Author Archives: kroset

Not my plan!

This is NOT the post I was hoping to write today. The headline was supposed to read: “I earned my black belt!” instead of the existing one. Although I’m not certain, I suspect I did not pass my black belt … Continue reading

Posted in Karen's columns, Random blogs | Leave a comment

Art Teacher

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Here is a mixed media piece I made this month of my high school art teacher circa 1988. Below is the original pen and ink drawing I based it off of. I’m submitting them both to an All School Alumni-Student … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

National Parks 2019

This gallery contains 3 photos.

I love being in the beauty of nature and visiting state and national parks. I had completed this painting (shown to the left) of the Redwood trees inspired by a trip to Henry Cowell state park a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Adoptive mother: Broken hearts

This past weekend I crushed my 7 year old’s heart…and my husband’s…and mine too while I was at it. It was quite the productive weekend. This heart bashing event was the grand finale of my son’s begging for a dog … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 3 Comments

Matisse style

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Prayer flags

More Galleries | Leave a comment

What to draw?

Some of my most interesting work comes from when I don’t know what to draw in my sketchbook – which actually happens often. These two pieces are an example of just that. The one on the left I simply drew … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Birthmother: Ten years and counting

By Birthmother – My first child turned ten years old in May.  It’s December now, the very LAST day of December.  I’ve been putting this journal entry off for THAT long, not because I’ve had anything better to do, but because … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Birthmother columns | Leave a comment

Adoptive mother: My son, the donkey

I heard an interesting talk a few Sundays ago from the reverend at my church (cslsj.org) about a monkey trying to get a donkey to climb a tree. The monkey kept getting frustrated again and again in his seemingly endless … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption columns, Karen's columns | 2 Comments

Sketch book – Summer 2017

This gallery contains 16 photos.

More Galleries | Leave a comment