Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 (Created using Kim Klassen's free new Luminous texture)

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and birthday wishes for our son Bugs!!!  He read each and every one of them and asked me to pass along his appreciation.  Your kind words of encouragement will remain with him for a long thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Once again the kindness of perfect strangers comes shining through here in blogland, and I love that!

I've been going six ways for Sunday as the saying goes and like the cherry blossoms in these photos, I'm fading fast.  I've got lots of work to do, and it's getting done thank goodness, but my biggest obstacle of late is trying to get my fine art photography website up and running.

I actually took the coward's way out and got a site through a company that caters to photographers and offers e-commerce...sounds easy peasy right?  WRONG!  It's like a hornets nest of html and I now know why people pay to have someone else make their website.  Actually it's not all that bad, and if I would watch the tutorial videos that might help too, but it's all SO time consuming.  Have I mentioned before that I have the patience of a gnat?!

If you look at most photographer's websites, they offer you a few things, like their pricing for prints or the cost of a shoot, or they offer you the ability to purchase their images for licensing, my needs are a little different, which is why I'm having so much trouble.  I need a site that will allow me to showcase my images, but also sell and ship them in a variety of different mediums and sizes...prints, canvas, aluminum, or whatever someone might want.  

This has my head spinning and my stomach churning.  Thankfully Mr. Tide walks past me every once in a while and says things like "maybe you should take a little break."  This may have something to do with the groans and sighs he hears me making as the hours tick away and I feel like I'm not making any progress.

My website will feature a variety of limited edition prints, including florals, birds, and landscapes that can be created in sizes from the very small to really large, for use in corporate settings or to make a statement in someone's home.  I've been busy creating those images in between my writing assignments, and below are a few examples of what I've been working on recently.

I was also recently picked up by an online gallery that caters to designers and corporate entities, which is very exciting, I'll tell you more about that in another post.  And I hope to have my website up and running before my show next month, that is if I don't go cross-eyed first!
So to those of your who have left comments or sent me wonderful emails, I will get back to you very soon!  I just need a few extra days while I pretend to be a computer geek, and learn to love living in a very messy house!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!


  1. This is all so exciting! Can't wait til you get it all up and running so I can share the website with everyone I know. Love your photography! HTML scares me, so Kudos on tackling it yourself & a Big Congrats on being picked up by the online studio!

  2. We have to have our priorities straight! Although a messy house bothers I better go clean my kitchen up NOW! Love your photos and the wonderful techniques you use to make them unique! ♥

  3. Sometimes you have to put one thing aside for another thing. As for the "messy house"--trust me, it will still be there when you have time to tackle it. Your photos are so beautiful! Good luck with your endeavors and getting everything done. Mickie :)

  4. I just love your photos and I can't wait to see your website!!!

  5. My God Kat! Your photos are just amazing....I am speachless, which is rare!

    love every one

    xo kelley

  6. How exciting and what wonderful photos. Congrats on the new offer.

  7. The website sounds like a BIG, but oh-so-exciting venture! I can't wait to see it and hear about the site that picked you up as well! The photos here are really beautiful!! Take a break once in awhile...fresh eyes are better than crossed eyes LOL! XO

  8. Kat I am soooo excited for you!! These photos are just gorgeous!! I love everything you are doing!

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  9. This is wonderful...and very exciting. I can't wait until you have your website! Don't worry about your messy house, you are probably the only one that notices! ;-D


  10. Your photos are wonderful!!!

    Have a nice day! Many hugs, Ingrid

  11. Web design can be horrible and make you want to set fire to your computer, but you'll get through! :)
    Can't wait to see the site.

  12. Wow!!! How exciting for you:):)
    ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you have a minute!

  13. Oh Kat thanks for sharing those gorgeous images while we await to see your website. You are definitely going great guns! My favorites are the fading cherry blossoms, especially the ones with the luminous and the script textures. I also enjoyed the black and white of the orchid, it's so dramatic and stunning. Well all of them are though! Kudos to you for muddling through all that html and getting it all set up too, your planned offerings sound perfect, and I just know your website will be gorgeous! xo ~Lili

  14. Kat these are STUNNING!!!! I am so sorry about the troubles with the site but once you get it up and running it will be worth it! These are amazing!!!!!
    I hope you get a chance to take a break and rest your eyes and mind too. :)

  15. Everything's really blooming for you Kat!
    xo Cathy

  16. Kat, your photos are amazingly beautiful! I can't wait to see your website! Have a wonderful day.

  17. These photos are amazing! I wish you good luck and a lot of patience ;-) for your website!

  18. Everything seems like it's coming together and I'm so happy for you.

  19. What talent you have ... I know how much work it takes to get just the right photo ... all the best - Katie

  20. It all sounds great!
    Don't burn out, though ~
    it's sooo easy to do!
    Good luck with everything!
    xx Suzanne

  21. Congradulations,really! YOu are moving along with a dream. And learning new things, and being noticed, and finding an outlet for your great sense of beauty and creativity...
    Insane, yes.... but so worth it. I am very happy for you and your messy, frustrating, exciting and wonderful life!!!!!
    xo Yvonne

  22. that one cherry blossom photo with the green in the back nearly knocked me out of my chair! OMG GORGEOUS!!! i would decorate my entire living room around that photo!!!

  23. These are gorgeous! And that last one left me open-mouthed. And yes, I can completely understand why people shell out good money to have someone design their site!


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