I am a project girl.

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

I am a project girl.

I am a project girl.  I like a goal, a challenge, a list to cross off.  I have a lot of energy and need something to keep me focused. 

A few years ago I endeavored to be selected for the Master Chef tv show.  I have tried out 3 times.  After my second try with no success- I decided to take the Master Chef cookbook and and bake or cook every recipe in it.  That was going to be my hook!  I made it through the entire cookbook-- over 100 recipes, posted and documented on facebook and Instagram.  I made many things that I never would have attempted and it was a fun learning experience, but I still didn't make it on the show.  For me- the process and the feeling of accomplishment was the important part. 

When I was in school the teachers would offer extra credit for students to catch up, raise their grade, go from a C+ to a B.  I was the first one to dive in to complete the project, not just complete it, but smash it.  I would do so much my class average would be beyond 100%... the extra credit offerings were clearly not for me.  But I couldn't wait to take them on.

This summer I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and have been undergoing biopsies and tests for the last several months.  I needed a project to keep me sane and creative... so I turned to my art.  

In July I found a challenge on the TheyDraw.com website with summer food as the subject.  Here is a collage of those drawings!

kschowe food art july 2022

In August I I did a painting a day using the prompts I found at Doodlewash.com.  #doodlewashaugust2022.  They were random summer subjects and I followed a circular theme.  I posted them above.  My favorite was the prompt for Courage. kschowe artwork courage

This month I have chosen a fun challenge on Instagram called #Cattember,#Cattember with prompts by @beverlylove. Yes, just what you thought... a CAT prompt a day all month.  Here is one of my first posts for Siamese, my cat Tonto! 


kschowe artwork Tonto cattember

You can follow along with all the cats on Facebook or Instagram!  Next month I'm thinking of doing #Birdtober!  Any of my fellow artists out there... please join in and let me know if you do.  I will keep you posted!  


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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (9)

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am sorry to hear about the breast cancer diagnosis and all the testing but happy you are a creative project-lover. I love all your drawings but have to say the pizza one made me hungry. :-)

Sep 05, 2022 12:36 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you Kat!  I really liked the food drawing challenge.  I have written 2 cookbooks and may do another.  Any food drawing practice I get is helpful! :-)  K

Sep 05, 2022 01:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - your creativity, determination as well as willingness to step up to the plate and hit it out of the park proves your unique way to overcome obstacles.  

Sep 05, 2022 02:09 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks so much Michael Jacobs   Good to hear from you!

Sep 05, 2022 02:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathy Schowe ,

Love your post..you are so creative! I follow you on Instagram and love all your projects. I know you have this breast cancer diagnosis but even so I sent prayers every day! So glad to see you posting here again. Love..love your prompt for courage.

Sep 05, 2022 03:53 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You are definitely creative and an overachiever, and with that attitude you'll have no problem beating breast cancer and anything else that gets in your way!

Sep 05, 2022 04:20 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Kathy Schowe My fervent hope for your recovery, and my amazed awe at your talent - your Siamese drawing in particular is breathtaking. Word of honor, I wouldn't be surprised at all if I ever learned you'd taken up professional pet portraiture. Lauren

Sep 05, 2022 04:32 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you so much Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO ... I do commissioned pet portrait projects... but it sure doesn't pay the bills!  :-)

Sep 08, 2022 02:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Amazing Kathy!  I too follow you on Instagram and am very happy to see you back here. I really admire how you work on projects!  You are in my nightly prayers. 

Sep 05, 2022 04:43 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you Kathy!  xo  K

Sep 08, 2022 02:35 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Sep 05, 2022 04:44 PM
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Kathy, your drawings are absolutely stunning!! The Siamese cat looks like it's going to come out of the computer at me!

That being said, I am so encouraged by your resilience and determination and eagerly await hearing that you smashed that breast cancer diagnosis in the face! Wishing you all the best!

Sep 05, 2022 05:39 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you so much Emcee M. Arah ... I appreciate your encouragement!  Following you right back too!  Kathy

Sep 08, 2022 02:36 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Good morning my friend! I am playing a little catchup on your blog so I plan to innudate your blogs! Somewhat because I love your content, somewhat because I love your style, somewhat because I support your breast cancer resiliency, but mostly because I love you!  You girl are one in a million, and even though we only know each other through apps and portals, I feel that I know your heart by what you say and how you live.  I am proud of you. I respect you. I value you. 

Nov 16, 2022 05:22 AM
Kathy Schowe

Cathy Criado ... I can't believe I haven't seen this comment until now.  You posted that comment just a few days after my first surgery.  Thank you for all of your love and support.  And we WILL meet in person one day-- I just know it! xo  K

Sep 03, 2023 03:44 PM