You may remember about a million years ago Karen suggested a swap – she made me a beautiful cushion and in return I would produce a painting for her newly decorated house. Well. Many moons went by and finally…..I made it in the style of my current project, ‘Portraits Of My Friends’, using my usual collage/layered methods and in colours chosen by Karen (which I have hopefully done right), and with a sense of ‘Karen-ness’ about it. She wanted blue/grey/mustard but no yellow, so I’m hoping the big sweep of colour at the bottom passes the mustard test! I’d love to say I drew the trees, but no, they are decoupaged napkins. I bought them in New Zealand but thought they had quite an Orla Kiely feel, and if you’re a fan of Karen’s blog you will know that that should go down quite well! And obviously the K is for Karen and the ‘she sews’ is what you might call the ‘portrait’ part. The circular theme could be something really deep about life and friendship, but actually I’m just obsessed with circles.
Aug 26, 2010 | 5 comments
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this is so great.
hope all is well, i am playing catch up a bit on all my blog friends.
It's arrived and I absolutely LOVE it…thank you so much, clever lady. The sweep definitely passes the mustard test…as for the Orla feel trees…they jumped right out at me and I absolutely love love love them xx
I have the exact same trees as those…
it looks amazing, I am sure Karen will be more then chuffed!!!
beautiful piece. i love the colors. your friend should be pleased with the results.
I love this one. So fun with full of imaginations!!!!!!!