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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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(traditional tins from chinese new year cookies) Today is Ren Ri or Yan-Yat (Birthday of Man or Every-man's Birthday) and everyone is said to grow a year older. According to Chinese legend, the Goddess Nuwa created chickens on the first day, dogs on the second day, sheep on the third... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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Did you know that Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days? Chinese New Year is a time to honor family and friends, and to enjoy traditions. There are so many traditions and meanings that I could not begin to list all of them, so I picked a few that I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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February 19, 2015 Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái I was sorting photos and came across this one of me with two goats in Nepal. I had to use it for my New Year's greeting. We both even have on our red scarves! May 2015 bring you good health and prosperity! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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fabric swatches from the vietnamese hill tribes kim's textures - a dash of edith and a dash of xanthe. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái “wishing you a prosperous new year” Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the longest and most important festival in Chinese culture. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar, and is a time for family reunions and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Liberate your Art - Postcard swap! I love swaps - especially when they are quick and easy ones, like the international postcard swap called "Liberate Your Art" by Kat over at Kat eye studio. A little about why Kat started this swap: to encourage artists to learn how to reproduce... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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I was shopping in Chinatown the other day where a little teashop was selling mismatched teapot lids. I stopped to look and thought who would buy this? Then it hit me - what a great collage they would make. I bought 11 of them @ 1.00 each (.74 cents usd).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Sharing a splash of color today! Oh how I love the hill tribe fabrics of Vietnam. I am sorting my photos from my trip to Sapa, Vietnam in October and I had to share a few.... Sapa is a beautiful, mountainous town in northern Vietnam along the border with China.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Truly Paradise! Wait til you see the blog!! This is the view looking out of my window! Below is a view of the island we are on... at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort. Life is VERY GOOD! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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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 Jan 22, 2015 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 Jan 22, 2015 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 Jan 20, 2015 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