you sent me famed and hanging in my bedroom. It makes a lovely tea towel!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, this are so right, we need this song NOW, in our world, in our country, in our communities where children are no longer as safe as they once were here. I love the plan for a miracle. I believe that many miracles are up to us. Oh, I am going to take this wonderful quote to heart....and Braydon's eyes are GORGEOUS! Beautiful painting as always my friend!

Vee said...

I am absolutely blown away by the swans and sparkles and the expression on that the point of tears, Karen. Thank you for using your imagination and talents and sharing them. The calendar is so pretty and abundance is a very good thing for it means that we have more than enough so we can share.

Vee said...

That little guy is adorable!