Retrospective Introspective Selfie Fest 2014

I’m having a stellar time finding new and old things I enjoy. This year has been a wonderful ride and I am looking forward to next year’s exciting moments. This might have been the first year where my creating has outpaced my ability to blog every awesome moment, so here’s a snapshot of my year.


I aspired to be a post-modern Dr. Seuss drawing maker and comedic improviser.



I went in two directions. An organic growth and a repeating pattern.



I rediscovered my love of comic moments and short hair.



I became a kaleidescope inspired video-collage artist. I held one person art+rock parties with myself. It’s the most fun I have by myself.



A friend of mine received a beautiful shell painting that I enjoyed making. I went to see Arcade Fire at the Gorge Amphitheater. A magical month.



I quit my job. I made a little saying to cheer me up. I used facepaint to express myself. Looking back on it, I feel like I didn’t have to try to be a sweetheart shamaness. That’s just what came out.



I made a calla lily acrylic painting for my mom for mother’s day. I also joined a local makerspace. Fun place. Interesting people.



Made a comic style scratchboard and memo holder as a fun birthday present for one of my closest friends. So sweet. I died my hair purple, my favorite color. It was awesome.



On a whim, I picked up some scratchboards and felt the satisfying push of a wooden stylus over a canvas, revealing the hidden glory. I also went on a cabin trip into the woods to appreciate nature.



I enjoyed talking to people about black holes and moleskin notebooks. I made hand-drawn modern greeting cards.


I was a multimedia designer at Ada’s Technical books with some fun little comic stories about a penguin that traveled by balloon.


About KC

I am Katarina Countiss, a multimedia designer. I like blogs, games, art and technology. I am curious about how things are made.
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One Response to Retrospective Introspective Selfie Fest 2014

  1. Anonymous says:

    Back in the 1990’s, year end newsletters were all the rage with Baby Boomers. It was how you showed that you were doing better than your friends. I love your rendition of the same tradition, except with illustrations and photos and introspection instead of braggadocio. Love and All the Best for the coming year!

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