Uppercase Magazine Feature

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A couple of months ago I got a message from Janine at Uppercase Magazine asking if she could feature my folk art cat painting in the next issue. Of course I said yes! It’s such a colorful, lively page and I’m honored to be there along with other wonderful artists including Mogg Shop because I own a couple of her paintings myself.

The issue just arrived in hands all over the world and I realized that it’s poor timing on my part because my shop is on holiday until July 15. Never fear though, that cat painting and several others will be available as soon as my shop opens. Shop links are in the header.

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New In Shop :: Original Art

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

This summer was quite productive for original art too. I have listed many new pieces in the shop. There are lots of critters, flowers, and some woman portraits. I also did some mixed media collage, including the pieces above and below. Thank you for taking a look!

Mixed Media Collage & Watercolor Blue Bird

Mixed Media Collage & Watercolor Blue Bird

Cat on a Bicycle

Cat on a Bicycle

Cat in a Wagon

Cat in a Wagon

Mother Earth

Mother Earth

Woman with Flowers

Woman with Flowers

Purple Cat

Purple Cat

Halloween Cat

Halloween Cat

Swan’s Flowers #1

Swan’s Flowers #1

Swan’s Flowers #2

Swan’s Flowers #2

A Special Gift

This is my sister Cheryl (of Silly Dog Art Glass) who had a special birthday in June.  I made this cat quilt for her with a technique new to me, but lots of fun.  This design is from the book Crazy Favorite Things by Janet Nesbitt of One Sister Designs.  I won the book at a guild meeting and within a week had this piece done, including hand quilting.  This piecing method seems to be somewhere between a pattern and liberated piecing.  If you have only used patterns before you might find it a nice way to dip your toe in the liberated water, so to speak.  

New Work in the Shop

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I have finished several slow cloth pieces to add to the shop.  A couple have sold already, so if you're interested, please check it out soon.  Speaking of the shop, I've also added a bunch of new items including original paintings, hand painted greeting cards, stickers, printed greeting cards, and some hand stitched wearable art cuffs.  As a reminder, handmade blank art journals, project bags, and pillow covers can be found in my KMS Handmade shop.  I have changed all shipping options to free for domestic shipping and a small upcharge for Canada and Everywhere Else.  I hope that makes it easier for those outside the US to purchase from my shops.  If you feel so moved, I'd love it if you'd share my shop info with friends.  Thank you!

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Shop KMS Handmade

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These handmade cuffs were fun to make with vintage linens and some hand embroidery.  Check them out in the shop to see all sides.  

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Night Tree detail

Night Tree detail

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Sail Away detail

Sail Away detail

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Cloth Weaving Sampler

Cloth Weaving Sampler

Pink Silk

Pink Silk

Sunflower

Sunflower

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Sunrise over Haleakala

Sunrise over Haleakala

Etsy Update

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Just an FYI- On Thursday afternoon I will be deactivating about half my Etsy listings for the show I'm doing on Friday and Saturday.  All of these are included in that, as well as all the ornaments and greeting cards.  Items that I am not bringing to the show will still be available in the shop.  I'll adjust the listings and reactivate unsold items on Sunday.  so, just be aware that some items may come and go over the next few days.  Have a happy, colorful weekend!