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Monday, December 31, 2018

"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!" January Children's Drawing Workshops with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library, 2019

"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!" January Children's Drawing Workshops with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library, 2019

Press Release:
Rockland -  Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, 
at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist 
Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a different focus.

Tuesdays  4-5 p.m.  "Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!"
1/01      No class - library closed for New Year
1/08       Polar Bears
1/15       Penguins
1/22       Winter Themes, Scenes, and Sports
1/29       Arctic Animals

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided, and geared for age 6 and up, Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Library policy is that children age 10 and under  be accompanied by an adult. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, in the 
Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The Friends of 
Rockland Library host.  FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

Attachments - Demonstration art and whiteboard drawings  by Catinka Knoth

Cat's Happy New Year - the Pig!, mini digital phone drawings, 12/31/18

2019 is the Year of the Pig!
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

January adult art workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2019

Winter Themes January Adult Art Workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2019

Press Release:

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


Attachments - art by Catinka Knoth

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Cat Advent & Holidays 2018 iMessages thread drawings etc... 12/25/18

Finally a reply from L on the drawings iMessage thread:
"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!

Oy vey!

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.

Cat visits the Nativity Crêche, mini digital phone drawings, 12/24/18

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cat knits candy cane scarves, mini digital phone drawings,12/23/18

There was a time we all had these red and white striped scarves! I think there were black and white and blue and white ones too. Good for the peppermints of Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Cat leaves Santa cookies and milk. Mini digital phone drawings, 12/20/18.

Cat has cookies and milk 
  for when Santa comes round 
Santa loves what he's found,
And makes not a sound
As he packs them away by the pound!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cat sees holiday lights, mini digital phone drawings, 12/19/18

Wonderful magical light displays they do now. Like still fireworks that last for a few weeks instead of a few minutes. In the quiet of the still cold nights. A good thing about winter - one can see further!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cat decorates the tree, digital phone drawings, 12/18/18

Good that Cat does this now. In Maine lots of people throw the tree away on Christmas Day!

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

Holiday cards and ornaments, adult art class group display, 12/10/18

We did practices for using lines just to imagine and develop the feel of the physical spherical form rather than just trying to make it 'look' like the form. It ends up 'looking' more like the form if you can imagine it or pretend it. One of these works is such a practice sheet.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cats with cookies and tea, mini digital phone drawings, 12/16/18

Cat's Tea Party

Cat makes cookies and tea,
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

Cats shopping for the holidays, digital phone drawings, 12/15/18, - CK

Cat has fresh breads and vegetables, turkey to roast, canned goods, and more hiding in the bags. Lots of menu possibilities. Where is the shopping list? What happened to the shopping list? Did Cat forget it? Did Cat lose it? Did Cat write it and leave it behind? Did Cat make one? Did Cat toss it when finished shopping? Did Cat find everything on the list? Did Cat want everything on the list?  Did Cat's mind change about anything on the list?


Friday, December 14, 2018

Cat gathers toys for Christmas - digital phone drawings, 12/14/18

Cat will have to decide where the toys go - whether to keep the toys or help Santa.
Cat gathers toys for Christmas, live/touch drawing, 12/14/18

Cat gathers toys, digi 'sig' drawing, 12/14/18, - CK

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cat sees Santa, digital phone drawings, 12/13/18, - CK

Cat visits with Santa. Santa tells about the toys he makes - dolls, doll
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 gets the Christmas tree, digital phone drawings, 12/12/18

Cat brings home the Christmas tree. Might be snowing too.

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

Cat & candy canes wreath, digi, (live),phone drawings, 12/11/18

Peppermint candy canes are very sweet,
And pretty in red and white.
Cat thinks they'll be quite a treat,
And hopes they make a fine delight!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cat and gingerbread houses, digital phone drawings, 12/6/18

Hopefully the cat decides there is nothing to its tastes here. Just to look at anyway! And who might be inside?
We like to imagine ourselves being surrounded by all those treats, from which we can nibble forever, or at least dream of such possibilities...