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…)

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…)

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