Thank you <3

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Valentine’s Day! Really feeling all of the love and encouragement here. I also loved hopping to the other blogs that participated in the Fly Tribe party. I was so inspired by all of the talent out there!

So yes, I was reminded again this week that LOVE is all you need. However, flowers and candy are nice too….


Took a few last pics of my finished piece before hauling it up to our bedroom. I already filled this bad boy up and am looking forward to starting another piece. Doesn’t it always seem like when you get one huge project done, there is another one just waiting around the corner for you? I am excited to share that I just recently scored a french provincial piece that has a lot of potential. I know with some work, it’ll look perfect in our spare bedroom. Its back to the grind tomorrow, but I hope to work on this next project soon. I’ll post some pics once I’m done! Xo, Kat

For The Love of Art + A Little Makeover

I often get asked how I make time for art in my life. Typically, it seems like people only ask so that they can talk about how they used to love to paint, sew, or engage in some other creative endeavor, but that their lives are just too busy now. They tell me their rehearsed stories about how they were once so creative, but then they got married, or had kids, or fell into a career. I hear the excitement in their voices as they describe the artistic medium they once excelled in. However, these conversations typically end with the person determining that their artistic door is closed. Their enthusiasm fades and they decide they need to stop dreaming and get back to work.

I completely get it. Just like everyone else, I feel that my life is very full and it can be difficult to fit creative time in. The truth is, I don’t get to my camera, metals, fabrics, and paints as often as I would like. However, I have learned to balance my creativity by living a more artistic life. Your creative expression doesn’t always have to show up on canvas or through a string of beads. Your creativity can shine through in your everyday life, such as in the way you dress, little notes you write for your family, and the way you decorate your home.

Today, I am excited to invite you to my home, where we are celebrating love. Love of family, love of life, love of art….

For St. Valentine’s Day, we are having a small, cozy celebration….

As the snow continues to fall outside, are hearts stay warm with thoughts of gratitude and love.

Even little Mazzy joined in the fun.

Our celebration includes love notes…

and little presents.

We have red velvet cupcakes,

tiny candies,

and many other sweet treats.

Of course there was romance with cherubs and roses…

And love. So much love.

Mazzy (who’s red collar you can barely see because she is so “big-boned”) gave me the stink eye when I put the cookies away. I guess she’s only feelin’ the love when food is involved. Can’t really blame her.

This celebration was also made for the Love of Art Blog Party that is happening today through the Fly Tribe. You can join all the fun and get inspired by this amazing group of artists through the Fly Tribe Blog Hop.

Aside from the party, I had time to do a little St. Valentine’s Day makeover. Turning this brown tall boy into a pretty lavender lingerie chest. This was a new color for me and I am really happy with the romantic look of the piece.

Adore the little keyhole…

I hope you are having a wonderful St. Valentine’s Day. I am curious, how do you fit your creativity into your everyday? With how busy you are, how do you make time for your love of art?