Kathy Grundei

What Lies Beneath?


It is time to say goodbye to 2018 and move on to 2019. I am sad to see 2018 end. It was a great year with travel to the Scandinavian countries, fun times with friends, interesting workshops, continued success in the studio, and teaching. I am hoping that many of the high points of 2018 will continue into 2019.

Hoping, however is not enough. If 2019 is to have continuing high points it is important to create goals for 2019 that can be attained.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator, best known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Doctor Seuss.

The story behind the writing of this book is that Dr. Seuss came up with the idea for The Grinch the day after Christmas. Gisel wrote that when he  looked in the mirror that morning after Christmas and saw a rather Grinch-ish look on his face.

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Beginning Watercolor II


Wednesdays January 16, 23, 30, and February 6

6:30-8:30 pm

Discovery Middle School, Alexandria MN D253 Art Room


This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who want to start working on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You’ll learn compositional design and develop a point of view for each piece.

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I Am Ready for Boredom

I Am Ready for Boredom Winter Solitude


December is barely at the half way point and I am looking forward to time for being in a state of boredom. This is an odd thing to write, but boredom would be a wonderful gift! After three weekend art shows and sales and weeks of preparation for each one –  I am ready!

Maggie Koerth-Baker, science journalist writes, “There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is,

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Christmas and Art

Christmas and Art Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli. Source: Wikipedia

Christmas and Art

The calendar page has turned to December. The month will be about shopping, baking, decorating, holiday concerts, and social gatherings.

I was curious about how artists have interpreted Christmas through art. So in my usual way of diving down the proverbial rabbit hole I found some wonderful images to make my plunge interesting.

I have to thank Dr. Rita Coen at St. Cloud State University for my love of art history.

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