This is a detail from a large collage that I was excited to show at Kentucky Crafted: the Market. It was produced over a period of days, as my first grandchild came into the world. (This post is late, as we then journeyed to meet our beloved babe.) It was quite a wild time for all the Marketeers, as we withstood tornado warnings huddled in the storm shelter. Everyone was happy about the new location at the Lexington Convention Center.
Imagine how the Viburnum, Rosemary and Lilacs smell. The spring rush is early this year, and I wanted to share the inspiration that surrounds me. This awesome miracle of continual bloom is the reason I always include botanicals in my artwork. I strive to create my life as an art form, integrating all my activities with art. I tend gardens of vegetables, but flowers truly feed my soul.
Kathleen O’Brien is one of the arts professionals on the KPAN roster available to provide consultancies to assist eligible organizations and individual artists with board development, grant writing, marketing and promotions, strategic planning, festival planning and other activities. Consultancy fees are paid by the Kentucky Arts Council.