My name's Kate Hassett. I'm a Human Ecologist. I'm passionate about food, social justice, art, self expression, farming (specifically dairy farming) and I like to draw comics. Drawing helps me process my experiences. I'm an observer. And a sensitive creature.
This is my doodle (and story + snapshot) blog.
Since I’m going through a dry spell with my drawings, I’m opening this blog up to other forms of expression: writing and photos. I’ll start with a few photos. I just don’t like how “sketchykate” has turned stale. Time to refresh!
The squirrel in the photo below represents the view from my old apartment. I learned a valuable lesson from this squirrel: DO NOT FEED WILD ANIMALS THROUGHOUT A LONG WINTER OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW. This little guy tried to maul me several times while we were in the process of moving out this spring. Maybe he was mad that I was leaving? Maybe he was demented? Maybe I shouldn’t consistently feed squirrels…? When he wasn’t dancing around my feet and darting towards me in an erratic manner, he would grab a piece of bread, run up the tree, eat a little, then drop the rest of the bread so it would nearly hit me while packing up the car.
These next two photos are a sampling of my new life on Munjoy Hill, where I will NOT be feeding squirrels. I will however, be feeding sea gulls down by the water. This is the view from my bedroom (note the ocean just beyond the trees):
And this is a piece of my bedroom! My sanctuary.
Hopefully I will be posting more often now that I have freed myself of self-imposed artistic constraints.