Happy Summer Solstice, and best wishes for a spectacular season for you to get out and about. I wanted to let you know I am taking a hiatus (more…)
Coming or going? Where does one leave off and the next one begin? Apart and together, crossing and passing. On Aka threads we retrace our steps, begin again. (more…)
Harmony, New Harmony
Sweet thoughts occur after a recent trip to America’s prettiest art town to pick up artwork from New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. It marked the end of an era, and got me reminiscing about that period and how much the town has meant to me as an artist. (more…)
“Seeing from Both Sides” is a little black and white book that started with the Beltane bonfire. In a rare moment of clarity, I remembered (more…)
Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update
Isn’t this just the most favorite time of year for many people? The lusty month of May lies ahead at Mid-Spring, Beltane, Mother’s Day, Earth Day and here in Kentucky, Derby Day. All the green is busting out, like we humans are also emerging out of the pandemic. There is much to be grateful for. (more…)
II am pleased that all three of my Rock Paperglyphs were selected for the virtual exhibition Rock Paper Scissors, curated by Kate Savage for Arts Connects Lexington. Artists were asked to respond to the idea of “Rock, Paper, Scissors”. (more…)
You know how sad it is to finish a good book, well that’s how I feel as I finished Nesting book. But I pushed ahead to include it in the Bel Studio Special. The theme is all about the Beltane season; coupling, nesting and honoring motherhood. (more…)
A few days ago Sergio Gomez, curator, teacher and artist from Art NXT Level wrote: (more…)
On this sunny morning, I’m working on the Spring Studio Special, coming soon to a screen near you. Subscribers know that the first few days (more…)
We started this year thinking the winter would be mild. Many days I had the front door to the studio open. Now we have another fiery icy mid-winter to add to the memory banks. It seems to hit around Valentines’ Day. (more…)
Imbolc means literally “in the belly”, which refers to both the birthing of young animals and the presence of Brigit in the center of the world at this time. Below, I say more about the holiday, taken from Atlas of the Year. (more…)
The returning and increasing light is daily perceptible and cheering. This Imbolc, Candlemas time is associated with St. Bridgid. Mid-winter seems more like pre-spring when I notice robins congregating on the lawn. (more…)
Today I finished my year review that is titled “20+ things I liked about 2020”. It’s December 23, The Day Out of Time, (more…)
I love this day and the following days, my favorite time of the year, as it is for many of you. On December 14 the Halcyon Days begin. It’s an ancient mythological tradition, (more…)
I forgot to celebrate 10 years of blogging last March. I wonder why? Too much on our minds I imagine. One project that I am proceeding with is (more…)
The reason I created the “Little Love Letters” series was to offer small artworks with cheerful uplifting messages via stamp imagery, at affordable prices. Knowing that most people are thrilled when they receive a pleasant thing in the mail, it seemed like a logical choice for a theme during these stressful times. (more…)
Bonus for Little Love Letter customers! I have created two (more…)
In this three part post, I’m sharing details of “Little Love Letters”, which is a series of 36 small paintings on paper in sizes 6×8” and smaller, each inspired by Realms of Wonder, (more…)
In this three part post, I’m sharing details of “Little Love Letters”, which is a series of 36 small paintings on paper (more…)
In this three part post, I’m sharing details of “Little Love Letters”, which is a series of 36 small paintings on paper in sizes 6×8” and smaller, each inspired by Realms of Wonder, be they plant, animal, human or elemental. (more…)
Welcome to Mid-Autumn Studio Update! Whether you celebrate The Night of the Ancestors (Samhuin), Dias de la Muertos, Halloween, or all of them, Happy Mid-Autumn Celebrations! (more…)
As I’m getting ready for the 12th Annual Autumn Open Studio, I revisited Madonna Lilies, 1 of 3 large works that I’m showing for the first time. It’s also 12 small parts of the larger piece. I mentioned this artwork for the mid-summer Art of the Garden Tour, but never went into details about the story. (more…)
In addition to the latest artwork from the studio, there will be garden and home things you’ll enjoy, to buy at the 12th Annual Autumn Open Studio. I love preparing the herbs, and saving seeds from the garden that began with harvests in the spring. (more…)
Things that fly, like summer.
Things that fly, like summer is a work that I began on September 15, 2015 (and was completed September 11, 2020) with an inspiration that (more…)
Meet Next Level Artist Kathleen O’Brien
Valentines in July + Art of the Garden = Mid-Summer Studio Update
Four months of togetherness – Greg and me – resulted in a massive makeover (more…)
Here’s the last video of the Virtual Sunwise Open Studio Celebration, Journals, that was easy!
I hope you enjoyed these videos and touring my studio. Contact me if you have any questions, and feel free to buy art from a living working artist!
Enter the studio and look along the left side workbench where you’ll see the studio talismans, some art on display, and my shelf of loved ones who cheer the creative process. (more…)
Part 3 of the virtual Open Studio features Happy Days, beads and Horse Riding.
For you shopping enjoyment, explore the Jewelry Page!
The Art Dollies came from all over the world to see the eleven Love Letters to Humanity. They love to get out and around.
PS: Some of the dolls are Treasures of Italy dolls from the 1950’s, some are rescued from antique shows, some are hand made by Kathleen O’Brien.
Top of the list victory
Now we arrive at the light half of the year, the lusty month of May – how marvelous! The birds beam with loud trumpet. I am ever so grateful that I dedicated this year to move forward with faith. Everything has changed, (more…)