Friday, January 02, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Resolve"

©Kathleen Rietz
I believe that any resolution worth beginning on January 1st is worth beginning anytime. We should all resolve for better health, more peace, and a sunny outlook ahead.

Considering hiring an artist's agent in 2009? Check out my column this month in The Prairie Wind, the online newsletter of the SCBWI-IL. Click here.

Also, order yourself a copy of my latest illustrated book for children, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, written by Teresa Ann Power and produced by Brookes Nohlgren. Click here!

37 comments:

  1. Sweet little character. A great resolution for any time.

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  2. Hello Kate, such an amazing work you have here, really inspiring!
    regards!

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  3. Your work is very sweet...lovely!I like it a lot.You are one of my favorites links now :)

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  4. very lovely image and words to go with! Happy New Year Kathleen :)

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  5. A very positive and inspiring message, Kathleen. And a great illustration too, your characters display such a natural sweetness!

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  6. Hi Kate!! how are you?
    this is really beautiful illustration. perfect =)

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  7. oh and have a very happy new year.

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  8. Beautiful positive message!

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  9. Dear Kate,
    I love this piece.
    I have falling in love with you & your illustration.
    You are not just beautiful in person but also beautiful in heart.
    Your kind intention and thoughts have always reflect in your work.
    What a privilege to in line of both.
    Thanks to be a good friend around.
    I particularly like this positive kid with a peace logo on embracing for the better to come.
    So funny.
    And thank you for sharing & reminding us of the drive when to start a resolution. Happy:)

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  10. Great seeing all you illos from the new book. Happy New Year!

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  11. Your work is always very inspiring, Kat... she's is adorable!

    pati @-;--

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  12. Wishing you as much joy as you can possibly find in the New Year, good health and great sales for this lovely book!

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  13. That's certainly great advice! Adorable yoga girl too. I'm off to order my book :)

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  14. What a great post! This is so encouraging! Way to go girly!

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  15. Such a sweet little girl!

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  16. Sooo cute, Kate! I can't wait to get the book!

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  17. Yes, so right Kate! Happy New Year, my friend. This drawing is one of my favorites. Peace to you!

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  18. I agree! Great pic - your yoga series is just fantastic... I'm checking out the book now! x

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  19. Great message for the new year! I love her sweet little face.

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  20. Hi Kate!
    I have an award for you on this link:
    http://friendsinglove.blogspot.com/2009/01/great-award.html

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  21. i love the way you work with the theme, great!

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  22. Cute cute cute; an image and freshness that anyone can learn from.

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  23. works for me and it looks like it's working for your character too. sunny, peaceful and staying fit

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  24. Such a lovely illustration and really fine words! I agree! Happy New Year:)

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  25. Just like this wonderfully illustrated child, I resolve to be able to touch my knees while my legs are straight sometime this year!

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  26. Wonderful piece Kate.
    Happy New Year!

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  27. Happy New Year Kathleen!!!

    This is beautiful as always and I can't wait to see all the magic you will be creating in 2009!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  28. Amen! This expresses your thoughts so well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful works with us.

    HapPY NeW YeaR!

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  29. HI Kate! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I was late for Mery Christmas- but "MERRY CHRISTMAS" too! I like your exercise girl and your peacock boy- they are unmistakably "Kate" and wonderful to see and enjoy- John

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  30. I whole heartedly agree that Jan 1st is not the only day to make things happen. Wonderfully sweet character!

    Wishing you all the best in 2009! :)

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  31. Amen to that! She is adorable, and she makes me want to get up and stretch. Happy new year! May big and wonderful things come your way.

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  32. gorgeous... all the others have said it all already!

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  33. Great post! Wonderful image.

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  34. Love it. I love your style.

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  35. so this is an illustration
    about the peace copyright brings

    just kidding
    lovely colors

    Happy New Year

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