Monday, May 05, 2008

Day 8 of 21-" Warm Fuzzies"

©Kathleen Rietz
Ooops - I missed a few days. Oh, the life of a freelance artist can take its toll. The first quarter of this year was so dreadfullly slow. I spent much of it pushing myself to draw every day, experiment, stretch my vision as an artist....and it seems to be paying off right now. Much of what is happening in my professional life I need to keep quiet about for the moment. But this lifestyle - especially in this current economy - is feast or famine. So I missed a few days because I took some time for myself to recover from overlapping deadlines last week. I made it into the gym, saw friends, walked the dog and planted a tree. These simple joys inspired today's post, which is an ode to Winnie the Pooh.

20 comments:

  1. Ahhh, yes, the first thing I thought of was Whinnie! This is a wonderful ode to the Pooh bear. Best of luck Kate and keep up the fantastic work!

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  2. Awww!! This cute-and fuzzy I should add! I like the background-even if you said you didn't like doing them, I think you did really well on this one's background!!

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  3. This is wonderful, a little playdate in the Hundred Acre Woods with Christopher and Pooh. Very nice illustration.

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  4. -Oooh Honey!
    -Silly old bear!

    The 100 acre wood is the better place to relax and get inspiration and fun. Delicious Kate!

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  5. Love it, Kate! I can't wait to hear more about the changes in your professional life. It sounds exciting.

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  6. Your winnie the pooh is delightful!

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  7. Hi Kate...

    this is so sweet...love the whole layout...and it's nice to hear you're so busy with work and deadlines...wonderful stuff!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  8. What a joyful scene. It has been my habit to visit your blog every day and expecting some interesting drawing from you, and I must say, they're all great.

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  9. I wish I could be out in the woods right now, dancing around...thanks for this breath of fresh air! It's fantastic!

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  10. Awesome drawing, Kate! I love all the little details with the bees, CR's torn shorts, Pooh's stiching. Excellent!

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  11. Glad you are keeping busy, this is a great sketch!

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  12. wow, Kate, this is terrific sketch.
    Christopher and Pooh really have so much joy that in your sketches.

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  13. Very sweet sketch. I would choose feast over famine any day of the week!

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  14. Kate, love these raw drawings. So very cool to see your work "in progress", with such lovely lines. I like this style very much.

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  15. Ohhhh! So lovely! How fun would it be to hold hands and dance amongst trees? I can just hear the story this drawing tells! Really, really beautiful Kate!

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  16. I just found your blog and LOVE your artwork - very cute. I think I need to add more art to my blog - I probably talk too much. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jamie R Lentzner
    www.jpd.typepad.com

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  17. Oh, me too! I almost feel that I was a bit crazy to start this challenge. I've got lots of (secret) goings about in my professional life as well and right after quite the famine too. Such up and downs but no complaints hey?! Beautiful drawing, elegant and not over the top. Very well done.

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  18. Terrific ode to Winnie! So much great detail. Talk about your backgrounds! You're kicking butt here.

    Glad you are keeping busy. Wishing you way more feast than famine this year!

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  19. I always want to have a living bear like Pooh, and now my daughter has asked the same question about it.. :) cute chubby pooh..

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