Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kate at the Easel

...where I am happiest.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Kathleen!!! wonderful shot....you should add this to your website....

    You have been so busy with so many wonderful pieces for the new book!! very exciting!!!

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  2. and yet- you look so damn serious:)
    nice studio shot

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  3. I agree with Goobeetsablog...serious is right. How ironic that you're likely painting something entirely antithetical to anything serious. We just know it's your job you take serious and your underlying current is one of whimsy and delight. I love the photo, you look fabulously consumed in your work.

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  4. i really love this! I think every great artist needs a good studio portrait!! nice!

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  5. You're right where you belong ;)

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  6. hi Kate, you look very serious here!, but it is a nice photo. I like the mosaic mirror too! I love that freedom, where you can do what ever you like and nobody tells you whether it is right or wrong. I hope you have time later on in the year to get back into them for your souls sake!

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  7. kate, i have to tell u i love this shot. i have that same shirt..LOL! i notice you're a lefty too! cool!

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  8. Do I look serious? For me, art is serious. I do many kinds of art, not just children's books. I guess I felt this photo captured who I really am, and I wanted to give others a peek into my world.

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  9. Nice photo. It's so nice that you get to do something you love for your job. I should get off the computer and go to my happy studio and get creating:)

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  10. Yes, you look serious (I've only seen you smiling in other photos), however, with that said, I look the same when I paint.

    I suppose lots of people probably assume childrens illustrators have silly smiles on their faces all day (like many of the children in our pictures)?

    On a rather interesting side note: I don't know if I'm happiest when I'm painting. Perhaps instead I could describe the feeling as absorbing, all encompassing and yet ultimately freeing. I'm probably much happier eating an ice cream sundae or laying outside in the sun! Perhaps you can relate or understand what I'm saying? Either way though, the actual act of painting and drawing can bring great bouts of happiness!

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  11. Hhhhmmm...yes, Crystal, I can relate to what you are saying. It is no secret that this lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. I would be much happier doing a lot of other things with my time and making better money (or better yet, not having to worry at all about doing this for a living), but I guess I feel the most like myself when I am painting or drawing. I did not get to paint all week until today, and I was excited as I approached my easel and uncovered my gooey acrylics on their tray, filled my water cup and picked up my #4 sable brush.

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  12. Hi Kate, what a great picture of you!!! I think it should be included on the back cover of the books you illustrate. You look fabulous! ;)

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  13. Perfect-o! I agree with everyone ... website and book cover! : )

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  14. A lovely picture Kate, I like the way you look as though you're deep in painting and have looked up in the middle of it!x

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  15. Great photo, Kathleen! I think this should go in the jacketflap of all your books! :o)

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  16. this capture your magic world !

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  17. So glad that you are happy Kate:)

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  18. great to see you in your natural habitat!

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  19. Wonderful pic of you. How have things been going??? I haven't heard from you in awhile... that must mean you are very busy and that is a good sign of things going good! :)

    Kimberly

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  20. Wow Great shot Kathleen....love ths pic

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  21. THis is SUCH a cool pic!

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  22. Marvelous photo, and I love that it's black and white!

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  23. Kate, how wonderful to see you at work. I had to laugh at how intense you look, everyone says I look like that too when I'm working.. as you say it's a serious business, congratulations on the book, your work is amazing..

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