Life Never Waits, in the Crown Heights Film Festival!

Hi!

The movie I made earlier this year, Life Never Waits, has been accepted to the Crown Heights Film Festival!

The film will show in Brooklyn, in Crown Heights.

November 4th it’ll be on the big screen, it’s a Sunday! At 2 pm come to FiveMyles, 558 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn (2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin) and is part of the festival section for younger people (well, it’s got sculpture/puppets that look like toys and is not ‘adult themed’ so that’s cool with me dude…).

Here is a link to the film festival page: http://www.crownheightsfilms.org/festival.html

And here is a link to a post about it on the CCNY MFA blog! http://mfaccny.blogspot.com

If you can, come see it on the big screen!

Thanks for your support!

xok

A still from ‘life never waits’… want to see it huge and moving? Come to the Crown Heights Film Festival!

Awesome! Immortal! Piano!

Hi,

I am so excited! Ahh! I am so excited!

I am going to have an art show at The Immortal Piano! Soon!

This is the best and most awesome piano store ever. It is phenomenal. If you ever are in the market for a high quality piano, this is the place to go.

I am going to hang some art up there this coming week, but will have a reception in december. I will give you plenty of notice.

I just made this plan… I’m super excited about it. Obviously, I’m gushing.

This is a beautiful store, and the folks who run it are amazing and wonderful. Martha, the proprietor, has a collection of things she has found inside pianos. She has been restoring pianos for 20 something years, I think. You should check out the history of the Immortal Piano on their website. Some amazing photographs along with a fabulous story! Anyhow, she’s found so many beautiful things inside pianos, like every kind of tiny toy, notes (some are fabulous), small newspaper clippings, even a rabbit’s foot. Today she found a note that said, “I like you. You are nice.” It had been folded up very small, and lost inside a piano for years and years. This made my heart glow! So gorgeous!

I will have my luminous plant paintings there. “They are sensitive drawings and dynamic brush strokes all combined into a sublime whole.” – Bonnie Meltzer, a fabulous sculptor (mixed media, with crochet!) and amazing arts activist, said this about my paintings! I am so honored. I don’t even know what to say.

You will be able to receive a 10% discount on a painting if you purchase a piano during the show… in case you were wondering.

Check out The Immortal Piano’s website. (or go to http://www.immortalpiano.com).

I’ll see you there!

Love, Katie

New Work!

Oh gosh!

I have been so slowly chipping away at my upcoming show… I’ve been super excited about the medium… I posted before about it…

Lovely delicious texture. The kind of delicious you eat with your eyes (no mouth eating, it’s ground glass). And these plants, root and all. With washy acrylic coats.

I want to go work on those… maybe I will! I have an extra hour this morning. I was going to exercise, but maybe I can do both.

I love my studio, but am excited for when I can live where I work. The commute prevents me from going to the studio often enough, and in the evenings. And it can be creepy down by the tracks and riverbank at night. So much movement. The trains are very loud too, and there are chickens on the floor above us. Pretty much right above my space. They can be loud, especially the dude chickens.

Soon I will be working at Mizuna Gardens, a market garden that grows salad greens for fine restaurants. My studio is on the way home from there, so I will stop more often this summer and plan to put down daily paint.

Anyhow, I’m going to go get ready to do some of that now…

Here are some pictures of paintings that are not done. Please keep in mind their non-done-ness when you see them.


weeds in the sun by the railroad tracks.

crochet event @ HELD

Hi folks,

I am going to have a crochet event and closing party for my show at HELD VEGAN BELTS!

The event will be Saturday November 28th, from 4 to 7 pm.

HELD is located at 3033 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211 and it’s regular hours are 11am to 7pm tuesday through sunday.

I’ve got a bunch of crochet plastic bag sculpture up there, and lots of BRAND NEW PAINTINGS!

I will also be teaching people how to use plastic bags to make yarny stuff! A basic knowledge of crochet or knitting is helpful for this, and maybe some plastic bags, although I will bring a bunch with me too.

Please bring your crochet hooks and some scissors, since I don’t have enough scissors for a large group of people. You will find it much easier to have your own supplies, and then you can continue to work on whatever it is you start at the workshop.

FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope to see you there and then.

Thanks folks!

Best,

Katie

 

This is not done, but you get the idea.

 

 

Portland Open Studios Day 3

Hi!

Today was pretty slow, but it was fun. I got a bunch of work done. I got to talk to some nice folks.

My favorite part was a highschool class (well, maybe 6 girls and a teacher) who kind of interviewed me. One girl filmed it! She said she’d put it on youtube or something. I was excited.

It was pouring for much of the day. That torrential portland randomness, it was sunny sometimes too.

Some people said our signs weren’t very good. That they had a hard time finding the studio. Sad! Next year the signage will have to be different, since apparently it is not ok with the city to have the kind of signs we do. Not that I will necessarily do this next year. It is not lucrative really. I haven’t made my entry fee back yet. I hope tomorrow will be a bit better. But today at least I made five more dollars than last sunday. So I got to buy soup for my sweetheart and myself!

I’m just tired. I’m not trying to complain. No days off, no weekends, it’s sleepymaking. This is a bad year for some of us just starting out in the artworld. No, I know, I’m not just starting out. But I’m not famous either. Not yet. And the stinky economy is stinky. And things have been tough. Portland has a really high unemployment rate. The pay rate is not high here and the prices of homes and such have been going up still. SO times are tough, I know, I know. For real.

But all in all this experience has been really good. I’ve really learned a lot, and met a lo of great people. And learned how to talk about my art in a really good way! How to kind of teach painting. How to teach the plastic bag yarn making/crochet too. I have taught both before, but not given short demos. The past 2 weeks I’ve learned how to explain the painting technique that I use. Oh! I made up a name earlier, but I can’t remember it anymore! Dang.

I’ll post it when I remember.

Tomorrow is the last day of Portland Open Studios! I am excited to be open to talk to people for one more stretch. It should be a blast!

If you have time, please come see me. My studio is going to be open from 10 to 5. I’ll be there, making art, and will be happy to talk to you about it. If you’d like more information please message me. I look forward to talking to you soon!

Also, if you are not free tomorrow, I am happy to set up a studio visit for you.

Thanks so much for reading.

Best,

Katie