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…)

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…)

Serious Case of Spring Fever

Serious Case of Spring Fever

Serious Case of Spring Fever

I had written a long email letter telling my subscribers about Love Letters to Henry Miller things around the studio, trip out west and yearlong plans. Plans kept changing with the times. The real truth is I have a serious case of spring fever. After years of neglect on my part, I am falling in love (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Winter Studio Update

It’s a funny time of year, and particularly this year a time to celebrate and embrace extremes, it seems to me. All I can do is move forward with faith. One friend calls it being time compressed, and I think you might be feeling it also.

The great joy is (more…)

Halcyon Days Begins

Halcyon Days Begins

On Dec. 14 Halcyon Days begins. It’s an ancient tradition, of celebrating tranquility for 7 days prior to until 7 days after the Winter Solstice. This  is when I turn my activities and awareness towards the soulful meaning of the season. This is the time of the Great Return of the Light. For me I believe in its full meaning. (more…)

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