Karen tells us about a few of her UFO's and the story behind them.
I have the luxury of being a full time artist due the love and support of my husband which is truly wonderful.
As a truly creative person l like to explore different ideas,medium and projects.
In my painting l have gone through many incarnations and before my cow paintings become so popular, l painted a lot of what l call my "people on the couch"series-oil paintings of people taken from their can id photos on the couch. I have being known to create some fantasy paintings of myself on the couch with famous people and also some famous people with each other.
"So what is my oldest UFO"I guess my oldest one would be a painting that l began about 4 years featuring Lisa Marie Presley on Oprah Winfrey's couch during an interview. Lisa Marie struck ma as such a sad person who missed her father terribly and it gave me the idea for a painting with Elvis standing behind the couch watching her on Oprah.I was going to title it "Daddy's Here." I still do these painting by commission,but l haven't finished this one or painted one for myself in a long time.
My next most prominent UFO would be the coloring book that l started about 1 1/2 years ago.l have completed transforming 6 of my cow paintings into coloring book form but still need maybe 4 more and a cover. Then l have to spend more time researching the best way to print and bind it.
"I think these are going to make a pretty awesome coloring book "
Two more things on my to-do list are painting of my daughter since she's gone and left me for collage and a coloring book version of my children's book "Millicent and the Faraway Moon"
|"Karen tells me she has copies of this to sell so please be in touch with her."|
I haven't completely forsaken these projects. I just find it hard to find time.I spend a lot of time marketing my existing work on the web and at art shows and l am also quite enamored with making pottery which takes a good bit of time.Add to that taking care of the aforementioned husband, a house,a daughter,3 cats ....and there just doesn't seem time to be enough hours in the day.
I found the Etsy Kids Team trough an Etsy Search and was immediately excited about all the great stuff l saw,the number of members and the organization of the group. I am very happy to be on the team and l think being on the Etsykids team will help motivate me to finish the first coloring book and continue to expand my offerings of kids art and books.