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


  1. You should be proud of yourself, Kathy!! you did alot of artist things this year! what a lovely tribute to yourself and your creative talents!!

  2. Thanks Ileen! A bit of a slow start this year but there are a lot of fun things coming up.
    Are you going to participate in the Cloth Paper Scissors Fabric Swatch Exchange? I'm just adding the finishing touches to mine today before I send it off.