Katharine Watson

Katharine Watson. Based in Portland, ME, US.

  • 90 awards won
  • 182 comments made
  • 1998 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 3
  • editor pick 87

About Katharine Watson

I work primarily with linocuts, but also love to paint and sketch my designs. Most days you'll find me working away in my studio in Portland, Maine, or eating dim sum and planning my next big trip.

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Phrosne Ras on Nov 14 2016
Phrosne Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
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stoked by your comment, thanks so much Katharine! Your entries are truly amazing, well done. look fwd to seeing them in the announcements :)

AK Graphics on Oct 28 2016
AK Graphics
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Wow wow wow!! SO many gorgeous entries! You have amazing talent, love looking through your wedding invitations. Nice work!!

Shannon on Sep 24 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
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Hello Katharine …I noticed I was "liking" way too many of your designs to not drop by and leave a note saying WOW!! you have such a talent :) Congrats on all your selections in the Christmas category, and I suspect you'll keep seeing your creations in the winners list!!

Olivia Raufman on Jul 11 2016
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
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Hi to you too! Hope the house renovation is coming along :)

Sadie Holden on Jun 22 2016
Sadie Holden
  • Minted Nov 12, 2009
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Hi Katharine! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my painting! I appreciate it so much! I love your gorgeous work! :)

Debb W on May 05 2016
Debb W
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Hi Katharine, What a body of work!! I was scrolling through and realized I somehow missed seeing some of your remarkable submissions. I see them now, thank goodness! : )

Alethea and Ruth on Apr 25 2016
Alethea and Ruth
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totally seconding Laura's comment!! really enjoyed looking through your entries ;-)

Laura Hankins on Apr 21 2016
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
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Just popping in to tell you how much I'm loving your holiday entries- they're still very much your style but I love the experimenting you're doing, lots of new looks and layouts and even color palettes and they're all really working! Bravo :)

Debb W on Mar 28 2016
Debb W
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Hi Katherine, I've made the same note on 2 of your designs and figured I may as well put it here! I've loved your intricate designs for years, and am inspired to see you venture out! It looks like your are having fun! Good luck!

Fig and Cotton on Jan 20 2016
Fig and Cotton
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Stunning wedding picks! Yay!

Amy Payne on Jan 06 2016
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
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Thanks for your kind comments on my Geometrically Sweet design! I wanted to make a bold stand out design so I'm glad it was for you. I had fun painting it at least!

Ana Sharpe on Oct 30 2015
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
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Hi Katharine, thank you for your super helpful comment on my "Constellation" design. I just opened a poll for fonts. I'm a big fan of your work. It's simply amazing!

Nazia Hyder on Aug 28 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thank you so much for lovely words Katharine. You know after I submitted the design,I felt may be it would look good on cream but haven't gotten the time to sit down with the changes,but surely will make the changes. You are always so clever with your suggestions & feedback,thank you once again! :)As always, I love your work!

Wildfield Paper Co. on Jun 12 2015
Wildfield Paper Co.
  • Minted Jan 4, 2013
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Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I LOVE all your entires! ALL the time! I have loved your work for so long...I actually got my BFA in printmaking so I have an extra sweet spot for block printing and I love your style!

Jan Shepherd on Jun 10 2015
Jan Shepherd
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Thanks for your comment just now - I'm a big fan of your work!

Susan Moyal on May 30 2015
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
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Hi Katharine thank you very much for the nice comment!! Wow you work is beautiful! I love your intricate patterns!

Nazia Hyder on Mar 22 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou Katharine for guiding me on my Londoner design, your suggestion really made a difference :)

Katherine Moynagh on Mar 11 2015
Katherine Moynagh
  • Minted Feb 21, 2011
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Thanks so much for your kind comment. Somehow I missed it and didn't see it until today, but just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate it!

Carolyn Nicks on Mar 02 2015
Carolyn Nicks
  • Minted Nov 18, 2014
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wish there was an edit button ;) your feedback*

Carolyn Nicks on Mar 02 2015
Carolyn Nicks
  • Minted Nov 18, 2014
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Thanks so much for you feedback - that was so nice of you!

Kelly Place on Mar 01 2015
Kelly Place
  • Minted Aug 26, 2014
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thank you so much for your critique! i think you're right & i'm going to put some time in simplifying things today. :) Also, beautiful shop!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 27 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Hi, I just dropped by to say that I love your entries in the Birthday Challenge,they're so so pretty & elegant. Your work is so pretty & I love how you marry the technique of block prints in a more fresh/modern palette :)

Carolyn Nicks on Nov 30 2014
Carolyn Nicks
  • Minted Nov 18, 2014
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Hi! Thank you so much for your comments, they are helpful and I REALLY appreciate it :) Your designs are incredible!!

Sam Dubeau on Oct 05 2014
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
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Love your floral/plant work! I'm not great with floral designs and usually not a huge fan, but yours are fantastic. So nice to see.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Mar 28 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Congrats on making the CMYK Program!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Oct 11 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Congrats on the Editor's Pick Katharine!

Susan Brown on Sep 22 2013
Susan Brown
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Hi Katherine, I was giggling over that design when I got your great suggestions. I was thinking of naming it "Life Support" as I have tried a million things with it. I can't make the flowers any sharper but added a little texture and background to give all of it a smudgier look. Please take a look when you have a minute and if you have any more comments I'd value them. Thanks

Monica Schafer on Feb 08 2013
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
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Congrats on the grant win Katharine! Your work is stunning. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 08 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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I just saw that you won one of the Minted grants - HUGE CONGRATS, Katharine! I LOVE your work - so beautiful.

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Nov 25 2012
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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Katharine, came across your work in the "I Love Stationery" book. So very gorgeous!

Jennifer Wick on Oct 06 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Katherine, I just wanted to say I adore your block prints and overall style! I saw a striking yellow block print design on Pinterest and knew right away that it was your work ; ) Best of luck in the wedding challenge : )

Monica Schafer on Jul 16 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hey Katharine, Just wanted to say I saw some of your cards at Paper Source today and they are beautiful!! :)

Susan Asbill on Jun 12 2012
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
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Your 'painted triangles' is beautiful, but the uploaded jpeg is appearing really small. I don't want it to sway the voting... maybe you can save it larger?

Sydney Newsom on Oct 04 2011
Sydney Newsom
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
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Naturally, I had to have a look after reading the comment below. Your work is gorgeous and your website is absolute perfection! So glad you found your way into the community. I can't wait to see more of your bold block print designs in the current wedding challenge!

Guess What Design Studio on Sep 06 2011
Guess What Design Studio
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Hi Katharine! Just wanted to tell you I took a peak at your website and your block printing artwork is gorgeous! Can't wait to see more of it here on MInted - best of luck! :)