Let it Shine!

Light shine art  


In every single one of us there is a light...for some it is just a little wisp of glow from a flashlight with a fading battery.  For others it is it may be something more like a beautiful chandelier that is made up of countless illuminated bulbs.  Either way they both break up the darkness just in a different way.  Be encouraged to know that your little light is a blessing to others, so don't hide it...LET IT SHINE!

Once upon a time....



Once upon a time in a magical and sunny kingdom called California a fair haired child was born.  She was called Kathleen...Kathy for short.  But it was her handsome Prince of a father who dubbed her Katy Ka Diddle Hopper...we don't know why for sure, but its sweet silliness suited the giggly little girl perfectly.

As she grew, she found that being silly was not the only thing to recommend her...but her drawing abilities were as well..  She drew constantly.  As in all the time!  She drew pictures...lots and lots of pictures and gave them away to all those she loved throughout the kingdom. As she grew, so did her love of all things creative.  So one day, she packed her bags and traveled to a land far, far away called Chico, where she learned many more things about being drawing pictures.

While in the land of Chico, she met her  Prince Charming.  They got married, had three of their very own sweet and silly children and are living happily ever after.  Although no longer a child, Kathleen still loved to draw. Especially she loved to draw pictures that are full of whimsy and delight...that puts a smile on the face of everyone that sees them.  She did not need a magic mirror or a crystal ball to know that the very best name ever for her art was Katy Ka Diddle Hopper.


Here is the non-fairy tale version...I was born in California and do have a Prince of a Dad who nicknamed me Katy Ka Diddle Hopper!  I have always loved to communicate through art and have drawn lots and lots of pictures over the years.  The Prince Charming and three kids part is totally true!  I have been working on my art business for the several years now...learning so much along the way.  The journey has had it's ups and downs for sure, and the funny thing is that "Katy" has almost taken on a life of her own...the art, the process the highs and lows are all bundled into one little cutie called Katy...it is like she is part of the family.  So, I spend my days creating art that I hope blesses you and makes you smile...because for me that would be a fairy tale dream come true


It's NOT all about the Candy!



It is that time of year again...when the visions of candy bars and lollipops dance in the heads of kids everywhere...and when I say kids I actually mean of all ages.  The trick or treat years are distant memories for me now..and as I look back I wonder how did I manage to make costumes for three kids!  Well I know one answer is because I was younger then too (shock) and obviously had much more energy then I do now!  For my family the fun of dressing up, running around in the dark with Dad and hoping one of the neighbors would do something fun and scary was the best part of Trick or Treating...the candy was icing on the cake. As in most of our family memories it was what we did together that  we celebrated and enjoyed the most, more than the candy or the gifts. And I am grateful that this blessing is the same today even though my kiddos are grown-up!  I hope that is the same for you and your family.

I created this ode to the season to capture the fun we had, but also to remember that with all of the fun and excitement manners are the best part of everyone's costume.  Please comment as I would love to know your thoughts...and thank you for stopping by!