Monthly Archives: March 2014

Thanks to everyone who was able to come last Saturday, March 22nd, to The Playful Soul in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis and to Vicki Mack and all at the Playful Soul for making it possible.

It was such a joy for me to share my photographs and book and read a bit from Blooms of Wonder for friends, family, and those whom I met for the first time on Saturday!  I took part in light, celebratory, and sometiems serious conversations and loved that these were going on all around me, including smiles and laughter and joys at the blossoms on the walls.  Michelle Qureshi played lovely music with surprising, unique, lively, and soothing sounds I heard!

I know more photos will be coming in about the event, including probably more on facebook, but I did want to share a few for those who weren’t there as well as for the memories of those of us who were there.  Also, the photographs are still on display at The Playful Soul through part of April, so if you would like to see them, give them a call at 317.253.0499 to be sure the photographs are still there, or, if you’re up for the visit in any case–there are lovely things to see there and such an inviting, cozy atmosphere I feel, including the open gallery room and a room with a fireplace–stop by 6516 N. Ferguson.

Pic of Kathryn & Maria at Playful Soul--Mark Dickhaus Pic of Kathryn at Playful Soul--Mark Dickhaus Pic of Michelle at Playful Soul--Mark Dickhaus

Kathryn Hessler & friend Maria Collins talk and look at Blooms of Wonder
Michelle Qureshi with her welcoming music with Kathryn’s photos in the background

All three photos taken by photographer Mark Dickhaus.  Thanks, Mark!



So, I couldn’t resist a posting saying “hooray” for the first crocuses I’ve seen of spring….seen yesterday.  I saw the first in Nashville, Indiana where I was talking with shop-owners about Blooms of Wonder, the notecards, and the prints.  And then, I got back to Indianapolis and went to my parents’ house where all the photos in Blooms of Wonder were taken and, talking with them, I found out that there was one crocus in the yard too!

I look forward to seeing those of you who can come tomorrow, Saturday, to the Playful Soul Artists Reception and Book Signing and sharing with everyone soon after the event.
Here are the pictures I took for you to take them in…in that brown dirt that’s just getting greens and new life to join it!  I also celebrate with you any flowers you are seeing, smelling, touching, and ones that are about to show up as well!!!


(Nashville, IN crocus on March 20th…………………..Indianapolis, IN crocus on March 20th!)

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This Saturday, March 22nd, will be the Artist Reception and Book Signing I will be part of welcoming in the Spring at The Playful Soul! Prints of my photographs are on display for enjoyment and purchase there all month of March.  Most feature close-up flowers with occasional surprise exceptions.  Blooms of Wonder books and notecards of pictures from the book are also available.

   On Saturday the 22nd, Michelle Qureshi will begin the event at 2 p.m. with live music. I will be doing a book-signing and reading from 3-3:30.  There will be snacks throughout the time and I’m happy to sign books after 3:30, of course.  I will have some additional prints with me especially for Saturday of images different from those on display throughout the month.  I would so love to talk with anyone who can come any time up until the event ends at about 5 p.m.
    This is my second book reading and I am thrilled! and the timing seems lovely as we await the flowers coming up outside to be able to enjoy and celebrate together flowers inside.  Perhaps we will even be able to share having seen an outside re-blooming flower.  I know I’m still awaiting those crocuses and their early companions.
  Will post an update after Saturday :).