Sunday, March 30, 2008

Waiting in the fairy ring

Inside the circle soft grass waits
 and takes us quickly behind its gate
for a hundred years or maybe more
put out your hands, search for the door
too late, too late, too late

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

meeting friends

I wanted to meet some new friends today
So I went to my closet and dressed for play
I took off my shoes, I took off my dress
I took everything I didn't want to get messed
I put on the head and the big coat that I wear
then I went out the door and looked for the bears

Karen Preston 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A mergirl

I went to France to find a wife
I found her by the sea
I went to France to find  a wife
A girl to marry me
She was fair of skin and full of life
but on the day we wed
I found she had a fishy tail
Instead of two long legs

Karen Preston 2008

Conifer sisters-New in my shop

These two little girls are sprites. 
They live in the forest and take care of the plants, trees (mainly conifer trees) and fungi's that grow there. 
They are usually sweet but have a playful side. For example I caught  them digging up a poor squirrels acorn and reburying it in a new location. They told me if squirrel could not find his 
acorn they would tell him where it was after awhile. They said to me "its just a game". Then smiled at me in the mischievous way that they have.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well I meant to do another antique etching collage but the twins would not let me. They said NO! They are pretty selfish little girls and they love the spot light. I had to wait until they had balanced themselves 
just right before they let me take this shot.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Standing with trees

This is my newest piece. I am not sure if its finished yet,
 but I do like it as is.


We had a really nice easter yesterday. Em was so so excited about the easter basket I put together for her. Then we went to my moms and she got two more baskets and hunted for eggs again. She was so funny. She would scream every time she found an egg. I don't know who had more fun The grown ups watching her find eggs or her finding the eggs. 

My mom made roast beef for dinner. So good. 

When we came home we all went to the park with the neighbors and their kids. It was cold but still fun. So all in all it was a good day.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Almost there
keep holding onto the chairs
almost at the end my friend
balance the seats
listen to your heart 
skipping beats

Today is Saturday. We got up, watched t.v., drank some coffee, took showers, and then went to Target, Burger King, and the library. Em took out 5 books I took out 3 and Ralph took out one book on c.d. . Then we came home and had left over burritos from Anna's for dinner. After dinner we made easter eggs for the easter bunny to hide tomorrow. Then Em took a bath and I went out and bought Em's Easter basket stuff. Em went to bed, ralph is working on the computer and i just finished a new piece called Frozen. I posted frozen to my websites. Except for this one which I will do now. Whew! What a day. :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

New in my shop

These are new in my etsy shop.
Under Website list to the right of my blog.
The rabbit hole

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Check out the works of one of my favorite artists Art and Ghosts. I love her work!

I have two new items in my shop. 
Lovely little drawing by the creator of marmeecraft .
Visit her blog here.
Check out her etsy shop as well!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Working on this for my etsy shop. Also subbed it for Illustration Friday. The topic was- heavy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Something new. I painted into this a lot more than I usually do. 
Its not quite finished. Not sure if I should put it in my shop. Its very different than what is in the shop at the moment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I can't believe its almost finished!

I like how they are coming along :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I did some painting finally!!!! I will post a pic of my progress eventually.

Monday, March 3, 2008

O.k. so I did some more on this after I said I would not. I could not get motivated until late this afternoon to paint. I did do some painting just not as much as I wanted to. I feel like I should do some more before going to bed but its not always a good idea to paint when I am unmotivated to do it. Thats when I make most of my mistakes. The ones I can't fix because I painted them with a dark color. Once I get to a point where I really like what I am working on then its o.k. to paint when I don't want to. It may be hat I killed my last painting so this one I am hesitating a little more on than the others I have finished. Once this ones finished I will be done with the painting part and then I will just have to do some borders on them and touch ups. Then I will be ready to ship them out. I think there will only be 6 total but 6 is better than 5 and so on. 
I started this over the weekend. I have this week off since Emily is visiting her grandmother in N.Y. I plan on using the time to paint my but off. :) I wanted to do something fun before I went back to painting. Tis is what I came up with.
I spent all day literally on this stating at 9:30am  and ending at 5pm Its still not finished but it will have to wait untill I get my paintings done for the April show.