Thursday, December 20, 2007

on the 'easel'



work in progress...

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Screenprint - Knit Won, Purl Too

Snowboards



Here are a few sketches for some snowboard designs I've been working on...

Canadian Business portrait



...of Mr. Leonard Asper. Now on newsstands

Friday, November 09, 2007

Orchard Park Mall




This past summer/fall I did some work for Orchard Park Mall in
Kelowna. It consisted of ad illustrations for bus kings and in-mall banners as well as a paper doll direct mailer. I also did the hand lettering.

screenprinty fun time




i'm taking a screenprinting class right now and it is sooooo fun. here's some stuff i made.

more press more press



Press!


Some nice press for my Cabin Fever line...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

New Craft Collective - Fall Sale!


Same location as last time. Stop by and say hi! I have some new designs in my Cabin Fever line.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

figure drawing

Thursday, August 09, 2007

LOTS of new work on my website...



what are you waiting for? go look at it. karenklassen.com

New Cabin Fever Stuff...




I've been making some more Cabin Fever stock....check out my store to see what's new! KarenHasCabinFever.etsy.com

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The Shatner


Here's my version on Mr. Shatner for the Shatner show which is up for the remainder of August at Uppercase Gallery. I wanted to capture his Captain Kirk 'seduction' look, which is what I remember the most about watching old Star Trek reruns. I received some good news that my painting sold...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

OH. YEAH.


so this post isn't art related. i think it's still worthy.
i found this stub for the first concert i ever attended.
i was 11, ok? so shut it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Gifts




I made some gifts for the newish babies of some friends, inspired by my Cabin Fever line...

Friday, June 08, 2007

My Etsy Store


Hey!
Check out my Etsy store, there are a few prints in it so far, and I will soon have more prints and my Cabin Fever textiles collection in there as well...
karenhascabinfever.etsy.com

Second Lifers

the obsession continues


Yes, you guessed it - more dolls.
Why won't they leave me alone?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Cabin Fever









So, I've been working hard on creating a line of home accessories - it's called Cabin Fever.
"A line of artful home accessories that begins with 100% cotton sateen and adds vintage trims and screenprinted illustrations. Each piece is unique."
For a long time now I've been trying to figure out a way to marry my illustration work with textiles (because I've been sewing forever and I love it). A couple weeks ago I was part of a sale with 10 other artists, and that was the official launch of my Cabin Fever line. As a result of that sale, I now have some stores interested in my work, and my stuff will also be in Fashion Magazine in the summer. How great is that!
I'll be selling my stuff on my etsy site very soon - stay tuned!
Here are a few of the items that I have so far - aprons, potholders, pillowcases, boudoir pillow, tea towels, and prints of some of my illustration pieces. The one photo is my sale setup at the hall, with my sweet dad sitting behind the table. My parents drove down to help that weekend, they are so amazing :)

Friday, May 04, 2007

sketchbook

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

sketchbook







figures....




drop in figure drawing session....

Friday, April 20, 2007

The New Craft Collective

I'm participating in a show and sale with The New Craft Collective on May 11, 4-10 pm (no minors) and May 12, 10-5pm at the Carpenter's Union Hall, 310-10th St NW Calgary. I'll be selling prints of some of my work, as well as my new line of home accessories. (images of home line to come....)

The Shatner Show


I have a piece in the upcoming "Shatner Show" at Uppercase gallery, here's where you can read the Captain's Blog: http://uppercase.squarespace.com/captains-blog/
I'll keep you posted as to a show opening date...There's a book that goes along with the show, here's the cover

awards and stuff...


I recently found out I won some awards, which is always nice news to receive...At the top: a book cover I illustrated and designed - Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design. Middle 7 images won awards for this year's Applied Arts Illustration Annual, and bottom image won best illustration in the Alberta Magazines Showcase Awards. Thank you, greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 02, 2007

window illustrations


I've recently completed some illustrations for a local wine store, the artwork is printed on adhesive vinyl that sticks to the inside of the shop windows. There are six windows that will be covered in the illustrations, giving it a mural effect.
neato.
I'll post a photo of the shop after the vinyl has been installed.

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Shatner Show!


Yes! - a show all about The William Shatner. Visit the website at TheShatnerShow.com. I'm lucky enough to be participating in the show - and I can't show you my piece yet (it's a secret) but here's a tiny bit of it...

Friday, February 23, 2007

Drawn!


Thanks to Drawn! for mentioning me on Feb 16/07.
I visit Drawn every day...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Evil Trio Complete - Triptych update!






So, awhile ago I posted "Slowly Getting There", describing a triptych project that I was working on for a private commission. This week I completed them. Here is a bit of the process for these pieces...
First, a photo of the final pieces. I've been referring to them as the Evil Trio - in a loving way :)
I started with masonite panels glued to a wood frame. I glued patterned paper down, then screenprinted a pattern that I created on top of the patterned paper. Yes, I like pattern. I learned to screenprint for this project, mostly self taught and through ALOT of trial and error, and it's now opened up a whole new universe to explore - very exciting! More of that later...
Anyhoo, then I drew the dolls on the board and painted them with acrylics and finished with oils. The brown photo with the lacy veil is a test print for the middle doll's veil.
I made their clothing using new and vintage fabrics and trims (some antique lace that my mother-in-law gave me came in handy) and I dyed them with tea to 'age' their color a bit. I then sewed the little dresses and glued them onto the board.