Hello! I’m the Katharina that creates these things. I have always enjoyed seeing other makers’ #fridayintroductions and figured I might as well say hi too! I’m an architect living in Seattle, WA. I love hiking and camping and mountains, which is how I ended up here after growing up in Austin, Texas. I started watercolor painting in high school, but really fell in love with painting while traveling when I studied abroad in Italy my fourth year of architecture school. .
This year I’ve focused on dedicating more time to my art, trying to paint something every day. It hasn’t always gone as planned, but it has helped me grow as an artist. I haven’t loved everything I’ve created, but I have accepted that not everything will be perfect, and that is fine. Creating anything is better than sitting back and doing nothing. .
The last two photos are of me from this past weekend camping trip-turned artist retreat. I didn’t even notice Caleb taking them because I was so happily caught up in my work, letting go of all my other worries and needs. That’s my favorite part of painting. Getting lost in a perfect moment with my palette, paper, and brush.