My first online class . . . MATS!

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I have been really bad about posting on my blog this summer. It’s been a whirlwind for sure. My class was amazing and I learned more than I could possibly have hoped for. I have met some amazingly creative and talented Artists and I am SO excited to have had that opportunity.

Knowing that I will always be connected to them through our MATS facebook group is comforting as I continue on this journey. The support and encouragement has been unbelievable. It would

Meet me at School!




In one week I will be participating in The Lilla Rogers Studio School “Making Art that Sells” online course. Lilla Rogers represents around 40 highly-regarded artists—these are artists who make my heart s-i-n-g! She has made their careers soar and I feel it is such an honor to be among those who are taking her course. Oh, it is so exciting! I have butterflies in my tummy—just like I did on my first day of kindergarten. Today, I

Surtex 2013





Bag is packed. I am going to walk the Surtex Licensing Show tomorrow! Can’t wait! Maybe next year, I’ll have my own booth—anything is possible! Tomorrow, I will learn and take it all in. I will have my friend and studio mate with me—how fun is that! : )

Pop Up!






We had our first ‘pop-up show’ Thursday morning! Myself, Christina Peckham, Rebecca Fishkin, Dana DiFilippo, and April Kathuria have set up our tables and welcomed friends into our Studio for a look-see. We had such fun yesterday. And, we will do it again tonight! Can’t wait!

The Water Still Flows





"The Studio" Here's part of my space where I work everyday. It's coming along! Such a happy place. I love, love, love it!





Working on my new painting in watercolor. I think I will call it "Spring Green."


Those are some of my giclée prints and cards in the background. For sale on etsy and redbubble. Or contact me if you see something I don't have a print of.
I started out my fine art career as a watercolorist. I showcase my watercolors on my website and also on my etsy store, and also my redbubble store where I offer prints of various paintings for sale.
I haven’t given up painting in watercolor. It is a form of creating that I love and will always love. I did take a break from it for a while—which is what led me to spreading my wings a bit.  But, for those of you who know me and have loved my watercolors, you will be happy to know that I am still love working in this medium.

As a matter of fact, I have a painting that has been in progress for quite some time but I’ve been working on it a lot lately.

Above is a sneak peek at the unfinished piece. It is 19”x22” and I’m hoping to have it finished very soon—since it’s painted with the colors of first Spring leaves in mind. I can’t wait to share it with you when it’s framed and ready to hang!

Mixed Media Love

Using mixed media when making art is engaging and exciting! The entire time that I’m creating a mixed media painting or collage piece I am constantly pondering and considering. In everything I read, and in everything that catches my attention in everyday life—ideas and imagery surface. I open a book to any page and read a passage. I flip through a book of poetry until the glint of a word stops me. Then, at my table I begin telling the story of what these words mean to me. I tell it with color and paper—with things that have the shape and the texture of what the words have become.

It’s cathartic. As the time flies by, I feel like I’m soaring.
My happiness is warm and glowing as I work. It’s my therapy.

You can purchase a print of the two paintings pictured here in several sizes on my webshop at society6.com/kimmoulder. You can view the originals and prices at www.kimmoulder.com/mixedmedia. Originals are available there by contacting me directly when you click chat.


Sublime 6"x6"
Mixed media on canvas
by Kim moulder
Migration 6"x6"
Mixed media on canvas
by Kim Moulder
 







Birds on lots of things!
























Society6 is the coolest shop. I’ve added some more colors and products to my society6.com webstore! There are some greens, aqua, orange and brown with aqua. You can get a variety of print sizes in a variety of frames, or on canvas.

Also, you can find specially designed laptop, ipad or iphone skins, iphone hard case, a t-shirt in any color, a tote bag, and a pillow (with insert!). Very cool!  I’m working on another bird design!

society6.com/kimmoulder

colorbykim.etsy.com

redbubble.com/profiles/lilbirdfly

spoonflower.com/profiles/lilbirdfly

Birds in Flight

Birds have always fluttered my wings. : )  I created the first in my new “Fly Bird” series of illustrations a few years ago. It was to be part of a logo for my newly named design business, Littlebird Fly Studio. Well, a girl can always change her mind.

So, since I decided to go with my own name for my business, I didn’t need the illustration as a ‘logo.’  But—I loved it so much I thought it would be fun to make it available in lots of colors as prints, skins, pillows, tees, whatever!

Now, I’ve designed a second bird, and I’m working on the third!

I wanted to share the first two in the series with you here! Fly on over to to my webshop at society6.com/kimmoulder to see all the ways these fun little illustrations can be yours!

You will be the first to see the third birdie right here on my blog. So watch for it soon!

The Studio



This is our new studio! We are still in the process of organizing and furnishing, so I’m sure it will change several more times before we are nicely settled. I’ll share more pictures as it evolves. It is so great to have a place to ‘go to work’ everyday. And even nicer to be with other artists during the day. At home it gets a little lonely, and there are loads of distractions (and laundry :( )  
… We are so excited!

Firsts

So, first I must introduce myself— I’m Kim Moulder. An artist, designer, wife, mother. Recently I launched my new website, www.kimmoulder.com, and set up in a new studio that I share with three fabulous artists (I’ll brag about them in later posts!).  I am so excited to finally start my blog!  This is the first post on my first true blog. And, I hope it is the first of many posts sharing my love of art and design, things that inspire, and updates on new work.

I also plan to occasionally have a series specifically highlighting the people who have inspired me to keep moving forward with my dreams and goals. Some, are longtime friends, some I’ve never met {yet!}, but ALL are creative, amazing individuals who have stepped out, worked hard, and made it happen. So, if you are reading this first post, I hope that you will keep in touch and check back with me often. Better yet, you can put FLIT&FLY on your ‘reading list’ by clicking the RSS button above.

So many people have taken to this way of connecting. I’ve been reading a variety of blogs written by incredible artists and entrepreneurs. (I’ll soon share my favorites—oh so many!) Learning is never-ending when following these brave business people who have forged a new way of working—selling art online, designing for clients across the world, and sharing their wealth of knowledge with a community of like minded people.. I hope to do these things here as well, and I invite you to come along on this journey.

While sharing my JOY of art and design, I hope that you might find your own JOY and inspiration through my art and the things I will share on my first blog—written with YOU in mind.

Thanks for flying by!
~ Kim


Hello!
~ Kim Moulder, Art & Design