Archive | January 2015

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THE OLD GREEN SWEATER


Some things take on a life of their own. This is the way of my father’s old green sweater. He didn’t really wear it much at the end of his life, but I had thought it a would be a stylish addition to his wardrobe in his nursing home. After he passed away, I draped […]

MOTHER LOVE


“Mother Love” stoneware sculpture 3ft.tall by kayti sweetland rasmussen What stronger bond is there than the love of a mother for her children? During my life of art, I have been privileged to paint or sculpt people, and some of the most rewarding have been mothers with their children. Wherever I have gone, I am […]

PUTTING LIGHT INTO THE DARK SPACES


Women painters were not always granted friendly acceptance by the male artistic community. In fact their efforts were often viewed as a curiosity. Artemisia Gemtileschi was a 15th century woman painter best known for her specialty of painting strong and suffering women. As it turned out, she had a good reason for doing so. Born […]

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TITLES?


“I Am Home” original watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen , We are always advised to make a title inviting. To use it as a “hook” to get people to read or look at something we have created. After all, who would want to see something bland and uninteresting? I have been making art and […]

MENTAL HOPSCOTCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT


“Kate and Nigh-Nigh” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen Charlie throws himself onto our bed, snuggling heavily to gain more space between us in our antique double bed. There is no sleep from that time on till morning light, and the mind jumps from subject to subject, alighting on each for no more than a […]

CHARLIE’S PAL


He quietly moved into our neighborhood on the end of a leash which was attached to the hand of a nice-looking young woman. Charlie was enchanted as he struggled at the end of his own leash held by Dr. Advice. Introductions were in order for us and for the dogs. “What’s his name,” I asked. […]