Thursday, May 5

fun news!

Back in 2009 I was contacted by Carmen Torbus to be included in a book she was working on.
I'm excited to share that her hard work has been born and is now available for ordering!!

In my contribution I share one of my favorite techniques
for achieving texture and color variations in acrylic painting

as well as book covers like this.

I am sure you will recognize a number of the 15 included artists
as some of your favorite fellow artist bloggers!!
For a complete list, and links to their blogs,
you can visit Carmen's blog and check out her side bar!


  1. Beautiful. This work always inspires me.

  2. congratulations! that is so awesome! can't wait to see the book in person:) xolove

  3. Your technique looks fantastic and so does the book. penny

  4. Congratulations, it looks like a fantastic book. Your techniques look gorgeous.

  5. Congrats, I have always wanted to hold your work in my hands, this will be the next best thing!!! Looking forward to exploring this treasure!

  6. This is wonderful news Karin, just the thing to lift one's spirits. the colors and forms of your book cover are rich and full of life. I look forward to holding Carmen's book and flipping pages so that I can see your piece!

  7. so happy to be in a book with you! :) I haven't had a chance to see it yet, but looking forward to it.

  8. Holy smoke...congratulations...and party on lady!!! This is totally GREAT! Blessings to you! Peace, Mary Helen

  9. Hey K
    Congrats and WOO HOO!
    I'm heading over to right now!!

    How wonnderful that your work and that of your fellow artists on this project will be moving through the world inspiring more and more creative connection to the Art/Life.

  10. Hi Karen,
    Thank you for allowing us to share in your joy of this awesome accomplishment! You go girl! Now I will have to go out and get a copy :D
    I just discovered your blog and YouTube videos today and am in awe! Going through a new reality of my own - learning to deal with fibromyalgia I couldn't be more excited about finding your mandala book tutorial. Lately everything in my life has become stuck or unglued in many instances, especially my art so I am going to get started on my own personal mandala book to help me work through my own issues. You are a sweetheart for sharing this beautiful technique and I can't wait to get started!
    Congratulations again on the book -you deserve every bit of fame that may come your way!
    Hugs from your latest follower :D
    Beth P

  11. This is so cool Karin!!! Congratulations!

  12. very fun news!

    isn't it a great feeling to see yourself in print like this?

    should i ask? .... is it almost done?

    my prayers are very mundane sometimes, as in: i have a friend and she needs peace and quiet in a fantastic new studio. :^)

    with love, karin,

  13. Hey Karin- this is more than just fun news- this is sensational news! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see your work in the book and learn about your secret texture techniques. I'm so happy for you!! I also see that your studio is coming along too! Just super for you!! hugs

  14. Hi Miss Angie, thank you so much.

    Me too Jennifer!! I hope I'm not misstating it's contents, since I am only going by what I sent and read in the table of contents in the amazon preview!! I'll be sure to post an update if I'm wrong :)

    Thank you Penny and Zom - I think it looks like Carmen did a really nice job pulling in quite a variety of talent and technique!

    Aww, that is so sweet Jackie - thank you!!

    Yes, it is a nice spirit lifter Hannah :) thank you for your kind words!

    Me too Bridgette - and congrats for your contribution and inclusion!! I'm looking forward to learning from you :) xox

    hahaha - and a party on indeed! thanks Mary Helen!!

    Thank you Donna!! yes, it is fun to know that we're all connected and out there together - and it all started through being in this magical thing called blogging!! pretty dang cool :) xox

    Hi Beth, thank you so much, and thanks for taking the time to explore my offerings here and on YouTube! it's wonderful to meet you!! xo

    thank you Laura :)

    hi kj, yes, it is pretty dang cool :) and no - please don't ask - not yet!! yesterday there was a firing, so we have to apply for new permits. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr deep calming breath! love love...

    hi jilly! thank you - I may have to give a more in depth tutorial here after I see what all got included in the book. yes, the studio is coming along - not much advancement from where it was in the last post, but some details have been fleshed out. Nearly a year in progress now, who'd-a-thunk?!? I hope you can come up for a visit when it's said and done :) xoxo

  15. What great news; congratulations! I can't wait to see it, and find out more about the techniques you shared. Awesome!

  16. Fantastic- thanks for sharing!

  17. Major congratulations! What exciting news. I will definitely be getting this book and look forward to seeing your contribution!!

  18. Congratulations on being featured in this wonderful book! I can hardly wait to get my copy. Everything looks wonderful in your world, your studio and the art that you share, I am so happy for you! roxanne


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