Monday, December 31, 2018
"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!" January Children's Drawing Workshops with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library, 2019
Whatever the year,
Let it be full of good cheer,
Good news to hear,
And much that is dear.
May our hearts be clear! -CK, 12/31/18
Friday, December 28, 2018
Rockland - Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults,
on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered
branches, buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter
sports. Each week will be a different subject. Classes meet 11 a.m. Most Mondays, January 7, 14, and 28th at the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. (The library is closed January 21, for Martin Luther King Day.) Led by Knoth, participants will create their own
winter art. Each week is a different subject. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland
Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.
1/07 Evergreens in snow and papercuts
1/14 Winter scenes
1/21 No class - Library closed for Martin Luther King Day
1/28 Penguins & winter sports figures
Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating winter scenes of January. Participants will work with pencil, colored
pencil, crayon, and sometimes papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color.
Knoth creates watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which
she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children's drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith
Wellin. For more information about Knoth's work visit www.catinkacards.com.
Attachments - art by Catinka Knoth
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
"Please take me off this message stream!!!!! I'm fucking trying to sleereeerp !!!!!!!!"
Sorry this had not been clarified before. I started this iMessages thread because I thought it was time that I check in somewhere on a daily basis. It became obvious that that was not going to work. I didn't know whom I was bothering or not. But I liked that I could use those live drawings. They don't work in any other format. I had also liked the idea of trying to make an Advent calendar - a different drawing for each day of Advent. I had written up a list of lots of ideas to draw from, to draw. And I had already gotten started on these. When it became obvious that it wasn't really interesting anyone else, I felt a little bit sad because this had been a good motivator for me to do this early in the morning. It got me up in the morning early to be able to do it. But I knew already this would not be sustainable. And yes I was doing it for myself so that I could watch the drawings live. My student who is part of that text message chain which is very small just for five people, almost always responded. I knew from one sister, C, that she liked them though she could not always respond. I presumed that the other sister was seeing them but also could not always respond. I just assumed that L had set up a place for these iMessages to go so they wouldn't bother him. I assumed there had to be a way to shut off notifications for them.
I was far enough into them that I was not going to stop then. I did periodic email messages of the drawings in final form to family and friends. I made blog posts of almost each day's drawings. And I had decided that that was how I was going to have to do it - by blogging these drawings. Even there the daily grind of it did not seem sustainable. But I was just going to see how far i might be able to take it. And then word came in from some people that they were enjoying the emails. Other people on the email list I had no idea about whether this was a nuisance or what. But I wasn't sending these out as daily emails either. And I could not see why people would like them in their final form. To me the fun of it was seeing them as they're drawn especially those tiny ones!
So last night at midnight
came the blowup of "take me off the list I am fucking".... blah blah blah.
I googled to learn whether there is a way to customize one's imsg notifications. Yes, plenty...
Just google the question!
Post Note: turns out individual's notifications settings got thrown out of whack. I was suddenly sending this to 5 instead of 4, and late at night instead of early morning. I also input names one by one rather than by group.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Cat puts up the tree,
With ornaments & ribbons
for all to see,
Soon there'll be cookies & tea
But this is enough for me
and for thee,
Til Cat has done with
the decorating spree!
Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Plenty for you and for me!
It's quarter to three.
The sun may peek from the tree,
Or go down to the sea.
But we'll have cookies and tea! - CK
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
houses, cars, boats, puppets, building blocks, teddy bears, stuffed
animals, wooden animals, puzzles, games, airplanes, art kits, bikes,
wagons - plenty!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Cat has found a tree,
To fill us with glee.
Will put up for others to see.
In time for some cookies & tea.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
And pretty in red and white.
Cat thinks they'll be quite a treat,
And hopes they make a fine delight!
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
We like to imagine ourselves being surrounded by all those treats, from which we can nibble forever, or at least dream of such possibilities...