Friday, December 31, 2010

Savor the sweetness of the New Year full of possibilities that have never been.
Welcome 2011.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The perfect hostess gift...

The Perfect Holiday Hostess gift this season. Wrap a bottle of your favorite wine in one of my hand screened towels. The party host will remember you long after the wine is gone.
See all my towel designs at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Believe in the Magic!

Front and center on the mantle, there it is....Believe in the Magic. I love this message about the Christmas season, for there is magic in the littlest, smallest places. Take time out for yourself to find some magic this season. What ever it is that brings you joy.
Don't get caught up in following the crowds, do what individually makes you happy and find the true MAGIC of the Holidays.

This above all: To thine own self be true.....
                                                  ~William Shakespeare

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Everything is inspiration...

I love this quote, Everything is inspiration. It truly is when you stop to really give it some thought. The thing you might see as random and small could indeed inspire you to something great. My inspiration for this hand painted wallet was a feather laying on the ground. Some fallen feather...from where...what kind of big was it..what did it look like? And then I thought it doesn't matter, I'm going to paint the feather for what it is. What an inspiration.
I love the word Abundance, so I was inspired to use Chinese lettering to convey the word "abundance."
My wish for you today is abundance and inspiration.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Painting so many new purses!! And a sale code to use through Monday 11/29/2010.

'Tis the season...for painting! I've added some wonderful new bags and a backpack to my Etsy site:
I want to share a coupon code to use at checkout, to get 20% off your purchase through cyber Monday 11/29/2010. Enter code: allpurses (at time of checkout)
Thank you for looking! Happy shopping!

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!

Here it is the day after Thanksgiving or "Black Friday." I'm not seeing the shopping frenzy here in CO? We went out amongst them today, every store seemed really civil.
It was quite nice.
Our son Josh and his wife Wedny were here visiting from Roseville, CA. We had a nice time. We toured Celestial Seasonings tea and the Leanin' Tree museum. I wish the rest of the family could have been here...we had our first ever split up Thanksgiving :(
It will make us appreciate being together at Christmas all the more.
Happy Day After Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oskar Blues Brewery and Family

This week we had the unexpected pleasure of our dear neice from FL passing through CO on a sales call, visit us for the evening. Although it wasn't enough time with our sweet Ashley.
It was sooooo good to see her and hear about what's going on in her life. Ashley arrived in her FL/CA clothes.... she purchased a sweat shirt in the airport for warmth.
We went out to Oskar Blues for dinner then over to the micro brewery/tasting room after. My only wish is that we had more time together....until next time dear Ashley.
There is nothing more important then family, not money, not things, just time together with the ones we love. I love you Ashley... come back soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't touch my Junk!

Hello Friends, With all the attention in the Media on the guy who was going through security in San Diego who proclaimed to the TSA "Don't touch my Junk" I decided to create a hand screened tee shirt. Junk....a ship came to mind...sure enough, I looked it up, Junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. Well Ok then, A shirt with a big ship that says don't touch my junk, perfect. Although I'm sure that guy was refering to another kind of junk.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fa La La La La.....

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas....Oh, I mean Thanksgiving. The snow is here in Colorado whether I like it or not. It makes for good Christmas ornament painting. Yesterday I sent out my annual Christmas ornament flyer. Every year, for at least the last 20-25 years I've been creating a new Santa, Angel, Snowman. Above are my 2010 designs. They're cut by me out of 1/8 thick Baltic Birch wood, sanded , painted, given a kiss of love, by me, Kathryn Greenwald. Personalized for extra special gifts. My #1 ornament collector is Mary Dougherty from Ohio. She has ornaments I can' t even remember I painted. Every year she orders one of each. Love Mary D.
You may purchase them through my Etsy store..

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wanted to share the new hand painted purses I added this week to my etsy site. It's no secret, I love peacock feathers, so much fun and they go with everything. Drees them up or down. Two of the bags are Coach and one is Fossil. High quality bags, original painting...One of a kind. When you purchase one of my hand painted bags you will be the only person in the entire world with that particular bag. How original, art to carry with you everywhere!
My daughter and I have been on a quest for the perfect choclate chip cookie recipe ever since I miss placed my best ever recipe several years ago. I think I've found one worthy.
When I put this together the only thing I tweeked was a little less baking soda and a little more flour since I'm at a higher altitude. So I'm it is a Southern Living recipe. Enjoy!!

Prep: 30 min., Bake: 14 min. per batch, Cool: 15 min. Bake 10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie or up to 14 minutes for a crisp cookie.

Yield: Makes about 5 dozen


3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 (12-oz.) packages semisweet chocolate morsels

Parchment paper


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until blended.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels just until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

3. Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).

Flavor Cravings: All sorts of goodies can be added to Rebecca's recipe to create other signature cookies. Here are a few of our staff favorites.

Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies: Prepare recipe as directed, beating in 2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks with morsels.

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies: Substitute 1 (12-oz.) package white chocolate morsels, 1 (6-oz.) package sweetened dried cranberries, and 1 cup pistachios for chocolate morsels. Proceed as directed.

White Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Cookies: Prepare recipe as directed, beating in 1 (7-oz.) bag white chocolate-covered mini pretzel twists, coarsely crushed, with morsels.

Almond-Toffee Cookies: Substitute 6 (1.4-oz.) chopped chocolate-covered toffee candy bars and 1 1/2 cups toasted slivered almonds for chocolate morsels. Proceed as directed.

Turtle Cookies: Substitute 1 (7-oz.) package milk chocolate-caramel-pecan clusters, coarsely chopped, and 1 (12-oz.) package dark chocolate morsels for semisweet chocolate morsels. Proceed as directed. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nestlé Turtles.

Nutty Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Decrease salt to 1/2 tsp. Decrease morsels to 1 (12-oz.) package. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter with butter and sugars, and add 1 cup lightly salted peanuts with morsels. Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. Proceed as directed. (Dough will look a little moist.)

Rebecca Kracke Gordon, Southern Living, SEPTEMBER 2008

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday! So I had a request to do a chicken's the result. I'm lovin it!!
I've got a new wolf design and a "Life is stranger than fiction" pictures to follow!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A cheery little cherry handpainted bag and a classy Coach, peacock feather bag. Two new hand painted hand bags listed on
One of a kind, meaning no one in the entire world will ever have the same handbag.
That's original.
Today I'm sharing my Rooster tee shirt because for whatever reason it's getting so much attention on etsy? Don't get me wrong, I love the country french , Pierre Deux look of the Rooster, I just didn't realize it would be soooo popular. I even had a request for a Chicken tee shirt. Yes, I can do that too! Maybe Farm animal tee shirts are a hot item....who knew? I LOVE FARM ANIMALS...that could be a tee shirt.
What's your favorite farm animal?
I love Bunnies<3

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Monday! Two new bicycle designs added to
I love creating new screen designs and printing the finished vision.

Take time to breathe today and do something that brings you pleasure.
One focused breath is like a mini vacation from all the craziness of the day.
Close your eyes, now deep breath in, easy breath out. Don't you feel better?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just a thought for today....
 What you dismiss as an ordinary coincidence 
 may be opening to an extraordinary adventure
                                                                      ~Deepak Chopra
Have an extrordinary weekend!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I Love Peacock feathers...check out my newest hand painted vintage Saks Fifth Ave. upcycled bag I placed on etsy today. Very Chic...not to mention recycled/upcycled.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

(me and my sweet baby boy Ian in Maui)
Happy Sunday! I'm blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people in my life. Today I'm thinking about all the peaceful people I know. My son Ian has always had a big heart and is one of the most peaceful people that bless my life. Today extend a little kindness, you'll be amazed how it will come back to you in a positive way.

You get world peace through inner peace. If you've got a world of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.
                                                                                     ~ Wayne Dyer

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just wanted to share my newest screened items....Roosters (or cocks) whichever you prefer hand screened onto Kitchen towels, and shirts. Very Pierre Deux, don't you think?
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We tend to seek happiness....when happiness is actually a choice.
Do what makes you happy...everyday.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hello and Happy Saturday! I've been busy creating new shirts with new price points!
Today I added "Extend Kindness" in pink as well as a men's blue. The new price point (old $22.00) is set at $18.00...what a deal to spread peace and Kindness one tee shirt at a time.
Have a peaceful and wonderful Saturday night. Blessings and love, Kathryn

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hello dear Blog readers, I wanted to share my newest hand painted creation listed on etsy today. This handbag is so wonderful, handmade hand tooled in Honduras. Hand painted original art by me, Kathryn Greenwald.
Have the most fabulous weekend ever!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy 32nd Anniversary to my best friend and husband today!! I love our
"Sweet Bohemian Life."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today is FABULOUS  FRIDAY! I designed this shirt for all the Fabulous people I know. What a great affirmation FABULOUS. Here's wishing everyone a Fun and Fabulous weekend.
Remember...If it's not a definite yes, it's a definite no.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A sweet little baby onesie I created for all the little angels being born. The front is screened with a crown and the back with sweet little angel wings. Fit for a Prince or Princess.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

One of my original art screen print tee shirts I just posted on Etsy!
Look at all the new designs at
I've been absent from my blogging again...with good cause. My dear Grand daughters are here for a visit. We've had so much fun at parks and doing all the things little girls like to do.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello Friends and  Dear readers, I've been missing again only to be taken on a most creative journey into screen printing. This past week all my time has been devoted to learning the science behind the art of burning a screen. With that accomplished you must visit our new Etsy site to see some of the finished products. I'm so excited with all the possibilities to decorate. I'll keep you posted.
Happy almost Friday!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fun, Flowers and Friday! Happy Friday everyone. I just put this gorgeous, one of a kind, hand painted purse on Etsy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary today to our Daughter Katy and her husband Jason.
What a Gorgeous wedding four short years ago. Love to you both.