When public goes private, do I lose you?

When public goes private, do I lose you? I am so used to sharing my creative process openly– and now I find myself in a new state of being, where in order to discuss and develop the project further, I have to stop sharing it. This is all exciting and unreal– so why do I…

My narrative.

Something new is brewing.   This new thing will require that I dig deeper, reveal more and share some things previously unshared.   But in order to do that– I need to prepare… Wait.   Hold on… [—–] I just deleted a massive amount of verbosity and ramblings. I don’t need to PREPARE.  I am…

Day 4 and 5 Inside Out Project Summer 2015: Digging Deeper

INSIDE OUT PROJECT: OWN YOUR JOURNEY- Breaking the cycle of violence through creativity Inside Out Project – Own Your Journey SUMMER 2015 is a three week intensive arts-based program running out of Mountainside Secondary School (July 6-24, 2015) for youth ages 13-20 that uses the vehicles of therapeutic art, photography and stop motion animation to teach life and…

Conversation about art, artists, creativity w. Tharp, Miller, Walker, Petit

I love that I can have a sit down with my heroes on a warm Saturday night and just shoot the shit.  Tonight we contemplated creativity, the artist and the why. Here are some highlights: I believe that we all have strands of creative code hard-wired into our imaginations.  These strands are as solidly imprinted in us as…

Transition, retreat, reevaluate

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius My life has taken an interesting turn, and I find myself having to declare bankruptcy and start totally fresh.  This means giving up my tiny condo, packing up and finding new live work space, and basically reevaluating many…

Pre-order your @bypoststreet Collaboration 1 [K,A,R] t-shirt @Indiegogo until March 1!

PRE-ORDER now available for BY POST STREET, my unisex t-shirt & music project with creative director/designer Anna Thorsen. Order COLLABORATION 1 through Indiegogo from now until March 1. Check it –> 60% Bamboo Rayon, 28% Cotton, 6% Spandex — Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards…

Check out @bypoststreet funder perks on @Indiegogo!

Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards range from postcard sets, to a signed t-shirts, to original individualized portraits.  See below! Video by Julian Bowers — Design. Discover. Deejay.  by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art. — WHAT…

FIRST podcast by @riccardobhi on @SoundCloud for @bypoststreet t-shirt & music project!

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: TAKE A LOOK : Design. Discover. Deejay.  by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art. — WHAT WE ARE by post street is a limited edition t-shirt & music company created by Anna & Kat Thorsen. by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and…

Announcing my new project with @The_Social_Life: @bypoststreet! #art #fashion #music #collaboration

Design. Discover. Deejay.  by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art. Follow @bypoststreet The latest creative collaboration by @poststreet (Kat Thorsen) and @the_social_life (Anna T Fabulous). Art/ Fashion/ Music Portraits/ T-shirts/ Podcasts Twitter/ Instagram/ Soundcloud Video by Julian Bowers — WHAT WE ARE by post street is a limited edition t-shirt…

OMG! Fabulous @YouTube art series: @PBSOffBook

The Art of Glitch The Worlds of Viral Video The Art of Logo Design Seeing Beyond the Human Eye The Evolution of 8-bit Art The Culture of Reddit Lego Art Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity The Art of Film & TV Title Design Tattoo 25th Anniversary GIF Mashup The Impact of Kickstarter Animated GIFs…

A morning with Joe… trying printouts, multiple copies. #streetart #wheatpaste

Trying wheatpasting printouts of originals for the first time!  It worked!  They didn’t run! Today’s subject: Joe Average I had fun going back adding to the last wheatpasting spot. Be sure to check out Joe Average’s new site! —

Joe Average’s new site! #art #photography

We are SO LUCKY to be able to access more of Joe Average’s work on his new site!  Check it out!  It’s like drinking a cool glass of clear, clean, beautiful water. Joe Average (born 1957) is a Canadian artist who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Diagnosed HIV+ at age 27, Average made the decision to commit the rest of…

New drawings by my Dad. #strokerecovery #arttherapy

My father is busy at work on his second volume of illustrations.  His first book The Old Apple Tree is ready for editing and self-publishing. Here are some new ones he shared with me today:

Art saves lives. My dad at work on his second book. #strokerecovery #arttherapy

My father is busy at work on his second volume of illustrations.  His first book The Old Apple Tree is ready for editing and self-publishing.  I can’t wait for the day I surprise him with the first copy.  I am truly blessed to witness the healing power of art as my Dad thrives at his…

ART from the vault : my #ElizabethTheFirst studies (dedicated to Brad Toth)

This post is dedicated to my friend, Brad Toth, a fellow Elizabethan! To see my Elizabeth the First tapestry go to: POST STREET

I used to have a big studio… which meant big pieces.

My living muses… Jocelyn, Jay and Rebecca

MUSE: I love having live muses!  That are local!  Can’t wait to dig into the new portraits of these three!  Reveal at the big event on March 10!  Let’s see where the Universe takes me! Rewarding me, by chance, for any good decision, and taking locks aside of the enchanting face… – Muse, Alexander Sergeyevich…

Art Book Quote of the Day from ‘The Silent Studio’ #Picasso #Jacqueline #photos

today, at Notre-Dame de Vie, Jacqueline’s flock of sheep grazes beneath olive trees of a studio now locked, while Igor appears to watch for someone he never knew I was so lucky to find this book  The Silent Studio (1st edition, 1976) by David Douglas Duncan at Vancouver’s Macleods’s Books (451 Pender Street) awhile back. MAP The…

Fave art piece recall of the day “Church and Wheatfield”

This old piece, Church and Wheatfield (acrylic on canvas), proudly belongs in the Where Are They Now category of my catalogue.  Perhaps it will turn up when I empty the vault for the big art event/garage sale!  I’ll keep you posted!

Solvig and Katrine- art, magic, healing, intuition, and a murder mystery

Being a Swede in Canada, it is inevitable that I have old family friends since childhood that are Swedish!  I met Solvig and her family when we lived in Houston BC in the early 70’s. Solvig and her daughter Katrine have held a special place in my life ever since.  Solvig is one of the…

Creativity Workshop with Lynda Barry

1. WRITING TO REMEMBER AUDIO ON YOUTUBE IN SEVERAL PARTS Creativity, imaginary friends, writing, memory, inspiration, mental health, the importance of play… I’m actually digging menopause by the way… At the centre of any artwork we do there is something alive… 2. DOODLE YOUR WAY OUT OF WRITER’S BLOCK RADIO INTERVIEW ON NPR “When it comes to…

Kat’s Creativity Workshop Video

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