a new chapter

After almost seven (!) years, the time has finally come to end this blog…I have loved sharing my art and my creative journey here over the past several years, and it has been a really foundational place for me to find my voice as an artist and express it to all of you. If you’ve ever followed me here or interacted with me in some way in this space, thank you!! It has meant a lot to me. Going forward, I will still be sharing my creative projects in a public fashion, and the best places to follow my progress from here on out are either through social media or by signing up for my newsletter, which you can do here. You can find me on twitter and instagram at @karen_e_kinney and can follow me on Facebook.

2017 holds a lot of excitement as I will be building a temporary installation for the airport in Los Angeles, am self-publishing a book on creativity sometime in the late spring or early summer, and will also be painting a mural in Mexico! For all of these projects and others, please do connect with me on social media and stay in touch – I very much hope to connect with you in the rest on my online world!

abundance

There is nothing like nature to remind me that we live in a universe of abundance. The minutia of our day-to-day lives so easily robs us of this awareness. So during a recent stop at Big Sur on a drive back down the coast from northern CA, the majestic views were like a drink for my entire being. And they reminded me again of the vastness and wildness and beauty of the natural world, and how much of it is so beyond our limited understanding as humans. If we are all a part of this incredible greatness flung across the earth in such generosity, how can I not also trust that my life is being worked out exactly the way it should be. Awareness of our participation in this flow serves to loosen our grip on life. We are grounded again to move forward in peace instead of from a place of lack.

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