All you need is paper, images from magazines or other periodicals (or even the web), a glue stick, and scissors.
It's easy. It's fun. Anyone can create cool art!
In support of the World Collage Day celebration on May 9, 2020, I'm the happy recipient of a wonderful little packet to create collages as well as an uplifting mini (2.25" x 3.5") collage by artist, Elsa Bouman.
Front and Back of Mini Collage by Elsa Bouman
Combining my new stash of images with some of my own, I got right to work. Below are a few of my creations, including a mini "totem" made of colored paper.
8"x5" Peaceful Forest and Dino Celebration Collages
by Kathryn V. White
A big thank you to the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council along with the Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park and Elsa Bouman for brightening my day.
So join in the fun and celebrate World Collage Day with your own creations!
Post Card Sized Cowboy Collage and
Mini Totem Collage by Kathryn V. White
Newport Way Library is celebrating Earth Day with their annual community poetry display.
This year, submitted haikus will be shared online on their Facebook page. A selected few will be stenciled on library sidewalks with invisible “Rainworks” paint. When it rains, these haikus will pop-up to delight library visitors!
How fun is that!
Submissions are due by Sunday, April 15, 2020. Learn more here.
Below are my three haiku submissions.
I think my "Splish-Splash Blast" would be particularly good for a rainy-day sidewalk poetry pop-up!
Dear Earth, With Love
Earth, so beautiful!
Giving a home to many.
Let us love her well.
Puddle jumping fun!
Let’s hold hands until we’re done!
Splish-splash rain, splish-splash!
Happy to be Me!
Flowers bloom, trees shade
Warm days to be out to play
Happy to be me!
Now, it's your turn to join the fun of writing Earth Day inspired haikus!
I'm thrilled to announce that my artwork, “Summer Interlude” has been included in the Guild of American Papercutters (GAP) juried show, Places in Paper.
The 34 included artists use papercutting to explore where we live, where we come from, and where our dreams take place. The show is curated by Melanie Kehoss, Co-VP of Membership of GAP and is juried by Anne Burton of BlackRock Center for the Arts and Tamar Shadur of Shadur Arts.
This traveling exhibit can be seen at two locations in Virginia:
From September 9, 2019 through December 8, 2019
From December 17, 2019 through February 18, 2020
Enjoy the show!
(Note: I've updated my earlier post to include new photos from the Westover Library exhibit).
Places in Paper Exhibit at Westover Library.
Photos by Melanie Kehoss.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy hearing a story. And if it's read to you by a famous actor and wonderfully animated as well…Now, that’s something to relish!
Intrigued? Visit Storyline Online to watch numerous stories, all available 24 hours a day. The website also includes supplemental curriculum developed by elementary educators to help parents, caregivers, and educators improve children’s English-language reading comprehension as well as their verbal and written skills.
It’s an award-winning literacy program that has been developed by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
It’s that time of year for holiday celebrating, giving, receiving, and chowing down!
Check out my artworks as they make perfect gifts for children and adults, including for yourself! My art will brighten and refresh the look of rooms and provide beauty for many years!
How about giving a short story ebook to uplift loved ones’ hearts? They are less expensive than most cards, really cool to give and receive, and keep on giving throughout the year!
Some Ebook Ideas...
Existing for hundreds of years, ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging.
To share this ancient art form, the Seattle Chapter of Ikebana International displayed beautiful, often deceptively simple, ikebana arrangements at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on May 27 and May 28, 2018. Flowers, bamboo, banana leaf, eucalyptus pods, ceramic, and wood were artistically utilized for traditional and more contemporary, free-style arrangements.
Below are photos from the ikebana event. The last photo is a more western style flower arrangement also displayed at the SAM on the same days. I include it along with the other photos I took for comparison to the ikebana.
An ikebana exhibit hosted by the Seattle Branch of the Sogetsu School will be held on October 20 and October 21, 2018 at the Olympic Sculpture Park at the Paccar Pavilion on 2901 Western Avenue in Seattle, WA.
You can learn about the Seattle Chapter of Ikebana International here and the Seattle Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana here.
For those who want to see how ikebana is done, demonstrations will be held at 1PM and 2PM each day of the October event.
So, mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss it!
Amazon has a winner with its Spheres located at Lenora Street and 7th Avenue in Seattle. Designed by NBBJ, it’s a lush, tropical paradise aimed to increase the productivity of Amazon’s employees by providing a beautiful place for working, eating, and relaxing.
With humid, 70+ degree temperature and over 40,000 plants, the Spheres offer a perfect winter mini-get-away from Seattle’s rainy and dreary days as well as a year-round respite from cubicle drudgery and concrete urbanity.
They are also an artist’s dream for exploring a variety of colors, textures, and shapes; a botanist’s fantasy for beholding a great diversity of foliage; and a designer’s wonderland of clever seating and distinctive views.
Tasty food and scrumptious-looking donuts are available to inflame your appetite!
Tours book quickly, so if you know someone who works at Amazon and is willing to take you as a visitor, this will be your quickest way to get inside this marvel.
Kathryn is a published author and an award-winning artist. Her book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness is available on Amazon. Her art is available as canvas and fine art prints. Learn more at www.kathrynVwhite.com.
The Northwest Collage Society’s spring juried art show is currently at the beautiful Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA. There’s a wonderful variety of collages that run the gamut from amusing, entertaining, perplexing, colorful, and amazing.
I’m proud to share that all three of my collages, “A Garden for Yayoi,” “Finding My Way,” and “Phoenix” were juried into the show. In addition, “Phoenix” won the Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award!
The exhibit runs from April 3 to June 24, 2018.
So, get out of the rain and admire some wonderful collages this spring!
Kathryn is an author and award-winning artist. Her book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness is available on Amazon. Her art is available as fine art prints. Learn more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
Autumn in the northwest often includes rainy, grey days. It’s probably one reason why so many people are coffee addicts in this area of the country!
Yet, there’s an antidote to all this dreariness. Drop by the University Business Center to see a solo exhibit of 20 of my artworks in mixed media, collage, watercolor, and acrylics.
People often tell me my art makes them feel happy.
The University Business Center is located at 4500 9th Avenue NE, Suite 300 in Seattle, WA. My art is in the main reception area from October 16 through December 7, 2017.
Hours for viewing are Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
In 2017, chosen poems will appear in the program’s web collection, be highlighted on a specific day on the web (mine will appear on October 31, 2017), remain in the collection forever, and a limited number will appear on Metro buses.
In April, a launch party for the selected poems was held at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle.
Below is my winning entry.
The Sound Soothes
It’s Golden Gardens
I go to
From the intense urbanity
Sitting comfortably against
A huge, tumbled-a-shore tree
I contemplate the scene
Water, mountains, boats
A few people dotted along the coast
Lulling my thoughts
The Sound soothes
By Kathryn V. White
Don't miss it!
Looking back at 2016, I can say my life felt more fulfilling than in past years—much of it having to do with creating art, being juried into art exhibits, getting my art out into the world more, as well as working with supportive people at my job.
And even though my life was frequently very stressful, I also had a deeper sense of well-being.
So what’s next for 2017? Here are my intentions:
Now it’s your turn.
Click here to get your FREE copy of YearCompass.
Heartfelt blessings to you for 2017!
This year, Cancer Lifeline contacted the Northwest Collage Society (NWCS) about partnering together for an art show.
This collaboration entailed NWCS members volunteering to read short prose and poem pieces by Cancer Lifeline writing class participants and choosing one to create an inspired collage.
The art show, entitled “Read Between The Lines,” was a great success with 42 written pieces to select from and over 30 NWCS members deciding to collaborate.
I chose Judy Slonicker’s “Now” a cheering poem highlighting the beauty of nature and which also validated my proclivity for “letting curiosity take over” and doing what I love instead of housework.
Hence, my collage “Let’s Celebrate! (Housework Can Wait)" includes a huge cupcake, confetti, and vacuum cleaners with the no symbol of red line/red circle over them.
And, of course, because I committed to creating the collage I had one more reason to let my own housework wait!
Don't miss this show at Cancer Lifeline in Seattle, WA. It includes a great diversity of beautiful collage and powerfully written pieces.
The show runs from October 27 to December 16, 2016.
For more information, click here.
Wow! I had a fantastic time at the June 2016 Etsy Craft Party hosted by Ugly Baby and La Ru in Seattle. It was so much fun, I actually stayed for 6.5 hours.
And what kept me so long?
Washi tape...I couldn't get enough of this stuff. I embellished cards, coasters, and envelopes. I couldn't stop. Just as I finished one card, I had to do another and then another--doing both the inside and outside of the cards and doing an envelope to go with the card. Check out my creations in the above photo and the photo slideshow below.
And then there was the drawings for prizes.
Each hour, I eagerly waited to hear my ticket number called--as I wanted to win a fabulous prize. Several times I was off only by one digit. I'm sad to report, I didn't win that day.
However, I got a wonderful swag bag. And because I stayed to the end and helped with clean up, I got another one! YIPPEE!
So thanks to Ugly Baby and La Rue for a cool event and all the sponsors who gave great prizes and provided craft supplies for our creations. It was one fun day--even when it poured rain!
And as you can see, I'm particularly grateful to Scotch 3M for their Washi tape and Strathmore for supplying cards to embellish.
I'm already looking forward to a 2017 Etsy Craft Party!
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White's most recent book is Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
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2020 Juried Exhibit at the Washington State History Museum
Kathryn's collage, "Resonating Truth" has been juried into a show at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibit runs from April 9 to August 20, 2020.
2019 - 2020 Juried Traveling Art Exhibit in Virginia
Kathryn's papercutting plus collage "Summer Interlude" has been juried into a traveling show. The exhibit runs September 9, 2019 to December 8, 2019 at Gallery 3700 in Arlington, Virginia and from December 17, 2019 to February 18, 2020 at Westover Library in Arlington, Virginia.
2019 Juried Exhibit at the Washington State Convention Center
Kathryn's large collage "When I'm Gone, Who Will Remember Me?" has been juried into a show at the Washington State Convention Center's Phyllis Lamphere Gallery. The exhibit runs January 12, 2019 to March 31, 2019.
Poetry On Buses
Kathryn's poem, The Sound Soothes, was selected for the 2017 Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water Program and is a part of the online collection! Click here to read it!
2018 Juried Exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center
*Three of Kathryn's collages have been juried into an exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA from April 3 through June 24, 2018. "Phoenix" won the Northwest Collage Society's prestigious Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award.
2017 SOLO SHOW at the University Business Center
*20 of Kathryn's artworks were on exhibit in a solo show from October 16 through December 7, 2017 at the University Business Center's Gallery 4500 in Seattle's U-District.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle City Hall
Kathryn's collage, "Welcome to My Universe" was juried into the exhibit, "Hot Town: Summer in the City" at the Seattle City Hall in downtown Seattle that ran from July 7 through August 30, 2017.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle University
Kathryn had a large collage, "Broadway at Times Square" juried into the 2017 Search for Meaning Art Exhibition (part of the Search for Meaning Book Festival) from February 16 to 25, 2017 at Seattle University's Vachon Gallery.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum
Kathryn had a collage, "Indra's Net" juried into the exhibit, "Collaged Impressions of the Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene 1930 to 1950" that ran January 19 to March 26, 2017 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA.
2017 Exhibit at Dreamclinic
Kathryn had 10 artworks exhibited from January through April 12, 2017 at Dreamclinic in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.
Kathryn's art is available as fine art prints. Click here to find out more.
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