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Saturday, September 01, 2007

On the wave

It is the first of September. It is the beginning of the eruption for me.
An eruption of growth and art, so begins my prolific time. Life is very much a wave from the ocean,highs, lows, constant, a shore, a horizon to view and guide you, but always energy churning, sometimes on the surface, sometimes underneath. I love this time of year. While the pumpkins turn orange, and the harvest is in, I have so many ideas and visions. I feel great doors opening...but I really can't tell you what they are, because I just don't know what they are yet. But I am being led to focus intently on art, and I will go there now.

I'm also feeling like I'm being pulled back to illustration, but this time around I want to fit in better. I'm going to explore and paint and draw and focus. I will see, we will see. I feel I have value in the market, but where? Ask and an answer will come. My little book about Pino is percolating out there...and now I have other ideas I want to put on paper and do more books and manuscripts. So I am going to play with those. I'll write what I know. It dawned on me that my whole life I have a been a little entity into myself, always being told very wise things like, "Don't paint your clothes", and I always questioned these tidbits. I dreamed of things and had ideas as a little girl that I knew were not the norm of my little friends or family, yet all these things have manifested into a good life, my life. I took solace in my grove of woods, and did things only the woods and I knew, and we all felt just fine together. I have an idea there for a children's story...I'll percolate. There are many stories here on the farm, many characters. I want the world to know the characters, I think they will feel better after these stories. I think maybe that is my place right now. That's the part of the wave I'm on.


Pam Aries said...

OHhh... I think a book of your illustrations and stories about the farm would be a WINNER! I'll buy one ! I wish we had Fall weather here, but alas...it is hot and humid through October and November sometimes! (Charleston,SC)ps: Love the apron!

Tina T-P said...

Hi Katherine - I loved your pictures and story about Pino - you should talk to Susan at Farmgirl about doing the illustration for her book about Cary - I think you'd be great together!

I love your apron story - My grandma put on an apron every day of her life I think (at least the days I can remember) I have several aprons left over from my days of selling Pampered Chef and I love them - I put one on when ever I go into my kitchen :-) but your's is ultimately much more stylish.

So sorry to read about your chicken - they are such funny little critters - seems if they make it past the first two years or so, they'll live for ages - we have three left from the original flock of a dozen and they are about 7 or 8 years old now. They still give us eggs in the summer time.

I wish you great luck in finding a publisher for your book! Tina

Sandra Monat said...

great idea! I´ll buy one too!

coloredsock said...

i feel the wave, too. God, i love the change of seasons... it's wild here cause the monsoons ended a few weeks ago, and then all a sudden, it started raining nearly every day this past week. it is such a cool rain, so cleansing and completely refreshing. it calms me and inspires me. and i'm feeling like i'm on the edge of a big one...a big ol wave of energy and inspiration. so blessed am i. are we. i can't wait to hold one of your books in my hands and read it to Oso. xojenny

Dee Temple said...

i have Just found your blog thru the ^ web ^ that is Blogging Sisters.

it looks right up my alley / farmroad.

i 'm bookmarking it (haven't even read a lot of it yet ~ just browsed) & will reVisit.

i'm excited to find out more about the beauty that is your life.

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