Saturday, October 04, 2008

Leftovers

©Kathleen Rietz
..in my moleskine....I am finally "okay" with the fact that I am very VERY diverse as an artist. I enjoy a quiet evening lost in my new moleskine as much as I enjoy drawing whimsical images of children in my "children's book" style. I also enjoy cutting stained glass and grouting to create my own mosaic projects, primitive silversmithing, and creating textile patterns on my computer in Photoshop. Go figure. I always thought I had to pick one and skill/style and stick with it to create a "brand" for myself. But I don't care anymore, really. This blog is to showcase my creativity APART from my professional website, so this is what I drew last night and wanted to post today. : )

15 comments:

  1. Realistic ... whimsical ... crafty ... creative ... tight ... loose ... colorful ... monochromatic ... All wonderfully your style. I'm glad you are okay with your eclectic style because it is exactly what drew me to your work. :) I do love these tasty spuds Kate!

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  2. I think it's great to be so diverse, that way you don't get stale. I'm very curious about your Photoshop textile patterns - have you ever shared those on the blog? Do you sell those, also? I have become interested in quilt patterns, myself...

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  3. Thanx Jo!

    Carol - Thanks so much. I agree with you. And yes, I do a lot of design work and sell my patterns...but mostly as digital downloads for paper and cards (for private use). I do have some samples posted on my website.

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  4. yes! i celebrate all the sides of myself and try to sample new products, techniques and mediums whenever possible. I have been doing what I do for a long time so it's super fun and neccesary to try new things and it can give you ideas for your more important works. I love this drawing, beautiful :)

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  5. Great drawing, Kate! I love simple compositions and somehow have always preferred sketches to seeing finished paintings.

    As for having many styles, I've struggled with this issue, hopefully I can come to peace with it as you have.

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  6. you are multi-talented and that is a wonderful gift Kate!!! and I am so thrilled you're posting all these wonderful pieces...

    Hugs!!!

    Diana

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  7. Indeed you are Kate! You do lots of things and they are all real good!! I think is wonderful when you enjoy having different outlets to create, I believe it makes you more complete. I really enjoy seeing everything you do. You are very talented my friend :o)

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  8. Indeed you are Kate! You do lots of things and they are all real good!! I think is wonderful when you enjoy having different outlets to create, I believe it makes you more complete. I really enjoy seeing everything you do. You are very talented my friend :o)

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  9. Sorry for the double post..oops.. my internet is very slow lately and sometimes I'm not sure if a comment ever went through.
    BTW love your new picture :o)

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  10. Glad you posted this, Kate! It's great to be diverse-- keeps you fresh. Sometimes it's hard to remember that's okay, when thinking about what style you "should" have. :-)

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  11. What a beautiful Moleskine entry! I don't think you need to apologize for being diverse. I think you should celebrate it! Why pigeonhole your gifts, right? I'm glad we get to see all sides of you :)

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  12. Kate I'm with you, I love the Moleskins. Your illustration is just perfect. I love the softness here and the fine detail. I just love studs and lots of garlic myself. Great work. As an artist and illustrator, I love to try different media ,paper, pen. tools and such. You never know what will change your life when try a new product or style. Thanks for being so bold and brave.

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  13. A realistic potatoes.. Ready for eat! :-)

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  14. Kate, this is extremely beautiful. I feel the same way about my art, although I don't show much of the "other" stuff.

    You have a wonderful gentleness in your graphite illustrations. I truly enjoy seeing all the work you post both here and on the Picture Bookies blog.

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  15. I know what you mean. I always have struggled with the fact I do a bit of this and a bit of that. I just go however the inspiration takes me now.

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