March 17, 2010

May the road rise to meet you..

may the wind be ever at your back,
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Happy St. Patrick's day to you all!  One of my favorite holidays, and I can't even describe why.  It has always been associated with a good time and wearing ridiculous amounts of green (my favorite color), but it seems there must be something more than that to make me love it so much.

I think my enjoyment of the holiday increased when I met my loverly Irish (if somewhat diluted) boy.  I think I also fell more deeply in love with the holiday after reading the Mabinogion in undergrad.   This is a wonderful collection of Celtic mythology and folklore.  Which, after reading appears in EVERYTHING!
Having read more about the pagans of that time makes my interest in Ireland even stronger.

Here are some items I love about St. Patrick's day...
 Because it's just not St. Patrick's day without Guinness...  Although Jameson, and Bailey's are also appropriate =)
green bamboo yarn  kittygrrlz


green clover necklace ThePeachTree

dew covered shamrock (not four leaf clover!) print ajawin

ok i just really like owls!  But he is green!  buttercupbloom 

For all the information you need about st. patrick's day ...

May those who love us love us;
and those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles so we will know them by their limping


March 10, 2010


Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall!  I got the idea for these trees while browsing some etsy shops.  Seasons seem to be a big theme this year so I thought I would add some of my own to the mix.  I will be posting these to my own etsy shop in the near future.  Links to come

March 3, 2010

Welcome Spring

Spring in Kansas City is one of the most beautiful seasons I have ever experienced!  It comes in a close second after fall in the Adirondacks!   Needless to say such a bounty of rebirth feeds my creativity.  I walk by trees in bloom and I just want to sit underneath them for hours and draw.  I hear birds every morning.  The birds!  Cardinals, Mocking birds, Red Winged blackbirds all fill the tiny patch of trees behind my house.  I just want to listen to them all day long.  I love the rare lazy day in spring when I can just sit on my balcony and read or draw or stare.  The balcony was such an exciting extra in our apartment and I have so little time to enjoy it.
But alas, it is only March and I am still wearing coats and gloves.  But I can feel spring coming and I am excited!
My goal this year is to take pictures of all the wonderful things I see.  I walked around in awe last year of all the beauty and never took a single picture.  Hopefully I will be able to snap a few good shots this time around.

March 1, 2010


always changing in new and interesting ways.  That is how I strive to live my life.  My biggest fear is to be considered boring!  Call me strange, crazy, geeky, but boring is a word I never want to hear.  With this, I have changed my etsy shop from kadidesigns to kunstlichekadi.  It is still in the building process so this isn't super important right now, but I needed a change anyway.  I have been using kadidesigns for several years now and I was never really in love with the name.  Obviously I like the kadi part, but the name as a whole left a little something to be desired.  Thus...kunstlichekadi  it speaks to a different level of me as artistic, as german, as multi-cultural, and unique.  Hopefully this first of changes will bring about many more as I work to build up a shop step by step.  I don't want to rush into this.  2010 will be a year of building, designing, creating, and exploring, but definitely not a year for being boring!!


In an effort to exercize my imagination and enhance my verbal expression, I am attempting to maintain a blog.  This blog will probably be all sorts of random and eclectic, but then that describes me as well.  Hopefully it will also allow me to explore my creativity and become a better artist in the process.