Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Generous Friend

I don't know if you have all met Karen Harvey Cox, if you haven't you should. She is a dear blog friend and we have had some great times of sharing and emailing. She is one of those people who is just so easy to talk to. Karen had a give away recently on her blog and the prize was one of her lovely original watercolors in the flower of your choice. So generous to get a piece of beautiful art made just for you. What all of us who entered didn't know was that Karen was going to make us ALL winners! yes, for every person who entered, Karen is painting the flower of their choice just for them!
Mine came in the mail yesterday. Beautifully packaged with a handmade tag and a lovely card was, this....my watercolor of one of my favorite cottage flowers, the hollyhock:>)
A profusion of pink hollyhocks just outside a cottage window. I love it Karen! I need to find a frame and then the perfect place to enjoy it. I have been blessed with several of Karens lovely works and I have a couple hanging in my living room right now. She is a fabulous artist and, more importantly, a fabulous friend:>)

30 comments:

  1. What a beautiful painting. You lucky girl. :)

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  2. Hollyhocks are my very favorite! My mom used to grow them and I've wanted to find a place to plant a few myself. beautiful!

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  3. Hi Kathy
    You did a great job on your washroom. I wish you'd shown it to us before as well but I know how it is to get through a project and then remember...I do that when I'm halfway through a meal I wanted to share.
    It looks so nice and I love the toile curtains in there.
    I'm glad Earl liked it too!
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  4. Kathy,

    How lovely! What a blessing indeed! I too love Hollyhocks, the painting is gorgeous :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Sharon

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  5. How wonderful to receive such a beautiful gift! The painting is so perfect. What an amazing person to have opened her heart to so many guest by giving them each a small piece of her heart!

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  6. Hollyhocks are also one of my favorite flowers and that was a lovely gift you won!
    Deb :)

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  7. How beautiful! Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  8. What a wonderful gift! The watercolor is beautiful - love the pastels.

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  9. Kathy,
    Thank you so much for such a beautiful post. You have made me feel so wonderful. You know, when I first set out to do this project, I had no idea how much joy I would receive. Each painting has been so much fun to try to match the flower with a special composition. You always make me feel so special, and this post has truly made my day.

    Blessings, Karen

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  10. She is very talented! Something very special to own and display!
    ~Patti

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  11. Hi kathy, you are right Karen is a very talented and lovely lady.
    Her blog is wonderful
    Alison

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  12. How sweet of Karen. I love watercolors, they evoke that cottage feel so well. The hollyhocks are beautiful!
    Dawn

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  13. Hi Kathy
    Wasn't that so lovely of Karen to do that? I wish I had known about the giveaway also. Its so pretty and she is so generous!

    Come by and visit me. I have pics of my Strawberry Lemonade also.

    hope you are having a lovely day
    Judi

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  14. What a special surprise! Karen's work is gorgeous and you are so blessed to have some of her work. I love hollyhocks, too, and I can only imagine how thrilled you are to have some that won't wilt or fade - in bloom all year round!
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. Your painting from Karen is just beautiful. I have seen many around blog land from her wonderfully generous giveaway....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  16. Oh Kathy, that is beautiful! I cannot believe Karen did that! I think that is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard of! Your painting is beautiful!

    Thank you for your sweet comments! had and I are going here: http://www.experience-ohio-amish-country.com/berlin-shops.html We thought it looked like a nice place to relax :) and staying in a cottage here: http://www.donnasofberlin.com/

    Love ya,
    Amy

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  17. Gorgeous! I like hollyhocks too! Yes, I sold one of the chairs. I really only wanted one to begin with but I had to buy both of them. But at least I made some money!

    Manuela

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  18. Kathy, it is beautiful. I love the old-fashioned beauty of hollyhocks.

    I was one of the lucky ones that Karen gifted with a wonderful painting, too. I had mine framed this past weekend, and featured it in a post Monday.

    Karen is truly a gifted artist, and she has a kind and loving heart.

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  19. Oh such a masterpiece that I'm sure you will treasure forever. Art is so fun when there are memories attached.
    Happy Twirls

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  20. Love hollyhocks too. Lucky you! Mimi

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  21. What a wonderful prize. I have one of Karen's miniature paintings on my desk--a basket of flowers. I love her work!

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  22. She is an amazing lady and so talented. My painting was a garden of wildflowers.So beautiful as is yours...hugs...m..

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  23. Karen does such beautiful work and how sweet of her to make something for everyone!

    I am so far behind on bloggin' and need to play catch up! LOVE the hearts and banner, Kathy. I spy my cute scottie pillow! ;0

    wishing you a sweet day,
    xx
    becky

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  24. That is just beautiful! How sweet of her...

    annie

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  25. Karen's work is absolutely fabulous! What a lucky girl you are to have a bit of her talent sitting right there in your home! The holly hocks look beautiful!

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  26. WOW! What a lovely thing to receive from an artist friend! It is truly a think to behold. Hope you find just the perfect frame to grace its beauty. Hugs,Jan

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  27. How pretty. :) You lucky girl.

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  28. How thoughtful and generous of Karen to do one of these for each person who entered her giveaway. Her work is beautiful -- I can only imagine how all the other flowers looked.

    I was reading Karen's comment on this post and what came to me when she talked about how much joy she has received speaks so strongly to me...the giving to others gives joy to the recipient but the joy felt by the giver is just as wonderful. You have a true friend in Karen who seems to be a genuine caring person.

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