Baby has arrived...

Hello Friends. It has been far too long since I have posted an update and there's a good reason for that... She is pictured above! Our baby (girl) is finally here! Well, to be totally honest she's been here for six weeks I just haven't really had the chance or the call to post here about it...I have been far too busy getting as many baby snuggles as I can before she grows out of that cuddly phase that is bound to end way too quickly. 

She came into the world on Nov 28th and has been the light of our lives. The first few weeks were super hard and any of you that are parents would know that adjusting to life with a newborn comes with a very large set of challenges but the good always outweighs the bad. She is now beginning to smile and coo and make sweet little noises that are a treat to wake up to. There are other noises too that aren't always a treat but that's a completely different post altogether. 

For now we are rolling with the punches and trying desperately to establish some sort of a routine. I'm going to try hard not to turn this blog into a mommy blog, but I will chat about parenthood from time to time because realistically she is the best thing I've ever created...she is my best work so far, so why not include things about her on this blog about my "creative" life. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, even with my long absences some of you still check in daily and that means a lot. I hope to get back in the swing of things soon-ish...but for now, I will resume my baby snuggles. xoxo-kinga


My paintings on display!

Hello everyone. Happy Sunday! I wanted to drop in with an update about what has been happening around here. We are of course getting ready for the arrival of our baby any day now. We are due in two weeks but apparently the arrival is fair game at any point now and we could go into labour at any unexpected moment. Of course we are very excited about that but getting ready (if one can ever feel ready for such a life changing event) has been keeping us busy. I had my last day of work on friday and  have been working to finish some freelance projects so that I can take some much needed downtime before baby arrives. All of these things have been keeping me from blogging regularly and from working on some of the creative side projects I always seem to have going on. 

In the next two weeks, granted that baby is on time and not early, I plan to do some of those creative projects that always make me feel recharged and satisfied. I plan to paint and do some letterpress...I plan to just tinker around in the studio and in the kitchen...just creating...

Speaking of the kitchen, I need to fill the freezer with healthy, easy, go to meals so if you have some suggestions I'd love to hear them....sand any recipes my way. 

As for the photos above, I recently got over a fear and handed over my paintings to be put on display/sale at a nearby craft brewery called Block Three Brewing . This was a big step for me as I am always concerned about how my art will be perceived, especially since I have surrendered to this abstract style I have going on. But I keep trying it, and painting it, so perhaps there's something to be said about that. People will either love it, or hate it...something I have no control over. 

I like the attitude Andy Warhol had about art...He said. "Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make more art"  

I love that! It's a good attitude to have...and so it goes...


Anniversary getaway...and a bit of news...

On the weekend we celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe that we said our vows six years ago and it seems that time has gone by with super speed, but with good reason, we are really looking forward to the future. In case the pictures didn't give it away (who am I kidding?)...we are expecting! Our new family member will be arriving at the very end of November and we are beyond excited to welcome him or her. We don't know the gender of the baby and we are looking forward to being surprised, although I will admit, it's been hard for me...not knowing. 

We spent our last anniversary as just a couple, at a cottage on lake Erie. It was a cold and rainy weekend, but that didn't bother us any as we spent the time inside looking out at the gorgeous views, talking about the future, playing board games and cooking some great meals. It was the perfect way to spend some time together before our lives are changed forever in the best possible way (or worst, depending on who you ask...a sleep deprived parent for example). 

I hope you've had a nice weekend too...


Letterpress cards...

It has been a while since I posted anything about my letterpress projects so I thought I'd share these fun cards I made for my friend Petra Hroch. I just love how they turned out! Simple. Stylish. Elegant.

I have been doing a bit more printing lately and working on some stationery which I will be sharing in the upcoming weeks...but for now it's just nice to be back at the press. I missed it...

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend! 


Ingredients of a summer saturday...

A new (old) book to read.
Warm sunshine.
Relaxing on a blanket in the park. (this one in Stratford, On)
Ice cream shop near by.

...now bring on the Fall.