About painting: this is more than just a job… More than a hobby. Painting gets me up in the morning and keeps me up at night. Mojo flows more smoothly at night, but I love this craft at any time of day. And I’ll take a chance to paint when and where I can 🙂

 

Over ten years ago I began standing to paint – at the easel, at the work bench, hour after hour, and I’m sure it has kept me young 🙂 recently, however, I started a new project that has taken me to the table… the dining room table!

I find it ironic because I started doing my art at my kitchen table about 14 years ago ~ then I moved to my first “studio” (my laundry room), where I stood at the counter painting while my children slept. When we moved to a new city, my temporary “studio” was the corner of my living room, while we searched for and found our current house with a lovely space for me to work, over 7 years ago.

And I’ve been standing and working ever since (even scorning the idea of sitting to create).

And now! A new big project that I’ve been absorbed in for a couple months has recently taken me to the chair. The pieces are too intimate, they require me to sit and fawn over them 🙂 and I find it funny that I’m sitting again. Oh the circle of things. Best not to judge, eh?

Here is a sneak peek at this current big project:

sneak peek for community

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And this week I have a new available mini original painting to share!

About 9.5 years ago I began releasing a new mini painting every Thursday ~ several collections later and I’ve taken a break from it for the past several months.

(But now, I’m planning a new series. I LOVE PAINTING COLLECTIONS!! This one will be a little different ~ stand-by, I’ll release more info within a month or so.)

Today’s new mini painting is called Emerge. I’ve been hearing lately from so many mamas who have experienced loss – heart-breaking. October is infant loss awareness month. These stories have inspired Emerge. The rainbow baby has emerged, while the mother never forgets the baby who came before ~ the little essence alighting upon her hand, always shining over her, spreading jewels down upon the little couplet.

emerge, new painting by Katie m. Berggren, www.shop.KmBerggren.com

This one-of-a-kind original 6×6″ painting on deep canvas is CURRENTLY Available ($104) ~ click her image to find her in the Online Studio Shop, for more information and photos ~ and never hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

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If you read this far, I appreciate you and want to offer you a gift: A free variety box of (10) 5×7” art cards (giftable, frame-able, a $22 value) with ANY order of $32+ (you can order a 12×12” print for $32 or a mini original painting for as little as $55!) ~ use COUPON CODE: SECRET, thank you! In a world full of noise, I hate to be just more noise, I appreciate that you took the time to read my note <3 this offer expires 10/31/16.

Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day. Wanna chat live on Facebook? I’ll see you there.

Love & Sincerely, Katie

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