Thursday, May 28, 2009

Harmony & Grace - 2 New 8x8s!

Good morning!

Wishing you peace as you go about your morning - may you take the time to see Harmony and Grace - the two newest 8x8 paintings here:

Today, let’s take the time to be in the moment, noticing the natural harmony that occurs when we just stop doing.
Have a wonderful day!

Don’t forget - Win Free Cards on Friday - by commenting on Friday's blog post!

Thank you!

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Transition: Where There's a Will...

My family and thus my studio are in transition - as we relocate from one area of Washington to another - my new home and fabulous studio are a month away - and in the meantime I am making magic happen in the small space I have devised in my temporary apartment - where there's a will, there is a way.

My current painting area has required some stretching from me - and we all know stretching is good - stretching the possibilities, stretching the mind - stretching the tolerance and patience. I've accepted (and enjoyed) the current limitations and have used them to increase my resistence to drought - there is no way that I'm letting spacial restrictions dry up my urge or ability to paint. My soul relies on painting and my paintings itch to get out into the world.
As a matter of fact, I haven't felt this open and free in three years - and I'm looking forward to seeing the work that emerges over the next few months.
Wishing you freedom and optimism - Love & Sincerely, Katie

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Artwork in Collectors’ homes ~ Paintings Doing their Job!

The job of my paintings isn’t complete until they are in the homes of those who love them – eliciting feelings, memories and/or emotions when needed, or when viewed.

Is that not the purpose of art in general?

Obviously, I don’t paint for the garage or the storage bin, or my studio – but for you, and me. I have no problem getting my paintings out into the world. Once complete, I automatically plan where they will hang in public.

I have been asked time and time again if it is hard to sell the work ~ after spending so much time with it, but the truth is ~ each piece comes from my heart and my soul – I feel like the process of painting is a gift for myself, and the completed piece is my gift to the world. I once read that the purpose of life (and I apologize, I don’t remember who said these perfect words that I am about to butcher, but I’ll do some more research and let you know when I find out) – the meaning of life is to find what your passion is and the purpose of life is to share that passion with others.

These collectors have graciously shared these images with me, along with story after story of how they have been touched by the pieces. I feel so blessed to be the one holding the brush, as the images and inspiration flow through.

3 new 8x8s being prepped for tomorrow's release!

Paintings on display, top to bottom:

-Back To Back & No Regrets (later joined by Perhaps) (Thanks K!)

-Mandy's Painting (Thanks M!)

-Mother's Day (top center) and a variety of prints and cards (Thanks N!)

-Little Secret, Nourish 2 & Close Knit (Thanks K!)

Have a wonderful afternoon,
Love & Sincerely, Katie

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

"I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
George Eliot

"Mother's arms are made of tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein." Victor Hugo

Sending warm, relaxing, divine, blessed thoughts to all of the mothers I know and have connected with through painting.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Friday, May 8, 2009

Free Cards Friday, Smiling Mama

Good morning - it's Free Cards Friday!
Yesterday was fun, the three new paintings are traveling to new homes today, and here's my promise that next week will reveal at least one more mama/baby/bird painting - I already have it planned!
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful interest and feedback. Gentle, May and Inner Peace were a delight to complete, and I am thrilled that others found such a connection with them.

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." H.Jackson Brown, Jr.

Respond to this blog post and you are in the running for Free Cards! Check back tomorrow and see if you've won, because I'll need to make sure I have your mailing address.

Above, Perch (8x8 painting), learn more about Perch here
Have a great day!

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three New 8x8 Motherhood Paintings!

Here we go again! This week, my three "studio sisters" are boasting Spring flair, colorful energy and I just love May! You can find their detail shots and statements here, have a wonderful day!

From Top to Bottom: Gentle, May, Inner Peace

Don't forget - tomorrow is FREE Cards Friday! Comment on Friday's post and you may be the big winner chosen on Saturday! Check back!

Love & Sincerely, Katie