Swim/Spa/Poolp Dreams

OK – Flower Explosion aside…Yep…This is a pic from my Vision Board (Do people still do these?) Btw…that is a pic from my ’20 Something’ years, glued onto the pool pic to help the dream become reality. Hmmmm…hasn’t happened yet, but I haven’t given up hope.

I have been dreaming of some sort of swim spa type hot tub/pool FOREVER! Nothing fancy needed…no in-ground, landscaped beauty (although that would be nice…). I do want it enclosed since winters here are cold, snowy & windy…I want to be able to enjoy it all year long.

I have lots of orthopedic issues that would benefit from the low impact exercise it would provide, and swimming has long been my favorite exercise/activity/recreation/ respite/ relaxation…you name it…if it involves water, I’m in!

Something like this (but enclosed) would be heavenly…

We’ll, we’ll see…Keep on Dreaming…Keep on Envisioning!

Take care,

Kathy Ann

My First Art Tour…

The world is truly an amazing place. I used to be intimidated to even walk in a gallery…and here I am spending  two days in the beautiful FMAC gallery…sharing my art, my process, and my inspiration…Crazy, Wonderful!

I wasn’t able to participate in the tour from my studio, so I brought collage photos of various works in progress along with pics of my studio.

AND…I sold my first ever print! This one is going home with a gentleman that bought it as a special gift for his daughter. I hope that she likes it, and that it brings her joy.

Never stop believing.

Take care,

Kathy Ann

My First Opening Reception At A Gallery…

Crazy busy & so much fun!

My First Gallery Show & Tour…Learning the process of an installation.

ART35N’s A New Latitude Exhibition & Tour…My first ever installation! A wonderful learning experience…

The finished installation – Beautiful!

I LOVE it! She calls it “MonkeyMind”(Luann Udell)

I was reading a “new to me” blog this morning by Luann Udell (https://luannudell.wordpress.com/Mind) that describes a particular quality of mine perfectly. Monkey Mind…yes, I have this a lot. But here is my 5 word light at the end of that tunnel…”Indecision is where turmoil lives”. It’s the process of examining every option, every thought, every spoken word, every possibility that drives me crazy. Once the decision is made, or once the action, word, feeling, etc. is contemplated and either accepted or rejected…Then, I can (hopefully/usually), live in Peace & Exultation (!) and move forward.

Thank you, Luann Udell, for sharing the concept of “MonkeyMind”…Now I have a word for it!

The turmoil of indecision…

The exhilaration of decision!

Take care,

Kathy Ann

Sketch, Sketch, Sketch!

Since I had so much fun working in my art journal this afternoon…I kept right on arting after dinner.

I didn’t quite capture my daughter, but not tooooo bad!

Have a good night all,

Take care, 

Kathy Ann

Summer Art Journal 2016 Begins…

I spent so much of today engaged in art of some sort…a wonderful day!

I am having fun working on an art journal for a class I am taking, Art Journal Summer 2016 thru Bloknote Academy online classes. For those who don’t know…Art Journaling is a fun way to create, practice, try out new techniques, mediums, & styles…just for fun, not for perfection.


I have been wanting to start an Art Journal, but wasn’t sure where to start…I figured this short, fun, summer long workshop would be just the ticket!

I was right! So much fun and so helpful to have talented guides as a beginner.

Happy Dance!

Take care,

Kathy Ann

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