Monday, June 21, 2010

what's at the back of your mind...



Even though I have not done any art (apart from the one above) this weekend, I sure have been thinking, talking and breathing it...  this e-course has really got my mind going.  I have been thinking of my whole art package, what look do I want my work to convey,  what do I love doing/making, and what do I want to offer my customers... then how can I combine these things to make me jolly proud of what I do.

What I love doing...
  • drawing
  • painting
  • sewing
  • sticking bits of paper together
  • making books
What I am thinking of trying...
  • a range of original paintings in a few different sizes
  • a selection of prints from my favourite originals
  • some kind of character development... 5 - 7 different personalities that feature in my work
  • developing a few animal like characters based on my girls into soft toys.
  • a selection of magnets and post card sets from my favourite originals
  • a series of original drawings based on the girls and animal characters
  • handmade notebooks featuring a drawing on the front
So that is what has been on my mind lately...  As well as the ALL WHITES!!!  dreaming the impossible dream!!!

18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Katherine, your painting is always so inspiring and gorgeous! I love that your sharing your thoughts here with us! I've been doing alot of thinking, listing and writting. I really enjoy reading this post and thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

softearthart said...

Hi Katherine, I have been thinking about...
Designing cards with my pictures and verses on them.
Postcards of my needle felt creations.
Writing a small book, sharing how I make my creations.
Many thanks for sharing, you are an inspiration. cheers Marie

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Go the All Whites!!

I think your beautiful girls would transform so well into soft toys and notepads and everything you mentioned! They would be gorgeous!

I love your new girl too. ☺☺

NatashaMay said...

Oh, I love the way you think. :) These are great ideas, I'm rooting for you to make them all come true.

erin carver said...

yes go the all whites!! anything is possible!

ohhh your list is lovely katherine! i can see the soft toy girls in my mind already - they would be perfect.

and I'm loving your mailing list! woohooo you're on fire girl! excited for you xx

Diane said...

Yes, you can make anything happen with your art--anyone can. As long as you believe in yourself, then everyone else will--and your art is so so cool!

Kelly said...

I love everything you do, but the idea of the"character development" is intriguing... Go GO GO! You can do all of those things!!

Škorčica said...

Beautifully written!

By my opinion, too, creating involves also THINKING about it. Can't do without :)

chrissy said...

sweet katherine...
i love your newest girl...love her pony tail.
i think you should already be "jolly proud" of yourself.
you are AMAZING!
xo
c

Tara said...

Wow dude, impressive list! This course is obviously proving hugely helpful. I am inspired by your plans :) xx

Isabel said...

Thanx for sharing your thoughts:O) I know you can accomplish all that you have listed and succeed:O) have a creative day Isabel

Creatissimo said...

Kelly's lessons make me think a lot too. I hope we will all make our dreams come true. Good luck!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Loving this latest painting ... will it be in your etsy shop soon?

Lorrie

patty said...

Katherine, I love how you are figuring this all out and turning it into reality. Keep those thoughts coming (and the art work to match!!)

Kelly said...

Ooh you could have a stamp (outline) made of one of your girls! Maybe Hero Arts as they're kinda local-ish to NZ.

1-1 tie with the world champs? PRICELESS!

scrapwordsmom said...

Hi, Katherine. Found you on my friend Bev's sight. We are taking the same ecourse with Kelly Rae!! I grabbed one of your buttons:)

Noël said...

Katherine, Thanks so much for sharing your list with us. I love your new girl... and especially the cage hung behind her. Beautiful!

Michele Fauss said...

Ok every single thing you are thinking of trying, I'm so hoping you do. I would love to see your work offered in prints, magnets, soft toys etc. I think it all would be wonderful!