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…)

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…)

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