Meet the dreamy, beautiful, edgy work of Dreama Johnson Kattenbraker. I met Dreama back in '97 or '99 at the Naperville Riverwalk where I fell in love with a woman's ceramic head that she had made. I wanted it so much, but it was out of my budget. I have utterly regretted not getting that piece of artwork to this day!! (There's a lesson here of course--if you ever love a piece of art, no matter what--get it! It's one of those things that beautifies your life and soul for the remainder of your days on earth!)
Years later I asked Dreama if she still had it, but it had been broken in an accident. Sob! If only I had sent her bi-weekly checks for $20 for awhile!
It was a little like this piece...hmm, a little bit:
Anyway, Dreama, like her art is beautiful, intelligent, complex, creative, and a staunch animal lover. The next time I ran into her she was showing her art at the Peoria Art Fair (you may not know it, but the shows I listed are some of the highest-rated fairs in the country-that's how good she is.)
Earlier that day I had just rescued a cat, and as we talked about our day, I mentioned it to Dreama. What does she do, but sell me 2 beautiful goblets for a hugely discounted price for the good deed! I have never forgotten her kindness. I wanted to post the two goblets here, but I have them at my mom's house where we used them as guests at a tea party. I'll update this post as soon as I get a snap of them.) Here's a sample of her work:
Here's another favorite of mine--so, so beautiful!
Her son, Scott Kattenbraker, is also an artist, as is her daughter-in-law, Lisa Telling Kattenbraker. It's a family affair!! Which....makes me think of this:
Sly and the Family Stone - "Family Affair"