Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Generous Heart

I love GERANIUMS. So when Karen from A Scrapebook of Inspiration had a giveaway a while back offering to paint miniature paintings of our favorite flowers, I chose GERANIUMS.


I received my package from Karen in the mail yesterday and just LOVE my GERANIUM painting.


Here is a close up. I can't wait to get it framed.


Karen is the most talented woman. She is an amazing artist. Paint, graphics, photography and writing whimsical fanciful posts are just a few art forms she has mastered. Stop in and visit her. You will be drawn into a land of whimsy that is so charming. Thank you Karen! I love my painting. Karen also has an ETSY shop where she is selling more of these beautiful GERANIUM paintings.
Welcome Home,
Penny

30 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny,

I love the geranium watercolor!! Karen is the best!! I love all of her work and it is such a joy to go to her blog. Only her kindness is greater that her art!

xoxo
Jane

Shelia said...

Oh, Penny! How beautiful the painting is! You're so lucky! Karen is a marvelous painter! I know how thrilled you must be!
I've entered your name in my giveaway!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elyse said...

aw, and karen painted the background lavender for you. how beautiful. lucky us!

xo

Lee Laurie said...

Penny,
How beautiful! I love it!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

isn't that painting just beautiful!? I'm such a fan of Karens art and she was so generous to offer to paint all those flowers for everyone!

Beverly said...

Penny, it is beautiful. Karen painted the pitcher of hydrangeas I have on my kitchen counter for me. You got red, and I got blue. ;-)

We're both very lucky ladies. And, that Karen is not only immensely talented, she has a kind heart, too.

Colleen said...

I love geraniums too! Especially red ones. Your painting is gorgeous!

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
Karen is so talented and you are very lucky to have one of those geranium painings. I'm sure you will find the perfeft place for it!
Hope you had a good weekend.
Rhondi

Vee said...

She is good, isn't she?! Love it and it's going to look right at home with you.

TattingChic said...

Your geranium watercolor painting from Karen is so pretty! It looks perfect with the red accents in your home! I love Karen's work! Lucky you! :)

Brenda said...

This reminds me of a painting I had years ago. Don't know what happened to it. It was of geraniums on a porch. And I just loved it! I wonder where that got off to???
Brenda

Allidink said...

Oh how nice! It looks so pretty :) Good pick.

All the best,
Allison

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Penny, geraniums are one of my favorites too! The colors are just so brillant and rich~~you just can't stop looking at them!!
Beautiful painting....I am off to take a peek~~
Have a splendid Sunday evening~~

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Mimi Sue said...

So beautiful. You're one lucky girl! Mimi

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Lucky you! I remember seeing some geranium paintings on her blog! Just beautiful1

Manuela

Willow said...

It looks so lovely. You are very lucky to have won it. I too like geraniums. I did not know there was so many different ones til I bought my first one. I love the lemon scented ones, but I always have the red ones on my front porch.

Willow

LW said...

So pretty…
I love geraniums
I love watercolor the two together …priceless…
I also adore Karen's work…

Louise

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Penny, thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that you like it. I was a bit nervous painting for such a talented and creative lady.

Your porch looks so lovely with that wicker chair and your red geraniums. Have a lovely day.

Karen

Stacey said...

Penny, come by and visit today if you can. I showed your beautiful magazines. Thank you!

I can't believe you got so lucky to win that gorgeous painting!! It's perfect for your home.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen is an AMAZING artist! She really did a great job on this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Beautiful! I love Karen's work. Love geraniums too!

Hugs,
Donna

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Penny; Congratulations on receiving such a beautiful gift. She is a very talented lady, love her work, and lucky you to have won.. have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Nancy said...

How beautiful!!! What a fantastic piece of art to win! Congrats Penny! Nancy

Cindy said...

Beautiful........love the colors.

Dawn said...

I love geraniums too. I hear they are a favorite in window boxes in France! Karen did a lovely job on the painitng.

I tried the tip about bleaching the stain from my blue bird plates with hydrogen peroxide. It worked wonderfully! I'm going to post it on Met Mon next week. Thanks so much for the advice!
Dawn

ellie said...

that painting is adorable..love it. she did a fantatastic job! I plan on getting the waterside cottages book. I love everything beachy and cottagey.

Laurie and Chris said...

Wow! What a great gift!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
I do love the red geraniums, they were one of my Grandmothers favorite plants. I just saw your muslin pillows, they are so creative and would look great in any room of the home. You always amaze me with your grafts.
Big hugs,
Elizabeth

Pondside said...

I enjoyed my tour of the artist's site - thank you!
So sorry to read about the fading of your feed sack. The pillows are still very charming.

Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet gift and gorgeous painting!
Hugs,
Cathie