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Kal Barteski
Kal Barteski is an artist who paints, designs, photographs and writes stuff. Everyday and all the time in all sorts of media. She's a award-winning illustrator and graphic designer, dog-walker, mom, poet and in her spare time she drinks way too much coffee. She's loving life and keeping things fresh by blogging daily and staying inspired.
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Hi. I'm in the middle of moving prints over to a new location. WHY? Because I woke up the other day and remembered that I'm DRIVING THIS SHIP. And by that I mean, I'm in charge of what my life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
I am an artist. But lately, I have not been making very much art. I have been sitting at my computer sending files and prints and tending to social media and the business sides of things. It's making me feel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
If you get a chance - COME HAVE COFFEE! Seriously, pour some jo and put on Elise's podcast (episode 15). This is the one where she invites me to talk a bit about art, but mostly we just catch up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
You made me cry. Nicest compliment ever. xo Thank you for being here.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2014 on Truth in a time of awesome. at [i] LoveLife
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If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you have probably heard me babble on and on about the YOU ARE AWESOME posters. They are customizable posters like the one in the photo above and I... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
This is me standing inside a waterfall taking selfies with my phone. Two days ago. In Iceland. I booked a spontaneous trip with a girlfriend months ago. Iceland was always somewhere I wanted to go. I realized that have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
I am excited about a new collection of prints (going live late next week!). To celebrate EARTH DAY and our extraordinary planet and creatures - I've created a couple of prints and will be making a donation from the sale... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
I have always liked the first of April, but this post was epic. ;) Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hello old friends. I am not lost. I am nestled in a nice spot where I feel very much like all the randomness of my life makes perfect sense. Not easy seamless sense - hard-working working intense sense. Satisfying, exhausting,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
When you open your eyes each morning - you don't know what the day will bring. But when you close your eyes each night you know how you contributed to the things you couldn't control. This week did not go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
UPDATE: I have talked with all parties involved and we have come to a positive resolution including possible collboration on future (and very legal) projects. It sure doesn't always work out this way and I am grateful to have stood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hi! This is at 419 Graham Street. The Womens Health Clinic.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Hope in a time of... at [i] LoveLife
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There's a little spot downtown that taught me some big things. I was asked to create art and I can't do that without being overwhelmed by feeling. From outside - you can stand between these two spaces and be completely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
I have been spending hours scripting for a project that found me at a beautiful time. I've been asked to put together a little art installation at the Women's Health Clinic and that has challenged + inspired me in many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Not mine, but Id love to see it!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on Blurb video surprise. at [i] LoveLife
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This little video was in my INBOX this morning. (There's lots of brush script going on - so check it out!) I had forgotten about it! For part of the filming I wore a GoPro camera on my head (and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hi Wendy - this class will be quite a bit different than SCRIPTschool. There will be different media addressed, more detail and also a host of contributing artists to inspire you!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on LifeSCRIPTED at [i] LoveLife
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Oh hey! If you were wondering where my SCRIPTschool class disappeared to - well, at the moment it's taking on a new life over at STUDIO CALICO. New videos, newness, new fun. Learn about brushscript and HOW MUCH I LOVE... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hello 2014. I slid into New Year's Eve like a baseball player on a stolen base. In a cloud of dust and bruises. Exhilerating as all hell! I loved 2013. I went for it. I was ALL-IN and I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at [i] LoveLife
Hi! THANKS for the heads up on that! I think its fixed now. (I think.)
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I wasn't sure I was going to get to a GIFT GUIDE this year, because life has been like an out-of-control-circus. BUT here it is! When I started - there were SO MANY things I wanted to share that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at [i] LoveLife
Life around here has changed. It almost went unnoticed - like a hidden rainbow after a barely rain. Suddenly, we went from a toddler-baby combo to three FULL-ON KIDS. This summer saw us wave goodbye to diapers and sippy cups... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at [i] LoveLife
November, I felt the need to pop in to say THANK YOU. THANK. YOU. This month has been one of the most overwhelming months of the year. Actually, both October AND November were so packed with things that when I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at [i] LoveLife
SADLY, not this year. Im spread too thin. :(
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2013 on Holiday 45. at [i] LoveLife
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I am feeling peaceful + inspired. Happy. Grateful. And the way I see it - it's time for a bit of a lovefest. Use the discount code: HOLIDAY45 in my ARTshop until November 26 and you will receive 45% off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at [i] LoveLife