16 August, 2010

Fan Mail




This is my opportunity to share the fan mail that has graced my e-mail in box and the comments at this blog recently. Here is where I give public thanks for these, and for all of the readers of The Colorist. I only mention the names of those I feel won't mind.

At the risk of embarrassing myself, I share these kind words.

"I don't know you, and it's been YEARS since I had any lesson in art. I just wanted to say I read and view your blog and art daily and am truly thankful for all that you do. You keep me going. Thank you, Casey."


"Thanks for all the inspiration and sharing thoughts about your creative process on your blog, it's a treat to read!"

"I love your Winter Light! Good luck with the exhibition."


"(...)liked your blog, and love your work. Such beautiful color and abstractions."

"Dear Mr. Klahn,

Thank you for your link to Roger Scruton's video on Beauty. I am currently drafting a catalog essay on the nature of joy and it is refreshing and delightful to hear how clearly he frames his argument.

By the way I have enjoyed your work & blogs for some time now. Please keep up the good work.

All the best..."

A comment from Katherine A. Cartwright to 100 Things I Love About Art: "101. Casey Klahn!"

"Congratulations Casey on your new blog. I have been following both (T)he Colorist and your Pastel blog for a number of years now and wanted to thank you for the incredible amount of information you offer up to your readers. It was your blogs that inspired me to fan the flame of my passion for the pastel medium and colorist painting. I was able to use much of the information for the creation of Canada's first and only pastel specialty shop, Pastel Studio Canada. In the spring I met Diane Townsend at her home in PA, and this November Isabelle Roche will be visiting the shop. Our future looks bright and I wish the same for you.

Warmest regards from Canada.

Edward Hanson
www.pastelstudio.ca"



Photo Credit: Lorie Klahn

5 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Well deserved fan mail, Casey! I always enjoy reading your blog posts. I have been inspired, challenged, and informed by their content. I especially appreciate hearing your thoughts about your own art journey and process. Well done. Well deserved. Bravo! And thanks. Kvan

loriann said...

You deserve all your fan mail Casey! I too look forward to reading your blog!

Casey Klahn said...

It is kind of you to comment, Loriann and Kvan. I definitely feel humbled to be receiving mail of this sort.

Celeste Bergin said...

well deserved recognition! I like how informative and honest your blog is--you are an artist who could have airs..but you do not. You are without guile. You are an artist's artist. You may quote me. lol

Casey Klahn said...

How kind, Celeste. I would put on airs, but I don't know where I'd put them if I did.

Seriously, isn't it the razor's edge between self-promotion and being a normal human that is so very hard to balance upon? I'm glad you find me at least working to be good.

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