They say necessity is the mother of invention and the government shut down has required me to find ways to increase my income. I thought about getting a job at a cafe or such but was encouraged by a friend to find artistic and creative ways to increase my income, because even though I will love whatever I do, it’s even better to do what I love. I have long considered offering an AirBnB experience, having enjoyed many myself. I have a natural passion to share my knowledge with others and I love meeting new people, plus I love the historic Old Town Temecula, so it seems the perfect choice to give some tours of old town focusing on my passions. I now offer both a Foodie Shopping Tour and a Travel Sketchbook Tour of Old Town. I hope that you will join me when in town.
So excited about teaching this double canvas heart, to couples on this Valentines! In Temecula, near the 15 and Winchester at Bigfoot Art Classes, Studio.
In order to clean my studio and hopefully make a little cash during this government shut down I am placing many of my works that don’t fit into any theme that I would have in a current gallery show. Currently all these small paintings (under 11×14) are all starting at $1 bid with no reserve. They are on eBay and can be found easily by searching Katinkabelle. Enjoy!!
I actually don’t sketch or draw much; it’s not my thing. But drawing seems natural when I am traveling. I travel with a few ink pens, often brown instead of black, and a tiny set of watercolors that fit into a recycled Altoid tin. These were done on my last trip to Europe, I think mostly in France and Spain, but most were inspired by two art exhibits I saw in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The Frans Hall Museum was full of his work and work inspired by him and neck fluffs, or giant clown like collars were everywhere. The other exhibit that really influenced these sketches were Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘grotesque’ sketches, that were featured in a Da Vinci show at the Teyler’s Museum. I loved his character sketches featuring exaggerated features like large noses, lopsidedness, and what some would consider rather ugly distorted faces. I could relate.