Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Point Of View Changed Today.....

YES, they are fishnet hose and biker boots!!! 
I was about to ROCK my stage with  a painting class
Sometimes an abrupt change in direction is the best thing that can happen to you.  Why is it as women  we see unfamiliar trails as dangerous instead of adventurous?  Why is it that we feel like we can't wear an outfit that we loooove because we are a "MOM"....(SEE ABOVE  TEEEHEEEE)

or we can't take a trip because we "have a FAMILY" or we don't get that much needed massage because someone else needs something from us? 

I have let allllll these things happen to me in my "Family" and sad as it is to say...."My Gallery".  I have not blogged much lately because I thought there has been  nothing good or funny to say.  I had gotten to the point of not wanting to go to work at all.  Am I depressed, NOPE, just lost my tail. 

Yup, lost my tail, and my vision for this place...and along with it went my creativity.  GONE.  Sooooo I pouted for a while and then went to the beach to talk to God about all this and even wanted to move home....(the beach is home for me.)  Caught a fish of a lifetime while I was gone...had an amazing time with my husband person, spent EVERY DAY outside...and accidentally completely fell OUT of love with this cute little town called Excelsior Springs.  Like any relationship, the town and I have our ups and downs.  I love the people and the buildings and the history...hate the weather, the fishing here kinda sucks, and the trees make me feel closed in.  So I pulled away.  Tried to convince all my crazy girlfriends who know me and love me that we can do this at the beach....and they said no. YES KELLY BERKEY I AM REFERING TO YOU...

The back of the shirt says
"Where The WILD Women Create"
My point in this twenty minute dissertation is that THIS TOWN, Excelsior Springs, MADE me an artist.  This town embraced my vision and gave me the freedom to run with it.   This town has provided a place for me to heal, and to grow and to evolve like no other place I have ever lived.  This town will do the same for you.  I am determined to change my point of view and fall back love with THIS TOWN.  I am bringing you on an incredible journey once again....full of art, love, SWEET FREEDOM, and a hell raising good time.  Our workshops or all going on the schedule and our first retreat is planned for October of next year.  The dates are being worked out, but in the meantime, I will introduce you to all the wonderful that this little town has to offer you. I will share my adventure every step of the way with you.  The growth that is good and the growth that is painful.  I have come out of the sand dunes and I am ready to start walking again.   God has been waiting on me......
My Heart Is Full Of Color
Mixed Media 30x30
I really love the yummy texture on this and the best part is that it is SOLD!!!

Love Kathleen!!!


Unknown said...

Loved the post, I'll keep an eye out for your workshops. I'm in Madison, WI so not terribly far away :)

kae pea said...

You go wild woman! Your honesty and forthrightness are refreshing and hilarious! Xokp

Tracy Verdugo said...

Love this blog Kathleen and the way you just say it holds barred!!You know I'll be there teaching at your sweet Freedom Retreat...hopefully I'll manage to get through to you on the phone tomorrow and we can get an idea of dates etc....too funny cos Peg who just commented above me is coming all the way to Australia next month for one of my workshops!!Soooo glad you got your HAPPY back!! love and hugs
Tracy xo

Silke Powers said...

There you go, Kathleen!! It was just a matter of time for you to get your happy back and continue on your journey!! I'm so glad you are sharing it with all of us - we are all in the same boat, I think! :) Hugs, Silke