Happy Pi Day (and some studio photos)

Hi Everyone,

Happy Pi Day. I was going to post a raw vegan pie recipe for you to try! But I freaking lost the recipe! It’s so good, cashew pumpkin with cranberry topping. I have no idea where I put it though, so I will post it later. But it feels weird to miss an opportunity to post about pie on pi day.

I LOVE PIE! One time I had a birthday party where all of the food was pie. Savory and sweet pies, all vegan too. Oh the old days. There was a time I’d have birthday parties and people would come over! And bring pies. Sigh.

Anyhow. It’s not my birthday, I’m just antisocial, and a bit of a workaholic, so that’s put a damper on the party thing. At this point all of the people who would have come to bring me pie are sick of my darn antisocial behavior. So they’re at other peoples birthday parties.

So, yes, I’m going to the studio again today, as I have nearly every day for the past week. Even if it’s just an hour or so after work, I have been getting so much good work done! I’m excited to do some more! Paint! Yay!!!

Here are a few photos of the work I’m doing.
I also started a new figurative painting yesterday, so am looking forward to working on that. I think that series will be called something like “women’s work”, as it is so far images of women working. One has a wrench, one is quilting, one is painting (self portrait), and I hope to do quite a few more. I found photos of a girl with a baseball bat, a woman painting pottery, and a few more, but if you have any good ones let me know. I am interested in non-traditioal women’s roles mostly. I’ll look on the internet too. Yeah, I have no idea where I will put those, they are small, and I have no show lined up for them. Maybe a cafe? It’s been ages since I had a cafe show.

So, anyhow, here are studio shots for you, so you can see what I’ve been talking about.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll go look for that recipe for you.

Best,
Katie

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thank you everyone who came to see my installation

Hi!

I wanted to give a big thank you shout out to everyone who came to see my installation!

It was really nice to see you or to meet you. I am so happy to have been able to share this art with you! It’s been a long tough road to this point. But, as some of you said (can I quote you Ben?) this is something that I’ve made into an art, and I do have complete creative control over the media now, after 2 years creating sculpture out of plastic bags. The sculpture is like nothing else that exists. So I am going to make as damn much of is as I can, before I die, so at least I’ll be famous and recognized for my achievements after that.

After my closing party yesterday I took the installation down. Soon the sculptures will go up at HELD, but I will not paint their walls. And the way they are installed will be different of course.

I am excited for that show! If you weren’t able to see the Jungle, please come to HELD.

Here are a few photos, for those of you wonderful folks who have been asking.

Thanks so much again.

Love, Katie

DSC00790fisheye jungle k. spainjungle, guardians, branchrootsthrough guardianthe old tips k. spainguardian, nyc branches, vines, k. spainnyc made branches, k. spainthe blooming vines, k. spain

ps. all of these images are copyrighted by me, dude, so if you use them for something you’ll have to tell me first and give me royalties! thank you!

pss. i am happy to do interviews, or send you better photos to publish.

Beautiful photos of artists

I was just poking around on the smithsonain website and found this lovely collection of photos of artists – (from 1906 to 1975) often working. I am just putting the lady artists one on here – but there are many categories of art.
Check it out! There are some great pictures of people teaching art, making art, being people, etc.
http://siris-juleyphoto.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1170H85Q0N262.203&menu=search&aspect=subtab31&npp=50&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=julallimg&ri=&term=&index=.GI&aspect=subtab31&term=portrait+artist+female+not+male&index=.SI&term=&index=.AI&x=7&y=10
Oh I am so lucky to be an artist!
I forget, especially when people don’t talk about me very much and I am not famous.
But I am lucky. I am part of something greater and bigger and more amazing than I know.
Look at these inspiring people and try not to feel like making stuff!
Very cool.