Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter Distraction

The weather has been quite a distraction so far this year. This is a photo looking out of my studio window on one of the icy stormy days. More snow in the forecast for this week.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge - January

I saw the badge for this challenge on my friend Ileene's blog. Every month there will be a new theme. This will be a great way to keep me  thinking about and using my sketchbook all year. January's theme - "Highly Prized"

quick sketch of my studio

Saturday, January 22, 2011


2 weeks ago I attended a fantastic workshop called Art & Affirmations offered by Laura Gaffke at Above Elite Studios in Westerly, RI.  We spent time writing and reflecting on what we wanted for ourselves in the coming year. We created a page for each affirmation and then put them together to form a mini book. My word for the year is "Balance". Affirmation #1 - "I live a balanced life". Juggling all I have to do with all I want to do has always been a challenge.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow Days!

3 storms already this winter and it's barely mid-January!

January 12, 2011

January 8, 2011

December 26, 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Great Things and Accomplishments of 2010

Inspired by Millie Donovan’s 2010 Favorite things and Alyson Stanfield encouraging everyone to write down their accomplishements for 2010, I decided to make my very first blog post a combination of these two ideas. This year, instead of getting caught up in the thoughts of how many things I did not start or finish, I choose to reflect on and be proud of all that I did in work and play throughout the past year.
Laura Gaffke's Altered Book Class , at Above Elite Studios
pages from altered book

The crazy & fun Salon Des Independants Show at the Hygienic Gallery 
"Just Me"
Mixed Media Collage

Cared for tender perennial while friend spent the winter in Florida
(this Pineapple Sage bloomed in February!)
        photo K. Johnson 
Julia Pavone's Encaustics Class at the Mystic Arts Center

Stonington Print Makers Society exhibit at the Cate Charles Gallery  

"Sea Dance"
Gelatin Print

"Ocean Whisper"
Gelatin Print

17th Annual Juried Regional Art Show at the The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly

"Pinwheel Daisy"
Relief Print Collage

Walked on the pink sands of Horse Shoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
photo by K. Johnson

Guest Artist at "Spring Fling" - Open Studio celebration at  Above Elite Studios

Postcard design by Millie Donovan

Altered Book show hosted by Millie Donovan at the Riverside Artists’ Studio & Gallery 
Postcard by Millie Donovan
 A visit to the Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT
photo by K. Johnson

Great harvest of Blueberries, Raspberries and Rhubarb from my garden

Tallest sunflower I've ever grown - 9'7"!
photo by K Johnson
 Artistic Wanderings Juried Exhibit, the Norwich Arts Center Gallery
"Fire Ridge"
Mixed Media 

Stonington Print Makers Society show at the La Grua Center

Gelatin Print Collage

Winter Holiday Gift Swap entry published in Nov/Dec issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine

mixed media on paper
 K. Johnson
Autumn color and beautiful skies in Wells Beach, Maine 
photo by K. Johnson

photo by K. Johnson

photo by K. Johnson

"Time to Mow"
Relief Print

Delicious Pumpkin Corn Bread recipe from one of my favorite food blogs -

 Guest Artist at "Good Tidings, Great Art" - Open Studio Celebration at Above Elite Studios
Postcard design by Millie Donovan
 Christmas Eve with Family and newest nephew Charlie.
photo by K. Johnson

Rearranged my entire studio after a Feng Shui consultation by Susan Thomas
Attended a couple Artini Hour Workshops workshops at the Mystic Arts Center
Many walks at Harkness Memorial State Park and Bluff Point State Park
Yoga and Pilates classes
Fun times with newly found Meet Ups group