~ A peek inside my studio to see what I am currently creating.~


~Soiled Dove Fabric Collage*

With getting my classroom ready and the beginning on a 
new school year, I haven't had 
a whole lotta  time to spend
in my studio.

Before that I had been putting together a fabric collage
entitled "Soiled Dove"

based on the other pioneer-western women who fell upon hard times 
(in the male dominated culture when men left or died)  
Some women turned to another source of income
using the resources they had left.
And they had a story to tell too.

I am looking forward to the day when I can finish her
and make some more collages.


Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
I love this ,and the fantastic made background, so many layers- I think it looks totally finished for me -she is beautiful.
This morning I tryed to comment on your other blog,- is there not supposed to be a comment-button? I could not find it on any of your posts ,there? Hope you are getting better,and wishes you a good evening.

Debbi said...

Your creations always make me smile. Love you, Deb

ramsam said...

Looks so great so far, I can't imagine what else you could add!

sf said...

SOOO pretty - I am STILL trying to finish pieces started at the beginning of summer...and still wishing the pre-school would close for 1 month in the middle of it!!!

Dianne said...

I love her... title and all!

~*~Patty S said...

you are off to a brilliant start...she's lovely and intriguing already dear Katie!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

This is so pretty Katie - love all the details. Have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Melinda Cornish said...

this is so soft and pretty Katie....I was on your other blog and I couldnt figure out how to leave a comment....just wanted you to know how much I love your blog banner....that is the sweetest picture ever. I also am thinking of you as you go throught this time of changes....

~*~Patty S said...

For some reason I could not find a place to comment on your other blog "where's Katie" precious post, so I thought I would do so here

I certainly have missed you but knew that you had school starting...

may the breezes of fall bring gentle changes to your life...I hope that any doors that are closing help open new and wonderful windows for you!

Take care sweet friend...you are worth waiting for!

Dorthe said...

Dear Katie,
Writing you here, as I don`t know how to comment on your blog- and`that makes me sad, as I want to tell you ,I have been there, every single time you added your thoughts, as today.
Please tell me if I`m only stupid, or if there is no comment possible???
I so hope for you the changes will not be as bad as you now fears- and sends you Hugs and love.

Suz said...

I am following dear Patty and dear Dorthe. Please take care of you, my friend. You are one of the most loving people I have ever known. You RADIATE love, Katie. We will all be waiting.
Big hugs,

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The beginnings of fabulous, Katie. I've often wondered about circumstances that cause a woman to earn a living on her back. But, I've never had little eyes looking up at me and wondering where was supper. To keep body and soul together, especially the bodies and souls of my little ones, should I have had any, I'd, probably, do anything. Including being a soiled dove.
Take care of yourself; life is difficult and when it slings mud, we all need to hunker down and weather the storm as best we, with God, are able.
When you have a moment, please read my post "Is Your Life Difficult"...it speaks to hard times and how we respond.
"You are loved with an everlasting love...and underneath are His everlasting arms." Elizabeth Elliott

Jeanie said...

I've never discovered your beautiful studio blog before. I'm so glad you included mention of it in your Where's Katie post. This is indeed lovely -- and let me add about the other (and never worry about replying, silly girl! We get it!) -- that I send wishes and prayers that those in your world who are challenged right now -- physically or emotionally (and that includes you) find the strength to get up day by day and do what must be done. No less, but no more, either, unless that one is ready and able. Sounds like we are going through challenges with work that will part us from friends. Mine has started, yours is yet to come. It is difficult and I do feel with you on this. Sending hugs.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Just found your blog. I love it. I took K C Willis Collage Camp online.
she is a wonderful lady. Your work is fantastic. So glad to have found you.

Suz said...

Love her Katie!!!

Marva said...

Oh this is awesome!!! I hear you on not having a lot of studio time, having the same problem. Also keep misplacing my mojo! :D

Relyn said...

I love you, sweet girl. Happy Thanksgiving.

QueenBe said...

Beautiful!! I know I love the collage I bought from your shop many months ago. Hope you can find some time to create again soon!

Relyn said...

Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

Anonymous said...


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Relyn said...

I was just thinking that you should feature my tote here. It really is remarkable. You are SO talented.