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The Fairies have gone..

17 July 2009 41 comments

to my Sister's New Ballet they just need to be attached to the top section of the wall...

1st Degas

It's been a busy week at the Eisteddfod photographing the dancers with my stage props... and I have one more Degas to finish....

2nd Degas

Still time left to enter:


I'm offering my readers the opportunity to win a Free Mini Portrait this month..
# the Mini Portrait is 25cm x 25cm (10" x 10") - acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas..
# free postage
# value: $250 (au)
# one person/subject of the winner's choice
# winner will be selected from a random generator at the end of this month

What you can do:
1. leave a comment here =1 entry per comment
2. post about the competition at your blog with a link back to laketrees = 10 entries
3. RETWEET this post on twitter = 1 entry per tweet
4. Subscribe to laketrees by Email = 5 entries

please let me know in this post what you have chosen to do so I can allocate your entries by the 31st July...( I know most of you have ..thanks )

I will announce the winner on the 1st July 2009 1st August 2009
Good luck everyone!!!


41 comments: to “ The Fairies have gone.. so far...

  • Admin T.H 17.7.09


  • Admin T.H 17.7.09

    have you eat lamb shank?

  • Admin T.H 17.7.09

    its my first time to eat.. lol.. all the way to Sarawak

  • Admin T.H 17.7.09

    my giveaway started at

  • RennyBA 17.7.09

    Your fantastic art will make the room look like a fairytale :-)

  • Jackie 17.7.09

    Hi Kim,
    I can't imagine that I am first after being away so long!!

    This is fantastic as is all of your work!

    Just dropping by to say hello and send you lotsa' love and big hugs!!

  • Amy Lilley Designs 18.7.09

    Such an amazing project Kim...for you, your sister and all the little ballerinas yet to pass thru the new doors of the studio...I wish you all tremendous success w/ this great endeavor...just beautiful...glad that you have been so very busy...:)))

  • Speedcat Hollydale 18.7.09

    Well, if I know you correctly, you will never rush through a painting!

    Must be very gratifing to see your completed works :) Howdy from Hollydale!


  • John M. Mora 18.7.09

    They are wonderful, Kim - Degas would smile - maybe go to the horse races....

  • Speedcat Hollydale 18.7.09

    I completed ALL of the guidlines!

    (((( smile ))))

  • Speedcat Hollydale 18.7.09

    CHOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ....... ohhh, well, I am in the TOP 10 :-)

  • Kim 18.7.09

    hi TH
    you're FC here :) :)
    I've had lamb but not shank..I'll be over to check out your giveaway asap :)

    thank you Renny :)
    I'm looking forward to seeing them installed ..have a great weekend :)

    oh what a wonderful surprise Jackie... ((hugs))
    thanks :))
    so lovely to see you back and a gorgeous new avatar too ..
    can't wait to read what you have been up to :))

    thanks Amy..
    hopefully I'll get another look at the frieze before it goes up as I may shuffle a few fairies around :)
    it's been a busy time and still finishing off the 3rd Degas...
    I hope you are enjoying your's really ..really winter here and cold..brrrr :))

    howdy Speedy
    thanks :) and thanks for the tweet too..
    hope you're having a fine start to the weekend :)

    hey thanks John..
    I'm sure Degas would be agreeable to that ;)
    have a great weekend

  • Kim 18.7.09

    haha Speedy
    you sure are!!!
    I'll have to start organising all of the entries for the comp asap ...where has this month gone???

  • Speedcat Hollydale 18.7.09

    ... this month??

    For sure! I moved June 29, and still have boxes all over - and my bed is flopped right on the floor . Of course, I was expeditious with my DSL internet hookup. HA HAAAA !!!!!!!

    Hugs :-)

  • Kim 18.7.09

    ohhh moved Speedy...I know what that's like!!!
    unpacking boxes argggh!!
    I hope you get settled soon ;)

  • Ma 18.7.09

    Wowie, Kimbers, the second piece looks very realistic! I had to take a second and third look just to make sure.

    You really did a bang up job for the studio, Girly, Congratulations! I'm so impressed that I'm a gonna submit it to StumbleUpon for the rest of the gang to admire. So there take that!


  • Mariuca 19.7.09

    Wow Kim! The fairies look amazing! I think dancing with the fairies would feel oh so magical, great job! :):):)

  • Mariuca 19.7.09

    Dropping by on a Saturday night! Thanks for coming over my sites as well. Hugs! :)

  • Netster23 19.7.09

    I have complete all!!!!!!!

    woohoo :)

  • Kim 19.7.09

    thanks MA... :)
    I still need to rearrange the order when the walls are painted...
    I'll be taking a trip up there next week when I get the 3rd Degas finished :)
    hey thanks for the SU too...very kind of you :)

    thanks Mariuca :)
    yeah fairies = magical ;)
    have a lovely Sunday :)

    great job Netster :)
    thanks :)
    I'm going to start working out all of the entries next must have quite a few :)

  • Amy Lilley Designs 19.7.09

    Kim, I got so caught up in the fairies, I just noticed you in the mirror taking pics of the it...also, very beautiful!!! I am so sorry that it is freezing on your side of the earth...I forget that we are in opposite seasons...stay warm...:)))

  • Kim 19.7.09

    thanks Amy
    ah yes that's me hiding behind the camera lol and spookily enough I think there is a silhouette of Degas with a camera (in the mirror) in the 2nd Degas panel...doo doo doo
    enjoy your least the sun is shining here :)

  • Jackie 20.7.09

    Hi Kim,
    Wow it's so good to hear from you. I have missed it all very much.

    Yes a new avatar. I thought it just might be time to expose the real me!

    Your work is just stunning. Wow I am going to get my easel out and get back to work also.

    That along with setting up a studio and taking mine and Walter's work commercial is some what overwhelming...but, it is our dream!

    I am so happy for you too. everything seems to be going very well for you...excellent!!

    I see Marzie has a new blog and I haven't even had time to visit her at her other blogs yet.

    I better get over there and get her new blog linked in too!!

    Ha,ha,ha, Speedy stole my jukebox I just went over and stole his jukebox image and added it to my latest!!

    Oh Kim I am so excited but so so scared and nervous too. This is a huge risk for Walter and me. I had no clue just how much it was going to take to go to commercial...wish us luck!!

    Got to run and say hello to some others.

    Big hugs,

  • Jackie 20.7.09

    Oh yes is it still Sunday there or have you already switched to Monday?

    Either way I hope you had a great weekend!!

  • Cooper 20.7.09

    Wow Kim, that is awesome.

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  • Admin T.H 21.7.09

    hi kim, award 4 you

  • Admin T.H 21.7.09

    son having nap

  • Admin T.H 21.7.09

    posted I need new shoes at http://thereishappiness.

  • Admin T.H 21.7.09

    haha.. one side of shoes need gum another is nearly half broken.

  • Miss Moneypenny 22.7.09

    Do you paint Undercover Portraits? ;)

  • Ayie 22.7.09

    Hi Kim! I saw you in 3d dream and i remember seeing you in Mariuca's blog if I'm not mistaken. I also pass by your blog from time to time seeing your artworks. =) I just thought I'll drop a comment to say hi!

    Btw, you have nice artworks!

  • TH 23.7.09

    hi kim hows your day

  • TH 23.7.09

    son bring toys to kindy hubby allowed then coming back teacher said dont bring toy

  • TH 23.7.09

    what a hot day!

  • TH 23.7.09

    getting new car this Sat! yay!

  • Jackie 24.7.09

    Hi Kim,
    Just popping in to say hi! And yet again be blown away by this series you are doing!!

    Wow it's just awesome!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
    Oh dear I really need to pop in on our Speed man too!!


  • John M. Mora 24.7.09

    a rose cup
    awaits you
    in balmy long island

  • Unknown 24.7.09

    Hi Kim - I love how the Degas are looking, and I totally understand how long it is taking. Whenever I think something will be nice and quick, it always seems to take the longest.
    Illustrations, for me, take FOREVER...and I'll never make the mistake again of thinking they'll be "quick" and I can work on them in between paintings. Ha! Looking forward to the next installation.
    Christy DeKoning

  • Lisa Lorenz 25.7.09

    Hey Mate! Just back from a vacation. It felt good to just relax. the weather was not nice though. very wet summer we are having! I just love the fairies and they will look just outstanding in your sisters new studio. Wow, I cant get over how big it is! I cant wait to see it all done! And the Degas paintings....well I just fell off my never never cease to amaze me my friend. I LOVE YOUR WORK! have a great day and see you soon..big hug and kisses, Lisa

  • Kim 26.7.09

    hi Jackie
    I'm sure you and Walter will be a great success with your new venture!!!
    it sounds very will be soooo busy :))
    have a great weekend :)

    thanks Cooper
    I've just finished the last panel :))

    thanks TH ..
    a new car!!!
    I bet you are looking forward to getting it :))

    hi Miss MP..
    haha now that I have finished the Degas I will be painting mini portraits for a while :)

    hi Ayie
    thanks and thanks for your lovely comment :)

    hi John
    thanks for the award..
    enjoy your balmy weather :)

    thanks Christy..
    finally finished!!! I just have to do the framing for the 3 works..hah I don't think I'll be looking at painting another Degas for a while :)

    hey Lisa
    thanks :)
    a vacation!! lucky you...shame that you had rain..we've had a bit last least the plants loved it...
    have a great weekend mate :)

    thanks for dropping by Indavo :)

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news