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My Work // Clio | Watercolour & Pencil Illustration, Birthday Card & Wooden Necklace


 Clio - Watercolour Illustration of a Pink and Blue Haired Girl with Stars by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

It’s been a little while since I’ve released a new one of my portrait girls or a piece of jewellery. So let’s sort that out right now with my pink and blue-haired lady, Clio.

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So why the name Clio? Clio is derived from a Greek root word that means "to celebrate" or "make famous", so I thought it fitted this striking woman, especially as she adorns a birthday card. Quite different from my last girl, geeky Minerva, Clio is very much a fashionista. With her big pouting lips, and pink and blue streaked white blonde hair, she’s the cool girl you see in the fanciest patisseries and cocktail bars.

Rose gold and wooden pendant necklace of Clio - Watercolour Illustration of a Pink and Blue Haired Girl with Stars by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Rose gold and wooden pendant necklace of Clio - Watercolour Illustration of a Pink and Blue Haired Girl with Stars by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Clio is the final of line of five necklaces (there will be more in the future, I am sure). Like my other girls ZahrahMeredithSam and Minerva, she has been hand-made from a wooden pendant printed with my original illustration and rose gold jewellery pieces. A little pink or blue glass bead adds an extra little bit of glam.

Rose gold and wooden pendant necklace of Clio - Watercolour Illustration of a Pink and Blue Haired Girl with Stars by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Rose gold and wooden pendant necklaces with Watercolour Illustration by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Clio isn’t just available as a necklace. I’ve added a little calligraphy "Happy Birthday" to the illustration to turn her into the perfect birthday card. You can get this version of my pink- and blue-haired girl over on my store, along with two other celebratory portraits (one of which includes cake!).

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Happy Birthday - Clio, a Pink and Blue Haired Girl with Stars, as a greeting card by illustrator and designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Both the necklace and greeting card are in avaiable from my physical stockist, Studio Souk in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In fact, thanks to this piece and Studio Souk, I made my debut at Belfast Fashion Week in March. Linzi, the manager, wore the Clio necklace as her wonderful store won two well-deserved awards at the event.

Set of three greeting cards, perfect for passing exams, birthdays, or any celebration that warrants cake, by Illustrator / Designer Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

And, as always, Clio is available on numberous different types of products, from pillows and cushions, to mugs, skins and cases, on my Society6Art Rookie and Redbubble stores.



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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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