Sunday, November 6, 2011

cluttered with class assignments

I apologize.

Real work some day.

katie jo

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ruffle this

I know what you are thinking, you have seen this before. But done at last, (for over a year now). Notice the christmas lights in the background?





I am in love with the fabric for the back.

katie jo
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

did i ever show you this

because I don't think I did...I was searching for some photos I had shot a year ago for a painting I am working on and I found a bunch of images I haven't uploaded. I never posted them because I wasn't completely satisfied the way they turned out and I had planned on retaking them. Well, a year later and I still haven't re-shot them.

A while ago I was painting on fabric and I will probably revisit this method soon. I have a few ideas in this head of mine...

Both the front and back have embroidery on them, but it is a little challenging to see from the photos.

That is it for now, just a little taste of summer because on Tuesday, plan for snow.

katie jo

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

a little out of the ordinary

I usually only post my own work, but I thought we could all use a little humor today.

This little piece is titled Hangjongeren by Idiots

I came across this artist while in 3D design and he spurred my hanging horse phase. His name is Maurizio Cattelan and the title of the work is called bidibidobidiboo. You should look him up.

So if you are feeling inspired and you want to make your own creation but perhaps in a more traditional pose and not so tragic you can purchase this mounting kit for just $39.99 at Cabella's (video also available).

Sorry Mom,

katie jo

Sunday, September 18, 2011

a school assignment it is

So for all of you occasional readers, feel free to disregard. creativity is being murdered at the moment.

I found one awesome website about how blogs can be used (10 ways actually) in the classroom. The website is But since we had to go find three blogs about what this website just told me, here goes.

A great resource for art teachers. This blog has current information on where to find even more resources online as well as lesson ideas, and we like that.

A way for students to enter contests, post their own work, and vote on work of their peers throughout the country. I think if incorporated into the classroom, students will be excited about art and gain more ideas from what they are seeing.
This last one took some time, but I like the way the teacher has set it up. This blog is a good way for parents to see what their kids are doing in the classroom. The students also see their work and are able to gain a sense of pride not only for themselves, but for their classroom as a whole.

And now for the blogs/sites I now subscribe to...hoo-raw.

Time to treat myself to yet another diet coke...and red velvet cupcake. Stop judging me, if you tasted red velvet cupcakes as delicious as these you would understand.

Actual work soon...I promise.
katie jo

Friday, July 15, 2011

all toghether now

I do love series, and along with series, I love poppies.

No, this blog is not dead, and here is the proof. I have been painting and working on quite a few projects. I am once again in a new house and new work spaces are so hard for me to adapt to. I don't know why this is, because despite my efforts to create a small studio space of my own, I still manage to do the majority of my work on the floor or kitchen table, and when it is nice...outside. I do love summer.

I wish I could keep these paintings for my own, but they are headed for a long stay in Texas with my brother and his wife.

More to come soon... I promise,

katie jo

Sunday, January 23, 2011

for ashlee and reese

This was a fun painting for me. It was painted for some friends of mine. Ashlee was trying to surprise Reese for Christmas...and almost had him fooled.

All she really wanted were bright colors and a barn in a field...and that was about it. I drove all around Logan looking for the perfect barn, found a few, and then found a background that I wanted to set the barn in. So I combined a couple of references and the rest was from my head.

The medium is oil...still my favorite (although I am sure it feels abandoned lately). I painted on a wooden panel board (a little bigger than 2 by 3 feet) with poplar sides that my dear friend and patient dad helped me build. One day I will have my own little wood shop!

The colors in this painting make me so happy! Oh, how it would be fun to paint outside again, but only when it is warm and dry. That is my goal this summer...lets see if it sticks!

More on the way,

katie jo

Saturday, January 22, 2011

and three...

this little monkey for was one cute girl.

I know I have been a slacker about posting, so hopefully with school and life I can get some pictures thrown up once and a while. I have two pillows finally finished that I can't wait to post!


katie jo

two monkey...

needs a name.

She is my favorite.

katie jo

one monkey...

This little monkey was made almost a year ago for Tim's little sis, but time gets away from me.

katie jo