Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

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…)

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors

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…)

Nesting

Nesting

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…)

Fiery and Icy Mid-Winter

Fiery and Icy Mid-Winter

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, Mid-Winter, Pre-Spring!

Imbolc, Mid-Winter, Pre-Spring!

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…)

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update

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…)

A Story about “Little Love Letters”

A Story about “Little Love Letters”

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…)

“Little Love Letters” details, part 3

“Little Love Letters” details, part 3

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…)

“Little Love Letters” details, part 1

“Little Love Letters” details, part 1

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…)

Mid-Autumn Studio Update

Mid-Autumn Studio Update

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…)

Some thoughts about sending the invitation

Some thoughts about sending the invitation

©Kathleen O'Brien, 12 Madonna Lilies10, 8x8"

©Kathleen O’Brien, 12 Madonna Lilies10, 8×8″

Listening to the breeze and brittle leaves falling while inside writing to invite you to the Open Studio, brings up a myriad of responses. The windows are open now, but, tomorrow…. (more…)

Madonna Lilies revisited

Madonna Lilies revisited

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…)

Garden and Home things you’ll enjoy

Garden and Home things you’ll enjoy

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

Things that fly, like summer.

Things that fly, like summer is a work that I began on September 15, 2025 (and was completed September 11, 2020) with an inspiration that (more…)

Valentines in July + Art of the Garden = Mid-Summer Studio Update

Valentines in July + Art of the Garden = Mid-Summer Studio Update

Valentines in July + Art of the Garden = Mid-Summer Studio Update

Four months of togetherness – Greg and me – resulted in a massive makeover (more…)

Journals, that was easy!

Journals, that was easy!

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!

Happy Days Beads and Horse Riding

Happy Days Beads and Horse Riding

Part 3 of the virtual Open Studio features Happy Days, beads and Horse Riding.

For you shopping enjoyment, explore the Jewelry Page!

Art Dollies at Love Letters to Humanity Exhibit

Art Dollies at Love Letters to Humanity Exhibit

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.

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update & top of the list victory

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update & top of the list victory

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…)

Love Letters to Humanity series announcement

Love Letters to Humanity series announcement

It has been helpful during this stay-home time to focus on the second in the series of the spring season, Love Letters to Humanity. More details will come in the mid- season studio update. I wanted to give a quick look at one of them. (more…)

Love Letters Inspiration part 3

Love Letters Inspiration part 3

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

Love Letters Inspiration part 2

Love Letters Inspiration part 2

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

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