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embracing winter

winter finally peeked in for a bit...giving us a tiny taste of bitter cold air and the thinnest sheets of snow with blades of grass still poking up. you can tell we've been deprived of our snow this year when max can be found outside trying to make snow angels in the snowy grass and bringing in bowls of ice with mud and grass in it for snow ice cream. 

our little guy went back to school today...leaving me to a quiet house with my morning (afternoon and evening) sickness, knitting, snowy walks, and kinfolk volume 2. i couldn't wait to finally get a copy...and when it came to my door it took my breath away. and still is. each feature is an escape...an embrace of the season. my, oh my.

(some of you have asked to see my paintings from this volume...the flower paintings above are little peeks at 2 of them...and when you order a copy you can find them and the others as the transition pages inside!)

i hope all of you are having a lovely wednesday!
if it's snowing great bits of snow where you are, make a decent snow angel for max and me...

32 comments:

  1. kinfolk is beautiful, no? i adore it.
    lovely post. :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. You are an amazoing painter Katie. I too was sick through my pregnancies, I am praying you will feel better soon.

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  3. Beautiful pictures...feel better soon! :)

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  4. Looks like a lovely restful winter! Want to say to you guys how happy I am for you, Max must be so so excited to be a big brother! Wishing you all the best.
    xx

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  5. love the sneak peak. and you look so cozy in that robe. enjoy the wintery, cozy feeling :)

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  6. I received the issue just before Christmas, and I have to say....your paintings really made it for me. You are so talented!!!

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  7. That dress is gorgeous. So, is your knitting. May I ask what kind of stitch that is? Beautiful!

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  8. I love your work! a perfect for Kinfolk.

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  9. Your paintings were just beautiful-one of my favorite parts of the whole magazine. So glad to have been introduced to your work.

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  10. I am completely swept away by this volume. Every single page is beautiful. Laying in bed with a warm cup of tea at the end of a long day is the best way to enjoy it. I'm reading it slowly to make it last!

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  11. Absolutely stunning paintings!! they fit in the magazine beautifully

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  12. We haven't had winter here in Seattle either. We went from spring straight to fall, minus our usual November storm.

    Your paintings look absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. This post makes me want to curl up with a cuppa tea and a pile of crinkly library treasures that have "that good book smell". Does that make sense?

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  14. I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy Katie (I'm a little late hehe), what a wonderful new and exciting journey you and your family will embark on. I hope the sickness will pass soon. Sending you warm thoughts and wishes xo

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  15. You are so talented...I am surprised we haven't seen more of your painting here on this blog. I was just wondering, did you go to school for art? If so, where? So curious about your life as an artist. Again, you keep it very low key here on this blog...I'm sure others would love to know more about you as an artist...not just mama...although you are amazing at that as well. Hope to hear more about your talented and your (what seems to be now)evolving career. Best to you ALWAYS, Cyndy

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  16. sounds like a perfect day (besides being morning sick of course!) It was hard going back to work yesterday teaching my kinders but it ended up being a nice night with a cup of tea, my crocheting and my new Kinfolk! your work looked lovely. congrats again my dear!

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  17. I ogled my copy while I was on our Christmas trip. Your paintings are so gorgeous! Definitely made me excited about the colder weather.

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  18. Your paintings are just gorgeous!

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  19. Incredibly beautiful paintings in Kinfolk--I was moved! Thanks for sharing your art!
    j.

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  20. gorgeous paintings! im officially an admirer of yours! :D

    http://sydsense.blogspot.com

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  21. your work is beautiful! i'm curious about your medium.....oils, acrylic, watercolor,pastels.....and what is your favorite medium?

    yes indeed it looks like winter has finally touched ohio air. i just posted something similar today ;)

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  22. the little peeks of your painting look beautiful!

    congratulations on your pregnancy.

    (i'm new to blogging and just started following you, i love to read your blog!)

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  23. beautiful! i love your photographs.

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  24. bamboo needles are the best as are your ever lovely photos! hoping to get my hands on that magazine!

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  25. I wish I could make a snow angel for you and Max but I live in Australia, so tomorrow I'll build you a sandcastle at the beach instead :)

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  26. Sorry no snow angels to be made here - the past few days have reached 70 degrees! Crazy for January, even in California.

    I'm off to order my copy of Kinfolk vol.2 just so I can see your paintings up close - I'm in awe of what I've seen so far!

    p.s. have you tried peppermint tea for your sickies?..

    xo
    cortnie

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  27. I just ordered volume 2 on Monday and hope it come to my mail box today so I an escape.

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  28. y'all are just the cutest! i just spent some time looking at your live journal and totally stalking you- (I am so sorry!) and it was just amazing. you are so encouraging and positive and beautiful and fun. thanks for sharing your life.

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  29. I just started following your blog and LOVE the photos. I'm a photographer in Orlando, Florida so I totally appreciate this blog.

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  30. how i love catching up on your blog (i know i always say that). but really, your paintings look so so incredible! i would love to see more.

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