Friday, January 30, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Flawed" & my 300th post

©Kathleen Rietz
"Sometimes our flaws are what make us charming."

I had hoped to do something grand for my 300th post, but as busy as I am lately, I just have not even had time to blog nor visit the blogs I like. I miss everyone! I've been super busy with the spreads for the book "Little Black Ant at Park Street". Unlike my last project, I cannot show the illustrations for this current book until the book is published and released in early summer. And honestly I have little creative energy left after painting all day and/or night.

I did get a chance to draw a little in my Moleskine last weekend, and I posted my latest drawing here, along with a little demo on how I draw near-perfect ellipses.

To everyone who has visited my blog over the last couple of years....THANK YOU! Please continue to visit...your comments encourage me and sometimes they even make me laugh.

58 comments:

  1. That makes me the most charming guy you know. I'm flawed out the wazoo!!!

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  2. Congrats on your 300th post Kate! I love all your pics and this one is particularly charming. Great to hear you're so busy! x

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  3. I just did my 200th post a day or two ago. Feels good! I have been busy also, and I miss getting around to everyone's blog. Love your moleskine sketch too! Cant wait to see that ant book!

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  4. It always amazes me how well you capture your pencil drawings...I just came back from your other blog. You are incredibly meticulous and pay very good attention to detail. wow!
    Congrats on your 300th post. I reached my 100th recently and only realized it after I posted it. Glad to see that you are so busy!

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  5. yeah! a post from you. I live this little girl. I mean REALLY, who does have perfect teeth? Happy 300th post too

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  6. So, so cute! For me, it's perfect! Good work!

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  7. Hey Kate!!I hope everythings goes well!and this little girl is beautiful =)

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  8. Oh my gosh, I just want to gobble her up! Too cute, too cuuuuuute! Congratulations on 300!

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  9. Well Done on your 300th post, Kate. I recently did my 30th, so I've got a bit of catching up to do. It's wonderful to see that your really busy.

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  10. Wow! Kate!!
    Congratulations for your 300th post!
    300 lovely and adorable images.
    Thanks for sharing your art with us.
    Arrivederci,
    Cata

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  11. Congratualtions on #300. She is adorable.

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  12. Really beautiful!
    Thanks for posting in midst of business and congrats for this great 300th post hits:)
    I lost a teeth recently!

    I will wait patiently for your come back:)

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  13. She is simply cute and charming and that tooth will be back before she knows it! 300th post!! Awesome!!! You should be so proud of yourself. You did it! You inspire so many with your words and fabulous illustrations! Great work.

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  14. Congratulations on your 300th post and your new book project!

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  15. Hi Kathleen I have tagged you for a blog award! See my blog for details.

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  16. Oh Kate, she is so precious and charming. I think she's perfect for your 300th post. I love the loose pencil ringlets in her hair.

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  17. What flaw? She is imperfectly perfect! kate your drawings exude warmth and happiness. BTW I love your new avatar. Very lovely!

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  18. Charming picture. No flaws I see.

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  19. Congrats on 300 posts! I love the little girl illustration, btw -- she looks just like me at that age, only I had lots of freckles.

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  20. wonderful work Kate!!! she is so so sweet....

    Hugs
    Diana

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  21. Hi Kate,
    Cute picture:) I'm glad you are busy on a project. Busy is good. I enjoy all of your posts and your kind comments.

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  22. This is soooo cute! I love it! And congrats on the 300th post, wahoo! Good luck with your work, sounds like it will be totally worth it in the end...

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  23. hee-heee, last year I broke a front tooth!!!! You want to see panic on a woman's face, Lordy I was a wreck!
    Congrats on your 300th post, wow! personally, I'm looking forward to the next 300 :)

    Take a deep breath, follow some of the yoga poses from your other book and take some time for yourself. Oh, and hug Sunshine to lower your blood pressure ;)

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  24. She is adorable!

    Happy 300th!

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  25. The soft look is great and it's a very good illustration. Love it.

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  26. wow! 300 great posts like this it's fantastic! i just love this charming girl. best wishes to your next 300 :)

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  27. she's a cutie and very adorable. also want to say how much I really like your work on your moleskin blog.

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  28. Oh my...Happy 300th! What a cute flaw! Wonderful illustration!

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  29. congrats on # 300! such a sweet painting, love her curls. Hope all is going well with your book!

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  30. She's so cute I could squeeze her!

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  31. #300! congrats! and thanks for sharing your lovely illo with us :D!

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  32. She so cute and beautiful !
    I agree with you Kate, but usually young people don't know this is true :o)

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  33. Congrats on your 300th! I love this, from the pigtails to the shy little smile.

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  34. SOOO ADORABLE!!!
    she is soooo cute!

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  35. Kate, I am so glad you started this blog and I am so glad we have "met" through the blogosphere. You are a positive light! I wish you great success and, wow, 300 posts and time sure does fly by quickly, doesn't it?? :)

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  36. Hi Kate! I awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger award!! It's on my blog -- check it out!!
    Best,
    Kathy

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  37. Congratulations on your 300th blog post, Kathleen! I love your illustration!

    I know exactly what you mean...it's been a while since I've visited your blog (& others) as I've been so busy myself but I will make myself a nice cup of green tea and enjoy what I've missed.

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  38. This one is so very sweet! I've missed your blog posts but I can totally relate and understand. Good luck on your paintings and be sure to take a little time for yourself. :o)

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  39. This calls for a celebration! I'll bring the champagne and cupcakes!!!! This darling drawing reminds us to be grateful for our flaws too! : ) Hugs to you!

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  40. I really enjoy following your blog Kate, I wish you many more lovely posts!x

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  41. How sweet! Love her and your take on the theme.

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  42. Congratulations for your 300th post

    I love the illo ,is so charming and the message is great

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  43. This is so sweet, Kate! I love the little curls and big smile.

    Congrats on your 300th post!

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  44. Happy 300th! I am approaching my 100th, so I have a ways to go yet! :P

    Looking forward to seeing some of the finished art from the new book!

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  45. Hi! It's me again *waving frantically with two hands* I know you're busy working. Just wanted to let you know I miss ya!

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  46. awww kate, this is so cute! love her eyes and her body language. so perfect!

    (and my jakers just lost a tooth last night :)

    t

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  47. Ooh this is so adorable!!
    What a nice idea for this week's theme too. I love your characters, they are always incredibly expressive

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  48. Absolutely darling! I love your illustrations and will have to be sure to check out the book you came out with.

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  49. Got to be my favourite 'flawed' illo! Just love it!

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  50. Really cute! I can almost hear the wind whistling through her teeth... Wonderful!

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  51. hehe, the flaw is subtle, she's so cute!

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  52. "Sometimes our flaws are what make us charming." ...it seems quite a long time to hear someone talk about FLAWS..good thought!

    Congrats on your 300th post, Kate!

    FADZ
    http://papan9.blogspot.com/

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  53. What beautiful pictures of these children! Are among the most beautiful I have ever seen! The baby out with the t-shirt of peace is wonderful!

    bonaska

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  54. She is so charming! Love that grin and congratulations on your 300th post. That is amazing!!!

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