Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Creating new art using ephemera or restoring Antique artwork with my digital paintbox is fun. Here I created a chandelier book plate for the inside of books using my original design.
A bit of Jane Austen from a 1917 MANSFIELD PARK
And a bit of Alice in Wonderland
Frances Burnett's MY ROBIN
Monday, February 8, 2010
One of my favorite authors, Frances Hodgson Burnett who wrote The Secret Garden also wrote a little book called MY ROBIN.
I have been lost in restoring these Antique prints found inside this wonderful old volume from 1915.
A new passion of mine is restoring Antique artwork from wonderful old books found on the dusty shelves of old book shops. Dusting them off and setting them free to be seen as new repurposed artwork is my new passion.
- Karen's Sketchbook
- I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.