There is so much kindness that needs doing and so many souls who’d soar with a spark of connection from a stranger. I love connection, and I seek connection from strangers. So…

Let’s do another Pay It Forward ~ I’ll start by giving away a free 12×12 archival print.
So here is my question for you: If you should be the soul who wins the Free Archival 12×12 Print that I am offering, how would YOU then Pay It Forward ~ and spread your kindness?
Leave your comment on this post and I will randomly choose she/he who I will send the free print to, in high hopes that he/she will follow through on their idea! If you are not chosen, I hope you will consider following through anyway! Learn more here.


Speaking of kindness, and offering a spark of connection to others…

I’d like to show you the art of Ted Newton. Ted is a Master Woodworker and part owner of the wonderful Love Art! Gallery in Sellwood, Oregon where I am honored to be represented. Last month while at the gallery he surprised me by showing his lovely yard art.

Ted Newton with one of his newest pieces

detail of the above piece

wow ~ I will have one of these in my yard, someday, when it becomes the space it is meant to be
Ted’s pieces are made from different types of wood, depending on the piece itself. Some of his art contains cedar, some utilizes pole logs. All of Ted’s pieces incorporate Bamboo, and the leaves, flowers and decorations are Copper. In the center of the pieces he places BullsEye Glass.
The most vital materials in these creations are Spirit & Heart!
Everything Ted uses is recycled and/or reused material.

If you are local to the Portland/Vancouver/Longview area, I highly recommend a visit to Love Art! Gallery ~ over 65 artists from jewelers to painters to glass blowers to yard artists are represented there. Maybe I’ll see you there someday.

Friday night, May 6 ~ Love Art! Gallery First Friday Event
Entertainment provided by Byron & Shelley, a vocally-driven, acoustic musical duo. Their sound is hard folk meets organic soul. They will be performing original music as well as songs from the 60s and 70s, featuring two voices and a plethora of other musical oddities
Come celebrate spring with community, music & art! Bring your friends!

Have a great weekend,
Love & Sincerely, Katie