Monday, December 7, 2009


I had the great honor of meeting Artist Cate Anevski
at last years Holiday Crafty wonderland Extravaganza in Portland, OR
(which btw is this coming Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center-
You will find myself, Cate and 198 other amazingly talented artisans
from the North West at this years event.
If you call Portland home I would HIGHLY recommend making a day of it!)
Anywho~ Cate and I have become quite good friends and I am a BIG fan of her artwork.
Each piece has a unique spirit all it's own.
My first impression of this watercolor and ink piece entitled Enough
was that the poor thing had a terribly cold or flu
but it's true meaning is far more personal
as Cate shared that she did this piece right after her beloved kitty cat passed away
and in midst of moving to Portland from St Louis.
She described in detail how overwhelming it was to trust
that they were making the right decision.
This piece represents for Cate a major turning point in her life
and while it wasn't easy
Cate and her boyfriend are so happy they followed their hearts.
While we might not be facing such drastic unknowns
the holiday season can be truly overwhelming
remind yourself that you can only give so much of yourself
and find a moment or two to just relax and enjoy some eggnog.

Get the look:


Kimmay said...

That knitted science class frog is so cool! Weird, but soooo cool! Great finds.

humblebea's said...

Thank you so much for the feature~ what an honor!
Your blog is absolutely delightful!
Natalie (-:

Drea said...

Thats so sad about her cat. I can totally see the sadness in her piece. Excellent collection!

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for including my Lace Hankie photo blocks - I really appreciate it! Glad to have found your blog. Oh, and I love the Spells and Charms Book!

kim said...

That bear clock is so darn cute!