Monday, July 18, 2011

New Website

Hey folks, you can now find my new blog at www.kathartsis.com.

Thanks and hope you stop by.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Strut your Stuff #2

This past weekend was a big one in the studio.  I started the first of 3 large commissions.  Very excited to have this challenge in front of me.  

Spirit on the Water, 16" x 40", Mixed Media on Canvas

Named after the Song by Bob Dylan.  If you have not heard this song, I highly recommend it.  Catchy little tune.  

So let's see what you all created this past week.
I'm excited to see!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Strut Your Stuff #1

Strut Your Stuff Mondays

I planned on getting this out earlier today, but you know how that goes.  Clean-up duty from the boys on Spring Break, sales orders that need to be photographed and sent out, online marketing and a run.
BAM! There goes the day.

So during the run, I kept thinking that it would be great to see what other people are making in their wonderful lives.  I am always sharing what I do over here and I would like to see all your stuff too.  
Call it motivation, call it showing off; either way, 

Maybe it's a wonderful dinner, maybe it's a necklace.
Maybe it's something to decorate your house
Whatever it is, add your name to the McLinky and share whatcha got.

This is my artwork that I created this weekend.
The Song Divine, 8" x 10" mixed media on canvas

Named after the Indian prayer and motivation book.  I found the book at a yard sale. I had no idea what it actually was but after reading through it, it has some great words of wisdom that inspired the art piece.

I will leave this open all week so people have a chance to visit and share.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Perfect Margarita

Sometime last month was National Margarita Day.  We had so much fun we declared it National Margarita month in our house.  There is no better recipe than Jimmy Buffet's Perfect Margarita's. 
Enjoy and be careful.  Don't say I didn't warn ya!

Crushed ice
3 wedges lime
2 ounces gold tequila (Cuervo 1800)
1/2 ounce tequila (Cuervo white)
1 1/4 ounces Rose's Lime Juice
1/2 ounce triple sec 
1 splash orange Curacao 

Put all ingredients except the 3 lime wedges into a shaker. Squeeze 2 of the lime wedges into the shaker. SHAKE WELL! Rim outside of glass only with lime. Salt only the outside of the glass. Add fresh crushed ice to glass. Strain mixture over ice. Squeeze remaining lime wedge in glass.

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Art Series

I began this new art series recently. I started by drawing these woman images with long hair in several different poses.  They all have on flower somewhere next to her.  

I then colored it in with Prismacolor art markers, cut them out and place them into a mixed media scene.
I have had a lot of fun creating these scenes so far and think I will continue this series for awhile. I love working with all the layers and mediums to create these pieces.

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Art Frames were Featured

It's a beautiful Monday morning! 
I am enjoying (another) cup of coffee and working away on everything art over here.  

And to make my day even better, I just found out I was featured on Sweet Stella's blog.
Check it out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Song of the Butterfly

Got into the studio early this morning and was inspired by this little dragonfly I had cut out of wrapping paper. Who knew it would lead to an artwork.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mom and Me Art Classes

Yesterday, I held the first of a series of new art workshops that I have planned.  They are Mom and Me, two hour long art classes where both parent and child work on creating an artwork together.  For this particular class, we created a mixed media artwork on a 12 x 12 canvas.  Just the fact that the kids worked on canvas was a huge treat for them.  They got to play with paint, fabric, oil pastels, paper, glue, beads, rhinestones, and other small treasures. 

We had so much fun and such great works of art came out of it.

My younger son's (Thing 2)

My older son's (Thing 1)


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Trade Network

Well, number 20 on my list of things to do before I'm 40 is to create a Trade Network
and I am glad to say it is finally up and running! 

It is a site where artist and crafters can post something they are willing to trade and people can respond if they want to participate.  The trade is open for a specified amount of time.  

It will be a running list of people willing to Trade items.
So, say I need a gift for a friend's birthday next month.  I go on the Trade Network, look for something she might like, and make a trade with something that I make in exchange.

Pretty Easy.

I invite you to go over and check out the site. You will also find a page for quarterly swap exchanges, art/crafter listings and advertising opportunities.

The Trade Network
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