The Light of Equinox

The Light of Equinox

The Light of Equinox

The diminishing light of Equinox informs me to shift into a higher gear. The seemingly endless light and heat of the summer slows me down, it seems lie there is so much time. Everything is growing on it’s own, then the lessening light makes everything ripen to the point of instant (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Summer, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Summer, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Summer, Studio Update

Welcome to mid-season studio update with news since mid-spring of Sunwise Open Studios Celebrations, shows and art. This is another favorite time of year, when we lounge behind (more…)

First Harvest of the Season

First Harvest of the Season

First Harvest of the Season

First harvest of the season, also know as Lughnasa, is in full swing. I have been keeping up with the prolific amount of herbs this year by drying them. I had the idea to get them ready for the next Open Studio. Honestly, the hidden agenda is to have the opportunity to design the labels and packaging. I have been gathering and drying (more…)

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Spring Into Art exceeded all expectations. I’m still floating with good feelings remembering some of the highlights of art lovers flocking to the event. It is a major joy to witness 34 artworks leaving with happy collectors. I wish I had taken a picture of the free art table before the event started. That was the secondary surprise, you sort of had to be there! (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

Here we are at the light half of the year again –  Beltane, May Day! I’m celebrating with a grand Spring Into Art Event, a Sunwise Open Studios Celebration. Join in the fun on April 29, from 1-4 pm. I have a big surprise for you, that you won’t want to miss. (more…)

Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring Into Art and the Garden

Spring at the gardens of Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary means, you know, weeding, planting, weeding, mowing, did I mention weeding? It is a welcome time to work on art outside on the porch, as well. It helps to go back and forth between art and garden activities, pacing the physical output, by balancing with the more sedentary focus of art making. (more…)

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

2016 Year Review

Even though we still have a few weeks of the year left, I have finished my review. It’s a grounding process that I enjoy, and hope you find inspiration in reading it. I’ve included a few photos of the pages below. The PDF takes a few seconds to download: 2016 Review Kathleen O’Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Cover of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 1 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O'Brien

Page 9 of the 2016 Review by Kathleen O’Brien

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Best ARTTOUR yet!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR the best one yet! The weather cooperated immensely, it was sunny and bright, so much so that our morning glories were still in full glory. This is a first, we always have had to take down our beloved shade wall due to frost. (more…)

My Guests for ARTTOUR

My Guests for ARTTOUR

My Guests for ARTTOUR

I’m so happy to share special guests with visitors who come soon to the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR. Encaustic sculpture artist, Michelle Hayden and Abiding Grace Farm Artisan Foods owner Sherman Fracher, will be here as well as Greg’s Antique Corner. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2016, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2016, Studio Update

Beloved apricot blush zinnia, 5th generation from Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary

Beloved apricot blush zinnia, 5th generation from Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary

Celebrating Mid-Autumn, Studio Update

Welcome to mid-season studio update with news since mid-summer; Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR, Horizon exhibit and talk, new art, and more. We are grateful that the hard work of summer is behind us, our gardens fed us well, our milkweed has attracted many Monarchs who are still sipping nectar from the zinnias. This is a favorite time of year, when we can slow down and count our blessings, Samhuin, the night of the Ancestors, is in five days. (more…)

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