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A little bit of nostalgia running through this drawing, with the good old love beads, i always love wearing love beads, and I still have some which are orange and lime … and another strand of blue and white. You can wear them so many different ways.

The image was drawn in pencil on cartridge paper in my A3 spiral bound art journal and after photographing I coloured her digitally on the computer. Before I took the photo I actually painted her ‘love beads’ with acrylics and inks…and i stuck a fimo flower on her beads, which i made for another application, and then painted it naples yellow with a white centre.


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  • red addiction
    red addictionabout 5 years ago

    love the beads!! Her face is so adorable too! Great work again Karen!

  • aw, thank you so much Marlo :) x

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    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    I like the device of having the bird there. Every time I look at him my eyes follow where he is looking and I am redirected to the portrait … clever.

  • hey that’s cool, i didn’t realise, thank you very much Dave! :)

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  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskiabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Karin,love how her eyes bring her to life

  • aw, thanx so much Matt, it’s great to see you as always, and thank you for faving my work too, i really appreciate :) … i hope you’re getting lots of diving in :)

    – © Karin Taylor

    ROUBLE RUSTabout 5 years ago

    This is so lovely and beautiful xxx I admire your work Karin.

  • that’s so sweet of you RUST, thank you…i admire yours too!! :)

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    ROUBLE RUSTabout 5 years ago

    You’re a star :))) thank you honey xx

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 5 years ago

    Karin your creation are amazing…
    I love nostalgia from eyes and her flirtatious gesture!!!

  • i’m so happy you like this doreen, your creations are so stunning and you have such a great talent, i feel like i’m still very much learning .. :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsabout 5 years ago

    the love beads are spot on and just love the bg and hair contrast with those magnificent eyes and the bird as dave mentioned works a treat, the observer being observed..beautiful work karin

  • i’m glad you like the love beads, it’s funny how we were talking jewellery, there’s a lot of synchronicity going on around the place lately! lol… thank you for your inspiring comments, they make me want to do more and try harder! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Sarah ORourke
    Sarah ORourkeabout 5 years ago

    Oh Karin just when i thought you couldn’t top your last piece… now i’m torn… this is soooo me… i bought 5 coloured beaded necklaces at the markets just the other day :)!!! & once again, the background reminds me of timber… such a lovely warm effect! Love Love Love!!!

  • hehe… hey Sarah, if i see love beads i want them, there and then…whether i get them is another matter of course… but we don’t see them much around these parts… i must get out of this place and over to Byron Bay soon and check out the beads everywhere there… if i find some i’ll let you know! Your beads sound lovely, are they like the love beads? thank you so much!! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 5 years ago

    i am diggin’ this, karin….oh, i also loved making and wearing love beads in my early years… have brought it all back…she is amazing, as are all your artworks…..bravo, my friend!!!!!

  • lol, i knew you were groovy hippy Jan.. i can feel it in me timbers! :) I’m so grateful for your beaut comments too… it’s so cool to bring back the memories…so fun…just a simple thing can take us right back in time :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • katrilumi
    katrilumiabout 5 years ago

    Lovely! Beautiful!

  • G’day Katri Lumi, and thanx for your great comments, i truly appreciate them, and you know how much i love your works of art. :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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