Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring at the gardens of Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary means, you know, weeding, planting, weeding, mowing, did I mention weeding? It is a welcome time to work on art outside on the porch, as well. It helps to go back and forth between art and garden activities, pacing the physical output, by balancing with the more sedentary focus of art making. (more…)

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word” schedule

“The Illustrated Word”, schedule is listed below. (next; Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 21-23) The Kentucky Arts Council  exhibit connects visual art and literature. The 29 artists in the exhibit (more…)

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

“225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” Reception

We thoroughly enjoyed the “225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” reception thanks to warm hosting from Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, curator Gwen Heffner and Executive Director, Todd Finley. Thank you all artists who made this a stellar exhibition, which fortunately goes until September 23. (more…)

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

The Reception for “Gridworks Revisited” Was Grand

Frankie York, owner of New Editions Gallery said “We’ve done this show before but not like this! Imagine 60 plus artists, over 120 paintings, any subject matter, all 12×12 and you have GRIDWORKS REVISITED!  Join us for this fun show featuring some of Kentucky’s finest.” Many people showed up for the reception despite the poor weather. It continues until May 12, so treat yourself to an uplifting show with much variety, something for everyone! (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update

Celebrating this mid-winter time of Imbolc I’m amazed at how busy January has been. More than ever I am beginning this New Year firmly committed to the pursuit of happiness and connection through love and creativity. This is my wish for you as well. When I think of the time that has passed since Samhuin, the journey through the dark time of the year, it is one of art and life coming and going. (more…)

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

Even though we still have a few weeks of the year left, I have finished my review. It’s a grounding process that I enjoy, and hope you find inspiration in reading it. I’ve included a few photos of the pages below. The PDF takes a few seconds to download: 2016 Review Kathleen O’Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Thank You

At this Thanksgiving season I want to say Thank You to each of you for blessing my studio, in person or online, with your presence and interest. I am full of gratitude for our abundant harvest of figs, tomatoes, morning glories and oh so many flowers for the butterflies. I send wishes to all in the world that they have their heart’s desires and that the holiday season is Always Merry and Bright.

Daily Fig thank you card by Kathleen O'Brien

Daily Fig thank you card by Kathleen O’Brien

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR the best one yet! The weather cooperated immensely, it was sunny and bright, so much so that our morning glories were still in full glory. This is a first, we always have had to take down our beloved shade wall due to frost. (more…)

My Guests for ARTTOUR

My Guests for ARTTOUR

My Guests for ARTTOUR

I’m so happy to share special guests with visitors who come soon to the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR. Encaustic sculpture artist, Michelle Hayden and Abiding Grace Farm Artisan Foods owner Sherman Fracher, will be here as well as Greg’s Antique Corner. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2016, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2016, Studio Update

Beloved apricot blush zinnia, 5th generation from Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary

Beloved apricot blush zinnia, 5th generation from Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary

Celebrating Mid-Autumn, Studio Update

Welcome to mid-season studio update with news since mid-summer; Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR, Horizon exhibit and talk, new art, and more. We are grateful that the hard work of summer is behind us, our gardens fed us well, our milkweed has attracted many Monarchs who are still sipping nectar from the zinnias. This is a favorite time of year, when we can slow down and count our blessings, Samhuin, the night of the Ancestors, is in five days. (more…)

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