Thursday, May 31, 2012

Go Your Own Way

It's been a few weeks since I posted, and although I would love to tell you that I've been lounging on a beach somewhere or taking in the sights of some exotic locale during that time, the truth is I've been working instead...sigh!

In between working until 1 a.m. some nights, we've moved kids into a rental house, celebrated Mr. Tide's 50th Bday and generally been running ourselves ragged doing the things that life demands of all of us much of the time.  I know so many of you can more than relate!

I know the payoff for all of this hard work will be worth it, but man oh man, sometimes you have to stop and wonder don't you?!  But just as soon as I think maybe I should put a few pipe dreams on the back burner, I get a sign, a phone call or an email that tells me I'm on the right path.

And I'm fortunate to have friends and family who are right with me every step of the way saying, "do it your way and you'll be much happier in the long run," so I soldier on and hope for the best.

And I am also lucky in that this road I'm on, no matter how bumpy has allowed me to meet some amazing people, some of whom are heading in the exact same direction that I am heading.  One friend in particular is traversing the path right alongside me, and when I'm down and out she gives me a nudge to keep moving forward, and hopefully I do the same for her.

It's nice to go your own way, but it's even nicer when you have someone else who is going "your" way too...I think we all need that in life.

Friends, partners, and confidants who can take one look at your face and say..."I get it, been there, done that!"  Misery may love company, but I prefer company to keep misery at bay.

In a few weeks I will be selling my artwork online.  Oh, I've had a website for awhile now, but this will be the real foolin' around.  You'll be able to purchase stretched canvas prints and framed prints thanks to a partnership I've made with a wonderful online gallery.

Over the next few weeks, I hope to share with you some of the artwork I've been busy creating.  It's brand spankin' new stuff, and it's not like anything I've really shown you before, so I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed creating it. 

Below is a sneak peek at a few of the prints that will be available, and I'm working on some very cool printing and framing techniques to make each piece special.

In the meantime it's back to the grindstone for me.  I do come up for air every now and again and I'm still out there nosing around your blogs, though I'm often bleary eyed and not up to commenting, so for now lurking will have to do.

And when I'm a little crispy fried from long hours and too much time on the computer, well I stop to smell the lavender.  I can personally attest to its soothing aroma!

I hope all is well in your world, and thank you for providing me with the motivation and the inspiration to follow a path that makes me happy!  When you go your own way you go with the knowledge that whether you flop or you fly high, you'll be contented trying...and that's what matters, right?!


  1. Kat dear...I knew you HAD to be working hard, I know you always do and this new venture sounds so exciting! Listen will be a great success! Just as these photos show, you have what it takes. Count me in as your first customer. And do take it easy!


  2. Kat:

    How exciting! I can't wait to see your artwork.....Congratulations!

  3. I can't wait to see your new pieces. I love the peeks.

  4. I can't wait to see what you have been up to. I think even your photos of the lavender look relaxing.

  5. So nice to see you back posting. I figured you were hard at work. I can't wait to see your new artwork. Happy Birthday to your hubby- xo Diana

  6. Congratulations! I am planning to get in touch with you, next week!

  7. Love that you are here today, if only for a little while.

  8. I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful things. Bonnie

  9. nice to see you stranger glad to read that all is fantastic.....they say work is good for the soul i say your photo skills are good for every ones heart and the smiles on faces when they see your work.....stay well and best of everything to you and your new adventures

  10. Wonderful news and what an exciting opportunity to be in a gallery. I am thrilled for you.

  11. You poor girl! Sounds like you're working way too hard! But I'm glad that you're taking the time to relax now and then and catch your breath. :) I love that cabbage rose print that you created! Just plain gorgeous! You won't have any trouble selling your artwork, girlie. It's beautiful!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. Oh how exciting, Kat! So happy for you!

  13. glorious sequence!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
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  14. I knew you were busy, just knew it. You're doing what I've been wanting to do but lack the time (and motivation) to see it through. Bravo to you! So excited for you, I could do a happy dance.
    Can't wait to see your site!!

  15. Good for you, Kat!
    I'm glad you are able to follow the path that makes you happy.
    Keep going girl!

  16. Kat, I've been laying low too . . . I've been crazy busy with "life" . . .

    Anyway! I know you'll do well on your venture! Have a wonderful week!


  17. So happy your wings
    are wide open and you
    are able to soar.....

    Love your new artwork!

    My own stuff is on the
    back burner for a while.
    It's baseball 24/7, at the
    moment....But I really
    couldn't be more content.

    Happy Monday,
    xo Suzanne

  18. Kat -- your new business venture is going to be a huge success -- your images are some of THE best out there. Im so happy that you are finally realizing some well deserved success -- I wish you the very best!

    And you are so right -- it is so nice and comforting to have some one beside us on a journey that is new and unsure.

    You are going to do so well girlfriend!


  19. Congrats on the new venture! Looking forward to seeing your new stuff.

  20. I am so excited for you, Kat! You have always been an inspiration to me...I love your willingness to take risks and try new things! Look where it has taken you!


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