as the wind howls outside my family is working together in the kitchen
and I am filled with gratitude for this blessing. There has been some quite animated discussion about how long to soak the cookies for the vermouth cake currently getting built. Fresh gingerbread is cooling, the Nutcracker is playing and the dogs are finally settled in around our feets.
After the last couple years, I don't take gathering for granted. And now that my kids are grown and live on their own, it's an even bigger deal to all be here (well, we are missing one, but hopeful she'll be able to make it tomorrow, weather gods permitting).
I am aware that my holiday celebration is different than most others. In the best of times this season brings sadness, stressors, unrealistic expectations, grieving, all sorts of difficult things for many of us. I'm carrying space in my heart for those of you who are hurting.
You'll be here at my table in spirit, no matter your frame of mind, no matter the manner in which or what you celebrate.
Thanks so much for following along with - and supporting - my art journey, warmly, Kim
Figment 3," 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me . I am thinking about the elements, and wondering aloud (and with my paints) as to whether I can paint something that contains all of them. Spirit. Fire. Air. Water. Earth. This one is a step closer in that direction. Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim
"Tabby Kit," 5" x 7", acrylics on a museum quality panel, depicting a tiny little orange striped guy from Morgue File . This painting can be yours for $289, which includes s&h inside the US. And in case you didn't see it, a little doodle of him is also available for sale here . Inquires may come directly to me . Although it certainly doesn't FEEL like spring here (snow and ice and wind chills, brr!), I can tell that spring is coming. The mercury is rising a wee bit each day and the days are getting longer and brighter. Over the weekend we drove with the moonroof open just to feel the sun's meager and oh-so-very-welcome warmth (although the heat in the car was cranked, too, in the interest of full disclosure!). I wanted to work with spring-like colors today, and this little guy was still on my mind , so I grabbed a small panel and got to work. Of course, I also have Poppy to finish and some changes to make to another po
Clockwise from top left, "Spruce," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1200 plus s&h; "Bare," 15"x30"x1-", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas (with painted sides featuring a pink feather) $1500 plus s&h; "Northern Lights," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1200 plus s&h; "Winterberry," 24"x30", acrylic on flat panel, $1200. And on top, "Snowglobe," 18"x24", acrylic on panel, $1000 plus s&h. These pieces will be available for purchase at 3pm eastern March 5th, 2022, via the Available Paintings page on my website . Please read further for details. I have decided to let Snow Globe go. I love her to pieces, but have no place to hang her and she deserves eyeballs. So my loss is your gain! Please also note that I mis identified the substrates in three of the paintings from the original announcement - with the exception of Bare, the taller piece on gallery wrapped canvas, the others a