Dear Friends,It's March!!! There is something about March that feels more like the beginnings of a new year to me, and I am feeling inspired.Every year I chose two or three words that I feel aligned with. These are usually words that signify an area of intended growth for me. I actually chose four this year, somehow I think this will be a very pivotal year (as if the last few have not been - haha).Creation - That seems fitting doesn't it? I am a creator at heart. I am dedicated to develop my skills and my artistic expression. Creation in all its forms is the pulse in life that brings me to that special place of paying attention.Connection - I can be a bit of a hermit. I like my "Kathryn" time, but know the importance of my growing friendships and relationships in general, so I am making more time for that in my life. I bring creation into my connections by teaching, but also spending quality time with friends making art together. I am also the type of person that actually gets a lot more accomplished when working with another person. Ideas are more free flowing and I can get into that state of flow very easily when sharing my creative time with others.Change - Not that I am trying to reinvent myself, more that I am open to change with out resisting. Change is constant, and I want to be an active participant. I like to see how my art is changing, it is like learning a new language and that can be exhilarating. The collages in this post were just that. Fresh and new for me.Strength - This is about resilience, because sometimes I just feel like I am walking through molasses. I've learned that those days don't last long and there is usually something really poignant on the other side, and I usually have an epiphany if I am patient. It is truly the learning to be patient and being with the molasses that is the lesson for me to embrace. I am beginning to truly understand that is the key to what ever comes my way, to just stay with it. So happy New Year all over again, let's hope there are many silver linings for all of us. Included in this post are images of some very freeing collages that I have done while sitting at the dining table chatting with one of my closest friends. Something near and dear to my heart.