intimate motherhood paintings

Free Cards Friday ~ Show Prep: Charms and Paintings

I’ve been preparing for Saturday & Sunday’s show at English Estate Winery Art & Wine Fair in Vancouver, Washington. And my studio looks like St. Nick’s workshop with products in a variety of stages of completion :)

Two 16×16 paintings (inspired by previous 8×8 paintings) are nearing completion and I have been tying Glass Charms onto black cord – they will be much easier to take and enjoy this way, vs. offering them in little bags as before.

I am the opposite of a hoarder… I am a serial de-clutterer, I am a non-chotchkier (yes, invented word), so creating “products” sometimes goes against my grain on a very very basic level – HOWEVER, I support handmade, mama-made and fair-trade, SO, that’s that ~ a piece of art created with love and attention and the intention of providing emotional and intellectual stimulation, provoking memories, pride and stories is an entirely different thing. An entirely positive reason to surround yourself with art that truly moves you and stirs your soul into action or peace.

It’s Free Cards Friday! Comment on THIS blog post (here at the blog or on the Facebook page) throughout the weekend and be in the running to win some cards ~ I’ll choose the winner on Monday.

Have a great day!

Love & Sincerely, Katie


  1. Painting Intimate Moments of Motherhood Painting Intimate Moments of Motherhood
    July 10, 2010    

    thank you Serena!
    Sincerely, Katie

  2. Serena Serena
    July 9, 2010    

    Loving the charms. I'm not a fan of jewelry, but I am thinkin' about some of yours….





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“I can't say enough about this painting. I believe that Katie has a calling to all mothers. She has perfectly depicted me and my four daughters in this print. I know that my girls will one day want this for themselves. Thank you Katie.” ~ Diane in Florida


"Natural Magic" arrived today! I fell in love with it as you posted progress on Facebook, but I have to say that the original far exceeded my expectations. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The subtle detail that is added from the brush strokes and texture just don't come through in a picture. I can't even begin to express how happy it makes my heart to look at your art. The painting has found a home on my piano with the prints I already had. Thank you so much for sharing your gift. ~ Erin in Indiana


“As a mother of three, cosleeper, baby wearer and breast feeder I was immediately drawn to Katie's work. When I came across this painting, it just spoke to my soul. It portrays one of those moments when a snuggle with your child transcends everything and you can feel the love pouring out of your heart, connecting you and your child in an indescribable way. Beautiful piece. “ ~ Kathleen in Pennsylvania