Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bike Riding in the Fall

I did a new little illustration for fall :) I love fall.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

kogiraffe is having a SALE

Many of my items in my etsy shop are now on SALE.

Well.. what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First Day of School

I did a fun little illustration in honor of all the kids back in school. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Playground" Opening Friday Sept. 14th

I'm pleased to announce that 2 of my pieces (below) will be shown this Friday at Prove Gallery's opening entitled "Playground"

"As the little and medium-sized ones among us return to school, Prøve honors the commencement of the academic year with 'Playground'. An exciting assortment of art, accompanied by storytellers and DJ's the Crunchy Bunch, will get you thinking. . .

The event will take place on Friday, September 14 from 7-11 PM. Storytellers from 8-9 PM. Kids are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Beverages provided by Lake Superior Brewing Company."

"Going For A Stroll"

Acrylic and graphite on wood


copyright Karen O'Bryan, 2011

"Circus Act"

Acrylic and graphite on wood


copyright Karen O'Bryan, 2011

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Living History Farms

Recently I had the pleasure of re-visiting a place I frequented as a child, Living History Farms in Urbandale, IA.

"Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences."

When I was a kid, I attended the day camp at Living History Farms. It was great to go back and relive some of those memories as an adult. If you've never been, I would highly recommend a visit!

It's about a mile and half walking tour through a 1600's farm, 1700's farm, 1800's farm, 1900's farm and ending in a little town from the late 1800's.

Here are some photos that I took of the farms:

Living History Farms is located at 11121 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA 50322 Phone: 515.278.5286

Hours: May 1 - August 19 Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, noon-5pm

August 20 - October 14 Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, noon-5pm