Thursday, July 15, 2010

For Karyn

Dogwood vignette
Well, I finally finished it! It took me longer than usual because the paper
was really difficult to work with. It was too absorbent and it needed a LOT
of paint & patience, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Dogwood finished
I hope my little sister Kiki likes it, because I made it for her :)
She lived in Mexico for many, many years and I think she'll love the fact
that the beautiful paper was handmade here. She lives in the Canary Islands now.
♥ Te quiero hermanita, ojalá te guste mucho en persona.

62 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Snappy Di said...

Bet she is going to LOVE it!!


7/15/2010 5:43 PM  
Blogger Gandhali said...

i agree with snappy, she's gonna love it!!!! it's so beautiful!! :) i'm sorta new to your blog, but i'm in love with it!! (i'm studying graphic design!)

ps: is there any way to follow your blog?? i couldn't find the link :(

7/15/2010 5:48 PM  
OpenID Heather said...

Beautiful!!! What a lucky sister!

7/15/2010 5:49 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

WOW! Me encantó... justo paciencia es lo que siempre se me olvida! tengo todo, acuarelas, papel, pintura, una idea...y luego olvido la paciencia.

¡Gracias por recordármelo!


7/15/2010 5:57 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Your sister Karyn is a lucky sister. It is gorgeous!

7/15/2010 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Mylittlegreatworld said...

Hermoso y delicado trabajo.
Que suerte tiene tu hermana :)
Me encantó que pusieras el proceso.

7/15/2010 6:06 PM  
Blogger Rebag said...

Simply gorgeous!!! I love this one

7/15/2010 6:10 PM  
Anonymous jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Super work - and I'd like to follow your blog, too, if that's possible.

7/15/2010 6:18 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

It's just terrific! Lucky lucky sister!

7/15/2010 6:38 PM  
Blogger Tribal Kitty said...


7/15/2010 6:46 PM  
Anonymous lindaschiffer said...

I shared yesterday's post with your beautiful work in progress with my daughter via email. As an aspiring (amateur) artist, she'd like to know what kind of paints you used on this piece?

I LOVE your work (it's kind of funny, I started to follow Turbo's blog first, then found my way to yours and have been captured by the beauty ever since:)

:) Linda

7/15/2010 6:50 PM  
Blogger Gifts of Creation said...

Wow this is just amazingingly beautiful!

7/15/2010 6:51 PM  
Blogger PaperPumpkin said...

You are so talented. This is beautiful beyond words. What a loving relationship you and your sister have!

7/15/2010 7:01 PM  
Blogger Joyce at Calico Paint said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing hte process.

7/15/2010 7:12 PM  
Blogger Lavender Playground said...

This took my breath away, it is so beautiful! It is well worth the effort. Your sister is very very lucky!

7/15/2010 7:18 PM  
Blogger ale said...

hola geninne!!!es hermoso!! tu hermana va a estar muuuy felizzzzz!!!!besos a las dos!!

7/15/2010 7:26 PM  
Blogger Judy Hartman said...

This is absolutely exquisite. How could your sister not love it? You are amazing, Gennine. What an amazing talent you have.

7/15/2010 7:28 PM  
Blogger cakesniffer said...

absolutely stunning.

7/15/2010 7:52 PM  
Blogger christinebyhand said...

That is a beautiful piece. I love the bright colors. It reminds me a bit of Mexican bark paintings.

7/15/2010 7:57 PM  
Blogger emily b said...

Oh my gosh - this is SO gorgeous! And the details of the bird feathers is absolutely amazing. I am lost in your painting - I don't want to look away!

7/15/2010 8:12 PM  
Blogger Janet Ghio said...

Just beautiful!!

7/15/2010 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...


7/15/2010 9:33 PM  
Blogger marie said...

This is truly beautiful! It took my breathe away when I first saw it! I love it! sounds like it's a perfect gift for your sister.

7/15/2010 9:42 PM  
Blogger Monkey Mind said...

It's just beautiful!

7/15/2010 9:59 PM  
Blogger Mariette Waters said...

It really is stunning

7/15/2010 10:13 PM  
Blogger Tia Eastwood said...

amazing! its so pretty! x

7/15/2010 11:01 PM  
Blogger Anna Maria said...

stunning! I want to be your sister! ;)

7/15/2010 11:39 PM  
Blogger 32˙North said...

It is so fantastically awesome!

7/15/2010 11:50 PM  
Blogger Sarah Coggrave said...

The attention to detail is incredible! A masterpiece :-)

7/16/2010 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Lalla said...

Oh lucky sister! :D
Me encanta todo, tambien el lugar en donde lo pusiste! Eso siempre es asì o es una creacción para tomar foto?
I'm sorry, I do errors in english and in spanish... ;)

7/16/2010 12:43 AM  
Blogger Škorčica said...

Geninne, I'm speachless eventhough I knew it was going to be beautiful...

p.s.: Gandhali - you just add (c/p) the link to your blog's "working table".

7/16/2010 1:33 AM  
Blogger Annette Q said...

gosh...i love your work. I'm always soooo inspired when I visit your blog :-)

7/16/2010 2:16 AM  
Blogger Pocketful of Patterns said...

Simply beautiful! I'm sure your sister is going to absolutely LOVE it!! :D

7/16/2010 2:57 AM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

It is beautiful Geninne. I am sure she will love it. How could she not, it is made by you, her sister! :-)

7/16/2010 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhh, the colors work perfectly with that paper! you work is so beautiful as always :)

7/16/2010 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Beautiful! I love your work.

7/16/2010 5:33 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Beautiful, Geninne! You can tell it was a labor of love. The paper adds such beautiful texture to your lovely artwork!

7/16/2010 5:56 AM  
Blogger Dyche Designs said...

She is going to love it, it looks so beautiful.

7/16/2010 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh are such a wonderful artist. This piece is so very special. I love the way you painted the roots. I could see some tiny lines around the root ball and wondered how you were going to do that. The white really sets the plant off beautifully. You have one lucky sister. I wish i were a sibling too:).

Elaine..from sunny and HOT Mesa, AZ.

7/16/2010 7:10 AM  
Blogger Lyn said...

She's a lucky lady! It's beautiful.

7/16/2010 7:18 AM  
Anonymous rk said...

Simply gorgeous! Nice to see the close up shots of the wonderfully colored/detailed birds..

7/16/2010 7:32 AM  
Blogger KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful painting. Painting on hand-made paper is not as easy as painting on other kinds of paper. So, I can imagine how carefully you painted this lovely creation.

I have often thought that your gorgeous designs would make lovely fabrics. Have you ever peeked at I design fabric on there, and it is such a fun thing to see your creations come to life on fabric.

Have a lovely weekend.

7/16/2010 7:44 AM  
Blogger Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

realmente lindísimo!!!
she will love it. the paper is amazing, i adore how the white looks against it.

7/16/2010 9:21 AM  
Blogger Sunday in bed said...

Awesome!Georgeous!Like it very much! I leave greetings here from the south of Germany (Bavaria)! :)
You´re so talented.
Well, well done!

7/16/2010 10:31 AM  
Blogger Euribates said...

Really awesome.

By the way, I read you from Canary Islands, surely the Internet has made the world a little smaller.

7/16/2010 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

Love it! what color did you use for the trunk? and, are the lines on the flower the original pencil marks or did you draw them afterward? I love, love, love the paper. Your sister will love it.

7/16/2010 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Geninne adoro cada pieza de arte que haces, cada detalle, cada elemento. Están hechos con tanto amor que reflejan pasión, serenidad y creatividad desbordante.
Tu blog me sirve de inspiración. Me demuestra que eres una persona que vive su vida de una forma inspirada y llena de amor por todos los costados. Wooow que increible energía tan positiva la tuya!!! Felicidades por todo!! Y muchas muchas gracias por ser taaan generosa y compartir tanto con los demás!!!

7/16/2010 12:09 PM  
Blogger ousakouze said...

Many Thanks for sharing the progression of this Work on Paper. It is Fantastic!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, Cheers!!!

7/16/2010 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Christine d'Anecdotes said...

I wish my name would be Karyn as your birds are just so beautiful !

7/17/2010 8:05 AM  
Blogger Manasa said...

lovely work...

7/17/2010 9:08 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I can only agree with all the comments here. This is an exquisite piece! You are so generous and brave to share your process with us. Thank you! Lucky LIttle Sister!

7/17/2010 11:28 AM  
Blogger Lillabilly said...

Oh, oh, oh! It's completely divine! The very best and most special gifts are the ones that take time and patience to create. Well done!!

7/17/2010 11:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa ONeill said...

Perfectly beautiful!

7/18/2010 5:44 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Oh, this is stunning!!

7/18/2010 1:51 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Wow! Simply stunning. If you're ever in need of an adopted sister to whom to send magnificent paintings...

7/18/2010 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Noon said...


7/20/2010 1:34 AM  
Blogger ana_didi said...

Hi, I'm entering your blog for the first time ... Your work is fabulous!
My heart warms to see all the beauty you create. Congratulations.
a hug from Brazil to you

7/24/2010 1:42 PM  
Blogger Anna Lloyd said...

Wow, this is so lovely. Beautiful paper.

8/14/2010 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! i love it! Is that white ink or a pen you used on the birds?
Greets from holland.

8/16/2010 3:16 AM  
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