Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sarah Seven

First of all, I had to show you a sneak preview of the newest Mary Prairie Contrary dress. I had some time to spare so spent some of it playing around with Photoshop.
I used to follow Sarah Seven on Etsy, but she up and dissapeared on me. Turns out she has a website for all of her amazing designs.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Assorted Wrap Dresses

Some of my dresses are in Pageboy Salon & Boutique they are having a big sale tomorrow. If you live in Pittsburg, go check it out!
Love love love Kara-Line

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mary Prairie Contrary Dress

This is a sneak preview on my Prairie theme for May '11. It may just be the cutest dress yet!
Yesterday I saw a cyclist that beat all for fashion forward. There was an earthy looking fellow on one of those popular used racing bikes with the skinny tires and no brakes. The handlebars were very tall and u-shaped. Reminiscent of our banana seat kids bikes, here's the kicker.... he had a huge rack of elk horns mounted on the front that ran up the handlebars. I am not joking. If I see him again i'll try to snap a picture.
blumatablo.etsy to purchase dresses like this one

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Dust Bowl

My recent fascination with prairie dresses got me thinking about the dust bowl. My family is from the Red River Valley and most of them still live there. My parents say that when they were kids, they could see the curve of the earth from their homes, which is no longer the case. The farmers planted shelter belts. I can see the curve of the earth from where I live in Washington, but it is because of the bay.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fashion Illustrations

These are a couple of large scale paintings I did a few years ago. I really thought they were interesting but didn't do too many because they were too easy.
Below is a fashion illustrator named Stina Persson. I love her images, I want to do some in this style.
Next is a fashion illustrator I admire who sells originals and prints on Etsy

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Castle as Painting

This little castle in Fort Worden has been the model for a few of my paintings.

Where the Day Takes You

This is my painting called Airstream Park

I get featured in these lovely Treasuries on Etsy quite often. This one is called

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Victorian Window Seat print

If you are interested in a print of this painting, you can purchase one HERE.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Bit Prairie

These images are an assortment of prairie ideas I've come across. Also the website.....