Sunday, September 29, 2013

Meet "Frankie"...

...the newest member of the Hardy household.  He's an Eastern Painted Turtle...approximately 20 years old.  Some friends of mine wanted to find him a home where he would get more attention.  Their children just weren't given him the attention he needed/deserves.  I have him all set up in the kitchen, so he will get plenty of interaction...between me, Wayne and the dogs.  He's so flippin cute!  I am already smitten :)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!  And don't forget, starting Tuesday [October 1st] all orders shipped out of my Etsy shop will include a stowaway dinosaur!  You will love it, I promise!

love and peace always ~ Kathy 

"Take a walk with a turtle...and behold the world in pause." ~ Bruce Feiler

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn!!

I never know what I'm going to draw when I sit down with my journal at night. And I always find it interesting when I start drawing and what comes out of my's a secret to me. It's a connection between my mind and my hand and I just watch it with my eyes. I have no idea why I ended up drawing a "Forest Ranger" last night, but then, she was way to, a peace sign earring and a smirk fixed that! 

 Happy Autumn!!! It's a great day to explore the forest...get out there!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"The woods are full of fairies; the sea is full of fish; the trees are full of golden leaves; let's make an Autumn wish!" ~ unknown

Friday, September 20, 2013


...I realized yesterday that I hadn't written/drawn in my journal since June 30th.  I also realized how much I missed it.  I need it to clear my mind, to let go, to reminisce, or just to dream.  My husband said, "that's something good to do in the Winter, when you can't get outside as much" - *sigh*...I didn't really want to wait until Winter to start my journal back again...I just needed some inspiration.  Walking up to my mailbox, I realized how quickly Autumn is approaching...the tell-tell signs are already becoming evident in the, there it was, my inspiration:
  And so tomorrow I'll be doing my very last show [bitter/sweet, but more about that later] at "Art in Autumn"...the weather is not looking promising, but I'll try to will it away!  So my little girl came out looking uncannily like the weather lady ~ Karen Wynne ~ lol...I don't know if she would think so, but I do...maybe it's her outfit! 
Happy Friday!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hitchhiking Dinosaurs...during the whole month of October!

Did I ever tell you how much I love dinosaurs?  I have quite the a matter of fact.  And, during the whole month of October [2013], you will find a stowaway in your package, when you purchase something from my Etsy shop ~ so cute!  You will love it, I promise!
So you are probably wondering what that top photo is all about!?  It's actually something called "scanography" ~ you place items [in this case dinosaurs & tiny dolls] on a flat-bed scanner, cover them with a dark box or cloth, then scan...and voila!  Scanography!  And here's one I did with a couple of adorable wood carved pencils:
I love it!  You should try's fun!
We had lots of fun this past Sunday at the "Big Love Fest" in downtown Asheville!  But, if you missed it, I'll be peddling my wares this Saturday at the "Art In Autumn" festival in Weaverville!  Come out and see me!  It's going to be a beautiful day!

Happy Tuesday!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Who is wise in love, love most, say least." ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson