I invited Kathleen to participate in my Art Buddies Invitational for many reasons. For one thing, she is a faithful reader of my blog. Kathleen works at the Oregon State Hospital as a nurse and has enlisted a group of her co-workers and friends to follow along with reading my blog and my artful escapades! Kathleen has also taken every single class I have ever offered in Salem. So how's that for a fantastic and supportive friend and cheerleader? Kathleen lives fairly close to Bush Park, so today when I went for my outing with Master Emmett, I zipped over to Kathleen's house to snap a few photos of her Art Buddy. Kathleen is going through some personal family challenges and so her Art Buddy was a form of art therapy for her.
The mini canvas in some of the above photos was something I encouraged Kathleen to participate in and I will be writing more about that little adventure in the next few days . . . oh, and Kathleen has the cutest cat, Geisha is her name, so friendly and interested in what I was doing. Geisha even stopped long enough to pose for a photo.