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Monday, July 16, 2007

Remedy for the blues


To cheer myself up from my over- heated- blue- mid -summer -funk, I am working on some new pattern and floral work, intended for the gift/surface market. I love these new organic compositions, created from cuttings of my abstract work and layers of background patterns. I've added a section on the main art site specifically for the license market . It also includes my first spreads for my Donkey Book I am writing and illustrating.

And I am going to be starting new paintings next week for my solo September 13 artist reception with Zeek Gallery. I want to explore animal/people portraits, a change from the large abstracts.

I also want to thank so many people all over the world for their emails and comments about Pino's Pies! It is heartwarming to have people writing with ways they want to help, or just want to participate as pie bakers in their areas.I'll be sharing some of these soon, and I will be getting some recipes over at the Donkey Dream blog this week.

Someone asked me about our little Paco Giovannetti, Pino's donkey compadré and why he isn't delivering pies. Little Paco came to us after Pino, and he has settled in very well but had some insecurity issues, and is learning many things - like how to walk calmly with a pie, definitely an acquired donkey skill. So until he learns this, I have him helping in other ways - like checking on blackberry growth.

3 comments:

Pam Aries said...

I made a small pie as a test...I ate the whole thing! It was a Peach pie ..yum! Okay, Now I have to start over ! ha! BOY! IS IT EVER HOT here in Charleston,SC right now ...whew!

Abby Creek Art said...

All I can say is WOW, Katherine! Your licensing ideas and work are the coolest. And I absolutely love your new pattern and floral work.

I am just waiting for that new Donkey Book too. Let's just say that my order is in!

You are such an incredible Artist.

kelly rae said...

loving your blog over here. you make my dream of being an artist with a lavendar and alpaca farm in oregon seem like it can happen! thank you for the inspiration...

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