Monday, November 29, 2010

Giving Back To The Mamas ~ 15% Off Shop-Wide Today Only

Only through 11pm PST in The Online Shop!
(with coupon code 15MAMA)

Let me know if you have any questions ~ Love & Sincerely, Katie

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Gift Packs Disappear after December 5 ~ Free Cards Winner

Holiday Gift Packs are available

the Online Shop
in 3 sizes: $39, $59, $89
guaranteed to cross at least 2 people off your list, if you plan to give simply and love lavishly :)

I went Christmas shopping yesterday ~ and though I loved the time spent with my mother and sister, I just can't seem to relate to the buy-buy-buy that I see happening all around me (and it is bound to get worse as the holidays approach).

Myself, I'm trying to do much of my shopping from sources featuring handmade items, and local, too. But most importantly, I am not doing much shopping. I plan to give simply and share time and love more than items.

This season gets me thinking of how I can buy less & buy smarter. Thinking quality over quantity ~ I remember the value of giving one or two small thoughtful gifts vs. big gifts that strive to impress (do expensive gifts really show our love? I think not.)

It's even better when those thoughtful gifts serve a purpose, or fill a need.
read what people are saying in regard to the
KmBerggren prints & paintings they have in their homes.

Holiday Gift Pack – 12x12 (shown above)
•3 Archival 12x12 prints of your choice
•1 Glass Charm
•2 5x7 Cards
$89 ~ a $108.50 value!
now available in the Online Shop

Holiday Gift Pack – 8x10 (shown above)
•3 Archival 8x10 prints of your choice
•1 Glass Charm
•2 5x7 Cards
$59 ~ a $72.50 value!
now available in the Online Shop

Holiday Gift Pack – Mini (shown above)
•1 Archival 12x12 prints of your choice
•1 Glass Charm
•2 5x7 Cards
$39 ~ a $50.50 value!
now available in the Online Shop

One of my main reasons for offering the above packages is their ability to provide multiple gifts in one fell swoop. And at a lower price than buying items from the Shop separately.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I will certainly try to accommodate special requests if I can.

The whole buy-buy-buy mentality drives me nutty. Does this go against being an artist who creates from-the-heart artwork to share?
It doesn't.
I support, and my business supports, heart-initiated purchases. Especially handmade, especially local, and especially from someone you know, like and trust.

The Free Cards Winner for last week is: Amber! Thank you all.

Let's do it again this friday!

Wishing you a day full of Possibilities
~Love & Sincerely, Katie

Painting Motherhood, Please share this link with your motherhood-loving friends.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

a quick inspiration from Jurgen Wolff

borrowed from Jurgen Wolff's newsletter:

"Do you have a list of what you hope to achieve? One format that is a good model is what Kevin Roberts (Saatchi &Saatchi) calls his 100 Day Plans. These consist of ten items, each starting with a verb and containing no more than three words. Some examples: Reach 15% bodyfat; Organize office systems; Finish writing novel. They give you big targets you can then break down into smaller steps.

ACTION: To start with, why not come up with at least one "45 Day Plan"--something you want to achieve by the end of the year. What is one achievement that would make you feel good about ending 2010? Generate your three-word goal, then chunk it down into what you need to do each week. At the start of the new year, switch to one or more 100 Day Plans and keep the momentum going."

borrowed from:

image: Go Where I Go

Jurgen Wolff
is a writer and creativity and writing coach who divides his time between London and Southern California. He has taught at the University of Southern California, the Academy for Chief Executives, the University of Barcelona, the Pilots Project, and workshops around the world.

He has written nine books including “Creativity Now!” (Pearson, Oct. 09), “Marketing for Entrepreneurs” (Pearson 2009), “Focus: the power of targeted thinking” (Pearson 2008 – 2nd revised edition, April 2010), “Your Writing Coach” (Nicholas Brealey 2007)*, “Do Something Different” (Virgin – foreword by Sir Richard Branson – 2005).

He is a NeuroLinguistic Programming practitioner, a certified hypnotherapist, and has studied improvisation with The Groundlings in Los Angeles and Keith Johnstone in London.

His most recent program is “The Breakthrough Strategy,” a 60-day program for writers who want to set and achieve their writing goals with support from Jurgen and a group of fellow writers. It’s in it’s third session at the moment.

Have a great Thursday, Love & Sincerely, Katie

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mamababy Boutique, Portland Oregon ~ Free Cards Winner

I am proud to now feature my Motherhood Art Cards at
Mamababy Boutique in Portland, Oregon.

~Clothing and Accessories for Children & the Transitions of Motherhood~

Mamababy Boutique helps you feel confident and fashionable through the transitions of motherhood. Offering maternity, nursing and children's clothing and accessories. You'll find everything from nursing lingerie and supplies, to skin care products, baby carriers, diaper bags and more. They carry safe products with a great selection of organics and bamboo!

Tara, the owner of Mamababy Boutique is also a talented photographer ~ Tara Chatterton Photography Studio operates within Mamababy Boutique and Tara promotes her Portrait Events through the Mamababy mailing list.

portrait ©Tara Chatterton Photography Studio

The Free Cards Winner for last week is Kara! Thank you Kara, and thank you to all who played along. Let's do it again this Friday!

Have a great week!

Love & Sincerely ~ Katie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One Year Ago While Painting Motherhood

Conscious Parenting From the time my first little boy was born, I have had ONE big burning parenting question. One question above all over questions. Throughout his young life I learned a bunch about parenting styles, health and such - but this ONE big burning question remained read more

The Forty Minis Collection Begins This is the sister collection to the 85 8x8s for $85 Collection that ran from the first Thursday in February through the last Thursday in October, 2008. See The Forty Minis Collection in its entirety, there are still a few available!

Lost Together, currently available in the online shop

Have a great day~
Love & Sincerely, Katie