Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make Happy

perfect spot

Make happy, make things that make you happy and you can't go wrong.

Paper Windhorses

I've had a few inquires about the remaining sets of Windhorse prayer flags. I have to say that there is just something that does not feel right about selling them despite their cost and labor it took to make them; they were meant to be healing gifts.

Paper Windhorses

This weekend I made 6 sets of paper Windhorses, one set is a little torn at the edges -so I should probably really only call it an edition of 5. I am thinking these could possibly go to the Etsy store as (indoor only) paper Windhorse flags.

Bailey Bunting
With the remnants from the paper Windhorses I made 2 strands of tiny Baily bunting!

quick brown fox
And to end here are two more tiny ink drawings - the quick brown fox.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inky situations

black moors (and other goldfish) koi

I've been playing with some ink this weekend.

5X7s

...don't forget opening reception on Thursday Feb 24th from 7-9pm at the Radisson Hotel.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The power of ponies

not a chance

There is no doubt of the great lasting impact horses have had on my own life and the influence that shows up in my art. I started riding when I was 6 years old and moved my way through the ranks paying for my own lessons with days spent working in the barn and managing a stable for a while.

That is why I was really honored and excited when I was contacted by someone from Mitey Riders (http://www.miteyriders.org/) at Mist Meadows to be one of the artists participating the auction to raise money for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (http://www.narha.org/) to facilitate therapeutic riding programs and Special Olympics athletes.

scarlet flesh

Misty Meadows Mitey Riders ( www.miteyriders.org) is a non-profit organization offering therapeutic riding to special needs children at no cost to their families, located just outside of Charlotte, NC.

Mitey Riders is also a NARHA Premier Accredited Center for therapeutic riding – with NARHA ( www.narha.org) as our "parent" organization, and the industry leader for all equine assisted activities in the world. Each year, NARHA hosts an educational conference to expand the reach of information and inspiration to all involved in the equine assisted activities industry. This year, Mitey Riders has been asked to host the 2011 NARHA Region 3 Conference. This is a huge honor for us, not only as an organization, but as a community. The event will host 300 professionals in the education, health and equine therapy industries including instructors, directors, PTs, OTs, parents, volunteers and teachers from NC, SC, WV, VA and beyond.


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So that's pretty rad. Horses have an amazing therapeutic power emotionally and physically especially for those who need a boost.

Keep up the good work guys!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday Crafternoon

Crafternoon at Little Red House

My coworker and proprietor of the Little Red House, in Hamilton area, invited me over for a Valentines Crafternoon (a delightful afternoon of valentines crafting).

ready, set, craft! heart string

The room was in festive spirits and the table was prepared with crafting supplies ready for crafting. There were also valentines treats ready for munching.

set with care

I really didn't know what I was going to do for valentines this year, but somehow found my way and just started drawing simple sumi ink koi and then drawing heart spots or scales on top.

my floating valentines


mini floating valentines mini floating valentines
more images on flickr.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Studio Day

Back on the drawing horse, and its starting to buck, getting down to my least favorite drawing tasks hands and faces... nothing makes me feel more rusty then struggling with these two.

back on the drawing board
will post more images later

Exciting news in the print department I sold my first print internationally! Go Denmark! Also a friendly reminder that the print sale is going on.

And I think they rescheduled the Radisson opening for Thursday Feb. 24th 2011. Hope you can make it !

sneak peek!


As promised - here is a shot from later in the day. The drawing progressed some but still has lots of fixing/moving/resolving to be done...

moving along
click to see whole image

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

PRINT SALE!

Its February, I'm turning 25, and I think you need some new art, so I'm having a big giant PRINT SALE in my Etsy Shop. Posted some prints today, more will be posted as the week goes on.

Waiting

http://www.etsy.com/shop/karlyfaehansen

group shot

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