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4/30/12

planted firmly on the ground





no matter how many times i try to set up a traditional work space for myself i always end up using the floor!
there's just something about the ability to sprawl out and sit cross-legged, or lay on my back and stare at the ceiling when stuck, that has always got my mind going and ready to work. i'm a cheap paint//loud music//bum on the floor kind of painter!
(although my baby bump has definitely made reaching forward and getting up off said floor a funny task...there may be some rocking to gain momentum involved.)

today i'm working on some rifle-inspired flowers for baby shower invitations!
there are so many little boys in our family, it's a real treat to get to be having a girly party....flowers and sweets and gobs of color...i can't wait!

happy monday and last day of april! 
good grief, where is the time going?


34 comments:

  1. those flowers are so rifle-inspired! that's the first thing i thought when i saw them. they're pretty :)

    and i'm the same way, always working on the floor. there's just something about that groundedness, is there not?

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  2. Beautiful. Love the colors you chose.

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  3. That picture is just gorgeous! You have such talent!

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  4. Those flowers are gorgeous! I've always wanted to learn to paint, thanks for the inspiration.

    Your hair looks beautiful also.

    http://mlakarleigh.blogspot.com/

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  5. you are so incredibly talented. words cannot express.
    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  6. Amazing painting! Love the colors and composition!

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  7. Beautiful flowers, really! I an relate to your work on the floor habit as I can work no where else but the bed for some reason. And not in an inappropriate way...

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  8. this makes me want to paint! it's been years. i am obsessed with rifle paper co. their color combos are so beautiful. those invites are going to be gorgeous!

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  9. gorgeous colours... I always work the same too. I feel I can get into whatever I am drawing/painting easier and it's always more comfy ;)

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  10. Your work is gorgeous!!! Why don't you have an etsy shop (or something like that) lady!? I need a print of those beautiful flowers. :)

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  11. they're so gorgeous, i love the color combinations! ever since you told me that you were using gouache i've been wanting to try it out, i even purchased a set but haven't started to dabble yet!

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  12. Those are so pretty! I absolutely love your paintings, Katie! Someday I want to buy one so I can put it up in my house and stare at it all the time! ;)

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  13. looking so beautiful! (you and the invitations)

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  14. i'm the same with sewing... i always end up sprawled on the floor amidst a pile of fabric, scissors and thread. good times.

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  15. eep! a girly baby shower -- how exciting! i can't wait to see how you put it all together!

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  16. haha, I got a great mental picture of that. Love your belly!

    Kacie

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  17. Beautiful! I used to be the same but my butt can't handle wooden floorboards, so now I work on my bed. Dangerous!

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  18. Thanks for the cheerful pictures and great splashes of colour. Definitely needed on a grey May afternoon in the UK.

    I've tried to splash out some colour myself... www.radomlyhappytoday.blogspot.co.uk... but much less successful than you!

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  19. I love EVERYTHING about this! And I agree...the floor is ALWAYS the best way to go! xx -b.

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  20. I LOVE your flower painting!!!

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  21. Lovely photos--wish I had the luxury of that much floor space! x

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  22. I love how talented you are and how you have constantly used your talents towards so many things for your new little babe! And my goodness girl, still seated cross legged with that round belly? You rock! ;))

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  23. Getting up from any position is becoming more difficult. I love that you're keeping on with your creative self during your pregnancy, Katie - and I do hope you'll post the final baby shower invite result once it's finished ♡

    Psst! I got some Rifle Paper Co. cards to send to my post-baby guest posters with a little gift. Their paper makes me so happy!

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  24. These are so simple and yet so pretty. Your ability to do things beautifully without over designing is amazing! Great work.

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  25. You are so very talented lovely lady. Yay for pretty girly things x

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  26. Looks so beautiful!Love the colours you choose!

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  27. I'm the same way... in college, that was the best (and sometimes only) way to get any sort of studying done - sitting on the floor with endless cups of coffee!

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  28. I love the Rifle-syle flowers - so sweet and perfect for a baby girl shower!

    p.s. I'm with you on the non-traditional workspace....you don't need anything but the floor. :)

    xo
    cortnie

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  29. did you do these?! oh my gosh, they're amazing! just like the rifle cards - gorgeous!

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  30. I loved the flowers on your baby shower invitations so much, I painted them. They're not as gorgeous as yours! Hope it's ok that I painted them!

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