Monday, August 24, 2009

Sharing some good news

I am so grateful and excited today, and I thought I would pass along the news. I have been featured on a wonderful blog I just discovered called, A Gift Wrapped Life.

As anyone might guess, Sande Chase, author of this inspiring blog, and I share an obsession with presents. Sande Chase's blog is a companion for her website which specializes in gorgeous gifts wrapped so beautifully I could cry! Her blog is a wonderful new source of inspiration and I am very honored to be featured there. Thanks so much to Sande, for her generosity and for her incredibly kind words. Also many thanks to Lara Harris, a fellow artist and blogger who saw the similar passions, and was kind enough to make the connection.

One more bit of good news, two of my paintings, "Fireworks" and "Melt" have been selected for the 66th Annual South Shore Salon Show in Indiana. I am very excited about this opportunity, it is a great honor for me to participate and I am thrilled these two paintings where chosen.


Anonymous said...

Talk about serendipity! I can't tell you what joy I felt in reading your post and then reading Sande's blog post (gotta say, I think she's your soul mate).

I was smiling broadly when I read Sande's gushing description of your silk bow in "Crush"- one of my favs.

And you're right... there is so much inspiration for subject matter on her blog.
Congratulations on your mutually brilliant discoveries.

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

Wow Karen, if there ever was a blog your work should be featured on, i'd say that was the one! I truly enjoy reading gushing reviews of an artist's work that is not from a critic but from someone that truly appreciates the work because it inspires them. Fabulous!

Karen Appleton said...

Hey Silvina and Christine! Thanks so much for taking a look!!

L.Holm said...

Congratulations! Well deserved recognition :-)

Caio Fernandes said...

Hi Karen !!
i discovered your blog today and i am fascinated with your paintings .
thank you for this .

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so much Liz!

Welcome Caio Fernandes, thank you for taking a look!

Helen Read said...

Congratulations, Karen! I went and looked at her post - and of course, your worked looked GREAT! I'm one of your biggest fans! :)

Karen Appleton said...

Hey Helen! Great to hear from you, thank you so much, you are too kind.

Jason Waskey said...

Congrats on all of the news, Karen!

Great write up.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Jason!

Chris Willey said...
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Chris Willey said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and I fell in love with your color, paint, and design. I'm going to refer to your bows often to remind me to celebrate juicy paint, beautiful color and great design. Good job!