Sunday, January 28, 2007


I wish I had a better photo of this mirror I made. It is actually a very cheery piece I created for my kitchen. The light was not cooperating with me the day I photographed this.

I recycle glass jars and bottles and make gifts out of them. This was an iced tea bottle, which made a lovely vase. I gave this vase to a friend who moved away to Georgia.

I love the luminescense of the light through mosaic glass votive candle holders.

Friday, January 26, 2007

In The Morning Mist

© kathleen rietz

Here is an illustration I did last night. It is so cold and grey in Chicago in January. In the illustration, I wanted to convey the feeling of being able to move freely through the warming dew of the morning.

© kathleen rietz
Here is a drawing of a horse I did when I was 4 1/2 years old.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

News for the New Year

Happy New Year to you!

Sunshine is the court jester at "Plaza del Kate". I adopted her from a dog rescue in October 2002. She has taught me many things about art and life:

1: When you find yourself in a creative rut, it is important to look at the world from a different perspective.
2: Never take yourself too seriously.
3: Hug fervently. It makes you smile and allows for creativity to flow more freely.

The New Year brings many new possibilities, most of which have kept me up at night in constant thought. Watch for a new sample piece to be posted soon.

- Kate