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Cathy
Singapore
Interests: I am a trailing spouse enjoying my life in Singapore. I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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Meet Smudge... Smudge was born to a feral mother. My cousin adopted him when he was 6 weeks old (he is now two and a half). He moved into a single family home with a family of two teen boys, two cats, and a big dog. He was very loved.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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We had a wonderful year of travel. We took 21 trips, visiting 12 different countries. We added three new countries to our list; Philippines, Australia, and Timor Leste bringing the total country count to 53 for me and 54 for D. This is my year to sneak off and visit... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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I found these two cups sitting just like this on a table at the Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln in Singapore. So perfect. Kim would have loved them : ) Textured with kim's textures: carol and marabella. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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A visit to the Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln in Singapore Dragon kilns are brick-built kilns shaped like a dragon. What makes them unique is they are heated by wood and fire, where modern kilns primarily use electricity. Created and first used in China, they date back 3000 years. Early Chinese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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This little message was on my soup bread bowl in a restaurant in the Philippines. I thought it was a great message and a fun idea for a table setting. What are you sharing today? Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Vigan, Philippines UNESCO World Heritage Site Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. It was truly charming. Altered and adjusted, and textured with Kim's 312 plus my own found in Vigan. What did you create today? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Baguio, Philippines "City of Pines" Okay, for those of you experiencing snow this week - the colors of spring are not coming into focus! A charming area, Baguio City is located 155 miles north of Manila. High in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges (5,000 feet above sea level), it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Cai Be, Vietnam On the Mekong Delta Sunrise from our window So quiet and peaceful. Wandering around southern Vietnam until the new year - life is good! Hope your Holidays were special - here's to 2015!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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It is always a thrill to be published in the fabulous mixed media magazine Somerset Studio! It was like a little Christmas present to me. My Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio magazine FINALLY arrived yesterday. I was very anxious to receive it as I have an article published on "the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Saint Augustine Church Located in in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines Complete in 1710 304 years old Roman Catholic a UNESCO World Heritage Site out in the middle of nowhere gorgeous day - gorgeous church A side window. Textured with Kim's "villa" texture. What are you sharing today? Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Tis the season. Fake snow in the Philippines. Every night at 5:00, snow falls from the roof of our hotel. I'll take what I can get : ) Textured with "look up". Sharing with my friends over at Kim's. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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A brisk morning for this part of the world.... Baguio City "the city of pines" is 5,050 feet above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon, Philippines. Due to the location, it has a cool climate all year round. Why did we pick Baguio to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I am in love with my little snowmen. Aren't they adorable? I bought them at Chick's Picks, a FABULOUS pop up boutique store in Northern Virginia (she is on-line too). Hillary, the owner of Chick's Picks, supports local artists by selling their creations at her home shows. She is super... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you good times and good food with family and friends... I will be enjoying an all American Thanksgiving in the USA! The only thing missing is D - he is in Hong Kong... probably no turkey for him! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Sapa Vietnam - Bac Ha Market October 2014 The Sunday Bac Ha Market isn't really for tourists. The Flower H'mong tribe sells live animals, food, and handicrafts. Wonderful for photography. I haven't had much time to play with PS lately. I miss it. Lots of traveling to exotic places. So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I was memorized by the bees I saw at the resort where we stayed in Bandung (click here to visit our travel blog thextrasuitcase.com to see this beautiful town in Indonesia). After hours of research I decided it is a Xylocopa caerulea or carpenter bee. There is not much information... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I am so proud of my friend Helena. When we met in 2012, she was just starting to write. Just two years later, she has a short story in a published book! The crazy thing is that when we planned our girls trip to Bali, it turned out to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Last week I had breakfast on the beach of Temor Leste. This week I am on the other side of the world. In virginia, enjoying an autumn breakfast of pumpkin bread and pumpkin coffee - yummy... Sharing with my friends over at Texture Tuesday. Stop by Kim's to see many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Wait til you see this one! My long time blog-buddy Kathy, over at Kluless, created this personalized vintage journal book as her swap - it is absolutely beautiful! And I know it took her hours to create - I feel very special that she gave it to me! Each page... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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A few months ago I participated in an art blog swap called "pay it forward" with several of my blog buddies. Last week a package arrived in the mail wrapped in a colorful batik cloth. It was from Earl over at Earl K Designs2 whom many of you know from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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life is very good - relaxing in Timor Leste fresh mueslix with homemade yogurt and bananas and a fresh fruit plate for breakfast... on the beach. coffee and a muffin too.... the chefs... the view... with hundreds of sands crabs, busy at their daily chore ... of digging up sand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Timor Leste, a new country for us. Really, a new country to the world. The nation declared independence from Portugal on November 28, 1975 and became a country May 20, 2002. It is only 12 years old. Timor-Leste (the Portuguese name for East Timor) shares the island of Timor with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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beads from bali, a silver buddha head, and a red buddha necklace... they make me happy sharing over at friday finds with kim and friends. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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just returned from a four-day "girls" trip to bali words cannot describe.... still on my bali-buddha high I used Kim's new texture Monday, along with Magic. Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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an old scale in chinatown, bangkok in an old shop with an old man Sharing over at Kim's Texture Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée