Tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio

Tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio

Just before art tourists came, I took these photos for a tour of 14th Annual Autumn Open Studio for folks who could not come. I hope you enjoy! It was a beautiful, windy day, as shown in the video of the Blaze (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update

We appreciate our ancestors and welcome this time to honor them. Whether you celebrate The Night of the Ancestors (Samhuin), Dias de la Muertos, Halloween, All Hallows Eve or all of them, Happy Mid-Autumn Celebrations! (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update 2022

Happy Lughnasa, in the Celtic tradition it’s the time of the first harvest beginning on sundown July 31. We have been eating high off the hog, like my grandpa used to say. (more…)

Why I Open the Studio

Why I Open the Studio

Taking the time after a big event like Spring Into Art Open Studio to rerun the highlights through my mind makes me realize why I open the studio to the public. It can be summed in several ways; connections, conversations, conveniences, win-win for all. (more…)

Halcyon Days Celebration

Halcyon Days Celebration

Note on January 1, 2022: Originally I posted one image with out text a day (sometimes two) during the 2021 Halcyon Days, the 7 days before Solstice until 7 days after. Now I have placed them in order in this one post. I chose photos of oil paintings, drawings, and collage from 1986 to the present that may be a peaceful contemplation for you. (more…)

“Backstories”

"Backstories 16", detail, by Kathleen O'Brien

“Backstories 16”, detail, by Kathleen O’Brien

I’ve been preparing the series “Backstories” for some time. It’s for the annual small art holiday special. “Backstories”  is shared first to the loyal readers of my lovingly written emails and blogs as an appreciative thank you (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Studio Update

Celebrating 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…)

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