A Bit About Me

 
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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

-Van Gogh

 

Back in 1999, at the dawning of the millenium…

I bought my first sewing machine and tried to make artsy things. I didn’t have any training but was all heart! I opened a little sewing shop, which was a fun comedy of errors. But that adventure set the stage for the course my life would take.

When I was thirty years old, I picked up a paintbrush and some kid’s paints. Splashing color on a page was so freeing and I was instantly hooked! I’ve tried out so many different media and dabbled in a lot of styles. I’ve collected all the best art books and soaked up so much information. Creativity slowly became a way of life for me; a way to express my inner reality on a blank canvas.

I’m forty one now and still enjoy art making. I’ve been sewing a lot of quilts these days too! Check out my portfolio to see a small sample of my art, and feel free to save any images to use as you please. Print them out, put them on your dart board, frame one and give it to a friend…I love to share art and inspiration freely!

This website has undergone so many stages, much like the stages of life! It started out as a watercolor technique site, then transformed into a blog about the challenges of living in a new city. Lately it has become a space to document my creative life. I’ve been grappling with change, and change feels so good! The next phase of this website will be all about celebrating women in the arts. My hope is to make it a valuable resource to other women treading the creative path.

In the end, I hope they will say that I was devoted to my arts! And that I took every chance I could get to do the things I’m passionate about. Life is too short to think instead of doing…so I will continue to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty!

Much love,

Kathryn Sturges