What is it like to meet Kathryn Antyr?
We first came in contact online when I posted on Kathryn’s True North Arts site. I loved how she had such a positive outlook on life and how she expresses these views through Art. I had an immediate attraction to her playful style of photography, the way she wrote and her inspirational tone. I achieved a liking for her photography and writing, seeing I am also interested in these areas of artistic expression. I also found great pleasure in her Journal of the Heart, where others can find themselves by placing their thoughts down on paper. This has been a solid building block for my creativity and growth.
We continued to post realizing we had online blogs to share. This soon led to many posts back and forth between the two of us. After a few months of interacting we decided to meet at a restaurant between our two homes.
I have to be honest, I was a bit apprehensive to meet face to face. This was my first encounter meeting someone online and then meeting them in person. Perhaps I have watched too many Primetime Mystery stories, but I think these are the encounters that we have been warned about.
As I sat anxiously awaiting Kathryn’s arrival, many questions arose in my head: Will she be easy to talk to? Will we be able to relate to each other? Will we think the same? Will we have many things in common? Shortly after these thoughts, the conversation my husband and I had came into play, “Kristine, She could be a stalker.” When Kathryn arrived the first words out of her mouth were, “I am not a stalker” not even knowing that we had this conversation prior to meeting. It seems this broke the ice for us, and that opened doors to great conversations throughout the evening.
The answer to all these questions was an astounding “YES”. If you picture the comfort you feel when you meet with an old friend, and you pick up right where you left off during you last get-together - That feeling of never missing a beat – This is what it is like to meet Kathryn Antyr.
She gives so much of herself and glows while doing so. During our dinner we spoke of many topics that both could relate to. We spoke of family, art, travel, photography and writing. It seemed we connected on every level. I was curious to know her path to success. She gracefully told me where she started and where she was headed. I was in awe of her aggressiveness to succeed.
It was a true Heart & Soul connection ... I am proud to call her my friend.
You can view Kathryn's work at www.collagediva.com & www.truenortharts.com