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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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I am going to admit it.... today is my BIG B-day. Yep, turning 50. Yee Gads. My best bud & cousin Maria (who is coming to see me in January!) sent me a box full of presents - 50 to be exact!! I followed her directions - present #1 was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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Durian - King of all fruit I wrote an article for our embassy newsletter after a group of us went out for durian last weekend -it is my Friday Find... Durian - Have you tasted it yet? If not, this is the time of year to give it a try.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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Borobudur Temple Visit our travel blog, www.thextrasuitcase.com, for the full post on this magnificent site. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I was searching for an image the other day and came across this photo I took at a flea market in France... a favorite. It brings back sweet memories of living in Europe. I altered it a bit and am sharing my TT friends. What are you texturizing this week? Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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To order coffee (kopi) in Singapore, you have to speak Singlish. Not recognized as a formal language, Singlish is a blend of English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil (Indian). It is full of grammatical errors and sounds like "broken English" or "bad English". In an attempt to stop its usage, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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We are published in the local Singapore Expat Magazine! It is a monthly publication, but once a year they publish a special Travel Guide for the Asia region & Beyond. They selected three of my posts. The editors did a few photos from each trip, along with text. The first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Borobudur Temple Central Java, Indonesia Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was created in the 9th-century - which makes it 1200 years old. This is hard to image when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
wow - this is an amazing piece. in love with your stencils - just ordered several - me and the Tuesday art gals...we live in Singapore and can't get them here. We each buy different ones and share....FUN!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on Embroidery Update at Balzer Designs
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Vintage style. I haven't made any in a long time. So relaxing. Vintage post cards & images, buttons, beads, ribbon, rubber stamps, and various ephemera. I should be set on cards for a year or two or three Slightly different style: Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Batik caps (pronounced chop) are used for stamping images on fabric. They are made of copper. Caps were created in the mid 1800's to speed up the printing process that was being done by hand with tjanting tools. I've read about this technique and own a chop, but had never... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Chiang Mai,Thailand May 2014 To see the entire post, visit our travel blog - TheXtraSuitcase. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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It was fun showing Tammy Singapore. It makes me realize I show so many other countries and so little of my own adopted home. To see the full post about Singapore - visit our travel blog www.thextrasuitcase.com. The full moon was beautiful! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I went to a tea appreciation seminar and lunch at Yixing Xuan Teahouse in Singapore's Chinatown. Chinese legend tells us that Emperor Shen Nong first discovered tea in 2737 B.C. His servants were boiling water to purify it when leaves from the tea bushes fell into the water. Did you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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At our hotel in Chaing Mai, Thailand I have to share the original photo as his natural color was magnificent! Thai name: Ging-ga Hua Si Fa or Ging-ga Suan English name: Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard (aka “Blue-crested Lizard” or “IndoChinese Tree Agama”) Scientific name: Calotes mystaceus Description: Has rough body scales... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
such a pretty tag - I love the background colors and design.
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"Ladydog" in Chiang Mai Thailand "Ladyboy" is a slang term specific to ethnically Asian transsexuals. Often considered a third sex, you can see them all over thailand, especially in Bangkok. Many are absolutely beautiful and are hard to tell they are men. I have declared this guy to be a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I just did! Visit my travel blog, TheXtraSuitcase to read the full story and of course you will see lots of photos! Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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The Ganesha The elephant. He is one of the most popular Hindu Deities (Gods). Found predominantly in India and Nepal. Widely revered as the remover of evil and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. I bought one in Nepal and have him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I am playing along with Seth over at the Altered Page for his 6th annual Buried Treasure blog hop. It's simple to play - you just post an "oldie but goodie" from your own blog. I dug deep and decided to share the post of the last Paris Flea Market... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Can you guess where I am this week? It is hard to photograph through windows and I usually do not like the reflections, especially when it is of me taking the photo. But I thought this one actually worked when I added Kim's texture "look up" (with PSE color dodge).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I'm playing - will you join me? As posted on The Altered Page with Seth Apter, a super creative guy: "So many blogs...so little time. With so many wonderful art blogs to follow, it is difficult to always find the time to keep up with every new post. Buried Treasure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I have a serious problem - I can't stop collecting! And I keep telling myself it is okay because when I move back to the states, I will not be able to find these cool things. So here goes... my latest batch of treasures from Bali, Bangkok and Chaing Mai.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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a penjor Bali is all about nature. So many photos I could have selected for the TT theme this week. I opted to share about the penjor = a tall, curved pole used for important ceremonies in Bali, especially temple celebrations. The top photo was altered with Kim's textures 603... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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In April, I shared an art swap I was participating in (and invited you to play along) called "pay it forward." My first swap arrived from the very talented Amy @ Four Corners Design. Oh am I the lucky one! Amy's collages are fabulous and I am in awe at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée