Saturday, January 05, 2008

Illustration Friday - "100%"

©Kathleen Rietz
Mmm-mmm-mm...for me, tea is one of the pleasures of life. 100% enjoyment.

62 comments:

  1. Wonderful illustration. Excellent job.

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  2. really nice illustration.
    www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

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  3. Qué bonito!!!
    So nice, Kate!!

    And happy birthday!! (a bit late...) hehe

    Lots of kisses :)

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  4. This is a beautiful drawing! I will now get up and make me a pot of Sencha...

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  5. What a beautiful illustration Kathleen! So soft and relaxing!

    a : )

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  6. Kate, love this. Is it charcoal?

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  7. Happy new year sweetie! Yes, organic is yummy. ;-)

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  8. mmmmm....wonderful....I love the sepia tone; it really suits the illustration.

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  9. Cheers! i am drinking tea right now. so lovely illustration.

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  10. WOW Kate!!! This is just perfect! Love this illo... the softness of the lights and shadows... the tones... the technique... her.. everything is perfect! You are soo talented my friend :o)

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  11. Makes me want a cuppa right now!
    Great color choice.

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  12. Such a beautiful Illustration! She looks likes she is really enjoying that cup of tea. Tea is one of my favorite drinks. I drink a wonderful camomile mint tea that I'm addicted to.

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  13. Peaceful and lovely! I like the limited color palette.

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  14. You really captured a nice mood here Kate! Great work as always!

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  15. Green Tea! She has the right idea! Relax and sip some tea...sounds like a dream. Wonderful work!I hope that you have a wonderful new year! *HUGS*

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  16. lovely! i feel peaceful just looking at it.

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  17. Beautiful Kate. This has such a softness and a perfect mood of 100 % content.

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  18. Hey Kate, what a beautiful and warm drawing, and yes, I agree, tea for me too. I've been making it a habit to drink a few cups a day since the day after Christmas, rather than coffee. lately I've really enjoyed the Ginger Peach Green tea from Stash. Anyhow, hope you have a happy and prosperous new year!

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  19. kate, what a beautiful illo --- i love green tea too!
    BTW --- i think your dog has the best doggie smile i've ever seen! :)

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  20. What a wonderful drawing! It's working magic on all of us reading this because it seems we all want to get up and brew a cup of tea!

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  21. Mmmm ... She looks mighty content. I love the sepia color. Hey K, I bought a tea set for myself for the New Year. Looks like I'll be drinking more tea too. 100% organic ... 100% de-lish!

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  22. 100% lovable! great work, KAte!

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  23. Hey Kate! I love your illo and your take on the subject... really cool! :)

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  24. Hi Kate...just beautiful work. Also happy belated 40th birthday! You dont look a day over 30! :)
    hope you had a wonderful day

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  25. Very sweet illo. I like the soft pencil and I love tea!

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  26. I agree with you on tea :) I love it too and this illustration is so calm and relaxing just like a cup of warm tea!

    on a side note, thank you for your comments, you're always so so kind

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  27. Beautiful work! And thanks for the visit. I also empathized with your previous post about the trials of freelance. It seems to never let up, the clients that can't commit, the chasing the money down, but I wouldn't trade it for a staff job ever.

    Peace.

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  28. For me, it would be sweet tea from Savannah, Georgia. And that's it and that's the only thing I need. And this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need...

    Love the drawing! :)

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  29. LOL!! imwithsully - you forgot this lamp. Don't you need your lamp? And Sully. Don't forget your dog Sully. You need the sweet tea, the ashtray, the paddle game, the remote control, the lamp and Sully!! And that's all you need. : ) Thanks, you made me laugh.

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  30. Hi Kate, this is a gorgeous post. So soft and soothing just to look at!

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  31. charming and relaxing, love that classic black n white touch :)

    dear kathleen, wishing you a fantastic new year 2008! thanks for each of your wonderfully creative posts, inspirations and encouraging comments! and hope to see lots more of your uniquely creative stuff in this brand new year ahead!!

    take care, love n peace, and do keep drawing, creating and sharing, my friend!! ^_^

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  32. Really beautifully done! Love the color scheme too. I drink lots of tea, esp. peppermint.

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  33. This is very beautiful illustration, very clean and clear. Like tea myself too. Thanks for commenting my piece. Yes, the collage does has the meaning to it - self image struggle of a teenage girl, 100% of her uncertainty.

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  34. This is so neat Kate!It is comforting and soothing to look at... like hot tea! (She needs to try some delicious House Of York Tea!) Seriously- your illustrations communicate so well!

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  35. i'm sipping hot cocoa, but i should be drinking tea.

    this is a wonderful illustration. she looks so contented.

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  36. very simple and beautiful image.

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  37. love your submission....it is very soothing and love the fact that you left it in shades of grey...

    I love green tea too!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  38. Lovely work! YUM YUM. Oh Happy Belated Birthday!

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  39. This is as soothing as a warm cup of green tea. Nice illo!

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  40. mhm, I hear you on the tea issue. And I love your illustrations, in 2008 as much as in 2007 !

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  41. Just want to drop you a line that I receive the color tags-they are very nicely done and cool. Thanks a lot.

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  42. Hi Kathleen...

    your illustration inspired my "yummy sketch of the day" and I hope you don't mind me mentioning it on my blog...

    Have a wonderful Day!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  43. I love the more tonal quality of this one, really beautiful!

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  44. Gorgeous illustration! Love the sepia tones as well. Really gets that cozy tea feeling across. I just finished a nice cup of Earl Grey with milk and honey myself. So got a doubley cozy feeling going.

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  45. Dilmah Natural Green Tea is my tea of choice and I drink LOTS of it.

    Beautiful illustration, Kate ~

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  46. Hi Kathleen...

    if you feel like some pancakes or a sandwich...pop by...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  47. What a beautiful illustration! I love the soft tones and yes, I agree that it's so soothing just looking at it. Tazo also makes a good decaf Lotus green tea - smells really good too! =)

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  48. StunningLemon1/10/2008 8:38 AM

    Very nice work! It is warm and cozy, awesome job!

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  49. Sweet! You've really captured a tea momment there. :)

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  50. wow, super awesome work kathleen! sorry been MIA, i miss your posts :) Thank you and have a great new year. I'll start drawing again pretty soon. i miss you guys in IF too!

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  51. Hi Kathleen...

    There is a yummy plate of sushi with a side of miso soup waiting for you....oh yeah and some pink chopsticks...lol

    thanks for your request....I love getting special requests for my "Yummy Sketch of the Day"

    Have a wonderful day...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  52. Really nice... and I mean that 100%.

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  53. I love a nice warm cup of tea - well done!

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  54. Hey Kate! I know you have lots of interesting facts to share with all of us so I'd like to tag ya! You're tagged! You know the rules ... 7 random facts ... by whenever. Pass it on if ya wanna. :)

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  55. The exact same goes with your blog! It's stunning, your work is stunning, everything is stunning! :)

    I'll keep my eye on this one.

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  56. Kate this is such a beautiful illustration. Your illo looks so peaceful and complete. Veeeery nice.

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  57. So calm and peaceful and full of depth. How did I miss this back when it was posted?

    I also just noticed the link to my site-- thank you!! If I ever add a links portion to my blog I'll be sure to reciprocate. At the very least, I'll be back on by to visit on a regular basis.

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  58. OH!!!!! I love tea as well!!
    Beautiful illo
    Cata

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