Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Moment of Fame

Today is a moment of fame for me. Before this, I had been featured at Casa Costa in Seaside, FL. I sat at an antique desk at the back of that beautiful store with my humble little tole painted bucket full of pencils (which I later drew as my logo). Visitors came in that night for "Art Walk" and watched me draw, asked me questions, complimented my work. I felt like a million bucks. Art Walk in Seaside is the first Friday of every month. Locals and visitors peruse the shops in Seaside, mingle with shop owners and managers, meet featured artists and have free champagne and hors d' oeuvres . It is an excellent place to meet people and have your work seen. I have had an open invitation to sit at Casa Costa and draw. I have been several times and it has been a wonderful experience. I am very, very thankful to Sylvia F. at Casa Costa for her hospitality and encouragement.

I have drawn several homes since then. One of those homes being The Nester's home. I have been visiting The Nesting Place since I started blogging over a year ago. I have loved her blog, her humor, her sensibility, her whim, her talent, her class. She has been an inspiration to me in decorating my own place and a bright spot in my day visiting her blog and enjoying her wit.

I remember when she first posted about her home she had to sell and move from. When I began drawing this last year, her home was on my list of things I would love to draw. I loved the "after" photograph. I loved how it was photographed. The trees perfectly framed the beautiful off white home with golden shutters. I loved the copper roof that was added to the front entrance (very classy). I love the square columns, too.

Sometimes I see a building or a home and I immediately see it drawn in colored pencil. The Nester's home was one of those structures I HAD to draw.

It was a pleasure drawing her beautiful home. I can relate to her love of home. I sold and moved from a home that was loved. It wasn't anything I would think an artist would want to render. Nothing like Nester's gorgeous home, but it was home to me. Everything was just right. It was cozy and I had made it that way.

I am so happy to have created this drawing for Nester to always remember her beautiful home by. I am thankful for this Moment of Fame.

Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


claudio said...

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yours Claudio Tomassini

Kellye said...

Wow Karol!! That was amazing of you to do that and your work is unbelievable! I just read the Nester's post about how much she treasures your drawing and how much it means to her. Then next on my updates is you holding the work of art that is bringing her so much joy. BEAUTIFUL!! That was so sweet of you!! Great work!!

Stacey said...

I still haven't forgotten you Karol! I still want you to do my house.

Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

What beautiful work! A charming home! In my design classes in college, we did a lot of renderings. I always like pencils the best. Your work is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

countrycottage said...

Hi Karol
So beautiful draw !!!! unbelievable!!!!! I love it so much. I am so happy for you that
Visitors came for and watched your draw and that you have "your moment of fame" !!
you have such talent !!!



Hi Karol
So beautiful draw !!!! unbelievable!!!!! I love it so much. I am so happy for you that
Visitors came and watched your draw and that you have your "moment of fame"
you have such talent !!!


sadie said...

and you deserve your moment of fame. I can't think of anyone who deserves recognition for their talent more than you.

You are wonderful in so many ways. As a person, your heart, your thoughtfulness, as a mum, and with your talent.

And I am so happy to call you my friend. xxxx

Gray Matters said...

You did a beautiful job on the Nester's house. I'm originally from South Alabama and will be making my yearly trip to the beautiful sugar sand beaches of the Gulf this summer. This year we've booked a place at Rosemary Beach - so looking forward to it. The beaches in Maryland just don't quite compare.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

You're using your God given talent and that's something that many of us never achieve! I'm proud of ya' girl!

Kasey Hunt said...

Awesome!! Looks great. Way to go.

The Nester said...

Thank you!

You are beyond talented!

Patti said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I had to peruse your whole site. Loved the morphing Nester House > I shared the idea with my daughter-in-law-to-be who is also a FL artist but prefers painting people - you can see her work at God bless your endeavours!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful! It's so neat that you do what you LOVE and are so passionate about it. You have a great talent!

Paula said...

Your drawing is beautiful! I would love to do something like this for my mother n law! She lives in Kansas in a house built in the 1800's. I might have to check out your blog. THanks

tam said...

Well congrats on that! You did do a beautiful job on that portrait of her home! How fun!

Peggy said...

Congratulations Karol! I knew you were talented . . . but my oh my . . . that is gorgeous! I liked watching the clip of it going from a sketch to a masterpiece! Great job Karol!

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh your work is BEAUTIFUL!
Amazing talent... it is very nice to meet you!
I'm adding your blog to my Blog Candy roll now.

Screaming Meme said...

You are the wonderful lady who captured the Nester's Old nest! I love it! You are such an artist! :) Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme! I want to personally invite you to share in a blog I just started...called Project: {Create A Home}...It is a blog that we all share in...we teach each other how to create a better life in 2009! I would love for you to join in...whether you want to be a writer, a follower or a commenter...we would love to have you! I have a personal blog called Screaming Meme...It is going to be a DIY 2009 year over there! I look forward to getting to know you! Meme

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