Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
|'Slough' 7x9" oil and soft pastel, charcoal; Kathleen Faulkner|
I started this blog one year ago today.
The plan was to have an alternative to a website. What happened is that it took on a life of it's own leading me down some other paths.
I made a conscious effort to keep personal business out of it. That didn't work. I had planned to concentrate on calls to artists, show reviews and showcasing my work. That didn't happen except that I have showcased my work.
What I discovered is that I enjoy telling the stories that inspire the artwork: the full picture, so to speak. I also discovered that if I just go with the flow it will go wherever it goes and that's ok.
One great benefit to me has been the feedback. It is good to know that someone is out there. One never knows who or what awaits once the publish button is pushed and the post is thrown into cyberspace.
It is also good discipline.
Now, just for fun, here are some statistics from this last year:
Besides the US, Canada and Germany gave me the most hits.
Monday has the highest viewing numbers with the most hits between 10am and 2pm.
The image from 'A Fairy Tale' was included in Regina Hackett's blog post, 'Foot Fetish'.
My blog was listed in two international jewelry blogs and dumped from one painting blog.
All in all I'd say it was a good year.
So, here's to another year of story telling and art making.
Thanks for viewing.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
|'Octopus', bracelet; sterling silver, fossilized walrus ivory, |
printer's ink; Kathleen Faulkner
Shy octopus glides through the water looking for a hiding place.
One of my all time favorite critters, the octopus: shy, intelligent, curious and an intricate member of the underwater ecosystem.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it's the Giant Pacific Octopus growing up to 23 feet and weighing as much as 150 pounds. These beauties make their home territory from northern California up the coast along the Aleutians and down along the coast of Japan. One could say they are a part of the 'Ring of Fire'.
If you've ever seen a live octopus up close and personal, you probably remember the eyes, intelligent eyes that look right back at you, maybe even through you.
so much more than just another sea creature
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
|'Lucky' woodblock print; Kathleen Faulkner|
I'm working on the first project of the year. Just for fun, I thought I'd make prints of the animals that live on my property. Since soon it will be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, I decided to start with this critter.
A friend said that rabbits are chewers and cause trouble. Probably so but, the rabbit and I have made a deal.
In the ether world, rabbits are considered lucky.