Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shades of Summer in Loveland - WOYWW and PPF

Preparing for the annual art weekend here in my hometown,
where many local artists show the town how they create their  art
all kinds of art will be underway and then displayed on Sunday.

I decided to do my wooden bird and tree (bark) art.
That is what I love about this town.
We are in the country-lands and farms surround us here.
There are so many birds and wildlife so close by.
My favorite thing to do (to relax) is to swing on my porch-swing
 and just listen....
tweeting and twittering and hooting birds, croaking frogs, 
buzzing bees and dragonflies
... and as nightfall comes you can really get into star gazing
 and more nature sounds all around.


Monday, April 28, 2014

...in due time we shall reap - Create With Joy -

let us not lose heart in doing good,
for in due time 
we shall reap
if we do not grow weary.


warn those who are idle,
encourage the timid, 
help the weak, 
be patient with everyone.
 1 Thessalonians 5:14


-Kat- Hope you find your own inspiring muse today 
and all-ways
I am hoping and praying to some day 
see my illustrations in a children's book or two

joining in on

I was featured at:
 Create with Joy 
 last week
Oh JOY! joy joy JOY!
Thank you so much
you just made my week

Monday, April 21, 2014

Folks That Like Hooters...will enjoy this post

else is amazed by owls and birds ?

Spring is such a great time
 to photograph, observe, listen, and enjoy them all

lately I have been finishing up an order of owls 
for a gift shop
Here is my progress so far
 Nothing completely finished just yet...
but soon

 a swirl in the paints and matte gel medium
 I just use my finger to lay on some colors and texture
every owl turns out a little differently

I use reclaimed  birch or poplar wood 
for the owls and the back board
with some real preserved bark for added effect
which is a bit
 folk artsy I suppose
let me know what you think

start is always with a basic cut out of owls on wood


joining in with:
Inspire Me Monday (IMM)
Paint Party Friday  (PPF)
What's on Your Work-desk Wednesday  (WOYWW)
see the links to these great groups below:
Mix It Monthly

Friday, March 28, 2014

Owl Love You Forever - PPF

Owls are so interesting  to look at
They give off an air of awe and majesty
They really are so 
Wh-EYE- ZZzzzzzz.

I Have really taken a liking to purples lately
I wonder why???

join in with Paint Party Friday 
and look at all the painting going on

Thursday, March 20, 2014

PPF - It is Now SPRING- Kick Up Your Heels !

Happy First week of Spring 2014 !
Lets all kick up our heels!
I have sent in my 2014 application for the Loveland Art Show.
Loveland, Ohio has a wonderful Artsy Vibe
and I am so glad I live here!
I have been trying to spread my wings with my paintings a bit
and try different things out

So as you see -I've been busy with the palette knife
trying to be as relaxed and free-wheeling as possible
with the color and the application of it
I like using lots of matte gel medium 
and matte liquid medium mixed in with the paints

Im always looking to show lots of movement and texture.
 having fun and hoping soon to be outside more in the warm sun!
winter be gone
join in and look at all the creative art here

Friday, February 28, 2014

Elephants in Purple Tickle-Tones

 I recently did a painting in acrylic medium with  my trusty palette knife.
My niece likes elephants... so for her birthday
 my sister wanted to surprise her with an elephant art work for her bedroom.

   I was pretty sure she would like the purple tones for her room.
     and the mommy and baby elephant,
 title is" tickling mommy"
When the baby does the ticking on moms chin her tail goes flying up in the air.

happy last day of Feb !

Hope you get your tickles from a loved one today

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Tea" for two...Me and Tracey

A  Blog-Tea-Party 
for our PPF  friend, Tracey
who is going through a ruff-tuff time right now
 and we want her to know 
we are thinking about her. 
this tea (or other beverage)
 toast is for you, Tracey

For Kind Folks
For Creative Minds
For Happy Souls
For Ever
Through thick and thin

Tea always helps me warm up on chilly winter days
I have this little Asian style teapot and cups 
that my sons gave to me on mothers day...
or was it my birthday?
maybe it was Christmas
...I really can't  remember exactly
it is special to me
because my sons gave it to me.
So if you were here right now
 I would pull it out and serve you some tea
This is my chalk art for you -Tracey!
-Blessings of the season to you.

And,here is another painting 
I just finished playing around with.
  palette knife style
I call it, 
sometimes you need a cuppa tea
a glass of vino

Here's to you Tracey
much love and prayers
for a happy new years
may the days get better soon
for you.

via :

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dec 6, 2013 - first snow day ! Happy PPF

I am Happy to see the pretty snow falling today. 
all the schools closed today.
But we did not lose power like some poor souls, west of here.

 I went to the Opening night
 of the Loveland Winter Art Show last night

it was a chilly rain and a miserable night to be out in that icy stuff 
but many art lovers braved the weather to come to the studios
 and look at all the beautiful art.
I was amazed and awed at the quality of so many art works
...I am humbled to think I am included among them. 

I have six paintings hung and I love to be involved 
or included in the Winter Art Show of this caliber.
this is what I entered:

the pink ballerina is my favorite one

Hope you all are staying warm
keep the creative juices thawed and flowing !
join PPF - (paint Party Fridays)

and show us your creativity !
all are welcome
all are respected here