Sunday, October 21, 2012


So we finally got here...UNREAL REALLY!!!   They let us off the plane right in the path of other planes pulling up.  WE were hearded like CATTLE to a line with hundreds of others waiting to get through customs. Which took 1.5 hours... I almost went to jail right out of the gate when I took pics of the damn airport... LMAO... NOT KIDDING AT ALL!!!   Apparently ....taking photos of the FROWNED UPON IN THIS ESTABLASHMENT!!!

We are on the second floor of the resort and we have a pool and verenda right outside our patio door with a view of the marina. 

Happy Creating!!!
Love Kathleen

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Well, It's Official

  Now, for those of you who know me... YOU KNOW.. I DO ...NOT...CRY.  This whole week has crazy and emotional to say the least.  I am also not very philosophical and deep about the things that I do.  I don't put much weight in the stride for success because success is measured differently by the individual.  Success is personal... and sometimes is better kept private as to not offend. 

But this is too crazy to not share... I JUST SCORED THE COVER OF MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE!!!!  I cried when I got this text.  I am not sure why, but for one second I got to relax and just look at it.  The cover....of an international magazine.... have I arrived?
I really dont' know.  But I intend to find out this week as I find what is waiting for me in Cabo San Lucas....WHOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!
I am also gonna be on TV again tomorrow morning and the best part is my babies will be on TV with me. Better Kansas City channel 5 with Kelly Jones.  Caitlin is gonna paint on TV and Chase is gonna ty flies and I am gonna be intervied about the gallery and the art career and all of that. 

I now have to go prepair for the interview and make sure that the final packing for cabo is done.....WHAT A CRAZY LIFE!!!!
Happy Creating!!
Love Kathleen

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


IT IS TRUE!!!!!!!    Kelly Jones From the Better Kansas City Morning Show and her crew paid us a visit yesterday afternoon to see what all the buzz was about for herself.... Two words.... CRA     ZYYYYYY.....
Kelly Jones was ROCKIN a Red Calvin Klein Dress

So they got there early and we were ACTUALLY almost ready....The class flowed like the wine.... It was unscripted, and elt like home.  Each gal settled right in to the fast pace of the class and we sat Kelly right up at the front so I could drill instruct her...LOL... She laughed and laughed her way right  through  and ended up painting a really nice one at the end of the class.....

Kelly's First Painting EVER!!!

The show will air on Channel 5 on Friday Oct 19th and begins at 9:00AM.  I will also be in the studio on Kelly's turf again doing some live footage. 
Then after we survived the taping, we went to El Mags for a round of Margaritas!!!   Then we had to go get our toes done and then had to go back for another round of Margaritas at El Mags.... imagine the looks on their faces when they saw us again just two hours later.... needless to say Kiko had to drive me home...LOL.  Jamie my Nazi workout instructor and nutrtionist is worried that we will repeat the above described day ten days in a row in CABO!!!   I lied and told her we wouldn't...LMAO!!!   OF COURSE WE ARE!!!

I have paintings to finish up, and things to do around here.  Hope to post some new art tonight or tomorrow night.  Til then.........
Love Kathleen

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The most AMAZING feeling.... 
 to just stand here and think all this started less than one year ago....
.and it truly wasn't even a dream until someone said... why don't you do art shows....
.and paint some Marlin.......

It is truly like looking at my first born...complete amazement at the detail in the prints is mind blowing to me.  My very first run of my very first Limited Edition Giclee Prints EVER IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE!!!  
 It is better than milk duds in popcorn...better than loosing ten pounds....better than tequila...WHOOOOA... got WAY TOOOO EXCITED There and MUST retract my last better than statement because not much of anything is better than Tequila except FISHING offshore.......Sorry, I lost myself in it all,,.. LOOOOK AT IT LOOOOK AT IT>>>>HOLY SHITBALLS LOOOOOOOOOOOOK AT IT!!!!!!!!!   I REally did it>....i AM DONG high kicks as i type this!!!!  

 Terry and Cheryl have way exceeded my expectations with customer services and quality and turn around time.  Hats Off to them at Quality Images in Kansas for helping to make the photos above a reality.

LOL!!!   We still have to buff the floors tomorrow night I guess to be ready for the TV Crew to come film here Tuesday.  The class is full, but if you are DYING to paint, then call me.  Everyone knows I AM EASY!!

So , two TV gigs THIS WEEK and Saturday I LEAVE FOR CABO SAN LUCAS...IT IS HERE... I HAVE GOOSE PUMPS!!!!  The art has already arrived in Cabo and is waiting for me to get there... Chapter 937 will be written in a warmer climate, surrounded by water, and TEQUILA!!!  AMEN to that. 

I have to go fiish a painting so I can go home. 
Happy Creating!!!
Love Kathleen

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Yes, it is finally DONE...well the part I wanted done anyway... What could I POSSIBLY be talking about?  What have I complained about for the last year and  a HALF?  (besides my growing ass)  THE WEBSITE THE WEBSITE THE WEBSITE!!!!!  WHOOOHOOOOO!!!!!
Gallery Off Broadway

CHECK IT OUT PEEPS!!!   The calendar will be modified a bit more so that you can see the pics right when it opens, but MA O MAN... I am so stinkin excited that it is FINALLY HERE!!

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER AND PAY ON LINE!!!  You can also buy art online.  You can create your own account, and put the class in the shopping cart and pay right there!!!!

Show us some love and go sign up for a class this month....HURRRRRY... DO IT NOW.... I want to see the email comfirmations coming through...TEEEHEEE!!!

YOU ARE A CREATIVE GENIUS!!!!!  Everyone say thank you to Rae for putting this whole thingy together..and for understanding that I am a computer moron and had NO IDEA what she was talking about the entire time, but LOOK AT IT!!!  JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

Okay,  I have to go work out and then go to the studio and finish three paintings before I can sleep tonight..  I have more news that will be confirmed today that we will certainly blog about.

Monday, October 1, 2012


OHHH I am so excited.  There is  SO MUCH TO TELL YOU.  I have been DYING to spread the news but wanted to wait to know FOR SURE that it was all going to happen.  GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUEEESSSS WHAAAAAATTTTT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

I have been asked to do ANOTHER TV SHOW!!!!!~   BETTER KANSAS CITY!!!!!!   and it is a TWO PART... October 16th, the crew is COMING TO THE GALLERY OFF BROADWAY to film a CLASS!!!! We will have a class at 12:30 in the afternoon on the 16th and it will be FREE!!!!! Then October 19th, I will go to their studio and do a live show with the lovely and talented Kelly Jones and teach her how to paint ON FREAKING TV!!!!!  I AM GOING TO TEACH ON TV!!!!  Bob Ross would be so proud!!!!
It is true that he taught me how to paint... LOVED HIM!!!

Also,  I signed a licensing agreement on the Marlin painting last week.  T SHIRT HEAVEN BABY!!!! if that was not enough, the same  painting has been sent to the printer and this week I will pick up my very first ever run of LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS~!
!!!!   We are only releasing 30 of them so it is truly LIMITED EDITION.  They will come with a certificate of authenticity and will be signed and numbered by ME!!!
"Do It Til You're Black & Blue"
40" x 40"

This photo from
Then we will ship the original to Cabo San Lucas and I will go meet up with it on the 20th of this month to attend the tournament, sell some art, autograph some tshirts, drink some TEQUILA  and MAYBE CATCH A MARLIN!!!

Then NOVEMBER 9th is the launch party for KRIS KRINGLE!!!  Party starts at 5:00 and runs til 10:00.  We have hired a blues band from Kansas City and Baltimore bend Winery will be here to sell the wine.  I will be signing labels and selling prints of the entire series and of course we will be having a painting class that night because that is how we roll!!!

I will tell you about the shows from September that I did later... one was amazing, one was horrible and the event promoters were big fat liar liars pants on FIRES!!!!!

Anyway, we also have a Barbara Akers Workshop at the Gallery on October 13th.  You are going to get to create something beautiful to take home with you. 

Okay, that is all for now I think.... I have to do the newsletter and so other poopy computer stuff, then off to dreamy land for me!!!! 
Happy Creating!!
Love Kathleen