Thursday, November 12, 2015

Palm Springs Veteran's Parade 2015 ~PEACE!

PEACE! Denny Dennis Magnusen and I at the Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade. These pics were right before and right after the parade. I have to say this was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Such a great day!Kelly Ostman-Colucci took these pics. Both Kelly and Robert Smith pushed Denny, as did I. Anna Bowen Smith and I both carried flags for PEACE.
People were so receptive. Denny truly came alive as he waved peace signs to the crowd. It was fantastic. I had no idea it would be so incredible. We did have one elderly small woman in our group attacked, actually hit, by some whacko guy in the beginning, but after that all was beautiful and PEACE-ful!
Remember all, to a Vietnam Vet tell them "WELCOME HOME", instead of "Thank you for your service." As Denny says, they just wanted to go home and be welcomed back home.

PICS: Dennis Magnusen and Kathy Ostman-Magnusen at Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade marching with Vietnam Vets Against the War, for PEACE and The League of the Silver Rose, who honors Vietnam Vets affected by Agent Orange. 


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A holiday gift to YOU

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Bleeding Wings Sculptures - Some Small Works

"Leaving Lily" 12x6x3 mixed medium on canvas by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

A few small works with epoxy clay.

"Bleeding Wings 5" by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

My kiln is coming soon. I am making room for it. Wow, finally I will be able to fire my "Bleeding Wings" sculptures.

I have sooo much to do!! I am starting an anatomy class at Watts Atelier of the Arts on the 14th; taking an online drawing class with Matthew Archambault of whom and which I totally LOVE; while trying to work on my new ideas with epoxy clay on canvas for Monkdogs Urban Arts in New York. On my list of to do are to redo my websites and combine all onto one. I think I am just going to get rid of the long url and stick with Besides I worked like a crazy woman getting google to notice that website, so I might as well take advantage of that. Both the classes were prompted by my amazing artist friend Sheila Wolk. She encouraged me to take an anatomy class. Thank you Sheila. I continue on with my "Bleeding Wings"sculpture series of course.

Here are the links of the schools and my "Bleeding Wings" UTube. I'll need to make a new UTube as soon as all is fired and finished. I am thinking about a white/marble like patina. Humm thinking, thinking.

Happy today to all, Kathy


First off click the title of this blog and it will take you to the website that features "Bleeding Wings" and some recent work.

Watts Altier:

Drawing Tutorials Online with Matthew Archambault:

My work at Monkdogz Urban Art, New York:

"Bleeding Wings"UTube:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Celebration Exhibit, San Diego Women's Caucus for the Arts

Tonight, July 23, from 6-9pm. is the opening of "Celebration"
Hosted by San Diego Women's Caucus for the Arts

Show Dates: July 23-30, 2011

Held at:

Space 4 Art
325 15th Street, San Diego
(619) 269-7230

I am showing two pieces from my "ke ala o Pele" Hawaiian series. If you are in San Diego do stop by, I would love to meet you as would the other beautiful women showing their goddess inspired art.. as I take the liberty in saying. Smile.. see you there!

Artist's in the show and their WEBSITES:

Lori Sandstrom and

Check out their link for upcoming show and more info about Women's Caucus for the Arts:



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paper Wings and a Tiny Fairy

"Paper Wings and a Tiny Fairy" 16x22 graphite on paper by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Drawings and sketches help refine the artist's eye. I need to do more! I keep thinking about the curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci, who took a sketchbook everywhere he went. Time to begin that again is now. smile.. yes. Tiny fairies, drawings of dragons, drawings of my thumb even, yes to all, yes to drawing more and asking more questions about life and curious things.

Bleeding Wings Sculpture Series YouTube

I created a YouTube for my "Bleeding Wings" sculpture series..

ta dow:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flower Fairies Are Never Far Away


Flower fairies are never far away.

This pic shows my husband Denny and his mom Clarice cleaning up after Christmas dinner. Denny and I spent last Christmas with his mom Clarice. We have celebrated the last 7 years of the Christmas holidays with her. During any holiday we knew we would all be together. Not this coming Christmas though, as Clarice has passed away. She died unexpectedly of a massive stroke on May 17th at a hospital not far away. That seems poetic in some ways..

"not far away".

What her loss has given to me is the wind through my hair bringing more meaning. Each and every flower, every tree I see now reveals to me that time is short and time should be embraced as fragile. Clarice was my muse as an artist as she was a dancer, in spirit and soul. She loved each day and met it with the pleasure it is meant to be. Today as I find myself missing her, again, I remind myself of those things about her that I admired. Thus I am grateful. I breathe in this very second of my life and feel its potential. My personal potential in the arts, the ability to connect with emotions and present them in clay, oil paints and poetry. I have the freedom to express who I am, my take on life,there can be no sweeter gift.

I have two solar bumble bees in my garden that Clarice bought for me a week or so before she had her stroke. They are like flower fairies that bring a kind of magic of rainbows at night, as their colors change from reds, purples, blues, greens, oranges and yellows, colors my artist palette does hold. As I imagine my bees to be tiny fairies I feel the need to sculpt and continue on with my own gifts as well as the gifts that Clarice brought to me. I dance before my artwork as she danced in lovely costumes.

Farewell dear Clarice.. I will remember this part of you and appreciate each moment more, paying closer attention to small miracles often looked over by me.

Farewell dear lady.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Maxwell, My Dogs Secret Life.. Who Knew!?

Ya just never know what your dog is doing while you are sleeping. You may THINK you know but may not really. I would advise you to watch your pooch carefully.. he/she might just have a SECRET LIFE!!

Check out my Squidoo lens where I tell the whole story! I am just amazed!!