Wednesday, June 29, 2016


I have a damned fascination with art trading cards! Makes me wonder if there's a 12-step program for collectors.....Hi, my name is Kathryn and I am addicted to miniature artworks.   In all seriousness, my infatuation with miniature art probably comes from collecting wine labels. Such beautiful works of art on such a small space. So I've been working on art trading cards although they are technically ACEO's as I sell them rather than trade them. There are some absolutely extraordinary works of art on those little cards, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. And although their prices can escalate and they are very collectible, you can usually find them quite affordable.  I will try to choose my top 5 artists and post some of their work here in the next couple of weeks.

My latest 4 ACEO's are listed on EBAY for the next week:  kathrynramosstudio on Ebay

On a sad note, lost my pup to old age this week. Scout was her name and she was the best damn dog! She was 13 years old, a German Shepherd mix and she was loved. I held her sweet face in my hands as she was euthanized and I honestly don't know if I will ever stop missing that ol' gal.

Quote of the Day: "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." ~ James Thurber

Song of the Day: "A Better Man" ~ Eddie Vedder (on the Letterman show 2015)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Looking for the Joy

When the news is overwhelmingly sad and the future looks bleak, when elections, terrorists, and hate seem to dominate the headlines, I turn to art more than ever. Art heals. It doesn't discriminate. Creating is a salve for a wounded soul and oh my God is there ever a greater need than now?

I've read this quote from Mr. Rogers many times over the years and given my age, I can safely say I heard it the day it was spoken:   When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

These 4 paintings are sitting in my studio now, I'll live with them and add finishing touches until later this week when they will head to the online

Song of the Day: "Lean on Me" ~ Bill Withers

Quote of the Day: "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." ~ Mahatma Ghandi