Yeah! Grow Your Blog Party and Giveaway...
Thanks, Vicki, for hosting this fabulous opportunity.
Welcome to my Alaska Blue Moose blog. "About Me" in the sidebar pretty much sums up how and why I began this journey. I hope that you will find something of interest as you peruse my site.
At the top of the blog under my banner are the four tags that I use. If you click one of them, only those posts appear. Some of you may wish to view only "Alaska" (photography and events Alaskan) - thus, my objective in keeping it as simple as possible.
My "mixed media" area will encompass whatever I am working on - beading, bookarts, sewing, knitting, etc. My "daily life" may include family and/or other activities I think are interesting enough to note. And, my "Photography" area may crossover with Alaska but contains shots from travels or items of interest to any viewer.
THE GYB GIVEAWAY - YOUR CHOICE
Alaska Blue Moose, Acrylic, painted by Karen Dorcas
(8x10 unframed print without Email/Web watermark)
Twisted Cowl, knitted by Karen Dorcas
Manos del Uruguay Handspun Kettle Dyed 100% Pure Wool
Anyone can enter, anyone can win!
There is no requirement to enter the drawing except to make a comment on this post so I will have a "list" to choose the winner from! Follow me, if you wish - I would enjoy and appreciate it.
If you don't have a link back option (i.e., blog or email) - please leave an email in your anonymous comment. This event closes at the end of the day on January 31, 2013, AKDST. The drawing will be held on February 1st. I will announce and try to reach the winner so he/she can send me an address for mailing the gift! Thank you so much for visiting me.
I'm so enjoying getting to see all the artists that are joining this 2 Bags Full event! There is such talent and art around the world to see! I am just listening to the artist within and learning where to start! There is so much I'm interested in trying- fiber art and mixed media especially. Thanks for your inspiration. ~ Laura
We also live in Alaska, but we are not even sourdoughs yet. We think your state is just beautiful!! I would love to learn to knit!
Stopping by from the Blog party.
Oooh, I enjoyed wandering around your blog! I was able to travel to Alaska for the first time ever this past August and finally saw my first moose (ironic since I spend much of the summer in Maine each year. LOL!) Your creations are awesome- I love the moose painting!
Hello! What a wonderful blog you have! Looking forward to learning more about life in Alaska. I am glad to have found you by way of this blog hop ;) please sign me up for a chance to win your blue moose print, its fabulous.
What a great hop this is!
Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!
Your moose is so cute! I can see why he is everyones favorite!! :)
Well, I had to stop by because I LOVE Alaska! I used to travel there with my (former) job. I went to quilt stores and saw some of the beautiful things that are created there. It so nice too meet you.
I am your newest follower. =0)
So great to see you on the Blog Party. Isn't this fun? Your giveaways are fantastic, and I love the colors on that shawl. So soft. Very lovely.
Your creations are lovely. The print is very colorful and perfect as a representation of your blog. I am partial to needlework, so I will opt for the cowl in the giveaway. It is so nice to meet you and find your blog through the Grow Your Blog party.
How lovely to meet you on the blog hop. I am very much interested in mixed media and fibre art too. Thanks for a pretty giveaway, I would probably choose the cowl as I have a thing for scarves and can never have enough.
Hey Karen, I'm so excited to find a blogger from Alaska! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog! I'm glad I stopped by from the grow your blog party :) I'm your newest follower :D
Hello Karen, so lovely to see you here!! I haven't been to your blog for a very long time... I've actually neglected my own blog for quite some time! Your blue moose is wonderful!!! I have always liked it. Cheers to you!
Hello Karen,Your Blue Moose Blog is very very lovely. Lovely to meet you. I am also a mixed media artist and I will come back and visit often. Hugs Judy
Hi Karen - nice to meet another Alaskan blogger! Come by and visit me at Home In Douglas. I love the blue moose and the knitted cowl!
you had me at your blog name ... i love that. we have not been to alaska yet ... we love traveling. i'm a new follower. so fun. please stop by my blog when you can. take care. have a great weekend. ( :
Hi ! You live in a beautiful part of the world! One day I shall get there. Your have a wonderful talent. I live in Ohio and we have some sunshine today..always boosts the spirit. Happy to meet you, I am your newest follower. Dianna
If I never learn anything else, I will learn to knit!
Hi girlfriend (way up there on top of the world)---
Such a beautiful post-- I'm so excited to that friends from all over the world have this chance to meet you and love your beautiful blog!! Your painting is lovely-- a treasure of a gift--- and that knitted cowl-- gorgeous for sure-- both of those will be loved whichever is chosen!!
I hope you make lots of new friends--- they are going to love you-- like I already do!
Alaska one of my great travel adventures. I look forward to following you come visit to explore my knitting jan
Vicki is amazing, isn't she?! I'm enjoying visiting all the blogs on her list. Thank you for yours...I'll have fun looking around. I'd love to be the new owner of your cowl knitting! It's beautiful from what I can see. Thank you.
Hello Dear Karen
Slowly surfacing again from respite of the fires!
So many lovely comments here and new followers too.
I hope you receive many new visitors here my friend and I count myself as a friend too.
I'm sure that cowl knitted by your wonderfully creative hands would look nice around my neck if I could be so lucky!
Sending love and hugs,
You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!
Evalina, This and that...
Your Blog's name prompted me to stop by during the Grow Your Blog event. I live in Moose Bay on Loon Lake in Washington State. Interested in nature.
Your Blue Moose art is lovely, although the cowl is very nice too. You seem quite creative!
If you would like to visit my Bird Lady Blog, stop by http://birdladyblog.blogspot.com
Such a nice place- I'm so grateful that Viki had this great GYBP idea! Alaska- wow! I started following and I'm already so excited to learn more about you and your place and work!And the giveaway...yippieee- just great :-)
warmest regards from Germany...
Ines / E. Blumenstengel
Hallo Karen, thank you for having visited my blog. I've been in Canada and in Maine a few years ago...I love tose places and I love nature. Your wool is fantastic, I'll be happy to win it.
oh,yes I love the cowl.:)
Hi Karen, I've always wanted to visit Alaska and now I can through your beautiful photos. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful Alaska.
Hello Karen, It is nice to meet you and to visit your very lovely blog! I went over and looked at your Mixed Media page, and commented : )...... Love all your fabric art!
I enjoyed reading your post, and hope to be back soon to see what you are up to.
Both your giveaways are amazing! I would be delighted with either prize!
Thank you for the generous opportunity to win.
What a wonderful way to meet like minded women. Creative and generous...Your work is so creative and inspiring. Count me as one of your newest followers.
Pinch me ....the knitting...fingers crossed!!!! Heidi
Your blog is lovely! I hope to visit Alaska next year and can't wait. Meanwhile, I can visit with you:-)
Your newest follower
PS - I love the yarn! Friends brought some back for me last year and I totally enjoyed working with it!
Thank you for coming by my place!! I am so happy to meet you and will now be a follower.I love your art work. the blue moose painting is so cool. Our youngest and her family lived in Kodiak for two years and we got to go visit a year ago in the summer. It was the firt time in alaska and just beautiful. they are now in south america. They are teachers so who knew? Ha
Have fun at the party!!
awesome! especially love the atc's. found you through the gyb party. hoping you'll stop by and visit me as well. happy creating!
It's great to see your blog again!
I always enjoy catching up with you and your beautiful artwaork!
Ladies, I have had the pleasure of attending several classes with Karen and alwayds come away with a great project!!
Lovely painting! I see a lot of moose here in MA, but never blue (unless they are sad). If I have the good luck to win your drawing, I would love to see my first blue moose :)
I'm here from GYBP also (http://comptonia.blogspot.com) and am having a little giveaway. If you are not worn out from blog-hopping (I'm getting a little loopy,myself) please stop by :)
Good Evening Karen, I thought I would pop by to say hello.
I love all forms of sewing, it could be patchwork embroidery or beadwork, I do not have a favourite. I also enjoy knitting.
I learnt to do patchwork when I lived in Cyprus and the person who taught me, was Maria who lived in Alaska. She spent summers in Alaska and winters in Cyprus visiting her family.
I have enjoyed reading your blog and I am looking forward to your future posts, so that I don't miss any I have become a follower.
Best Wishes from England,
I absolutely love the Blue Moose.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
pippirose59 at gmail dot com
Fun stuff on your wonderful blog!
Love your banner. Loving this hop. Hope you find a ton of new followers.
I'm glad you stopped by from Vicki's blog hop to say hello. You have some lovely work. I'm just learning to knit so I look forward to your inspiration. I'm following now!
Your have an amazing blog! So nice to get to meet you via the GYB party.
I found you through a comment you left on my blog and the blog party. Thanks for stopping by. You have a wonderful blog. I'm so excited to follow you and see more pictures of Alaska and your art. Count me in as one of your newest followers. :-)
What a wonderful idea Karen!!!!
What a great blog. Alaska is on my bucket list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Karen, I am very interested in Alaska and am looking forward to seeing more. I also very much enjoy crafts - can't knit now because of shoulder problems. I have knitted with that yarn before - it's gorgeous.
Having a great time at the Blog Party. And I love the twisted cowl and its colors. Visiting Alaska is on my bucket list...ok, my TO DO list!
Aloha from Vicki (not in Hawaii, but in New York:)
what beautiful work you do!
I have had a wonderful visit to your blog, and thank you for your comment/visit at mine. I always like meeting bloggers from Alaska, as I feel like we are neighbours (I live in Haines Junction, Yukon). I love seeing all that you do, it all looks beautiful. See you again!
Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm happy to follow you as well. Please include me in your give away. Love the moose.
How wonderful that you live on the Kenai! Such infinite beauty in your corner of the world. Thanks for coming to visit my blog and become a follower! You have a delightful place hear and it's great to see all of your creative work. I'm signing up to follow you now too!
Yes, please toss my name in the drawing. I'd like the cowl! Thank you so much!
Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful blog and I love your lovely Cowl giveaway...
I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D
I became a follower! I look forward to seeing your art works, family and beautiful photos of Alaska!
I'm lov'in the Blue Moose, I can see why it's so popular.
Looking forward to reading your posts.
Karen, Your blog is fabulous and anyone who meets you through this 'party' is going to love your blog and love you. Hugs
Love your knitting and your photos!! WONDERFUL! terrific TO MEET YOU , i HAVE A FEELING OF dEJA VU- i THINK i HAVE MET YOU BEFORE!! SO NICE TO RECONNECT!!
I'll be back! Sorry about the caps lock- SIGH!!!
Oh I am in love with your lace book, and I can't stop ohhing and ahhing over how you incorporate so many fabrics into your ATC's it is just amazing.
Hope you are having a wonderful blog hop.
Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your passions with us.
thanks for finding my blog and introducing yourself. Alaska is about as far away from my weather as one could get!
Well of course I have to toss my hat in the ring! Wow that yarn is so beautiful. And so is your painting!
Visiting from the GYB Party! You have a lovely blog!
Hi! I am AriadnefromGreece! I found you in 2BagsFull list! I didn't have time to join there so I am not in the list of blogs interested to grow but I am indeed interested to grow. I chose to visit your blog because of the Alaska in its name. Probably you here that often but for me in Greece Alaska sounds so far away and so ....mysterious!Anyway I'd love to join in your giveaway too. The moose print is gorgeous!I have seen moose and elk in Finland years ago!
Hello Karen, Hopping over from GYB. I'm thrilled to meet another artist and I love your funky acrylics. Blue moose reminds me of Ted Harrison's work. I've followed so I'll see you soon. :)
Also visiting from the GYB party...andam amazed at your talent!
Jan from The Pink Geranium
Beatufil work!! - Lynette
Please Pick ME!!!! I love you Grandma!:)
Love it sister!
This is great Karen! I'm happy for you.
Hi Karen in Alaska,
Your part of the world is so very beautiful. My sister used to live on the island of Douglas and I loved visiting her and exploring all the beauty that is unique to that region. I've stopped by the gybp event and so happy to have found your blog. Your art is lovely and it is always nice to meet a fellow knitter.
I love your blog! My family and I spend a week in Kenai (on Daniels Lake) every few years - it is a beautiful area, so pristine! Your blog reminds me of so many great memories. Oh, and your stitching is beautiful, too! Thanks for checking out my blog; I look forward to following you in the future!
Less B*tching, More Stitching!
Working my way down Vicki's list, and dropping by from Vegas tonight - what a HAPPY moose! Off to look around some more here - hope your weekend is wonderful! Tanya
Thanks for sharing and hosting this awesome giveaway =D I'll make sure to keep my eyes wide open! I'm your newest follower via google (106) I'd love it if you could check out my blog and follow back?
I can't wait to read more!
My sweet friend - thank you for the knitted cowl gift - it not only warms my neck but my heart as well. It is so beautiful -- and I love the colors and the yarn -- it is me -- and is a tresured gift from a dear friend. Thank you so so much!
ps - I see that you are making lots of new friend!!! That is so fabulous!!
Hi Karen, greetings from a LITtle bit south of you, in Portland, OR! I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing what all of your passions are. I especially like your mixed media artwork, and the medieval, beautiful lacey creations! Both of your giveaway options are beautiful (and generous!) but i especially love that cowl and the gorgeous yarn!
Visit my blog and giveaway, too, if you get the chance!
What a fun blog, I would love that cowl and could use it about now! Visiting from grow your blog party. Di@Cottage-wishes http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com
I joined Vicki's GYB Party, too, and saw your comment on my blogpal Kelly's blog. Your name intrigued me so I followed your link "home." My mom was born and raised in Ketchikan and I have relatives in Juneau, Homer and Whitehorse; I've only gotten to visit once since adulthood. I think I need to "follow"!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a beautiful comment. I already published your comment so I wouldn't forget. I've finally got a rhythm going for the comments coming in: Publish, visit a blog, comment on the blog, return to original email and send a quick thank you. Okay, now you know my secret. Next up will be how to use the random number generator on Feb. 1. Haven't had that experience yet.
Keep up the great work,
Hi - stopping in to reciprocate your visit! I've only looked at the first post here but will sign up to follow you cause you do things I like - mixed media and knitting. Yay for new blog friends. It has been fun going around to visit everyone...
I am looking forward to journeying along with you!!! It is always nice to meet other artists and your work is wonderful! How awesome to be surrounded by such beauty! Thanks again for popping over! I can't wait to see your work! All the best! Nicole
Hi Karen... so nice to 'meet' you today! I've bookmarked your blog as well as joined. And I LOVE your Mary Book!!!!
Hugs, to you,
Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'll be back to check out Alaska. I've always wanted to travel there, but haven't so far....your cowl looks so warm and the painting is beautiful. Stay warm!
Thank you for visiting me and your very kind comment. Am your newest follower. Love the colors in the yarn for this cowl-- truly gorgeous. Alaska... definitely inspires you. Wonderful!!!
Oh, I had so much fun looking around your blog - now I'm a Follower, too! I love your knitting and choices of yarn.
Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
What a wonderful space you have, looking forward to many more visits!
Such an interesting blog!
I love the cowl colors. I am making one now too. Knitting makes me happy!
Have a wonderful week!
Gosh - your blog is beautiful!
I am a follower now!!
Please include me in the Giveaway for your Cowl- i am trying to make one but i can't get it to line up properly- Beautiful colors you have chosen :)
I really enjoyed your photo's, so beautiful.
The flowers, all the nature, the area, great, thank you.
kind regards from YokkoBears
So nice to meet you Karen. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm looking forward to watching what you're up to.
You have a very nice blog, it was enjoyable to read the postings. The colors for the cowl are very pretty.
Thank you for your visit to my blog , I'm still working my way through all the blogs, your cowl is lovely, you can throw my hat in for a chance.
Happy Blogging and I will be back for another visit soon!
What a fascinating blog. I love your knitting. The wool is absolutely gorgeus. I certainly would be delighted to win the knitted cowl. Please put my name in the draw. Thankyou.
Love your beautiful blog, Karen. Your knitting and wool are fabulous. My previous comment failed to show my blog address. Sorry.
Hi Karen Thanks for taking the time to pop by my little corner of blogland, I still have about 150 blogs left to visit lol. Anyhow I've enjoyed reading your blog, both your art and your knitting are wonderful. I look forward to following your adventures in the months to come. Ange x
Love the name of your blog! Nice to meet you and it is nice to have the opportunity to read and learn about Alaska! Thank you for your visit to my blog during the GYB party!
I love the scarf you knitted!
What an undertaking the GYB party was for Vicki, she is a star!
Thanks for visiting Normandy as it's given me the chance to take a look around Alaska, a place that has long been on my wish list to visit.
Glad to hear that your computer is uo & running again.
I woud love a chance to win that cowl and the fact you come from Alaska (my favorite state) makes me happy to hit your "join" button. Thank you for visiting and joining my blog. Hope we have many happy visits back and forth.
I hope to be visiting Alaska (from the water primarily) some time this summer!
You have a great blog and ill be back!
I am very happy to have found your blog via Vicki's blog party, I love the mixture of beautiful craft creations and gorgeous nature photography.
Love your work and that blue moose is just gorgeous.
Great blog! I'll be back a lot. (Love the pics, btw.)
So glad you stopped by my blog to say hello during the grow your own blog event. How exciting that you are living in Alaska as my son and his family will be moving to Anchorage over the summer. Your fiber work is lovely, especially the yarns. I am a spinner and knitter and nothing makes me happier than running fiber through my fingers.
I have been having the best time visiting all the different blogs, then I come to yours, Alaska how wonderful to look around here.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments.
Have a great week.
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you, too. You're my first blog friend from Alaska!
Lovely blog you have here! Thanks for visiting mine. I'm enjoying seeing your creations and will be back visiting.
Thank you for visiting my blog...I am on board with yours now :). Can't wait to see more of your photography!
thanks Karen, your work is beautiful.
Thank you for visiting my blog. It is neat to meet someone from Alaska. Please enter me in your drawing. I am a new follower now!
Nie blog and beautiful knitting! Alaska is beautiful!My daughter was stationed in Anchorage and I got to go there- it was beautiful. Your photos are beautiful!
Thanks you for visiting my blog :)
Oh, I have really enjoyed your blog and visiting all the tabs at the top. I will have to show my hubby all the Alaska pics, he would love them as he always tells me he wants to move there ( he's a true outdoors man).
I think your works are gorgeous!
you are truly talented.
I am looking forward to visiting your blog.
Take care and stay warm :)
Wow-you are very talented. Your blog is really fun to explore. I wish I cold knit-your projects are really beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment. I am a new follower. -Derrith S.
Hi Karen, thanks so much for your visit. I would love to spend more time here. I love to learn about Alaska. Your giveaway is awesome. xo
i am so excited to follow you and your beautiful blog and art! i dream of alaska! tx for sharing and look forward to more with you! aloha, angi in hana
So nice to meet you, and Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog as well (theothersideofdeb). I love your gorgeous lace book. I love lace and trims, kinda got a addiction to stuff like that. I use it in my art as well. Thanks for having me, I enjoyed looking around.
...great udea,, great idea. .thanks
Hello Karen!!!It's the 1rst time i visire your beautiful blog!!!
You are my first blog friend from Alaska!!!
Your photos of Alaska are beautiful!!!(excuse me for my English)!!!
Have a nice week!!I am Dimitra from Greece!!!
Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. So nice to meet you. It's getting late now but I definitely will come back and check through your Alaska posts. I'm not as organized as you when it comes to my blog set up. That cowl looks fantastic! I don't knit but do like to crochet. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy
You have a lovely blog and artwork! I'd love to enter your give-away!
Please excuse if I commented twice but I wanted to make sure yo knew I popped in on your blog and blue moose!
Got ya on my Google reader now.
What a great blog! Your creativity is inspiring -- love the blue moose and the cowl.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I've added your blgo to my Reader.
Your mixed media work is beautiful. I especially loved seeing the lace book. thank you for joining in the party and sharing!
What a wonderful Lacebook.
I love it, so beautiful!!
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment.
Wilma, Shabby Royale.
Hi Karen. It is so good to meet you and thank you for taking the time to visit me today.
You are a woman of many skills I see and I so look forward to learning a thing or two from you.
I am a knitter as well and have been since my grandmother and mother taught me as a child. I find it very relaxing and rewarding when the project is done and turned out well!
I LOVE the Moose print, nice job! The knitted cowl is nice too.
Have a wonderful week.
How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!
Isn't she just the kindest person in blogland.
Thank you for visiting me and for your lovely comment.
I love your blog - there's so much of interest with your art, and I share your love of book arts, knitting and photography!
I would love to hear more about your life in Alaska - it's refreshing to meet someone far away as I am!
I’m your newest follower.
Oh your Twisted Cowl would be the most amazing giveaway to win! Fingers & toes are crossed!
Enjoy the party.
Karen, Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love your blue moose painting...I also love Alaska. We had the opportunity of visiting Alaska a few years ago and loved every minute of it. We cruised for 3 days and the rest of the trip was inland to Denali and the Yukon. So much beauty was almost overwhelming. It was a trip that my hubby and I will never forget and hope to return one day. I'm just sorry I wasn't blogging then to record all the fun and sights. I will follow so I can be taken back there to visit! Your giveaway is amazing!
Great blog, I just don't have enough time to view it all. I'm lucky that I have the real thing (Karen) in my office often and get to see the works of art in person.
Love your work and miss your face. Hugs.
Thanks so much for coming to see me...I love your blog as well!! Karen made my blog to. She is my BFF :):) I will sit for a while and snoop around :):) I would really LOVE to win the blue moose :):) It is just wonderful!! Happy hopping ..Sandie
Thanks for doing a giveaway, and for visiting my blog. I am still trying to get through the GYB party.
KAREN WHAT A GORGEOUS BLOG YOU HAVE! I WOULD LOVE TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR GIVEAWAY! THANKS FOR VISITING ME VIA MY BLOG. GOOD LUCK! FIONA X
HI Karen! Glad to meet you!I am following also!Alaska..I would love to visit someday...Count me in the giveaway! How about an Uruguayan winning the Uruguayan yarn??that would be cool..but it would be nice for others to find out how beautiful it is...where did you get it?
Thank you for your blog visit! I love your blue moose acrylic print--beautiful colors! I visited Alaska for the first time this past August on a cruise--what a lovely place for you to call home!
I am always amazed at how many wonderful and talented people there are in the blogosphere! I found you through Boulderneigh - what a talent you have! I would love to be in the drawing for the twisted cowl - seeing as it's winter here and I am very fond of Manos del Uruguay.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Its lovely to know you here.
Oh Karen I love your ATCs and knitting! I am your newest Follower and will be adding your Beautiful Button to my links page now! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
Hi Karen and thanks for swinging by my blog and leaving your lovely compliments.
You have an amazing blog, I only wish I can make mine half as nice some day.
Please throw my name in the hat for the knitted cowl and I've put yours in for the Shetland cap.
I'm now a follower!
Greetings from Wisconsin
Really enjoyed looking at all your creations!
Lovely as always Karen :)
How wonderful to live in Alaska! My brother lived in Anchorage for a while & 4 years ago I was able to spend a month there. It was a amazing and I loved it! I'm quite fond of moose and it was awe-inspiring to see them up close.
It would be awesome to win either your cowl or your painting!
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