What a year!

I don’t need to tell you what a crazy year it’s been as we’ve all lived it. I’m constantly aware how lucky we are here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Other than about two-and-a-bit months of lockdown mid-year, we’ve been living lives of relative normality on our isolated little group of islands. There have been a couple of personal challenges and a major loss along the way for my family this year, but overall, we have made it through relatively unscathed.

Sarah wearing the Georgian robe a la Francaise I made from a set of silk curtains purchased from a charity shop

Writing hasn’t featured much for me in 2020. The third novel in my Shaking the Tree series is still sitting at around 50,000 words. Perhaps a New Year’s resolution to finish and publish it should be uttered at midnight on the 31st. I’m regularly asked by readers when the next installment is going to hit the ‘shelves’.

Even though I haven’t been writing , I’ve not been idle. Photography-wise it’s been a bumper year. I really feel like I’m beginning to hit my stride creatively in this medium. I now have over a thousand photos on all the major stock sites, my digitally composited images placed in local and international competitions, and I held my first solo exhibition at Kumeu Arts Centre here in Auckland. I guess now I’ve actually sold framed prints of my work from a real gallery I can officially call myself an artist 🙂 You can pop over and take a look a a large selection of my images on my portfolio website. If there are any you like, they are for sale as high quality art prints on fine art cotton paper. I send them worldwide rolled in a cardboard tube so you can have them framed on arrival.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season and lets hope 2021 is a better year for us all.

Kathy xxx

Wiremu Wins

Wiremu Wins Without Wifi, the children’s book I wrote last year for Insight Creative, is now available for sale. You can purchase it as a hardback with interactive augmented reality and an ebook included, or as a digital download. There are interactive games included in the augmented reality version plus the characters stand up from the page and move as the story is read to your child on a phone or tablet.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Stand For Children a charity that has provided social services to kids in need for over 100 years.

I’m honored to have been involved in this worthwhile and exciting project.

Click here to get your copy.