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Chia
01-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Happy New Year everyone!

I apologize for my lack of participation in the forum of late. Life dished out some setbacks which left me creatively barren for awhile but I was able to get back into my studio over the holidays.

I decided that I needed to do something just for fun with no concern for the outcome. I started out working on a larger version of a previous sketch (ya gotta start somewhere ;)) but pretty soon it took on a life of its own & this is what emerged.
I'm thinking that it's probably done & I must resist the urge to add more detail. Regardless, I'm always open to C&C.

Cheers! Coralie

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2012/137335-dream_big_web.jpg

idylbrush
01-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Always adore your work and this one is no exception. Delightful, humorous, a great giggle and just flat out fun. Glad to have you back.

George Servais
01-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Love this, it makes me smile:)

noodle1
01-02-2012, 04:07 PM
I hope things are better now and I do know life can throw some interesting curves but you have nothing to apologize for, you're back and I'm thrilled to get to delight in your work again and this is delightful indeed. Hugs.

Elaine

Margaret 59
01-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Well done Coralie, is this a self portrait? Smiles back from me too and all the best for this year!

chammi kaiser
01-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Coralie, how great to have you back. I do hope things are now much better for you. I just love your paintings and this is a winner.

Ms Nan
01-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Such a fun painting! Such a saucy look on her face, and awesome hat.

Mz_Sketch_Pad
01-02-2012, 06:21 PM
i see a trend where artists are taking a break for whatever and emerging even stronger- and you have come back strong

Chia
01-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Thanks so much everyone! It's good to be back!

wilfred
01-03-2012, 06:39 AM
Very imaginative work!

Chia
01-03-2012, 12:00 PM
Thanks Wilfred!

Lulu
01-04-2012, 02:42 AM
Fabulous Coralie! Absolutely love it! I hardly come into this forum now, but glad I caught this.
Big hugs for whatever you've been through.

susme48
01-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Absolutely adore it, Coralie!! As Lulu said, I haven't been in much, but glad I caught this one! From someone who has not painted in almost a year till recently...hugs!!!