The Life Enthusiast Chronicles with Kath

Back in October Gallivanta of Silkannthreades showed us the beauty of resilience when times are tough, how a zest for life must remain with us no matter what. And, it helps to have some colorful, wooly sheep around to makes us smile. In my monthly series, The Life Enthusiast Chronicles, incredible humans from all over the world explain why life is so extraordinary to them.

Last month the series reached a bit of a milestone. Suddenly I stopped and realized The Life Enthusiast Chronicles had turned one-years-old. In case you missed the celebratory video, press play…

So, a new year of life enthusiasm begins on this blog and I’m ecstatic that this sweet Aussie I know, Kath Unsworth of Minuscule Moments, is here to kick it off. This girl is one of my faves. As you can tell by the title of her blog, Kath is all about lovin’ life. Not only does she write beautifully, she creates lovely illustrations as well. If I ever need a pick-me-up, I know that Kath will deliver the right amount of positivity without fail.

Connect with Kath on Twitter. Go for it, Kath!


 

Kath Unsworth

I want to thank Britt for sharing her writing space with me and the many other inspiring people she has showcased on her site.

Life is a gift. Be grateful for the Minuscule Moments. Wonderful things can happen when you do.

At the start of this year I had no idea I would be selling my art in a gallery. To think that my passion for nature sent me on a career path I never thought possible.

True, although when I think back, that is all I wanted to do as a child.

What happens? We lose our way. The child grows up and forgets about those silly dreams. Thankfully for me I found that little dream again, she was hovering in the dark corners of my crowded mind. Hoping one day I would save her and bring her into the sunshine.

The signs were always there but I did not listen to my creative self.

Lucky the skill of observation brought me back home.

The child long ago collected moments. She tossed them around in her sweet little head. 

A daddy-long-legs spinning its web in the corner of a room. Watching in awe I wondered if the spider ever talked to its lunch? I almost felt sorry for the fly. In the garden I played in mud puddles, floating leaves like boats across a pond. Many times I saved a drowning ant or bee and all was right in my world.

Get the picture? Yep I am a daydreamer. If I’m staring in your direction I am usually imagining your story, or a magical one in its place.

I guess you know already (if you have seen any of my art) I am most passionate about nature. Visually, I am stunned by it every day. Physically I am still a bit of a weakling when I meet snakes and venomous spiders. But we all have our place in this world. When I moved from the suburbs to the countryside, something magical happened.

One day a friend said to me when we were halfway through a conversation…β€œKath, you really notice the little things don’t you?”

I did not answer at first, I was somewhere else, high above in the clouds, following a beautiful sea eagle and wondering how I could get a photo to sketch it.

It was a little later when thinking of this conversation, I realised I must share my passion for the minuscule moments. My blog space was born. Along the way I have learned to share my art and dreams too.

When I first met my husband we would go on long bush walks. The reason I fell in love with him was his passion for nature.

He would point out the flowers and name them. He reminded me often how good the birds and bees were for the garden, he does this with our children now. My man has an uncanny skill of capturing the minuscule moments with his camera. His photography inspires me to sketch.

What magic happens when we connect with like-minded souls and from my passion for nature, came my art.

We all need to find those kinds of people. The ones who inspire our dreams and help us to see that there is only now to start creating. Forcing us to step into the light and design the thing we dream most of.

If it wasn’t for the amazing community here, my husband and families support, I would never have shared my art. Now that I have shared, I am ready to learn more and take on my next challenge (picture books).

Life is too short. I hope you are building on those dreams, connecting with the people who inspire you and yes, creating the life that you wish for.

As Britt states, it is a privilege to be alive.

Live life with joy in your heart and always celebrate the minuscule moments of sunlight gifted to you. Shine on.

kath unsworth bee sketch

Bee Sketch by Kath

 

37 thoughts on “The Life Enthusiast Chronicles with Kath

  1. danniehill says:

    Kath’s post has put me in a good mood. More people should take the time to watch the natural world around us and a few should daydream about the lives of the things we see. Beautiful painting of the bee. Once I was an apiarists and would sit for hours watching and wondering about what they must be saying.

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    I always admire people who ‘notice the little things.’ I can get so caught up in life that they often pass me by. It’s reminders like this they make me remember to slow down and start looking. πŸ™‚

    • Minuscule Moments says:

      Carrie, life rolls through so fast that sometimes we need to stop and do absolutely nothing. When people ask us what we have been up to, how often do we reply with the words nothing at all? Thanks for commenting appreciate you taking the time to read it. Kath.

  3. Sara says:

    What an uplifting piece. I’m always happy for you and your husband when I hear how you inspire each other. What a magical coupling! Thanks once again for sharing your beautiful words and lovely artwork.

  4. Jennifer's Journal says:

    You never cease to inspire me, Kath. Your writing, your art, your entire way of being in this world has made me reexamine my own life and to reaffirm that what I pursue are worthy goals.
    Remembering what I loved as a child, just as you did, has put me on the right path for my own happiness. For that, I thank the universe for letting me get to know you.
    Jennifer xo

  5. Letizia says:

    I always love Kath’s ways with words. As delicate and lovely as her drawings. One phrase that stood out to me here was: “the skill of observation brought me back home.” Taking the time to observe is something both Kath and Britt remind me to do in their blogs, and it’s one of the (many) reasons I enjoy their blogs so much.

  6. Yolanda M. says:

    Saving a drowning bee reminded me of how I used to do that all the time as a child. Once I even saved a random hen from drowning in our pool (long story that one). You are an inspiration Kath πŸ™‚

    • Minuscule Moments says:

      Jill it is also the fact I write with my readers in mind, most of them have an appreciation of the little things in life, as do you. Thanks for stopping by, you are an amazing supporter of so many blogs I read, I don’t know how you do it?

  7. Sheila says:

    I love seeing my favorite people together with posts like this one. It’s true that all we need for happiness is to look around and appreciate all the intricacies of nature. Thank you both for that kind of positive energy. I’m so happy to hear your art is getting the recognition it deserves.

  8. earthriderjudyberman says:

    Wonderful insight into an artist/blogger that I admire. We do have to notice and savor those little moments. When we do, as Kath does, they might lead us to greater moments that we will enjoy even more. Keep up the good work, Kath.

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