Mar 26

Color Palette – Grassy Greens! AND Subscriber Bonus!

Green, Green Beautiful Green!  It’s Pantone’s pick for the year and it is a perfect hue to remind us all of the power and peace of Mother Nature’s fave color. 

I’m a little late to the party on this year’s Color of the Year announcement since at the time it was revealed I was in crazy Web-Lady mode working on my Website re-do, but better late then never!  BTW – I am loving all the Green that is popping up right now.  We’ve had rain here in So-Cal and this color is returning to our brown landscape for the first time in several years!  Hallelujah!


If you are on my subscriber list you will be receiving an extra goodie – A FUN FREEBIE TEXTURE file (see example below of how it can be used).  This FREEBIE texture file is made from the grassy green color palette image above and it is seamless so it will work beautifully on your projects no matter what the size.  Enjoy!  

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Mar 21

Shiny & New!

I am so excited to share with you my brand spank’n NEW Website!  This little labor of love has been my journey for the last three months.  I hadn’t intended on taking on such a task in the New Year.  In fact my goal was to dive in to some much needed portfolio refreshening and creation, but the Universe had other ideas.  Isn’t that the way it always goes?

As 2017 was just newly unveiling itself (and as the Year of the Monkey left with a BANG) I was given the opportunity by my Awesome Web Guru & friend, Kim Beasley, to learn an entirely new Theme (Thrive Themes) and rebuild my website myself as opposed to having her do it for me.  I knew I needed to do an overhaul to my old site but I really didn’t want to deal with it and the idea panicked me to do it myself.  I learned something through this whole experience though – an important thing about myself -I can do this stuff and there’s nothing to be afraid of!  Isn’t that the nugget for everything in life?!  

So here I am in 2017 with a new online look and a new outlook on many aspects of my business(es).  First, please check out some of my new pages – Color Love & Yoga & Healing for Artistsand stay tuned for many more additions to these two pages.  Also, if you are a Subscriber you will be in the special group of people to receive Fun Freebies, coupons, and other extra goodies. If you haven’t Subscribed yet click on the button to the Right.  My goal in this New Year is to have fun, grow and expand in my business and craft, and share in the Light.  I look forward to the journey!  

Oh, and thanks to all my proof viewers who have spotted errors or non-working elements on my site over the last week since I went “live”.  It’s amazing how I can stare and review things over and over again and still miss stuff!  I’m sure there are more things I will catch, but that’s just apart of the journey isn’t it.  :0)

Sending you Peace & Love 


Jan 19

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!
I hope your transition into 2017 has been a great one.

I love New Years, as most of us do, because it is a time to press the refresh button of our lives, take stock, and plug into new goals, purposeful endeavors, and just plain start anew.  I don’t like to make resolutions but I do love our family ritual of adopting a “Word for the Year”.  It is one of my favorite things to do because hearing each person’s Word opens a window to their soul and their passions, dreams, and hopes for themselves. Beautiful Unbridled Growth!This year my word is “Discerning”: discriminating, judicious, selective, intelligent, sensitive, perceptive, wise, aware, knowing.  All things I hope to activate in 2017.

Like all careers, but most certainly as an Artist, being discerning can seem like a luxury.  There are many talented and amazing artists all striving to win the same contract, be hired for the same job, and achieve the same life-supporting financial salary that so often eludes artists.  This year I intend to work hard at pushing my worry comfort zone and be more discerning with my time and energy to more successfully create the work and life my heart desires. My greatest challenge? Learning when to say No and when to say Yes. Of course No is the more difficult word to discern and use, but I’ve been working on building my No Muscle and it really feels good.  I’m finding that I’m seeing more open spaces in my life as I discern my choices, leaving room to insert those activities that more fully enrich my life and soul.  It’s all baby steps, of course, but so far it feels great! I highly recommend the practice.

With “discernment” in mind you might have noticed I’ve been absent from the Blog.  That is because I’m in the middle of giving my Website a full-on facelift! Thanks to my friend and web-guru Kim Beasley, soon you will see an entirely new and improved Kate Pitner Designs website. Kim is letting me do the designing process myself, which I’ll admit is a bit scary (she is excellent at pushing my comfort zones all while being a super cheerleader), so it is taking longer then I would like.  However, this action that I am choosing to do is helping me grow and it feels GREAT!  So please stay tuned – I can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!

For now, wishing you Light & Love!

See you Soon!


Dec 18

Merry Christmas Color Palettes!



It’s Christmas time and I am SO looking forward to some relaxing fun with friends and family! It’s been quite a year on many levels but right now I just want to focus on joy, peace, and love and the spirit of giving this Holiday Season.  One fun new thing I got to experience this year was the opportunity to be a Christmas Tree designer for the local Boys and Girls Club charity event – “The Festival of Trees”.  For two weekends in the month of November I tinseled, bedazzled, and adorned four fabulous trees that were eventually auctioned off to the highest bidders to benefit our local Boys and Girls Club. The other designers and I had glitter coated in our hair and skin for a good three weeks afterwards (glitter is sticky stuff!), but it was worth the sparkling residue, especially seeing the finished trees on display. The colors were amazing so I decided there was no better way to finish 2016’s color palette series then with color inspiration from the four trees I designed! Enjoy!


“All You Need Is Love”  – (my Peace inspired tree)


“Woodland Rapsody”  – (this one is 100% inspired for my sister)

“Black Tie Affair”  – (my black & white tree – and side note, it won a 1st prize ribbon!)

“Mele Kalikimaka” Palm  – (inspired for my Hawaii Ohana)


OH, and one more thing…

some Christmas caroling fun carpool karaoke style as only James Corden can do!  Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, lots of Peace, Joy, Love, Wellness, & Fabulous Fun in 2017!

Dec 11

Final Ornaments of 2016 & two New Nutcracker Sweet Dancers

Happy Holidays my friends! I’ve just posted on my Happy Shoppe on Etsy two new little “Nutcracker Sweet” Ballerinas just in time to gift to your special little dancer.  Don’t wait to grab one though because there are only two and all my other Nutcracker Sweet ladies have soldout.

There’s still plenty of time to place your order and receive your ornament(s) in time for Christmas gift giving and/or decorating, but don’t wait.  As always each of my ornaments are handmade and one of a kind so if you see one you like grab it quick!  

Here’s a quick preview of some of the Ornaments available in the Shoppe:


Dec 02

For my Barre Sisters at the Happy Shoppe on Etsy

I have a few more ornaments to add to the shoppe this Season so get them while they’re hot!  Here are a four additional “Barre Ladies”.  These ornaments are fast sellers so if you see one you like grab them quick.  Also – remember that I have now added a Personalize Your Ornament addon at the Happy Shoppe on Etsy for those ornaments applicable so you can add a name/date to an in shoppe ornament and make your gift to yourself or someone special even more perfect.  Also, if you love an ornament but it isn’t able to be customizable on the actual ornament body I have added a Personalize your Packaging option as well.  I’m trying to cover all my bases from requests from the past.  

Just a reminder for anyone worried about shipping deadlines, all ornaments can get to you by Christmas if ordered by 12/18, and for those of you wanting fully custom sculpted ornaments my cut off date for those is 12/5 (which is this monday – so get your orders in).

Phewww!  It’s busy here, I hope you all are having a great kick off to your Holiday Season! 



Nov 25

Time to Deck the Halls!

It’s here!  Time to decorate and dive into the Holiday Season without pause and I’ve got more ornaments for you to decorate your tree with and/or give to that special someone.  Have an ornament exchange you need that perfect ornament for? Take a look at my offerings at Joann or my Happy Shoppe on Etsy!

Brand new chalkboard ornaments at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores!


kpd-at-happy-shoppeHappy Shoppe on Etsy

“I Love Barre”   &   “Wicked – Elphaba”