Saturday, June 18, 2011

Looking Around

This is my cat, Stevie, and the view I see of him on my lap and the living room from my "spot" on the couch.  This picture is a fun little memory to take home with me in Italy, of all of the times I sat in this spot and journaled or read books, with a purring cat on my lap. It's funny, Stevie will only sit on my lap if I'm in this spot, with a comforter on and my legs up on footstool. Sometimes, after a vacation when he's very needy, I have to go sit there with the comforter on (even if it's hot, and I have a gazillion things to do) because he just wants to be petted but won't allow it anywhere else. Picky cat! I love him though, and am glad we brought him with us to Italy, even with all of the hassles of paperwork and transport.

So while I'm looking around my apartment and my neighborhood for the last few times, how about looking around some more at the links from fellow participants in the swap? I'm so excited about how many people are participating, and I really want to encourage new connections. I had wanted to do a Scavenger Hunt amongst the links, with prizes and everything, but have run out of time with all that I need to do to get ready to move.

I thought maybe you could help me! Can you visit a link or two and then come back and comment here with what you found at your links? Maybe you found someone participating across the world, or who has an art form you haven't seen before. Maybe you found someone who loves the same medium you do. Let's look around together and find something new! Share the link and what you discovered in the comments below.

Links added since the last blog update:

Shaking the Tree
Life's Rich Pattern
Studio K8 and Me
small matters
studio mod

All the links!
How to Feather an Empty Nest
Learning as I Go
Paloma Chaffinch
Ashley Sisk's Ramblings and Photos
Jenny Shih
Life @ RuffHaven
Here and Now
Living in a Still Life
Donna Did It
Left in Front of Right
The Red Tin
Altered Muse Art
Dreams and Whispers
Maddy's Stitching Corner
Simply Life Photographs
Pointy Pix
Kristin Dudish
Natasha May
The Vintage Artist
Digital Experiments by Carolyn
WJC's Digital Designs
Creating my Life
i wanna be me when i grow up
Giddy-Up Let's Ride
The Creative Identity
Elizabeth GLZ
Jofabi Photo
A New Day, A Different Way
A Rural Journal
Alchemy of Art
Picturing the Year
Hounds in Heaven
BleuOiseau Photography
Aquarel Rivers
The Wright Stuff
The Mrs.
Urban Muser
{Furi Kuri}Travels
A Little Blue Sky
carola bARTz
Same Day: Thirty Years Apart
Cottage 960
Nomadic Notebook
Well of Creations
CindyLew's Studio
Hysong Designs
The Weekend Photo Warrior
Tina's Tree
The Studio 56
Kristen Walker
Rosie Grey
This Life through the Lens
Not Everyone Has Film
Sloane Solanto: A Colorful Life
Ravenous Rae
My Midlife Creativities
Tracy Swartz, Whimsical Gourd Art
One Thousand Paintings
One Little Promise
Amber Leigh Jacobs
Marie Z. Johanson
The Queen of Creativity
Expressive World
Random Thoughts Do or "Di"
Lyrical Journey
Karen Koch, Life Needs Art
My Sweet Prairie
dye~ing to be yours
my heart art
Crafty Creativity
Jenna Kannas Inspirations
Going a Little Coastal
Starry Blue Sky
Quilting, Calle and other things
Matthew and Larissa
Studio Mailbox
Poetic Mapping
Simple Mansion
By Jen
Paper Bird
Musings of a Hennaphile
She Dreams of the Sea
The Little Things...
Tangerine Meg
amaze, surprise & delight
love PEAS
Kristen Laudick Photography
Grandma's Recipe Box
Heartwork Photography
Dixon Hill
Just me and my Art
Mia Makes...
Cosrard & Penpen
I miei due bambini
Special Moments in Time
Such stuff as dreams are made on
Darlene Cunnup Photography
Peach Coglo
One Woman, Reinvented
Creative Explorer
Bren's Bright Corner
Jillsy Girl Studio
Today is a Gift
My Consuming Passions
Marie Otero
Shelley Shockley
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink
Mosey Along
April Cole's Studio
Jo Murray - Art
With Renewed Eyes
Zentangles & Stuff
Fleeting Moments
Journaling through Photos
Stefanie Renee
Alison Behn
Gramma's Little Corner
The Whimzy
Moon's Musings


  1. Kat - just wanted to thank you again for this opportunity to share my art with other like-minded souls.

    Through your exchange, I found the photography of Jennifer Erbe at her site Small Matters: Taking Time to Notice

    She has a unique photographic vision and I share her love of the details.

  2. Hi Kat, I visited My Midlife Creativities. She has gorgeous photos, but what interested me was her "walking to Duck" blog.
    It's a great story and has motivated me to start walking again. Thanks Kat for sharing all these wonderful people and their sites!

  3. I want to look at all of these sites, but there just isn't enough time in the day! I can report back on four of them, though.

    Jessica of Living in a Still Life does wonderful things with textures and has really useful photoshop tips.

    On Fleeting Moments you'll simply find lovely photos.

    Brenda of How to Feather an Empty Nest has a very distinctive photographic style. She's trained in graphic design, and it really shows through in her photos. I just love these. In one of her posts she shows how you can use texture to unify a montage of different photos.

    And if you haven't discovered Zentangles yet, go to Zentangles & Stuff. A Zentangle is a kind of structured, meditative kind of doodle and they look quite amazing.

  4. So many wonderful links to go through! I know what i'll be doing on the next rainy day ;)

  5. Oh boy Kat - I have bookmarked this post and I will be visiting these blogs soon - This is so much fun! I can't wait! Wheee!!!



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