Friday, January 25, 2013

Can I have a do-over, please?

To say that I've been neglecting this blog is a bit of an understatement.  I have no excuses for the abandonment.  Well, actually, I can think of plenty!  But I'll spare you.  Instead, I'll just say, "Can I have a do-over, please?"

I don't imagine that there are many of you "out there" still...  but on the off chance that you are, I'd be oh so delighted to see you at my new site:  Much love!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Prepping my booth sign for Make It

I've seen this idea before in the crafty cyberspace and couldn't wait to try it! All you do it take your favourite fabric, stretch it between some embroidery hoops, et voila! Before doing that though, I printed my name on some iron-on transfer paper and pressed it onto the fabric. I'm going to pin these to the drapery behind my table at Make It this weekend. What do you think?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Encaustic - Swallow

Encaustic - Swallow by Kate Daniel
Encaustic - Swallow, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.
So one of the reasons that my blog has been lacking lately is because I've been madly prepping for the coolest craft show ever, called Make It - The Handmade Revolution. It'll be the first time that I really give it a go with my photos - we'll see what happens! But I figured I should make some art too since I'm calling myself Kate Daniel Art and Photography. :) So this is the art that I came up with last night!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Be here now

Be here now by Kate Daniel
Be here now, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is.”
― Ram Dass

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Waiting for the green

Waiting for the green by Kate Daniel
Waiting for the green, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.
It's been kind of gloomy and wet around here lately. Not a lot of green. But I can feel that it's coming...any day now. In the meantime, I've been taking advantage of the indoors and madly prepping for Make It - Edmonton. I'll be selling my photos at this craft fair in a little over a week...come check it out!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Winter's end

Winter's end by Kate Daniel
Winter's end, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. While clicking through my Instagram feed the other day, I read this..."Beginning is easy - continuing hard"... shared by Bookbabie...aka Lilli Day ( It's true, I've been so focused on beginning..crossing things off my list - many "firsts" - that I haven't stopped to think about the continuing part. But here I am. Ready to try again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A painting finished, a flight in sight

Life has been a bit of a gong show lately.  You know those days...when every hour seems to be scheduled.  When the minutes slip by into days that are lost - gone forever - and you're not really sure what just happened.  It's getting to be springtime around here, and I wonder how that happened so quickly.

It's times like these where I want to just get away from it all.  Head off on a little holiday and have a little time for self-reflection and FUN.  It's times like these that I pat myself on the back for having the foresight to actually schedule in some planned fun!

That's right.  I'm heading off on a little holiday tomorrow.  It's a quick trip - but I know it will be a deep one.  I've been looking forward to this for months now.  Can't wait to see a handful of my scarf sisters...and meet this amazing this awesome looking corner of the world.  Good times, good times.

But before I leave, I feel the need to update you on my massive painting that was inspired by Flora Bowley.  It started out like this.

Then morphed into this.

And then this.

And finally, the finished product.

I actually kinda like the 3rd painting the best - but whatever!  It will be interesting to see what becomes of my canvases after being immersed in Flora's techniques for a full 3 days.

A funny story about that finished product though.  It would probably still be a half finished project were it not for my better half.  He said I couldn't go on this trip - or Artfest at the end of March! - until it was done.  He gets me.  He knows what motivates me.

But just between you and me, I probably still would have gone anyway.  :)