Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This blog is moving......

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New site is really easy to


Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Day at the Beach

This is our camping site at Assateague Island. Isn't it great?
This is the view from the tent's a huge site!
The site backs up to the Chesapeake Bay.

This is the Bay View....This is usually where the horses
come from at night. They come right through our site every
night and walk through the camp. The first time it happened,
it scared us all to death.
It was like a stampede!

We drive on the ocean side to go to the beach.
People respect your space....see no one is around.

These are the closest neighbors we had all day!

We had a group of wind surfers to watch for most of the day....
pretty cool!!

But the star of the show at Assateague is always the horses!
Sometimes, there 10 or 15 on the beach in one day..
We only saw a couple on Sunday,
it was a perfect day.
We will be going back next weekend!
Hope you had a great day too!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday update

Emma's Garden
available on Ebay
auction ends June 6
It's been an exciting week for me! The opening of my own Ebay store has been both frightening and exhilerating. I've been selling with a group of artists for many months now and have been quite successful. After a couple of hiccups along the way, I decided that what was best for me was to sell on my own. This first group of auctions went well....I love watching the bidders that get their bids in early and wait it out and then at the last minute two or three bidders swoop in and snatch the painting out of their hands! I always feel a little sorry for the original bidder! I wonder if the first couple of bidders have forgotten about the auction or if they are just not quick enough to get their bids in. Curious to know if you think about those things too?
This group of auctions had some disappointments, too! I expected things to move a little slower than usual but I haven't had an unsold item all year and I have to admit, it hurts my ego, just a bit. I tell myself that it's to be expected, my views are not what they were with the group (our feedback scores were combined to make a score of well over 2,000) which leaves my unattended score of only 61 at the present time. So (as I take a deep breath) I will keep pushing through and celebrate the sales that I do have!
Today I'm working on artwork to send out to the gallery...I'm artist #57. I'm going to consider that a lucky number! Have a great Saturday!
Be good to yourself..

Monday, May 31, 2010

Flying Lessons

Available now on Ebay

I registered for Kellie Rae Robert's e-course "Flying Lessons" over a month ago and it finally
started yesterday. For those of you who aren't familiar with the course, Kellie is teaching everything she has learned along the way about becoming successful through blogging, online marketing and online sales.
Yesterday's post was about listening to your "whispers". I've thought alot about that since yesterday. I have been listening to my inner whispers for the past year - sometimes paying attention, sometimes not. Sometimes, I hear a whisper but something holds me back - fear, usually. I have learned that I need to ignore the fear, push it away, do whatever I must to do to push it aside because usually the whispers I hear, are good ideas.
Today, I ignored the fear and e-mailed a gallery owner. I inquired if she would like to sell my work in her gallery. What did I have to lose? Nothing. What did I have to gain? Exposure, sales, everything. Later this morning, I got a beautiful e-mail back, welcoming me into the gallery! I listened to my whispers and am another step away from my goal of working as a full time artist.
I hope you enjoy my newest paintings..they are available on ebay. I currently have 10 paintings available....please take the time to visit my store. Opening bids are only a penny on all paintings!
Happy Memorial Day to good to yourself.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


"Winged Angel"

"40 x 10 handpainted angel on reclaimed barnwood"


"11x14 acrylic and molding paste"

available on ebay

I've opened a new ebay store - I've got lots of new paintings available...these are just two of my newest listings. I hope you will visit my store and bid on my art.

Here's the link: My Ebay Store

Have a great Memorial Day's a great weekend to buy art!!

Be good to yourself,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am so Proud...

"Friends Know the Words"

I have realized, this week, that I have truly amazing children that have grown into responsible young adults. It's a proud moment for a mother!
My children's grandfather passed away this week. My son has not left his grandmother's side since his grandfather's passing. He has been there to greet people at the house, supported her when she needed it and supported his father in any way necessary. Tonight at the viewing, my daughter joined her brother and father in the receiving line and greeted many dignitaries, politicians, fireman, policeman and hundreds of local friends and family. My children made me so proud and I'm sure their grandfather would be proud as well!
Be good to yourself,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Three Sisters

"Three Sisters"

My sisters and I got together this weekend after a very long time apart. Unfortunately we live all over the country - me in Delaware, my sister June, in North Carolina and my sister Susan, in Alabama - so we don't see each other often.

This painting is available on ebay for bid now. It's a 16x20 canvas....I won't say which one is me....

Be good to yourself!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Graduation is OVER!!

Blooming Branches
Available on Ebay
We travelled to Clemson this weekend....left on Wednesday and followed my son down. Both sides of the family are here. My mother, who I haven't seen in about 8 years and my sister and her husband came and Michael's father's sisters and his cousin from Park City came. And of course his girlfriend and bestfriend from home came up with his dad. He was thrilled to have such a large group of people here to see him graduate. Clemson is such a strong spirited school, I can see why he loved it all these years. He left with excitement but sadness - leaving his roommate of four years was tough but he's ready to start the life that is laid out before him.
We're on the road back now and are still glowing with the love that was abundantly shared the last few days. Families are great and mine doesn't get together often enough! Today, I'm goin to see my sister that I haven't seen in five years....Seriously, I've got to do something about these visits..don't you think!
Take good care of yourself,

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fun!

acrylic paint

gold leaf

neo color II crayons

I am on vacation as of 7am tomorrow morning....I think I did enough work in the past week for three weeks! Whew....I'm exhausted!
I'm loving the new visitors to my blog! So encouraging to hear from people that are interested in my art...I love visiting all of your websites and blogs. Such inspirational words and art from all of you!
Have an artful weekend and be good to yourself!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Assateague Bay

Every year we go camping on Assateague Island. We camp on the bayside...never on the beach. Our favorite campsite backs right up to the bay and sometimes the horses walk through a path from the water right through our campsite. What I love about the bay is the gentle sound of the water. There are no big waves, just a gentle lapping of the waves. On the other side of the road is the ocean with it's wild, crashing waves. We don't camp on that side because of the constant wind and blowing sand.
I would like for my life to be like the bay side of the island. It's too much like the ocean side...I can't seem to stay on one side of the road or the other!
Be good to yourself!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It was a beautiful day today! I spent most of it working in the hospital but managed to squeeze in a long walk with the little dogs to the park after work. So long....that we had to carry Jackson, our oldest (three years old) Bischon halfway home! It's amazing that just a few days ago, things looked so dark and bleak for me. I've started reading the book "Life is a Verb" and made a conscious decision to "participate" in life and have begun to feel SO much better! Just taking a walk outside has made such a diference in my life.
My son is graduating from Clemson in two weeks - what a blessing to him and all of us! He is so excited that today is last day of class! Only yesterday, it seems that we moved him into the dorm his freshman year....Two weeks after that my niece will graduate from Salisbury University...again, it seems that it was just yesterday that she was moving in with us as a fourteen year old!
I hope that you are counting your blessings today! And taking good care of yourself.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Location for my Art

"Two Blessings"

molding paste,

old pastel,crayon

acrylic paint on 16x20 canvas.
All of my paintings are being listed now with "UnitedFolkArtists" on Ebay. You can simply search my name "Karen Cannon" and find my paintings up for auction...."Two Blessings" was just listed starting at .01!
It's been a week of highs a lows....I started out my week believing that I couldn't take on any more burdens that I had already been given. I put out a call to the Universe or God or whoever is in charge and asked to please slow down on the load because I was about to crack.
Since then, it seems that my life is starting to turn around. There's been some changes in my art representation but I have to think that this is a good move. I was contacted by a gallery who is interested in buying my art direct. The terrible flu that I caught on Wednesday seems to be easing up this morning....maybe life is beginning to get better! I don't usually lament about these things on my blog but I felt the need to put it out there that life is not always so great....and when it's not....the creative process saves some of my case, it does.
So, I'm taking good care of myself...I hope you are too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Angel Art

"Lovely Wings"
I worked on several pieces this weekend...this angel is my favorite. I started with a 24x30 stretched canvas and added a generous layer of molding paste. I stamped an image into the molding paste to add interest. I painted the entire canvas with a coat of black gesso. Then I painted my angel with a large brush and a palette of ochre, titanium buff, taupe, purple and copper. I love the abstract, rough design. I would love to keep her!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Take care of yourself,

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday's Art

The temperature has dropped 30 degrees in the past two days! 90 Degrees on it's barely 58 degrees outside! I hate to think what our summer is going to be like!

This week feels like it has been 14 days long! I plan to take advantage of my two days off! Painting on Saturday and a get together for lunch and a movie with my girls on Sunday! Maybe throw in a little shopping for a dress for my son's upcoming college graduation.
I've been told by my rep to lay off the "girls" for a while and paint birds again to increase my income. I may miss my girls!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Welcome Spring

It's a beautiful spring day...almost 76 degrees! I felt a little better today than yesterday but still moody and a little tearful. Too many things have gone wrong lately that make me wonder how much exactly can one person handle! If my grandmother were here, she would say, "You can handle as much as you are given!"

For now, I will just keep painting, praying and putting my wishes out into the universe. Eventually, my world will stop spinning out of control and peace will come to me.

Be good to yourself.