Saturday, August 29, 2009

Art Charms - Tiny Moments To Take Along! Released on Wednesday!

Introducing: Art Charms - Tiny Moments To Take Along!

Art Charms are created using reclaimed Scrabble® game tiles and are approximately ¾” square.

They are sealed (water resistant but not waterproof!) and finished with a high gloss, glass-like, non-toxic sealant and a Sterling Silver plated bail.

The letter on the back of your charm will be a surprise!

Due to the fact that these little charms are handmade by me ~ each one is unique & may vary slightly in color or design. They’ll look lovely as they dangle from hemp, wire, chain, beads, pins or bracelets - you choose where to hang your new Tiny Moment.

Please take great care around babies and young children, these are smooth and tempting, so let's keep the babes safe!

See the available Art Charms here - several more will be added to
the shop early in the week!

Here are some sweet words from a wonderful new collector:

I love your art for the motherly feel. I have a 6 year old boy and a 2 year old girl and a loving husband ~ and my kids have big green eyes and your work really captures that cheeky, cute sweet side to being a mum with that loving, nurturing feeling sprinkled on top! ~J.P., Australia

Thank You Jasmin!

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Friday, August 28, 2009

Two New 8x8s Released on Thursday - Free Cards Friday!

This is the last weekend of Summer vacation for us - I hope you had a relaxing and purposeful Summer!

It's Free Cards Friday! (Comment on this post here at the blog) or on my Facebook page

Two New 8x8 Paintings have just been added to the - 85 8x8s for $85 Collection

This week's 8x8 paintings:

In Common (left) ~ ... one day we realize that our children have taken on many of our interests, our sensitivities, our judgments, tendencies and attitudes. This becomes a wonderful opportunity to lead by example...

Love Story ~ ... wrapped up in a moment between outfits...

Also! A new product has entered the online store: Art Charms, Tiny Moments to Take Along!

See the Art Charms on Etsy here - where you may also see the 8x8s while they last!

UPCOMING EVENT! - Sixth Street Gallery Featured Artist Showing Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-9pm Vancouver, Washington. Featuring live music by Jen Deale, Hors d'oeuvres, and more!

I wish you an inspired weekend, thank you for your time.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Cards Winner, Scattered Scattered, Multi-Tasking...

Traci Donahue is the card winner for this week, she's off camping, but she'll get her cards soon - you can view Traci's lovely paintings here as well as in her etsy shop

I am the proud owner of this lovely little owl painting featured to the left, he lives in my upper balcony.

Left Image: Owl 2, ©Traci Donahue 2009

Scattered Scattered Scattered - some evenings this is how I feel as I bounce myself from the blog to twitter to facebook to the website to design work while listening to a podcast and shifting my eyes back and forth to "converse" with a painting in process....

Believe it or not, I am no longer a supporter of Multi-Tasking! I think it is a waste of time and a sure-fire way to get several things half done. Oh yeah, I'm also finishing up some new items for the Etsy shop...

Look at this:

“Multi-tasking is dead. It never worked and it never will. Intelligent people love to sing its praises because it gives them permission to avoid the much more challenging alternative: focusing on one thing.” – Timothy Ferriss

Oh what to do on a night like this!?

Have a great week and I hope that you are feeling focused and purposeful, just like the figure in Big Sky, to the left!

Love & Sincerely,

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Can See Clearly Now - brand new painting released today

I Can See Clearly Now

completed August 20, 2009
acrylic on canvas

When I check on my boys at night – it’s all so clear to me...

Seeing them sleeping, peaceful, warm – without a worry in the world. Simple, simple being human – the way they should be. I realize the important things in life, then.

During the day, this clarity becomes cloudy as I tangle with attitudes, ask and ask again, frustrate and become frustrated and work, work, work – as a mother must do.

However, no one stated it would be easy – so as I maneuver my way through, truly, the hardest job in the world (if you are trying to do it right) I take comfort in those moments when I stop everything and grab the closest boy into a hug, a dance, a cuddle or a wrestle. I assure myself that I am doing my best to stay clear and still have something that is my own – my painting.

Glimpses come throughout the day when I can truly see what I am meant to be doing: parenting and painting – I urge them to come more often, but then again, there is always night time.

See more here

Thank you for allowing me to share this new painting with you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2 New 8x8 Paintings - Upcoming Event!

Two New 8x8 Paintings have just hit the market, can you believe we've reached 66 of the 85 8x8s already?

Stay tuned for what is coming after the 8x8s are fully released...

Today's paintings up for grabs!

Three ~ ... A mother and her two children ~ both of them sleeping peacefully ~ luck does occur!

The Sleepers ~ ... There is something so pure and sweet, satisfying and nurturing about the moment of warm closeness within this small family. this painting has sold.
See the two new 8x8 paintings and the whole collection here:

UPCOMING EVENT! Sixth Street Gallery Featured Artist Showing - Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-9pm Vancouver, Washington. Featuring live music by Jen Deale, Hors d'oeuvres, and more!

I wish you an inspired day.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2 New 8x8 paintings just released!

Good morning!

Two New 8x8 paintings have just been released into the world - Merchildren and Sentimental!

Also, I will be the Featured Artist at Sixth Street Gallery in Vancouver Washington for the month of September, beginning in an opening reception on Friday, September 4 from 5-9pm with music, food and more!
Have a wonderful day!
Love & Sincerely,

Monday, August 10, 2009

Camas Live - August 8, 2009

Good Evening!
Camas Live took place in Camas, Washington on Friday evening, August 8 from 5-9pm - what fun! I thought I'd share these images with you. I hope you have a wonderful week!

"I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
Vincent van Gogh
Love & Sincerely, Katie

Thursday, August 6, 2009

2 New 8x8" Paintings - 2 Upcoming Events!


Tenderness ~ ...such innocence and delight as two individuals find comfort and purpose in each other.

Merchild 3 ~ ...I contemplate fiercely the fact that I have less than one month until my child begins kindergarten...

See the two new 8x8 paintings and the whole collection here.



Friday, August 7 from 5-9pm in lovely downtown Camas I'll have a tent with original paintings, prints, cards and 8x8 paintings! I'll be introducing THREE new paintings, as well - come see them if you are local!

This is a new event for me, so I will be looking forward to seeing my local friends and collectors there!


Here is your chance to experience the gorgeous Love Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon. If you are local, I implore you to take a bit of time to go (8036 SE 13th Avenue, Portland OR) for Passport to Sellwood - I'll be there with my tent and a selection of demonstrating artists - the town as a whole is celebrating - learn more here.

Be prepared for the atmosphere and personality that will embrace you as you enter Love Art Gallery.

I wish you a lovely and inspired day.

Love & Sincerely, Katie