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…)

“October”

“October”

The series “October” began with a free flow of writing messages. Some written in black ink, the color I associate with the autumn season, west direction and some in white china marker, invisible until painted over. (more…)

There Is No Hurry

There Is No Hurry

There Is No Hurry is the title from Alexander’s Library,for all seasons. This 32 page artist book is imbued with the reminder that in autumn the energy tends to push us to hurry, but really, there is no need to hurry, every season has its purpose, and reasons to savor each moment. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Summer Studio Update

Happy Lughnasa, time of the first harvest. This time last year life at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary was all about “Art of the Garden”, growing (more…)

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